Search Results: funny
20 Mar 2013: Why Boner Jokes Aren’t Funny (Even When They Are)
Politics, Science: dick jokes, sexual harassment, women in engineering, women in science · 4 comments
Once upon a time, when I was a baby geologist overseeing my very first municipal water well installation, there was a problem with the rig and the drillers and I all stood around yakking for a bit while we waited for some widget to arrive. These driller ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... contents into the pot if it thinks you're looking at it funny while it's brewing. Itadori ("well-being") tea is widely touted as a ...
Food: Amaryllidaceae, black locust, Brassicaceae, chives, edible flowers, Fabaceae, flowers, recipes, salad, soup · 6 comments
... to the theory that black locust blossoms are just a funny kind of pea, I made more or less this summer pea soup with onions, mint, ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... why Sizzle was billed as a comedy, because it's not very funny. There are some mildly amusing jabs at Hollywood celebrity culture, ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... childhood friends are doing, but whatever it is, it smells funny. Finally, in lieu of an actual conclusion, I will present an anecdote ...
4 Mar 2008: Oops! I’m Perjured Again
Aimless: · 7 comments
... love corruption and empty promises are too obvious to be funny, but if you like them, feel free to insert such a joke right ...
3 Mar 2008: Repost: The Comic Potential of Two Axes
Aimless: · 9 comments
Much of scientific communication consists of throwing up a graph and then explaining it. There are some basic procedures for doing this, many of which were probably ignored by the speaker at your most recent department seminar. Don't be that mumbledy jerkf ...
25 Feb 2008: Does This Rheometer Make Me Look Fat?
Aimless: rheology · 6 comments
... in nature, but if you want to find a dense suspension of funny-shaped, not-so-neutrally-buoyant particles, you just need to visit your ...
27 Jan 2008: Meme Time
Personal, Whimsy: memes, monkeys, national pie day, pie, writing · 5 comments
... can have a banana or a squirt of water.** Potty words are funny. I tag: Bill Bryson John McPhee Anyone who wants a banana or a ...
Science: blog carnivals, debunking, geoblogosphere, national pie day, pie charts · 15 comments
... Heisenberg uncertainty principle is neither relevant nor funny at the macro scale. Crustal folding doesn't always mean a thickened ...
17 Jan 2008: RSS Feeds for AGU Journals
Science: academic journals, american geophysical union, RSS · no comments
... http:// addresses to hyperlinks, and there's something funny about the line breaks. Bah, humbug. *Wait, I lied. Stanford HighWire ...
18 Dec 2007: Grading Codes I Want to Give
Teaching: funny, grading, students say the darndest things · 1 comment
... sometimes I also put in extra snark, just because it's funny. Most of your papers were actually pretty good.) B: You forgot to ...
14 Nov 2007: Hiking the Transgondwanan Supermountains
Science: Cambrian, Cambrian Explosion, Gondwana, Neoproterozoic, orogeny, Proterozoic · 4 comments
... rest of the story is a doozy - it involves all our funny-bodied friends from the Cambrian Explosion. But I'm going to refer you ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... special about what your brain is doing when it takes some funny black shapes and turns them into a dancer who spins in both directions. ...
25 Sep 2007: Geek Ink
Science, Whimsy: diffusion, equations, tattoos · 5 comments
... living to within an order of magnitude that's not a very funny joke though Mr. McMoots: you could always say your life is a Wiener ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... to abolishing the white race (by which, before you get any funny ideas in your head, they mean "abolishing the privileges of the white ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... a car window. Michael Moore has always been angry and funny. They may confuse the Keating Five with a rock group. They have grown ...
27 Jan 2007: The Comic Potential of Orthogonality
Whimsy: graphs make it true, nerdy jokes · 2 comments
Today, I learned how to manipulate images in php. Whee! This graph was randomly generated. Reload the page to get a new one. ...
6 Nov 2006: Which Mitochondrial DNA Has the Superpowers?
Science: genetic engineering, mad science, supervillainy · 4 comments
... scientists these days. They don't even have funny ...
27 Oct 2006: Psst… Partisan Googlebomb
Politics: anti-endorsements, googlebombs · 2 comments
... to my blog content (i.e., California, and people with funny names). I am not a skeezy search engine optimator, but something makes me ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... offered: use metaphor! Takehome lesson: if you are funny and charismatic, no one will notice that you're not actually saying ...
17 Jun 2006: Give Me That Old-Fashioned Heterosexual Privilege
Personal: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, wedding-industrial complex · 11 comments
... the weekend, to see the Boy. We were laying around in the funny glow of the last day of vacation, talking about everything and nothing ...
29 May 2006: Going Underwater
Meta: blog status updates · no comments
... to read before the weekend is over. If the site looks funny all of a sudden, that's why. Don't leave any comments you don't mind ...
31 Jan 2006: Procrastinating Things
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, denmark, offensive humor, patriarchy, psychology, racism, relationships · 3 comments
... has a practical test for whether or not offensive shit is funny (I know, I know, this is also of ancient vintage. You're getting what you ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... they told us to just leave it like that, and gave us funny looks when we asked if they weren't worried about ...
15 Jul 2005: Attn: Skandinavisker
Personal: denmark, Scandinavia, trains, travelogue · no comments
... glaciers and cold glacial streams outside, is also Not Funny. There'll be no lefse for you, NSB! Extra til Århus: I don't know ... smell seriously rancid along the harbor. Or maybe I smell funny along the harbor, or both, who ...
30 Jun 2005: Offloading Tangential Meta-Rape Discussion Gripes
Politics: rape, rhetorical nit-picking, rhetorical tactics, the Pussy Oversoul · no comments
... only one who finds the phrase "fiduciary duty" inherently funny? In any case. The meta-discussion inevitably centers around whether, ...
16 Jun 2005: Garbage Day
Links, Politics, Science: Caltech, classism, Dianne Feinstein, earthquakes, feminism, flag-burning, rape, welfare · 4 comments
... to have a plausible excuse. Looks like she was actually funny, as opposed to dull and phlegmatic like most commencement speakers: So ...
Personal, Politics: advertising, craigslist, feminism, feminisms, racism, sexism, the Ur-Oppression, torture · 6 comments
... the superior paradigmatic systematic oppression. Yes, it's funny to point out the machismo of conservative rhetoric, and it gives us ...
3 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Glacial Polish
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... a variety of characteristic marks, all of which have funny names: drumlins and eskers and cwms on a large scale, chatter marks and ...
23 May 2005: In Lieu of Zurgh Urfle Blah
Links, Politics: kittens, networking, science jokes, women in science · 4 comments
... respectable papers? *Except for BARF. Barf is still a funny ...
9 May 2005: Deconstructing Teh Funnay
Politics: offensive humor, rhetorical tactics · 9 comments
... a single joke for convenience) and an ostensible list of funny things women put down on the "father" space of their children's welfare ... email forwards are written and compiled by anonymous, unfunny hacks. But it brings up the same questions: Why are things funny? When ...
2 May 2005: Monday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: coffee, mac'n'cheez, movie reviews · 6 comments
... fit too much in. The little boxes on a list of well-loved funny bits from the book and radio series were dutifully ticked off, one by ...
1 Apr 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Hypertufa
Science: April Fool, rock blogging · 2 comments
... yes, this was an April Fool. No, it wasn't a tremendously funny one. Hush, you. Anyway, hypertufa is a popular type of fake rock made ...
23 Feb 2005: What I’m Reading Tonight
Links, Politics: Caltech, endorsements, feminisms, local elections, Pasadena, political tactics · 7 comments
... like to round this out with a link to something funny, but I haven't seen anything notably funny today. Say something hilarious in the comments, won't ...
7 Feb 2005: Monday Links to Stuff
Links: brain drain, Iowa, nerdy jokes · no comments
... Language Log says it, it must be true: nerds are funny after all! At least for nerdy values of "funny": My reasoning, such as it was, involved several steps, or at least ...
31 Jan 2005: Romanesco
Human Fuzzies: broccoli, fractals · 3 comments
... cockups to be genetically engineered into super-durable funny-colored fractal supermarket produce, then what's the point in ...
3 Nov 2004: Back on the Horse
Politics: angst, Internet activism, presidential elections, Ralph Nader, US party politics · 2 comments
... state senator Jack Scott (who was obviously just kidding). Funny, ha ha, and an entertaining exercise in alternate history - would there ... movement could have done better; angst about why those funny people in Idaho won't love us back; angst about our generally successful, ...
17 Aug 2004: The Goth Old Party?
Politics: · 1 comment
... often the case, it's all too heavy-handed to be actually funny, but right-wing goths are still a damn sight better than that *&$%#** ...
Politics: · no comments
... tasteless ways to remedy the situation. If they're still funny after a good night's sleep and some time in Adobe Illustrator, maybe I'll ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... Constitution, so all is not lost. But it's sure not as funny this way, boo. (original links from Alas, A ...
22 Jun 2004: You Know You’re From Where You’re From When
Whimsy: jokes · 1 comment
... verbal tic common to your area. People sure do drive funny. You often manifest a certain verbal tic common to an area slightly ...
24 May 2004: Someone’s An Excuse
Meta: · 1 comment
... compulsions for a while) so I'm not feeling particularly funny or thoughtful. So! On with the peanut gallery. The peanut gallery ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... habit of devaluing upaid work. I also think there's a funny elitist tinge to the whole concept - some of the things brought up as ...
20 Feb 2004: Someone’s Trolling My Bridge
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... should be intuitively obvious that silk or velvet robes, funny shoes and sceptres are more appropriate. Thelonious Monk was born on ...
15 Sep 2003: Shitfaced in Des Moines
Human Fuzzies: etymology, inebriation, Iowa, toponyms · 2 comments
It would seem that clever old Jesuit Jacques Marquette, as well as the people of Iowa, have been had: Des Moines is actually a Frenchification of a Miami-Illinois word meaning "The Shitfaces", and not "A Great Place to Live and Do Business In, Really!" as ...
22 Aug 2003: But You Still Have Two Kidneys, Scott!
Politics: California politics, criminals, media politics, organ donation, political tactics · 2 comments
... non-serious pundits are talking about a) things that are funny, or b) things that have juicy human interest stories behind them. I have ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... a greatly stepped-up news reading schedule. It's funny. I hate the recall - it's money bleeding through a weird loophole in ...
31 Jul 2003: The Vanilla Asylum
Personal: · 1 comment
... The daily strongbad breaks ("it's, like, weird and funny, at the same time!") don't disrupt the professional atmosphere. The ...
29 Apr 2003: I bid on fleas and spoons
Links, Teaching: Internet goofiness · no comments
... Comments Left by andy46477! I think this would be funny even if I hadn't spent last night power-napping in the library bathroom ...
21 Dec 2002: Product Review: Oral Cleansers
Personal: dentistry, reviews of stuff · 3 comments
... I've been rinsing, swishing, swoshing and spitting these funny products with as much zeal as I can muster, because I desperately want to ...
18 Nov 2002: Coherence is for Chumps
Personal, Whimsy: · 7 comments
... you can't just start chewing on sticks. People look at you funny. You know it's going to be a long night when you start commenting your ...
16 Nov 2002: Someone’s Dinner
Meta: · no comments
... and rutabagas Mmm, kumquats. Life is better with funny-named foods. indeed Indeed, indeed. Indeed. ?? Indeed, indeed. ...
25 Jun 2002: Cat And Girl
Links: guest posts · no comments
... is a quirky and intelligent and above all actually funny webcomic I have recently stumbled across (well, OK, someone pushed me, ...
5 Jun 2002: Like A Virgin
Meta: blogular wanking, fan mail, guest posts · 3 comments
... I'm more of a liquid-form medication: sure, I taste a bit funny, but I'm handy to have around and I come in such fascinating ...
14 May 2002: E-Mail Tips and Tricks
Whimsy: · no comments
... random results, but they tend towards meaningless and non-funny onomatopoeia. I once had a system that turned all of my sigs into quotes ...
9 May 2002: Super Someone
Meta, Whimsy: fan mail, Internet doodads · no comments
... just because. The grad students looked at us funny. I wanna be sedated! Don't we all? Try this new blog I've been ...
4 May 2002: Someone Has Me Figured Out
Meta: · no comments
... time, we have the superlatively random, yet often funny, results of a morning comic-strip-creating exercise. Continuing with the ...
10 Mar 2002: Someone Says it Again
Meta: monkeys · 1 comment
... aggressive, one who gets sexy, one who thinks everything's funny and one who gets really ...
24 Jan 2002: Waste of My Time
Whimsy: · no comments
... Alex from Blur! He needs a new design, but he's pretty funny. I'm sad that this merely a page of writing and not a blog with regular ...
16 Jan 2002: Old Man Winter
Human Fuzzies, Personal: book reviews, rain, winter · no comments
... at a train friend, as I made some damn odd noises at the funny bits, but that's all right. And finally - some of the Amazon reviews may ...
31 Dec 2001: Dear God
Aimless: · no comments
... Mommy and Daddy and Billy and Grandma and Sally-Mae and Funny Uncle Jim. Also, please make my nose stop dripping snot, now and not ... I will read the Family Circus every day and pretend it's funny. ...
27 Dec 2001: so you noticed
Meta: blogtinkery · no comments
... is a good time to start the deluge of "it looks funny in Boogle Browser 1.2 for BeOS" complaints. And if you want to know which ...
14 Dec 2001: filthy bloggish slime
Meta: · no comments
... They could make for some fun reading, in that "hey, what a funny combination of letters they've got there!" sort of ...
5 Nov 2001: sinful blogging
Meta, Whimsy: · no comments
... I'm not. loading entries with words I think will generate funny search engine hits -- naked naked naked! meta-commentary and the use of ...
4 Nov 2001: C.B.C.B.C
Links: · no comments
This Thursday, 7 pm, Tjilipop Cafe. Rantzausgade 28. Be there if you can, or just be jealous if you can't. Well, since I apparently can't remember what I came down here to blog I'll just direct you to these links which I've added to link-O without menti ...
29 Oct 2001: HT for kunst
Human Fuzzies, Whimsy: art criticism, photography, poststructuralism · no comments
... the following: the picture on my bus pass is not simply a funny-looking picture of me. It is art. Through the use of bland fluorescent ...
28 Oct 2001: speakin’ the heathen chinee
Human Fuzzies: globalization · 1 comment
... country: bring on the immigrants! More ethnic food and funny words for me! Meanwhile, back Stateside, I'm rooting for the eventual ...
26 Oct 2001: stealing stories
Meta: plagiarism, storytelling · no comments
... can generate stories at all. Which is why it feels so funny to look back on my archives and realize that I've mostly been telling my ...
25 Oct 2001: image games
Meta: · no comments
... warm woolen tights that have bright patterns on them, and funny hats, and other ways to winterize my wardrobe. Also about the fact that ...
22 Oct 2001: Redesign fever
Meta: blogtinkery · no comments
... fever. Does it look funny in your browser? More wacky produce pictures ...
Human Fuzzies: · no comments
... actually just applesauce in a slick foil juice-bag thing. Funny Orange Drink is some sort of milk and orange juice concoction. I was too ...
19 Oct 2001: trains
Personal: · no comments
... that. It's like the Viking warrior bit, only not at all funny. In fact, imagining people as members of their culture's most recent barbaric regime is only funny in Scandinavia. I think Vikings go along with Elvis, Jesus, and the ...
28 Sep 2001: Rescheduling
Personal: · no comments
... and also more likely to laugh at them even if they're not funny. I'm a bit stupider generally, and I think my ability to think ...
27 Sep 2001: good morning.
Links, Personal: · no comments
... about laundry, and sad in the background. Grief is funny. I've been lucky, and haven't experienced very much of it at all in my ...
4 Sep 2001: train tracks
Human Fuzzies, Personal: concrete walls, graffiti, keyboards, kudzu, post-apocalyptic aesthetic sensibilities, sweetness and light, trains, weeds · no comments
... kudzu. Even after a month of hacking away on these funny new keyboards, I still am constantly typing øo instead of ø, and åa ...
14 Aug 2001: rødgrød med fløde
Human Fuzzies: Danish, pronunciation · 1 comment
... pronounce either, and the ultimate effect isn't nearly as funny as, say, the Swedish Chef, though there is an etymological relation. And ...
23 Jul 2001: fake personal ads
Aimless: · 6 comments
... my experience, the best way to get a really good crop of funny responses to your fake ad is to mention some specific object as a ...
16 Jul 2001: mistaken identity
Meta, Politics: · no comments
... in a perfectly nice conversation with absolutely no funny coincedences, even after we realized that I hadn't actually signed her ...