Thursday, July 31, 2008

World's oldest joke traced back to 1900 BC | Oddly Enough | Reuters

EverBabe -

I still remember sitting at the table at Tech, thinking back to what WE thought the first joke must have been:

Og: "Look, Brog: Brontosaurus!"
Brog: turns around frantically

Not as good as the pharaoh/naked girl one, but still - a CLASSIC!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - dinosaur comics - July 24 2008

Above, a link to an AWESOME idea about LifeHacking your memory with various songs!

Misteri Nigger, 1069, Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii, and other names so weird that judges forbade them. - By Eugene Volokh - Slate Magazine#page_start#page_start#page_start

Found this, that made me think of various things.

8. Darren QX [pronounced 'Lloyd'] Bean!. No problem!, holds our friend the California Court of Appeal in 2006. [Darren Lloyd Bean v. Superior Court, 2006 WL [pronounced 'Westlaw'] 3425000 (Cal. App.).] Bean!, who recently sat for the Oregon State Bar, reported that, "Many of his close friends greet him as 'Bean!' When saying his name, friends raise the pitch and the volume of their voices above their usual spoken tone."

The above story, for whatever reason, made me think about the time EverBabe and I were in a used bookstore, and saw the following book:


To me, it wasn't just that it was a crazy stoopid word - it was that darn exclamation point on the end. (Although this was pre-Google and Woot - so it's not as stupic sounding now as it was.)

Also - Dug used to tell everyone that he spelled his name Qdqoquqg, but the 'q's were silent. Of course.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Celebrating the navel in Japan's belly button | Lifestyle | Living | Reuters

I think my favorite quote is below (maybe an artifact of translation?:)
"The belly button is traditionally believed to be located in the middle of the body and the most important part. Our town, Shibukawa, is also called the belly button of Japan, and that is how this festival began," said festival organizer Kazuo Yamada.

Or, as Seinfeld would say, "HellOOOOOooooooLa La La......"

Tax rebate checks are swallowed by economic malaise - Los Angeles Times

Tax rebate checks are swallowed by economic malaise - Los Angeles Times

That unsettled feeling is just as familiar to Stephanie Veronica, 24, a Chicago cocktail waitress."I don't trust banks," Veronica said, so she cashed her $300 check and promptly stored the money in an old-fashioned steel safe next to her bed.
...... Veronica said. "I went to my bank and kept $500 in there. But the rest, the cash, I keep at home."

i think that this young lady should be thankful for 2 things:

1 - she is a cocktail waitress, not tradtionally known for their money hoarding habits
2 - The article was in the LA Times, not the Chicago Sun Times

That's all that is saving this woman from a rash of home break-in's.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Well and truly wed.

(is what I am.)

There is photographic proof, if you would like it. Click here, then "View Proofs". Etc, Etc, Etc.