The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Cultural news from Egypt

The government has retained Pat Banatar to write a new national anthem, apparently titled "Hit me with your despot." Sorry.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ann Arbor's Traffic Problems are Solved!

Simply restrict driving -- especially of AATA buses -- to this emerging demographic, and all will be well.

(By the way, "L plates" is UK and Commonwealth-speak for Learner Permits.)

(And of course, see here for Elliot Erwitt's take on the same topic.)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The heart of news-ness:

One of the best uses of the Internet I've encountered.  If you're not familiar with, you should be. It's a massive exercise in content aggregation, uphill against the wind in a continent that's hostile to journalism in general and especially to on-line journalism.