Category Archives: Attempts at Humor

Czech us out, we’re a funny people!

Oh, Czech humor! Late-night translations of some of Ivan Mládek’s best: 1) So, a patient walks into a doctor’s clinic, and his head is absolutely smashed into pieces. The doctor stares at him. “What happened to you?!” he asks. “Well,” … Continue reading

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Croatians sure dislike chestnuts

(For those who don’t speak Czech: “pitomi” resembles “pitomý”, which loosely means “bone-headed”, but is often used in place of “stupid”.)

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The denial of temptation that is graduate school

“I came up with the idea of the Kitchen Safe while completing my graduate studies.” http://techland.time.com/2013/09/11/this-locking-cookie-jar-has-a-timer-to-save-you-from-yourself/

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Darwin pays a compliment?

“In 1831, Mr. Patrick Matthew published his work on ‘Naval Timber and Arboriculture’, in which he gives precisely the same view on the origin of species as that (presently to be aluded to) propounded by Mr. Wallace and myself in … Continue reading

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An obscure little riddle

The last two weeks have proven increasingly and unpleasantly hectic; I apologize for not having written recently, and for not having responded to comments as they have arrived.  I truly do appreciate every of you who has, at one point … Continue reading

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On the popularity of Agalychnis callidryas

Most people do not find Anura to be particularly attractive.  Sure, you may hear someone refer to a frog as “intriguing”, but even that term is scarcely employed in relation to this particular Lissamphibia order.  Adoring all of Amphibia, I … Continue reading

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Of angelfish and ambiguity

Several days ago, I was viewing a poster of sorts with but two inherent flaws. To the left, we see a depiction of a coral reef which appears to be thriving and, by extension, teeming with marine life.  Automatically, one … Continue reading

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