Category: "Silly"

Pedal-powered car pulled over

12/27/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Funny video about a stripped 1986 Buick Regal, converted into a pedal-car, taking its first road test. The Toronto police were somewhat less than enthused about it. (Via BoingBoing) more »

A few more medical myths

12/26/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to a CBC story on various pieces of popular folklore, including the infamous one that the tryptophan in turkey makes you sleepy. more »

"We regret the error"

12/23/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to a fine round-up of the more entertaining retractions, corrections and general oopses in the media. Personal favourite: The Ayrshire-based cable firm mistakenly aired the pornographic content, from adult channel Climax 3, to customers for two… more »

Thai Pop-up Market

12/22/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
This has to be seen to be believed. Anyone who's travelled through poorer countries knows that railroads tend to be centres of commerce due to the good access of maintained track. I've never seen a market built around the in-use tracks before... (Via… more »


12/21/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
I love the small text for the "Was..." price. Everything on the sign is absolutely correct with the exception that a sale is precisely what is not being advertised. (Via BoingBoing) more »

General Synod's "Life of Christ"

12/18/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
I've not seen this "Not The Nine O'Clock News" skit in quite some time. Get it while it's still on YouTube! (Via Pharyungula) more »

Blog posting claims another job

12/09/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
This one's too bad: the voice of the London Underground has just been fired for recording and posting some spoofs on her own website. "Mind the gap" no more. (Via BoingBoing) more »

Sign of the social networking times

12/07/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Appropriate cartoon from "The Joy Of Tech". more »

Princess Bean

12/05/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
in one of the ongoing "Star Wars" related posting, here's one involving Photoshopping celebrity faces onto characters from the series. The Princess Leia/Mr Bean mix is outstanding. (Via BoingBoing) more »

Twenty strange legal cases

12/02/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to an article on some of the odder legal cases from around the world. My favourite: 3. In 2004, a German lawyer, Dr Juergen Graefe, acted for an elderly pensioner from St Augustin, near Bonn, who was sent a tax demand for €287 million, even… more »

The PowerPoint Gettysburg Address

12/01/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
This one's been doing the rounds for a while, but Wired News just reposted it so I thought I would as well. Also on the site is a description of the history of the "Four Score" slide show since its creation back in 2000; it's funny and quite… more »

Rands' "Nerd Handbook"

11/30/07 | by Adam | Categories: Technology, Silly
Hilarious article on interacting with the nerd in your life. It's completely accurate out to lunch and worth reading. more »

"He said 'merkin'; heh heh heh"

11/24/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Sometimes a good classical education gets you into trouble. more »

Wired on Xkcd

11/20/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly
Link is to a Wired story on the true geek's webcomic. Funnier and more cutting than Dilbert, Xkcd also has a very romantic heart. Give it a whirl. more »

Bollywood does Busby

11/18/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, YouTube
Busby Berkley didn't die; he just moved to Bollywood and started producing in Hindi. more »

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