Posts Tagged ‘Humor’


September 8, 2010

Mike the Mad Biologist discusses evidence, from the research of anthropologist George Armelagos and medicinal chemist Mark Nelson, that the ancient Nubians may have deliberately used antibiotics, in the form of beer from cultures containing tetracycline-producing streptomyces strains. If true, this represents yet another example of lost technology.
Meanwhile, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy discusses the spectacular Hubble image of a spiral formed by the death of a carbon star that belongs to a binary pair.
And on the lighter side, Tom Swanson of Swans on Tea has some science- and math-related jokes.


I’d Watch It…

July 25, 2009


March 8, 2009

This is hilarious:

News with Layers

November 13, 2008

I think the three best post-election articles may be these, all from America’s Finest News Source:
Video 1
Video 2

A Touch of Humor for Halloween

October 31, 2008

Why do mathematicians confuse Halloween and Christmas?

A Bit of Political Humor

September 2, 2008

Get Barack-rolled

IT Department Hell

September 2, 2008

Over at Swans on Tea, a bit of computer security humor: “Phone conversation overheard in Hell’s IT department
An exerpt:

Sir, we have a great firewall but I’m afraid it’s not good enough anymore.

No, sir, more brimstone won’t help. It’s the internet sir — there are too many savvy hackers out there, and we have to stay ahead of the curve.

Yes, having Al Gore help start it and then look foolish for claiming to have invented it was genius. So was getting him to champion global warming so that lots of people could deny it. But your password sir. It needs to be changed. At least eight characters, with capitals, numbers and symbols.

I know 666 is your number, sir. Everybody knows. That’s the problem.

You have two cows…

September 2, 2008

In line with the classic “You have two cows…” comparison of political systems joke (see an example here), Mark Gilbert has a very funny article doing the same for financial markets. A sample:

Pension-Fund Management

You have two cows. How boring is that? You pay a month’s supply of milk to a consultant, who advises you to sell one cow and buy two aardvarks instead. The aardvarks die. The consultant charges you four months of your (now reduced) milk supply and advises you to sell half of your remaining cow and buy a wombat. The wombat dies. The consultant charges eight months of milk for a copy of his new report, “Two-Cow Strategies for Alleviating the Impending Pensions Crisis.”

Another Funny

September 2, 2008

xkcd on “Fetishes,” with reference to Russel, Whitehead, and Gödel

The Pythagorean Theorem…

September 2, 2008

…as explained by Darth Vader:

[Via Swans on Tea]