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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The world on mushrooms

Maybe it's just the cold. Maybe my expectations of rationality in world affairs are miscalibrated.  Maybe I need to get out more. Here are some stories, gathered from just this morning's news,  that make me feel as though the rest of humanity is insane or I am. Judge for yourself.
  • Brussels mayor's shorts stolen: in a story headlined "Brussels mayor's signed undies stolen from bar", UPI reports that the aforesaid unmentionables were ripped off from a bar's Museum of Underpants. The bar is owned, by the way, by an anarchist and film maker.
  • Parrot runs for office in Belarus: And then withdraws from the election because the office in question wasn't "... very prestigious."
  • Mandela statue has rabbit in ear:  So someone responsible for the creation of a statue honoring the late Nelson Mandela "carved" a rabbit in one ear.  Of the statue. Not their own.
  • Russia Lib Dem pol advises Obama to divorce: He says Michelle is a distraction.
  • Shrimp mayo Doritos: Get 'em while they're weird. But only until March 17. Japan. What else can I say?
  • Glenn Beck sorry: Well, he didn't actually say he was sorry for "tearing the country apart." Actually, he seems to be a bit proud of it. Hubris in place, cue nemesis.
  • Photos of pigs censored:  By the NYT. In Malaysia. Because it is "... a Muslim country."  Not the whole pig, apparently, just the faces. The faces?!?
  • Captain and Tennille divorcing: Shocking. I didn't know they were still alive, but even so ... shocking.
Oh, and some singer -- Beebo or something like that -- was arrested for drag racing his Lamborghini against a Ferrari, in the street, while intoxicated, at 4 AM. In Miami.

Also, note the nice job I did of tagging this post.  You won't see that kind of metadata on Fox News.

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