Although bees have been manufacturing honey for millions of years, they have never developed an instinct for marketing it.

Every month, on the third Thursday, at precisely midnight, a 1948-vintage PCC car arrives at the Drake loop, though the Drake line has been out of service since 1999. It discharges one passenger and returns whence it came. The passenger then drives away in a 1948 Nash coupe, which no one can remember having seen parked there before. It is possible that the mystery might be solved if someone interrogated the passenger before he got into his Nash, but no one in Upper St. Clair wants to be that rude.

In spite of highly paid programmers and nearly four decades of refinement, every iteration of the Microsoft Windows operating system is less efficient than the previous one.

Measured as the crow flies, the distance from Akron to Cleveland is detectably longer than the distance from Cleveland to Akron. Ornithologists have not been able to explain why crows fly this way, unless they are drunk.

During the late twentieth century, thousands of previously sedentary nouns were turned into verbs by unaccountable social forces.


  1. The Shadow says:

    Unless the crows are drunk, or unless the ornithologists are?

  2. The Shadow says:

    Also, I’m minded of the famous words of Ford Prefect regarding teleportation:

    Ford: “It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.”

    Arthur: “What’s unpleasant about being drunk?”

    Ford: “You go ask a glass of water.”

  3. RepubAnon says:

    Perhaps the bees should consider the codfish:

    The codfish lays 10,000 eggs, the hen lays only one.
    The codfish never cackles, to tell us what she’s done.
    And so we scorn the codfish, while the humble hen we prize.
    Which only goes to show you that it pays to advertise.


  4. Belfry Bat says:

    I’m not sure “manufacturing” is quite suitable to describe what bees do… it seems more like rostrofacture to me.

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