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Posts about lots of stuff...whatever shiny object happens to catch my eye at any given moment.
Sep 24 '14

nickgrossman:

So good

#Programming in movies vs. programming in real life with @m_janko. #hacker

/via @libovness

(Source: vine.co)

Sep 18 '14
ilovecharts:

Comprehensive diagram of spaceships. The ISS is included on the top right, in yellow, for scale.

Finding SpaceBall One on this diagram has pretty much made my morning

ilovecharts:

Comprehensive diagram of spaceships. The ISS is included on the top right, in yellow, for scale.

Finding SpaceBall One on this diagram has pretty much made my morning

Sep 10 '14
micdotcom:

Hilarious video nails what we’re all thinking about the Apple Watch 

The entire technology journalism world totally flipped on Twitter over Apple’s brand-new smart watch, the aptly named Apple Watch, following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s much-awaited reveal Tuesday. Now that everyone’s calmed down a bit, the skepticism is starting to bubble up.
Leave it to comedian Jack Douglass to perfectly sum up what everyone’s thinking 

micdotcom:

Hilarious video nails what we’re all thinking about the Apple Watch 

The entire technology journalism world totally flipped on Twitter over Apple’s brand-new smart watch, the aptly named Apple Watch, following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s much-awaited reveal Tuesday. Now that everyone’s calmed down a bit, the skepticism is starting to bubble up.

Leave it to comedian Jack Douglass to perfectly sum up what everyone’s thinking 

Sep 10 '14

shiftsandgigglesstuff:

P-40 Warhawk flyby and landing.

Sep 8 '14
spaceexp:

Pyramids of Giza as seen from the ISS, truly amazing…

spaceexp:

Pyramids of Giza as seen from the ISS, truly amazing…

Sep 6 '14

explore-blog:

Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.

Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.

That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.

NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.

Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.

Sep 4 '14
breakingnews:

Buckingham Palace guardsman under investigation after video shows him pirouetting on duty
ITV News: A Grenadier Guard has been caught on camera busting some moves outside Buckingham Palace, but the soldier is expected to receive disciplinary action for his dancing.
Read more here

Did CNN just take over the BBC’s Breaking News feed?

breakingnews:

Buckingham Palace guardsman under investigation after video shows him pirouetting on duty

ITV News: A Grenadier Guard has been caught on camera busting some moves outside Buckingham Palace, but the soldier is expected to receive disciplinary action for his dancing.

Read more here

Did CNN just take over the BBC’s Breaking News feed?

Aug 29 '14
innovateky:

Electricity running between lines looks like a wizard’s duel.

innovateky:

Electricity running between lines looks like a wizard’s duel.

Aug 29 '14
"Vaccines protect the health of children in the United States so well that most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences of diseases now stopped by vaccines"
Aug 29 '14

Anonymous asked:

theyre called dad jokes because theyre cheesy jokes a dad would say to their child...

bestnatesmithever:

bestnatesmithever:

Dad jokes have a specific style and pattern. 

"I’m hungry."

"Nice to meet you, Hungry. I’m dad."

That’s a typical pattern for a Dad joke. 


"Can I go to the bathroom?"

"I don’t know, CAN you?" 

That’s another typical Dad joke. 

The joke, “How does NASA organize a party? They planet.” is a pun. Just a straight up pun. Good old fashioned pun. 

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Hmmm…well in that case literally ANY joke can be a Dad joke so long as it A. Doesn’t make the audience laugh and B. The one telling the joke IS laughing. 

So how would we know if a joke on the Internet is a Dad Joke unless we had confirmation that the joke teller is laughing? 

I do respect and appreciate thefrogman's comedic intellect, but I think this definition of Dad Joke is problematic.

I always considered the classic “dad joke” to be a reaction to something that somebody else said.  For example, the child says something to set up the joke; “I’m hungry”, and then the dad responds with “Hi Hungry, my name is Dad!”.  The classic one at my house growing up was always after I’d say “I’m full” at the dinner table.  My dad would react by yelling “You’re a fool, alright!”.  They all follow the same pattern: 1) somebody (usually a child) unintentionally sets up the joke  2) dad responds by delivering lame punch line  3) nobody but dad laughs.

There also needs to be a certain level of innocence to the joke.  They need to be the type of joke that you can tell to a 3 year old.  The “That’s what she said.” joke would also follow the pattern above, but there almost always a sexual meaning behind that, so I feel like it doesn’t meets the criteria of a classic dad joke.

The “How does NASA plan a party?” joke would involve the same person delivering the set up and the lame punch line.  It would also probably result in nobody but the joke teller laughing, but since that person gave the setup and the punch line, I fell like it falls outside of the dad joke definition.  While it is a bad joke, and not all bad jokes are dad jokes.