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(88) If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: 5G | The Daily Show - YouTube
"accelerate and interconnect everything"
4G "boost of $100 bn in GDP"
5G  TheDailyShow  satire  humor 
may 2019 by pierredv
Feedback: The diesel scent of London, now available in a bottle | New Scientist Oct 2018
Air unfreshener

NOTHING stirs the memory quite like smell, so for absent metropolitans, how about a bottle of London fragrance? The concoction, prepared by artist Michael Pinsky and a team of master perfumers, evokes “an olfactory snapshot of Piccadilly Circus”, with “long notes of diesel, and a tar accord with a butch subwoofer taste”.

Those who wish to take a sensory trip abroad can also breathe in the gritty sulphurous smog of Beijing, or the sharp tang of rotting garbage and car fumes reminiscent of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city scents are part of a project to call attention to air pollution around the world.

Turning perfumery on its head, Pinsky sought to find a use for bad smells instead of trying to mask them. Londoners could sample the foul air in “pollution pods” erected in Somerset House in the city earlier this year. This installation has long since wrapped up, but those who missed it need only step outside for an approximate experience.
NewScientist  humor  satire  art  aromatherapy 
april 2019 by pierredv
(66) Physics Professors Be Like - YouTube
"I've made joke videos about physics students, now it's time for the professors."
physics  education  humor  video  YouTube 
april 2019 by pierredv
Mozart's Naughty Notes | Rondo from Horn Concerto No.1 - YouTube
"Mozart illustrated the score for the Rondo from his Horn Concerto No.1 with a series of naughty notes and jokes aimed at his horn player friend, Joseph Leutgeb. Read the notes as we perform it at Conway Hall with our Principal Horn Roger Montgomery."
Mozart  music  humor  video  YouTube 
march 2019 by pierredv
George H.W. Bush’s humor: He loved jokes and making people laugh - The Washington Post
“What other commander in chief wore a bunny tie on Easter and a pumpkin tie on Halloween?” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote this week, remembering her time covering him as a White House beat reporter. “Who else would go to the magic shop near the White House and fill his office with items like a red rope that turned white, a calculator that squirted water and cash on a string so you could yank it back when someone tried to pick it up?”
people  stories  biography  humor 
december 2018 by pierredv
Rocket Raccoon: Trash Pandas unveil logos | MiLB.com
"Last month, Madison, Alabama's impending Minor League Baseball team announced that they would be known as the Rocket City Trash Pandas. On Saturday, logos were unveiled to go along with this memorable moniker. "

"The Trash Pandas' color scheme is described by the team as "Space Black, Rocket Red, Sky Blue and Trashcan Gray." According to Klein, the primary logo tells "the story of a raccon with ingenuity cobbling together all the elements he needs to launch a trash can into outer space." "
logos  raccoons  design  space  humor 
october 2018 by pierredv
SpecGram—French Sues English—SpecGram Wire Services
"The Académie Française filed a lawsuit today at the European Court of Language Slights in Brussels against the English language, claiming 650 million euros in compensation. The suit against the English language describes “the intentional misappropriation of core elements of French and imitation of its distinctive sound.” The Académie seeks damages and an injunction that, if granted, would prevent English from being spoken until the case has been resolved. The Académie spokesman, Eustole Mesmots, PhD, RSVP, in a written statement, declared: “English has long claimed to be merely borrowing these words, but to date, nothing has ever been returned to French, and today is the day for justice.” "

"The litigation, which seeks class-action status to represent other aggrieved world languages, represents a test of the Vocabulary And Copyrighted Utterance, Oral Unit Sanctions, a decade-old law designed to prevent language identity theft. French attorney Pierre Lesgaulles argues that English shouldn’t enjoy VACUOUS protection, because no proactive steps have been taken to prevent piracy."
SpeculativeGrammarian  humor  IPR  litigation  law 
august 2018 by pierredv
Boy Bye Bot – Fake number for real fuckbois
A CHATBOT THAT CREEPS CAN TEXT INSTEAD OF BUGGING YOU.

Encounter creep and/or fuckboi.
Give them this number: 1-626-466-3293 (1 626 GOODBYE))
When creep texts the number (thinking it’s you), a chatbot replies with craaazy texts, links to Jezebel articles, and urges them to donate to Planned Parenthood.
Sit back and watch what they text in: Creepers vs. The Bot
privacy  humor 
march 2017 by pierredv
Fingers of Steel on Vimeo
Chris Heck fought his way up over the most dangerous, lifethreatening tricks, with numerous sore finger injuryies, and nerval breakdowns to where he is today.
Since winning the German championship in 2003, he worked everyday on his inventive tricks while phoning with his wife wife Anna, on his wooden kitchen table.
Through this hard training his fingers became harder than any industry steal you can buy.
His Pro Model, with a a red Skwirral, (which is his favorite animal, right after turtles and foxes) crowns his legendary 21 years of Finger Skateboarding.
Ladies and gentlemen.
Fingers of Steel
A film by Sebastian Linda
skateboarding  humor  Vimeo  video  sport  people  stories 
february 2017 by pierredv
Cards Against Humanity
"Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of the party games you've played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.

The game is simple. Each round, one player asks a question from a black card, and everyone else answers with their funniest white card."
games  humor  satire  irony 
december 2016 by pierredv
Looking for the Perfect Gift? Social Science Can Help - AEI
Imagine the look on the kids’ little faces when, instead of putting presents under the tree, you whip out your wallet and give them each a crisp $100 bill. I proposed that once to my wife and she suggested that we should also start a fund to pay for their counseling.
sociology  economics  AEI  humor  Arthur-Brooks 
december 2016 by pierredv
Final Exams (Suggested Templates) | brazenandtenured–law politics nature and culture
In light of the recent election and the desire of professors to remain relevant, here are some suggested templates for use in drafting final exams within your department.
satire  politics  law  Pierre-Schlag  humor 
december 2016 by pierredv
The snarXiv « David Simmons-Duffin
The snarXiv is a random high-energy theory paper generator incorporating all the latest trends, entropic reasoning, and exciting moduli spaces. The arXiv is similar, but occasionally less random
physics  humor 
september 2016 by pierredv
Nation’s Veterans Demand Farmland In Gaul - DuffelBlog Jan 2015
"A delegation from the American Legion had a meeting today with several leading senators to demand suitable farmland for the nation’s landless veterans in the province of Transalpine Gaul."
military  war  satire  humor 
march 2015 by pierredv
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