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How to Know it’s Going to be a Crappy Day April 29, 2008

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Humor.
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It’s 5:30 AM, and nature calls. However, as you enter the bathroom bleary-eyed, you note that the toilet is clogged. This is your first sign.

After a quick trip to another toilet to deal with the most immediate problem, you locate the plunger. Even in the stupor of less than 5 minutes of consciousness, you’re able to inspect the plunger and see the crack in the rubber that will render it completely useless. This is your second sign.

Not to worry, you have a “backup plunger” (a backup to deal with… uhm… backups). You grab the backup device, return to the scent of the crime, and begin plunging. Unfortunately, the backup device is slightly inferior in design to your primary plunger (which is why the other, now defective plunger, was the primary tool). As such, it turns itself inside-out periodically, and requires a bit of “toilet rim gymnastics” to get the rubber edge flipped right-side-out again.

And so you plunge away, and pause to pull and rotate the handle, flipping the business-end of the plunger back into the correct shape. But the final pull seems too easy, and that’s when you have the third and final sign that it will be a crappy day: (more…)

The “Idol” Leading the Idle? January 17, 2008

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Earlier today, I was reading Ars Technica, and saw the following headline:

Bringing American Idol to the visually impaired

To be fair, the article is actually about technology for helping people with macular degeneration (a significant form of vision loss, particularly among the elderly) by adjusting the contrast of a television image. There is only the most passing reference to “American Idol,” the thankfully-maligned TV show. Even so, my reaction to the headline was:

Why should the visually impaired have to suffer too?

Christmas Humor at My House December 26, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Christmas, Family, Fun, Geeks, Humor, Laughter, Parenting/Children.

One of the gifts from my sons:


Here’s the text:


Arrr… That be YOU Talkin’ Like a Pirate? September 19, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Humor, pirate day, Religion, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Theology.

When is it really you talking?

Arrrr! Ye Know What Day it Be? September 19, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Fun, Humor, Laughter, pirate day, Rosie O'Donnell, Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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That be the truth, Matey. Once again, it be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.