Archive for Puns

Ming dynasty rebus

The Asian Art Museum’s online collection includes a dish labeled as Foliated dish with bird, deer, wasps, and monkey, from the Ming dynasty (specifically the period corresponding to 1567-1572). The images on the plate turn out to be a rebus. (See also column YY.) The images include, among other elements, a bird, a deer, some […]

Handling

Unintentionally funny bit from an article today. The article discusses the lack of delays today from passengers requesting a “pat-down” instead of going through backscatter machines. Then it switches topics...

Punny names

An assortment of real-life British punny names, with more in the comments following the article. Including a couple that are so British I didn't get them. It took me a...

comma sutra

This morning, the phrase "comma sutra" popped into my head, don't know why. I immediately thought it would make a good name for this blog, which I've been thinking of...

Cute tees

Happened across the BustedTees T-shirt company the other day. (Run by the CollegeHumor.com people.) Most of the T-shirt companies I see have a bunch of crass, obnoxious, racist, sexist, and...