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I don’t mind straight people as long as they act gay in public alvin July 5, 2018 - 9:38am

A bumper sticker seen in Alaska on July 5, 2010: “I don’t mind straight people as long as they act gay in public.”

Paraprosdokians

From a recent email:

Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. Winston Churchill loved them.
 
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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Every young person’s worth nightmare

Mark Zuckerberg is now living out every young person’s worth nightmare: Trying to explain how tech stuff works to the nation’s elderly.

~ someone on twitter yesterday

Scala/FP: I can’t believe I used a var

As part of the illness stuff I went through in 2014-2016, I have absolutely no memory of creating this Scala/FP “I can’t believe I used a var” image, but as I just ran across it while working on this website, I thought it was funny. Apparently I created it when I was writing about How to create outlined text using Gimp. (I do remember that someone else created an image of Martin Odersky with the same phrase.)