Why Ask Why

Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive? Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds? Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes? Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when … Continue reading

Reality (Femidom)

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest developments in contraceptive technology, you know that a new female condom was put on the U.S. market last year. For those of you who can’t imagine it, the female condom looks something like a small latex windsock with a flexible ring at either end, … Continue reading

Best Man stuff

_____________ The Best Man’s toast to the bride & groom at my wedding was: “… and, remembering Socrates, who said: ‘By all means, a man should marry. If it succeeds, he will be happy beyond his dreams. If it does not, he will become a Philosopher.’ Here’s hoping we never … Continue reading

murphy-like secret laws

SECRETS’ LAW Two people are too many to keep a secret unrevealed OBSERVATION TO SECRETS’ LAW But at least two people are necessary for a secret’s being CONSEQUENCE OF THE OBSERVATION TO SECRET’S LAW Everyone will know anything much sooner than you could ever imagine ONE-MORE LAW There is nothing … Continue reading

Software Safety & Reliability

From a talk given by Professor Nancy Leveson, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, on Software Safety & Reliability (IEEE & ACM Sponsored 4/20/94): An F16 pilot was sitting on the runway doing the pre-flight and wondered if the computer would let him raise the landing gear … Continue reading

Steven Wright Quotes and One-Liners

Steven Wright: When I was growing up, my parents had a quick-sandbox. I was an only child… eventually. I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. I put instant coffee in the microwave and almost went back in time. I used to have a dog. I named him … Continue reading

mix up

Two men bearing identical names, one a clergyman and the other a businessman, lived in the same city. The clergyman died at about the time the businessman took a trip to Southern California. Upon reaching the Pacific Coast, he sent his wife a telegram informing her of his safe journey. … Continue reading

Microsoft Windows for Macintosh Advertising Campaign

I heard that Microsoft is going to come out with a version of Windows for the MacIntosh. I can imagine what the advertisements will be: Are you tired of the user-friendliness of your MacIntosh? Then get Microsoft Windows for MacIntosh, featuring limited on-line help and poor documentation! Why settle for … Continue reading