Posts Tagged ‘Yogi Berra’

We hit 100,000 views a few days ago, and to celebrate (if that’s the right word) we’re listing the best posts we’ve published, divided by category. Here’s the first installment.






This is the first of several “best of” posts we’ll be running over the next week or two. The following installment will cover several categories: Economics (much more on capitalism there), Gardening, Interviews, and Journalism. We’ll also be putting up multiple installments devoted purely to humor, because humor posts comprise by far the largest category on this blog — over 500 total, out of the roughly 1,500 we’ve put up so far.


We put up our 1,000th post a week ago. We’re now looking through everything we’ve posted, and are putting up “best of” lists in our most popular categories.

This is the fifth of our first-1,000 “best of” lists. We’ve already posted the Science Fiction, MusicInterviews, and Addictions lists, and will shortly be putting up other “best ofs” in several other categories, including Anarchism, Atheism, Economics, Politics, Religion, Science, and Skepticism.

Humor is by far our most heavily populated category, with 365 posts over the last three years. We found it difficult to pick the funniest ones, but we consider these relative few among the best.

Best Humor Posts

We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily.

When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time.

As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider many of our best posts.

We’ve already put up lists of our best posts from 2013 and 2014 (see below), and are now putting up lists of our best posts from 2015. So far, we’ve put up the list of our best 2015 science, science fiction, and skepticism posts, and today we’re putting up the list of our best 2015 humor posts.

Here are the lists we’ve already posted:

Here’s the second of our 2015 lists:


Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra, one of the most beloved figures in American baseball, died last night at age 90. The Hall of Fame catcher is remembered as much for his humor as for his outstanding baseball skills. Here are a few favorite Berra quotes:

“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.”

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

“Baseball is 90% mental; the other half is physical.”

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.”

“Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.”

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”

. . . and . . .

“I never said most of the things I said.”

Yogi will be missed. If you have some time, the Yankees have a very nice feature on Yogi. It’d go well with morning coffee.