Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Too good!

Funniest home video? The repeating action of gifs like this speaks to me of futility — the futility of doing the same thing over and over. – P

No Death Star under Obama

The White House has published a nice tongue-in-cheek response to a petition for the US Government to build a Death Star, specifically: Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. Here’s the response: This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For By Paul Shawcross The Administration shares your desire for […]

That’s what I’m Tolkien About

What a laugh! – P

Writing

“Writers, really, are machines that convert caffeine into words.” Eric Weiner quoted in The Washington Post Via @evgenymorozov

How anonymous commenters see themselves

… and how others see them … Essential viewing from Thank You Hater! – by Clever Pie and Isabel Fay   – P Not aimed at anyone here, clearly.

*Chuckle* @JudithCollinsMP in an apron. (But what an apron!)

  @JudithCollinsMP has the self-confidence to carry this off. Respec’. I say good on her. (Apparently it’s a cow shed safety apron.) I wonder how others see it? – P PS Nasty, hateful comments will be deleted, so leave them out.  

Over-sharing? #kishi

link I have, once, posted a Facebook status that described a ‘best-sandwich-ever’ … but please believe me, it was ironic, and a way to let my friends and family know I was visiting Wellington and had already found my way to a local favourite good food hangout, viz: The Gypsy Café. That’s all. Truly. (It […]

“Instead, we gave them a Facebook page …”

The Onion does it again… this time lambasting social media experts…* Using Social Media To Cover For Lack Of Original Thought – Onion Talks Fabulous! via @CateOwen – P * Oh, and TED Talks.

Sure to be copied …

Only a matter of time. via Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish today. – P

‘As playful as he is psychotic’

I read this wonderful line in Michele Manelis’ preview of Skyfall, the latest Bond movie: Javier Barden stars as Raoul Silva, and brings the sinister-yet-comedic element to the story. This over-the-top baddie is as playful as he is psychotic, but of course, underneath it all, he feels that he’s simply “misunderstood”. Which reminded me of […]

Big Bang Theory flash mob

Love it!

Wry. In Nate Silver we trust?

http://twitter.com/kirstenpowers10/status/265580305702871041/photo/1 via Poynter, who also had the good humour to headline an article about the US election: Voters gather to decide Nate Silver’s fate Wry. – P

Samsung design is “not as cool” as Apple’s

Samsung / Apple UK judgment On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic(UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do notinfringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the Highcourt is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html. In the […]

John Banks standing by his earlier prediction

Old cellphone? Oh the stigma!

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