Tag: Humour


Paradoxes paradoctored

The Allegory of the Trolley Problem Paradox.

The Allegory of the Trolley Problem Paradox

Reading the MeFi article where I saw that link mostly makes me want to rewatch The Good Place all over again. I miss Chidi so much.

[Via a car full of lions, posting to MetaFilter]

, 3 August 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: .

Leadership stakes

Marina Hyde: The good news: Johnson’s on the way out. The bad news: look who’s on the way in

“Suella Braverman: Literally might as well run for leadership of Starfleet. Or Mensa.”

Harsh, but fair.

, 9 July 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: , , .

The Dalek Invasion of Westminster

Hard to disagree:

, 7 July 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: , , .

Just watch

Follow the link and watch the .GIFs.

The pumpkin toadlet, which is a frog but not a toad, is so terrible at landing its jumps that its sheer incompetence has become a subject of scientific inquiry.

Very possibly the best thing on the internet today, by any reasonable standard.

[Via MetaFilter]

, 26 June 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: .

Keming

David Friedman has had enough:

A few weeks ago, on April 14th, the theme of the New York Times crossword puzzle was “keming.” I think it’s time we talk seriously about elevating that word from internet joke and finally adding it to the dictionary. To that end, I’ve started a petition imploring Merriam-Webster to add “keming” to their dictionary, and you should sign to show your support for this important issue.

A fair point.

[Via Pixel Envy]

, 29 May 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: , .

Shut up and take my money!

Obsidian OUCH:

A third brain,
for you, for now.

Obsidian Ultra Cloud Host (OUCH) is a brand new PKM platform by Obsidian. It’s like Obsidian and Obsidian had a baby, in the Cloud™.

(Note the publication date…)

I’d really like to be a web client so. I could view and edit my Obsidian vault’s content from my (thoroughly locked down) work laptop, so this had me going. This was the bit that tipped me off:

We all need some downtime to unplug from work, but we can never find the right time for it.

Don’t worry, our server randomly goes down for a couple of hours from time to time, so you can stay away from knowledge management and recharge your sanity.

, 30 April 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: .

Mean?

It would be a crime for me to post a mere excerpt from Damon Young’s A letter to that man who emailed to correct my grammar.

Just go and read the whole thing, either at the Washington Post or via Archive.ph.

Very nicely done.

(Not mean. Just accurate.)

[Via MetaFilter]

, 27 April 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: , .

Levelling-up

Spotted in the Guardian‘s letters, a reader gives the government credit where it’s due:

I am pleased to say I have spotted the first concrete evidence of the government putting its levelling-up agenda into action. While viewing information on my NHS app, I found the guide to foreign travel under Covid regulations, with the following very useful guidance: “Find out what you need to do … to take your pet dog, cat or ferret.”

The inclusion of ferrets in this list really does show that the government takes the interests of northerners into account in its policies, don’t you think? Unfortunately, there is no mention of what to do if you want to travel with your ferret down your trousers or up your jumper – but it’s early days, so no doubt they will learn the finer points of ferret-keeping as we go along.
Philip Robins
Addingham, West Yorkshire

Boris Johnson will probably delegate the travel-with-a-ferret-down-your-trousers demonstration to Michael Gove.

, 17 April 2022. Category: Uncategorized. Tagged: , , .

Some people

Let’s see how long it takes for Amazon Go-style technologies to spread to other retailers. How long will it take for the rest of us to learn from the attitudes of … some people.

(Normally my reaction would be that it’ll be a long time before such technologies get deployed anywhere I regularly shop, but given how keen local branches of supermarket chains have been to radically reduce the numbers of staff deployed on tills during opening hours I’ve a feeling I’ll be encountering this technology sooner than I imagine.)

[Via Memex 1.1]

Hallelujah

Courtesy of xkcd: Hallelujah.

xkcd: Chorded Keyboard

Nice to see the classics still getting some respect.1


  1. When you get there, be sure to read the alt text on this one. 
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