What’s ‘In’ A Joke?

This popped through my feed today … quite funny – but it did make me think.
glassThe joke could have been even funnier (well I think so) by not changing the flow from ‘is’ to ‘contains’. Then we could have had;

“The Glass is 75% silica (SiO2), 13% sodium oxide (Na2O) and 10.5% calcium oxide (CaO). In add-on we could include 1.3% aluminum oxide (Al2O3), 0.3% potassium oxide (K2O), 0.2% sulfur trioxide (SO3), 0.2% magnesium oxide (MgO), 0.04% iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3), and 0.01% titanium oxide (TiO2).”

Or maybe that is just me being a stickler for consistency in joke flow.

Yahoo Answers :

Modern day glass is 75% silica (SiO2) which comes from quartz in sand, plus 13% sodium oxide (Na2O) and 10.5% calcium oxide (CaO).

Other minor additives include 1.3% aluminum oxide (Al2O3), 0.3% potassium oxide (K2O), 0.2% sulfur trioxide (SO3), 0.2% magnesium oxide (MgO), 0.04% iron(III) oxide (Fe2O3), and 0.01% titanium oxide (TiO2).

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An English Poem

I just found this on one of my hard drive, and thought I would share. It is one of those ditties that highlights the wonderful vagaries of the english language. Continue reading “An English Poem”

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Avoid Café Rouge In Berkeley

Maybe I was having a bad day – but it all felt good. And certainly not as bad as the poor waitress over at Café Rouge in Berkeley.

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Between my meetings I had some time to kill and found myself on Fourth Street. Decided that a small glass of wine was in order.

Observation – I used my phone to check out what wireless was around and lo – 3 wireless networks in Café Rouge. Count me in.

I entered and was seated and the waitress came over and gave me a menu. Continue reading “Avoid Café Rouge In Berkeley”

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The City of Oakland is Running a Scam

Happened to be over in the Oakland / Berkeley area yesterday and needed to park to meet a friend near Jack London Square.

IMG_3246… and of course I was faced with the inevitable parking meter. I am used to keeping my quarters in the cup holder – and so fully prepared.

<<< This is the meter.

Truly a gorgeous day, bright, bright sunlight making the LCD screen very hard to read. NO matter, I know how a meter works – I dumped 8 quarters into the slot. Continue reading “The City of Oakland is Running a Scam”

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From The Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess

I love this promotional video …

… so I approached the album itself with high expectations. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “From The Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess”

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More Musk

elon-muskI wrote the piece at the bottom of this post on May 13th of this year (ok – since the FOURTH article was written before Christmas of last year – I admit it – I am catching up. I stumbled on My post this morning, for another reason, and thought I would link to the rest of the articles.

Part Two – How Tesla Will Change The World

Part Three – How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars

Part Four – The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce

Continue reading “More Musk”

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Experimentation

Just been reading about Ulysses …..

sending this from Blogo on my iPhone – who has been doing the same thing for a while now … so… why the excitement?

#JustAsking

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