Blog Profile / TYWKIWDBI

Filed Under:Humor / odd
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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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Chechen wedding

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What a lovely photo. Credit Valery Sharifulin/Tass, via a gallery at The Guardian.

"They" as a replacement for "he or she"

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

That's how today's headline in The Telegraph was phrased. I know there are several copyeditors who follow this blog. I'd appreciate your comments.

Offered without comment

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A tongue-in-cheek poster from Scarfolk, via Replaces and cancels the previous Johnnythehorse..

Democracy is not an inherently stable form of government

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Political scientists have a theory called “democratic consolidation,” which holds that once countries develop democratic institutions, a robust civil society and a certain level of wealth, their democracy is secure. For decades, global events seemed to support that idea. Show More Summary

1938 Alfa

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Image via The Age of Diesel.

Bullets from the Battle of Gallipoli

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

An evocative image of war, though not quite a case of res ipsa loquitur, as explained at the source. I believe similar artifacts have been found at American Civil War battlegrounds.

If a retailer sends you too much stuff...

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

... you don't have to return it.To put it simply: you can keep it. According to the Federal Trade Commission, you have a legal right to keep unordered merchandise and consider it a free gift. That’s because federal law prohibits mailing...Show More Summary


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As the top commentor at Reddit Pics said, "At what point does it stop being "cake" and just become "a sculpture made of fondant?"Can someone tell me how long a creation like this would "keep"? And would it be... edible?

Water can freeze at 100 degrees Celsius

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If it's inside a carbon nanotube:"... a team at MIT has found a completely unexpected set of changes: Inside the tiniest of spaces — in carbon nanotubes whose inner dimensions are not much bigger than a few water molecules — water can...Show More Summary

"Sinnerman" (Nina Simone)

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. While watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople a couple nights ago, I heard this song in the soundtrack, and remembered hearing it in The Thomas Crown Affair. Found more information at Wikipedia:"Sinner Man" or "Sinnerman" is...Show More Summary

How to place a security freeze on your credit

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From Krebs on Security: If you’ve been paying attention in recent years, you might have noticed that just about everyone is losing your personal data. Even if you haven’t noticed (or maybe you just haven’t actually received a breach notice), I’m here to tell you that if you’re an American, your basic personal data is already for sale. Show More Summary

Puckish humor

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

While other heads of state aspire to regal magnificence, Queen Elizabeth remains a bit different in that regard. This photo reminded me of my favorite story about her. It was told by one of her former "protection officers." He had accompanied...Show More Summary

Your home security camera may be attacking a Russian bank

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported by Krebs on Security:Thursday morning, security vendor Kaspersky Lab warned that a massive cyberattack hit five of Russia’s largest banks. Kaspersky said in a statement that the distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS)...Show More Summary

Shopping for clothes

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Here is a rack of shirts in our local Blain's Farm &Fleet store. Lets see... there are about three "small," then a couple dozen medium, then lots of large and extra large. And lots of extra extra large. And...... then comes the "extra...Show More Summary

"Flaming June"

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"Flaming June is a painting by Sir Frederic Leighton, produced in 1895... The painting's first owners, Graphic magazine, bought it to create a high-quality reproduction which was given away as a Christmas gift. When Leighton died it was put in their office window which was passed by the funeral procession. Show More Summary

Pink halibut

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From a thread in the Mildly Interesting subreddit:Fishery scientist here, it probably ate a bunch of cured eggs (fish roe), which is used as sport salmon bait in AK. The pink dye used in the roe can come through the skin. I've seen this happen to others salmon, but never a halibut...Halibut often feed near river deltas during the salmon run. Show More Summary

The problem with "open access" publications

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From a report in The Guardian back in 2014:An open-access “predatory” academic journal has accepted a bogus research paper submitted by an Australian computer scientist titled Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List.The paper, originally...Show More Summary

Disney's deceptive "White Wilderness"

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

v YouTube link. The video above has exited excerpts from the 1958 classic, which was recently discussed in a report on nature documentaries:But most infamous of all was the lemming sequence, also in White Wilderness. Ironically, the film-makers set out of disprove the myth that the animals sometimes commit mass suicide. Show More Summary

Plutocracy and oligarchy

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Not a new problem: "The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. Show More Summary

Why this bird is called a "turkey"

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There are two theories for the derivation of the name "turkey" for this bird, according to Columbia University professor of Romance languages Mario Pei. One theory is that when Europeans first encountered turkeys in America, they incorrectly...Show More Summary

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