Oh, my.

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If it’s a murder of crows, a pride of lions, and a gaggle of geese, why not a meme of hipsters?

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Last night we watched the latest episode of Bones from our DVR, in which Emily Deschanel stated that the Iliad (it sounded like “Ilium” on the soundtrack) told the story of Odysseus and Scylla and Charybdis.

It doesn’t. That’s from the Odyssey.

We are a society of stupid.

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Gourmand twits.

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Meet the “smombies”:

Roughly one in six pedestrians hypnotically tune into their phones and out of the real world while crossing the street, DEKRA found. Most pedestrians observed were texting, while others were plugged into headphones, making calls, or both texting and making calls at the same time.

Stockholm had by far the worst smartphone abusers with 23.6 percent, or nearly a quarter of people on foot distracted by their phones while crossing through traffic.

Amsterdam on the other hand had the lowest number of “smombies” (smartphone zombies) at 8.3 percent of pedestrians, while Berlin fell somewhere in the middle at 14.9 percent.

When I ride my bicycle around my neighborhood, I fear the smombies much more than the car drivers, and I fear a car driving smombie most of all.

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As Dickens reminded us,

The law is an ass.

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My school trips were so very tame.

Buried deep in the story is a qualifier that the students in question picked out the film, no one was forced to watch it, and everyone who did watch it was old enough to see it in a movie theatre.

But, really, now, there is no way that this could have turned out well.

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Nuptial frolics.

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Apparently, “food tech” is a guy thing.

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State senatorial frolics.

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The stupid. It burns.

H/T to my brother for the story.

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It is just a matter of time till some overgrown adolescent yahoo downs an airliner.

A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers.

The pilot of a Lufthansa A380 approaching the airport on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany, reported that a drone passed about overhead around 1:30 p.m., said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Oopsy twits.

(As Peter Sagal said on Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me a few weeks ago, “Chipotle is a Mexican word meaning ‘oops!’“)

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Forgotten frolics.

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I didn’t know that boom boxes were still a thing.

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Yesterday, I got two spam emails telling me that Donald Trump wants a smarter America and trying to sell me some concoction based on trumped-up claims.

I reckon the strategy is that anyone who believes Donald Trump wants a smarter America will believe anything.

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Words fail me.

Lines at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came to a halt this week when TSA agents spotted a pair of gun-shaped stiletto heels and bullet-lined bracelets in a passenger’s carry-on luggage.

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No selfie awareness.

No selfie awareness whatsoever.

Musical Note

    Guns and carnage! guns and carnage!
    They go together like a horse and carriage.
    Let me tell you, brother,
    If you’ve got one, you’ll get the other.
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