Category: Humor

A quote

October 30th, 2007, 1 Comment

Seen today in #haskell: you see an opening to the north. The light shining through reveals a small booklet near the base of the door. There is a small compiler here.

Survival

October 17th, 2007, 2 Comments

There’s a redneck joke here somewhere

August 16th, 2007, 2 Comments

Back when I was in high school, I heard a Jeff Foxworthy CD once. He had this “you might be a redneck if” routine. We resemble one of his comments: “If the directions to your house include ‘turn off the paved road’, you might be a redneck.” What if the road — the county road, […]

Insurance

December 5th, 2006, No Comments

I was visiting with our homeowners insurance company the other day (very good folks). Because we weren’t living in our house during renovation, we had to get a more expensive type of policy. The agent that sold it do is is no longer with the company, so the new person handling our account asked me, […]

Peter’s Evil Overlord List

December 2nd, 2006, No Comments

If you ever feel a bit like Darth Vader or some Bond villain, you really need to check out Peter’s Evil Overlord List. It starts out with “My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.”

Air Traffic Controllers Quotes

July 19th, 2006, No Comments

I found this amusing page today. My favorite is the one in Frankfurt.

Dear AT&T: Please install a telegraph in my home…

May 20th, 2006, 1 Comment

I just read the absolutely hilarious account of a call to AT&T asking them to install a telegraph line. The even funnier part is that nobody at AT&T seemed to realize that he wasn’t talking about a telephone. Or even knew what AT&T stands for. While at ZUG, I also read the very funny story […]

New Terrorist Threat: ANTS

April 17th, 2006, 16 Comments

I made a shocking discovery today. Terah called me in from outside to inform me that the washing machine was just sitting there. No action. Just stalled in the middle of the cycle. I poked around a bit, and sure enough. It’s stuck. I then turned on the water faucet next to the washing machine. […]

Tuttle: Neither Gone Nor Forgotten

April 10th, 2006, No Comments

So just when I thought the whole Tuttle story had wound down, more starts appearing. The Register has a new article: Only “freaks” waste their time with Linux in Oklahoma. In it, they posted a video clip from an Oklahoma TV station that called Tuttle “an international laughing stock.” Quite a funny little piece. The […]

Taxes

April 10th, 2006, 1 Comment

Seen this morning on the Wordsmith list by Anu Garg: In late seventeenth century, William III of UK imposed a window tax, levied on each window in a house. Three hundred years later, William III of US imposed a Windows tax, levied on each personal computer manufactured, whether it had Windows or not.

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