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another list

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

After the post on rating manly activities, here’s one for the ladies – specifically on rating your wifeliness. How would you do, and which is your favorite list item? I’m not sure why being religious is rated so highly, but I can see how not putting your cold feet on your husband would be important.

Wife ratings

fantastic spam

Friday, March 14th, 2008

I just saw a link to this great spam email offer:

Good time of day. You are disturbed by the charitable company Redd Cross of Slovenia. We have the business offer for you. We can offer to you of earnings, thus your salary will make from 1000$ to 2000$ per one month, at an incomplete working day. Your earnings can be and higher. The more and forces you will give time, the there will be your salary more.

If it is interesting to you, you write on the address of e-mail of our agent: he will contact you within 24 hours and will throw off to you all details, and will answer you on all your questions.

Thank you for attention Redd Cross of Slovenia!

garfield (garfield)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

I just saw a link to the online comic garfield minus garfield. It’s a simple concept – the Garfield comics without the eponymous and annoying cat – and very funny.

Side note: Toby refers to Garfield as Garthfield. He is very careful to pronounce the “th”.

from the archbish

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

This posted on Of Course I Could Be Wrong…


depressed, or british, or fact-checked?

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I subscribe to a couple of podcasts from the BBC, including one for the comedy show The News Quiz, where panelists are asked to answer questions on the week’s news in an amusing and satirical manner. It’s great stuff and usually very witty.

The panelists also read amusing press cuttings which often are sent in by listeners. There was one this week from the alternative magazine the Utne Reader, about a man being treated for depression in the US, but it turned out that all that was wrong was he was British. All very amusing, but if you follow the link to the article you’ll see that at the bottom of the page it’s clearly marked as being a satirical piece (reprinted from a British publication) and very tongue in cheek. Could it be that the American sense of humor is too subtle for Brits?

japan worries

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

My old university flat mate (college roommate if we’re being American) lives in Japan. Today he sent me this – I’m not sure how original it is but for your enjoyment:

Following the problems in the sub-prime lending market in America and the run on Northern Rock in the UK, uncertainty has now hit Japan.

In the last 7 days Origami Bank has folded, Sumo Bank has gone belly up and Bonsai Bank announced plans to cut some of its branches.

Yesterday, it was announced that Karaoke Bank is up for sale and will likely go for a song while today shares in Kamikaze Bank were suspended after they nose-dived.

While Samurai Bank are soldiering on following sharp cutbacks, Ninja Bank are reported to have taken a hit, but they remain in the black.

Furthermore, 500 staff at Karate Bank got the chop and analysts report that there is something fishy going on at Sushi Bank where it is feared that staff may get a raw deal.

this explains a lot

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

If you’ve been watching the celeb flameout news lately, this high security transcript may explain what’s going on and answer a number of questions.

toby wisdom

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

With being a big brother now, Toby is fascinated by the fact that my brother Robin, who is currently visiting and who also is my youngest brother, is a little brother. Hence the following questions Toby asked in the car:

“Uncle Robin, why are you able to live on your own even you are a little brother?”

“Uncle Robin, are you the smallest brother in the world?”

“Uncle Robin, are you also a little uncle?”

Also on the way home this afternoon from a great trip to the Minnesota Arboretum (fantastic place to visit by the way) we were discussing the height of buildings in downtown Minneapolis. Toby confidently said “The tallest building in all the world is the Vampire State Building.”

pirate baby?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

The baby is still holding on, still doesn’t seem interested in coming out. The midwife said that we seem very close, and there has been lots of baby wiggling – Emma says that it might be packing its stuff; I’m hoping that it’s feeling short of space.

As you may know, today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. I was hoping that the baby might come today and instead of crying it would be all “ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!” as it comes out.

Also, in honor of TLAPD, here’s the old favorite Pirate Keyboard:

Pirate Keyboard

friday silliness

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Some silly signs from the BBC.