Tag Archives: Humor

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.

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):

Funniest Anti-War Rally Ever

A bunch of Anti-war people got together to make a Stop the Impeachment Pr-War Rally, smell the sarcasm coming from the screen:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hr7eUN9glU[/youtube]
What is sad is how many people didn’t get that it was a joke, or go to the other extreme and are of the opinion that if you don’t support Bush and his policies you are not patriotic. I wonder if the latter will be of the same mind when Hillary is in office, that if you don’t support her and her policies that you are not patriotic? I somewhat doubt that.

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.

Joke of the Moment

Why is that so many jokes take place at a bar?

Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Arlington, Texas .

After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it.
He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started the car, switched the wipers on and off; it was a fine, dry summer night–, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights.
He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons’ vehicles left. At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.
The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the driver over and administered a breathalyzer test.
To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, “I’ll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.”
“I doubt it,” said the truly proud TEXAN. “Tonight I’m the designated decoy.”