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Random & Fun

Postby Just Chris » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:28 pm

A thread for the fun stuff! Pictures, photoshops, links, what have you.

Webcomic strip made me LOL
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby D.B. » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Failblog always makes me lol.

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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Just Chris » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:43 pm

Oh no they didn't. (That could be the motto of Failblog.)
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Archonix » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:25 pm

But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Just Chris » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:28 pm

Made of win! #6 is probably my favourite.
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Don Cobra » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:16 am

I found about this just today and it blew me away: a TV advert for Luden's cough drops, with sounds and music by Frank Zappa.

The celeste runs and "snork" sounds were later used in several of Zappa's albums, and it's downright amazing how it works so well in that context. He won a Clio Award for his sound editing work.

The voiceover at the end is by Captain Beefheart.
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Assistant Crone » Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:03 pm

I recommend Photobomb, a fairly new blogthingy featuring photos which have been hijacked, like so:

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NILES: I was watching PBS the other night in my study, and they were showing this documentary on the Great Depression. Vintage Steinbeck. Desperately poor people escaping the dust bowl, their meagre possessions strapped to rickety old trucks, heading to what they thought was their salvation. Then there was this scene of a scruffy little boy being handed a brand new pair of shoes by the Salvation Army. Frasier, if you could have seen the look on that boy's face. It was a look of pure and utter happiness. I have never experienced that kind of happiness, not in my whole life. Not even when I bought these four-hundred-dollar Bruno Maglis. ... Do you like them?

FRASIER: Well, they're very nice.

NILES: What about the tassels?

FRASIER: I'm not really much of a tassel guy.

NILES: No, neither am I. Nevertheless, there they are.

-- Frasier, My Coffee with Niles

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Re: Random & Fun

Postby gkscotty » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:37 pm

Transmission Awesome interviews Little Kuriboh.
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby D.B. » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:24 pm

Of all the things I had to do in school that I appreciate not doing any more, I think putting up with people trying to make learning fun has to rank pretty highly. No more making posters about balanced diets, comics about bible stories, or having people try to teach me through song. Oh, wait - email today:

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The Rap Guide to Evolution (7 Jul)
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Tuesday 7th July 2009, 19:30-21:00, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary
Studies

Canadian actor and rap artist, Baba Brinkman brings his tongue-in-cheek
humour to the Darwin Festival painting intricate rhymes about anything from
Natural Selection, Artificial Selection, Sexual Selection, Group Selection
and Evolutionary Psychology in a clever way that will have the listener
pumped and having an unforgettable, laugh-out-loud, comedy experience.


It's quite possibly something funny and nerdy, but the whole idea of anyone explaining anything through rap is one which brings back so many bad, bad memories, that I couldn't delete this fast enough.
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Assistant Crone » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:26 pm

I suddenly understand how the rapping dog from Titanic fits into the natural selection process.
NILES: I was watching PBS the other night in my study, and they were showing this documentary on the Great Depression. Vintage Steinbeck. Desperately poor people escaping the dust bowl, their meagre possessions strapped to rickety old trucks, heading to what they thought was their salvation. Then there was this scene of a scruffy little boy being handed a brand new pair of shoes by the Salvation Army. Frasier, if you could have seen the look on that boy's face. It was a look of pure and utter happiness. I have never experienced that kind of happiness, not in my whole life. Not even when I bought these four-hundred-dollar Bruno Maglis. ... Do you like them?

FRASIER: Well, they're very nice.

NILES: What about the tassels?

FRASIER: I'm not really much of a tassel guy.

NILES: No, neither am I. Nevertheless, there they are.

-- Frasier, My Coffee with Niles

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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Just Chris » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:50 pm

I know how you feel, Pat...
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Archonix » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:50 pm

There's nothing natural about that dog.
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby D.B. » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:45 pm

Oh yeah, meant to say this yesterday - it finally rained yesterday. That made my brain extremely happy indeed. I'm not used to this seasonal warmth  :)
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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Molloy the Catburglar » Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:42 am

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Re: Random & Fun

Postby Just Chris » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:53 am

Kefka: the god of this new world. Accept no substitutes.

I would *kill* for those costumes. In fact, I think I might...
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