Honoring Tim Conway

I was sad to learn that Tim Conway is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and is coming to the end of his life.  His comedic timing was impeccable, and he gave me (and millions of others) a great deal of enjoyment in his acting career. I can’t think of any better way to honor him than his famous Elephant Sketch from the Carol Burnett Show. A timeless comedy classic! Peter

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Doofus Of The Day #1,020

Today’s award goes to a visually (and possibly intellectually) challenged anti-gunner.  A tip o’ the hat to Miguel at Gun Free Zone for spotting it first. Rob Clewley was outraged to come across a picture of the latest assault weapon, and posted his reaction on Twitter. (Click the image for a larger view.) Unfortunately for Mr. Clueless, he’d been trolled.  As Aesop gleefully points out, that picture shows “a tripod, two camera bodies, three zoom lenses, a remote shutter release, a microphone, a battery pack, and a camera neck strap”.  If you don’t believe it, enlarge the picture and count them for yourself. That’s

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What a hoot! – feminism edition

Apparently something called “Woman Fest” was recently held in England.  Jan Moir was there to review it for the Daily Mail – and it’s a laugh riot all the way. ‘Just go down there, walk through the giant vagina and you are there,’ she says. Is she kidding? She is not kidding. At the bottom of the hill there is, indeed, a V-shaped pink tent adorned with red fringing, complete with padded silk anatomical detail and open at both ends. . . . … we will be getting high on the power of song and dance, or indulging ourselves in myriad alternative

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That’s one way to do it

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of farm animals being used to further a romance.  No, it’s not what you think. Chris Gospel of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, got down on one knee in a field to ask for Eilidh Fraser’s hand in marriage. But the 30-year-old did not need to pop the question, as he enlisted the help of Curlytop the cow by writing “will you marry me?” on the animal’s body. Mr Gospel said: “She was a star. The writing was on the side and as were were walking up she was facing us. “Eilidh could see something written on

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Doofus Of The Day #1,021

It’s hard to imagine such ignorance in this day and age, but I suppose this is the exception that proves the rule.  A tip o’ the hat to Snoggeramus for sending the link. It had been four years and their parents constantly complained about the lack of grandchildren. Convinced something was seriously wrong, the unnamed Chinese couple sought the advice of obstetrician Liu Hongmei when a team of doctors visited their village in Bijjie city in the south-western Guizhou province. The wife said she found the experience painful, but “silently told herself that she had to endure it, in order to be

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“Apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?”

Tom Lehrer asked that satirical question several decades ago, and it’s become a standard catch-phrase in American English.  Yesterday’s Dilbert comic strip brought it forcefully to mind.  (Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the strip’s Web site.) Scott Adams has a wonderful knack for expressing workplace stupidity in graphic terms.  I’ve tried several allegedly “ergonomic” items of office and computer furniture that reminded me of nothing so much as a well-made brick.  Comfortable, they weren’t;  and some caused actual physical injury through forcing parts of my body to conform to what they wanted. The only “ergonomic” office purchase I’ve

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