Sunday, 30 June 2013

10 Nerd Jokes

Maths, Chemistry and total hadrons...

Binary code ... or is it?
Last week I rounded off my post '10 Things In Life Worth Knowing' with a daft nerd joke regarding binary code.

I have to admit that I've got a bit of a soft spot for nerd jokes, so this week I thought I would round up a few of my favourite nerd jokes and puzzles in a post creatively entitled '10 Nerd Jokes'.

Also, just to clarify, this time I'm talking in decimal rather than binary code, so this time there are actually ten rather than two.  Non-nerds are therefore advised to stop reading now.

Some of these are quite old so apologies if anyone's heard most of them before, but anyway here are a few of my favourite nerd jokes, starting off with a joke on a similar theme to last week's post...

1) There are 10 kinds of people in this world:
Those who know binary code and those who don't.

2) Two scientists walk into a bar.  The first scientist says, "I'll have some H2O."  The second scientist says, "I'll have some H2O too."  Then he died.

Monday, 24 June 2013

10 Things In Life Worth Knowing

"All Knowledge Is Useful..."

Floppybobble Lane, just off Spludgington Avenue.
A few years ago, I once read a magazine article which argued the case that all knowledge is useful.  Some knowledge is more important than others obviously, for example, the knowledge of how to cure diseases is more important than the knowledge of what happened in Coronation Street last night, but this magazine article argued that all knowledge is useful to some degree.

The claims of this magazine article were on my mind one day as I was walking to my mate's house, and so as I was walking along I decided to look out for the street signs I passed and made a mental note of the street names, thus increasing my knowledge of the local area.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Never Judge A Book By Its Cover?

'How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy' gets an updated cover.

'How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy'
The original concept sketch and the finished cover.
Everyone's heard of the phrase 'Never judge a book by its cover' and while I would agree with this advice when it comes to judging people, when it comes to an actual book I think the advice doesn't always hold true.  In terms of the quality of the book and how interesting and enjoyable readers will find it, then yes, you have to look beyond the cover and actually read the book to discover whether it's the book for you.

However, you can nevertheless usually still judge some things from the cover of a book.  For example, if the cover shows a dude and a dudette looking lovingly into each other's eyes over a romantic candlelit dinner then you can guess that it's probably a romance novel.  Or if the cover shows a werewolf under a Full Moon then it's a fairly safe bet that werewolves will feature in the story somewhere.  So in some cases you can generally at least judge the genre of the book by its cover.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Weird Facebook Likes

A selection of inappropriate facebook likes...

Thumbs up for weird facebook likes.
I use facebook quite a bit but one of the things I find strange about facebook is the way that people will sometimes post a status update which is clearly bad news, and yet loads of their alleged friends will 'like' the post.  Sometimes I can't help thinking, 'Eh?  Why are you liking that?  That's obviously bad news.'

I'm talking about statuses along the lines of, 'Just got sacked from my job.' ...6 people like this.  That sort of thing.  That one was just a made-up example but there are plenty of real facebook statuses which are clearly bad news and yet people still seem to click the 'like' button for some reason.

So on that theme I thought I would round-up a few examples to highlight what I'm referring to and to start things off here's a very straight forward example which perfectly illustrates how the 'like' button often gets misused...

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Book Reviews (Part 3)

What I've recently been reading...

I haven't managed to read as many books as I'd have liked in recent months, as I've been working on proof-reading and formatting books 3A, 3B and 3C in the 'How To Save The World' trilogy, but here are a few reviews of some of the most recent books which I've read...

The Hoax by Clifford Irving

The Hoax by Clifford Irving - 4.6 / 5.0

The Hoax tells the true story of Clifford Irving, a writer who infamously faked the authorised biography of Howard Hughes, an eccentric and reclusive American billionaire.  The art of deception is a theme which features in my own book and it’s a concept which greatly appeals to me as the basis for a story, so as you’d expect I totally enjoyed The Hoax.  Admittedly, the book starts quite slowly as Clifford describes the research which he and his assistant, Richard Suskind, carried out in preparation for writing the biography, but once the story gets into its stride and unforeseen developments in their plan start to occur, The Hoax then really starts to come alive.

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.