Here’s a roundup of this week’s “Hope and Humor” featuring Father’s Day posts on Facebook, Twitter and right here. Enjoy encouragement and entertainment with cartoons, snarky comments and posts on Donald Duck’s birthday, God’s “prank” calls, Japan’s new crap app, and of course, lot of posts honoring dad on his special day . . .
My real job
Clue: It’s not writing and speaking!
You may be a parent if you ever said . . .
“That candy is going to spoil your appetite. Eat your green beans. Children in Africa are starving!”
Becoming a G-Daddy
Of course we were thrilled when we learned we were going to be grandparents, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to be called “grandpa.”
Son of a saint!
These godly, biblical parents had a very ungodly, unbiblical son!
We report, you shake your “head”
(Bloomberg.com) “Trustwave, a Chicago company that helps corporate clients fight cybercrime, hijacked a Bluetooth connection that controls toilets made by Japan’s Lixil Group. That could allow hackers to open or close the lid and even squirt a stream of water at the user’s behind, Trustwave said.”
I could see this as a popular app for women who are constantly nagging, “Put the lid down,” but do we really need an app to crap?! Seriously!
We report, you shake your CPU
(CNBC) “‘In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships with them. Because of artificial intelligence, computers will be able to read at human levels by 2029 and will also begin to have different human characteristics,’ said Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google.
“‘My timeline is computers will be at human levels, such as you can have a human relationship with them, 15 years from now,’ he said. Kurzweil’s comments came at the Exponential Finance conference in New York on Wednesday.”
Do we really want relationships with “human” computers?! I can see the headline:
Jealous computer kills local author
(CORN BORER, Ind.) The first case of cybercide has been reported, leaving a local author and speaker dead of apparent electrocution.
James Watkins’ PC computer, running Windows 666, allegedly became jealous when the human was detected by GPS tracking at Best Buy in Kokomo looking at Mac laptops. When Watkins returned home, the enraged PC allegedly sent 120 volts of electricity through the keyboard, killing the man instantly.
An electronic spokesperson at the Cracker County Sheriff’s Department said the office is running a diagnostic program of the incident.
Becoming like little children
I may be 62, but I’m still just a big kid!
Mowing with Dad
Guest post by Nowell Hardin
Top ten things my dad taught me
Thanks, Dad, for the top ten . . . and ten thousand . . . things you taught me!
Does God make prank calls
Some of God’s “calls” do seem laughable.
Disney star celebrates birthday without pants
Happy birthday to Donald Duck who turned 80 today. But does it bother anyone else that the cartoon character wears a hat and jacket—but no pants?! Right, wrong, or Depends?
Clarification: I don’t mind cartoon animals that are au naturel. That’s, well, natural. But if you’re going to wear just one article of clothing, make it pants!
Research claims rats feel regret
Professor David Redish, of Minnesota University, in his study published in Nature Neuroscience, claims “Rats are capable of feeling regret about their own actions, an emotion that has never previously been found in any other mammals apart from humans.”
Perhaps Redish’s next study could be politicians, business leaders and telemarketers.
Happy third b’day, to our youngest grand!
She’s as sweet as frosting! And is fat-free!
Happy Pentecost Sunday which celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!
I like big buts! See more Big buts of the Bible.
“California Chrome” failed to win horse racing’s “Triple Crown.” He has been exchanged for five “My Little Ponies” from Qatar.