Category: Humor

Funny things

Face the Facts

And everything else, for that matter.  

Parakeet Horror

I had a parakeet growing up, and I loved the little thing. But as pets, budgerigars have their horrible side. When they die, for example. Often suddenly and without warning. Nothing can freak out a small child like seeing a bird that had been happily chirping an hour before lying motionless on the bottom of …

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Hey, you.

Victorian-era skeletons in a medical engraving

The Lost City of Uranus

Surely its name was S’phink-Ter?  

Worldbuilding Wednesday 8/14/19: Trendy Scented Candles

Yankee Candles, the granddaddy of all candle companies, was founded in 1969 by New Englander Michael Kittredge, who melted Crayola crayons together to make a candle for his mom. His company grew throughout the 1970s, given a strong push in the U.S. by hippie aesthetics and the back-to-earth-movement, to become the flagship giant it is …

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¬°Lengua de Cerdo!

This is a fresh pig’s tongue as might be available from a specialty butcher. Not very appetizing, is it? What if I told you it was most delicious, and that I created a recipe to cook it? Pork Tongue prepared in a pressure cooker 3 fresh pork tongues, cleaned 3 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves …

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Braincakes

Find the recipe here.  

Worldbuilding Wednesday 5/29/19: 1960s Exploitation Films

Uhhh… Casey Kasem was in this? Well, he was the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo… B-movies have long been with us, but after the deregulation of the Hollywood production code in the 1960s, the gateway was open for all sorts of lurid, sensational content. Happily it also coincided with the counterculture, and the two produced …

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Lick It Up

Don’t you hate when that happens?

Space Oddity

Todd Alcott re-creates old SF pulp covers into homages to David Bowie songs. You can buy his work on etsy.com.