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Jon Ronson on telling his son the worst swearword in the world | Life and style | The Guardian
My eight-year-old son, Joel, comes into my office to ask if there's a worse swearword than fuck. "No," I say.

There's a silence. "You're lying," he says.

"There's none worse than fuck," I say.

Joel narrows his eyes. "I know you're lying," he says. He leaves the room.
humor  language 
november 2009 by ulrichp
Barrel Monster Bust - June 12, 2009
JUNE 12--A North Carolina man is facing criminal charges for creating an amusing piece of public art from construction barrels.
humor  work  art  construction  monster  awesome 
june 2009 by ulrichp
Fan death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fan death is a South Korean urban legend which states that an electric fan, if left running overnight in a closed room, can cause the death (by suffocation, poisoning, or hypothermia) of those inside.
humor  wtf  news  funny  psychology  culture  korea  wikipedia 
june 2009 by ulrichp
Social Status: The guy who spread Keyboard Cat fever | Technology | Los Angeles Times
On its own, the Keyboard Cat video might elicit a smile and a chuckle. But when the adorable feline pounding its paws on a musical keyboard is preceded by an awkward, pain-inducing video of someone falling down an escalator or screaming at his parents, you have the latest Internet meme.
humor  internet  video  funny  cats 
june 2009 by ulrichp
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Roomba FAQ.
Q: What do I do if I come home and find two Roombas on my sofa, even though I told Roomba no guests after 10? A: Relax. Don't hate the player. Hate the game.
humor  gadgets  electronics  faq 
february 2009 by ulrichp
Adobe UI Gripes
[Someone] moaning about shoddy UI inconsistencies and mistakes in Adobe products and how they get shittier with every release.
humor  mac  software  adobe  wtf  flash  funny  web  photoshop  design  lol  usability  fail 
january 2009 by ulrichp
Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)
My friend Amanda had never seen a whole Star Wars film. When I asked her if she wanted to watch the original trilogy she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. So I took out my voice recorder and asked her to start from the top.I then created some very basic animation in Final Cut to go along with her narration. www.fishrockit.com
humor  video  movies  scifi  funny  web  starwars 
january 2009 by ulrichp
Onion AV Club: Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy
Throughout Chinese Democracy, the most compelling question is never, "What was Axl doing here?" but "What did Axl think he was doing here?"
music  writing  humor 
november 2008 by ulrichp
Jonathan Lee Riches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jonathan Lee Riches is known for the many lawsuits he has filed in various United States district courts. Riches is incarcerated at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Williamsburg in Salters, South Carolina, for wire fraud under the terms of a plea bargain. His projected release date is March 23, 2012.
humor  wtf  literature  law 
november 2008 by ulrichp
somehedgehog: Adventuring Party Politics: The Campaign is Getting Ugly
GM: OK, the bugbear attacks you. What do you do? OBAMA: I send one of my 672 henchmen after it. MCCAIN: OK, seriously. Why does he have so many henchmen? I'm a level 72 ranger and he's only a level 8 paladin.
humor  games  politics  rpg  funny  gaming  satire  dnd  geek 
october 2008 by ulrichp
Hayden Panettiere PSA: Vote for McCain from Hayden Panettiere
He's just like George Bush, but older and with a worse temper.
humor  politics  video  funny  satire 
october 2008 by ulrichp
YouTube - Details: Gabe & Max's Guide to Man Style
Our mesh-shirt-wearing man style experts on the four golden rules, er, pillars of looking fine.
video  style  humor 
october 2008 by ulrichp
ABC News: McCain, Obama Trade Campaign Attacks for Late-Night Jokes
But at the dinner, they often took shots at themselves. "If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible I may be too awesome," Obama said with a wry smile.
politics  humor 
october 2008 by ulrichp
Be Not Afraid by Rosecrans Baldwin - The Morning News
Between rescuing Joaquin Phoenix from a car wreck and dodging bullets during an interview, German director Werner Herzog seems to lead a dramatic life. According to his private diaries, says ROSECRANS BALDWIN, we shouldn’t be surprised.
humor  art  writing  amusing  film  funny  satire 
october 2008 by ulrichp
Main Page - Deletionpedia
Where Wikipedia pages deleted for being 'too trivial' go to die... or to live on forever, as it were.
interesting  humor  internet  politics  historyweb  trivia  funny  geeky 
september 2008 by ulrichp
Are you an elitist? / 18 revealing ways to know for sure
16. You recognize and appreciate more than 50 percent of the references and enjoy at least a quarter of the featured profiles in the New York Times Arts section. Also, you read the New York Times. Also, you read.
humor  religion  politics 
september 2008 by ulrichp
Indiana Jones and Nuke the Fridge (kottke.org)
'nuke the fridge': it's cinema's version of 'jumping the shark'
humor  interesting  internet  movies  linguistics 
june 2008 by ulrichp
Back From Yet Another Globetrotting Adventure, Indiana Jones Checks His Mail and Discovers That His Bid for Tenure Has Been Denied.
Moreover, no one on the committee can identify who or what instilled Dr. Jones with the belief that an archaeologist's tool kit should consist solely of a bullwhip and a revolver.
academia  amusing  fiction  humor  movies  writing 
may 2008 by ulrichp
They Do It With... - Chez Goodman
Paladins do it good or not at all.
humor  sex 
april 2008 by ulrichp
thinking with my fingers: Feign death really works
"After playing World of Warcraft, the 12 year old boy knew how to cope when he was attacked by a moose in the forest." He feigned death. See? Videogames lead to creative solutions, too.
animals  games  geekery  humor  news  mmorpg 
december 2007 by ulrichp
TASK: Shoot yourself in the foot
How to shoot yourself in the foot in multiple programming languages.
geekery  programming  interesting  humor 
october 2007 by ulrichp
Coding Horror: Geek Diet and Exercise Programs
"Software developers aren't typically known for their superior levels of physical fitness. I'm not overweight, exactly, but I don't think I'll be pursuing that dream career in male modelling anytime soon. I charitably call myself an indoor enthusiast."
exercise  fitness  health  humor  interesting 
october 2007 by ulrichp
Commenter Business Meeting 2 - CollegeHumor video
What happens if people at a retirement party act like comments on the internet? SPOILER ALERT
humor  internet  lolcats  video 
september 2007 by ulrichp
Shut Up I Hack You
Script kiddies gone wild. Actually pretty hilarious even for the non-techie crowd: watch as a 'hacker' is tricked into aiming his 'attacks' at his own computer.
computers  hacks  humor  internet 
august 2007 by ulrichp
FFXI Forums - "The Mother" of all Booost macros ... - Killing Ifrit
"I failed to capture it in it's entirety but I believe no mortal could do such a thing." Something like a 12 or 13-screen Boost macro. FFXI humor.
humor  ffxi  wtf 
august 2007 by ulrichp
CRACKED.com - More Accurate Wikipedia Warnings
Fortunately Wikipedia, being dynamic and forward thinking, already has those potential headaches worked out.
humor  interesting  internet 
august 2007 by ulrichp
Creating a Cute Cat Frenzy - TIME
Time on lolcats: "...the reigning instance of an Internet meme, a running gag that won't stop running but instead reproduces and mutates in the petri dish of the Net's collective imagination."
humor  internet  lolcats  news  technology 
july 2007 by ulrichp
This Modern World | Salon Comics
Explaining the mysteries of the Quantum Cheneyverse.
politics  comics  humor  interesting 
july 2007 by ulrichp
Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature
Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature.
biology  science  sex  health  humor  news  trivia  interesting 
july 2007 by ulrichp
DS Daily: Please win (no, really) - DS Fanboy
instead, it turns out that part of the game is that sometimes you need to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors ... and sometimes, you need to lose. We can't wait to see that screen. "Please lose!" Gee, thanks. Next you're probably going to tell me that I fail at
ds  interesting  wtf  humor 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Air Guitar Pro makes air guitar slightly less fake - Engadget
If wildly gesticulating to your Pantera records didn't seem "realistic" enough, toymaker Takara Tomy should be able to help.
music  interesting  humor  wishlist 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Pharyngula: I get email
"The person who sent me this... is also a dinosaur denialist. The fun begins when she tries to explain why dinosaurs don't exist: dinosaurs were faked to justify birth control. ... Just roll with it. Don't try to understand it."
science  history  wtf  interesting  humor 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Kempa.com: Vinyl Data
Adding digital content to music isn't a new thing - in fact, some musicians added Spectrum ZX code to vinyl recordings! Jawdroppingly weird. Includes some versions ready for emulation.
art  computers  emulation  games  geekery  hardware  history  humor  interesting  music  nostalgia  programming  software  technology  trivia  video  videogames  todo  howto 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Crate Review System
All games contain crates, therefore all games can be judged empirically on those crates.
games  humor  videogames 
june 2007 by ulrichp
the "ad hominem fallacy" fallacy
"As soon as the suspicion of an insult appears, they summon the angels of ad hominem to smite down their foes, before ascending to argument heaven in a blaze of sanctimonious glory."
humor  philosophy  logic  interesting  internet 
june 2007 by ulrichp
byteCoder (a blog by Bill Heyman) » Blog Archive » Xerox 1974: “[Ethernet] would be a failure”
"Here’s a memo from a Xerox PARC (engineer, I presume), Robert Bachrach...suggesting that the Ethernet approach to networking can’t possible meet the necessary requirements..."
history  humor  interesting  internet  science  networking 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Judge cites 42 Beatles songs to teach beer thief a lesson | the Daily Mail
A judge sentencing a Beatles-loving beer thief quoted 42 of the band’s song titles in his verdict.
music  news  crime  interesting  humor 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Hey 'Fuzzy' ... get lost - Dateline Florida
'But that's still no reason to run "Mallard Fillmore" and I really can't believe that I admitted to you that I had anything to do with it.'
comics  news  interesting  humor 
june 2007 by ulrichp
Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he winks at the Queen | the Daily Mail
When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe. But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette.
news  politics  wtf  humor 
may 2007 by ulrichp
LOLTrek « Live Granades
What would lolcats show if they had a TV channel? Star Trek. Duh. "We Has Tribbles, and Also Troubles."
animals  geekery  humor  internet  scifi  television 
may 2007 by ulrichp
The Cut-Up Eye
Leonard Richardson's scripts rescramble the Eye of Argon every five minutes, to make a completely NEW piece of ... scifi literature. Read it! Ponder it! Have your head explode from it!
fiction  humor  writing  interesting  wtf  scifi 
may 2007 by ulrichp
The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis
"The Eye of Argon" was published in 1970 in the journal of the Ozark SF Society, issue 10. Photocopies - invariably with the last page missing - circulated for decades, and it became a regular sf convention challenge to read Jim Theis's mangled prose wit
fiction  humor  internet  literature  scifi  writing 
may 2007 by ulrichp
Leave It to Beaver: 1958 | Shorpy
A freeze-frame of a letter from an episode of Leave it to Beaver reveals... four paragraphs of mildly amusing filler, and one sentence of actual use. How 'bout that?
history  television  humor 
may 2007 by ulrichp
Capn Crunch's first name revealed -- megnut.com
I won't spoil it for you, but it's -awesome-.
food  humor  interesting 
may 2007 by ulrichp
Andrew makes songs from your instructions. Good Lord, he's pretty good. I've never heard anyone sound alternately like that guy from Sum 41, Claudio Sanchez, and mc chris. The Exploding Dog of music.
humor  interesting  internet  music  wtf 
april 2007 by ulrichp
LolCat Builder » Home
Web 2.0 meets cat macros. Enter: the lolcat build(e)r!
web2.0  humor  interesting  todo 
april 2007 by ulrichp
The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel
Ever wonder how to find a good burrito in New York? The answer: a 42-minute cross-country journey via chord tunnel from Alameda to Weehawken.
engineering  fiction  food  history  humor  news  physics  science 
april 2007 by ulrichp
David Hayter chats about MGS4, talks like Snake in podcast :: DESTRUCTOID :: Hardcore video game blog
Big highlight: Hayter poking fun at his character's dramatic interrogatives that have been lampooned since Solid's inception. Metal Gear? Meryl? A Hind D!?!
videogames  humor  interesting  podcast 
april 2007 by ulrichp
You may not know it, but deep within your dusty binders and spiral notebooks lurk strange and wonderous creatures!
art  education  humor  interesting 
april 2007 by ulrichp
Programming Blog - Problems & Solutions, Tips & Tricks » Things Computers Can Do in Movies
11. All computer panels operate on thousands of volts and have explosive devices underneath their surface. Malfunctions are indicated by a bright flash of light, a puff of smoke, a shower of sparks and an explosion that causes you to jump backwards.
computers  humor  movies  technology 
april 2007 by ulrichp
The Inbox Of Nardo Pace, The Empire's Worst Engineer
"can u put a knob on my breather apperatis so i can turn down the volume when im in the library or sneakin up on maintenence droids? why did u put a speaker on this thing in the first place lol"
engineering  humor  writing  scifi  geekery 
april 2007 by ulrichp
WTFPL - Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License
humor  software  opensource  programming  wtf  law 
april 2007 by ulrichp
The Nietzsche Family Circus
The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a random Family Circus cartoon with a random Friedrich Nietzsche quote.
academia  art  philosophy  comics  hacks  interesting  humor  literature  toys 
april 2007 by ulrichp
College Football Forum: Female Masturbator Strikes PIKES
Ann Arbor police are searching... for a woman who entered the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity last Thursday...and began to masturbate on a couch.
sex  wtf  humor  college  interesting 
march 2007 by ulrichp
Student punished for spaghetti beliefs | Metro.co.uk
"Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that as a crucial part of his faith, he must wear 'full pirate regalia' as prescribed in the holy texts of Pastafarianism."
humor  religion  education  news 
march 2007 by ulrichp
Dear DBA ....
Take a glimpse into the kind of crap I get paid to put up with.
work  idiocy  database  humor 
march 2007 by ulrichp
Dreamless - Best Clients Quotes - Tofslie.com
Actual quotes from clients to web designers from an archived thread from 2000. 'Client: "Well, I don't think we really want it to look too much like a Web site. You know what I mean?"'
humor  webdev 
march 2007 by ulrichp
Stunt stood test of time
Alvin 'Shipwreck' Kelly perched atop a pole on top of a hotel on Monmouth Street in Newpot, KY for 100 hours in 1928.
history  wtf  humor  interesting 
march 2007 by ulrichp
Scribd - They didn't study
If you don't study... may as well be a little creative.
education  engineering  math  humor 
march 2007 by ulrichp
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