April 27, 2015

Saturday Ramblings, April 25, 2015: Drafting Mike Edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? The World Happiness Report for 2015 was released this week.  The report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness: Switzerland Iceland Denmark Norway Canada Apparently the colder you are the happier you are.  That’s my main take-away from this. The list of people […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 18, 2014, The Pissing Off Putin Edition

Hello, all, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to Ramble? We’re going to start with news from Russia that memes are now illegal. Well, not all memes, just those that feature a public character.  Gee, I wonder what powerful public figure is tired of being made into a meme.  [in Church Lady voice]: “Could it […]

Saturday Ramblings, April 11, 2015

Human head transplants, Polar-bear-sized aliens, and the sex lives of grilled cheese eaters: welcome to the weekend!  Let’s ramble! And let’s break out the rag-top, baby, it’s spring!Well, that’s a relief: The life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark is still alive. “Despite all the naysayers, and the enormous amount of false information certain people and organizations have […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 28, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Our good friends at Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Sexual Culture [they of the queering agriculture fame] have finally updated their seminar offerings.  First up is a study what a couple of video games say about Native American culture. Close-reading Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, this paper […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 21, 2015

Hello imonks, and welcome to SPRING!!!!!  Ready to ramble? Last week’s post just did not have enough silliness, so we are doubling up this week. You don’t mind, do you? March Madness has begun! How’s your bracket?  Yeah, mine too…  Indianapolis is hosting the Final Four, and the biggest hotel in town just installed a 165 […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 14, 2015

Nazi cows, coming out poly, and Mexican mummy heads. Welcome to the weekend, imonks. Ready to ramble? Strange Headline of the week: Jury awards $150K to employee who feared scanner as “Mark of the Beast.” The long-time employee was forced to retire after he refused to submit to biometric hand scanning because he feared the scanner would imprint […]

Saturday Ramblings, March 7, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Let’s get ready to rraaaaaaaammmmmmbbbbblllllleeeeee…… The American Kennel Club has released its annual dog popularity ratings.  For the 24th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever tops the list.  Here are the top five (full list here). Labrador Retriever German Shepherd Golden Retriever Bulldog Beagle Wait, what? Bulldog? […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 28, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to ramble? First, let’s get the heavy news out of the way.  Thursday is what the internet (or at least social media) was made for. First, we had #the dress. It seems, by some quirk of biology that I don’t understand (I grew up Baptist) two people can […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 21, 2015

Hello, imonks, and welcome to the weekend.  Ready to ramble? You may have noticed that Lent began this week.  For you Baptists, here’s an explanatory article.  So then, Wednesday was Ash Wednesday (Baptists, see here), and at least one Church was ready with drive-thru service.  Clergy at Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio, […]

Saturday Ramblings, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day, imonks.  Grab your significant other, and hop in the Rambler. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, there is this report: People who use emojis have sex more often. A lot more often, actually. In unrelated news, I have now learned to how to insert emojis into blog posts. Which state is the […]