Performance art with a real twist to it!

I had to laugh at the sad (?) news of an injury to a member of an Australian comedy team known as “Puppetry of the (male organ)“.  The actual word used has been censored due to the family-friendly nature of this blog. A member of the Puppetry of the ***** duo has suffered a testicle injury with a corkscrew during a performance. David Friend is the creator of the naked comedy group and hurt himself at a show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on Wednesday night. Friend was doing an act known as ‘The Bulldog’ when he sat on a woman’s lap in

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Sunday morning music

This video clip (or, rather, a link to it) was sent in by one of my readers, who wishes to remain anonymous – presumably for fear of the composer’s revenge!  It’s the legendary Spike Jones and his orchestra, playing what’s described as a “Tchaikovsky medley”.  I bet the even more legendary Russian never even dreamed that his music would be subjected to torture re-interpretation like this! Oh, well . . . There are many Spike Jones videos on YouTube, where his musical and comic genius shines through.  Great fun, if you’re in the mood for some really light (and light-hearted) music.  Here, for example, is a not-quite-performance of the Poet and

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Double “Heh!” – automotive edition

Yesterday both of these photographs were sent to me by readers.  I don’t know their origin, but they made me laugh. First, Toyota’s mid-size SUV is visually linked to a famous movie (click the image for a larger view): Next, modern motoring leads to a new musical conundrum: As long as the truck doesn’t have an open container of beer (another country music staple) in the cab . . . Peter

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How much were can a werewolf wear if a werewolf could wear wolf?

The headline was inspired by a blog post and question from author Charles Stross, who poses a couple of intriguing questions. SERIOUS QUESTION for space geeks: The flight of Apollo 11. Postulate that Mike Collins is a werewolf. At what point during trans-Lunar injection does he go furry? And how many times during the mission profile is he forced to shapeshift by the light of the full Moon? ANOTHER SERIOUS SPACE QUESTION: A full Moon must subtend an angle of at least 0.5 degrees to trigger shapeshifting in werewolves. A werewolf is aboard a spaceship bound for Ganymede, largest moon of Jupiter.

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“Plankton powered rubber duck bombs”???

The new Armed Forces minister in Britain is raising eyebrows (and not before time, IMHO!) with his views on the future of warfare. Special Forces of the future should be planting malware in enemy servers rather than fighting wars with daggers, the new armed forces minister said yesterday. James Heappey, a former Army officer, said … the military needed ‘to think the incredible’ to win wars now and referred to the Alexa smart speaker as a model for innovation, adding: ‘Alexa, fight my war.’ . . . Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) think tank, he said: ‘We have

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Bloomberg on agriculture – it’s all bull

Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is in hot water over some comments he made on agriculture back in 2016. Perhaps the best response comes from cartoonist Gary Varvel, in an image that’s already gone viral.  (Clickit to biggit.) I love it!  Kudos to Mr. Varvel for perfectly capturing the inane insanity of the cocooned world of technology, trying to talk to the real world outside its air-conditioned buildings.  What’s more, using the charging bull statue on Wall Street as his model was a stroke of inspired genius!  So much for money in politics . . . Peter

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I can see how this may backfire spectacularly . . .

The new US Space Force is looking for a descriptive name for its members. The U.S. Space Force is looking for feedback from U.S. military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers’. Given the significance a name has to the identity and culture of an organization, the Space Force is taking a deliberate approach to ensure Space Force member titles and ranks appropriately convey the nature of the newest Armed Forces branch and the domain in which

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