Letterman Top 10 - Northwest Pilot Excuses
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
So we have a bit of a Friday Funny thing going at work, where someone normally sends a funny link or two out in the afternoon for everyone's enjoyment. Todays led to a couple of follow up links, the last (so far) being to this fantastic infomercial. I somehow thought that this thing could never really exist, but then in the related videos section, I saw Ellen had managed to get her hands on one to try out - prepare to be entertained...
Lindsay is directing these days, and here's her latest and greatest video
When I was a little younger, I used to always hate to leave a party early, just in case I missed anything. I'm old enough to need my sleep now, so it doesn't bother me so much anymore, but I still wonder what I might have missed out on.
So, big news today (or maybe yesterday) was the release of StreetView data for the UK. Of course, having all of those special cameras drive up and down high streets across the country mean that foreigners now get a real view of what actually happens on the streets of England. As can be seen from the photo, it normally involves a post-drinking binge puke in the middle of the pavement/sidewalk, something covered in very few brochures that I'm aware of. At least we were spared the pissing in the doorway on the way home (so far anyway).
Well, not me, but the lady on this show from Austin, Texas. Ellen (in my humble and very non-expert opinion) is way better than Oprah, but as I'm male and spend the day in the office at work, I'm not their target audience I guess.
How's that for alliteration?And what could be more pleasant than having a picture of Tina Palin/Sara Fey on your Halloween special? Downloads and printouts and everything, for the artistically incapable (me).
I never normally drive that fast when Heidi's in the car. I think I'm scared of a reaction like this....
Blatantly stolen from Nixta, who stole if from Thomas (as in the Thomas we hung out with when we were in NYC the other week - kinda cool when the web and real life end up intersecting, or maybe it's just got to the point where the web is real life). And stealing probably isn't the right word.....
As the wife can attest, I have an incredible ability to share my food evenly between my mouth and my shirt. Luckily, people invented napkins, and not only do these ones make you look (more) respectable, it takes away some of that self consciousness around sticking a bit of paper in your collar when your eating. Or maybe not.
Some humor to try and induce people to actually obey the stop signs. If it's anything like the one behind our back yard, the only thing that will work is a cop parked off to the side (and that only counts for cars - apparently if you're on a bike you don't have to stop even then).
Well, my brothers IM's do - especially when he spots someone as famous as King Kev - I just wonder how many people can claim to have been laughed at by the Newcastle manager?
Lifehacker has been running a coolest cubes competition for a little while now - their big summary post is here if you want to check it out (some are actually pretty normal, unlike the one to the left....)
Finally, an e-card site with cards you might send when it's not someones birthday.
Too cute not to post
One house we rented in Breck when my (youngest) brother was across here had what is apparently known as a trash compactor. A machine mystical in its operation, that means you can keep stuffing the big bags full of rubbish long after it should be full.
Two reasons for this post (apart from to keep all those Star Wars geeks happy - it's kinda funny, especially as I've never seen her do stuff like this, and to see what happens with my new Hulu beta testing thing when I embed a clip from their site (although I'm a big Apple fan, this site so far has me all excited)
I would argue (and quite hard) that the best umbrella you can get is the one attached to your 07 Rolls Royce, that magically comes out of the door when you press the little button. It's definitely got the best hiding place anyway. However, the most fun umbrella has to be this one - it'll probably not get you safely through security at DIA (or maybe even down any street over here), but it looks fun for a joke on the other side of the Atlantic.
It seems like only yesterday when the big Vegas trip was planned for my stag/bachelor/bucks party, but it turns out it was well over 2 years ago now. Plenty of great memories, lots of friends, a blow up sheep, and the Captain America helmet, which I was somehow persuaded to wear all the way up the strip (and then even in a few bars and clubs if memory serves me right, although the whole night got a little vague towards the end).
I know, it's a big list, and I'm sure everyone has their favorite. Most people get excited when they see the blue screen of death (unless they're in the middle of something mildly important with a deadline looming....
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Continuing the dodgy posts this morning comes "Grope on a Rope" - I kid you not. Who thinks of these names?
More for Mr Bland than anyone else (especially after the month long bender, combined with exercise and a very healthy Chipolte diet), here's the Crazy Coffins site - if you don't fancy spending the rest of your (dead) life stuck in a boring old wooden box, spice up the life of those worms and creep crawlies by giving them something interesting to eat through.
The fact that I briefly appeared in this video was a surprise to me, as I had no recollection of this song, or the video camera presence. I still haven't decided if the camera work or the singing was worth, but needless to say, they were both very very bad. One more stag/bachelor party to go, and then it's over for the foreseeable future. My liver will be happy.....
It's not going to be pretty - the last time I played golf was for Ash's stag do - I have vague memories of hiding in an alleyway at 9pm, throwing my guts up, and that was back in the days when I could still actually drink (I think the 3 under par at the par 3 Fado's at 4 in the afternoon was the cause - that and of course the obligatory dodgy pint I must have had). Happy Times.......
Neil/Lance/Tonks Chunderfest 2007
Buy In: Mandatory $5 buy-in, winner takes all.
Scoring: Upon arrival you’ll be assigned the person for whom you keep score, you won’t score yourself because most of you are cheating fookers.
Location: Golden Triangle
6pm Cap City (optional for eats)
7pm Cap City (kick-off)
o ‘Mandatory Par 3’ hole: No one leaves until everyone’s had 3
o 7:40 Boat Race: Optional necking contest. All players get a stroke for their drink (standard pints only) just for playing. Winner gets triple strokes. (Beer = 3 strokes, Car bomb = 9 stokes)
8pm Bannock Street Garage
o Par 2
o ‘No One Drinks’ hole: No one can drink until Neil/Lance/Tonks have finished their first.
o Rule: Finish every sentence with “and neil/lance/tonks is a twat” (or similar), no points for the current drink if rule broken.
8:45pm Left on Lincoln
o Par 2
o Bonus: Every drink over par is double the strokes.
o 9:15pm Boat Race for triple points.
9:30pm Nine 75
o Par 2
o ‘Known Wanker Bar’ rule: Upon finishing drink must say “and look at that wanker over there with that complete hosebeast pog”, or the drink is not counted to your total.
10:15pm Charlie Brown’s Bar and Grill
o Par 3
o Bonus: Already a par 3, every drink under par is triple the strokes.
o Bonus: Stand on a chair and attempt a joke. Best joke gets 4 points.
o Bonus: Stand on a chair and drop your trousers. + 1 points, once per player. And singing along with the music. + 2 points, once per player.
11pm Govnr’s Park
o Par 2
o ‘F***ing’ hole: Caught saying the word ‘f***’, finish current drink. Still counts to your total.
o ‘Pissheads’ rule: Subtract stroke for every piss.
11:45pm Funky Buddha
o No rules.
o 1 point for every time Neil/Lance/Tonks chunders, if they are drinking something you bought them.
o 1 point standard drink (including shots) = 1 stroke
o Combo drinks (car bomb) = 3 strokes
So it looks like Fynn (and personally, I think it's directly related to her superior coloring)is a bit of footie player. Here's a brief shot of her taking on herself - young careers always start on the living room carpet. Before you know it, she'll be playing for the Rapids.
Ever almost been choked to death by your headphone cords? Or had the buds ripped out when the cord got caught on something it wasn't supposed to? Apparently, it's a common problem, so someone came up with this solution. Just wrap them on the man, and you're good (and safe) to go.
I mean, throw him. And not even literally, just pretend. I'm sure the boss fights in the office would get out of hand pretty quickly with this little thing in the wrong hands, but at least it would be fun. And then of course, someone would go out and buy this, and a full on arms race would erupt....
What happens when you put someone who used to know how to skate back on the ice after a 20 year break? Something along the lines of the body not quite performing as the brain expects....
One of the cool things about living in Denver is the ample access to plenty of decent snowboarding to get you through the winter. It's obviously a big draw for the family when they come over from England, so here's the best clip of Matthew flying down the slope (sometimes even the right way up!)
So the last few weeks, we've had the pleasure of a visit from my brother Matthew, and his girlfriend Bex. They went home on Thursday night, so thought it was about time that I got around to uploading a few pics etc from the visit. Hopefully they had a blast - I know we definitely did.
The last couple of weeks has been pretty hectic (hence the random posting days), so it's about time to catch up. First off, the wife got a new job - this meant a couple of things - we had a whirlwind trip to Boston to visit some friends, and then she's spent the last week in Vegas at a big internal company conference (and I mean big as in they hired Bill Clinton to be the speaker one night!).
Any excuse to post about nieces, so here's a couple of videos of them ice skating over Presidents Weekend. If they keep this up, they might end up being the first female players for the Av's (but I'm personally hoping they choose a different career).
If this is real, it's ridiculous, but makes me glad I married the girl I did.
But this looks like a ridiculous amount of fun.....