Gray Tubes for Sale

For those of you who read the latest edition of “What the Heck?”, I’m here to provide closure. (Click on the answers to #1 and #2 to see images.) Daisy Wheel. I was astounded to find this object amid the closet junk. We had thrown away its companion Canon typewriter in the trash years ago when the computer made it obsolete. I have no idea how the daisy wheel hung onto life in the darkness, but it did. I believeRead more

What the Heck? *Office Edition*

I had originally planned to be on vacation the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Instead, I had this hairbrained marvelous idea: I would go into work on Tuesday, when it was quiet, and start relieving the office of its dust-covered, no-one-really-wants-it junk. It appears our office will be moving before summer of 2016 and there is absolutely no need to move items that belong in the dumpster or at Goodwill. I knew that over the 15+ years IRead more

A Breakfast of Answers

I’m a little disappointed that only three readers responded to the latest WTH  v.3 challenge. Did you not eat your breakfast people? Not enough coffee or tea or sugar to foment creativity? What the heck? Seriously, though, thank you for reading, liking or participating in the last post. My simple objective, other than egotistical self-gratification, is to always engage readers at MJM and hope at least one person comes back for more melange. Okay, so back to breakfast. What didRead more

What the Heck? v.3

It’s that time again, boys and girls! I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath. On a day when I was perusing the vibrant colors of a nearby garden center, I came upon a dish towel in the gift area with an amusing saying. I’m providing the first part, but you have to finish the sentence. There is something I want desperately, but is nowhere to be found. Clues are non-existent other than you will probably say “Oh, duh!” ifRead more

And the Answers Are…

Do you want answers to “What the Heck?” v.2? I just happen to have them for you, along with the naming of two winners. 1)  OWL PUKE.  M-R guessed the “what,” but MOSY inadvertently named it in her comment. I consider them both winners deemed worthy of my highest praise. You both rock and you are both science/weird humor geeks! Rock on with the owl puke! 2)  ORGANIC FARM EGGS.  Say what? That doesn’t make sense and, yet, it does.Read more

“What the Heck?” v.2

Due to lack of time to put together an actual post with lots of words, I’m going with what works on short notice. This is “What the Heck?” v.2 You have one legitimate question and two bonus questions to answer: 1) What was the two-word name on this box of grossness? (I bet you can come up with at least one of the words.) 2) Bonus: I was in a science/hobby store when I came upon this lovely item. WhyRead more

It is not a Phaser

Nope, it’s not. Nor is it a strobe light phone speaker. Nor a blah blaster, sonic stapler or a portable tractor beam emitter. A Post-it note dispenser was close and a good guess, but why would anyone need a dispenser for something that sticks to everything? I will pause so you can think about that for a minute. Anyhow… The “What the Heck?” office “toy” is: Introducing 3M’s Document Wedge, otherwise known as a copy holder. Fooled you all, exceptRead more

What the Heck?

Since the story of my Saturday visit with mom is currently a disjointed mess, I thought I would give you a silly reason to like or comment or simply consider me daft. Last week, I became the possessor of two new toys at work. I love them both. This is one of those toys: I am not going to reveal the second toy until you answer the question: “What the heck?” Without searching the internet, tell me why I purchased this object.Read more