Signs, Signs, Everywhere There Are Signs

August 26, 2009

I have an old Garmin Forerunner GPS that I like to wear while jogging.  I misplaced it in June after a charity run where I had organized a free thinker team.  Is this a sign that God is out to get me.  I doubt it.   It is probably exactly where I put it, where ever that is.

Recently I have been thinking that I should be doing more running.  My running has tapered off to almost nothing.  I have even been looking at the newer Forerunners thinking I should replace my missing one.

Yesterday, while cleaning, I finally found it.  It only took two months.  Is this a sign that I should be jogging more.  If I were the sort of person who had and overactive pattern matching mechanism.  I might think so.  Truth be told I have been thinking about jogging more for most of the 10 weeks that it was missing.  Now that I found it my brain can match the two events.  There is no such thing as a “sign”.

Truth be told this is sign that I should clean out the SUV more often.

With apologies to the Five Man Electric Band.


Mr Deity

January 25, 2009

Mr. Deity is … um … God.  And very funny.

All ex-mormons go to heaven.


How To Save Silicon Valley

January 11, 2009

Ummm want more brains…


Bottle Rocket Jet Pack

January 8, 2009

When I as a kid I had a couple of air and water powered rockets.   Now I want one of these.

Yes, I know that is probably a hoax.  Polpular Science’s take.


Can you hang a real witch?

December 8, 2008

Ok, I think this is funny.


Don’t Prick French President Sarkozy’s Doll

November 29, 2008

France’s President lost his court case to stop the sale of voodoo dolls made in his image. Technically he won. He was awarded one euro, court costs, plus a note to be added to the doll’s packaging. Fortunately no one involved seems to think that voodoo dolls actually work.

The appeals court judge found that “spearing the doll… constitutes an offence to the dignity of Mr Sarkozy”.

The note to be supplied is to advise buyers that pricking the doll would offend Mr. Sarkozy’s dignity.

Wonderfully, part of the courts decision was that banning the dolls would “limit the right to humor”. If that is not part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it should be.

I think the court was exercising its right to humor. Sales are destined to prick up.


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