Category Archives: Whimsy

President Trump has a Coke Button on his Desk

trump desk

The ‘Coke Button’

Right there, just within reach on the Resolute Desk, is an elegant button. It is not specifically a “Coke” button, rather it is used to summon a White House butler who can attend to the President’s needs. And Mr. Trump likes a refreshing soda, now and again. The button is not unique to him, as the last several presidents have had the button available: I found it sitting on Clinton’s desk in some old pictures, as well. And presidents before that had big clunky phones with lots of buttons; I doubt the butler phenomenon is new to the White House.

I want a Coke Button!


The Mystery of the Orange Alligator


An orange gator was sighted in South Carolina this week, and some people have dubbed it ‘Trump A-Gator‘. Those people are wrong… the gator is clearly a just a fan of the National Champion Clemson Tigers, who won the college football playoff this year. It’s obvious!

Nobody knows why the gator is orange, but it’s probably not natural. An orange gator was spotted in Florida a few years ago… perhaps its a rare color morph. More likely it was colored by something in the environment, such as iron oxide in the water or some orange paint (perhaps a few rambunctious college students got carried away.)

Hey- Did that Volcano Just Smile at Me?

volcano-smileyYou aren’t seeing things…

This is a screen capture from footage taken by a Paradise Tours helicopter during an eruption last July. The still is cropped and rotated for the full effect of the grin!

So, I just realized, this…



This is too easy…

This headline appeared on tonight:



His name was Alexander Hamilton.

That was easy.

I can even tell you who was the damn fool that shot him!


Here’s a clue, if you didn’t get it…


Video of Massive Explosion of the SpaceX Rocket today

spacex spencer

The SpaceX rocket exploded on the launch pad today, in spectacular fashion. The US Launch Report has the dramatic video:

Fortunately, nobody was injured.


Another Firenado Caught on Film

firenado2Out of Santa Barbara County, California, another firenado was recently caught on film. This could be my ‘favorite’ natural weather phenomenon… they are just so cool looking.


See this Bourbon Firenado and be Afraid

Bourbon Firenado

Bourbon Firenado

Holy crap, it’s Firenado. A bourbon-fueled firenado.. and it’s terrifying. Apparently a Jim Bean Warehouse was struck by lightning, releasing thousands of gallons of poor, innocent bourbon into a nearby pond. More lighting struck the bourbon, lighting it on fire, and then a tornado passed over, sucking the flames upward nearly 100 feet. Jim Beam was fined $70,000 for pollution for the spilt bourbon that led fish kills. I’m holding a moment of silence for the lost spirits.

Check out the footage from