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Word of the day: Aptronym

11/17/2013

An aptronym is a name aptly suited to the person. Some hilarious examples: Chris Moneymaker, well-known poker player who won the $2.5M first prize at the 2003 World Series of Poker Usain Bolt, sprinter Thomas Crapper, founder of Thomas Crapper & Co, a toilet manufacturer Dr. Richard Chopp, urologist known for performing vasectomies William Headline, […]

“Cookies” by Douglas Adams

10/23/2013

A hilarious – and allegedly true – story by Douglas Adams, taken from “The Salmon of Doubt”. I wasn’t able to find a reliable web link to it, so I reproduced it here instead. This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. […]

The opposite of a McNugget

10/10/2013

Jimmy Kimmel hits the streets and asks people whether they prefer Obamacare or the ACA (which are of course, the same thing). Obamacare may not be the greatest thing in the world, but it’s hilarious – and a little sad – to see people oppose it simply because it has the word “Obama” in it, […]

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