Saturday, June 5, 2010

Great ways to start the day!

Morning rituals can be a really happy, comforting part of the day. Mine aren't too funny. I eat Frosted Mini Wheats out of the box and take a walk. But here are two pretty good morning rituals...

And just for fun...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just... Amazing

It's not funny, but what a great point-of-view...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

80's Revisited

Here's two ideas of what might happen if the 80's were re-made in the Youtube generation:

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shopping at Home...

No explanation needed. But I like how the guy still tries to spin it...

Friday, May 14, 2010


Auto-Tune is pitch-correcting software which can make poor singers sound better -- if it is used well. Otherwise, they just sound like robots. I remember sitting at a diner in Beachwood, New Jersey, hearing robo-Cher asking if I "believe in love, in love," and wondering what was up with her voice. Now I know.

Aside from making Cher... strange... er.... autotune has the magical ability of finding music where it really isn't. Or, finding music where it was all along. Like in the evening news:

Or in classic internet videos (credit to the same artists):

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Talking Animals

A common element of many fantasy and general fiction stories is the speech of animals. When we have pets, they become almost human to us. And us such, we tend to wonder what they might be thinking. Once, I tried to evangelize my cat. I wonder if it worked.

I've also often wondered what cats do when they're on their own. I dreamed of putting a camera on my cat's head, and recording his daily activities. I never did it. But someone else did, and wrote about their results. Number one thing that pets do when you're gone: look out the window.

Anyway, I think someone recently did a pretty good job of translating inter-cat communications about territory rights: What do you think?

Here's another one --- catnip explained:

Dogs aren't exempt from translation efforts:

And every now and then, an animal makes translation unnecessary, and just tells it like it is:

But what could it mean???

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wow Factor

The Princess Juliana airport on Saint Maarten in the Netherland Antilles is right next to a pristine beach. But you have to wonder if people come for the view of the water, or for the view of this:

Another interesting view:

But to some extent, you have to wonder if the airport just got put somewhere where it shouldn't have been put. That makes me think of parking lot accidents. (Doesn't it make you think of parking lot accidents? No? What's wrong with you?) Parking can be hard --- but with the kindness of strangers, even the hardest (easiest) tasks can be managed: