July 21, 2014

In the summertime, it's important to remember:

Don't be too judgmental of other people's barbecue choices!
Okay, this is actually part of a costume for a production of The Taming of the Shrew by Original Practice Shakespeare. Happy now?

July 20, 2014


The Polish Knight Fighting League is an arena where armored enthusiasts do battle with blunted swords, axes, and spears. Punches, kicks, and helmetbutts are also allowed. Check it!

July 18, 2014

I can relate to these.

As a kid, I was never any good at gymnastics...

Or baseball...

But in the summer, I was pretty good at diving off the high-board!

July 14, 2014

"Thompson, I have a job for you..."

"I need an inappropriate tea gift by the end of the day!"
"Boss, that was a steep challenge, but here you go!"
Hey, if you put warm tea in your trousers, are you wearing hot pants?

July 8, 2014

Hey, do you have a Kindle?

If so, The Big Book of Boy Stuff is on sale at Amazon right now for $1.99!

I'm not saying you have to get the book…but if this guy had read its fireworks chapter, he could have avoided that surprise. :)

July 7, 2014

The F.B.I.: Defined

Word! Thanks, TL;DR Wikipedia.

Fireworks: A Packaging Analysis

One of the fireworks I saw set off this weekend was "Brachiosaurus." Its packaging showed a brontosaurus-style dinosaur shooting fire from its mouth.

Yet once ignited, the Paleocene pyrotechnics just made a whistling sound and shot a few sparks. No dinosaur!

CONCLUSION: There can be a tenuous relation between fireworks packaging and the explosives contained therein. (Photos via Cabel Sasser.)

July 5, 2014

Happy July the 4th Weekend!

From National Geographic: "A boy sells lemonade from his front yard stand on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, 1973."

July 3, 2014

The Best Summer Camp of the Year

"Hey kids, who wants to go to a fun summer camp?"
"We do! We do!"
"Okay then, everyone in the car."
[Later] "Pretty tricky, Mom."