Aug 31, 2012

I so hope this is true


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Weaker than a fart in an astronaut suit

Motivational speech for Harvard's football team included gems like:
"Do you want to be a man who can't give his own son a piggyback ride because you have chopsticks for legs? Or do you want to be a man who squats 400 pounds five times with enough testosterone left over to impregnate a woman just by looking at her?"
It gets better.

Aug 29, 2012

If John Travolta does it, then...

This ad speaks for itself:



There are so many gems here:
- airplanes referred to as "flying machines." Did you know John Travolta works inside a magical machine that shrinks people who act out plays inside!
- remember folks, Travolta is not a first-rate pilot. That's just a role he plays daily.
- Travolta is passionate about everything. Everything!! Teletubbies, foot massages and cleaning toilets included.

I think I'll be getting of those wrist time tools.

Aug 23, 2012

Damn, this is good

Is this true?

Headline: "High price of corn forcing farmers to feed candy to livestock"

This sounds terrible, can someone find a source that disproves the article?

Aug 22, 2012

Aug 21, 2012

Fascinating insight into hoboes

A journalist spent some times with hoboes and came away with a super interesting gems and pictures.
Trains shake A LOT. A bunch of hoboes told us that it's very important to pee before you get on the train. You could pee out the side of the car, but then you risk being seen and falling out.
And
Friday night was hobo poetry. I was surprised by the number of hoboes who memorized 3-5 minute long poems. Very impressive.
More here. 

Hat tip to kottke.org.

Aug 20, 2012

Aug 16, 2012

Aug 14, 2012

Does this mean I am related to Justin Bieber?

One of Chappelle's best sketches is about the black white supremacist. 



In Hungary, an anti-Jewish politician is dealing with the same problem... the fact that he is actually of Jewish decent.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1241752--leader-of-anti-semitic-party-in-hungary-discovers-he-is-jewish

Aug 8, 2012

Typos


Aug 7, 2012

Righteous anger or anger problem?

Who wrote the following:
Mr. Winston, you have to be "dumber than mud." Don't you know that one of your so-called "friends" from the "8th-Avenue gang" ratted your "ass" out that you were dealing drugs from the parking lot? They cut a deal. So much for your wonderful pals, you idiot. I am so glad that you are now 18 years of age, because now you are an adult and can no longer hide behind the juvenile court system, Mr. Quarterback, loser. Remember when you told me to "kiss your black ass" at R.J. Taylor Playground and that you were going to be an NFL Quarterback? Well, the NFL, despite perceptions, is "not for losers!"
If you answered a city Councilman to a local drug dealer, you would be correct. 

Aug 2, 2012

Because China

China is famous for being a land of pointless absurdities and unnecessary conveniences.

The most succinct explanation from this comment:

When I first arrived, I was informed by a nice older gentleman, "do not ever ask 'why' here. You can ask yourself any other question, and the answers will enlighten you. But do not ask 'why,' because here, there is no 'why.'" And he was right. The answer--the only answer--to "why" is "because China."
And here's another one. Wealthy people regularly hire body doubles to serve their jail sentence.
The practice of hiring “body doubles” or “stand-ins” is well-documented by official Chinese media. In 2009, a hospital president who caused a deadly traffic accident hired an employee’s father to “confess” and serve as his stand-in. A company chairman is currently charged with allegedly arranging criminal substitutes for the executives of two other companies. In another case, after hitting and killing a motorcyclist, a man driving without a license hired a substitute for roughly $8,000.
Because China.

Aug 1, 2012

Earworm

Germans call a song that's stuck in your head "earworm." 


According to my in-depth research of looking at Wikipedia on my iPhone, the phenomenon has been known for centuries. Poe and Twain included it in their short stories. 


Send me your favorite, or most hated, song that gets stuck in your head. We'll post some of them.