Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beware of Pacific Northwest tree octopuses

Jewish date:  30 Shevaṭ 5774 (evening) (Parashath Terumah).

Today’s events:  Inane Answering Machine Day, Escape Day.


I am sad to report that I am sick (upper respiratory infection according to the doctor), and my mind seems affected in now thinking up all sort of bizarre ideas, including fantastic creatures.  This prompts today’s weird thing:  “Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus”.  This is a well-done hoax, with links to other hoaxed animals as well.  Enjoy and share the weirdness.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Beware of joke-telling androids and frozen soap bubbles

Jewish date:  7 Shevaṭ 5774 (evening) (Parashath Beshallaḥ).

Today’s events:  World Asthma Day, Dress Up a Pet Day, Old Rock Day, Distaff Day.


I have way too many links open in Safari, and in the process of reducing them, I am going to post two weird things.

The first weird thing hearkens back to the Star Trek:  The Next Generation episode “The Outrageous Okona”.  In this episode, Data starts to tell Guinan a joke starting with “A monk, a clone, and a Ferengi decide to go bowling together—”, but he never finishes it due to being paged and having to leave.  “Finish Data's Joke” provides a number of suggestions of what the rest of the joke is, some of which are actually funny.  (Now if only someone would give me the start of the joke about the clown and the Ferengi in the gorilla suit…)

If that doesn’t suit your fancy, see “While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather” for pictures of what happens when people blow soap bubbles in some of the crazy winter weather the US has been getting lately.