Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Artificial Stupidity: The Next Big Thing

January 24th, 2008

There has been a lot of hype about artificial intelligence over the years. And recently it seems there has been a resurgence in interest in this topic in the media. But artificial intelligence scares me. And frankly, I don’t need it. My human intelligence is quite good, thank you very much. And as far as […]

Fun With CoolWhip: The Twine Crunchies Video

January 19th, 2008

The Crunchies are done. At Radar Networks we are really honored to have our product, Twine.com, nominated as a finalist for Best Technology Innovation of 2007. It was very cool to see our Twine logo up there on stage next to Facebook, Digg, LinkedIn and so many other incredible companies — especially considering we were […]

The Honor of a Lifetime!

December 5th, 2007

This made my day: I’ve been selected as one of the "sexiest men in IT" by a panel of judges including a tech blogger and her daughter. FINALLY someone is objectifying me!!! Usually everyone just likes the real me, the brains, the inner beauty, the person I am etc. But to be honest, what I […]

The State of our Country: Newscaster Refuses to Read Paris Hilton Story; Burns Script on Camera

June 29th, 2007

This is quite an amazing video clip — a news anchorwoman on MSNBC took a heroic stand and refused, on air, to lead with more news about Paris Hilton, despite her fellow anchormen and her producers trying to force her to. They actually almost get into a scuffle as she tries to burn the story […]

Funny Cartoon — Lisp, the Language of the Gods

February 16th, 2007

Disclaimer: I used to code in Lisp and Scheme a long time back. Then I got interested in Java. But I don’t code at all anymore. I leave that to people who are much smarter than me now :^) Anyway this cartoon is funny — and if you ever coded in Lisp or Scheme you’ll […]

Instructional Video: How to Eat Sushi in Japan

January 24th, 2007

Check out this fascinating video on the correct way to order and eat sushi in Japan. Very informative! I had no idea that all these years I had been doing it all wrong. How embarrassing!

Chinese Aircraft Maintenance — Shocking Photos

January 24th, 2007

Ever wonder how well your jet plane is maintained? Well check out these photos of the engines of a Chinese jet that was recently grounded in Germany due to um….well… you just have to see it and read the description…

Very Funny Instructional Video — How To Poke Pole the Monkeyfaced Eel

January 20th, 2007

My cousin, Jeremy (the reincarnation of Ernest Hemmingway, I am certain), lives out by Muir Beach, San Francisco. Today he and some manly-man friends are going fishing for "monkey faced eel." YUCK. But ok, anyway, they’re the ones who have to eat the stuff. Now I’m not a fan of eel (can you tell?), and […]

This Freaks Me Out… Self-Referential Formula Reproduces Itself…

January 17th, 2007

Umm…… take a look at this formula’s output….. OK. That must be some kind of a cosmic joke.

This Guy is Funny

January 13th, 2007

Thanks to a recommendation from my folks, I just watched the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Have you ever seen him? He’s a Scottish comedian with his own US talk show and his monologues are awesome. He changes personalities on a dime, his jokes are edgy, intellectual, and trippy all at once. It’s amazing […]

British Ministry of Defense Chief Resigns; Cites Concerns About UFO's

November 9th, 2006

Ok, here’s a very unusual news item: During his time as head of the Ministry of Defence UFO project, Nick Pope was persuaded into believing that other lifeforms may visit Earth and, more specifically, Britain. His concern is that "highly credible" sightings are simply dismissed. And he complains that the project he once ran is […]

Dog Addicted to Sucking on Hallucinogenic Toads

October 25th, 2006

This article — a true story — struck me as very funny: Lady is a dog who struggles with a secret addiction to sucking on  hallucinogenic toads. Other dog owners won’t let their dogs play with her anymore. Family struggles with feelings of shame, etc. See the photo’s in the article of Lady staring at […]

Hassleware — A New Strategy To Make Users Not Close Your Software

October 24th, 2006

This post is not to be taken too seriously. I’m not actually advocating for the strategy outlined below. Just pointing out that it is taking place already, at least in iTunes. One thing I’ve noticed about iTunes on Windows XP is that it is a massive resource hog — especially when starting the application, but […]

A Man in the Wrong Profession

October 23rd, 2006

Today I was parked in a gas station, in downtown San Francisco, filling my tank with gas when this gem occurred. A San Francisco taxi pulls up, with 3 passengers inside. The taxi driver gets out, and comes up to me. In a hushed tone so his passengers don’t hear, he asks me for directions […]

The Next Sexual Revolution?

October 22nd, 2006

This article is an over-the-top and somewhat gonzo review of an experimental nasal-spray that promises to revolutionize sex. It is currently in clinical trials. The very idea of nasal spray would seem to be one of the bigger turn-offs there is, but in this case they’ve found the override button. The writer gushes that it […]

Moments of Past Geekiness: Shatner Commercial for C-64

October 21st, 2006

This is a nice, VERY dated commercial for the C-64 computer starring none other than William Shatner!

Help Me Destroy My Treo 650

September 23rd, 2006

My Treo 650 has been an endless source of frustration. It’s probably one of the most annoyingly bad devices I’ve ever owned. First of all, the form factor is such that it’s almost impossible to grab it when it rings without dropping it or flinging it across the room. There’s no traction on the surface […]

A New Kind of Employee Benefit: "Sock Options" — No that is not a typo

September 14th, 2006

Well I have a peculiar and hilarious situation… I ordered some black tube socks online from Macy’s the other day. Unfortunately I neglected to notice that they don’t come in pairs, they come in packs of 6 pairs. Oooops. Because you see I ordered 10 of what I though were pairs. So in fact, I […]

Funny Quote

September 1st, 2006

I got an email from a guy named Soumya today. It had a funny qoute on the end: Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. – Bill Waterson(CALVIN)

Sexy Photos of Libraries?

August 27th, 2006

Well if you are into libraries I guess these photos are sexy. Personally I’ve always loved libraries and used to spend hours just exploring in my college library. The Web is similarly fascinating to wander in, but there’s still something special about physical, tangible books that’s missing from the digital revolution. Is it just me […]

Study: Blackberry Addiction Similar to Drugs

August 22nd, 2006

Blackberry email devices can be so addictive that owners may need to be weaned off them with treatment similar to that given to drug users, experts warned today. They said the palmtop gadgets, which have been nicknamed ‘crackberries’ because users quickly become hooked on them, could be seriously damaging to mental health.   The study, […]

Fatherhood Boosts Male Brains

July 25th, 2006

New research has shown that fatherhood brings about dramatic enhancements in male brains. Although the researchers don’t suggest it, this effect may be nature’s way of counteracting the dramatic decrease in male brain function that occurs in proportion to the number of times they get laid in a given week (Note: this particular malady was […]

All Cell Phone Calls Easily Eavesdropped … With Common Household Appliance

April 1st, 2006

A major, virtually unfixable, security flaw in the design of nearly all cell phones and other mobile devices will be announced this week by researchers at the Foundation for Microwave Safety (FMS). According to sources, it turns out that due to a coincidence in engineering, ordinary household microwave ovens can actually be used to receive […]

Rocket Bike

January 26th, 2006

This guy really likes go fast on his bicycle. So fast, he’s strapped a rocket engine to it. Dude, just get a motorcycle! Seriously, a flaming rocket angine strapped a few inches from your butt is just kind of risky, don’t ya think?

Good News!!!! Sex Before Public Speaking Calms Nerves, Researchers Discover

January 26th, 2006

In an amazing scientific breakthrough, researchers have just discovered that sex before public speaking calms nerves. Phew, I’m glad they settled that burning question!

Obsessed Tourist Marries Dolphin

January 2nd, 2006

Here’s a happy story about true love. An Israeli millionaire tourist recently married a captive dolphin in a formal wedding ceremony. There’s something fishy about this wedding though — I mean did the dolphin really love her for HER, or did he just want her for her money? When asked to comment, the woman repeated […]

This guy is funny

October 10th, 2005

Ze Frank is funny. He reminds me of Jim Carey, before he got famous. Watch these and this one and these and these. He’s also prolific. He’s going to be a presenter at Pop Tech this year. I won’t be there, but it looks like a great conference lineup. 

Evil Offshore Telemarketers

September 17th, 2005

Over the last few days I’ve had an interesting experience. Prior to living where I presently live there once lived a charming couple by the name of "Mr. and Mrs. Amit." That’s all I know of these people, other than the still-lingering smell of exotic spices that will forever permeate one of my kitchen cabinents. […]

DUH – Design by Unintelligent Hand

August 11th, 2005

I’m all for teaching DUHin America’s schools!

Time Traveler Convention and Further Thoughts

May 7th, 2005

There’s a very interesting event taking place at MIT tonight — the first (and only?) Time Traveler Convention. The organizers are inviting anyone in the future who is capable of time travel to travel back to the geo coordinates of this event (to be held at MIT) and attend it, along with proof that they […]