Archive for the 'funny' Category

Things I saw today: Gir “I’m running! I’m running!”

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

I’d never seen Invader Zim before but after aaronsw linked to the doom song I’ve fallen totally in love with Gir .


This is me after Voltage coffee (the best coffee I’ve ever had).


“Hi baby!”
—-

addition after talking to Kris (and saying it reminds me of Grace):

“I’m dancin’ like a monkey!”

Things I saw today (DOOOOM!!!)

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

via Max, this bit from Futurama has been making me laugh all day

Things I saw today (I am attending the shenanigans)

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

shenanigans
I am attending the shenanigans. I shall return presently (via My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning)

excellent writing advice

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

5. Keep a copy of Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway on the left hand side of your desk. Keep Fitzgerald’s The Crack Up on the right. When you get stuck, pick them up and pretend that they are having a fight, like you used to do with your GI Joes. Just sort of bash them together for a while.

from 10 rules for writing (dogless, well-nourished) fiction by Lynn Coady

:)

Just because it’s awesome (Norm Walsh – Geek Rockstar)

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Koalie found this fantastic video of Norm Walsh for Mark Logic which depicts him as an XML Rock Star. I love that these ads show there are heroes and stars in the world of technology, that geeks are awesome. That this is Norm, whom I know, makes it even better.

Norm is a great guy: super smart, curious, kind and of course, as you may be able to tell from the fact that he did the ad at all, he has a great sense of humor.

This is easily the most awesome thing I’ve seen in ages.

Why I love P.G. Wodehouse (“terrific”)

Monday, December 7th, 2009


I am a tremendous fan of P.G. Wodehouse but I don’t know many people who have read as much of his work as I have (plus I’ve got a several audiobooks that I listen to often) so I thought I’d occassionaly share some of why I love P.G. Wodehouse.

In Code of the Woosters, Madeline Bassett (“the Bassett” – a ghastly girl, a ‘droopy, soupy, sentimental exhibit, with melting eyes and a cooing voice and the most extraordinary views on such things as stars and daisy chains’) is convinced, (wrongly, of course), that Bertie Wooster has come to Totleigh Towers due to undying love for her.

“Why did you come? Oh, I know what you are going to say. You felt that, cost what it might, you had to see me again, just once. You could not resist the urge to take away with you one last memory, which you could cherish down the lonely years. Oh, Bertie, you remind me of Rudel.”

The name was new to me.

“Rudel?”

“The Seigneur Geoffrey Rudel, Prince of Blay-en-Saintonge.”

I shook my head.

“Never met him, I’m afraid. Pal of yours?”

“He lived in the Middle ages. He was a great poet. And he fell in love with the wife of the Lord of Tripoli.”

I stirred uneasily. I hoped she was going to keep it clean.

“For years he loved her, and at last could resist no longer. He took ship to Tripoli, and his servants carried him ashore.”

“Not feeling so good?” I said, groping. “Rough crossing?”

“He was dying. Of love.”

“Oh, ah.”

“They bore him into the Lady Melisande’s presence on a litter, and he had just strength enough to reach out and touch her hand. Then he died.”

She paused, and heaved a sigh that seemed to come straight up from the cami-knickers. A silence ensued.

“Terrific”, I said, feeling that I had to say something, though personally I didn’t think the story a patch on the one about the travelling salesman and the farmer’s daughter. Different, of course, if one had known the chap.

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

“Baby boys may show spatial supremacy, have robot army, will crush puny humans under foot, reports Science News. I paraphrased the last two points you understand.”

-Vaughan, linking to an article “Baby Boys May Show Spatial Supremacy”, via Mind Hacks Spike Activity

(originally on my tumblr feed but it made me laugh again)

a curious thought

Monday, September 15th, 2008

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
— Agatha Christie

I would only add that this happens too when playing an ongoing game of email signature tag with someone and getting one like the above. Other favorites include:

“Lord, beer me strength”
Jim [from The Office]

a tiny cape and crown of its own

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008


Cracked’s writers tend to race past humor making rude gestures as they pass; through bad taste pausing only to wallow and roll around in it; and then often tumble off a cliff into ‘no, really!’ territory – but sometimes they manage to continue on to something almost sublime:

Chuck Norris decided that wasn’t enough, and outdid everybody by cultivating arrogance so magnificent it wears a tiny cape and crown of its own.

5 Movie Martial Artists That Lost a Deathmatch to Dignity

Things that made me laugh (Wodehouse again)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

She gazed at me, but without the lovelight.

“Oh, for goodness sake, go away and boil your head, Bertie!”

I drew myself up.

“That,” I replied, with dignity, “is just what I am going to go away and boil. At least, I mean, I shall now leave you. I have said my say.”

“Good.”

“But permit me to add—-”

“I won’t.”

“Very good,” I said coldly. “In that case, tinkerty tonk.”

And I meant it to sting.

-PG Wodehouse Right Ho, Jeeves