Active Ingredients

From xkcd… made me laugh.

Little Box

Some Christmas humour from the excellent Simon’s Cat.

Cartoon Coincidence

The juxtaposition of these two cartoons in my daily GoComics feed made me smile more than either.


Jibbers Crabst

Very funny take on belief in a god.

H/T to Skeptic Ink.



Dilbert Last Lines

I’ve been doing some disk housekeeping and came across a bunch of Dilbert strips that I’d saved. Here’s a few last lines. I decided not to identify the “speaker”; I think it’s more fun without.

I don’t buy; I shovel.

For once, it wasn’t all bad.

Here’s a jar to put your conscience in. I’ll put it in the cupboard with mine.

Someone left the supply cabinet unlocked.

You’re thinking of gazpacho.

I make my own underpants from sandwich bags.

I’ll have to run some chaos and complexity simulations, but it looks as if you need more money.

And if you talk about fish to a starving man, you’re a consultant.

That’s the problem with randomness. You can never be sure.

Oh, wait… I just recognised a pattern.

Because sometimes less is more.

I’d rather not take sides until I hear the monkey’s version.

No, you look like a chewer.

His hair parts in the middle. That’s just wrong.

Add a chart.

That’s not what the Mayo Clinic said.

Real Programmers

Real Programmers use Fortran. Quiche Eaters use Pascal.

I never earned a living as a programmer, though I did once convert a Fortran program to whatever flavour of Pascal used to run on an Apple IIe. The program simulated the weight of lambs based on the breed of the parents—earth-shattering stuff.

Maybe it shows my age—who’s worked with punched cards?—but I laughed and laughed as I read this. And don’t forget to read the link in the letter, The Story of Mel.

Credit: I came across this link on Attila’s Den when I was “researching” my post Apps, Apps, Apps.

29 Dumb Things Finance People Say

29 Dumb Things Finance People Say – Business Insider.

I’ve been away (on which more later) and decided not to post as Internet access was of variable quality, but I kept note of stuff that I enjoyed.

xkcd: Tall Infographics

xkcd: Tall Infographics.

Chuckle, chuckle.

Non Sequitur: Social Networking

Non Sequitur Comic Strip, September 30, 2013 on

W.T. Duck: The Right Gear

W.T. Duck Comic Strip, September 22, 2013 on

For those of us with GAS.