It's time for another roundup of my humor blog posts, so let me warm up to that with some pictures.
bunny_hugger deep in negotiations with a squirrel last year. The squirrel seemed like it might be coaxed into taking food directly from her.
The squirrel wouldn't have it, though, and only took the bread after bunny_hugger and set it down. I'm not sure if this is the same squirrel that's fairly intrepid about our presence this year.
And of the things posted to my humor blog the past week? Consider these:
- Senior Physicist Sought! --- the major piece for this week. Based on an actual classified ad!
- From The Dream Game Show, or possibly an only partially written Monty Python sketch.
- After The Storms, as we got a lot of rain the other day.
- In Which I Am An Awful Person, in a minor way but still not my finest hour.
- A Funky Discovery, pointing out my mathematics comics and complaining about Funky Winkerbean.
- Statistics Saturday: What Father’s Day Cards Talk About Versus What I Need Them To Say, in which neither the greeting card industry nor I come out looking that good.
- Meeting Betty Boop’s Grampy, Maybe --- sure, she calls him Grampy, but what do we really know about him?
- Popeye Space Ark 2000 Pinball … Reconsidered, last week's major piece. The question: was one of the most notoriously awful pinball games of the 90s really all that bad? Or was it just crazypants?
Trivia: A 1613 census of Lima, Peru, found 114 Asians living there, about half of them women. It's believed the actual tally was higher. Many were employed as ``ruff openers'', fixing the mechanisms on the ruffs which the wealthy wore around their necks. Source: 1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created, Charles C Mann.
Currently Reading: ... The Heavens And The Earth: A Political History of the Space Age, Walter A McDougall.
PS: Reading the Comics, June 25, 2015: Not Making A Habit Of This Edition, my fourth mathematics post since the last roundup.