For some reason, I only collected really hilarious stories this week. Check them out if you need some laughs to start the week:
Here is a post where adult people seriously discuss whether men need sex more than women. The funniest part is that the post is written by a sex educator.
And if you haven’t had enough of ridiculous sexist stereotypes, read more “sex ed tips” from the same author.
“Just about anyone who’s gotten a Ph.D. has to have been strongly internally motivated; you don’t spend five to ten years writing a dissertation and foregoing other opportunities if you don’t care intensely about your work.” It is beautiful to see such naive and innocent people.
“This article reexamines the living arrangements of children following their parents’ divorce, using Wisconsin Court Records, updating an analysis that showed relatively small but significant increases in shared custody in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These changes have accelerated markedly in the intervening years: between 1988 and 2008, the proportion of mothers granted sole physical custody fell substantially, the proportion of parents sharing custody increased dramatically, and father–sole custody remained relatively stable.” Isn’t it funny how the brainless MRAs keep chirping about parental rights without even paying attention to what is going on in the world?
A hilarious story of a “Liberal” discovering how hard it is to put his money where his mouth is.
“Justifying the takeover of broadcast rights, Kirchner stood beside soccer legend Diego Maradona in 2009 and accused the private sector of “kidnapping goals” from viewers the way the 1976-1983 military dictatorship kidnapped and tortured thousands of Argentines. “I don’t want a society of kidnappings anymore,” Kirchner said.“
A really stupid article by the perennially brain-dean Maureen Dowd. Now she is in the business of counting other people’s money and seething with resentment.
This has got to be the worst post I have ever read on higher ed. I mean, they all suck but this one is just something special. Talk about forced metaphors. The post is signed by a provost, which in itself tells us everything we need to know about the arrant idiocy of the author.
Zoo animals haven’t had every ounce of added value squeezed out of them. Until now.
This is a post that uses an expression “an effective thin ally to fat people.” You can gauge its entertainment potential just from that.
“The Dalai Lama says that western women will save the world. That is a lot to ask of us, especially since we have a barrage of criticism being leveled at us all the time. We’re too rich or too poor, barren or breeders, pushy or lazy, prudish or promiscuous. Does the world deserve our help?” No, absolutely not. I say, we should all emigrate to a different galaxy where nobody will dare criticize us in our perfection.
“Apple’s clear discomfort with women’s bodies seems to be bordering on intentional. I mean, I can hardly believe such a blatant double standard got through in the engraving case–you’re creating a list of words that get flagged as inappropriate, how do you not notice that vagina is on there and penis is not?” If the author of the article actually met some programmers, she’d know why they are unaware of the existence of vaginas.
“Leena Mccall’s painting, Portrait of Ms Ruby May, was removed by the Mall Galleries in London from its Society of Women Artists’s annual exhibition. The gallery did not consult the Society, which selected the works to display. The gallery reportedly says that the move “protected” “children and vulnerable adults.” I stared at the painting for 10 minutes, trying to imagine those “unprotected children and vulnerable adults.” I highly recommend this pastime; it’s fun.
I have no idea what this endless freakout is about but it sounds funny as hell.
And the winner of the “Most Hilariously Idiotic Post Ever” contest is the following: “When confronted with criticism from immigrants, white Americans will often nonsensically retort, “If you hate America so much, go back to where you came from!” with the intention of forcing an admission that the place in question is worse. But what they neglect, as expected, is to apply that segregative logic evenly: I might not have minded returning to where I came from, if you hadn’t destroyed it. why, after all, is it worse?” Yes, indeed, why can life anywhere possibly suck? It just has to be the fault of the Americans. The post reminded me of this true and hilarious story.