September 17, 2007 at 6:50 pm (Humor)
These jokes are always entertaining, often because of their simplicity. Here’s a list of classic jokes at The Anatomy of Humor 6: “A guy walks into a bar…” A few of my favorites:
An amnesiac walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “Do I come here often?”
A penguin walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “Has my father been in here?” The bartender says, “I don’t know. What does he look like?”
A kangaroo walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says, “That’ll be $10. You know, we don’t get many kangaroos coming in here.” The kangaroo says, “At $10 a beer, it’s not hard to understand.”
A baby seal walks into a bar. “What can I get you?” asks the bartender. “Anything but a Canadian Club,” replies the seal.
A polar bear, a giraffe and a penguin walk into a bar. The bartender says, “What is this, some kind of joke?”
Good stuff, indeed!
August 31, 2007 at 5:20 pm (Fun Stuff, Humor)
Here’s a really well-made spoof of the intro to the The Simpsons, but done in the style of Star Wars: The Simpsons Star Wars (YouTube). There are numerous related videos from “official” episodes that include Star Wars-related references.
August 10, 2007 at 11:23 pm (Humor, Religion)
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to see ridiculous religious propaganda. Sometimes, these things stand out in such a way that it’s hard to ignore. Case in point: Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron on Bananas. It starts off with quite a claim about the banana:
Behold, the atheist’s nightmare.
Believe it or not, the clip gets even better from there. Apparently, God created the banana almost perfectly for human consumption. Apparently, God didn’t want us to eat pineapples or other less-perfect fruits. If you can stomach it, try watching some of the other interviews and video clips of Kirk Cameron and the gang. Their arguments don’t stand up to even the most basic objections. And, don’t get me started on the objectivity of reporters from stations such as Fox News.
July 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm (Fun Stuff, Humor)
It’s clear that The Simpsons has had a profound impact on the world. The show’s official site has all kinds of information about the jaundiced characters of Springfield. The show recently completed it’s 18th season (and celebrated it’s 400th episode) – an amazing achievement for any show. Check out the 400 Episodes Index for a complete guide to each one.
Also, check out The Simpsons Quotes web site. At the time of this writing, there are 19 pages of quotes. Visitors to the site can vote on their favorites. Here are some sample one-liners:
“Oh, so they have Internet on computers now!”
“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.”
Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.
And don’t forget about The Simpsons Movie (releasing on 07/27/2007).
Play the Flash games and create your own Avatar to waste time until opening day!
July 10, 2007 at 7:32 pm (Humor, Political)
While I generally respect the field of psychology, every once in a while, an amateur seems to get it right. Such is the case, the this video clip: Bill Maher Psychologically Analyzes President Bush. The video breaks down some of the evidence that shows the Madness of King George. For example:
“…He needs to stop taking money from the pharmaceutical companies and start taking samples.”
Clearly, one could make a case for his paranoid schizophrenia, and his challenges with organizing words into coherent sentences. If only there were a cure for this malady…