Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday funnies

World's largest hummingbird:

Some Australian ads that have come under fire.

Hell at a discount.

Most popular Valentine's Day gifts, state by state.

Preparing for the future with a college degree...


rinardman said...

OK, people of Pennsylvania, you got some 'splainin to do. And really, Kentucky, way to kill the stereotype.

And, my interest in moving to Texas has been lowered a notch; although New Mexico may get another look.

bruce said...

We like to complain.

bruce said...

The great Sydney/Melbourne divide:

Weird link, blame Rupert Murdoch.

HAL9000 said...

In his book "You're Stepping on My Cloak and Dagger," about his time in the OSS during WWII, Roger Hall describes how he and a few others took the surrender of the German troops at Vaernes, Norway, at the end of the war. After the surrender a Norwegian came up to him and, pointing at a small group of people, said "These people have come all the way from Hel to meet you."

"I hope it was worth the climb," Hall replied.

"Climb? From Hel to Vaernes is downhill."

As Hall wrote, it's not every day that you get to meet the mayor of Hel.

Old Sailor Man said...

Using this post as an excuse to update on politics down under. His Mellifluous Magnificence, Lord Malcolm Turnbull of Point Piper, our alleged Prime Minister, is now widely seen by those of us on the right (and by many closer to the centre), as the little dog who chased the car; having caught it six months ago, he still has no f^*king idea what to do with it!

bruce said...

Too right, sailor man.

Paco said...

OSM: Puts me in mind of a chihuahua I once saw chasing a slow-moving cement truck. The height of hubris.