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Deconstructing comments

May 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment · humor

Ever since my site was hacked, I am seeing some really bizarre comments  caught by spam filter.  They all have embedded .ru URLs, and the texts read like some post-modern poetry. I am feeling almost compelled to deconstruct them… Here are some of them: #1 I am sorry, this variant does not approach me. Who [...]

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Google voice: lost in translation

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · humor

Google Voice is a very useful service and has many cool features, including voice mail transcription. It is also endlessly entertaining when it attempts to transcribe messages in foreign languages. I frequently get voice mails from my Russian-speaking friends and family, and the Google transcripts are hilarious. Here is what Google thinks the callers were [...]

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Commander Data’s emotion chip?

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments · humor, kvetch

Today, I was wading though layers of voice IVR options to get some questions answered on a cryptic letter from my brokerage. After one of menu selections the robotic voice responded: “Due to the type of the account you have, I feel you will be better served by talking to one of our representatives”. Really? [...]

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Political economy in a nutshell

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments · humor

FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk. PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need. BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You [...]

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Applied argumentation

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · humor

  “I am not saying your theory is wrong. I’m saying I reject it”. Stephen Colbert to Dr. Jennifer Hooper McCarty, “The Colbert Report”, May 13, 2008

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About academic references

April 16th, 2008 · Comments Off · humor

Today is the closing day for the module on academic references in the online Doctoral Competences seminar I am taking at Fielding, and coincidentally I came across this very appropriate chart: see more Funny Graphs

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