Category Archive: memes

Feb 06

Poohcago

See also: Winnie the Pooh is a horrible role model

Nov 22

The Kindness of Black Holes

A Streetcar Named Extinction.

Sep 20

Resume Tips from Mother Theresa

Before she died (and several times after), Mother Theresa of Calcutta sat down with me to offer career advice.

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Sep 06

Wisdom from a Coelacanth, pt. II

More and more, people are turning to the ancient, hollow-spined coelacanth for easily digestible inspirational quotes, suitable for framing, bumper stickers, keychains, Human Resources offices, suicide hotlines, megachurches and, of course, social media. During a recent appearance on The Today Show, the Dalai Lama himself cheerfully admitted to sticking a whole coelacanth in his mouth …

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Sep 01

What We Can Learn from Count Orlok

Both The Nosferatu of Carpathia and Mark Twain liked boats and aphorisms.

Aug 17

Where Is This Child’s Father?

I would not have listened much beyond “There are two wolves inside you.”

Aug 16

Words Next to Pictures II: What We Know About Hydrogen

Next year I am splitting the Nobel Prize with this guy I saw walking by my building at 3 a.m. who picked up my garbage barrel that had fallen into the street.

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Aug 14

From My Occasional Series “I Don’t Think Anyone Ever Actually Spoke French”

One of the biggest hoaxes around is that the French language exists, and that there are places in the world in which people of all hues and backgrounds speak it.

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Aug 01

Wisdom from a coelacanth, pt. I

More and more, people are turning to the ancient, hollow-spined coelacanth for easily digestible inspirational quotes, suitable for framing, bumper stickers, keychains, Human Resources offices, suicide hotlines, megachurches and, of course, social media.

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Jul 28

Apparently it is my diet that prevents me from driving to Long Beach

I have low expectations of the transaction going smoothly when I buy/sell things like tires, computers, books, etc., on Craigslist.

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