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Dead Wild Roses: So, You Wanted To Learn Another Language…

Funny things found on tumblr.

spanish and italian: So THESE words are feminine and THESE words are masculine, and you ALWAYS put an adjective AFTER the noun. french: haha i dont fuckin know man just do whatever german: LET’S ADD A NEUTRAL NOUN HAHA english: *shooting up in the bathroom* gaelic: the pronunciation changes depending on the gender and what letter the word starts and ends with and hahah i dont even know good fucking luck polish: here have all of these consonants have fun japanese: subject article noun article verb. too bad there’s three fucking alphabets lmao hope (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: When a Tree Falls in Saskatchewan

.@SusanFelucifer @acoyne We have a deep seated fear of high places, since none exist here. Closed off top floor public observatories too.— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) July 24, 2014

While reading news page comment sections, even hopeless trolls who’d normally mock people saving trees by “hugging” them, have seen the light because of the nanny-state circumstance dooming the trees they’ve been coached to hate even more than “tree huggers”.

Saskatchewan is a province of leaders. We lead the country in smoking. We lead the world in per capita Green House Gas emissions. And we’re leading the fight against (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Back in (and out of) the saddle again!

Hi everybody, just a random update from your friendly Intransigent blogger, to lighten the mood around here. I have a tale of a happy convergence of circumstances.

One day, I’m at the horse rescue and another volunteer invites me to come to a different horse-establishment to meet her horse. Of course I said yes! So we made a date, and I met up with her and her horse, and as we’re fussing over her horse and giving him treats, she asks me, have you ever thought of starting to ride again. I (as cheerfully as (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Gun Problem?

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Getting things done, gun control

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The Blackbird Song

it’s summer.

We don;t need to talk politics all the time.

here’s a song from the past that some people will remember.  It only did well in this part of North America likely because we are the only ones who didn’t think these people had an accent.

 

-srbp-

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Service Addendum – What would Jesus do?

Helpful Advice.

 

Filed under: Humour, Religion Tagged: Humour, The DWR Sunday Disservice

Calgary Grit: Politicians in Cowboy Hats

For a brief history of Stampede fashion, you can read the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 round-ups – or “100 Years of Bad Photo-Ops“

This week’s pilgrimage of politicians to the Stampede was met with less fanfare than some years gone by. This wasn’t the first rodeo for any of the party leaders, and ever since the leather vest incident, wardrobes are vetted by dozens of staffers and stylists. So there were few surprises and few opportunities to ridicule.

And, let’s be honest, everyone was there for the (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: On My Relationship with Religion…

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Angel, Humour, Religion

Dead Wild Roses: Colon-izing the Corridors of the EPA

I’m having trouble prefacing this article, as it is just that weird. I’m thinking we can categorize it under ‘People do wacky things’ for the moment.

“Environmental Protection Agency workers have done some odd things recently.

Contractors built secret man caves in an EPA warehouse, an employee pretended to work for the CIA to get unlimited vacations and one worker even spent most of his time on the clock looking at pornography.

It appears, however, that a regional office has reached a new low: Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: All You Need to Know About Dr.OZ

One video, sixteen minutes equals deep insight into how American society runs. (Hint: Most likely not for your benefit.)

 

I grow tired of hearing arch-conservatives rail on about the evils of regulation and how it stifles industry. People die because of deregulation and lax standards – but somehow the profit motive trumps all that human welfare shit, almost every time.

 

Filed under: Media, Quackery Tagged: Alternative Medicine, Depressing PSA, Deregulation, Dr.OZ, Humour, Quackery

Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch. :>

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

Dead Wild Roses: The Very Specific Right Wing Meaning of Choice

Ouch. :>

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Choice, Comic, Humour, Right Wing Politics

Cowichan Conversations: Here is Dan Murphy’s ‘Enbridge Video’ that the Province yanked

Many of you will remember Dan Murphy’s brilliant video satires that ran in the Vancouver Province. Well that is until Enbridge, who buy a zillion dollars worth of misinformation advertising, demanded that the pretend newspaper yank this video and they did.

Vancouver Province editors recognize that balance is a good thing, even desirable, but not when it means showing both sides of a story that upsets their advertisers.

Cartoonist says Enbridge spoof pulled under pressure.

Recently I read that the corporate media across the US had lost half their market, probably similar here in Canada. Little wonder when they roll (Read more…)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Alberta P3 News #skpoli

Here’s some news hot out of Alberta. Only one of them is satirical.

The other satirical bit is that Saskatchewan’s Sask Party recently announced they’d be saving taxpayers millions of dollars by starting a P3 Bike Share like Stettler had. No wait, they said they were going to build P3 schools, after the Alberta model, to build schools faster.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: All By Myself – In An Airport

Here’s a very clever music video made by a Dion fan, in Vegas airport. There is some smart use of the moving sidewalk, and escalator, along with some nice video editing.

Take a pair of Canadians, mix with @Vegas and @LASairport and magic ensues. Keep 'em coming south, @WestJet. vimeo.com/97634383— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) June 11, 2014

Looks like the most fun you can have in an airport, without drawing unwanted attention from overzealous security.

WATCH: globalnews.ca/news/1387300/w… > @celinedion responds to Moncton man's airport lip-synch of 'All By Myself' http://t.co/zpCNXr4Fkn— Amanda Kelly (@AKellyGlobal) June 12, 2014

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: The Hunting of the Snark

I’ve always wondered why Lewis Carroll’s wonderful poem, The Hunting of the Snark – an Agony in Eight Fits – has never been redone, rewritten in a modern version, with modern references and people. It seems to lend itself to revision, at least to my eyes. Perhaps it’s because this sort of whimsical, satirical poem is not […]

Dead Wild Roses: Hurrah, Snow Season Over!

All Hail Mosquito Season…

 

Sigh. :/

 

 

 

Filed under: Humour Tagged: Meh, Mosquitos, Snow Season

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Statistically Fair Climate Change Debate

John Oliver has it right. Who “gives a shit” if 1 in 4 Americans are wrong about a fact? The “news” should stop polling to find out what proportion of Americans are wrong, unless they want the rest of the world to laugh harder at them.

Do owls exist? Are there hats?

Leave your answer in the comments.

Dead Wild Roses: Sofia is also a Noble Steed

At my latest visit to Rescue 100, I was fast enough with my camera to catch Sophia going for a roll. The ground was much drier, so she didn’t get super-messy.

Yes, that is snow in the foreground. In May.

More horse pictures below the cut

A shot of Nazhoni, doing something other than eating for once!

Nap Time. Naz actually let me come right up to her while she was lying down, and let me rub her neck and forehead.

Filed under: Cute, Humour Tagged: horseblogging

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Dead Wild Roses: Sofia is also a Noble Steed

At my latest visit to Rescue 100, I was fast enough with my camera to catch Sophia going for a roll. The ground was much drier, so she didn’t get super-messy.

Yes, that is snow in the foreground. In May.

More horse pictures below the cut

A shot of Nazhoni, doing something other than eating for once!

Nap Time. Naz actually let me come right up to her while she was lying down, and let me rub her neck and forehead.

Filed under: Cute, Humour Tagged: horseblogging

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Dead Wild Roses: Pepper is a Noble Steed

…or not

She chooses the muddiest spot in the whole pasture to go for a roll

And shovels hay around with her face before eating it

Pepper is not halterbroke, but is cautiously interested in humans. She is four years old, of unknown breeding, and available for adoption from Rescue 100 Horses Foundation.

Filed under: Cute, Humour Tagged: Cute, horseblogging, Humour

Dead Wild Roses: Pepper is a Noble Steed

…or not

She chooses the muddiest spot in the whole pasture to go for a roll

And shovels hay around with her face before eating it

Pepper is not halterbroke, but is cautiously interested in humans. She is four years old, of unknown breeding, and available for adoption from Rescue 100 Horses Foundation.

Filed under: Cute, Humour Tagged: Cute, horseblogging, Humour

Cowichan Conversations: Medical Marijuana Explained

Cowichan Conversations: Careful What You Ask A Georgian Grandma

Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand.

He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me.

You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you (Read more…)

Dead Wild Roses: Spiders that Ruin Your Car!

This may just justify TIO’s bitter hatred of spiders. Copypasta from RawStory.

“A spider species that isn’t more than three-eighths of an inch long has caused Mazda to recall 42,000 cars, the Associated Press reported on Friday.

The automaker discovered that yellow sac spiders are capable of doing damage to Mazda6 model cars with 2.5-liter engines released between 2010 and 2012. The company had issued a similar recall in 2011.

The AP reported that the spiders, formally known as Cheiracanthium mildei, have shown not only an attraction to hydrocarbons, but an ability to get past vent covers in (Read more…)