Starbucks Cups: Yeah, Get Angry … Suckah!


And so the annual "War on Christmas" begins -- the viral claptrap that comes out every year like Christmas lights, earlier and earlier. Here's this year's volley.A number of articles from mainstream news sites -- New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, New York Daily News -- say "some Christians" or "Christian evangelists" take exception to Starbucks' new plain red cups ... but they never actually name the "some Christians" they're talking about. Is it the Catholic Church in all its … [Read more...]

Short Stack #24

Just sent in my application to the United Nations for the Pig Latin interpreter post.I think my chances are good. I've been speaking it since the third grade.--------------------------One bad shower can scar you for life.--------------------------When you think about it, The Joker is the ultimate example of motivational success. He's upbeat, cheerful, he has high self-esteem, he's willing to try anything, and he recognizes no limits. He's like the perfect corporate … [Read more...]

Non Sequitur, With Prominent Thumb


I saw an actual hitchhiker a few days ago! A young woman stood on the side of the highway entrance ramp holding a sign that said NORTH. I was in my company van and couldn't offer a ride, but I rolled down the passenger side window and yelled "Good luck!"Talking to a friend later, we compared notes on how rare it is to see hitchhikers these days, and yet how much safer the country is today than, say, 40 years ago when I was doing so much of it.In my hitchhiking days, I compiled 26,000 … [Read more...]

Short Stack #23

If we had evolved from deer, I wonder if we’d all get out of school and jobs for several weeks in the fall, so the guys could scratch their horns against trees, and get in fights.----------------------I’m imagining that we first-worlders will have to switch over to strict vegetarian diets as population continues to increase, and third-worlders will switch over to grass.Fortunately, they will be provided with a genetically engineered digestive enzyme that will allow them to eat the gra … [Read more...]

Wait … what?

Given the reputation of Mail Online, I can't say I totally believe the below-linked story.Orthodox Jewish man photographed covering himself in plastic bag during flight because faith forbids him to fly over cemeteriesBut IF it's true -- I say IF -- I have to wonder a couple of things. This was the bizarre sight that greeted plane passengers when an Orthodox Jewish man covered himself under a plastic sheet.It was believed the man is a Kohein, a religious descendant of the priests of … [Read more...]

Short Stack # 22

The less-intelligent students never made it to ninja status, and were relegated to the ranks of the ninny-ja.They were complete idiots, but damn, they could really sneak up on you.-----------------------Canadians: If you come take back Ted Cruz and Justin Bieber, we'll give you Detroit.-----------------------On Alternate Earth, you were born to be a powerful wizard. That's why you feel so out of place here, and why nothing seems to work.-----------------------On the … [Read more...]