Monday, April 13, 2009

The Big Snark-Off - Pneumatic Edition

I apparently slowed down on the snarking for Lent. Not everything here is a true snark. Some are simply oddities. And a smug.

Just to prove to all you coasters that the midwest is one helluva lot progressive than you'd like to think. Neener.

I plan to set up a chain of marriage chapels in the Des Moines area to improve the Iowa economy. Because Des Moines is the only place you can get a direct flight to.

Unless you're lucky enough to use Allegiant Air to get to Cedar Rapids. Otherwise, you're sharing the same situation with the bear above.
Gay marriages expected to begin in Iowa April 24 via All News Feeds on 4/3/09

On to the Snarks!

A Real Series of Tubes via Stephen's Lighthouse by stephen on 4/10/09. Are you old enough to remember pneumatic tubes? I am! This is a delightful presentation on the history of pneumatic tubes as "infotubes"

How would HDT technology work with this today? See also:
South Pole Antarctica: Skiing at 90°S, 0°W via HDT Snow Skis by (Mike) on 4/7/09

Cheesy book takes prize for year's oddest title via Books - Top Stories on 3/27/09
The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais, by Philip M. Parker won the Diagram Prize, the award ...

Projecting, Overhead via A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette by J on 4/9/09
Librarians can kick it old school by using an overhead projector and transparencies in their library instruction sessions. Print the transparencies from PowerPoint slides to show that you are being ironic.

Breaks, Taking
via A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette by J on 4/8/09
Happy, healthy librarians smoke cigarettes. Smoking librarians get more breaks, take longer breaks, and get outside the library several times per day.

This is true. I gained several pounds after quitting smoking.

Idjits Department
One in 10 Americans still think Obama is Muslim: poll via All News Feeds on 4/1/09
More than two months after Barack Obama placed his hand on the Bible and was sworn in as president of the United States, 11 per cent of Americans still think he is a Muslim, a poll suggested on Thursday. whattabuncha dorks

Limbaugh's Histrionics Over Obama's Leno Appearance via The Limbaugh Lie Of The Day by (Joseph Lyles) on 3/21/09
Did you know Obama engaged in an "all out assault on individualism and freedom" during his Leno appearance? If you missed that part, don't worry. Limbaugh explains it all to you.

Inadvertently funny department
And a pitch for a book I'm looking forward to:
Movements and Periods via Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on 4/6/09

From the Unintentionally Hilarious Department: Beyond Heaving Bosoms: the Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels is #2 in “Movements & Periods” on Amazon. snicker

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