I shared this on Facebook earlier, but it was too good to lose. So many things in here sound so familiar….
Posts Tagged ‘humour’
A cartoon strip I follow posted the comic below this morning. It resonated with me as I can recall how all of us used to ask each other how bloody a paper was when it was returned to us from our supervisor.
I like to write, that much has to be fairly obvious. In writing we share our thoughts, our feelings, our views, our slants on the world. We also write to educate and to understand. Some people hate to write. I don’t know if it’s because they can’t find the words to express themselves, or if they are too …
I was in a lingerie store on the weekend, waiting for a dressing room to try on something pretty. The sales girl didn’t have an empty room for me and kept going back to check. On one occasion she came out and shot the other woman a strange look and they had a somewhat hushed exchange.
Eventually a room opened up and I went in to try on my selection. A few moments later I heard a man’s voice speaking with the woman in the next room. Then I heard him say something to the effect of “I’m leaving now, …
Some things just need to be shared. This is one of those things. Enjoy!
I spent a lot of years in a lab at UBC that saw a large number of visiting researchers and students from other parts of the world. Those years gave me an appreciation of what a strange and difficult language english is to learn. The rules don’t always make a lot of sense. When I stumbled onto this today it made me smile and I thought I’d share it.
Why English is hard to learn
We’ll begin with box; the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, and two are …
Gearing up for an almost 600km ride yesterday morning, I put my tailbag out on the table, and when I turned around, Loki was trying to fill it for me. He spent two minutes desperately trying to stuff his bulk into something too small. But it was good for a laugh. He crawls into any bag or box or jacket, but this particular bag just doesn’t quite fit, can’t quite get that tail in there. He does this every time I put this bag out to fill. And no, he’s not looking for …
I taught three online courses in fish culture topics for close to 20 years. That means a lot of papers to read and evaluate and I get some fabulous nuggets of information from them. Sometimes they make me burst out laughing, sometimes I read, reread, shake my head and try again, and still can’t figure out what they are trying to tell me. I thought it about time I started to collect them and record them somewhere. Here are a few good ones that I remembered to hang onto.
“Female salmons are killed by blowing into the head with a …
I went up to the gym the other day and hopped on the elliptical machine for a ‘run’. I set the timer for 25 minutes and got going. I was flipping through my iPhone looking for a good song and all of a sudden there it was, one song that would take me through an entire time slot on the machine. It wasn’t exactly upbeat, but then again, I wasn’t either that day, but I knew it was a consistent tempo and that was better than nothing. Not a song, but a musical monologue, based on a true experience, by …
I LOVE this video!!! I try to visit TED for some inspiration and mind expansion every so often, and today I stumbled on this talk. It was funny to have come across it now, since I had been doing some journaling on something akin to the subject and hadn’t had the time to post it. After reading this I went back and found that train of thought in its unfinished format and finally finished it below.
February 17, 2012 – When I was a kid I loved the Carol Burnett Show.
Kirk bought tickets for us for Christmas, and tonight was the show. And it was wonderful. It was an evening with Carol and she took questions an comments form the audience, presented vignettes and video clips from the shows, and was a completely delightful, and hilariously funny, person to spend an evening with. She even did the Tarzan call! Below is, quite possibly, the funniest skit ever from the show, with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, and poor Harvey can barely control himself. She played …
Fascinating and funny from both scientific and sociological perspectives. Well worth watching.
Have you ever been so absolutely taken by a marketing scheme that you thought was not only funny, but downright brilliant? If you are Canadian you will recognize this. If you aren’t Canadian, you will have missed out on this little nugget or marketing ingenuity.
A few years ago a marketing intern with Post Foods Canada was thinking about advertising ideas, and this is what the result was (YouTube Video – Rory Sutherland-Shreddies). I’ve posted the entire TED video that the clip comes from, but it again serves to highlight that often times we just need to be shown …
A funny I found on BCSB today that deserves to be shared a little wider.
If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch, ‘Who’s on First?’ might have turned out something like this:
COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking about buying a computer.
COSTELLO: No, the name’s Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don’t own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you, my …
I have no idea where I got this, it came across my email as an audio file about 6 years ago and I kept it because the first time I heard it I was almost crying with laughter. I was going to upload it as an audio file when I thought perhaps someone had put it online and I could link to it. Not surprisingly there was a YouTube video done for it.
….because they make a much bigger mess when you hit them at full highway speed………
I try to swing by this business every few weeks to see what witticism they have come up with. It changes regularly and is always entertaining.
This gave me a good laugh today. I remember so many of these in our lab. Particularly the “left behind labcoat”. PhD comics is a humorous comic series that really, truly, does describe so many things that happen in the Grad School environment. Sometimes I think I miss those days….sometimes I’m pretty sure I don’t. Either way it’s funny.
I love this, not even so much for what it says as for what it doesn’t say. When someone doesn’t share your values or ideals, it is assumed that “Something must be wrong with them” and that “We must look for a cure so we can change them and make them see things our way”
Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if we could accept each other and celebrate our differences where they really don’t cause any hurt to anyone? When someone’s belief (or lack thereof) has no damaging impact on another, there are still corners of society that …