A few words from George Carlin

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.

I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it.

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.

In comic strips, the person on the right always speaks first.

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. 

Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?

When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?

Who decides when the applause should die down? It seems like it's a group decision; everyone begins to say to themselves at the same time, "Well, okay, that's enough of that."

Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11:48AM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

The Institute of Internet History

From this important historical site:

…Perhaps the most important and influential person in the development of the Internet was a wealthy industrialist by the name of E H Beardie. Although Beardie did not invent the Internet, he is credited as the driver of its growth from a localized technology to a national and ultimately global network and is considered by most Internet historians to be the "Father of the Internet".  Ehbeardie

Born in 1822 in Philadelphia, Beardie was the first and only son of a migrant dock worker and a skilled one-armed seamstress named Mary-Lou.

Beardie opened his first mill at the young age of 14 and through zeal and cunning rapidly expanded to be one of the largest mill owners in the world.



E H Beardie

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 01:20PM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

SuDoku for geeks

This is from the Red Belt collection, medium difficulty

(From http://xkcd.com/c74.html – not entirely family-friendly.)

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 03:29PM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

Finally! A good illustration

Have you ever wondered just how your computer works?

Well... It's finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand,


Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 11:46PM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment

Doctor's Office

The nurse comes into the doctor's office and says, "Sir, there's a man out in the waiting room who says he's invisible!"

"Tell him we can't see him," says the doctor. 

Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 10:44PM by Registered CommenterJoel | CommentsPost a Comment