That’s how they roll in Siberia

Police were not amused. Police in Siberia have fined a local blogger for cruising the streets ofTyumen inside a bathtub, stirring a social media storm in his support. Online images published this weekend showed the shirtless man washing himself inside a tub fitted with wheels and towed by a van through the city’s streets. A video montage depicted the bather, blogger Eduard Filippov, ordering food at a drive-thru from inside the tub, greeting nearby pedestrians and shooting at cars with a squirt gun. “Do whatever you want, they’re still going to judge you for the rest of your life,” he wrote

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Spelling it out

This cartoon made me laugh, and not just for its humor, but because the underlying problem is so real.  Click it to be taken to a larger view at the strip’s home page. The difference between English-English and American-English can be startling – and they’re often scatological.  A couple of examples: I was having breakfast with a family in the Baltimore area in 1996, during my first visit to this country.  There were the father and mother, their teenage daughter, and myself.  I noticed that the daughter was picking the cherries out of her fruit salad and placing them on

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Heh

It’s nice to encounter officials with a sense of humor now and then.  The Kennebunk Police Department in Maine put out this press release on their Facebook page this week (clickit to biggit): After that, what can I do but post this? Peter

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You and your ammunition

A giggleworthy article at the Gunmart blog classifies you, as a gun owner, in terms of your choice of carry (i.e. defensive) ammunition.  It’s a hoot!  A few excerpts: Fiocchi – “I carry a Kel-Tec.” Glaser Safety Slug – “I carry a Glock 7. Its made in Germany. It doesn’t show up on airport X-ray machines and it costs more than what you make in a month!” Federal Premium Hydra Shock – “I used to be a cop.” Corbon DPX – I have A.D.D. and am easily distracted by shiny… SQUIRREL!” Sellier & Bellot – “I am a member at more than

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A yellow polka-dot bikini – NOT!

Back in 2016, the British National Environmental Research Council invited the public to propose the name of their new research ship.  The result was hilarious, with “Boaty McBoatFace” winning the popular poll by a large margin.  It wasn’t used, in the end, but one of the ship’s autonomous underwater vehicles was honored (?) with that name. Australian reader Snoggeramus tells us that a year later, the same sense of humor came out on top in another naming contest. Thousands of people made sure Doncaster council’s new gritter will have the best start to life. That’s because they just named it Gritsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney.

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