Category Archives: weird stuff

Trump Complains – It Does Not Get Much Bigger!

Be warned – some Sunday satire!

I am not sure what he refers to here. But given our track record so far with this dude, I am a bit nervous to find out.

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For those who walk on the wild side …

Dame Agatha would have loved it! Incredible!

On March 23, 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus,  and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the head.

Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending to commit suicide. He left a note to that effect indicating his despondency.

As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast passing through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers, and that Ronald Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the way he had planned.  The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously and he was threatening her with a shotgun!   The man was so upset that when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife, and the pellets went through the window, striking Mr. Opus.   When one intends to kill subject ‘A’ but kills subject ‘B’ in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject ‘B.’

When confronted with the murder charge, the old man and his wife were both adamant, and both said that they thought the shotgun was not loaded. The old man said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his wife with the unloaded shotgun.    He had no intention to murder her. Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident; that is, assuming the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple’s son loading the shot-gun about six weeks prior to the fatal accident. It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son’s financial support and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly,loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would shoot his mother.

Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the murder even though he didn’t actually pull the trigger. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus.

Further investigation revealed that the son was, in fact,Ronald Opus.He had become increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother’s murder.

This led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd only to be killed by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window.

Oops! BTW, this has been reported as a true story. It is not. But it is a good one!

The Birth of the “Yikes!” Column

If you have not guessed it already, the Yikes column is for media clips that, well, cause one to think “Yikes!” Here is the inaugural post (from HP)

Bill showed up on the Trump Regrets (Twitter) account for a post asking the president-elect to stop tweeting. He has since deleted his original tweet ― he was getting tired of the ire coming his way on Twitter, which he mostly uses to post about sports.

Bill said he would like Trump to act more like President Barack Obama, who he voted against twice but considers “an extremely honorable man who served the country fantastically.”

Hmmm …  two votes against an honorable man who served his country fantastically? And then a vote for Trump? Yikes!

Jenifer Lawrence Unleashes butt Magic

It is meant to be a funny story. And I think that it is a funny story.

But you be the judge.

Was Ms Lawrence insensitive to local Hawaiian tradition? Did she defile local magic rocks by rubbing her butt on them?

I wonder, if these rocks are so magical, what the locals were doing by allowing actors to shoot there did they think that the rocks would defend themselves?    Like “Excuse me Jennifer, but get that slab of human flesh off me!”

A lot of hot air I say!

But what do you think? Would you enact a law to prohibit butt rubbing on magic stones?

Earth to Realists; You Have a Problem

the problem I refer to relates to quantum mechanics. More specifically, to quantum entanglement. Full disclosure: I have no clue how this works or why this works. I just know that one can “entangle” photons, separate them, and cause an immediate effect over distance.

With that background, consider

It’s a philosophical problem for the realists. It means that if the wavefunction of a particle — or the entangled wavefunction of multiple particles — is actually a real, physical thing that’s out there evolving through the Universe, but requires a huge number of ugly assumptions. You need to assume there are an infinite number of possible realities out there and that we live in only one, even though there’s no evidence for any others. If you’re an instrumentalist* (which is way easier and more practical), you don’t have that philosophical problem; you simply accept that the wavefunction is a calculational tool.

Errr … did you get that?