Funny Numbers

The leadership of my high school in the early 70s was, I presume, pretty typical for a suburban Melbourne school. It was not unkind, but it was authoritative and distant. Except for one guy, a deputy principal or something, who was a complete asshole. This one guy was always angry, always yelling at some kid for something, and forever stomping down the hallways. He also always held his head at a weird and pronounced tilt. And so, the students’ name for this asshole was 43 Degrees. Continue reading “Funny Numbers”

BiFF: Norm Macdonald and Pie Charts

We already had plans to start a new series of posts: Because it’s Funny. This was to begin with a different comedian, but Norm McDonald‘s dying kind of forced our hand. The characterisation “his cynicism was just a byproduct of his idealism” makes him our kind of guy. Below is a clip from Saturday Night Live. Continue reading “BiFF: Norm Macdonald and Pie Charts”

The Funny Coronavirus Post

Well, yes, the humour is pretty black. But there is still humour to be had. In this post we’ll link to things that genuinely made us laugh (even if we were crying/yelling two minutes later). Commenters are of course welcome to suggest others. (Our standards are high.)

1) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus

2) Marina Hyde: When Johnson says … it’s just another line for the side of a bus

3) First Dog on the Moon: Coronavirus 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 (27/3) and 5 (7/4) and 6 (16/4) and 7 and 8 (21/4) and 9 and 10 and 11 (1/5) and 12 and 13 (11/5) and 14 (14/5) and 15 (18/5) and 16 (23/5) and 17 (15/6)

4) I confess, I’m a closet ScoMo fan:

5) Amanda Hyde: Who are the designated survivors? (7/4)

6) Amanda Hyde: Footballers are to blame (7/4)

7) Curb your going outside (7/4):

8) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus II (7/4):

9) Marina Hyde: Our leaders should be facing tougher questions (16/4)

10) Marina Hyde: Eamonn Holmes, daytime TV’s fiercest sleuth (16/4)

11) Michael Spicer: Symptoms of Dominic Cummings (16/4):

12 Marina Hyde: At Least We’re Not the US (21/4)

13) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus III (21/4):

14) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus IV (1/5):

15) Marina Hyde: Richard Branson and bleach and Johnsonian linguistics (01/05):

16) Darryl Charles’ algorithm for responding to Trump (1/5)

17) Marina Hyde: Thank you for the opportunity (11/5)

18) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus V (11/5):

17) Marina Hyde: Lessons on civic duty from Boris Johnson? (14/5)

18) Marina Hyde: Johnson’s cheerleaders (18/5)

19) Michael Spicer: Matt Hancock and the Coronavirus (18/5)

20) Michael Spicer: Trump and the Coronavirus VI (23/5):

21) Marina Hyde: Cummings the ideas man (15/6)

22) Marina Hyde: Johnson’s government is world-beating (15/6)

23) Marina Hyde: Otto von Jizzmark (15/6)

24) Michael Spicer: Dominic Cummings and the Coronavirus (15/6)

25) Michael Spicer: Priti Patel and the Coronavirus (15/6)