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Thanks to [personal profile] gillo and [personal profile] sammywol

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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:20am on 24/07/2009 under , , , ,
I thought this was beautiful.



(thanks to [personal profile] irishkate for the link.)
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These are brilliant. (Courtesy of Mr. Monkey.)
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:49am on 23/07/2009 under , , , ,
[personal profile] sammywol brightened my day with this link to some truly wonderful science geek jokes.

My favourite so far:

A "joke" I heard in special relativity class:

"So, a bar walked into a physicist. Oops, wait, wrong reference frame."
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:14am on 17/07/2009 under , , ,
XKCD has chat logs, apparently. This one scores 2.3979 on the (ln) math geek scale.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 11:32am on 22/07/2008 under ,

Laptop Pants?
Originally uploaded by MylesC
A package arrived for me today. I don't remember ordering any laptop pants.

Careful examination revealed a spare battery for the Eee PC, so I guess it was laptop parts.

Still want my pants, though.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 11:24am on 14/07/2008 under , ,
Heading up the road today with all the family we passed an eldery man at his gate. He spoke to Rowan.

'Are you a princess?'

'Sometimes,' she replied.

'Well, you're very beautiful,' he said.

Quick as a heartbeat Rowan shot back, 'you're not so bad youself.'

Queue parental giggles.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:28pm on 25/04/2008 under , ,
Ed Byrne has just saved President Bartlett from death by painted tennis ball on Graham Norton's show. TV at its finest. Accent Monkey must be so proud.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:57pm on 10/03/2008 under , ,
Favourite line from the "Things Osama bin Laden is unlikely to say on his tapes"

"This is ridiculous. It must be your turn to hide."

and "Things a TV announcer is unlikely to say"

"Tonight's episode of 'Songs of Praise' contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature."
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:51am on 07/02/2008 under , ,
The allegory of the trolley problem was pointed out to me by [livejournal.com profile] raycun. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me grateful I did physics in college.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 02:30pm on 26/01/2008 under , ,
Offered without comment ('cos I'm laughing my spleen out through my nose).

Inappropriate iconography at pharyngula.


(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sammywol for the pointer.)
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 03:15pm on 04/09/2007 under , ,
Following a recent conversation in work that verged on hysterics I want to start a band called 'Filthy Tardis'. That is all.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:17am on 18/05/2007 under , ,
... for the moment at least.
From Election 2007


Taken at Gaol Cross near UCC in Cork. The local guerilla artists are having a ball with the election posters. I've heard of Mary Harney getting a "I've eaten all the pies" makeover too.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 11:24pm on 01/05/2007 under , ,
This guy has it right: Everything I really needed to know I learned from "Asterix" comics. Now I can go to bed with a smile on my face. Thanks [livejournal.com profile] mightygodking!
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 11:57pm on 28/04/2007 under , ,
The film version of the E. Nesbit novel was on the telly tonight and it really grabbed Rowan's attention. Her bedtime was delayed as a special treat so she could watch the end of the film. This was, in retrospect, possibly a mistake. The missing father anxiety and the rising tension typical of any film was too much for her and she was in tears by the end. When I said that it ended happily, she said "I know; but it's too happy and it makes me cry."

She then farted, and I said "now that wasn't a happy ending." Rowan, and then Sam and myself dissolved into laughter. Poor Oscar didn't know what to make of his family in hysterics. Pity really, as he's got a great line in fart jokes.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 01:25pm on 01/04/2007 under , , ,
My mother was visiting this weekend and took us out to eat. Yesterday evening, at a local pizza restaurant we were served by a new member of staff. He was great. Arriving with the dishes, he said "I think this is the Nastromo salad, but I'm not sure. This is only my second day."

Then delivering the rest of the main courses, he asked the semi-tradition question about the black pepper. "Would you like some black pepper? Parmesan? Chili-oil? Vodka?"

"Vodka?" We all looked at him. He stammered a correction, but the amusment had begun. Poor lad, I hope he gets into his groove. I'd love to have vodka on my pizza one day.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 09:10pm on 20/03/2007 under , ,
I'm watching a programme on BBC showing artificial insemination techniques for endangered species. A well-spoken German man has just wanked an elephant by prostate stimulation (fisting his arse to the casual observer) and then flown across the USA with about 300 mls of elephant semen in a box. The TSA wanted to know if the liquid was likely to be dangerous or used for terrorist acts.

Well...
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 08:49am on 29/10/2006 under , , ,
I watched the Season 2 Doctor Who finale with [livejournal.com profile] sammywol last night, courtesy of the UK Gold week of repeats. We rather enjoyed the silliness.

Spoilers in the time vortex )
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:08pm on 11/10/2006 under ,
On the show "50 Questions of Political Incorrectness", one of the commentators just said: 'Prince Philip: what happens when Bernard Manning marries well.'

Hee, hee.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 11:22pm on 09/09/2006 under , , ,
Rowan in the bath tonight, during a period of "I am Sportacus"[1], an obsession stemming from the Lazytown tv show, was pretending to be Sportacus, the sporty Icelandic hero.

Me: "I can wash Sportacus's face, as you need a clean moustache, but you have to be Rowan for a bit as I need to wash your special place. Sportacus doesn't have a vulva. He has a penis."
Rowan: "You be Robbie Rotten then."
Me (to Sam): "Aha, I always suspected they got up to that sort of thing."
Rowan (piping up again): "And I can be the window cleaner!"

My brain: "Boggle".


[1] Of course, I am Brian Blessed.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 01:42pm on 06/09/2006 under , , ,
Rowan is sitting with us at lunch in a cafe in her favourite park.

'Can I have some of your apple pie, mama?'

'Of course, love'

Rowan, through the sounds of munching, says 'Another happy ending!'
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:01am on 15/07/2006 under , ,
My daughter Rowan, aged 3.5, just commented on a car insurance ad on the telly.

"If I bumped into someone else's car, I could get a mortgage too."

It sounds about right. At least, it's no more arcane than really getting a mortgage. [livejournal.com profile] leedy will doubtless appreciate this.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 10:05am on 23/03/2006 under , ,
"You're a king and I'm a queen. We're going to have a party. Queens are very big. And careful with spinning wheels."

Classic.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 03:33pm on 09/12/2005 under ,
The Holy Tango of Literature has made me laugh repeatedly today. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mytholder for pointing it out.
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posted by [personal profile] mylescorcoran at 03:16pm on 20/10/2005 under , ,
The Church of Reality appeals to me far more than most other religions I've been exposed to. A basic respect for truth and scientific enquiry helps, as does one of the inner mysteries of the church.

Now they have proper official religion status.

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