Posts filed under “Humor”

What is it going to take to kill this species off?

Why do we pay attention to the most dire of forecasts? I pulled this from a 2011 piece I wrote:

“You humans are a hardy breed. No matter how dire the circumstance, your species has managed to prosper.

You survived the Ice Age, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Age of Aquarius (as well as Disco and Polyester). Mother Nature has thrown floods, earthquakes, droughts, plagues, pandemics, tornadoes, asteroids, tsunamis, hurricanes, melting glaciers and global warming at you. Not to mention world wars and nuclear proliferation.

Economically, you’ve withstood the Panics of 1819, 1825, 1837, 1847, 1857, 1866, 1873, 1884, 1890, 1893, 1896, 1907, 1929, 1933, 1938, 1973, 1987, 1998, 2000, and 2007-09 — and that is just over the past two centuries. You also saw through the Tulip Bubble, the South Sea Bubble, the Great Depression and the Great Recession, the Nifty-Fifty, the Asian Contagion, the Dot-com Bubble, the subprime fiasco and Bernie Madoff.

What is it going to take to kill this species off — or at least to bankrupt it?”

-Washington Post

Category: Humor, Investing, Psychology

xkcd: Randall Munroe asks “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…Read More

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

Earth Day Blues

Source: Star Tribune

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, UnScience

Jimmy Fallon: Brian Williams Raps

Jimmy Fallon’s crew put together a series of monster edits of NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams, turning him into a rapper. The results were hilarious — see the mashup of raps after the jump — but it also resulted in Williams showing up on Fallon for an interview.

Here is the interview with

Bri Willi
Bri Will.I.ams
Brizzle
B Dubs

Rap Master B Videos after the jump
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NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams talks to Jimmy about life after the world discovered his rapping abilities.

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 1

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 2

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Music, Television, Weekend

MASHUP: Donald Sterling / Seinfeld Rant

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Weekend

Simpsons: Michal Socha-directed couch gag

Take a journey into Homer’s brain and push the boundaries of animation. This Michal Socha-directed couch gag kicks off an all-new episode. Published on Apr 24, 2014   via boingboing

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

How Capitalism Works

Source: Medium

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls

Science Shmience

Adam Zyglis on Science Skeptics   Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News  

Category: Humor, UnScience

Wall Street Animals

Hat tip Creators.com

Category: Humor, Markets, Trading

The Art of the Insult

A friend emails this in:   These glorious insults are from an era before the English language became boiled down to 4-letter words. A Member of Parliament to Disraeli: “Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” “That depends, Sir,” said Disraeli, “whether I embrace your policies or your mistress.”…Read More

Category: Humor