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  1. Woot.com acquired by Amazon

    jake on 2010.07.01 at 01:29 pm

    Even if you’ve never made a purchase from Woot, and when they sell stuff like “bags ‘o crap” I wouldn’t blame you, you should read the hi-larious post about the acquisition.

    I know I say this every time I find a picture of an adorable kitten, but please set aside 20 minutes to carefully read this entire email.

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  2. The Vintage Web

    jake on 2009.03.13 at 05:10 pm

    Web sites in ads usually have a few extra pieces as filler, things like fake domain names and browser chrome. After viewing one such ad I went out and bought such a domain name. Just haven’t figured out what to do with areyoureallyreadingthis.com yet.

    Perhaps it should morph into a satire blog like The Vintage Web. Vintage Web highlights sites’ current designs that look a decade old. Once you move beyond the dread these sites exist you’ll find hilarity ensues.

    via Mr. Kottke.

    Posted in: Design · Humor · Web

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  3. Wired on Weird Al

    jake on 2008.09.30 at 01:50 pm

    Weird AlWho doesn’t love Weird Al? From buying Even Worse from a kid in fourth grade to watching UHF this past Saturday for the millionth time. Al has always been a constant stream of funny.

    Wired has an article about him in this month’s issue. They ponder his ability to stay fresh and recount some of his ups and downs throughout the years.

    “Back in the ’80s, ‘Purple Rain’ would be number one for half a year,” Yankovic says. “You still have Top 40 radio now, but it’s 40 different stations. There aren’t many hits that everybody knows, and there aren’t many real superstars. That makes it more difficult for me.”

    Posted in: Humor · Music

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  4. Patton Oswalt Thrusts Wisdom On Unsuspecting Teens

    jake on 2008.07.11 at 03:50 pm

    Werewolves and Lollipops Album Cover Patton Oswalt is a funny guy. His latest CD (mp3) is proof of that. Especially if you’re a geeky sort of fellow. Apparently he also has the ability to provide wisdom. Which he did, peppered with humor, to the graduating class of his alma mater. The entire speech is worth a read.

    So, 1987. That’s when I got my diploma. But I want to tell you something that happened the week before I graduated. It was life-changing, it was profound, and it was deeper than I realized at the time.

    The week before graduation I strangled a hobo. Oh wait, that’s a different story. That was college. I’m speaking at my college later this month. I’ve got both speeches here. Let me sum up the college speech – always have a gallon of bleach in your trunk.

    Discovered at The Best Week Ever

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  5. Even Doogtoons thinks I talk too much.

    jake on 2007.06.01 at 08:20 pm

    One of the many podcasts I subscribe to is from Doogtoons. Filled with animated shorts it’s always a good time. How can you not love the Ask A Ninja crossovers? Or the music video for Weird Al’s Trapped in the Drive-Thru?

    Last week Doog assembled a couple guys, including his brother, and they discussed what happened over the last seven days. Mostly they prattled on about Spider-Man 3 and a bunch of other movies. I gave them a literary pat on the back through email and made a few… dozen… or so… points about Spidey.

    On this week’s show they spent the first few minutes attempting to parse through my rant. They didn’t make it. But I commend their efforts. I enjoyed the first show more than the second but they’re just getting started. Go subscribe to the new Weekly Wrapup, audio podcast and maybe you too can have your email read “on the air.”

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  6. Fark.TV on Super Deluxe

    brian on 2007.01.26 at 03:14 am

    Fark.TV logoI’m not a regular reader of Fark.com but tonight I stumbled upon Fark.TV at SuperDeluxe.

    (All videos thus far)
    SuperDeluxe Logo
    A backstory to Fark.TV

    The only problem I can see right now is that it’s not available as a podcast. If it were, instant subscribe.

    Also interesting, SuperDeluxe is a Turner site. Now I remember Dominey posting about it…

    ( thx. SteveGarfield of SteveGarfield.com )

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  7. F* the what now?

    brian on 2005.12.22 at 04:36 pm

    From the father of “Fuck the South” comes a biting sequel, F* Christmas. OK, I’ll admit. I’m not a church-goer, but I just couldn’t actually type it out.

    That didn’t prevent me from reading it. LOL.

    Go forth and read. It’s not an attack on Christians nor Christianity. It’s an attack on the “Oppressed Christians” who live in our cruel secular nation. Good thing they have the ACLU to protect them.

    Oh, wait…

    Posted in: Humor · Politics

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  8. Hufu?

    jake on 2005.06.08 at 05:46 pm

    I have no idea if this is a joke or not. I imagine it could be lots of fun around Halloween. I’m also not going to go out and buy some. But if you do let me know if it’s a scam or not.

    According to the web site, Hufu is a tofu alternative to eating real human flesh. If it’s true do you think this would be cathartic for serial killers?

    What does Hufu TM taste like? Does it taste like human flesh?
    HufuTM is designed to resemble, as humanly possible, the taste and texture of human flesh. If you’ve never had human flesh before, think of the taste and texture of beef, except a little sweeter in taste and a little softer in texture. Contrary to popular belief, people do not taste like pork or chicken.

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  9. Stewart on Blogging and Josh Gannon

    brian on 2005.02.19 at 10:45 pm

    1. Watch Jon Stewart on Blogging
    2. Laugh ass off.

    Posted in: Humor · Media · Politics · Television · Web

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  10. Too many tabs

    jake on 2005.02.09 at 02:23 pm

    I really need to restart my machine after downloading all those updates at work… So before I do that I thought I’d throw out a bunch of tabs that don’t require they’re own post.

    • Lampoon’s ‘Blackball’ Tests Film Release Standards – in an interesting move they are releasing the DVD of the movie 4 days after it hits theaters. We’re almost to ““Instant cassettes”:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/.” Naturally it makes more sense to buy a DVD of a movie for $15 when it costs $10 a ticket at the theater. Movie studios don’t necessarily need to do this. But they defintely need to evaluate their practices. With all the previews and commercials… God… it drives me batty…
    • Chris Noth returning to ‘L&O’ fold – Sweet, I always was a fan of Detective Logan. Even if it is on a sister show it’s nice to see an old character come back.
    • Secure wireless email on Mac OS X – If you like your email secure it’s a nice extension to Brian’s Tutorial
    • Boy’s drive steers attention – Man this kid is determined. I probably would have just cried if my parents took away my video games when I was 4. From: joystiq

    Posted in: Humor · Movies · Television

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  11. Standard issue?

    brian on 2004.12.09 at 02:24 am

    If I find these enjoyable, and think about acquiring them, does this make _me_ an ass?

    "SHHH. Society for HandHeld Hushing Handout":http://www.coudal.com/Shhh.pdf (caution! small 460kb PDF file)

    "Urban Asshole Notification Handouts":http://www.glarkware.com/securestore/c181844p16370773.2.html (these are actually for sale)

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  12. Why the hell would I show you a kitten

    jake on 2004.10.19 at 06:59 pm

    Kitten fleeing political adI'm not even sure why I'm posting this. All I can say is, Brent did it first. Pretty much I don't even want to care about the political part of the image. I just love how dramatic the top image is. Man that is one cute kitten.

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  13. White House West

    brian on 2004.08.05 at 12:52 am

    Enjoy Will Ferrell in White House West.

    Posted in: Humor · Politics

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  14. Doonesbury

    jake on 2004.03.15 at 07:42 pm

    Sunday's Doonesbury had some interesting thoughts on Dubya.

    Posted in: Humor · Politics

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  15. More on Bush Video

    brian on 2004.02.14 at 03:07 am

    Also available in the Bush via Stewart Collection, "Bush on Meet the Press, dissected."

    Posted in: Humor · Politics · Technology

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  16. Bush v Bush

    brian on 2004.02.12 at 06:17 pm

    Gov. GW Bush debates President GW Bush on foreign policy. Open with Real Player. If you have trouble, follow the below link.

    (Thanks, J. Stewart)

    Posted in: Humor · Politics

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  17. Frontpage slip

    jake on 2004.02.08 at 01:46 am

    I've never been a fan of Microsoft Frontpage, it's about one step up from designing with Word. But Microsoft is trying to "clean up" its image, too bad Dave found a flaw in one of their ads.

    Posted in: Humor · Standards · Web

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  18. Snow article contains connection to Trey Parker

    jake on 2003.12.08 at 05:47 pm

    I found an interesting article about how humans have dealt with snowstorms in North America at Blues News. But beyond all that I also found a reference to a movie in the text.

    In winter 1873, Alferd Packer and several other gold seekers trekked into the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Trapped in severe winter weather, months later, only Packer returned. When the bodies of the remaining men were found, evidence indicated that they had been cannibalized by Packer, for which he was tried and convicted.

    This is the basis for a movie that Trey Parker of South Park fame made while he was in college. Called Cannibal! The Musical it is a comedy loosly based on the event referenced above.

    Posted in: Humor · Movies · Science

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  19. Real life Hungarian Phrasebook Sketch

    jake on 2003.12.08 at 05:39 pm

    A practical joker released a Japanese to English phrasebook book with incorrect translations. I read the article over at Yahoo!

    "For instance, when the Japanese think they're asking 'Can you direct me to the rest room?' the book actually has them saying, 'Excuse me, may I caress your buttocks?'"

    This is similar to a sketch from Monty Python where a man publishes a Hungarian Phrasebook containing incorrect translations.

    Cop: What's going on here then?
    Hungarian: Ah. You have beautiful thighs.
    Cop: (looks down at himself) WHAT?!?
    Clerk: He hit me!
    Hungarian: Drop your panties, Sir William; I cannot wait 'til lunchtime. (points at clerk)
    Cop: RIGHT!!! (drags Hungarian away by the arm)
    Hungarian: (indignantly) My nipples explode with delight!

    Posted in: Books · Humor

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  20. Haunted Mansion Replica House

    jake on 2003.12.02 at 07:12 pm

    Boing Boing pointed me to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about Mark Hurt, a guy whole built his house to look exactly like The Haunted Mansion ride in Disney Theme Parks.

    Something frightful happens every time Mark Hurt turns on the cold water in his downstairs bathroom.

    The lights begin to flicker. A mysterious voice cackles, "Watch out for hitchhiking ghoooosts." And then, right on cue, a cadaverous ghost hovers for a few heart-stopping seconds in the gold-rimmed mirror above the sink.

    Don't forget the movie...

    Posted in: Design · Humor · Technology

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  21. Comic RSS feeds.

    jake on 2003.11.17 at 04:14 pm

    Good 'ol Boing Boing has a recent post that highlights a web site providing RSS feeds for daily comic strips. This is a very nice idea, it saves me from sifting through 10 web pages every morning to tickle my funny bone.

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