Category Archives: Humor

Lowest Grossing Film of All Time Made $30 at the Box Office in 2005

Yes, Thirty Dollars. That is what ZYZZYX RD. made in its box office run. To be fair it was ran in just one theater for one week just to meet SAG requirements, as the director wanted foreign distribution before it would be tackled by domestic distribution… Actually, after you take out the $10 refund to the make-up artist and her friend, the film made only $20 in theaters domestically.

Geocaching in the Presence of Muggels

As I noted before, I am getting interested in going geocaching. While most people know the term Muggle to refer to a non-magical person in the world of Harry Potter, but in geocaching parlance it refers to anyone not aware of geocaching who might endanger the cache, become suspicious of your activities while you are wondering around looking at your GPS or otherwise looking for the cache, or might find the cache by accident. (Some cache’s have been destroyed by bomb squads after somebody accidentally found it and feared it was a bomb, sometimes it may not go that far but the find may cause problems.)
Anyhow, here is a humor video I found on geocaching in the presence of Muggels.

The video is apparently also a hint to finding geocache GC18WM8.

When Sports Commentators Don’t Know the Game They are Commenting on

Got to love… “The pitch! And that happened. Apparently it was an S according to the board…” and many other great moments:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrrx5CgdZaA[/youtube]
To be fair, the English commentator is doing a direct translation of the Japanese commentator… of course with how popular Baseball is there, I have to wonder how the Japanese commentator got his job. It appears that it was a singer/comedian, named John Mayer making fun of a Japanese broadcast, not doing a direct translation. The whole thing would be like me trying to do commentating for a Cricket match or something.

Viral Video of the Moment

From the Department of Misunderstood Lyrics that You Didn’t Know Were Misunderstood comes a contestant hopeful on Bulgaria’s, Music Idol (think Pop Idol or American Idol in Bulgaria) singing Mariah Carey’s “Without You”, but she has a curious misunderstanding of the lyrics. Here is her tryout (complete with subtitles):
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQt-h753jHI[/youtube]
After that she was invited back to sing it again, where she seems to have gotten a better understanding of the lyrics, but still sings “Ken Lee” at the critical moment… and a few other fun moments:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT18LZItBLA[/youtube]
Valentina Hasan, the singer above, came from the second season, but just because it is cool, here is the winner of the first season, Nevena, singing a traditional Bulgarian folk song, Izlel e delio haidutin:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWPTqdT79Rs[/youtube]
FYI: The bagpipe is a Kaba Bagpipe, and the song itself, not Nevena’s rendtion, is on the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

Humorous Music Video of the Moment

From Saturday Night Live comes another SNL Digital Short: Iran So Far, making fun of Ahmadinejad’s (President of Iran) statement that there are no gays in Iran (given that many homosexual men from Iran have attempted to get asylum in various countries based on being homosexual and fear of being put to death there because of it, proves his statement was false, incandescently this reason is often rejected even in gay friendly countries, and so if they don’t commit suicide as is sometimes the case, they are deported back to Iran where in all likelihood they were put to death… okay enough sad serious stuff onto the humor):

This is What Happens When You Find a Stranger in the Alps

I was watching The Big Lebowski, perhaps one of the funnies movies ever (abide, profanity filled, but still very funny). This was on cable TV so they had to cut some of the profanity out. When Walter (John Goodman), is smashing what he thinks is Larry Sellers car, he says in the cable version “You see what happens! This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!” Originally of course it was “…what happens when you f*ck a stranger in the *ss.” (A small aside, the show Branded, that they talk about around this time was a real show.) I am not sure what led them to decide the “…find a stranger in the Alps” would be a good substitutes, but it was one of the funniest substitutions ever…
Oh here is a video of it.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHXdnWLvH4[/youtube]
I have to say, it may be nearly as funny as the original. Applause for the person who came up with that line.

First!

If you have spent much time reading comments on various sites that don’t moderate them, you’ll see lots of of comments where the first post simply replies “first!” It is perhaps one of the most annoying things the Internet hath wrought as it provides no further insight or anything of use to the original post.
Here is a video “from a first! poster” telling you why he does what he does (contains some not safe for work language):

2006 Dariwn Awards

The 2006 Winners of the Darwin Award is up. Some object to making fun of the dead, or just really stupid stuff to get hurt, buy if it is your thing, be sure to check the list out.
Volumes 1 to 3 of the book series are together in a box set: The Darwin Awards Boxed Set (1-3), lacking the newest The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design (Darwin Awards (Dutton)). These books collect the best of the best without having to search the site… of course searching the site is free…
Lacking from the list are these people:
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Peraps due to the fact we don’t know if they were injured or not (though if not, they are really luck) and they might fall under the age limit, though they look old enough to all know better, at least those running the scooter and holding it in place.
EDIT: Of course the people in the above video also fail the Reproduction rule, to get a win, but I think the act is stupid enough it should have gotten a nomination at the very least.

MPAA to Nearly Everyone, Pay Us $50 or be Fined $500,000 per Movie Shown at Your Home

If you have a TV over 29″ big, and have at least two comfortable chairs, couches or futons, the MPAA wants you to pay them a $50 license fee or face fines of $500,000 per movie that you show at home. Despite the fact that the Democrats are big time supporters of censorship in movies and video games, they tend to be supported by Hollywood, so since the Dems have some the power now, they may just listen to the MPAA. One would hope our Representatives and Senators say no to this, but to be safe, you may need to contact your newly elected Representative and Senator. If the law does pass, I would guess it would be just a matter of time before they enforced it by adding the fee and registration to a TV tax where you had to fill out a form and present your Federal ID (aka your driver’s license) to ensure the accuracy of the information on your form, that or the seller just swipes your ID and it adds the information (since the swiping part and the rest of the driver’s license or state issued ID will be standardized come 2008, making them essentially a Federal ID issued by each State). Anyhow, the point is, the MPAA wants a law to force everyone to pay this fee, so take action now to stop it.

Edit: Seems this story originally came from a satire site, so resetting the tag to humor. Political commentary marked out…
Here is an article on the satire, the original piece (which I couldn’t get to yesterday, perhaps traffic was too heavy then) which I got to via Slashdot (oddly, I paid no attention to the “from the jokes-that-some-people-just-wont-get dept.” part of the article)… and a hat tip to Blues News for all of those (which I think on my link page I mention….)

Umm, but They Sell Leather and Calfskin

Jack Spade, a upscale store in Manhattan’s So-Ho District, recently sold frog dissection kits. They stopped after complaints and said, “Jack Spade doesn’t support the unethical treatment of animals.” Meanwhile, the sell of their leather and calfskin items continue. I guess taking the hide off a baby calf is cruelty free…
Obviously I am not a animal rights activist since my primary source of food is beef… well after bread, and I have no problem with some leather products. However, a home frog dissection kit is going a bit far; and their statement seemed out of line with what they sell.