The Promise Of Technology


A fantastic and hilariously sarcastic post from Redditer; Nuseramed answering a question posed by Reddit.

Q: “If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about today?”

A: “I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in to arguments with strangers.”


Fill-In Curry Judge Can’t Stand The Heat. Hilarity Ensues.

If you can read this whole story without laughing then there’s no hope for you.

Note: Please take time to read this slowly. For those of you who have visited Natal, you know how typical this is. They actually have a Curry Cook-off about June/July. It takes up a major portion of a parking lot at the Royal Show in PMB.

Judge #3 was an inexperienced food critic named Frank, who was visiting from America. Continue reading “Fill-In Curry Judge Can’t Stand The Heat. Hilarity Ensues.”

What If Dr Seuss Wrote Computer Training Manuals?

Here’s an easy game to play.
Here’s an easy thing to say:
If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!
You can’t say this? What a shame sir!
We’ll find you Another game sir.
If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!

There is a term for that!? – L’esprit de l’escalier

I ran out of time to write anything useful for today so I leave you with this awesome french phrase which I found interesting.
L’esprit de l’escalier which translate to “staircase wit”. I will leave Wikipedia to the definitions:

L’esprit de l’escalier (or l’esprit d’escalier) (staircase wit) is thinking of a clever comeback when it is too late. The phrase can be used to describe a riposte to an insult or any witty remark that comes to mind too late to be useful—after one has left the scene of the encounter. The phenomenon is usually accompanied by a feeling of regret at not having thought of it when it was most needed or suitable.

The German word Treppenwitz and the Yiddish word trepverter are used to express the same idea. One prominent example of the German term is W. Lewis Hertslet’s 1882 book Treppenwitz der Weltgeschichte (“Staircase wit of world history”).[1]

– Wikipedia

Read the rest of the article here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier

Nasty Woman Tricks Innocent Feline

Video of a lady throwing a cat in a bin…

Why would you do this? Can anyone shed any light on this video?

This footage was taken outside the Sacred Heart School in Coventry. So far the women has not been identified but I have a feeling this post is about to take care of that.

aberdean on break.com


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Flying 101: An Airline that obviously doesn’t take its self too seriously

Kulula has been getting a lot of free press through e-mail and blogs for the simple fact that the livery on their new 737-800’s is hilariously awesome. According to the press release they plan on replacing their old fleet of 737-400’s with eight new aircraft, each with it’s own unique livery.

Tip : Kulula have been known to sometimes hand out kit kats to passengers wearing green on their flights.

I received these pictures in an e-mail yesterday and thought they were awesome. Apparently Kulula airlines in South Africa has been getting a lot of free press through e-mail and blogs for the simple fact that the livery on their new 737-800’s is hilariously awesome. According to the press release they plan on replacing their old fleet of 737-400’s with eight of these new aircraft, each with it’s own unique livery. Take a look at the photos and then read the official press release underneath. You can click the pictures for a fullsize view.

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Little Johnny Strikes Again

The teacher asked the class to use the word ‘fascinate’ in a sentence.

Molly put up her hand and said, ‘My family went to my granddad’s farm, and we all saw his pet sheep. It was fascinating.’

The teacher said, ‘That was good, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate, not fascinating’.

Sally raised her hand. She said, ‘My family went to see Rock City and I was ‘fascinated.’

The teacher said, ‘Well, that was good Sally, but I wanted you to use the word ‘fascinate.’

Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher hesitated because she had been burned by Little Johnny before.

She finally decided there was no way he could damage the word ‘fascinate’, so she called on him.

Johnny said, ‘My aunt Gina has a sweater with ten buttons, but her boobs are so big she can only fasten eight.’

The teacher sat down and cried.

I love my job: A Jellyfish Bad Day.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.
Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Next time you have a bad day at work think of this guy.

Bob is a commercial saturation diver for Global Divers in Louisiana, he performs underwater repairs on offshore drilling rigs.

Below is an e-mail he sent to his sister.
She then sent it to radio station 103.5 on FM dial in Indiana, who was sponsoring a worst job experience contest.

Needless to say, she won.
Read his letter after the break. Continue reading “I love my job: A Jellyfish Bad Day.”

Missing Missy: “Extremely Emotional, I was in tears.”

Below is an e-mail I received yesterday that I thought was hilarious!

David Thorne seems like a bit of smarty-pants to me.

Enjoy!

– Ben

Hi
I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. It has to be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.

This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number.
Thanks Shan.

More after the jump!

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