Alternative Explanations

June 18, 2012

Where would we be without humor?  And thank you to Wiley Miller for finding some in this polarizing craziness.

 

Math Class Entertainment

April 17, 2012

This series is great fun. Using the premise of being distracted during class (occasionally by the teacher saying something interesting) she presents all sorts of concepts.

This is one of my favorites:  Slug Cats!

Ennui of the Cat

April 15, 2012

Profound philosophy of the gloomy sort, while ” the white idiot writhes on his chair, begging for cheeseburgers.”

 

Cats Have How Many Lives?

January 15, 2012

I love this meme. Science, silly puns, and cats. What could be better?

Whimsy

January 14, 2012

Even in the darkest times, a tiny touch of whimsy can bring a smile.

Cat Laugh Video

December 29, 2011

I know, I know. Long time no see.

I’ll offer no excuses for not posting. Just too busy dealing with life is all. But this gave me a good laugh, so I have to share it.

 

This has some wonderful moments. Alas, that has has but one life for his art … and not nine. Not nine ….

This is another fun video about the importance of cats in current global industry, this time focusing on advertising. For the previous video on Kitty wood Studios / click here /.

 

Sleep Talking Creativity

November 3, 2011

I was /  reading an article / about a man who suddenly began talking in his sleep. His wife records what he says, and it’s some of the funniest stuff! (“Stupid vodka-shooting cat!”) Here’s/ a link to their website /. Good for many, many laughs! (“The fruit flies have escaped! Hide your plums! Satsumas flee! FLEE! Oh, this is gonna be total fruitocide. Fuck you, avocado, you’re on your own.”)

Swearing

October 31, 2011

My son has been trying to teach me to swear. Also to drink beer, but that’s another story. Although I won his surprised respect when the one beer I thought I might be able to learn to like was a very hoppy dark local brew (always buy local!) that he thought too intense for my so novice tastes. My daughter, too, thinks I should loosen up on swearing.

I’ve been practicing. The last time the cat escaped (she’s a rescued stray, so unlike my raised-indoor cats, she covets the outdoors) I actually said sh*t. Very deliberately.

I don’t know that it made me feel any better.

So why learn to swear? Because I’ve come to suspect that not swearing, like several other behaviors of mine, was a pattern I adopted to ‘be’ someone, rather than a true choice. I’ve written about / questioning who we think we are /. Not to change ourselves, necessarily, but to ensure that the beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world really are what we think right, and not just habits.

Swearing is one of the ways I’m testing who I think I am versus who I might be, if I strip away some of the possible illusions I’ve wrapped myself in.

It may be that I find I don’t see the point of swearing. (Although I’ve always felt Terry Pratchett got it exactly right when he wrote that, after hitting your thumb with a hammer, a rational, well-considered “Oh random fluctuations of an indifferent universe” doesn’t have the same satisfaction of a simple, short Anglo-saxon epithet.

You can see, then, why I thought this so delightful:

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