Archive for the ‘humor’ Category

Tee hee.

Found this here. Ordered the book–it looks more entertaining than the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which I’ve dipped into recently.

I’m working on a post about the recent decision by the CA State Board of Education’s decision to require ALL 8th graders to take Algebra I starting in three years*. It’s clearly going to take awhile–I have too much to say, which is making it hard to get started. And I don’t just want to rant, tempting though that is. So I figure if I publicly commit myself to doing it, it’s more likely to get done.

*Actually, the decision only mandates that they all be tested in Alg I, but given NCLB and the consequences thereof, that’s a distinction without a practical difference.

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Captioned photos

Probably I’ve been walking around in the trees too long, but I often see figures in them. I think these photos, with their captions, are funny (except for one, which I just think is cool). Most people seem to only smile politely when I show these to them, which makes me suspect that to most people the attempt at humor appears pretty lame. But I like them, and what’s a blog for if not to endulge one’s own sensibilities? (more…)

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And God said. . .

I’m busy desperately trying to get all my grading done–grades are due Jan 2– so just a quick post to tide me over. This one is another oldie but goodie, and as a dog and cat person I just love it.


A newly discovered chapter in the Book of Genesis has provided the answer to “Where do pets come from?”

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How to give a cat a pill

This is an oldie but a goodie. The first time I saw this, I was in my office, and nearly fell off my chair laughing–gave me a bit of a reputation. (It helps to appreciate it if you’ve owned a cat. . . )

1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

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To lighten the mood

I decided my posts are a bit overweighted to the serious side of me. The following was sent to me recently by a colleague, and it gave me a laugh, so thought I’d pass it along.

How to Keep Your Sanity

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.

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