August 23rd, 2010

Illuminati

Monday Morning Poll

Burlesque

Celebration of strong female sexuality
32(78.0%)
Oppressive tool of the patriarchy
9(22.0%)

Mankind would survive a war/invasion of

Vampires
19(19.2%)
Werewolves
25(25.3%)
Fast zombies
11(11.1%)
Traditional/Slow zombies
34(34.3%)
None of the above
10(10.1%)


context for question 1.
Question 2 needs no context.
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De gustibus non est disputandum

I found the following of the "Top ten jokes of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival" funny.

Tim Vine "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again."
39(12.3%)
David Gibson "I'm currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone."
25(7.9%)
Emo Philips "I picked up a hitch hiker. You've got to when you hit them."
28(8.9%)
Jack Whitehall "I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say 'bought', I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid."
29(9.2%)
Gary Delaney "As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog."
56(17.7%)
John Bishop "Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day."
12(3.8%)
Bo Burnham "What do you call a kid with no arms and an eyepatch? Names."
23(7.3%)
Gary Delaney "Dave drowned. So at the funeral we got him a wreath in the shape of a lifebelt. Well, it's what he would have wanted."
51(16.1%)
Robert White "For Vanessa Feltz, life is like a box of chocolates: Empty."
16(5.1%)
Gareth Richards "Wooden spoons are great. You can either use them to prepare food. Or, if you can't be bothered with that, just write a number on one and walk into a pub…"
34(10.8%)
None of the above
3(0.9%)

Best joke

1
9(11.7%)
2
5(6.5%)
3
3(3.9%)
4
2(2.6%)
5
24(31.2%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
6(7.8%)
8
12(15.6%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
4(5.2%)
All of them were terrible
12(15.6%)


via gonzo21
List from here (along with ten worst - two of which I liked).
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I feel torn on this one

Reading this story I feel conflicting things.

On the one hand, I completely believe in freedom of speech and information. On the other hand, I know that if every time I had a disagreement with one of my coworkers about how to best carry out some piece of work it was made public, it would make my job about 50 times harder.

And, certainly, every time someone in government says "I have a bright idea!", only to have someone else point out that there's a flaw in it, it's in some newspaper being touted as "MINISTERS FIGHT AMONGST THEMSELVES - GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO FALL!", which just makes me want to go on a rampage through the newspaper district.