Friday Funny – Late Pacific Time update – Blatant Corporate Promotion Edition

31 05 2013

Behold, the hands-free Whopper:


This story reported by our Chief Cadaver Examination Officer.

Friday Planetary Science Update

24 05 2013

This is a time lapse video showing Sol 0 – 281 (a Sol is one day on Mars, which is about 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth) from NASA rover Curiosity’s perspective.

Friday Funny – Dead Giveaway

9 05 2013

The actual 911 call recording:

As Seen On TV

9 05 2013

The sarcastic coincidence of the following product display in a drug store in Long Beach did not escape our attention:

pajama jeans, hot buns, gripgo

Friday Funny – Things You Can Do With A Giant Pumpkin

26 04 2013

One of our colleagues shared that one of his passions is growing gigantic pumpkins.

Some of these things are stupidly gigantic. The world record stands at over 2,000 pounds!

In addition to the Giant Pumpkin category, this website also features watermelons, tomatoes, “field pumpkins” (which look more like a Halloween type pumpkin), and “long gourds” which have to been seen to be believed.

Hell, you have to see ALL of these things to believe them!

Here’s a standout though – it was suggested that this is a good way to donate your giant fruit.

One does have to ask, what is that lion preparing to do to that pumpkin?


From the Picture Being Worth a Thousand Words Files

25 04 2013

Just spotted, from the L.A. Times’ coverage of the GW Bush presidential library dedication, a contender for this year’s “yeah, right” awards: an image of a jovial Obama with his arm around Old Mother Bush, who is sporting as dour a look as she is likely capable of.

Note the caption – tongue firmly in cheek (our commentary overlaid):


Easter Bunny on Motorcycle Gets a Talking To

3 04 2013

The LA Times and KTLA had this gem:


easter bunny on a motorcycle getting a ticket

On “North Korea Threatens the U.S. Again” Cartoons

3 04 2013

We spotted an interesting bit in the poll results on the article illustrated with cartoonist David Horsey’ drawing over at LA Times – “Will North Korea bluster its way into war?”

We think and obviously hope not.  Check out the even split in the viewer’s poll below the picture:

cartoon of Kim Jong Un

Friday Funny – Insensitive Advertising

29 03 2013


Earlier this week, we received an industry newsletter with a bit about an ad campaign gone awry in Ford’s foreign operations.

We have to say, while certainly tasteless, the Berlusconi one is dead-on; they probably could have substituted the now-infamous Domimique Strauss-Kahn in his place, just as well.

Some choice quotes from the article:

The company this week apologized for the advertisements, decried as demeaning to women, including one depicting Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a trio of bound women in the trunk of a car.

Similar ads featured Paris Hilton apparently kidnapping reality television rivals the Kardashian sisters — all three sisters tied up and one in a bikini — and Formula One driver Michael Schumacher abducting his male racing competition

Ad firm JWT India fired several employees over the incident, and apologized saying that the ads were neither requested by Ford, nor intended for “paid publication” but rather were “part of a creative exercise”.



Strange Random Advertisement

28 03 2013

This advertisement displayed on the LA Times website this morning.

As we’ve asked previously – who is this ad targeted towards? If they’re trying to get overweight people to click, they should have shown a cartoon hamburger or something, not this unfortunate-looking lass: