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I couldn’t decide if I should call this category “humor” or “funny”, but I found a few things that were funny but I felt funny labeling them as humor so I went with funny.

Written By: Gary on January 1, 2013 One Comment

I thought this video about the whys of Daylight Savings Time was entertaining. dst-logo.png For those of you from other places that do not practice this, it’s a time in the spring and the fall when we adjust our clocks back (or forward) an hour to pretend to get an extra hour of daylight (by taking away an hour of daylight) or vice-versa depending on your perspective (and the time of year).


Click to view DS video.

I’m not for Daylight Savings TIme, I think it’s chaotic and not needed. Plus, if it really has some of the costs associated as illustrated in the video, it’s totally not worth it.

Written By: Gary on November 6, 2012 No Comment

Here’s an interesting musical. The Doctor regenerates and needs a new companion. A “must see” if you are a Doctor Who fan.

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Here’s a direct link to the video.

This is starring Travis Slavin as Doctor Who and Elizabeth Oldak as his companion. I don’t know who they are but they deserve to be mentioned by name!

Written By: Gary on May 9, 2012 No Comment

I love learning. I also like talking (sharing) about things that (I hope) other people are interested in. Today xkcd talks about how many people each day learn something that everybody knows.

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At their site, if you hover your mouse over the comic you always get an extra thought/punchline/jab. Today’s extra was “Saying 'what kind of an idiot doesn't know about the Yellowstone supervolcano' is so much more boring than telling someone about the Yellowstone supervolcano for the first time.”

xkcd is an excellent comic that talks about life, love, tech, math, science and more. Sometimes it’s just a few frames, sometimes it’s dozens. Sometimes it’s really tall and you have to scroll and once in a while it’s got a little bit of color in it. Sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s serious.

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Written By: Gary on April 1, 2012 No Comment

Trust no one!!

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Written By: Gary on April 16, 2011 No Comment

So this kid Trevor plays songs on the computers at Apple stores and records videos of himself dancing to them and posts them to YouTube. iTr3vor.pngThey’re entertaining and he’s certainly not shy! I actually heard about him because someone else was complaining about the girls in the background making fun of him in a different video and that they’re the ones that look like idiots…

I’m wondering out if Trevor is really just marketing for “Active”, he sure wears a lot of shirts with their name on it. And as far as I know, the other shirts could be their brand too.

Watch on YouTube.

And if that’s not the case, why the heck isn’t someone paying him to wear their shirts?!?

Either way, it looks like he’s having fun and that’s all that matters. I’m not sure how old he is, but he did comments on being 5’1″.

Written By: Gary on February 26, 2011 One Comment

So all I could think when I read this is “Where’s my Jet Pack?”, which is what I thought I’d have by now. The cartoon is actually four frames, so you’ll have to click it for the last frame (and it’ll take you to the site that I got it from.

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After clicking it, as with all xkcd cartoons, be sure to hover your mouse pointer over it for an extra punchline, while it’s not as funny, it does reference my initial needs.

Written By: Gary on February 14, 2011 No Comment

Continuing the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I have a few “romantic” cartoons for you…

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This is from indexed.
They do a chart, graph or Venn diagram every day.




You’ll need to click this one, it’s got a few more frames to it…
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This is from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
Yes, it’s a little strange but not as cynical as this one.

Have a great one!!!

Written By: Gary on November 5, 2010 No Comment

So I guess I shouldn’t complain about life too much. Things could certainly be worse.

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Although, that’s not really true, one of the things I learned from volunteering at the shelter (and/or the crisis hotline) is that if you’ve got problems, it doesn’t matter if someone else has it worse, they’re still your problems (and you’ve got to work them out). Although, sometimes, diagrams like the above sometimes help to put them into perspective…Indexed Jessica Hagy

Jessica Nagy does these great diagrams on index cards on a great site called “Indexed” and she’s got a book or two (or three) out with similar types of content.

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Written By: Gary on October 10, 2010 No Comment

10.pngToday is 10/10/10, even if you’re somewhere else in the world the date and do day/month/year or month/day/year it’s still 10/10/10! I just think this is kind of fun.

Anthony pointed out to me that 101010 in binary actually adds up to 42, which we all know is the secret to Life, the Universe and Everything (if you happen to be a Douglas Adams fan).

Written By: Gary on July 22, 2010 One Comment

I think it would drive many of you all cRaZy but I think I could handle it.

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Wouldn’t live be easier, if you did everything literally? Eventually things would get better after the crazy parts but I think it could be a good place to be.

Let’s not worry about the underlying themes, bring them to the top or don’t bring them at all….

Written By: Gary on July 13, 2010 One Comment

Jewel dresses up as a regular person and sings her own songs! It’s a little long, but pretty funny, especially if you’re a fan…

Click for a larger version.

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Written By: Gary on April 16, 2010 One Comment

I thought this video of the cat playing with the iPad was pretty funny. Actually it’s pretty slow at the beginning, if you click here it should start a minute in the video.

Here’s the direct link to the Cat iPad video (in case I screwed up the links above trying to start them).

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Written By: Gary on November 24, 2009 One Comment

I love xkcd, a cartoon about life, tech, love, science and other abstract concepts. I’ve referenced a few xkcd cartoons before, looking now I see I haven’t even mentioned a few of my favorites. I’ll have to remedy that…xkcd-659.png

You’ll have to click to see the other four frames of the cartoon.

FYI, hovering your mouse over the actual cartoon usually adds a little more to the cartoon’s story (or explains some of the geeky concepts concepts).

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Written By: Gary on November 13, 2009 No Comment

Would more people take the stairs instead of the escalator if it was more fun?!?

Here’s the direct link to the stairs video.

This is actually part of something called The Fun Theory which is an initiative of VW.

Written By: Gary on November 9, 2009 No Comment

I stumbled across this new segment of The Ellen Show called “Know or Go” on the web. It’s a little game show segment. The best part isn’t the first contestant falling through the trap doors, it’s the reaction of the other two contestant’s when the first falls!


Here’s the direct link to the Know or Go game show video.

Written By: Gary on September 23, 2009 No Comment

Will Farrell and friends speak out to help insurance companies.

Found at Feministing.

I like Will Ferrell when he’s not running around with his hair on fire (or other stupid stuff).

And yes, I know I’ve been posting too many videos lately :(

Written By: Gary on September 19, 2009 No Comment

200Px-Talk Like A Pirate DayToday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!!

If you’re not sure how, here’s how to talk like a pirate.

Here’s the direct link.

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Written By: Gary on September 13, 2009 No Comment

This looks pretty awesome. Until I saw the target. Video looks pretty good though.


Direct link to the huge water slide launch.

It’s gotta be fake, a few feet short and you’d hit the platform. When I first saw it, I thought the pool was in a lake (so if you missed no big deal) but the wooden platform is just too much of a way to kill yourself if you missed (and it’s not a very big pool). So I vote “fake”…

Found at -273.

Written By: Gary on July 2, 2009 One Comment

If the internet were portrayed as a musical, this could be it.

Here’s the direct link to the video.

Found here at But You’re A Girl.

Written By: Gary on June 20, 2009 No Comment

If you’re not a Watchmen fan you probably won’t find it very funny.

Here’s the direct link to Dr. Manhattan’s Pants.

Written By: Gary on March 30, 2009 No Comment

If you’ve ever taken a foreign language, you’ll love this!

Here’s the direct link to the video.

Found at Dean’s World.

Written By: Gary on March 13, 2009 No Comment

Totally funny spoof of Malin Akerman’s roommate giving tours of their apartment (while she sleeps).

Here’s the direct link to the Watchmen Tour with Malin Akerman at Funny or Die.

Written By: Gary on March 3, 2009 One Comment

We don’t get another Square Root Day for another 7 years, so be sure to celebrate wisely.

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Today is 3/3/09 and 3 x 3 = 9 or more accurately (for today) the square root of 9 is 3. And the beauty of it is that it’s 3/3/09 no matter if you do day/month/year or month/day/year so it works for people all over the world…

Written By: Gary on February 28, 2009 No Comment

Louis CK does a routine on Conan on why we live in the best times ever! And why we are all spoiled brats. I have no idea who this philosopher comedian is, I don’t think I’ve seen him before.

You only have to was the first 60 seconds (the good stuff starts at 30). I say that because you’ll be hooked by then and watch the rest (because it just gets better!).

The direct link.

Found at EverydayGoddess.

Written By: Gary on February 14, 2009 No Comment

Here’s a Valentine for all of you!

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A Sierpinski fractal Triangle diagram but with hearts (from xkcd). It’s cute if you ‘get it’.

Written By: Gary on February 9, 2009 No Comment

Historic Blockbuster Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past. A historical “field trip” on the way to rent videos in the past.

Here’s the direct link.

Written By: Gary on February 2, 2009 No Comment

Another great venn diagram from indexed.


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And be sure to check out Jessica’s Indexed Book.

 

 

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Written By: Gary on January 16, 2009 One Comment

It’s totally silly, but I thought it was cute (and it’s making the rounds).


Found at Karen’s and eclecticism (within seconds of seeing it at the other place). Here’s the direct link.

It’s not as cute as my previously mentioned “Star Was as told by a 3 year old“, but how could it be?

Written By: Gary on January 5, 2009 No Comment

I love Indexed! It took me a second to get this one…

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Yesterday’s was good too, she drew the graph and had the readers label the data points!

Jessica has a whole book of these called indexed (of course).

Written By: Gary on December 1, 2008 One Comment

I found this over at MacRumors. It’s the Simpsons at the “mApple” Store. The more you know about Apple the more inside jokes you might catch (including a poke at a 20 year old commercial).

Direct link to the mApple Simpsons video.

Written By: Gary on October 30, 2008 One Comment

Thisisindexed-Card1882-380X228I usually enjoy Indexed, a site where Jessica creates simple Venn diagrams or graphs that are humorous and/or have double meanings.

Today’s was funny so I thought it was a good time to add them to my From My Feed Reader list (while slightly sticking to my list my political sites first theme).

She’s also released a book called Indexed with new “cards” and best of material in it.

Written By: Gary on October 6, 2008 No Comment

So I’ve been looking for some high quality footage of the Spaghetti Harvest footage for years, this still isn’t that great but it’s completely watchable (previously all I could find was some really crummy footage on the BBC site).

I saw it as a child, a local theater generally ran mini-documentaries (skiing, skateboarding, car building, etc.) instead of cartoons before a movie, and I’ve always remembered it. I knew it was a joke but it was totally deadpan; I’m sure to this day some people think that spaghetti grows on trees. Most people don’t even believe me when I say that there is a such a mini-documentary.

It wasn’t until years later I learned it was part of a (normally serious) BBC show they showed on April 1st, 1957 (which upset some people). It’s believed to be one of the first times television was used for a April Fools Joke. A lot detailed history, including the text of the narration, from the Hoaxapedia Article Swiss “Spaghetti Harvest”.

Direct link to the Spaghetti Harvest YouTube video (in case my imbedded footage doesn’t work). I finally found this since I saw someone stumble onto my site looking for info on it and decided to Google it again. But I’m still looking for a higher quality copy if anyone finds one on-line or knows where I can purchase it.

Written By: Gary on September 22, 2008 2 Comments

Of all the “these aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for” jokes / spoofs / parodies I think this is the simplest and the funniest one I’ve ever seen. I got this off PhotoBucket after spotting it on someone’s MySpace page.

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I love this!!!!

If you don’t understand it, it’s a popular reference from the first (4th) Star Wars movie…

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