Tag: humour Posts

Mexican Fisherman Story

Written on April 18th, 2012

I’ve been spending a bit of time talking to Dale recently about life, careers, and where we both want to end up in the next few years. During one of our recent iChats, I was reminded of this Mexican Fisherman Story I heard a few years ago and managed to track it down. After I showed it to Dale he suggested I post it up here, because it has a fairly important message in it. An American tourist was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small […]

The iPad Will Change How I Go To The Bathroom

Written on January 27th, 2010

It’s true. Sure, it might not have flash, and it might not come with 3G by default. But really, do any of those things matter when you’re sitting on the porcelain god? I think not. Obviously a laptop is too big to take into the can. Well, at least I hope nobody is taking the laptop into the can (Dan Lilly, that means you buddy). That leaves the iPhone or the iPad. iPhone works decent, but really, there are usually a variety of pads in the can, so might as well add one more. It’s pretty easy to use the […]

The Coffee Commandments

Written on September 14th, 2009

Some random thoughts of mine from a coffee shop. Thou shalt know thy order before approaching the counter Thou shalt not hog the cream station for extended periods of time Thou shalt wipe up thy coffee mess after a spill Thou shalt not prefix thy coffee order with more than three descriptive words Thou shalt not setup a laptop on a table for six when drinking alone Thou shalt not order any item that cannot be reliably pronounced Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s coffee barista Thou shalt not order the devil’s brew – “non fat, no-foam, extra hot latte” […]

French Fry Bag

Written on December 5th, 2008

I was catching up on Tony’s site tonight and stumbled across this photo of Tony from 2006. Apparently he ended up on Hot Chicks With Douche Bags back then, which I think is awesome. Tony spends his days injecting massive amounts of awesome into the LA Times as the head of their 40-some odd blogs, and his nights attending cool music and social events in Los Angeles, so I think it’s pretty funny he’d end up there. But hey, getting your photo taken with a cute girl is always a good thing. I hung out with Tony for New Year’s […]

The Boxer Brief

Written on October 7th, 2008

So, this in this day and age this is probably a rhetorical post. I imagine most guys wear boxer shorts these days, and I typically do as well. That being said, I couldn’t find any that were clean this morning so I was forced to put on a pair of briefs that were hiding in my closet. Surprisingly, they are far comfier than I remembered. It sort of feels like I’ve just reunited with an old childhood friend. Even though that friend is going to go away as soon as the laundry machine spins back up, it’s bound to be […]

A Day In The Life

Written on July 14th, 2008

I actually hit the sack before midnight last night, which is pretty much an unprecedented event in my life. The main reason was because I had to get up early and take my car into the shop to get some TLC. While on my road trip a few weeks ago, a few things suddenly stopped working, including the door lock switch on the driver’s side door, the CD player (it currently does a better job grinding CDs then it does playing them), and a small problem with my gear shifter. In addition, my car is about one year past the […]

What Constitutes a Rick Roll?

Written on May 7th, 2008

So, this is a fairly basic question. Lately, some people have been installing little rick roll blockers, thinking that it somehow protects them from being rick rolled simply because the video no longer plays. My take on that is that it’s basically a form of cheating, and that if you clicked the link, you were rick rolled. But let’s see what my knowledgeable readers have to say. Chime in below: [poll=12]

Russell Peters

Written on April 27th, 2008

I had a few beer tonight, and ended up stumbling across this Russell Peters video. This guy is awesome. I, quite literally, walked into the guy at the Juno awards a few weeks ago. I nearly knocked him over while leaving the media room. PS – Media Temple just barfed again, and I’m still running.

Stick It To The Little Guys

Written on March 20th, 2008

I love stories like this. Starbucks has just been ordered to pay $100 million worth of cash that was taken out of their employees’ tip jars and given to managers and shift supervisors. It always boggles my mind how establishments like that routinely try and screw their employees, many of which are making minimum wage. My teen years were pretty much filled with an endless string of shitty jobs. First, there was Bonanza, an interesting establishment that tried to cross fast-food with grilled steak, the result of which probably kept the local hospital busy with food poisoning cases. Like Starbucks, […]