Archive for the ‘Funny’ Category


Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, directed by John Landis, was entertaining but made it rather difficult for us to take zombies seriously, having witnessed them body-popping.

Simon Pegg writing about Zombies for the Guardian. (The article is actually reasonably serious, and Pegg is a good writer.)

Written by multinormal

November 4, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Posted in Funny

:[Matthew 5:5]s/meek/geek/g

How has [the Apple II computer, circa 1980] improved your life?

“It gave me something to do in secondary school instead of going out on dates.”

Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen, interviewed in the Guardian’s Celebrity Squares column.

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October 31, 2008 at 3:23 pm

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Books, Standards: Discarded

The thwarted aspirations of the man who discarded both ‘The Kama Sutra for Dummies’ and ‘How To Be a Gentleman in Seven Days’ in a Southampton hotel room can only be imagined.

From what appears to be a publicity piece par excellence in The Guardian. The image of the hurried would-be lothario, torn between gentlemanly aspirations and base desires—only to achieve neither—is almost Shakespearian in its tragedy. This silly season piece—which mentions the name of the motel chain several times, as well as listing some of the locations where one can find the chain—looks as if it were written by the motel chain’s PR firm rather than a journalist at what many would claim to be the UK’s most independent newspaper of record.

Written by multinormal

September 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

Posted in Could do better, Funny

LRB Personals

The London Review of Books has the best personal ads. This one is a corker:

Two years ago, my long term girlfriend left me at the start of my postgrad course because I couldn’t share her goals in a mutual plan for the relationship. Nine months ago, another left because I conga’d into our apartment with the Classics department at 3 am before setting fire to the curtains with a misdirected shot of flaming sambucca. Yale post grad on secondment in U.K and wondering where the hell it’s going from here, would like to meet any female U.K domicile who doesn’t believe cultural accommodation is chanting ‘Chuggit’ everytime I so much look at my Miller Light.

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August 21, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Posted in Funny

Kellog's Attempting to Kill Children?

In the US, Kellog’s sell fruit-flavoured snacks in the shape of Lego blocks. No prizes for guessing why this might not be a good idea.

Via Daring Fireball and Penny Arcade blog.

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June 20, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Funny

Star Wars Dance-off

Surely a misuse of the force! My vote would have gone to Leia and Amidala though.

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June 20, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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Dispose of Properly

The small print on a replacement Apple 12″ PowerBook, made by FastMac, reads:

Dispose of properly (or mother nature’s gonna whack us all!). This battery contains no
mercury, mars, or venus. Warning: to reduce the risk of fire or burns, avoid Sony or Dell
laptops and do not disassemble, crush, or short the contacts.

Written by multinormal

June 15, 2008 at 10:35 am

Posted in Funny