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Words, words, all it ever is

1.  abligurition
Hint: it will also go to your waistline.
2.  cacoethes
Hint: can’t help myself.
3.  floccinaucinihilipilification
Hint: it’s irrelevant.
4.  gossypiboma
Surgeon must have been drunk.
5.  jentacular
Hint: meals again.

Google and dictionary fine to use – “open book”. END…


A note in the light of the Paris massacres – it is always an editorial nightmare when to pull something and when to leave it in. My issue is that it was 3 a.m. when I crashed, having put up the posts on Paris I was going to.  I woke around 9.40 this morning, with today’s scheduled posts already having gone up.

The one entitled Saturday will stay up, as it’s pertinent, the one on feminism has been put back in draft for now, despite it appearing in RSS already but there’s not a lot that can be done about that.

Coming back to the Paris matter, a commenter at OoL suggested that my proposal for processing of all Muslim males between 10 and 50 was not “libertarian”.  I’m afraid I took a dim view of that.  Let me reprint the comment:

That is the sort of response the Left would demand – of everyone, then they’d permit favoured groups.

The sayings of Alfred E. Neuman [2]

… eleven at a time:

obama-alfred-e-neuman“How come stealing from one book is plagiarism, but stealing from many is research?”

“It takes one to know one — and vice versa!”

“Nowadays, a balanced diet is when every McNugget weighs the same!”

“Teenagers are people who act like babies if they’re not treated like adults!”

“A teacher is someone who talks in our sleep!”…

The sayings of Alfred E. Neuman [1]

… eleven at a time:

obama-alfred-e-neuman“Smoking helps you lose weight — one lung at a time!”

“Today, if you ask a car dealer to let you see something for 10 grand, he’ll show you the door!”

“Medical insurance is what allows people to be ill at ease!”

“Prison inmates are treated to cable TV, hot meals and a college education, while on the outside some people can only
afford these things through a life of crime!”

“Thanks to the new welfare bill, the question “Paper or plastic?” now refers to many American’s sleeping arrangements!”…

A father’s role

N.O. makes a big deal about fathers in the home [the family home, not that other place] and rightly so but conversely, do most fathers do their bit in keeping things on an even keel?

For example, these fuzzy screenshots illustrate the very real role Father should play in keeping all and sundry happy:

dad's jokes

The Stella Awards


Julia is one of those tireless souls who continues to bring Darwin Awards contenders to both her site and to OoL but even some of her offerings might have stiff competition from our American cousins.

Contributor haiku sends this:

For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee.

When the left lost its sense of humour

Nice read, via Chuckles, on political correctness, comedy and the National Lampoon:

National Lampoon magazine, in its prime (the 1970s and very early ’80s), was something that simply could not exist today. With a staff made up of liberal and conservative writers and editors pursuing one simple goal—to be funny—National Lampoon made equal sport of the left and right.

Social Studies test [2 of 2]

Last part:

A person driving a car needs to be responsible.  Which of the following best describes a driver’s responsibilities?

  • The driver needs to know the rules of driving
  • The driver needs to know how the car works
  • The driver needs to feel shame for using fossil fuels
  • Why isn’t the driver using high speed rail? Oh wait that’s right.  The high speed rail project was blocked by Republicans.

The way of living of eastern woodlands native Americans depended on the resources in the area.  This can be seen in their shelters, which are called longhouses.  This type of shelter was common because