Miscellaneous texts of an edifying and/or humorous nature
Here are some pieces of text I've collected over the years. YMMV; these items reflect my nerdy sense of humor.
, a parody of "Desiderata", one of those sappy poems filled with trite advice that gets read at many a graduation ceremony.
A minute-by-minute recounting of the
emotions of a typical grad student
Zero Gravity Toilet instructions
2001: A Space Odyssey
Various mathematical and physical ways to
catch a lion
from "Zork I: The Great Underground Empire".
Bob Black's manifesto
"The Abolition of Work"
Words of wisdom in a CS vein:
Using the right algorithm
The Tao of Programming
The "Real Programmer's Credo"
for printing a nice copy)
provides an interesting twist on the Mac vs. DOS "holy war"
The Fountains of Paradise
, given modern developments.
Unix shell jokes
TeX sources for a humorous but apt
that never was from the field of Computational Neural Systems.
Cars and programming languages
A parody of a
SIGGRAPH conference schedule
Molly Ivins talks about Camille Paglia
The travails of everyday life:
Fun at Taco Bell
Canine electrical engineering
A lost classic of
would never receive tenure today.
Jean-Paul Sartre describes his
"I Have Nothing To Admit"
, an actual essay by Gilles Deleuze.
Beer and Jesus
(from a T-shirt of the TAMU Atheist/Agnostic student group)
Proofs of Jesus' multiculturalism
Politics as usual:
from the 1994 California state elections
Dr. Seuss talks about
from General Sir John Hackett's
The Third World War
Another generic flame
Humor in the courtroom
A poem about
, due to Lindsey Dubb.
A mythical ad for
, a product I could certainly use, due to Jim Cser.
A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys