Tag Archives: Tales of the Weird

“An Acquisition” A short play

Scene 1 [Interior, sparsely decorated kitchen with Roommate 1 sitting at a table eating cereal. A calendar on the wall indicates the date is Oct. 30] [Enter Roommate 2] Roommate 1: Morning Roommate 2: Morning. The house seems warmer this … Continue reading

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Did the whole world share this … 44,000 times?!

Look closely at how many people shared the stories of the Colorado wildfire and a woman’s “regenerated fingertip.” I know our population is growing, but this is ridiculous! This is a screen shot from CNN on Sep. 10, 2010 at … Continue reading

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Who wants to show off their engineering or problem solving skills?

If you look at this picture carefully, you will notice something odd. Specifically, the antenna cable is plugged into the wall rather than a TV. This is because our TV is in our living room on the first floor, but … Continue reading

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A Little Bible Quote Quiz – Answers

As David correctly deduced in a comment to the quiz I posted a few days ago, the quotes were inspired by a segment of The Colbert Report. The four quotes can be found between 1:02 and 1:30 in the video … Continue reading

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What Happens to Losers Merchandise?

Have you ever noticed that after a Super Bowl win (or other professional sports championship), the hats, shirts, and other merchandise proclaiming the winner are already being worn by the winning team at the end of the game? That means … Continue reading

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Blogging Milestone: 101000 Entries!

For those of you confused by the number, I have a hint.  “There are 10 kinds of people in the world…”

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Tesla Coil Show!

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Computer Problems

Recently, I tried to make some modifications to my trusty IBM notebook PC (a.k.a. laptop). The fact that it bears the IBM logo (not Lenovo) gives you an idea of how long I have had it. The modifications did not … Continue reading

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Statistics, Economics, and the NCAA

One of the professors with whom I work found an article on a New York Times blog entitled “When Losing Leads to Winning.” He presented it to one of his undergraduate classes and asked them to evaluate the procedure and … Continue reading

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Real Answer to Guess the Object.

Seventeen days ago, I asked my readers to identify this object. First, here is the full context of the photograph.The mystery object was on a cookie sheet surrounded by frozen french fries. Indeed, it came in a bag full of … Continue reading

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