Category Archives: Strangely Interesting

An Interesting Set of Stats

From this: So adding up ALL black lynching victims throughout American history, plus the average yearly female victims of “intimate partner” homicide, PLUS the total yearly average of anti-LGBTQPLDSTBQ murders, you get a grand total of 6,010 dead bodies. True, … Continue reading

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Green Onions, Accordions, and Learning to Make Shoes

Estonian commercials from the early 80s. I don’t know. I think they’re fascinating. Make sure you hit the “CC” button to get the translations – and I liked the full-screen as well.

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The More Things Change… (Part II)

I didn’t intend to save any images, but I’m making an exception for this. Back when newspapers were not all acting as semi-autonomous propaganda organs for the Democratic Party, it was possible to see different perspectives and even – gasp! … Continue reading

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Fudd’s Law

From the Firesign Theatre’s album, I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus, Fudd’s First Law of Opposition: If you push something hard enough, it will fall over Fudd’s Law I’ve found to be useful at various time in the … Continue reading

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Hello, Axe Handle

A Danish phrase, “Goddag mand økseskaft“, meaning (literally), “Good day, man, axe handle”. It is used, as given, to describe a conversation or discussion in which the parties are, in effect, talking past each other. The anecdote itself, which is … Continue reading

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London Boys (now with Rick)

Update (20121222): Another trope that has fallen somewhat out of favor, but was once big. It has grown from an amusing and silly aside to become an amusing and commonly used trope on Ace of Spades.  For example.

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