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2020 jokes

2020 jokes

On twitter, there are many jokes about 2020 Hindsight. @ItsSamG asked, “Wait, has anyone done a 2020 hindsight joke yet?” @GordonGillies replied, “I did tell my niece she wouldn’t need glasses next year because she’ll be seeing 2020, lol. I know, Dad joke.” Dudes, dudes. I was SO there, a long time ago. My reply: […]

Dissent of the Day

Today is the day I’m feeling it. The oppressing heat and humidity and smoky air (kiss all that healthful exercise goodbye)… …the buildup of whatever emotional pressure after I “wasted” all of yesterday worrying and surfing and watching the fires encroach the observatories of Mt. Wilson …and watched the live web-feed of eye-in-the-sky helicopter footage […]

If I could have met with a mentor on a weekly basis…

If I could have met with a mentor on a weekly basis when I was a teenager, I…. I would have gravitated toward art much, much earlier than I did. (My junior high art teacher rocked. Totally. Utterly. Rocked. High school teachers, not so much. About the time I soured on the high school teachers, […]

YouTube videos we talked about at Happy Hour

Of course we mentioned Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talent (here’s another recording from 10 years ago — Cry Me A River)… Belgian train station: Liverpool Train station: I’m sure these were inspired by this Frozen Grand Central scene, by Improv Everywhere: Also by Improv Everywhere: Scenes from a mall And the Best Game Ever. […]

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Das Kapitalizt Snopsen Leichtgläubig Sitz im lieben

Got this anachronistic quote in email from my brother, who works in financial realms. It was forwarded to him from someone else, and he passed it onto me. And so, I pass it onto you (with comments): “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and […]

Have strength, my little cabbage. By the mercy of NKVD Order No. 00447, we have been chosen for Resettlement.  We will show the tin mines of Kolyma the true power of the proletariat

Яolcats is full of win

Яolcats: English translations of Eastern Bloc Lolcats. [via boingBoing]