George Carlin's Modern Man

Pure comedic genius. The transcript is below. I'm a modern man A man for the millennium Digital and smoke free A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist Politically anatomically and ecologically incorrect I've been uplinked and downloaded I've been inputted and outsourced I know the upside of downsizing I know the downside of upgrading I'm a … Continue reading George Carlin's Modern Man

Condensed knowledge for 2007-09-19

A bit of a health theme to this edition of condensed knowledge: A new CPR technique was discovered. It's called OAC-CPR (Only rhythmic Abdominal Compression). As its name implies, you only press on the abdomen, eliminating the risk of broken ribs, mouth-to-mouth, and fatigue from pushing so hard. Definitely worth looking into this! Prozac found … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2007-09-19

Condensed knowledge for 2007-08-21

Knight News Challenge: Round 2 Launches. The Knight News Challenge, in which winners get grants ranging from tiny to huge, is in its second year. It awards big money for innovative ideas using digital experiments to transform community news. The contest is run by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Last year’s winners … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2007-08-21

Humor and societal norms

If I'd taken some sociology classes in college, I might have gotten this point sooner: humor is driven, by and large, by societal norms. Furthermore, it is usually in contrast (marked or absurd) to those same norms. Allow me to illustrate. Japan: most of us know that public conduct there has been driven by very … Continue reading Humor and societal norms

Funny videos

It's Monday and I'm swamped. I've got a ton of photos to post-process, and various other things have piled up as well. There are a couple of reviews in the queue, plus a few condensed knowledge posts, so watch for those later. Today, you get funny videos. I love this computer monster. If all computer … Continue reading Funny videos

British comedy

I've always had a soft spot for British comedy. It's hard to pinpoint why, but there it is. My favorites are Benny Hill, Monty Python and Mr. Bean. I've recently discovered Harry Enfield's work, and I love his black and white mockumentaries (but only those, not his color work). Here's Benny Hill, in "The life … Continue reading British comedy

The Awful Truth (1937)

Ligia and I just watched The Awful Truth (1937) for the second time. We love it! The cast was perfect for the roles, the script was witty, and the direction was wonderful. Cary Grant plays Jerry Warriner, a husband who finds his wife Lucy's tale (Irene Dunne) of car trouble hard to swallow when she … Continue reading The Awful Truth (1937)