Friday, September 12, 2008

Cookie Monster Capers

My daughter Aynia, still resident in the UK, has a penchant for coming up with a whole bunch of weird things, which I'm sure she must have at least partially 'stumbled' upon. The latest collection is a cornucopia of the weird, the funny and the bizarre.

I, on the other hand, am much more stolid and go with 'news' from other sources. When I want 'weird' I tend to go Pravda, because that's an endless source of Russian bizarro-ness. However, thanks to my NZ friend Carys, I've now found another source of wonderment, viz:

5 Mental Disorders That Can Totally Get You Laid

or

Third Reich to Fortune 500: Five Popular Brands the Nazis Gave Us

or my fav

The 7 Most Retarded Ways Celebrities Have Tried to Go Green

Thing is, of course, that apart from the first one, these aren't actually funny; the content, I mean. This is serious humor, if you'll forgive the turn of phrase.

More humor, you might have noticed, is coming from the US Presidential campaign, mainly through the addition of one Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket as prospective VP. Treat yourself to some of the journalistic and partisan gibberish that nomination has created, and do remember to stop laughing when you're done.

Since this campaign is predominantly over the definition of the word 'change', and over whether Obama's plastic stardom can survive the campaign for long enough to put this hollow Dr. Modesto type creature into the White House—instead of the authoritarian and utterly dull John McCain—you have probably figured by now that it is really about nothing at all, despite the rantings of the fervents on either side. If that isn't funny, what is?

Meanwhile here's more Greenie-related humor:

Experts offer scaled-back sea level rise forecast

Don't blame the cities

And, just to bring that smile back to your face, here's this:

The Gruesome Origins of 5 Popular Fairy Tales

and

The Terrifying (Inevitable) Future of Advertising

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