Question: Which way do you insert a USB connector?Answer: The first way you tried before flipping it over. Question: Which way do you turn the steering wheel when backing up a trailer?Answer: Not that way, but it's too late, you’re in the bushes. Question: Which way loosens a garden hose or a nut on a … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Directionally Challenged
Six months ago, it was the beginning of spring. The sun was tracing the same route across the sky, yet now, the temperature and wind feels like an ending, rather than a rebirth. The 19 degrees (Celsius), which felt absolutely balmy now, has a chill to it. The wind seems to be a harbinger of … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Blast from the (not so distant) Past – Part 2
I heard yesterday that Canadian comedian Norm MacDonald had passed away. I remember him on Saturday Night Live as host of Weekend Update and as Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy. He had a weirdness to his talent and his delivery was like he didn't care if anyone shared his sense of humor. Probably was what got him … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Blast from the (not so distant) Past
Sometimes I plan my blog posts in advance, but more often it is a night before/morning of kinda thing. The same goes for my cartoons, The Miniscules and The Untitled. Usually the ideas come from a current event (like the Olympics) or a thought that I have had that sparks an interesting idea. Lately is … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Hiatus
Two things you are not supposed to talk about at a dinner party: Religion and Politics. This is not a dinner party, so let's discuss...elections. There are many types of political systems around the world. Here is a brief synopsis: Poly-Sci 101 Some work (sorta)Some don’tSome are corrupt Now that we all understand global politics, … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Elections
I wrote about the keyboard a few months ago: The keyboard configuration that is most common is the QWERTY keyboard, but there are different ones out there based on the frequency of keystrokes. I don’t think the QWERTY is the most efficient, but I don’t know which one is—I’m sure it would be hard to … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: The Top Row (almost)
I forget things. Constantly. It's not a new thing, even after having to memorize the times table in elementary school, I still have to figure out (or double check) some of the math facts (Quick! What's 8 X 6?)*. In music school, I wasn't the best at memorizing the pieces that I had to learn. … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: What was I going to write about?
Two things: I nodded off and missed the men's marathon finish. Darn it. It's odd not to have 10+ channels with Olympic coverage. In the "It's not over people" file: Covid-19 is still here. It will probably always be present in some form or another. Some governments relaxed restrictions under pressure to restart economies only … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: Now What?
Like everything in life, there is a hierarchy. So, in the Olympics there is as well. What is the premier event? If you watched the women's and men's 100m race, then your question was answered. The lights go down. A hush fills the stadium (easier with no spectators). Light show, moving graphics on the track, … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: The Olympics – Part 9?
In most team sports winning gold and bronze are worth celebrating, but that second-place silver is a punch in the gut. Watch the final game between third and fourth place and see an ecstatic group of players winning the third-place bronze medal. Then watch the gold medal game to see a dejected bunch of silver … Continue reading Weird Wednesday: The Olympics – Part 3