Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Watching paint dry with Steve Lambert

I have a collection of quirky 404 pages in an album ThePaepae’s Facebook page. Here’s a new one thanks to Marco Arment (Instapaper) retweeting Daniel Jalkut (MarsEdit) … it’s funny, dude. Do it:

How I wish I had the talent to make a point like this so well

Via Tim Carmody’s Snarkmarket blog, this awesome argument with illustrations demonstrates the sexist double-standard operating in (sigh) comics … merely a microcosm/reflection of wider society. It’s an argument (discussion, really) that’s been running for a while … and is worth following if you care. But my point is the way Megan Rosalarian Gedris has pretty […]


What is this advertising? Any idea?

Start spamming young…

Now, look, I know Twitter meant this image as a joke … … but the line “I’m a 7 year old SEO GURU!” just soooo reminded me of the Geekversity Instant Expert Shaun Stenning so breathlessly promoted by down-on-their-luck ‘property experts‘. I needed to visit Twitter’s how to respond to spammy mentions page after I […]

Thinking can be overrated

‎’Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits…’ — Satchel Paige, US baseball player (1906 – 1982)

Caption competition: Obama in Ireland

“Is this how you do a terrorist fist-bump?” Put your suggestions in comments or at ThePaepae’s Facebook page.  

Ugh! Adding insult to injury!

Apropos our discussion about targeting the gullible in Calling all gullible gamblers! and All that glitters is not gold … I guess ‘self-knowledge’ can be seen as by-product? Visit Mark Joyner for more of his personal development brain puzzle cartoons. NOT funny! (Well, OK, just a bit.) Thanks to Sarah for sharing. – P

A rebel general has been killed by the Empire

It’s worth reading this homage to the NY Times report of President Obama’s announcement. It engenders a bit of empathy. CORUSCANT — Obi-Wan Kenobi, the mastermind of some of the most devastating attacks on the Galactic Empire and the most hunted man in the galaxy, was killed in a firefight with Imperial forces near Alderaan, Darth Vader […]

A sad case of amateur signwriting

Spotted on a walk near Burswood the other day… Oops. (Same on both sides!) Where’s a good proofreader when you need one? -P

Yeah, I thought so all along … waste of space

The email disclaimer emperor has no clothes, according to this article from The Economist … I was never impressed with plonkers like Shaun Stenning fatuously filling up their email disclaimers (example here) with nonsense — it looked like a bush-lawyer’s attempt to intimidate the gullible. As for this mush … The information presented in this […]

That was ‘not intended to be a factual statement’

Spin doctors for this nincompoop junior senator from Arizona Jon Kyl afterwards excused his blatantly false statement (Abortions are ‘90%’ of what Planned Parenthood does — actually 3%) on the Senate floor with a line: ‘That was not intended to be a factual statement’. Oh boy. Nutty. Which, of course, rightly, is like candy to […]

Oh Craig, where are you when I need you?

Wow! Ralph Loura, the CIO of Clorox recently revealed the uptake when employees were given their choice of (smart)phone. Loura so far has replaced 6,000 desktop and tower computers with lightweight HP laptops, and got rid of company-issued Blackberries while letting workers choose between an iPhone or Android or Window Phone 7-powered smartphone. The company […]

I *DO* appreciate a bit of personality

Here’s the NZ Listener’s 404 error page, which I struck this afternoon — quirky. I like it.   More examples of quirkiness like this in the ‘Quirkiness’ album at thePaepae’s Facebook page…

Big plans

The twisted tale of ‘Wellington sex trade entrepreneurs Michael and John Chow’ who want to locate a brothel across the road from Auckland’s landmark Sky Tower (!!) takes another turn. Developers Michael and John Chow are planning to build a 10-storey super-brothel on the prime inner-city site once occupied by the historic Palace Hotel. The […]

Just because it is brilliant …

I was browsing an old discussion thread at PropertyTalk Internet Marketing Consultants – suddenly there are so many…. to check when I first expressed, let’s call it ‘skepticism’ about Shaun Stenning/Geekversity (Answer: June 2009) … since I mentioned that here when discussing how his ex-business partners are NOW blowing the whistle on him. It was […]