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Category: Humor

Boat Names

Hopefully you’ll laugh like I did: (Click for larger images.)

Vitamin Sea


Cirrhosis of the River

Piece of Ship

Master Baiter

Amy’s Winehouse

Wasted Seamen

Breakin Wind


Ship Happens

Titan Uranus

Geek Gang Signs

A fellow named Joey deVilla created a chart of LA gang signs and while he was at it he created a chart of Geek Gang Signs. I nearly died laughing. The original is here.

Geek Gang Signs.

Geek Gang Signs.

Switch Inventor Honored

After decades of controversy over inventorship, the inventor of the switch was recognized and honored at a recent awards banquet of the International Organization of Electrical Engineers. Professor Turnonanof (1871-1929) was posthumously awarded the Inventor of the Year Award and inducted into the IOEE Hall of Fame. The professor’s son, Clarence “Click” Turnonanof, was present to accept the awards and give a moving presentation of his father’s achievements.

In the early days, Turnonanof’s invention was embodied in an open frame style like this:

Knife switch.

Knife switch. Click to view larger.

Later, he developed a more advanced and miniaturized form of his famous invention:

Toggle switch.

Toggle switch. Click to view larger.

A spokesperson for the IOEE said that the organization was exploring the possibility of setting up a Turnonanof scholarship.

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