Archive for the Humor Category

Go West

Posted in Bizarre, Humor, Meanderings, Music, Movies & Entertainment with tags , , on August 15, 2008 by weirleader

Well, I’ve had a LONG dry spell…  but I have a good excuse: moving 2300 miles, starting a new job, and trying to keep up with a 5-week crammed-in summer course for my Master’s degree.

I’m now officially a software test engineer for a graphing calculator company…  very slick job and I’m loving it!  I may have finally found a job that I would do for free (if I were independently wealthy, that is).

Anyhow, not really in the mood to wax long-winded, but I must post the following video.  I’ve already shared it with a few people, but it’s one of those things that is traumatic and can only be ameliorated by infecting others!!!  🙂

To Lead A Gang

Posted in current events, Humor with tags , , , on March 18, 2008 by weirleader

I so should have blogged about this sooner, but I just hadn’t had time to watch the video.  This is very interesting and very funny.  (would post it here, but WordPress won’t allow it for this type of video)

I should also point out that I first found the video on the Freakonomics blog and that I first became acquainted with Sudhir Venkatesh due to his pieces on What Do Real Thugs Think of The Wire?


Posted in Humor, Meanderings with tags , , , on February 28, 2008 by weirleader

Can you imagine walking through your daily routine and stumbling across this?  Half of me wishes I was on the improv side (to be in the know, observing all the reaction), while half of me wishes I could capture the feeling of oddity at trying to figure out just what was going on.

Either way, I think it was a great idea!

A Cravat Caveat

Posted in Bizarre, Humor, Technology with tags , , , on February 22, 2008 by weirleader

I recently noted an article dealing with a dress-code for academia…

and then came across this.  It almost (almost, I said) makes ties worth it…  for a day or so, I figure.

George Lucas In Love

Posted in Books / Movies / TV, Humor with tags , , on February 15, 2008 by weirleader

A number of years ago, while searching for that one gift that Stephen would a) enjoy and b) not already have, I stumbled across this great little short film. I bought it for him, we watched it (and I loved it), but then I eventually forgot about it… until today. Somehow I got off-topic in my Calculus class (not uncommon – they’re good kids, and make for good conversation) and I was reminded of a math course I took once in which my professor tried to make the tests a little light-hearted by spicing up the word problems. This may sound rather lame or geeky, but Continue reading

If Only…

Posted in Humor, Meanderings on February 12, 2008 by weirleader

If Quinn is this clever when he’s 12, I’ll be a very happy parent!  🙂

Freakonomics blog

And yes, I’ve been reading it a lot lately (the blog, that is).  Curse that Google Reader !!

Where Math Meets Music

Posted in Humor, Mathematics, Music, Movies & Entertainment with tags , , on January 19, 2008 by weirleader

Proof that my professor is on of the most fun mathematicians I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, he snuck a link to this video into our homework assignment for this week.  I was wondering why he linked to YouTube and, suffice it to say, had to share with you all.  I’ve already watched it 4 times this morning (Quinn made me play it twice because he liked the music) and could watch it over and over.

For you non-math types, I’m sure you won’t quite get all the references but hopefully enough to gain an appreciation for the flavor of it (not to mention the effort and creativity in writing it).

A few of the references (for starters):

Oops, almost forgot to credit these guys (in the video) at

Apparently, this actually made the rounds back in ’05 – but this is a new one for me.