Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built by English expatriates Why did…

Bathroom Poetry

We have all done this. Gone into a public bathroom and while sitting there, read the walls. Most of the stuff is silly or  love stories. Billy loves Edna. Sally. Megan. F*ck You, Billy , Sally. For a good time call 555-665-7890. There are disturbing declarations like Jesus is watching or I am going to kill Billy or Edna can kiss my ass. There are the…

Why Athletes Can’t Have Regular Jobs

1. Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: “I wan’ all dem kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I wan’ all the kids to copulate me.” 2. New Orleans Saint RB George Rogers when asked about the upcoming season: “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first..” 3….

Court Statements (funny)

  Actual statements made in court … Judge: I know you, don’t I? Defendant: Uh, yes. Judge: All right, tell me, how do I know you? Defendant: Judge, do I have to tell you? Judge: Of course, you might be obstructing justice not to tell me. Defendant: Okay. I was your bookie. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From a defendant representing himself… Defendant: Did…