Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The March Of The Sinister Ducks

I know, I have an odd sense of humour.

But this made me giggle hysterically.

Remember folks, Ducks are Sinister and Evil!!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Emails from Jesus

I know. I know I am going straight to hell. But I just cannot but help finding this site hilarious.

And now you all are coming with me.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Keep it Simple

According to some, there are plot lines that are just far too complicated.

disclaimer- I love the original Star Wars. but this is just too funny

Male pattern Baldness

It affects many. Even babies.

But the young infants of the worls no longer have to suffer in silence. There is an alternative.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Blogger Beta

So, I saw that Blogger Beta had the option to have post labels, so that your archives can be sorted by category. Which caused me to switch. Overall I like it, but there are some glitches with things such as comments. Apparently, anyone with a Blogger account that isn't a Beta account can't post comments. This does not happen to people who do not have blogger accounts at all, or people who have Beta accounts. That really makes me sad, as I adore recieving comments. Who doesn't? Hopefully they will fix the bug soon, as I can't switch back to a non- Beta account. (A fact that they made me well aware of, it's my own fault for not reading the message boards in the help forums to see all the bugs people were experiencing first.)

I'd say that if you had any questions about my experiences with blogger beta, to submit a comment, but as that may not work, I have started a thread on the crochetville message boards here. Feel free to post to it.

Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds

I have recently been introduced to a great blog, Wide Lawns and Narrow Minds. It's written by a woman who has fictionalized her experiences working for a HOA for the rich and entitled, and is beyond hilarious. I haven't done anything else for days except read the back posts, and I think my cat is worried about my sanity from the random bursts of laughter I have omitted. Also, my poor bf cannot watch TV in peace, as I am constantly saying things like "Honey, you've gotta read this!". This one is going in my perma-links section, it's just that darned good.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Lost in Translation

I was surfing the diverse source of mind numbing entertainment that is the internet this morning, when I came across this site.

Here are just a fiew samples of the gems to be found within:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ok, I admit it

I used to scoff at those people who would spend hours playing a game. Who could think of nothing but that game while at work, on the bus, shopping, watching TV, or whatever.

And then I found Virtual Villagers. I think it is safe to say, this is one of the cutest, most addictive games ever invented.

This is a game in which you are responsible for caring for refugee villagers who have fled the destruction of their own island. You have to help them gain "tech points" in order to learn to farm, fish, build, heal, all of that fun stuff. There are also 16 puzzles/milestones that you have to get your villagers to solve. Some of them are easy to figure out, some require some puzzling. I found myself getting proud and excited every time they solved one.

I read an interview with the development company, and apparently there are sequels planned. I can't wait.

Also, I am building my nest egg now so I'll have no distractions when it does come.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

It's Snakes on a Plane, Baby

......And there isn't a damn thing you can do about it.

Except perhaps, go to the official movie website and enter your phone number, then give it your friends number, and have Samuel L. Jackson call them to say to go see the movie! The call looks like it's coming from you (hence the need for your number).

I've had my personal buddy Sammy (we're on a nick name basis, you know. He calls me CG) call a few friends already, and good times were had by all.

I'm all for charity fundraising

And hey, I figure, if you can convince people to give you money for performing a certain action, then more power to you and your cause.

But I bet there were alot of people who heard about this and thought to themselves : "Yanno, I wonder if I could get paid for masturbation on a regular basis?"

Raindrops on roses....

Ok, so I was feeling a little weepy, 'cuz I watched a show with a sad ending (yes, I cry at the drop of a Kleenex. ANY Kleenex. I admit it.). So, I thought, what's a better way to cheer up, than to look for funny cats on You Tube.

I assure you, they did not disappoint.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

So? Which one are you?

After taking this little quiz , I discovered that I resemble the following world leader:

I'm not sure whether being a people loving, Macedonian dwarf is a compliment or not....

Monday, July 31, 2006

Feeling Nostalgic?

Then go here.

1500 80's videos, free to watch. I think I may be having more fun browsing this site than I really should.

Sibling Rivalry

Ok, so it never actually comes up in this video. But I bet every time Chad goes home, all he hears is how successful Darth is, and how many planets he's conquered.

A Day of browsing

I thought today I would post some of my favorite images that I have come across that have tickled my proverbial funnybone.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

I need coffee! No....time.....for.....slzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

It's a good thing....

That there was this public service announcement in Britain in 1983.

Because this guy didn't act suspiciously at all.

Ronald Says

Browsing through YouTube today, I found this little gem:

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

She should count herself lucky he didn't try the bed

Remember sitting on your parent's lap, listening to them read Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

In an interesting quirk of fate, a West Vancouver, BC woman must have felt she was in a bizarre updated version of it when she came home to find a bear in her kitchen eating porridge. The relief she must have felt when the bear left the premises peacefully after filling his stomach rather than going to check out the beds must have been tremendous.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

So Maybe I'm the Only one...

I'll admit it. Politically, I am left of centre. So, being a left of centre Canadian, I am having an absolute giggle fit over a reported "electronic vandalism" on Toronto commuter trains.

Apparently, someone hacked into the electronic advertising screens, and the message "Stephen Harper Eats Babies" flashed approximately every 3 seconds over a period of several days until the problem could be fixed.

It seems someone took offense at some of Harper's actions of late. For some good editorials on Stephen Harper's childcare record, please visit the following links:

Stephen Harper Eats Babies
The Incredible Shrinking $1200
Childcare Roundup

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Cute Overload

Ok, I know this website is neither bizarre, nor zany.

But doggone it, I just have to share the cuteness. I can't be the only one to never be a productive member of society again because the cute animals have induced a trance-like state wherein all I can do is click the next post......

Don't believe me?

Check out this sample pic from their site:

It's About Time

Finally, a definitive answer on whether tin foil hats are effective protection against spying, alien probes, the government's brainwashing attempts, well, you get the idea.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Careful What You Wish For

I'm sure any person inclined to commit a bank robbery daydreams about being left alone in the bank to pillage and plunder as they see fit.

This one, however got more than he bargained for when he was outwitted by a quick-thinking, unidentified employee who locked him up alone in the bank.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Not Thinking Things Through

I don't know about you all, but every 13 year old boy I knew was focused on nothing but actually getting their hands on pornographic materials. You could literally smell the raging hormones.

So I'm not sure why anyone thinking making them watch porn is a punishment for not doing homework?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Looking For a Sign?

As potatoes go, it's pretty cute. And I probably would laugh a bit and take a picture to show my friends.

But, the person who found this potato was so excited by it, she missed choir practice in order to call friends and tell them. She will never let any knife cut it, no let it be eaten. One has to wonder if she is erecting a little shrine to it as well.

Running Low on Cash?

Sell your child! At least, that is what a man in Appleton, WI decided to do. Luckily for the child, the couple he tried to sell her to was looking for a legitimate adoption, and his reluctance to involve lawyers, etc set off alarm bells for them.

I mean, I understand private adoptions are perfectly legal and often involve money changing hands in the form of gifts, and that's fine, as long as welfare of the child is being looked at. When done through the proper channels, private adoptions still try to ensure the child goes to a good home as best they can. But "Give me $7000 and I'll just drop my baby off with you" is a little scary.

The saddest part of the whole thing is the last line of the article. Referring to the charges against the father, "Vu 'understands what's going on and thinks it's very unfair,' Bartman said."

Thursday, April 20, 2006


This really shouldn't amuse me as much as it does. I mean, the poor kid could have hurt himself or others. But the thought of an 8 year old boy from Modesto, CA taking his teachers van on a joyride fills me with the giggles. After swiping the keys when the teacher wasn't looking, he only drove a mile back to his home, and no one was injured.

I'm just trying to figure out how he reached the pedals.

It Finally Happened...

You know those novelty cards that some persons of the male gender find so hilarious? Such as the ones that say bikini inspector? Well, it seems that someone took his breast inspector card a tad too seriously.

At least, I figure that must be the motivation, because I cannot think of any sane reason a man would think he had the right to pose as a doctor offering door to door breast screening in order to molest women in their own homes. This is such a sick, manipulative ploy. While yes, I and the majority of the women I know are far too cynical to fall for such a scam, there are trusting souls out there who did. And it breaks my heart a little to know that because of this man, there are fewer of them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Entitlement Junkie

Sometimes, I just have to shake my head.

This time, it's because Jason Niccum, of Longmont Colorado apparently thinks his time is so important that he can alter the operation of traffic lights.

According to the story, he purchased an infra-red device on E-Bay called an Opticon, which is similar to what emergency vehicles such as fire trucks use to change the light from red to green when responding to an emergency.

He is quoted as saying "I guess in the two years I had it, that thing paid for itself," and the article goes on to say "I'm always running late," police quoted Niccum as saying in an incident report.

So, unlike normal people, who when they notice they are running late actually leave their house earlier, he apparently felt himself more important than anyone else, and rather than inconvenience himself to take care of the issue, decided to inconvenience everyone else.

Must be lonely being the centre of the universe.

Monday, April 17, 2006

This Little Piggy Went Swimming

Ok, I admit it. I like pigs. I think they're cute. So I just couldn't resist this story.

On Saturday in Moscow, the third annual Pig Olympics were held. Events included a short distance run, "porkball" (very much like a soccer game) and a swim. The piglets were excited and enthusiastic. It seems however, they were more interested in playing with each other than the actual competition.

I don't know about you, but I am wondering just how much tickets to next years event is.

Everything Starts Somewhere

And in this case, it started with a red paperclip.

Kyle McDonald has managed to upgrade from owning a red paperclip to having a years rent free residence in a Phoenix duplex through a series of barters. He's not stopping though, his ultimate goal is to keep trading until he owns a house.

I'll let you all read the link yourselves, as quite honestly, I cannot improve on their description of his journey. I will say that I have never wanted a red paperclip as much as I do right now.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Dude! Smells Like A Party!

Firefighters in Wadsworth, OH thought it strange when while responding to a housefire, the apparent owner pulled a Houdini and fled the scene.

That is, they thought it strange until they made it into the basement, where they found a thriving marijuana grow op.

Personally, I would have thought the neighbors trying to inhale all the smoke and having a block party would have been the give-away there.

Ok, ok, so there was no mention of a block full of mellow neighbors having to make emergency 7-11 runs. But really, can't you just picture it?

Neighbor A- Oh, dude, those trucks are soooooo red.
Neighbor B- Yeah, and the flashing lights are totally tripping me out
Firefighter- Can everyone please stand back? We don't want anyone getting hurt, and you're blocking emergency vehicles!
Neighbor C- Chill dude! Just relax and enjoy the pretty fire
Neighbor B- Yeah! Fire pretty!
Neighbor A- Does anyone have any Doritos?

Quit While You're Ahead

And greed strikes again!

Imagine if you will that you are disposed to getting much money for little to no effort. Now imagine that you have come up with a lovely con to get that money.

Highly illegal? Check.
Requires occasionally ingesting something very harmful to attempt to avoid detection? Check
Leave related medical bills unpaid so that the collection agencies actively search for you? Check

Sounds like the perfect plan, n'est pas?

Well, that's what a couple in the US thought anyway. It all started out in 1997 when they went to a hospital in Boston, MA claiming to have eaten glass in a local restaurant. The restaurant settled privately with them and a scam was born. They used false Social Security numbers, identity cards, and in some cases actually ate the glass to support their claims across several states. They also left in the neighborhood of $100,000 worth of unpaid medical bills.

The article doesn't say so, but I'd bet it was the bill collectors that caught up with them. That, or an alert medical insurance adjustor. After all, I've never known a single person to have accidentally eaten glass, much less in a restaurant. Oh sure, I've bit down on a missed bit of shell in a seafood dish, but you can see how that got in there. Which brings me to my next point, how did our scheming couple expect people to believe they swallowed the glass? Going back to my shellfish, when I felt the hard bit of shell as I chewed my food, my first reaction was not to swallow, it was to discreetly dispose of the foreign object in my napkin. How did they explain this to the doctors? "oh well, you see, I believe in letting the digestive juices of the stomach do all the work for me, so I don't really chew my food. The first I realized something hard, sharp and pointy was in my food was when I swallowed and felt my throat get scratched".

I'm amazed this little scam worked one time, let alone multiple times. You'd think they might have taken a page out of the gamblers handbook and quit while they were ahead.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Gives a Whole New Meaning....

To the phrase "shooting yourself in the foot".

According to the article, a DEA agent shot himself in the foot during a gun safety lecture at a school two years ago. Footage of the incident made the rounds of news and internet, and so now he is suing the agency because "he claims co-workers have turned him into the biggest joke on the Internet."

The referenced article has the video footage available for viewing. It's great. Right after saying "I am the only one in the room who can handle a gun" it goes off, shooting him either in the leg or foot. (As you can;t see the actual wound, it's unclear where the shot landed.) He then calms the crowd, asking if everyone is all right, and then goes on with his lecture! At one point, he asks an assistant to hand him another, larger gun (I think a rifle, but I am no gun expert) at which point the crowd becomes rather loud, and it appeared to me they were a bit apprehensive about him actually touching another gun, so he relents, and lets the assistant put it away again. I could be interpreting that bit wrong, the audio was a bit fuzzy, but I really think I am right. Feel free to chime in with your own interpretations of it.

I know accidents will happen, but when you are putting yourself out there as an expert on something, you pretty much have to live the consequences of letting them happen in a public arena, not sue because you feel like everyone is laughing at you

Crossing a line

Oh, I'm sure even the most straight-laced, honest person among us has done it at least once. You get up, and just feel so mentally fatigued that you simply cannot face the day, and call your employer with that story about the 24-hr flu.

But when the need for a day off goes this far, well, all I can say is, they pretty much deserve what they get. I mean, who in their right minds thinks it's a good idea to get unlimited sick days from work by telling your employer your 17 year old son is terminally ill? And to escalate it to the point where you tell people he has died?

If that wasn't bad enough, when their employer caught the whiff of eau du halibut in the air, and asked the couple to verify their absences, they went as far as to have an obituary published to show as their proof.

Their scheme unraveled when people who knew the family saw the boy in a restaurant, obviously not dead, and apparently not suffering any of the ill effects one would expect from a terminal illness. Being sensible people, rather than getting on their knees to proclaim the miracle of resurrection, they opted to alert the authorities.

Can you imagine the dinner table conversation when the boy realized his parents killed him off to escape work? Talk about teenage angst. I hope they at least had insurance to pay for his therapy bill.

One would think the couple simply didn't think things through. Seems obvious to me that if the major component of your plot is to be minus a son, then the sensible thing to do is to send him to boarding school. Or possibly realize the whole thing just doesn't fall under the K.I.S.S. principle, and come up with a different plan.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Hee Hee Hee

Therapy is expensive, but bubblewrap is free.

p.s.- I recommend having the sound on when you click "fresh sheet"

Sometimes you have to wonder why.

So, I saw this sign on a construction site dumpster a few months back, and took a picture of it, because it struck me as a wee bit odd.

I mean, I do find it funny, but not for the reason that I would bet the person who added their personal touch to it intended. I just think it's hilarious someone would take the time to deface something, and have it be so tame.

Life Imitating Art

In a development straight from the Hitchcock movie, The Birds, some of our feathered friends of an unidentified species have taken matters into their own hands.

Oh sure, the article about them causing a 3 alarm fire at a car dealership in Boston, MA claims they inadvertently used a lit cigarette as nesting material, implying they were innocently trying to go about their lives, but I think I know what's really going on.

Clearly, having had enough of the polluting ways of us humans, they have decided to take action. It's just a matter of time before this comes to the attention of the higher authorities. I'll be watching CNN, waiting for the news of the new war on terror.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Ok, I am sure many of you have come across this story already.

For those who haven't, and don't feel like clicking the link to the article, a couple in Kansas City, MO have been accused of falsely claiming they had parented sextuplets.

According to the article, the couple have claimed the motivation was their financial difficulties. They crafted their tale to tug on the heartstrings....with Sarah Everson (the female of the couple) waxing poetical about the difficulties of the pregnancy, and crying over their state of health and upcoming surgeries.

The thing that truly bothers me about this is not their inflated sense of entitlement (although it is huge, manipulating the kindness of strangers to pay their debts) but that for those people who heard of a couple they thought were in genuine need and gave what they could, they have been given a shockingly abrupt example of the greed and untrustworthiness of others.

My favorite statement from the happy couple was quoted in this article.

Reached by phone late Tuesday, Sarah Everson offered no explanation for the hoax.

"I'm not talking to anybody right now," she said, "because nobody gets it."

I'm sure nobody does get it. No one with scruples, anyway.

Brain Candy

I decided to create this blog, because, well, I was jealous. I have my other blog, of course, the one I created for my crochet stuff, but quite frankly, there is only so much I can say about my crochet without becoming terminally boring. And I'd see my bf posting in his almost daily, and I'd feel jealous.

I know, I envy is kinda sad. But it's there, so there ya go.

I decided to create this one, to post about things that catch my interest, in the news, politically, in my every day life. Most of it's is probably going to end up pretty light-hearted, (Such as the sign I saw the other day in an office supply store proclaiming a product to be $9.98, regular price $8.98. the funniest part was when I pointed it out to an employee, they didn't see the issue at first).

I still have some work to do with links, etc. But I figure there is enough bizarre and interesting stuff in this world, that I should get to post here fairly often.

Sit back, and enjoy the intellectual binge-fest.