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Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Transformers —

These transformers are a little slower than the ones in the movies: http://xkcd.com/1336/

Robot Parents —

Those of you who know me, know that I’m a fan of the theory that robots are going to take all the jobs away. One job I never really thought that robots would take would be parenting. The human touch is important, and so on. But parenting isn’t just one job. One part of it, […]

The Indians Who Don’t Exist —

Recently I was on a campout with the Cub scouts. Many of the boys were worried that there were Indians in the forest. Naturally, like a good parent, I explained that (a) that the camp grounds are owned by the Boy Scouts and there are no “Indians” living there, and (b) the proper term is […]

I win the conversation —

http://dilbert.com The Dilbert comic has a recurring character named “Topper” that has to top any statement anyone else makes. Recently I had a chance to play at being “Topper.” I was in a yogurt stand with a bunch of friends and someone was complaining about how hard it was to get the top off a […]

Secret Worlds and the Belly of Quetzacoatl —

Fantasy has several different classifications: Contemporary Fantasy: Fantasy that takes place in the modern world, sometimes called Urban Fantasy. Second World Fantasy: There’s a whole different earth-like magical world out there. Think Tolkien. Portal Fantasy: This world and some second world are connected, and stories bridge worlds. Think Potter or Narnia. The last category, Portal […]

Beer in Utah —

I was not expecting much in the way of beer during my stay in Utah. But I tasted one really good beer. What really made the experience was the label was the label “Polygamy Porter.” The slogan is “Why have just one?” It’s good that the people of Utah have a sense of humor about […]

Fictional Romance Novel —

One thing I sometimes like to do is make up a silly fictional romance title. “The Pirate Captain’s Sweet Hostage,” or “The Millionaire Cowboy’s Secret Baby.” What can you come up with?

My Inner Sheldon —

A recent “Big Bang Theory” episode featured famed physicist Sheldon Cooper creating a wacky three player game of chess. While my family has compared me to Sheldon before, this is one of the few real examples where the comparison worked. I have a 3 player chess game (hexagonal grid instead of square grid) sitting on […]