Category Archives: humor

Google Easter eggs

Reader Mark Sturtevant called my attention to something that most of us probably don’t know about: Google “Easter Eggs”: results of searches that yield a bonus. He found one this way: I did not know that Google had ‘Easter eggs’. But here is one: In Google, type in: wizard of oz Click on the red […]

SNL does the Trump/Biden debate

Several readers sent me a link to SNL’s spoof of the recent Trump/Biden debate. Chris Wallace is played by Beck Bennett Trump by Alec Baldwin, and Biden by Jim Carrey (I didn’t recognize Carrey at first!) I’m not sure who plays Kamala Harris, as I almost never watch Saturday Night Live. When I have seen […]

Comedy wildlife photos

Mashable has a selection of a readers’ favorite: the finalists of the annual Comedy Wildlife Photo contest.  Their article can be seen by clicking on the screenshot below, and the notes just below direct you to the contest website where you can vote for your favorite. Founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam and supported […]

Man builds nut bar for squirrels

Reader Barry called my attention to this video and the article about the Nutty Bar from station KDKA in Pittsburgh. An excerpt (my emphasis): People are going nuts for an Ohio woodworker’s latest creation: A bar that caters to neighborhood squirrels. Michael Dutko, a 35-year-old hobbyist, has been creating art and household items from wood […]

A satirical book review

When I woke up this morning these words from the Beatles song went through my head: I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay; Good morning, good morning. That’s because I didn’t have anything in my head to write about, which is what I ponder when reading my emails in bed. So you get persiflage […]

Ricky Gervais chats with Richard Dawkins

This video was posted a week ago, but shows a conversation that took place last fall. On 3 September 2019, Ricky Gervais was given the 2019 Richard Dawkins Award. The award recognizes individuals who proclaim “the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truths wherever it may lead.” Gervais received the award during a Center for Inquiry-sponsored ceremony at […]

Two pandemic videos

We have two new and humorous videos dealing with politics (i.e., Trump) and the bracing messages delivered to the rest of us by celebrities. Here’s the new “We stand with Trump” video, showing some pretty good double-takes as the “President” blathers on in his moronic and narcissistic way. It also includes Deborah Birx’s reaction when […]

Should we open up America now? A cat and a dog debate the issue.

I’m going to follow this quickly with another post, as you might not be able to read it if it’s at the top. Reader Simon sent me this, and it’s about the funniest thing yet to come out of the shutdown. Below you see a screenshot from an article in The Wall Street Journal. I […]

True facts about the giraffe

ZeFrank has made one of his best videos yet—True Facts About the Giraffe. It includes a lot of solid and edifying biological material, and there’s lagniappe at the end about ducks.  Also, at 10½ minutes long, it’s one of his longest. Enjoy, and watch to the end! h/t: Piet

A brave act of defiance in Australia

The headline tells it all (click on screenshot): Proof:   Good on ya, mate!