Category Archives: Funnies

Guy blows up his Tesla instead of paying $22K for repairs

This story/video comes from Finland where a man chose to blow up his 2013 Model S Tesla instead of paying $22,000 to fix it.

He’d had it just a month (drove just 900 miles) when he received an error code and had to take it in for service. The repair shop told the man the faulty battery needed to be replaced, at a cost of about $22,000. And since someone had done some prior work on the car, this work would need to be authorized by Tesla.

So instead of spending that insane amount of money to fix a car, he decided to blow it up!

Before they blew up the Tesla, a helicopterdropped a mannequin with the face of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which they strapped into the driver’s seat of the doomed sedan. LOL.

Blow up starts around the 5:00 mark!

Kinda makes me glad I drive a 20-year-old car that is still running with 164K miles!

DCG

 

The Biden-Freak-Show Caption Contest

This is our 252nd world-famous Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: Rachel Levine, 64, born Richard Levine, is a pediatrician and the U.S. assistant secretary for health in the Biden administration, confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a 52-48 vote on March 24, 2021. On October 19, 2021, Levine was commissioned as a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, becoming the first openly transgender four-star officer in any of the United States uniformed services.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in two weeks, at the end of Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Physician, heal thyself!” -Luke 4:23

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

~E

 

We have a winner!

. . . for our 251st Caption Contest!

There were many really clever caption entries.

Our writers each voted for their #1 (best) and #2 (next best) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of our 251st Caption Contest, with three #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 14 points, is:

Tim Shey!!!

Here is the winning caption:

The latest fashion from Sodom & Gomorrah.

John Pizzo is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

Bearded Billy becomes a strolling hounds tooth Chinese finger trap.

Brian Heinz is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and 4 points:

I’m too sexy for my beard, too sexy for my beard, can’t shave my face but my legs are smooth.

Captain America, GregB and Jackie Puppet are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Captain America: “You mean that’s not Michelle? Ingenious! A gay guy(?) dragging a drag.”

GregB: “The Space Invaders and Galaga spaceships have landed and this is their leader, wanting to be taken to meet ours. Good luck having an intelligent conversation with Brandon!”

Jackie Puppet: “Michelle Obama, THIS is how you wear a dress, gurlll!! It’s hard to see my swinging nuts, and don’t be afraid to grow that beard!”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Tim Shey!!!

For all the other caption entries, go here.

Be here later today for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~E

 

Christmas Eve funnies!

Pikachu the cat decided it was time for his human to wake up.

But can the cat flush? LOL

~E

 

Is Your Cat a Psychopath? Probably

Morning Cat

By Samantha Cole

Motherboard December 6, 2021, 11:18am

One of our cats is sitting directly behind me as I type this, screaming at the back of my head for reasons that only he knows. When he’s bored with that, he’ll stalk our other cat like prey while she tries to use the litter box. He regularly makes guests uncomfortable with prolonged, almost alien eye contact. He is undoubtedly a demon, but according to the findings in a recently published study, he may also meet the description of a cat psychopath.

A team of researchers at the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University in the UK devised a survey for cat owners to find out if the hellions living with them fit the bill for cat psychopathy. They wrote a survey that includes questions like: “My cat vocalizes loudly (e.g., meows, yowls) for no apparent reason,” “My cat runs around the house for no apparent reason,” and “My cat does not appear to act guilty after misbehaving.”

The researchers used the answers to these questions given by 549 cat owners who completed the survey to create a new criteria for psychopathy in cats. They started with the “triarchic” concept of psychopathy, where levels of boldness, meanness, and disinhibition have been used to measure psychopathy in humans. These three traits also emerged as factors that lead toward a psychopathic cat, the researchers wrote, but two more factors also arose: human-unfriendliness and pet-unfriendliness. They named this new method of measuring psychopathic cats the Cat Triarchic Plus (CAT-Tri+).

“Our cats and the differences in their personalities inspired us to start this research,” Rebecca Evans, one of the researchers on the study, told Motherboard. “Personally, I am also interested in how owner perceptions of psychopathy in their cat can affect the cat-owner relationship. My cat (Gumball) scores relatively highly on the disinhibition scale—which means he can be quite vocal, proximity-seeking and excitable!”

Minna Lyons, another of the study’s authors, told Motherboard that they are all “crazy cat ladies” who among them study primates, rodents, and psychopathy in humans. “We decided to join our forces and see if psychopathy is something that is relevant in our feline friends too,” she said. “My personal inspiration is my cat Axel, a fluffy and greedy little creature.” Axel participated in a part of the study that assigned activity trackers to some cats, to watch how they move about their days. “Axel is totally bold, and known to go into neighbors’ houses, cars, and garages to search for food,” Lyons said—a sign of a feline psychopath.

All of this sounds like normal cat stuff, which the researchers told me may just be the case; it’s likely that all cats have an element of psychopathy, as humans understand it, they said, as these traits make good sense for their wild ancestors whose main goals were securing food, territory, and mates. They don’t make a lot of sense in a small Brooklyn apartment where kibbles are doled out on a schedule, so to us, zooming up walls and body slamming other pets seems unhinged.

~  Grif

Evening Cat

 

Wednesday funnies!

 

DCG

 

 

Sunday funnies!

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Why haven’t we seen more of this?

Remember in 2017 when a professor’s kids interrupted his live BBC TV interview?

With so many people being quarantined/working from home during the past almost two years, I’m surprised we haven’t seen more interviews end up like this!

Happy Friday!

DCG

 

Christmas Funnies…Southern Style!

DCG

 

Saturday animal funnies!

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