Author Archives: WarpedWits

About WarpedWits

I am a woman with a lot of different things on my mind (never a dull moment in there - always something bouncing around), and a lot of different interests - from my cat (why yes, I *am* single!)... to construction and building... to landlording... to designing furniture/gardens/art/whatever... to writing, weightlifting, local car racing (only for the team I crew with, really)... to science and environmentalism... to travel, politics and world events. I tend toward the sarcastic, the droll and the humorous (at least to me).

Sometimes you need a big band to show you the way…

Kansas State University’s marching band was TRYING to pump up the home team crowd, by showing the Starship Enterprise battling the opposing team’s mascot, the U. of Kansas Jayhawk. They failed rather spectacularly. The resulting phallery (see it here) cost … Continue reading

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Just a fact; no phallusy

While I was looking up a link for my last post, I found this gem of video from two giants of comedy, both of whom left us here on Earth far, far, FAR too early. Therefore, fact: Robin Williams and … Continue reading

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Time to get back to posting… with a common FactFallacy

Weather turns phallic… The very nature of hurricane forecast cones pretty much requires that they end up looking like phalluses. (See NOAA’s Definition of the National Weather Service Track Forecast Cone for details on how the graphic is derived.) But … Continue reading

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Active coastal zones are ripe with phallacies

Morris Island, just south of Chatham, MA is in an area of very active coastal geomorphology. Monomoy Island, for example, has an approximately 140-year periodicity of being attached and separated from the mainland in the Chatham region. The whole Elbow-of-the-Cape … Continue reading

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From clouds to ruts – asphallacies, thanks to Wanksy

Heard on NPR’s “Wait, Wait -Don’t Tell Me,” then confirmed by numerous articles, the fact of potholes on roads that have led to the Phallacies of a street artist now known as Wanksy. Wanksy has brilliantly¬†drawn attention to damaging potholes … Continue reading

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Fresh from the headlines – woman shocked to see fluffy phallacy floating in the sky

Just to provide proof that I am not the only person who sees phallacies everywhere, I offer an article from the good old UK Daily Mail (a paper that provides plenty of fodder for the facts-or-phallacies question), which goes into … Continue reading

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Not a phallacy, but related to one… Cooking with smeg????

I saw a toaster and blender photo in a “new kitchen gadgets” article in This Old House magazine, and I thought, “Holy sh*t. Someone most certainly is having fun here, and TOH didn’t get the joke. But, nope. I was … Continue reading

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What Started It All…

The image in this post is from a water chemistry book called Global Environment: Water, Air, and Geochemical Cycles, by Elizabeth Kay Berner and Robert A. Berner (1995). Tell me that you don’t see what I see. I mean, what … Continue reading

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