Very smart and funny blog

A friend just made me aware of this blog. The title says it all: Worse Than Hitler: Dedicated to those lacking the imagination to make an appropriate analogy. The premise is that if people feel really passionate about something, they’ll eventually make an analogy between the issue that bothers them and the Holocaust, the Nazis or Hitler. Dont forget to read his explanation, his primer on how to make a better analogy, the Huffman’s Hitler Hypothesis and the Outrage-o-meter. It’s worth the read if you need more reasons to procrastinate.

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Academia

My friend John sent me this today. It was published in the fake news comedy column but could just as well had been in the regular news:

Appointments

We are pleased to announce that Doctor K.W. Kettelby, a Research Assistant in the Department of Molecular Biology, has had his contract extended by two months.

“I am absolutely delighted by the news,” he told The Poppletonian. “Although I’ve been working as a researcher at Poppleton for the past 24 years, this is the first time that I’ve been offered such a long-term contract.”

Professor G.P. Erlich, who confirmed Kettelby’s new appointment, told The Poppletonian that the decision had not been an easy one. “Although Kettelby has been a first-rate researcher in our department for nearly a quarter of a century, all of us on the appointments board were anxious that this extension should not be taken as a sign that he was being given ‘a job for life’.”

Don’t forget your cape!

Mother of four-year-old boy (looking at display case): Wait up for me, Jack. Don’t go on the escalator without me.
Four-year-old boy: It’s okay, I can do it.
Mother of four-year-old: No, Jack. Wait for me.
Four-year-old boy: It’s okay, mom. I can go up by myself.
Mother of four-year-old: Jack. Don’t go up without me.
Four-year-old boy: Mom. It’s okay. I can do it. I’m wearing my lucky Batman underwear.

–Macy’s

From Overheard in NY.