Category Archives: Humor

Things that tickle my funny bone

The American psyche

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” – John Steinbeck photo credit: Lisa Brewster via photopin cc Advertisements

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There are plants and then there are plants…

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t“ – Michael Pollan photo credit: jazzijava via photopin cc

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Stature

“Government didn’t get smaller under the Republicans; it just lost its stature.” – anonymous comment on DailyKos photo credit: sudphoto via photopin cc

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Would you like fries with that?

“The American’s conception of the teacher who faces him is: he sells me his knowledge and his methods for my father’s money, just as the greengrocer sells my mother cabbage.” – Max Weber, “Science as a Vocation (Wissenschaft als Beruf),” … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with Texas

“I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.” – Molly Ivins photo credit: DaveWilsonPhotography via photopin cc

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing, from McSweeney

Colin Nissan offers the following tips on writing.  Go read the explanations.  They are hilarious! WRITE EVERY DAY DON’T PROCRASTINATE FIGHT THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK LEARN FROM THE MASTERS FIND YOUR MUSE HONE YOUR CRAFT ASK FOR FEEDBACK READ, READ, READ … Continue reading

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A fun fact about Python

In the first Mechanical MOOC Python lesson on CodeAcademy, they tell us that “Python is named after Monty Python’s Flying Circus“. And here I thought it was about SNAKES!  What a relief.  😛 photo credit: Adrian Nier via photopin cc

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