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Drinking Buddies

Posted in authors, books, humor with tags , , , , on September 23, 2011 by Holly Huckeba

Drinking buddies

A cartoon by the talented Kevan Atteberry.

Kevan’s work has appeared in Microsoft Office, among other fine publications. He is the illustrator of many books for children, most recently, Boogie Monster Dance Kit.

In Celebration of the Unsung Hero of 12-Step Recovery

Posted in humor with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2010 by Tim Elhajj

Alcoholics Anonymous celebrated the 75th anniversary of its 12-Step recovery program earlier this summer with no mention of the true hero of 12-Step recovery. Despite the program’s requirement for anonymity, AAs two co-founders are fairly well-known: Bill Wilson, a dowdy stock broker from Manhattan, and Doctor Bob Smith, a surgeon from Akron, Ohio.

What’s not as well-known is that early on Bob relapsed, went on a tear. The next morning Bill asked Bob if he was ready to try again. Bleary eyed and shaking, the good doctor agreed to give it another go. But he had to be in the operating room that very morning, so Bill gave him two brown bottles of beer to steady his nerves.

And so the true anonymous hero of recovering people everywhere is that patient, whose name has been lost to time. He lay face down on the operating room table. Whoever you were, nameless patient, wherever you are, recovering people from all over the world ought to thank you. A toast—of sparkling cider perhaps?

As Dr. Bob was a proctologist, we all know whose ass was really on the line.

Drunk History

Posted in humor with tags , , , on May 22, 2010 by Editors

Two bottles of wine followed by a discussion of American history. Why? Because some drunks are just fun to watch.

Drunk History Vol. 5 with Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle, and Zooey Deschanel.

From Funny or Die.

When Software Development and 12-Step Humor Collide

Posted in humor with tags , , on March 23, 2010 by Editors

Found this in an email at work:

  1. We admitted that we had lost control of our bugs, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our bugs and our lives over to the care of Triage.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral triage of our bugs.
  5. Admitted to management, ourselves, and our team the exact nature of our bugs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have Dev remove all these defects of code.
  7. Humbly asked Dev to remove our bugs.
  8. Made a list of all customers we had harmed and became willing to test fixes for them all.
  9. Approved investments for such people wherever possible except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to triage and when we were broken promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through meetings and documentation to improve our conscious contact with Triage, praying only for the knowledge of the Bug Bar and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other teams and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Your Facebook And Twitter Fix

Posted in humor with tags , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Editors

A poll on some blog says that social media may be addictive. As if we needed a totally unscientific study to determine this. However, I bring you this depressing tidbit: of the 1000 people polled, 11% of those under age 25 said they wouldn’t mind interrupting sex for an instant message. Meanwhile, only 6% of those over 25 said they wouldn’t mind. 

How demoralizing would it be to read these sort of coitus interruptus tweets?

Texan Goes Fishing One Morning

Posted in humor with tags , , , , on March 5, 2010 by Editors

Texan finally gets around to going fishing one morning.  

After a while, he runs out of worms. He spots a cottonmouth with a frog in his mouth and frogs are good bass bait. He knows the snake can’t bite him with the frog in his mouth, so he reaches down, grabs him behind the head, takes the frog and puts it in his bait bucket.

Now the dilemma is how to release the snake without getting bit. 

He grabs his bottle of Jack Daniels and pours a little whiskey in the snake’s mouth. The snake’s eyes roll back, and he goes limp. Texan releases him into the lake without incident and carries on with his fishing, using the frog as bait.

A little bit later, Texan feels a nudge on his foot. Looking down, he sees the damn snake again, this time with two frogs in his mouth!

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