humor, travel

Evil Can Still be Kind of Funny

Ignoring the arguments about whether Google is as good as they claim to be, one has to admit that they have a sense of humor. Take for instance their directions via google maps to get from New York, NY to Paris, France. I don’t know why I’d never considered just swimming the 3,462 miles to save on that costly plane ticket.

My brother showed me a couple of other cases of slightly evil and very evil being kind of funny. One is the now famous “Wooden Spoon Prank” check you tube for the dozens of people trying to imitate this.

The other is less known, but about a thousand times more evil. It is actually only borderline funny because it is so mean.

And of course all of this is courtesy of youTube, which is owned by Google… along with the other third of the internet.

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humor, music

Monkey Vs Robot

James Kochalka wrote a pretty amazing song, called Monkey Vs Robot (on an album of the same name) what followed was an equally amazing video. For some reason I just remembered it existed, so I am posting it here for you now.

There are also a few graphic novels by Kochalka that document the epic struggle between the monkeys and robots. The lyrics to the song are:

Monkey play in the jungle,
Robot work in the factory,
They will have a giant rumble,
Monkey Versus Robot!
Monkey Versus Robot!

Monkey hate technology,
Robot hate the monkey,
They will fight eternally,
Monkey Versus Robot!
Monkey Versus Robot!

Monkey mate in the jungle,
Robot replicate in factory,
They both love their mother,
Why must they hate eachother,

Why cant we all get along?
Would that be oh so wrong?
Why cant we all love eachother?
Monkey and a robot brother.

Monkey Versus Robot!
Monkey Versus Robot!
Monkey Versus Robot!
Monkey Versus Robot!

M-O-N-K-E-Y!, Monkey!
R-O-B-O-T!, Robot!
M-O-N-K-E-Y!, Monkey!
R-O-B-O-T!, Robot!
M-O-N-K-E-Y!, Monkey!
R-O-B-O-T!, Robot!
M-O-N-K-E-Y!, Monkey!
R-O-B-O-T!, Robot!

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humor, random, technology

Why I Like Woot.com

I have never purchased a single thing from woot.com, and I don’t know if I ever will, but I go there often. Why? Because they have one of the most amusing sales tactics I’ve been near. They try their best to sell their one item of the day with character and style. It almost always goes for humor and of those times it nearly always succeeds (though to varying degrees).

For example, here is their opening pitch for the 10 keyboards for $18 sale (Tuesday 2/06/07 (sold out)):

Right now you’re probably wondering, “What in the name of Christopher Sholes would I want with ten Kensington 64362 Keyboards?” We’ll grant that it’s a legitimate question…. [link added]

They continue:

But here’s an even better question: what are we supposed to do with hundreds of these Godforsaken things? If ten seems useless and excessive, what about five hundred? A thousand? And every one takes up crucial warehouse space that could be occupied by more exciting electronic gizmahickeys. We know we don’t want them. But you people are weird, so maybe you might.

Do I want to buy those keyboards now? No. That is insane. But it sure is gonna get me to go back again to see how they try to make the sale next time.

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humor, random

How About Some Random Fun

There is no reason in the world for You’re the Man Now Dog! to exist, and yet I am glad it does. It is completely stupid, pointless, and random— and that combination makes it kind of funny. The name comes from a goofy Sean Connery line in the movie Finding Forrester. The website’s premise seems to be user contributed looping images with sound. All of the YTMND’s I’ve seen are made from appropriated materials collaged together. Below is a good example of what you’ll find on the site.

EDIT: it probably gets annoying to have that repeat again and again, so I’ve decided not to embed it but you can still go to the site directly.  There is something about some anime dialog put to well chosen photos of cats that is just too stupid to not be funny— and the annoyingness of the repetition only adds to it (at first).
[tags]cat fight, cats, dumb, funny, holy cross, pointless, random, stupid, you’re the man now dog, YTMND, you’re the man now dog[/tags]

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humor, random

Time to Despair

mistakesA friend tipped me off to despair.com which has a bunch of things for the pessimistic at heart. Mostly though, it’s just demotivational posters. These are a parody of the classic posters garnished with soaring eagles and words like “excellence” followed by a sentence or two explaining what excellence is in the work place. They also have a mug with a line to mark the “half empty” point. It’s worth a look for a cheap laugh (cheap unless you buy something anyway).

Another favorite of mine is “Get to Work. You aren’t being paid to believe in the power of your dreams”

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humor

Randall Park and Dr Miracles

Randall park is a funny man, he’s been the man behind Dr. Miracles on Channel102.net. Channel 102 is an amazing website (as is Channel101.com). The last installment of Dr. Miracles aired on Channel 102 just recently, you can catch the entire series, only four “episodes” on youTube or Channel 102, they are all funny but *very* inappropriate for the little ones. Here’s the finale.

[tags]humor, dr miracles, randall park, adult humor, comedy, channel 102, funny, parental guidance suggested[/tags]

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