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April 2022

April 30, 2022
4:58 p.m. CST

All Along The Watchtower

April 30, 2022
9:03 a.m. CST

“If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.”

— Satchel Paige

April 29, 2022
5:52 p.m. CST

Sing it from here

April 27, 2022
10:41 a.m. CST

Earth Clock

Earth Clock (originally Google Earth Clock, 2011) is a digital clock assembled from views of Earth from above that resemble numbers. Go to this website and wait for it to happen.

April 27, 2022
9:22 a.m. CST

For the Bird Singing before Dawn

Kim Stafford

Some people presume to be hopeful
when there is no evidence for hope,
to be happy when there is no cause.
Let me say now, I’m with them.

In deep darkness on a cold twig
in a dangerous world, one first
little fluff lets out a peep, a warble,
a song—and in a little while, behold:

the first glimmer comes, then a glow
filters through the misty trees,
then the bold sun rises, then
everyone starts bustling about.

And that first crazy optimist, can we
forgive her for thinking, dawn by dawn,
“Hey, I made that happen!
And oh, life is so fine.”

April 27, 2022
8:56 a.m. CST

Nothing to see here ...

... just a dachshund and a turtle playing soccer

April 26, 2022
5:35 p.m. CST

He's a good dog

April 25, 2022
11:34 a.m. CST

Tweet of the Day (so far)

April 25, 2022
10:17 a.m. CST

How To Apologize
  1. Express sorrow (I'm sorry)
  2. Own guilt (I was wrong)
  3. Name specific wrongs (I did X)
  4. Name impact (I hurt you)
  5. No IFS (sorry if I)
  6. Don't blameshift/defend (but you)
  7. No passive voice (sorry you were offended)
  8. Make amends (what can I do)

April 24, 2022
3:58 p.m. CST

Misheard words

April 24, 2022
11:39 a.m. CST

April 22, 2022
3:11 p.m. CST

Trash Bandit

April 20, 2022
8:52 a.m. CST

Happy Four Twenty

April 19, 2022
9:14 a.m. CST

One-hit wonder

In September 1992, the band Blind Melon released their self-titled debut
album. The record was mostly ignored until a music video for the song “No
Rain,” featuring a girl in glasses dressed as a bumblebee, went berserk on
MTV. The song rocketed up the Billboard Hot 100 charts. But that was the
last time the band ever struck gold. Two decades later, Rolling Stone named
“No Rain” one of the biggest one-hit wonders of all time.

April 17, 2022
3:03 p.m. CST

Some history

In the 1600s, a man who worked for Queen Elizabeth was so embarrassed after an
accidental fart, that he left England for 7 years. When he returned, the Queen greeted him
by saying "My Lord, I had forgot the Fart."

Another notable instance of flatulence in Elizabeth's court (there were quite a few) runs
thusly: an archbishop lets one rip, and in a panic begins to cough and drag a foot across
the carpet. Elizabeth responds "My lord, you needn't find a rhyme"

April 17, 2022
11:24 CST

Tom Lehrer

April 16, 2022
11:09 a.m. CST

Touching The Dragon

April 15, 2022
5:03 p.m. CST

April 15, 2022
12:06 p.m. CST

April 14, 2022
5:04 p.m. CST


Response to (drunk) Labour Foreign Secretary (1966-68) George Brown at diplomatic
reception: "I shall not dance with you for three reasons. First because you are drunk,
second, because this is not a waltz but the Peruvian national anthem and third, because I
am not a beautiful lady in red; I am the Cardinal Bishop of Lima."

April 14, 2022
9:16 a.m. CST

Why the Brits dislike the Donald

The rest HERE.

April 13, 2022
5:20 p.m. CST

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

April 13, 2022
11:58 a.m. CST


April 13, 2022
10:40 CST

Tax season

April 13, 2022
9:49 a.m. CST

R.I.P. Gilbert Gottfried

April 13, 2022
9:37 a.m. CST

April1 13, 2022
9:21 a.m. CST

See it now?

April 11, 2022
4:50 p.m. CST

Ricky on Will

April 11, 2022

4:24 p.m. CST

Ew. No.

h/t @meganbielby

April 11, 2022
11:37 a.m. CST

for the birds ...

April 10, 2022
9:17 a.m. CST

Sunday morning cup of Joe

April 9, 2022
10:36 a.m. CST

The Point

April 9, 2022
8:55 a.m. CST

Palm Mute Piano

April 8, 2022
10:06 a.m. CST


April 7, 2022
11:48 a.m. CST


“Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.”

- John Lennon

April 7, 2022
10:29 a.m. CST

Two-chord songs

April 7, 2022
10:19 a.m. CST

April 4, 2022
10:01 a.m. CST

On "confirmation bias"

April 4, 2022

9:17 a.m. CST


April 3, 2022
2:01 p.m. CST


Thanks, Ken!

April 2, 2022
2:46 p.m. CST

The Most Satisfying Video In The World

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