Random on Thursday.


This sure beats taking the school bus. Found via boingboing.net.

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A little something to confound your Tea Party, Libertarian, and anti-health-care-reform friends:

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by
electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US
Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the
municipal water utility. After that I turned on the TV to one of the regulated
channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like by
using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department
of Agriculture-inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined
as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and
kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US
Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration-approved automobile and drive to work on the roads built by the
local state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to
purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental
Protections Agency, using legal render issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On
the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal
Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After work, I drive my NHTSA car on the DOT roads to my
house, which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local
building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered
of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

I then log onto the internet which was developed by the
Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on freerepublic.com
and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the
government can’t do anything righ

Sorry, I don't remember where I found that (and it was only yesterday!) but googling led me to a bunch of sites/blog posts dated August 9, 2009 or thereabouts. That must be when it went viral.

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(Cleaning out my "saved for the blog" folder)



Lolcats (this one caught my eye because the door and threshold are exactly the same style and color as our Minneapolis house; we lack a white kitteh, however):


I sent this one to #1 Son, a PowerPoint hater from way back:


From the Detroit airport:

Recombobulation area

Redundant clock:

Redundant clock

Good Earth tea bags have nifty sayings on the tags.

Q1 Q2 

Q3 Q4

Those with children will recognize this:


Art comes in many media:


And lest we forget this is nominally a knitting blog:


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0 Responses to Random on Thursday.

  1. Chris says:

    Fun stuff!! 🙂

  2. cursingmama says:

    Loved the graphs! (okay, and that healthcare email) (Which did you catch SPMcPhee’s tweets about the death panels – very funny in so few characters)

  3. Vicki says:

    All good random stuffs!!

  4. Mary Lou says:

    LOVE the powerpoint one. I red an article some time ago in the New Yorker about powerpoint, and woman at MS who came up with the idea and worked on it is very, very sorry.

  5. Guinifer says:

    I’d like to steal the random rant (about govt. monopolies) and put it up on my Facebook page, but I’m afraid it would become one racing “UNFRIEND”! Heh.

  6. gayle says:

    So much to love…

  7. Lorette says:

    These are all great. I love the Pancho Villa quote.

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