On a less humorous note, I do sometimes wish I could/would do this. I’m working on a desktop now and will switch to a laptop soon to go and do some work elsewhere, and I know I will inevitably forget something….
Also via boing-boing and from the blog peer see, this entry about crazy Chinese building blocks for kids. Makes me wonder how our kids might be learning Chinese….
Actually, there are a lot of things here that Tex et al seemed to get right: the house of tomorrow being built around the TV, ways to skip commercials, the fact that the same thing is on every channel, that TVs will be everywhere, etc.
Also via boing-boing this morning: Here’s a clip of the voice actors from Spongebob Squarepants doing voice-overs of scenes from Cassablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Godfather. More than just a little funny…
Update #1: Doh! Removed by user! I must find this video again….
Update #2: Yeah! It’s back at a different place– check out the link here.
Via boing-boing, I came across Men’s Health rankings of “The 20 Worst Foods in America,” which I found pretty much lol funny, like foods served on The Simpsons (I am thinking in particular of Homer wrapping a bacon cheeseburger around a stick of butter). The absolute worst food on the list are these cheese fries from Outback Steakhouse:
Note the sides of bacon and ranch dressing.
The other items on the list here are pretty predictable, with Chili’s winning a lot of the top 20 spots.
I did watch the Superbowl last night, which brings the number of pro football games I watched this year to an all-time high of (about) six. A pretty exciting game.
But I thought I’d post briefly on what it is really all about, selling products/advertisements. Here’s one I didn’t see:
I’ve been an Obama supporter from the beginning, and I continue to keep my fingers crossed that he can still pull it out. If he can get California and/or come out about even with Clinton after Super Tuesday, then I think he has a chance to ultimately pull it out. The longer this thing goes on, the less inevitable the Clinton Dynasty is.
Though I’d vote for Hillary over any Republican out there, of course.
Then there were the eTrade baby ads, which I did see. Here’s a link (which I couldn’t figure out how to embed here). Baby makes a trade, farts, and pukes. Baby makes a bunch of money and rents a creepy clown. Hilarity ensues.
Yesterday was Groundhog day (apparently we’re likely to have six more weeks of winter), which naturally brings up that great movie, Groundhog Day. Now, I’m all for obsessive/compulsive behavior, but this analysis of how long Phil Connors was stuck in that Groundhog day time-loop is a little much.
Besides, everyone knows the answer is really seven years. Duh, they didn’t include every day in the movie!
Here’s a good example of the challenges of posting stuff here that will reach different audiences, potentially in different ways.
The first one is pretty easy, and something I might before have put on my “official” blog, because it is an example of a “smart mob” phenomenon that gets talked up once in a while in computers and writing circles. From the group/organization (?) Improv Everywhere comes “Frozen Grand Central.”
Okay, and now the yang, the sort of thing I would have posted on my unofficial blog: I personally find Sarah Silverman funny, but she also is really really good at being pretty darn offensive and/or annoying. This video is an excellent example.
Helpful info before viewing:
- Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel have been dating for years.
- There is very liberal use of a bleeped out naughty word that begins with “F.” So if you are offended by such things….
- It gets kind of repetitive and annoying by the end.
- Matt Damon must have a pretty damn good sense of humor.