Archive for the 'Humor' Category

Deep Fried Live

Thursday, September 4th, 2003

Deep Fried Live is a cross between Strong Bad and a cooking show. DFL is "hosted" by accident-prone Tako the Octopus. The show is funny, and I might have learned something about cooking by watching it. My favorite episodes are 3: Chocolate-Chip Cookies, in which Tako confronts his fear of food mixers, and 7: Steak, in which Tako is abducted by an alien who needs cooking tips.

When I told Helen about Deep Fried Live, she informed me that "tako" is Japanese for "octopus". Helen is amazing at picking up languages. She seems to know more Japanese than I do, even though I've taken a semester and she has not.

If you have disabled Flash because you hate Flash ads, you're missing out on some great Flash cartoons and should try the Flash Click to View extension for Mozilla Firebird.

Comedy Sportz

Saturday, August 30th, 2003

I went to ComedySportz for the first time last night. I loved it.

Six players in two teams played 8 improv comedy games. In "185", an audience member suggests something that might walk into a bar, such as a penguin. Players race to come up with bar jokes involving 185 penguins:

185 penguins walk into a bar.
The bartender says "I don't like you, please leave."
A penguin asks "Why?"
The bartender says "You smell fishy."


185 penguins walk into a bar.
The bartender says "Sorry, this is a Microsoft shop."
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California recall

Saturday, August 9th, 2003

Capitol Steps: Interview with "Arnold Schwarzenegger" (mp3).

Meanwhile, SFGate reports that 52% of registered California voters "said the recall does not make California look foolish to the rest of the country". (via Erika Rice)

The British government has learned…

Friday, August 8th, 2003

Bush: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." (State of the Union address)

Rice: "The statement that he made was indeed accurate. The British government did say that."

Rumsfeld: "It turns out that it's technically correct what the president said, that the U.K. does -- did say that -- and still says that."

"Randy": "I never said your wife's a whore. What I said was: Jim found out your wife's a whore." (a comment on dKos via causality)

At least it doesn’t include the Union Jack

Thursday, August 7th, 2003

Strong Badia's flag breaks many of the rules Josh Parsons used when he graded the world's flags. I wonder if the Brothers Chaps consulted that page before creating the flag.