31 August 2009

When Graphic Artists Get Bored

This is so great! The art of illusion, imagination and "what were they thinking"!

30 August 2009

4 Videos: Funny Speakers at Kennedys Irish Wake

From Denny: The highlight of dreary funerals is when people get to tell the funny stories about you and Kennedy was no exception. In fact he wanted people to tell their opinions and observations about him if only to prove just how human he really was in life. Kennedy's life was an exercise in trials, sorrows, screw-ups and redemption. He was an inspiration to many of us who think our screw-ups are beyond redemption and our sorrows too great to heal. Listen to several relatives and, most of all, even his Republican friends talk about their relationships with the beloved, and often annoying, Ted Kennedy. He was fun to the end.

Caroline Kennedy whom he fathered after the assassination of her father President John F. Kennedy:



Close friend Vice President Joe Biden whom Ted mentored in the Senate when Biden was very young and "very green" when it came to real world politics - and suggested as Vice President for Obama:



Former Senator John Culver, D-Iowa, a best friend from college who played football with Ted, brought the house down with his recounting of a harrowing sailing experience with Ted:



Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, a close friend of Ted's for over 30 years in the Senate and the two were like oil and water, never mixing well, yet a real love fest that lasted in spite of political differences:

4 Videos: More Funny Speakers at Kennedys Wake

From Denny: Listen to Ted Kennedy's friends and colleagues recount their funny experiences. No matter how much any of them disagreed they still had fun together!

Senator John Kerry, the junior senator from Massachusetts, recalls Kennedy's booming personality that was like a force of nature. He also recounts how Kennedy never left his side during the 2004 presidential campaign.



Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, recounts his funny and downright annoying experiences with Kennedy. He also declared just how much he loved Ted and how much he misses him already. McCain was so overcome with emotion that after his speech he abruptly left the stage with welling tears in his eyes. Truly that was a close relationship in spite of political wrangling.



Governor Deval L. Patrick, Massachusets, recalls his time with Kennedy and his impressions of him:



Senator Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, recalls how Kennedy, who was more ill than Dodd, called Dodd to see how he was doing. That really touched Dodd's heart. They, too, were life long friends.



Joseph P. Kennedy II, talks about his favorite uncle who helped father him and his siblings after his father, Robert, was also assassinated on the presidential trail in 1968. You really have to ask yourself "What is wrong with the Republicans who are willing to kill politicians in this great country called America? Who are these people who are so willing to kill a fellow American?":

29 August 2009

Funny Ted Kennedy Quote



Ted Kennedy, middle, with brothers Bobby and John photo by BL1961 @ flickr - thanks for releasing this into Creative Commons, much appreciated!

With his usual Irish self-deprecating humor he said to his son and nephew one day as they were serving in Congress with him, making it three Kennedys in national politics: "When I hear someone complain, 'Who does that damn Kennedy think he is?' Well, now I know there's only a one in three chance they are actually talking about me!"

Ah, nothing like the ironic truth spoken with a twinkle in your Irish eye, Ted. God Bless.

28 August 2009

How Senator Ted Kennedy Affected Your Life



From Denny: Normally, I leave this blog just for the funny stuff. Well, Senator Kennedy loved a chuckle, a smile and most of all, he had a great loud belly laugh. Let's remember him for so much of what he did for society worldwide. America in particular benefited as he raised awareness about so many social issues and steered us all to a better tomorrow.

Did you know that Ted Kennedy passed over 300 bills during his tenure in the Senate? He also co-authored another 550!

“Ted Kennedy changed the circumstances of tens of millions of Americans,” VP Biden.

How did he affect our lives today? How does that translate into your everyday life that this generation may take for granted was always there?

Here are just a few examples that make life easier for so many to live well:

Wheelchair ramps:
wheelchair access in public places; those are thanks to Ted Kennedy.

Minimum wage: you earn more thanks to Kennedy

Children’s Health Insurance: he went to bat for the most vulnerable members of our society – children

Kennedy was the driving force behind COBRA - for people in need of health insurance when just fired from a job.

He developed personal relationships with people like a 6 year old child suffering from diabetes who could have benefited from stem cell research. He didn’t just use her in front of the cameras for politics. She first wrote him a letter asking for his help on pushing for stem cell research; he read that letter on the Senate floor. For years he privately corresponded with Lauren Stanford, thanking her for her help and encouraging her in her fight with juvenile diabetes. The public never knew about that.

Christi Coombs, September 11th widow: Kennedy wrote her every year on the anniversary of her husband’s death. She recognized he truly did know what loss she was feeling as he had experienced so much loss in his life. The public never knew about that either.



Ted Kennedy at the Democratic Convention in 2008 - Photo (Mike Segar / Reuters)

Senator Kennedy, kicks off the Democratic Party's national convention Aug. 25, 2008, his was a performance that galvanized the audience, producing a roaring frenzy. The crowd cheered, then wiped away tears for several minutes, then cheered again. They knew Ted was thhe last living Kennedy brother.

He smiled and declared loudly, "My fellow Americans, it is so wonderful to be here." He was alluding to news reports hinting his doctors were hesitant to allow him to travel to the Denver convention.

The Senator continued, "Nothing, nothing is going to keep me away from this special gathering tonight. I have come here tonight to stand with you, to change America, to restore its future, to rise to our best ideals and to elect Barack Obama President of the United States."

Take a look at his long list of accomplishments that affect our lives to the postive!

The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act
The Fair Housing Act
No Child Left Behind Act
AMBER Alert Notification Systems Funding
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
The Meals on Wheels Act (elderly)
The Economic Opportunity Act
The Occupational Health and Safety Act
The National Community Health Center Program
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Bilingual Education Act
The Older American Community Service Employment Act
The Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
Title IX of the Education Amendments (female athletes)
Individuals with Disabilities Education
Civil Rights Commission Act Amendments
Civil Rights for Institutionalized Persons Act
Comprehensive Crime Control Act
1985 Anti-Apartheid Act
Employment Opportunities for Disabled Americans Act
The Handicapped Children’s Protection Act
The Fair Housing Act Amendments
The National Military Child Care Act
The 1980 Refuge Act
The Job Training Partnership Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Summer Jobs for Youth Program
The Mammography Quality Standards Act
The National and Community Service Trust Act (created AmeriCorps)
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Children’s Health Insurance Program
Work Incentives Improvement Act
The Minority Health and Disparities Research and Education Act
2002 Bioterrorism Preparedness Act
The Pediatric Graduate Medical Education Act
Enhanced Border Security and Visa Reform Act
The Project Bioshield Act
The Family Opportunity Act
The Ryan White Care Act (for AIDS patients)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act



In honor of Ted Kennedy, President Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill April 21, 2009.

The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act strives to open up new service opportunities for millions of Americans, tripling the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years.

"I'm asking you to stand up and play your part," said the president. Kennedy championed the legislation with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Photo (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)


Senator "Ted" Kennedy changed history in America. He fought against racism and sexism. He championed the poor for equal opportunities for jobs, homes and being able to go to college.

Too many middle class Republican families who foolishly denounce Ted Kennedy do so without full knowledge of how he has benefited their lives. They have been the direct beneficiaries of his humanity.

Among many fights for the middle class, it was Ted Kennedy who fought hard to provide college grant money to middle income families, not just the poor. This generation owes a lot of their successful lifestyle to his endeavors to make America a better country and a better society. Let not his humanity fall on deaf ears to the next generation...


Barack Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy, Democrats, diabetes, Politics, September 11th, America

27 August 2009

Outrageous AND Obnoxious: 1 Funny Sign and Funny Extra Luggage Email Joke



From Denny: Found this funny site, Don't Even Reply - Emails From An A$$hole, and this is a really good one! Where do these people grow up? With wolves? This email gives new meaning to the word "users."

Extra Luggage Email

Original ad:
WILMINGTON TO CHICAGO
I'm driving out to Chicago on 9/1 around noon. I'm looking for someone to split the cost of gas/tolls. If interested, send me an email.
From Me to ***********@*********.org

Hi!

I am trying to go to Chicago, and the 1st sounds good to me. I took my ex-girlfriend's EZ-pass out of her car when she wasn't looking, so we can use that to pay for tolls. I have a few things I want to bring, do you have a lot of room?

Mike

From Brian ****** to Me:

Hi Mike,

Will the easy pass still work even though it isn't in your ex's car? I do have some room, what are you trying to bring?

From Me to Brian ******:

Brian,

I just want to bring a few duffel bags of clothes. Also, yes, the EZ pass will still work.

Mike

From Brian ****** to Me:

That shouldn't be a problem. By the way, how old are you? Can you tell me a bit about yourself?

From Me to Brian ******:

I am 25, and I am a landscaper. I actually am going to Chicago for a national landscaper convention.

I just remembered, I also need to bring my weedwhacker. Will that fit in your car?

Mike

From Brian ****** to Me:

It should...I have a Honda Civic but it has a trunk access panel and we might be able to lay it across the back seat/trunk.

From Me to Brian ******:

Great! I also have a mini-fridge that I want to bring (my hotel doesn't have one, and I need to keep my vodka chilled). Can we squeeze this in as well?

Mike

From Brian ****** to Me:

How big is it. I need room for my things too.

From Me to Brian ******:

It is about half the size of a normal fridge. I have some duct tape and rope, we could strap it to the roof of your car.

From Brian ****** to Me:

I don't want to do that sorry. How about you bring it and we can see if it will fit.

From Me to Brian ******:

Sounds good! I'm sure it will fit. I also want to bring my TV...it is a 50" flat screen. Is that a problem? I really hate the small TVs they have at the hotel.

From Brian ****** to Me:

How much shit are you bringing dude? Are you trying to move to Chicago? I said I have a Civic... not a moving van.

From Me to Brian ******:

I'm not bringing that much stuff, just my clothes, weedwhacker, mini-fridge, and TV. You said you had room for my stuff...now you don't? I don't understand. Does this mean we can't take my recliner either?

From Brian ****** to Me:

Are you for real?

From Me to Brian ******:

Yes I am for real.

I just had an idea...Does your Civic have a hitch? I want to bring my Ford F250 truck, could we hook it to your car? It would be nice for me to have my truck in Chicago so I don't have to ride in those dirty cabs everywhere. We could put some of the stuff I want to bring in the bed of my truck, since you "suddenly" don't have that much room.

From Brian ****** to Me:

Why don't you just drive your goddamn truck there. This is crazy

From Me to Brian ******:

Don't get me wrong, I love my truck, but it isn't so good on gas mileage. Can't we just tow it there? It works out better this way, because I wanted to bring my four wheeler but was afraid to ask you because you seem to be getting all pissy about me bringing my stuff.

From Brian ****** to Me:

Why the hell do you need all this shit for a trip to chicago. If anything it is your truck that should be towing my Civic. For christ's sake man, get real.

From Me to Brian ******:

Oh, do you think your Civic isn't capable of towing my truck? I understand. Tell you what, I'll talk to my friend Anthony. He's a mechanic, and could put a better motor in your car so it has more power to tow my truck. It shouldn't cost that much. What is your number? I'll tell him to give you a call.

From Brian ****** to Me:

I'm done talking to you.

From Me to Brian ******:

So am I still getting the ride? I talked to Anthony and he actually needs a ride to Chicago too. I told him he could come if he helps pay for gas. Do you have an extra seat for him? He might have some stuff he wants to bring.

26 August 2009

2 Funny Illusion Photos



Now that's one way to bring the ocean to you!



Noodle attacks man! (Don't you just love Photoshop?)

25 August 2009

Odd Funny Photo: Way to Hide in Plain Sight



From Denny: This funny photo showed up on Digg today so I'm passing it forward for the rest of the world to enjoy! This is truly the art of hiding well. Look closely...

Quote: "This demonstrates the value of not being seen." - British comedian John Cleese


odd photos, funny photos, Digg, animals, pets, humor

24 August 2009

Ouch Cartoon: Consumers Respond to Government

From Denny: Ran across this funny toon the other day. The Bushies spent eight years pushing the fear button so many times that by the end of their term the average American would look at their TV and argue with it. :) Talk about an excess of marketing haunting you as blowback...

21 August 2009

Obnoxious Cartoon: Ah, the Corporate World



From Denny: Ah, the corporate world and its expectations... Glad it's Friday, aren't you?! :)

20 August 2009

Outrageous Cartoon: Miscommunication Among the Elderly




From Denny: That old guy sure is grinning!

19 August 2009

Weird News: Man Gets 2 Years in Jail for Rap Lyrics Posted on MySpace



From Denny: My friend Christoph over at The Crusty Curmudgeon is back at it cruising weird but true news stories. Take a look:

"Here in the friendly confines of the Curmudgeon offices, we are constantly surfing the web looking for tasty morsels to bring to you, our readers. Naturally, we love to point out foibles, inconsistencies and the outrageous, but we’re not exactly looking to throw people in jail. Not so the police who surf sites such as Facebook and Myspace looking for nefarious activities. This is necessary, I suppose, for who can tell what terrorist plots are tweeting through the Internet?

"What they found instead was a song called “Kill Me a Cop,” written and produced by Antavio Johnson a few years ago when he was a teenager. Remember the uproar over rap lyrics 20 years ago? Oh, what fun times those were. Ice Cube and N.W.A. were singing “@$&% the Police” as a form of protest and Tipper Gore was talking about putting warning labels on music. So here comes a kid who wants to protest just like the big boys, albeit 15 years later.

"Several years after recording it, the cops find the song on Myspace, and in it he waxes philosophic about two police officers who harassed him. In it, Johnson raps, “Im’ma kill me a cop one day.” Unfortunately, he calls the two cops by name – well, nobody ever accused rappers of being smart – and he promised that he would shoot them with a “glock” in the dome” if they ever “get my timing wrong.” The great irony is if you Google the guy’s name he is now a self-proclaimed Christian rapper..."

For the rest of his article, go here.

18 August 2009

Odd: 2 Fish Cartoons

From Denny: People are always telling huge fish stories. Read that as the biggest lies. :) Here's a cartoonist with a whimsical mind telling his version of the fish story from two different angles: the fish's point of view and the child's. Enjoy the smile!




17 August 2009

Video: World of the Ridiculous - License Your Stuffed Dog, Lady or Else a Fine!

From Denny: There's nothing like the truth to make you smile. Our local governments at work to protect us from unlicensed stuffed dogs living with little old ladies.




News, stuffed animals, funny video

15 August 2009

Video: Funny Ad - Blindfolded Knife Thrower's Mistake

From Denny: I seem to be enjoying funny ads this week and this one is a bit dark, certainly gets its "point" across as you will soon see...


Knife Throwing Mistake - Hilarious Advert - Click here for more blooper videos


funny ads, funny videos, comedy, humor, funny video, New Zealand, performance, Society and Culture

14 August 2009

Video: Funny Ad - The Shower Confusion

From Denny: Over the years it really makes you wonder how many times this funny scenario has played out in households around the world! Get a grin!


Shower Mix Up. Very Funny - The best bloopers are here


funny ads, funny videos, comedy, humor, funny video, New Zealand, performance, Society and Culture

13 August 2009

Video: Dogbert Runs for President!

From Denny: OK, two days of Dogbert, well, why not? It will keep you laughing, that's why!


Dogbert For President - The most popular videos are a click away


funny ads, funny videos, comedy, humor, funny video, performance, Society and Culture

12 August 2009

Video: Oddball Segment, Philippines Prisoners Dance to MJs Dangerous Song

From Denny: Keith Olbermann has a segment called Oddball where 2 or 3 items are laughed at, one of which are the Philippines prison inmates dance tribute to Michael Jackson: Dangerous. Maybe an encore dancing to Smooth Criminal? :)




Here's the full length dancing video. These guys are the most violent prisoners in the Philippines and dancing 4 hours a day is part of their rehabilitation. Not a bad idea, actually, as dancing gives you a lot of joy and blows off stress. It also helps with brain and body coordination, develops your brain and emotional discipline. Everybody wins!



Michael Jackson, Dangerous, song, Music, Philippines, prisoners, Keith Olbermann, Dance video, funny videos

Video: Doctor Dogbert and Dogbert's Idea of Tech Support

From Denny: Today I was in the mood for that silly snarky dog Dogbert! :)


Dilbert: Doctor Dogbert and Dogbert's Tech Support - The most popular videos are here


funny ads, funny videos, comedy, humor, funny video, performance, Society and Culture

11 August 2009

Coffee Spawn Cartoon



Cartoon Photo by Ballistik Coffee Boy @ flickr

10 August 2009

Ouch Photo: Weird Face Punch

Owww, that looks like it hurt!

09 August 2009

Odd Funny Photo: Talk About Charting Your Own Course in Life!

Surreal art photos and your very own road warp...

08 August 2009

07 August 2009

Ouch Joke: Blonde Repair Kit



Photo by BodogGirl @ flickr

Joke


Josh was helping Sally, a blonde, clean out the trunk of her car. Inside, he noticed a bag labeled "Emergency Repair Kit". Looking at it a little closer, he noticed a stick of dynamite inside.

Thinking that was a bit strange, he asked Sally what it was for.

She said, "It's part of my emergency repair kit."

Josh said, "I can see that, but why?"

Sally replied, "In case I have a flat and need to blow up one of my tires."

06 August 2009

Funny Obnoxious Cartoon: The Cat Translator


The Cat Translator, originally uploaded by Migraine Chick.

From the artist over at flickr:

I doodled this for my cat in my first moleskine notebook.

Uploaded by Migraine Chick on 9 Jul 09, 6.23AM CDT.

Obnoxious Joke: Camel Questions

Our CamelsImage by Neil Carey via Flickr

A mother and baby camel are talking one day when the baby camel asks, "Mom, why have I got these huge three toed feet?"

The mother replies, "Well son, when we trek across the desert your toes will help you to stay on top of the soft sand."
"Okay," says the son.

A few minutes later the son asks, "Mom, why have I got these great long eyelashes?"

"They are there to keep the sand out of your eyes on the trips through the desert."

"Thanks Mom," replies the son.

After a short while, the son returns and asks, "Mom, why have I got these great big humps on my back??"

His mother replies impatiently, "They are there to help us store water for our long treks across the desert."

"That's great Mom. So we have huge feet to stop us sinking, and long eyelashes to keep the sand from our eyes, and these humps to store water, but Mom..."

"Yes, son?"

"Do we really need all of these in the zoo?"

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04 August 2009

Funny Video: William Shatner Puts Gov. Sarah Palin's Twitter Tweets to Poetry

From Denny: And here I thought Gov. Sarah Palin was just nervous at her farewell speech. Now I'm beginning to wonder if she has brain damage after hearing her Twitter tweets repeated by actor William Shatner verbatim as if it were free verse poetry. Strange, rambling, confusing, irrational...

Funny Video: William Shatner Recites Gov. Sarah Palin's Goodbye Speech as Poetry

From Denny: How many of you watched Governor Sarah Palin's goodbye speech and afterward were left scatching your head, "What did she say? What was the point?" To say her speech was rambling in a sing-song nonsense delivery is an understatement. I was beginning to wonder if she was suffering from a nervous breakdown. Surely no one would actually talk like this on national TV intentionally...?

Well, Conan O'Brien had an interesting take on her speech. Using her EXACT words in the same order Conan brought on actor William Shatner to recite her speech as a poem. Take a look.

03 August 2009

Funny Photo: They foreclosed? Bastards!




From Denny: Was just over at Digg and this photo caught my eye! Very clever and most amusing. Ah, the internet, it's a constant source of hourly amusement... :)

01 August 2009

3 Comic Strips: Ancient Egypt to Todays Politics Still Crazy

From Denny: Here are three comic strips to enjoy this weekend!

frank and ernest












comic strips, funny photos, political humor
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