Archive for the 'Humor' Category

IF THEY’RE BROKE, WHY FIX IT…?

April 18th, 2014

Mano Singham writes: The issue of college athletes being recognized as employees and having the right to unionize has resulted in a lot of information coming out about them. I had not realized that athletes at those universities that have big sports programs have to practice and watch game films and the like for fifty […]

BUT THEY ARE CHANGING, VERY SLOWLY…

April 17th, 2014

This very situation arose two weeks ago in one of the schools where I work. Fifty years ago there would have been no discussion. In 2014 there was a discussion and the situation was redressed, but change does not happen until people stand up and declare “No. Not here, not now. Not while I live!”

MANY HAPPY RETURNS…!

April 15th, 2014

WHAT WOULD BRANSON SHOULD CARSON DO…?

April 13th, 2014

Then, there is this earlier permutation…

IS THIS WHAT WE ALL REALLY, REALLY WANT…?

April 12th, 2014

WHEN LIBERTARIANS RUN THE POLICE…

April 9th, 2014

Tom O’Donnell writes: Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?” “Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us […]

CATCHING UP WTIH KEEF…

April 8th, 2014

Over the last two months I’ve been jonesing for Keith Knight’s left-coast humor but when I visited his blog each day and clicked on the Read Keef’s daily cartoon link I always found myself looking at the Sunday strip from 2 February. I figured that Keith was having family problems and focusing his attentions elsewhere. […]

DOING THEIR JOBS WOULD BE GOOD…

April 7th, 2014

RACISM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT…

April 1st, 2014

Like me and Roldo Bartimole, Derf has been a long-suffering advocate for eliminating the racist Chief Wahoo image and the Cleveland Indians name from our city. So, just stop for a moment and consider how you would react to a baseball hat with any of these logos on the front. Not all offended? Who about […]

RUPERT MURDOCH POSSESSED BY SATAN…

March 19th, 2014

Just last evening I was discussing Cosmos with one of my students and remarked that I was not all that happy that the show was controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his Fox Broadcasting company. We were discussing the segment focusing on Giordano Bruno’s story. I remember Carl Sagan discussing Copernicus and Tycho Brahe in the […]

GEORGE ORWELL MISSED THIS BIT…

March 13th, 2014

THE LIPS REALLY CAN’T LIE…

March 9th, 2014

From my dad, of course…

THE WORF OF STARFLEET…

March 8th, 2014

CATS RULE AND DOGS DROOL…

March 6th, 2014

Max and Kitty…

OUR GAME, OUR RULES, DEAL…

March 4th, 2014

Glenn Greenwald writes: The vast bulk of the commentary issuing from American commentators about the Russian military action in Ukraine involves condemning exactly that which they routinely advocate and which the U.S. itself routinely does. So suffocating is the resulting stench that those who played leading roles in selling the public the attack on Iraq […]

YOU KNOW YOU’RE A WEST VIRGINIAN IF…

March 3rd, 2014

Every West Virginian knows and understands, the difference between a “redneck,” a “good ol’ boy,” and “po’ white trash.” My Hess line moved to Palantine, Virginia (now Fairmont, West Virginia) in 1723. My father and his parents moved to Marietta, Ohio during World War II. My dad is fond of joking that he raised the […]

FUNNY USE OF THE WORD GOOD

March 3rd, 2014

Yes, I know, friends don’t let friends drink Starbucks. But I’m stuck. There are only two places with wifi open at 6 a.m. on my way to work: McDonald’s and Starbucks, and this is the lesser of two evils. Oh how I miss my Phoenix.

THEY NEVER LOOK IN THE BATHTUB…

March 2nd, 2014

From my dad, of course…

AS I CLOSE ON 60…

March 2nd, 2014

The Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least […]

WHEN FRAT RATS RUN WALL STREET…

February 28th, 2014

In the Say What? column from 27 February (via New York Magazine): “What’s the difference between Hillary Clinton and a catfish. One has whiskers and stinks, and the other is a fish.” — private-equity executive Paul Queally at the Wall Street secret society Kappa Beta Phi annual dinner “What’s the biggest difference between Barney Frank […]

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