Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Morally Hazardous Technology

Posted: 3rd September 2016 by LegoDoug in Books, Home Life, Humor

Voices were raised in protest. Bicycles were proclaimed morally hazardous. Until now, children and youth were unable to stray very far from home on foot. Now, one magazine warned, fifteen minutes could put them miles away. Because of bicycles, it was said, young people were not spending the time they should with books, and—more seriously—that […]

When You Marry a Lawyer’s Daughter …

Posted: 17th July 2016 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Humor, Sarah

THE REAL WORLD: “Darling, you look radiant, today!” (Woman beams appreciatively.) WHEN YOU MARRY A LAWYER’S DAUGHTER: “Darling, you look radiant, today! (Woman waits. The Speaker continues.) “The use of the word ‘today,’ should not by any means be interpreted as meaning that I (‘The Speaker’) do not believe you (‘The Addressee’) do not look […]

Android v. iPhone

Posted: 5th May 2015 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Geekdom, Humor, Star Trek

Periodically, I do a search for this poem we memorized in high school. Today, at last, I found a slightly flawed version of it online, and was able to use that to get a corrected version via Google Books. The poem was published in Baxter’s Explore the Book, in a lesson on Ecclesiastes, although there […]

Santa. Theories abound about how he finances and operates his North Pole operation. A number of people believe Santa is a Communist. Others believe that Santa’s elves are slave laborers being exploited by the big red taskmaster. Neither of these theories stands up to examination. The suggestion of Communism is just silly. We know from […]

From ThinkGeek.

How Our Government Works

Posted: 17th March 2010 by LegoDoug in Humor, Politics

Once upon a time the government had a scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal it at night.” So they created a night watchman position and hired a person at $18,000 a year for the job. Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without instruction?” So […]

Courtesy of Netflix streaming over our Xbox 360, my son David (primarily) and I have been enjoying watching Adam-12, the police television series that started the year I was born, and ran for seven years thereafter, and much longer in syndication. Adam-12 was one of my favorite televisions programs when I was a kid, and […]

We were at Merrimack High School this morning for a meeting regarding some testing Isaac had done over the past couple of weeks. It was just after morning announcements, and as we went to our meeting, the music from Star Wars could be heard coming from every room. I caught enough of the description playing […]

Non-Predictions for 2010:

Posted: 12th January 2010 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Humor

Here are my non-predictions for 2010 (things that are guaranteed not to occur this year): (1) Popular musicians will realize that Auto-Tune is a waste of time, and rather than sounding “cool,” they sound depressingly similar to every other Reggae-imitating popular musician on the planet. Complex harmonies and skill will mark a new breed of […]