dreaming of a life after cubicles


chat rap 032508
March 25, 2008, 10:26 am
Filed under: humorous, office humor, rap

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World’s greatest scooter hack
December 15, 2006, 8:42 am
Filed under: engineering, humorous, photography

Mark Frauenfelder:
From the Make blog. It looks kind of phony. Why does the guy need to be up so high? Link



Wii Have a Problem, Houston
December 12, 2006, 2:52 pm
Filed under: gaming, humorous, streaming media

LOL, check out this site which documents damage caused by Wii fanboys.



deep thoughts – chat of the day
December 5, 2006, 3:46 pm
Filed under: humorous

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Gallery: kids scared of Santa
December 5, 2006, 12:57 pm
Filed under: humorous, photography

from Boing Boing

Cory Doctorow: Here’s a gallery of photos of screaming, terrified children having their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Link (via Neatorama)



Tuesday Spam Subject Lines/Bob Pollard
November 28, 2006, 9:05 am
Filed under: humorous, music, web

Here’s a sampling of some subject lines in my spam box today… good for a chuckle as always:

  • The As Hole
  • RE: you naval
  • on minimal
  • Re: her lightning
  • re: his lawn
  • at your own reader
  • needs

Could be the track listing for the new Bob Pollard album, me thinks… BTW, has anyone else taken notice that the human song machine has been churning like mad this year? 3 albums already?! Dig it!



Human sugar bowl — 1960s street prank
November 28, 2006, 8:23 am
Filed under: humorous, streaming media

Mark Frauenfelder: 200611272023 In the 1960s two underemployed young men named Mal Sharpe and Jim Coyle from the San Francisco Bay Area decided to have some fun by walking the streets with a tape recorder hidden in a briefcase to conduct surreal prank interviews with people.On a recent episode of the terrific podcast, The Sound of Young America, Mal Sharpe was invited as a guest to talk about the movie Borat. The podcast’s host, Jesse Thorn, said Coyle and Sharpe were spiritual grandfathers to Sasha Baron Cohen. Thorn also played a segment of an early Coyle and Sharpe bit, called the human sugar bowl, in which the pranksters entered a San Francisco restaurant and asked the owner if he would “be opposed to the idea of using an area of your head, which is currently not used for such purposes, to use this as a storage place for sugar?” I loved the fact that the restaurant owner actually had a conversation with the two pranksters, telling them they were crazy for thinking the idea would be a viable business, and explaining to them why he thought it was a bad business idea. Today, most restaurant owners who were approached by a pair of deadly earnest men spouting such insanity would reach for a gun, a can of pepper spray, or a phone to call the cops.

Here’s a sample of the bit. You can buy a four-disc set of Coyle and Sharpe’s work at Amazon.com.