About OyiaBrown

Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

Some People Take Computers Way Too Seriously…

The Computer Addiction…

30 years ago, no one’s computer was buried in computers and internet, using the phone all day, or surfing the web. But the computer revolution came anyway, and today we can see computer addicts all around us, those that spend night and day surfing, chatting and exploring the web. For example…


The Shirk Report – Volume 261

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:


Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!

*for email subscribers: If you visit the direct link to the shirk report in your web browser (by clicking the blue, underlined title), the videos will play properly and images will appear immediately under the text rather than opening in a new window!


- Friday!
- Let’s get things rolling
- Mom mixed up pajama day and picture day
- Wait for it
- From bathrooms to boardrooms
- This week in “lost in translation”: Carefully | Dangerous
- Coolest hovercraft ever? Coolest hovercraft ever
- Worst locker ever? Worst. Locker. Ever.

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This Futuristic Sandbox Lets You Build Erupting Volcanoes and Flowing Rivers

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

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Photograph by SandyStation

Using a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, a data projector and simulation and visualization software (for lava and water flow), researchers have developed a futuristic sandbox that lets you build erupting volcanoes and flowing rivers in an augmented reality environment.

Researchers in the Czech Republic developed a version they call SandyStation, while teachers and students at UC Davis built a similar version they call the Augmented Reality Sandbox. The driving software is based on the Vrui VR development toolkit and the Kinect 3D video processing framework, and is available for download under the GNU General Public License.

Be sure to check out the video, pictures and gifs below and visit SandyStation and UC Davis for more information on this augmented awesomeness.

[via PhoneDojo]

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Photograph by SandyStation

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Former Iran atomic agency head tells about sabotaged material, deceiving IAEA

Originally posted on :

Former Iran atomic agency head tells about sabotaged material, deceiving IAEA | JPost | Israel News .


04/17/2014 20:45

Israeli official says comments “should serve as a wake-up call to anyone who has any doubt about the duplicity of the Iranian regime.

Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani

Former head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani Photo: REUTERS

The former head of Iran’s anomic energy organization admitted in a recent interview to an Iranian paper that Tehran lied to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and also described the ways the west subverted the country’s nuclear program by selling sabotaged parts.

Fereydoon Abbasi, who headed the Iranian agency under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, told the Khorasan newspaper that at one point Iran stopped submitting the Design Information Questionnaire that the IAEA routinely requested to chart the planning and progress of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

This decision was taken, he said, because of Iran’s concern…

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Kerry, Lavrov Apparently Broker a Deal To Start De-Escalating the Crisis in Ukraine

Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:


Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, in Geneva on Thursday at the start of a meeting on the ongoing situation in Ukraine.Credit Jim Bourg/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The New York Times

GENEVA — Leaders of a high-level diplomatic effort reached an agreement on Thursday over ways to start de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine.

The agreement, which grants amnesty to members of armed groups who agree to leave the public buildings they have been occupying, was reached by Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union after more than five hours of talks here.

“The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens,” the officials said in a joint statement.

“All sides must refrain from any violence…

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Picture of the Day: Just an Owl Standing on One Foot

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:



In this candid photo we see a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, standing on one leg. The photo was selected as Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day for 19 February 2014.

The Burrowing Owl is found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat. But like many other kinds of owls, Burrowing Owls do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage. Living in open grasslands as opposed to the forest, the Burrowing Owl has developed longer legs, which enables it to sprint as well as fly when…

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I Was Not Just ‘Another Person’ With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Originally posted on LBBC's Blog:

Caryn KaplanLast week we introduced new blogger but long-time LBBC friend and volunteer, Caryn Kaplan. In her first story she explained that her cancer had spread to her liver and bones and that she was diagnosed with breast cancer for a third time, this time with metastatic disease. Caryn has attended our Annual Conference for Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer for the past few years and here she shares her memories of that very first time…

As I started my drive down Interstate 95 towards downtown Philadelphia, listening to intently to my audio book, I found that my mind had drifted off the story and to a place that has a story of its own.  I was going to attend my first Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference held by Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  I read about it on their website and received publications in the mail and to me-it was a…

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Paddy died in a fire

Originally posted on Joke for today:

Paddy died in a fire and was burnt pretty badly.

So the morgue needed someone to identify the body.

His two best friends, Seamus and Sean, were sent for.

Seamus went in and the mortician pulled back the sheet.

Seamus said “Yup, he’s burnt pretty bad. Roll him over”.

So the mortician rolled him over. Seamus looked and said “Nope, it ain’t Paddy.”

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