March 2019

Brexit finally gets the mascot it deserves!

by Joey deVilla on March 31, 2019

Thanks to Occupy London for the find!

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Thanks to Will Perkins for the find!

Don’t know what the “Distracted Boyfriend” meme is? Here are a couple of examples:

It’s based on the stock photo pictured below, and here’s an explainer.

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The headline is Dog Pursuit Sends Naked Woman Across I-95 in Florida. Here’s the opener:

Richard Griffin of Titusville says he and his wife were driving north on I-95 in Flagler County Friday when they saw a man and a woman running across the road.

But as they got closer, they saw that the woman had no clothes on. Griffin says she was naked from head to toe, and trying to round up a dog.

As for the joke from 4th grade, it’s this one:

There was a woman who had two dogs, whom she named Seymour and Freeshow. One day, while taking a shower, she noticed through the bathroom window that she’d left the gate to her yard open, and the dogs were running away. Without stopping even to garb a towel, she ran out the house and after her dogs — completely naked — calling after them: “Freeshow! Seymour!”

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Decisions, decisions…

by Joey deVilla on March 25, 2019

Saw this display at “Gifts from FL”, one of many cheesy-yet-charming gift shops in the more tourist-heavy areas of Orlando. Florida requires only a license plate on the rear, leaving the front free to personalize. Which one of these should I go with for my car?

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Click the photo to read the story on NPR.

When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave her first speech to Parliament after last week’s terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, she said this:

That’s why you will never hear me mention his name. He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless.”

It’s an idea along the same lines as one expressed in 2015 in the webcomic The Nonadventures of Wonderella. Wonderella just makes it a little spicier:

Click the comic to read the whole thing.

And hey, even the American answer to Uday Hussein tweeted the same notion. His tweet pretty much mirrors his life: it has a great start, flounders mid-way just like he did in college, and ends like the dumpster fire that one would expect:

Click Diaper Don’s tweet to read it on the original site.

When very different people have the same idea in science, it’s called multiple discovery. Let’s follow the example of this sort of multiple discovery and not mention the terrorist by name. I myself will be following Wonderella’s advice and simply refer to him as “some asshole”.

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Four years ago today…

by Joey deVilla on March 7, 2019

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra posing with the beach behind them at St. Pete Beach.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey deVilla stands with the traditional Filipino wedding coins as his groomsmen, Eldon Brown and Richard Choi look on.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey at the 'altar' at their beach wedding.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey walk down the 'aisle' at their beach wedding.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra and Joey look into each other’s eyes.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey flanked groomsmen Eldon Brown and Richard Choi.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra flanked by bridesmaids Monique Guggino and Elizabeth Cannon-Dang.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Anitra smiles as Joey plays an accordion tribute to her.

Anitra Pavka and Joey deVilla’s wedding photo — Joey and Anitra sitting in seats labelled 'MR' and 'MRS'.

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A reminder…

by Joey deVilla on March 4, 2019

Photo: 'If you want to have this...' (caption on top of photo of symphony orchestra) '...you have to have this' (caption on top of photo of children taking band class in school).

Click the photo to see it at full size.

Thanks to Jeannie Cool for the find!

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