Monday, April 30, 2007

Caption Contest


Obituary: Harry took his wife literally when she told him to
"crawl under a rock and die".

Friday, April 27, 2007

Caption Contest Winner

Raggedy Angst pulls it out, breaking Ash's streak. Will there be no end to their caption tug-of-war? Stay tuned next week and see!

See the original image here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gastronomics

THe state of Washington is investigating the price of gas and possible price fixing as per-gallon charges rise to record levels preceding the summer driving season.

Gas gets more expensive every spring, and it seems like it always has. But why? I mean, it's not like it's out of season this time of year.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Technology is Dangerous

I'm posting this from my laptop in a long, boring meeting while someone drones on and on about a specification. I wonder what the other attendees who aren't participating in the conversation are doing, hunched over their laptops as well, tapping away.

Why am I posting this? To stay awake. And because I can. Take that, productivity!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Be Proud

Overheard conversation.

"Why did you go to Gay Pride if you're not gay?"

"I have a lot of... proud friends."

Monday, April 23, 2007

Caption Contest


Tom Hanks in publicity stunt for "Castaway 2: Oh No, Not This Again, %$#@"

Friday, April 20, 2007

Caption Contest Winner

Ash pulls it off again! Congratulations.

See the original image here.

Friday Funtime

A few cool and amusing links to spend some time with on a Friday.

A video showing the "Kaye effect": Leaping shampoo.

An instructional video on how not to use PowerPoint.

Have you seen the Japanese obstacle course gameshow called Ninja Warrior? Check out one of the star competitors, Makoto Nagano.

The singular internet debunking site has a dark side.

All over the intarwebs:
A funny short from Will Ferrell called The Landlord.
A story in pictures. For sale, one useless cat.
And last, but not least, even if you've never played Halo or Metroid, you'll still appreciate the animation in this mashup video, Haloid. Stay until the end.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Implications

Is a vegetarian that bites off that little bit of skin from a hangnail and then swallows it still able to call themselves a vegetarian?

Not that I'm a vegetarian or eat my skin, but somebody has to ask the big questions.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Mom: "Jimmy! I told you to quit choking your Chihuahua!"

Friday, April 13, 2007

Caption Contest Winner

Congrats to Ash for her winning entry! RaggedyAngst's was funny, but Ash's fit the picture better. See you Monday with a new picture.

See the original image here.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

RAWK!

You know you work at a great place when you show up for the weekly operations meeting, and the organizer has an Xbox 360 with Guitar Hero II hooked up to the big screen in the conference room.

There's nothing like a room full of white guys rocking out to metal hits of the 70s and 80s. Really.

<throws the goat>

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

If Only They Could Talk

Why do mimes all wear the same outfit? You know, the beret, striped shirt, suspenders, white gloves, and white makeup. Is it some sort of requirement from Mime College? If they don't, will they get their mime license revoked?

I mean, it's not as if we can't tell they're mimes when they're doing that rope-pulling, trapped-in-a-box thing they do.

One theory is that, like poisonous creatures with identifiable markings, it's a sign in the animal kingdom that says, "Stay away!"

More likely, though, it's so you know to beat them up on sight.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Caption Contest

Here ya go!
Caption contest

"Koo koo for Coco Feet!"

Friday, April 06, 2007

Caption Contest Winner

Wow, Raggedy Angst is on a streak with the second consecutive win!

See the original image here.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

"You know how I know you're gay?"

You may recognize the title of this post from The 40-Year-Old Virgin. It relates to how guys communicate when they're just hanging out with their guy friends.

A friend of mine just moved into a new apartment; me and another friend were over checking it out. I noticed he had a shower curtain that has the little suction cups on it, so that water won't leak out. I've been looking for this particular kind of shower curtain but haven't had any luck finding one.

Me: Oh wow, you have the shower curtain with the suction cups! Where'd you get it?
Guy1: Linens 'n' Things.
Me: Cool, I'll have to go there.
Guy2: What are you guys talking about?
Me: He has this shower curtain with suction cups. I've been looking for one.
Guy2: You know that your conversation is totally gay?
Me: ...
Guy1: ...
Guy2: Hey, these shower curtain rings are pretty cool.
Me: Dude, that's totally gay!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Curse of Technological Advance

Like many geeks, I've gone wireless. I no longer have a "landline" phone, relying on my cell phone for bi-location voice communication.

I've recently discovered that I miss my landline for one reason: self-reminders. In the "old days" I could call my phone and leave a message on my answering machine, reminding myself to do something, and the blinking red light would be waiting for me when I got home. In this age of electronic communication, I rarely check my email in the evening, and voice messages on my cell phone are quickly dealt with so as not to obscure the status screen, thereby rendering them basically invisible.

I guess I'll have to come up with a new, high-tech solution. Like using Post-It® notes or writing on my hand.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Caption Contest

Another week, another picture. Have fun!

Caption contest picture

I have this many brain cells left!