YGTBSM!!!

(For those who don’t know the acronym, see here.) I thought radical feminism had long since jumped the shark.  Now it looks like they’re jumping jellyfish, crustaceans and seaweed for good measure. If you’re a dog owner, maybe, just maybe, a couple of things that come to mind when you take ‘ol Spot to the dog park are rape culture and non-heterosexual “performativity.” What’s that? You don’t consider such things when you’re walking the pup? No worries, then. The Portland Ungendering Research Initiative’s Helen Wilson is here to clue you in. Her paper, “Human reactions to rape culture and queer

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Doofus Of The Day #1,012

Today’s award goes to the person who asked this question concerning the volcanic eruptions currently going on in Hawaii. The USGS responded to one Twitter user who asked, “Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?” . . . The USGS responded: Erm… we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!) If the vent is emitting a lot of SO2 or H2S, they would taste BAD. And if you add sulfuric acid (in vog, for example) to sugar, you

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Doofus Of The Day #1,007

Today’s award goes to the operator(s) of a data center in Sweden.  A tip o’ the hat to reader Snoggeramus for sending me the link. Having worked in the information technology industry for a decade or so, rising from computer (mainframe) operator, through programming and systems analysis, to manage a department and then be a director of a small IT company, I’m pretty familiar with commercial computer operations.  This was entirely preventable, and should have been foreseen. A loud sound emitted by a fire suppression system has destroyed the hard drives of a Swedish data center, downing Nasdaq operations across

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Why not put a Tide Pod in it?

I’m more than a little disgusted by the latest alleged “teenage craze”. Viral videos posted on social media show teenagers snorting condoms as part of a so-called “condom snorting challenge.” In the videos, teens put an unwrapped condom up one of their nostrils and inhale until the condom comes out of their mouth. Like other viral challenges, the condom snorting challenge has been around for years but recently reemerged on social media. . . . While teens may think the condom snorting challenge goes without consequences, it can be dangerous … with the exception of doctor-prescribed nasal sprays, “anything else

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Doofus Of The Day #1,003

Today’s award goes to the worker at Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania who sent out this tweet in the name of that organization: The tweet was taken down almost immediately, as soon as someone realized how utterly asinine it was . . . but the damage was done.  It had already been screenshotted and archived, and has since gone viral. Personally, I don’t think we “need” a Disney princess at all.  I’d far rather little girls were raised by responsible parents, and taught to behave like normal human beings!  There are few enough adults (of either sex) who know how to

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Oh, the irony!

Sent in by reader Gerald F, to whom a respectful doff o’ the hat and a broad grin.  Clickit to biggit. I wonder what Leonidas and his 300 Spartan hoplites would say to that – after, that is, they cleaned all the Persian blood off their hands, armor, swords, and what have you? Peter

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Doofus Of The Day #1,001

Today’s award goes to an inept car thief in England. A man who attempted to steal a Mini Cooper in Northumberland became wedged on a narrow set of stairs and had to be freed from the vehicle. The car, with Union flag branding on its roof, was discovered in the Castle Walk area of Carlisle Park, in Morpeth, on Monday night. The matter was reported to Northumbria Police whose officers cordoned off the path. However, the car remained in its awkward position all morning, prompting those passing to stop and take pictures. Police … said: “Emergency services attended and the

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Doofus Of The Day #1,000 – our Millennial Doofus!

When I started this blog, a little over 10 years ago, I could hardly imagine that it would be happily chugging along, with several thousand readers each day, long enough to reach a thousand in my “Doofus Of The Day” series.  Well, here we are at last.  I wonder if the blog – and its author – will still be around for #2,000?  (If you’d like to read all the other 999 Doofi of the Day, in reverse chronological order, see here.) At any rate, today’s Doofus is from Melbourne, Australia. The 37-year-old Yallambie man bought the 2013 Porsche Cayenne

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