Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Moose Does Fast Food

What we need to know: How did the moose get it's antlers into the drive-through window, and how will it get them out? Also, what did it order?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Narcoleptic Dauchshund

Dodgers, LL and I recently viewed a documentary about dog breeding. One problem with selective breeding is that otherwise perfect dogs can end up with bizzare diseases, such as narcolepsy. We were dumbfounded to watch a dauchshund, not unlike this one, who fell asleep while trotting down a corridor. It was simultaneously tragic and freaking hilarious. What do you think? Is canine narcolepsy funny or sad?

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Nonconformity

It is a distinctly human attribute, and an odd one at that, that we all want to belong, which requires a certain amount of conformity, but we also want to be individuals, which requires originality. So tell me, is this squirrel a conformist, or nonconformist?

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Implicaure 2


AMS pointed out that what we get out of a humorous sample is subjective. What is the implicature in this photo? I can think of several that explain the humor, my favorite being that the bear fell because he couldn't read the sign. Ah, if only our schools were funded better, we could focus on such social necesities as bear literacy.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Implicatures


I am/was a Linguistics student, and when we talk about implicatures, we talk about what a certain utterance implies. For example, the statement "Mary lost the love of her life" implies that she had previously had him, that she's probably sad about it, that she loved him more than any other person, etc. The abouve picture is heavy in implicatues. What can we deduce from it, and why are the implicatures funny?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

When Lizards Retire



After a lifetime of the daily grind, a lizard deserves to put on a flannel shirt, sit in a rocker on the porch, and yell at neighborhood kids to get off his lawn.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Dachsunds




Do you find this hillarious? If so, why? If not, why do you think that someone would bother photoshopping this?