Blog Profile / TYWKIWDBI

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

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Potential trouble for Europe

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

MADRID—The arsenal is a terrorist’s dream: 150 live hand grenades, 44 rocket propelled grenades, 1,450 9mm cartridges, 18 tear gas grenades, scores of triggers and detonators of various kinds, 102 explosive charges, and 264 blocks of plastic explosive. Show More Summary

Respiratory passages in the wings of dragonflies

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From a report in Science News: Rhainer Guillermo Ferreira was so jolted by a scanning electron microscope image showing what looked like skinny, branching tracheal tubes in a morpho wing that he called in another entomologist for a second opinion. Show More Summary

Dealing with North Korea

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The best piece I have ever read about the North Korea situation is an article by Mark Bowden in the most recent edition of The Atlantic.As tensions flared in recent months, fanned by bluster from both Washington and Pyongyang, I talked...Show More Summary

This is a "horse walk door"

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"The horse walk door is the brown one to the left at this house at 7 Leroy Street, a Federal-style beauty built in 1831. Behind this door is the horse walk, a narrow passageway through which a homeowner’s horse was led from the street...Show More Summary

Anagrammatic poetry

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A hard, howling, tossing water scene. Strong tide was washing hero clean. "How cold!" Weather stings as in anger. O Silent night shows war ace danger! The cold waters swashing on in rage. Redcoats warn slow his hint engage. When star general's action wish'd "Go!" He saw his ragged continentals row. Show More Summary

Incomprehensively callous

2 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

"Jamel Dunn, 32, drowned on July 9 in Cocoa, Fla., a coastal city east of Orlando. The teenagers, aged 14 to 16, filmed the incident as they laughed and mocked Dunn, then posted the video to social media...“He started to struggle and scream for help and they just laughed. Show More Summary

For librarians (an ex-librarians)

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

When I was in college I earned my spending money working as a librarian (and had a room quite literally above the library). So I was delighted to see a review in the Washington Post discussing a new book about... card catalogs. ThisShow More Summary

If you dig a hole through the earth...

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI'll end up in China. I remember hearing that as a child. Ignoring for a moment the problem of the magma and the gravitational conundrums one would encounter at the center, it's still untrue. I remember fiddling with a globe and...Show More Summary

Surfing from a floating dock

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. I've seen docks like these lakeside, but hadn't conceived of them as an accessory for ocean sports. Wow.

Comparing presidential administrations

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I ultimately relied on Wikipedia’s list of federal political scandals in the U.S., but limited it to only the executive branch scandals that actually resulted in a criminal indictment. I also decided to only go back as far as Richard Nixon, whose participation in Watergate ultimately resulted in him being the only sitting president to ever resign. Show More Summary

"Personal flamethrowers" marketed to the general public

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A flame-thrower that can hurl a stream of fire half a metre long is being marketed in China to help women fend off unwanted advances.The device is being billed on shopping websites as a must-have "anti-pervert weapon" that can be discreetly carried in a ladies’ handbag. Show More Summary

Cyclists' legs

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This "You're so vein" photo is one of eight in an album at The Telegraph (trigger warning for gruesome injuries).

Jazz dance competition

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Don't have 8 minutes to spare for a video? Try this gif featuring Ksenia Parkhatskaya, then decide how to apportion your time.I could dance like this. I think I must just have the wrong kind of shoes...

Divertimento #131

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The fourth "gifdump." Lets start with a funny one:LoCH NeSs MoNSter drOWNS iNNocENt WoManJust a little girl watching TV. With her 12-foot pet snake. You do the interview while I get out of this lifejacket.You can lead a horse to water,...Show More Summary

Sample case for a neon salesman (1935)

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Found at the Pics subreddit, where there is some informed commentary, but the best comment was this one:"Marsellus Wallace was a neon salesman?"

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