Archive for the humour Category

Leningrad Cowboys

Posted in film, humour with tags on August 28, 2008 by Philonous

Reading Le Fox’s post about Aki Kaurismäki reminded me of a film of his that I’ve been meaning to see for a very very long time, Leningrad Cowboys Go America. Various clips are available on YouTube, not least of the remarkable legacy of the film, the Leningrad Cowboys. If you don’t know of them, they’re a Finnish cover band. The following video will tell you the rest. And yes, that is the Red Army Choir.

Feynman Strikes Back

Posted in humour, xkcd on August 25, 2008 by Philonous

Danzig vs. Shakira

Posted in humour, music with tags on August 18, 2008 by Philonous

Math Capella

Posted in humour, maths, music, nerd pride with tags , on August 15, 2008 by Philonous

I was first sent this back in 2005 at which point I didn’t really know what it was all about. Now that I’m finally in the position where I actually get the jokes, I figure I can share it with you without loss of face. Behold the Klein Four: an A Capella group composed of mathematics students at Northwestern University near Chicago. They’re clearly differential geometers/mathematical physicists. It’s what all the cool kids do.

This simply cannot be beaten for sheer density of maths puns. Buy T-shirts here.


Posted in humour on July 21, 2008 by Philonous

“I woke up one day and everything in the apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact replica. I said to my roommate, ‘Can you believe this? Everything in the apartment has been stolen and replaced with an exact replica.’ He said, ‘Do I know you?’ ” (Steven Wright)