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Summer work …

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Posting’s been rather light here recently, and that’s because I have been busy with five week summer classes.  We cram a full semester’s worth of freshman chemistry into five weeks.

But if I wanted to pick up a little extra money this summer, I could apply for some extra work over in the business office.  Here’s a job posting I saw this morning:

[Job opening!  Competitive salary!]

If I work all summer, I might just be able to buy a burrito at Taco Bell!

What do you think’s IN the burgers?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

While I was browsing through my pictures from Switzerland, I came across this oddly-named advertisement.

[Barfi Menus and Barfi Burgers]

Who knew the Swiss were such fans of You Can’t Do That On Television?

Revolgar: Currently Devouring English Language

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Let me introduce you to Revolgar.


What is Revolgar? It’s a cheap plastic robot that looks as if it’d withstand about ten seconds of play time. But more than that, Revolgar is a warrior.

[Justical warrior]

… a justicial warrior! What is a justicial warrior? I have no idea, except that Revolgar and his allies are extremely powerful

[the most powerful in history]

… and have (or perhaps, had) a thing against jewelry.

[Former subduing evil’s diamond]

If all that doesn’t make you want to run out and buy your own Revolgar, I don’t know what will. But if you do get one, pay attention to the warnings. Playing with the most powerful super combined justicial warrior robot in history comes with some risks.


Watch out for those carefully small parts, which are much more dangerous than the carelessly small parts featured on inferior robots.

Also, consult your doctor before putting anything into your nares. If you’re not a doctor, just don’t shove Revolgar up your nose.

[By the hair of your fingers]

Revolgar is so powerful, it can rip the hair off your fingers! So be careful!


Are the makers of Revolgar also responsible for this product?


Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Almost everyone is familiar with peanut butter and roasted peanuts. But if you come down to the Deep South, you’ll find that we have some odd ways of preparing those delicious legumes.

Even I’m not certain what these are…

[Boilod peanuts]

How, exactly, does one boilo a peanut?

Yankee readers of this blog are free to start cringing at the thought of what boiling a peanut would do to it. But y’all don’t know what you’re missing!


Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Our college s being slowly dragged into the twenty-first century. We’re not smoke free yet, but we have at least removed most smoking from inside the buildings.

But we’re very picky about areas where students and employees can light up. Consider this picture, taken just outside one of our buildings.

[Designated smoking area]

The sign on the right is stern. It warns potential air polluters to stick to the designated smoking area.

[No smoking!]

Where is the designated smoking area? Take a look at the sign on the left.

[Smoke all you want!]

Why, just a few feet to the left of the “no smoking” sign, you can smoke all you want!

Useful little flowers

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

While looking around the clearance bin of a craft store, Patty and I found these little pressed flowers.

[Framp Shades - Front]

Pressed flowers made into a sticker? Interesting, but I’m not quite sure what I’d do with such a sticker. Maybe the back of the package gives a few hints.

[Framp Shades - Back]

Wow!  So many uses!  If only I knew how to embillish a card or framp a shade …

Relieve the pressure of the burdens on your house!

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Here’s an interesting concept. For a fee, these kind folks will come toss bundles of straw onto your house.

[House wasing]

I hear that it relieves stress on the roof.

Wase \Wase\ (w[=a]s), n. [Cf. Sw. vase a sheaf.]
– A bundle of straw, or other material, to relieve the pressure of burdens carried upon the head. [Prov. Eng.] –Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

The power of what?

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

An educator’s inbox is regularly crammed full with all sorts of things. Here’s a sample from this morning.

I try to use innovative teaching methods, but I don’t think I will be using the power of this particular innovation in my classroom.

From the department of the obvious

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Here’s a can of salted peanuts from Young Pecan.


Okay, the ingredients are … unsurprisingly … peanuts and peanut oil.

But I’d never have known that this can of peanuts, that contains peanuts and peanut oil, was made in a factory that processes peanuts without the aid of the helpful allergen statement at the bottom!

Seabed World Lamp Lighting Move

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Here’s something I found while shopping this evening.

[Seabed World Lamp Lighting Move]
It’s the Seabed World Lamp Lighting Move!

If you’re a bit confused as to what this gift is, you’re … not alone. Thankfully, the side of the box will at least inform us of what we should not do with the Seabed World Lamp Lighting Move:

[Seabed World Lamp Lighting Move warnings]

Oh, darn! I was looking for something to go in the dusty place. Guess I’ll have to get something else!