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Random notes and weekly round-up

Here are a few notes and links from this week…

  • I think I’m an 80%’er. From Simple Bits:

    […] I mentioned a fantastic book: Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard. Yvon founded the expensive-but-awesome clothing company, Patagonia.
    […] The book covers the history of the company, Yvon’s philosophy on design, and being a reluctant business owner. It’s a great read, with a lot of insightful head-nodding.

    One part stood out in particular, when Chouinard talks about how he sees himself as an “80 percenter”:

    I’ve always thought of myself as an 80 percenter. I like to throw myself passionately into a sport or activity until I reach 80 percent proficiency level. To go beyond that requires an obsession and degree of specialization that doesn’t appeal to me.

  • Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman are dating, but perhaps not much longer! 🙂 (From the Elapsed Time blog.)

    And Matt Damon’s done this kind of thing before… here’s a clip from the film Eurotrip:

  • This is not something I would want to run into, even if it has been extinct for ~390 million years.
    GiantScorpion.jpg
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For Firefox users…

If you want to break through the bulls**t on the Internet, sometimes you need a helping hand. David Friedman blogs at Ironic Sans (a great blog), and a while back he posted a Firefox plugin to “Uncensor the Internet.”

All you have to do is go to his page, and click on the appropriate link to start using the plugin.

Most of the time, you’ll never need it… strangely enough, if people are going to “swear” on the Internet, they mostly just go ahead and do it. But others (like me, occasionally) choose to moderate things a bit. In my post I would just like to point out that I was just quoting Jimmy Carter… he’s the real culprit there!

Anyway, I highly recommend Firefox, and David’s plugin is a great one for you, too.

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And now… a message from Jimmy Carter

I Got What America Needs Right Here

The Onion

I Got What America Needs Right Here

Sometimes I’m a little stupid, maybe, a little slow in the head, so I’m wondering if you can help me get something straight….

My favourite quotes:

See, I got solutions to all your problems—I got ’em right here in my big, hairy ballsack.

But who comes to me, huh? F**king nobody. Why ask old Jimmy anything? What the f**k could he know about peace in the Middle East? It’s not like he f**king won the Nobel Peace Prize for that s**t. You myopic pricks. Back in ’79, I sat Sadat and Begin right down and made those two d**klicks shake hands.

You got a global warming problem? Boo-f**king-hoo! I was telling you morons to turn off your lights and unplug all your s**t at night to conserve energy in 19-f**kin’-75, for chrissake.