Is This Some Kind of Joke?

A duck is standing next to a busy road, cars zooming past while he waits for a break in traffic. A chicken walks up to him and says, 'Don't do it, man. You'll never hear the end of it.'

A man is washing his car with his son when the boy goes, 'Dad, can't we use a sponge?'

My grandmother's last words before she kicked the bucket were, 'Hey, how far do you think I can kick this bucket?'

The temptation to sing 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' is always just a whim away a whim away a whim away a whim away.

Two satellites decide to get married. It wasn't much of a wedding, but boy was that reception amazing!

Why does Norway put bar codes on all of its ships? So they can Scandinavian.

What's red and bad for your teeth? A brick.

A man walks into a bar and sees a bunch of people waiting to get refreshments. He asks the bartender, 'Is this really the punch line?'

Why did Adele cross the road? To say hello from the other side.

What is orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

Random Links

The Treasure Hunt Builder

How I Spend Time Creating Useless Websites

I got the wise idea to create a website dedicated to helping people, mostly teachers, make treasure hunts for the kiddies. It was fun to make and, of course, completely ignored by the world at large. Here's the link to the Treasure Hunt Builder.

As usual, I learned a lot of new things. Some things worked and some didn't. The most fun, for me, was creating the online treasure hunts, which generally turned out to be just too hard. But some people did come and try it out and some of them stuck it out all the way through the hunt. There is a "builder" section of the site that allows you to make your own online treasure hunt. Drop me a line if you would like access.

I got the idea for the concept from Kalzumeus' Bingo Card Creator. It looked like teachers would find value in a tool like this, but I was never able to generate enough energy to actually go out and try to find users. We always had a lot of fun creating treasure hunts for when all the family would get together during the holidays. I'm sure it drove them all crazy.

Next up - Cómo hacer rodar tu "R".


by Justin E. H. Smith

  • Someone who thinks about their place in the world in terms of the structural violence inflicted on them as they move through it is thinking of themselves, among other things, in structural terms, which is to say, again among other things, not as subjects. This gutting of our human subjecthood is currently being stoked and exacerbated, and integrated into a causal loop with, the financial incentives of the tech companies. People are now speaking in a way that results directly from the recent moneyballing of all of human existence. They are speaking, that is, algorithmically rather than subjectively, and at this point it is not only the extremely online who are showing the symptoms of this transformation.