Archive for the ‘random humor’ category

Today In Unsolicited E-Mails

May 26, 2016

I get mail.  This one came today, unsought, unanticipated, and unctuous, from some placement/staffing guy who clearly understands the extensive personnel needs of a writing teacher and sometime scribe:

I am representing the below talented professionals passively seeking their next permanent position.

“Passively seeking…”

A Maid Asleep *oil on canvas *87.6 x 76.5 cm *signed c.l.: I·VMeer·

I’m so using that one as soon and as often as I can.  “I’m passively seeking my Nobel Prize in procrastination…”

(Actually, it made me think of Zombie Eyed Granny Starver Paul Ryan’s non-candidacy for president this year, but that’s another story.)

Consider this a safe-zone thread, with nothing to do with anyone whose initials are DT, BS or HC.  Just take this as a glimpse of the more comfy* domestic absurdities that attend us every day.

*My fingers sped past my brain in my first attempt at that word:  confit.  Almost left it that way — I like the idea of confit absurdities.

Image:  Johannes Vermeer, A Maid Asleep c. 1656-1657

 

 

‘Cause We All Need A #GOP Respite…

March 8, 2016

This is how you deliver an admission letters:
 

What makes this even sweeter, from my point of view, is that the video was made by a current student and alum in my department.

Take this as an opportunity to ponder anything but Trump (and the rest of those luzers).

Because I Love My Son, And You

October 29, 2015

The sprout asked me to post this:

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I think I’m raising my boy right, don’t you?

Ceci N’est Pas Un Chien

February 15, 2015

I simply love this:

Dog lower third

Nothing like Auntie Beeb making sure we have all the news we can use.

I do not love this:

2-15-snow view

For comparison sake, here’s Tuesday’s shot (posted yesterday):

Big snow backyars

This is getting ridiculous.  I’ve spent the morning looking at stuff like this, just to remind me that the at least an idea of beach exists:

Bird crop

 

Yup.  I’m reduced to wader-porn. (That was taken at Reid State Park on Georgetown Island in Maine, for those that hang in that part of the world.)

Oh Dear FSM Make It Stop, redux.

A Sunday Nerd Humor Break

January 18, 2015

Via the indomitable xkcd: Have to admit that it was…

beat…

beat…

beat…

before I snorted.

Damn that Heisenberg fella, always dodging about.

Got any good nerd/science jokes in your repertory? Put it in the comments, please.

Lysistrata Was A Documentary…

September 25, 2014

…Or so it could be, in John Scalzi’s retelling.  [h/t PZ Myers]

I want to drink in that bar.

Barking_Up_the_Wrong_Tree_by_Francis_William_Edmonds_-_BMA

All of which makes this a give Rush Limbaugh a feminazi sad kind of post.

Image: Francis William Edmonds Barking up the Wrong Treebetween 1850 and 1855.

For Your Sunday Amusement

February 9, 2014

Alternative announcements for the London Tube, voiced by the woman who does the real ones.

Luigi_Loir_-_Underground_Railway

My favorite?

Number 6.

Though 10 has its partisans.

Discuss.

Images:  Luigi Loir, Underground Railway, 1899


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