Google is honoring Joseph Plateau today. I did the research for you.

It’s not ideal.

Im sorry you have to see it, but it’s happened now. You’ve seen the birthday boy.

Also, here’s another image of him, which, according to archaeologists, is set into some kind of ancient pimp ring.

Ice man.

Okay, okay, so um, Joe Plateau was a physicist from Belgium, so that’s awesome because Belgium is choice and everyone knows that. Otherwise, I don’t really know anything about his optical illusion trick that he’s supposedly famous for, and I don’t really care, because I’m not an eye doctor. From what I can tell, though, that’s pretty much all he did from my sources (which is one). In fact, his wikipedia page may have been a joke. I actually don’t know:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Plateau

Here’s an excerpt:

” Plateau was born in Brussels.[3] His father, born in Tournai, was a talented flower painter.[4] At the age of six the younger Plateau was already able to read, making him a child prodigy in those times. While attending the primary schools, he was particularly impressed by a lesson of physics: enchanted by the experiments he observed, he vowed to discover their secrets someday.[3]

Thank you, Google. I can’t say I’m any more educated, but I am entertained. Oh, and also, that comment earlier about his optics trick being all he ever did, look, I’m just saying it’s no ploptart.com

Do you remember the reality show Gay Army, where they take “9 of the gayest men in Scandinavia” and send them to boot camp? Because I sure do.

Er du klar, slut?

Does anyone else remember this show? It was gold star amazing. My sister and I used to download this and watch it on the reg with our cats friends. This was before it got picked up by a channel in the US. I mean, who is going to wait two years for some gay channel in the states to discover it? By then it’s already cancelled, both literally and figuratively. It’s a global world and I demand my Danish gay reality shows tout de suite, missy. Also, the reasons I’m alone are, like, super clear now.

Reginald D Hunter in Ireland

I first found Reginald D Hunter when he started appearing on the panel show “8 Out of 10 Cats.” I always thought his banter on the show was pretty okay, but one day I looked up his stand up, and I’m glad I did. It’s far and away better.

This particular clip has him Dublin, tackling race (among other things) in a super relatable way which is thought-provoking AND funny- a near impossibility to find in comedy on that subject. There are so many quotable pieces in this clip. I hope you enjoy.