50 thoughts on “Friday LOLz

        1. Groan. One can get so much “who’s on first” mileage out of that…

          Once had a conversation with a friend of my son’s about a song playing on the radio:

          FOS: Who plays that?

          ME: Yes.

          FOS: That’s by Yes?

          ME: No.

          FOS: Then who plays it?

          ME: Yes.

              1. Uncle!!

                Free associatingly, this detour brought to mind an old joke from the Mary Tyler Moore Show. They used to have a running gag about turning the most-impossible-sounding names into song-lyric punchlines for knock-knock jokes. Don’t know if you’re old enough to get either of the references (name or song) in this one, Ben, but it was my all-time favorite. Thing is, if you sing the last line the right way, it really works!

                Knock Knock

                Who’s there?

                Anna Maria Alberghetti

                Anna Maria Alberghetti who?

                ♫ Anna Maria Alberghetti in a taxi, honey…♪

          1. That really happened to me when I was in college. “Baba O’Reilly” came on the car radio, and my friend asked me “Who is that?” and it went on from there.

          2. I once saw two folk musicians do a screamingly funny whos-on-first about The Who, Yes, and The Band. Sadly, not recorded AFAIK.

            1. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who's_on_First

              “The comedy troupe The Credibility Gap did a rock group variation on this routine involving a promoter, played by Harry Shearer, and a newspaper advertising salesman, played by David L. Lander. The acts were The Who, The Guess Who and Yes.

              Eugene Levy and Tony Rosato also performed a variation on this theme on the TV series SCTV, with the rock groups The Band, The Who, and Yes. The final punchline changed to “This is for the birds (The Byrds)!” “Oh, they split up years ago!”

              Similarly, in an episode of Animaniacs, Slappy and Skippy Squirrel attend the first Woodstock Festival, where they pay homage to the routine by confusing the names of the bands The Who, The Band, and Yes.

  1. Ceiling Cat, FSM, Jesus, Xenu (or the Raelians’ Elohim?), Jehovah, Clapton and Morgan Freeman (in “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty”) I recognize, but what’s up with the dromaeosaurid god?

      1. No, you’re right. It’s definitely Zeus. YHWH is the dude on the left who got his start on “The Electric Company”.

    1. Except, technically (if it’s a picture of deities), it should be “Allah Not Pictured”, since Muhammad was supposed to be merely a prophet.

      1. The main page of the website uses the pronoun “he,” but it is possible CC transcends our narrow, earthly conceptions of gender. I like to think CC is both of our world and outside space and time.

  2. Oooh, what are the eyes under the table?!

    Clemmie–I thought Zeus, too, and I’m sure you’re right as a very similar image shows up early with Google images.

    Maybe Jesus is supposed to represent the whole “Judeo-Christian” thing (though Jews might object!).

  3. Who would be daft enough to play poker with omniscient God(s)?

    There would be no skill or bluffing, it would just be down to mechanistic processes.

    Oh.

    1. I sense a Deep Theological Question here: Can an omnipotent god shuffle the deck so thoroughly as to confound his own omniscience?

  4. Somewhat tangentially: we actually have ceiling cat at our house lately. I’m almost finished a basement reno, and some of the ceiling panels are still down. Zeno found his way up there, and now looks down, most fascinated, when we play ping-pong.

  5. It’s a little surprising that the Flying Spaghetti Monster isn’t playing more than one hand. Just sayin’.

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