Humour 20 Oct 2008 09:22 am
This came across my desk today. It’s fun.
To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II:
In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up ‘revocation’ in the Oxford English Dictionary.)
The following advice about what to do on a hot day, provided by NSW Health, appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald web site today:
“Our tips are that you need to drink more fluids, particularly water.
“Staying indoors in an air-conditioned place is a good idea, having cool showers if needed, wearing lightweight clothing.”
I wish I’d thought of that!
Humour 17 Feb 2008 08:30 am
My work took me to New Zealand last week — home of the world’s worst free to air TV (followed only by fta in the USA).
I was astounded by a TV advertisement for ’30 Second Spray and Walk Away’ — a product designed to kill mould, moss, etc. on footpaths and around the exterior of a home.
Check this out:
I think it’s amusing — but I’m not entirely comfortable with that opinion.What do you think?
(You’ll find more from the same company on the YouTube page.)
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An innovative new offering from Apple?
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My eyes have been opened. Now I want to know how this broadband thingy works…
You know that Honda TV commercial where the various parts of a Honda Accord have been assembled into a long and complicated contraption that, when it all works together, results in a nice ‘reveal’ of the car? Of course you do.
Well, check this out!
Diet Coke + Mentos = ?
[Update: the referenced video is no longer available on Google Video.]
Nerds (flying or otherwise) love Top Gear. Right Neil?
I stumbled across the fact that the fabulous British TV show about cars has some episodes on Google Video. The Top Gear team, led by the ever-manic Jeremy Clarkson, made a special show with a Winter Oympics theme. You can view it directly on this site, below.
I haven’t had time to view the whole episode yet, so I won’t comment on the MANY silly things that they do with cars and ice. But if you scroll through to about the 50th minute, you can see the Top Gear attempt at sending a Mini Cooper (a real one, not the recent BMW version) over a ski jump. With rockets attached.
Here’s a screen grab.
As an Engineer (by training if not profession), this tickled me…
An MBA and an Engineer go on a camping trip, set up their tent, and fall asleep.
Some hours later, the Engineer wakes his MBA friend.
“Look at the sky and tell me what you see.”
The MBA replies, “I see millions of stars.”
The Engineer asks, “What does that tell you?”
The MBA ponders for a minute…
“Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets.
“Astrologically , it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.
“Time-wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three.
“Theologically , it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are too small and insignificant.
“Meteorologically , it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.
“What does it tell YOU?”
The Engineer friend is silent for a moment, and then speaks.
“Practically…it tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”