Category Archives: Entertainment

Rudyard Kipling: A Woman Is Only a Woman, But a Good Cigar Is a Smoke

And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke. — Rudyard Kipling, “The Betrothed” in Rudyard Kipling’s Verse, Inclusive Edition, 1885–1918 The Betrothed “You must choose between me and your cigar.” Breach of Promise Case, circa, 1885 OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout, For things are running crossways,… Read More »

Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (1836)

Peter piper, without pretension to precocity or profoundness, puts pen to paper to produce these puzzling pages, purposely to please the palates of pretty prattling playfellows, proudly presuming that with proper penetration it will probably, and perhaps positively, prove a peculiarly pleasant and profitable path to proper, plain and precise pronunciation.

He prays parents to purchase this playful performance, partly to pay him for his patience and pains; partly to provide for the printers and publishers; but principally to prevent the pernicious prevalence of perverse pronunciation.

Vomiting, Barfing, Puking, …

I found this comment on a Facebook post: It got me thinking, somewhere there needs to be a collection of barfing images you can paste into the comments section on Facebook and other places, even here if you want to. So I went to Google Images and did a search. Here are a few that… Read More »

Cool Characters for Facebook, Etc.

𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕥 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕀 𝕔𝕒𝕟 𝕕𝕠!   Lᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴡʜᴀᴛ I ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ!   Lоок дт шндт Ї cди dо! I can make fancy characters to put in Facebook posts and other places where I’m limited to characters with no formatting options. This is your basic set of alphanumeric characters: the capital letters A–Z, the lower-case letters a–z, and the… Read More »

The Nintendo Glock and the Glocktendo

Precision Syndicate, LLC, a custom gun manufacturer in Odessa, Texas, modified a Glock to resemble the famous “Nintendo Zapper” gun that came with the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view of guns), it’s a one-off build and will not be produced for other people. They posted a couple of photos… Read More »

Enrique Simonet — La Autopsia (1890)

Enrique Simonet Lombardo (February 2, 1866–April 20, 1927) was a Spanish painter. The full title of the painting is Anatomía del Corazón; ¡Y Tenía Corazón!; La Autopsia (Anatomy of the Heart; And She Had a Heart!; Autopsy). Simonet painted it in Rome in 1890. Signature, location, and date are in the bottom left corner: E.… Read More »