Archive for the ‘funny-haha’ Category

Special Bacon

Friday, April 25th, 2014

There is a concept, called a Bacon Number, that is the number of jumps it takes to link an actor between themselves and Kevin Bacon.  But what do you call it, if all the linking actors are also named Kevin?

It only occurs to me to wonder, because I get special privs, sorta, at a certain event, through a chain of 3 Mikes.

League of Legends color commentary

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

I’m watching the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split -Semi-Final on twitch, and amused at how incomprehensible most of the color commentary is, as someone who has never really played the game.  It’s kind of like watching football as a kid, but the names are funnier.


“Bunny Foo Foo is on the run, but he doesn’t make it”

PS4 impressions

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

They happened to have a couple of PS4’s, when I was in Target to get a coffee maker, so I picked one up.  Noticed it had been opened and resealed, once I got home, but so far, it seems unblemished, so all good on that front.  Haven’t even touched any games yet, been playing with watching people online, having gotten an idea it might be amusing from the PA folks.  I’ve been watching a french house party, 3-4 guys, one girl, a DJ setup, an hookah, and some tunes I’m enjoying so far.  The comments are amusing.  I wish I spoke better french.  Some jerk keeps complaining that the music is “gay”, so one of the guys mooned him.  He had a cute ass.  There are some little digitally inserted robots that play around on screen.  Among things I’ve watched them do, sit on someone’s drink, looking like they are taking a piss in it, jumping when people ‘touch’ them virtually, and lots of waving trying to get attention.

Now I want to get a camera for mine.

Almost seen

Monday, January 27th, 2014

I thought I saw a post on Facebook, to attendees of a Maker-style event, “How many people are planning on making their own soldering iron?”, and thought that was a bit silly, and over-the-top DIY extremism.

Then I read it a second time, and realized it was asking who was planning on “bringing” their own.

OK, that makes sense.

Spoils of Babylon

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I’m loving this show, so far.  Great name actors, insane characters, cartoonesque action and plotting, and stylistic homages to everything and nothing.  It’s the kind of show that you watch a single episode, and think you’ll never catch up, only to realize it was the first episode, and you are right where the director wanted you to be, a state of confusion and amusion (oh not a word, eh English? thpt to you).


Not expected

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Bored at home, feeling a little better, I started to check out some ‘videos’ to pass the time.  Came across something that made me laugh.  Picture a middle aged man, naked in the tub, except for a Batman mask, drinking a bottle of wine, and lip-synching Whitney Houston.

It made me laugh.


People used up all their crazy I guess

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Checking the Seattle 911 log this morning, and I see surprisingly few calls over night, with not a single assault response.  I guess everybody got all their craziness out on NYE, and are still recovering.

Games at BPT

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

An internal test on a live system that got indexed externally, or whatever.  I’m still amused.

Tiny Tim in Concert

Tiny Tim comes back to life and plays a full concert just for you! &&&&&& —

Admission comes with FREE Holy Goggles that will allow you to view Tiny Tim lip-synch to his greatest hits, which we will be piping in through audio speakers.

Abandoned Lot at the Corner of 5th and Blanchard

Ticket + Holy Goggles $200.00 ($207.99 w/service fee) Sold Out
You will need Holy Goggles.

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Made me laugh anyways

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

I see Mabel has pooped on the rug again, and I’ve got my rubber glove on, and am checking out the bedroom, poop in hand, to see if there’s more to be found.

The poop rolls out of my hand, onto the floor, and bounces under the bed.

I say, “Oh shit!”

And then think just how literally appropriate it is to say, for once.



Friday, November 8th, 2013

The poor young woman behind the counter at Starbucks this morning, managed to at one point ring up my drink & pastry, for the staggering amount of $12,543.71.  She started to get panicked, then paused, said, “I’m not going to get flustered”, and slowly worked us back to a more reasonable figure, which of course is when my phone crashes, and we have to wait for me to reboot this time.

I’ll give it a few minutes before I check the balance on my card =p

As I walked home, the whole thing seems more and more like a software failure.  There should be a reasonable upper limit on sales that a normal employee can even attempt in a single transaction.  There should be obvious and intuitive ways to undo a transaction step before finalization.  A well designed system should guide you through the steps you need to take, for any reasonably foreseeable use-case.  But that takes time, and time is money, sometimes 13 grand.