Archive for the 'Humor' Category

Usage Nazi

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

Health Education Outreach flyer on tables at Platt dining hall:

Try this exercise to explore your relationships and how they are effected by alcohol.

At least it didn't go into detail about how alcohol effects babies.

The ultimate Engrish phrase?

Sunday, October 19th, 2003

"Eternal Engine of Linguistic Massacre", a song title translated from Japanese, seems to sum up the entire Engrish phenomenon. It is song 5 on the second CD of the soundtrack of a Japanese game called Valkyrie Profile. But when I found the original title of the song and showed it to Gabe, he decided it was translated correctly and didn't make any more sense in Japanese.

Friends don’t let friends use IE

Tuesday, October 14th, 2003

Pop-ups kill.

Laid to governation

Sunday, October 12th, 2003

Gabriel Neer: "Governating the countryside! Governating the peasants! Especially the women!"

Strong Bad + Lord of the Rings =

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

Dan Cicio and Pamela Rettig outdo Strong Bad in their modification of Strong Bad's Kids' Book.

Failed Romance

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

Eleanor Casey: Failed Romance.

If you really must write your own [romantic poem], then remember - it doesn't have to rhyme. Specifically, you should never ever ever try to rhyme the girl's name with something. Never. Even more specifically, do not try to rhyme "Eleanor" with "smell of her". No.

If I ever write a poem comparing Helen to cantaloupes, I will be sure not to mention the process of smelling the melons to determine ripeness.

Tournament of Shame

Saturday, September 27th, 2003

After Friday night anime, we had our first Tournament of Shame (air hockey). A tournament of shame is a sequential pairwise game in which the loser stays to play the next player in line. Very fun with a sufficiently silly group such as Michael, Erika, Jeff, Gabe, Calvin, Kay, Adrian, Helen, and me.

The idea of a tournament of shame is that no player will dominate the tournament: it's hard to be so bad that you lose to everyone else consistently. Or maybe the point is just to be silly by cheering players when they score on themselves.

Correction: It's called a "tournament of shame", not a "tournament of losers".

Multiple choice

Sunday, September 21st, 2003

The correct answer to this question is an:

  • A) aardvark
  • B) rat
  • C) cow

(Stolen from a Slashdot post by "j3110".)