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Posts Tagged ‘humor’

Just waiting for the bus

Posted by c. wagner on November 13, 2009


If you haven’t seen My Neighbor Totoro, you should.

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Large Hadron Collider having trouble again

Posted by c. wagner on November 12, 2009

Too funny.

The Large Hadron Collider, the giant atom-smasher that’s supposed to destroy the world, was shut down this week after overheating.

The cause?

A bird dropped some baguette onto an exposed heat vent.

Read the story from CNN.

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I’m not sure I’d consider these for reuse.

Posted by c. wagner on November 9, 2009

Yeah. That’s really bread. Carved into shoes. They’re supposedly wearable AND edible. Definitely inside shoes.

Order a pair at Da Da Da Studio.

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Sweet cheese, I love The Onion.

Posted by c. wagner on November 6, 2009

The headline and picture say it all: “New York Marathon Winner Tests Positive For Performance-Enhancing Horse“. The Onion rocks.

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Am I really this suggestible?

Posted by c. wagner on November 5, 2009

The other day, I read this passage from Richard Wiseman’s Quirkology:

Although this contagion usually has limited effects, sometimes it can get out of hand, and an otherwise inexplicable epidemic of laughter can sweep through thousands of people. In January 1962, three teenaged girls attending a missionary-run boarding school in Tanzania started laughing. Their hilarity quickly spread to 95 of the 159 pupils at the school, and by March the school was forced to close. It is reported that the attacks of laughing lasted from minutes to hours, and although debilitating, did not result in any fatalities. The school reopened in May but was again forced to close within weeks when another 60 pupils were struck down with the “laughter plague.” The closure created its own problems: Several of the girls returned to their hometown of Nshamba, promptly causing more than two hundred of the 10,000 residents of the town to descend into uncontrollable giggling. [page 206]

Last night, I had a laughter attack that lasted, on and off, for about an hour. It was bad enough that my girlfriend was worried about me. Was I having a delayed reaction to the story or did it have something to do with my YouTube viewing habits?

[Edited to add: Upon further reflection, the proximal cause was probably¬† watching the very funny Penn and Teller’s Magic and Mystery Tour. Which contains this. And that bears a striking similarity to what I went through last night. Minus the big guy and the canned pears.]

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I can just feel the love.

Posted by c. wagner on November 4, 2009

Truly giggleworthy.

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Some comedy bits stand the test of time.

Posted by c. wagner on November 3, 2009

This cracks me up every time. Pure comedy gold.

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Curiosity is not limited to cats.

Posted by c. wagner on November 3, 2009

This is better than a bigfoot photo any day of the week.

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