Friday, September 07, 2007

Quote of the Day - September 7, 2007

Transformers: Robots eat your eyes!

- Transformers lyrics as misheard by a four-year-old

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Chaser's War on Everything

Okay, so I kept hearing about this show in Australia called "The Chaser's War on Everything". These guys pull all kinds of stunts to prove a point and/or to get a laugh. Think "Daily Show" field reports, only with an increased chance of getting arrested and sometimes, it seems, on a bigger budget. So when I heard that some guy dressed as Osama Bin Laden had been arrested after breeching security at APEC (currently being held in Australia), I knew it had to be them. These guys are brazen, and frankly, I'm surprise they haven't been arrested more often. The upsell is pretty harmless (and hilarious), but as you can see, this isn't the first time they've dressed up "terrorists". Here's their treatment of airport security (no idea what the image in the first few seconds is about).


Trojan Horse: Haven't we learned anything from history?
Gullibility test: Note that they are doing this outside a Scientology center
How Not to Hug the Prime Minister: There are some things you just shouldn't have in your hand when approaching a public official.
Open House: Another case of begging to get arrested.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Quote of the Day - September 5, 2007

Girls like swarms of lizards, right?

- Fry, "Xmas Story", Futurama

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Never Say Never!

Or at least, I'd image that "never" is in at least one of the 27 phrases banned by a Russian mayor tired of hearing excuses. Yes, that should help encourage people to speak up and offer solutions! I once had a dive coach who didn't allow his students to say things like "can't" or "won't". The theory was similar in that, by disallowing "negative phrases" you also eliminated negative attitudes. Instead, it effectively eliminated my love of diving because I was too afraid to say anything at all to that coach. Now I fear that mayor may be left with the impression that his plan worked because the only people still talking to him would be yes-men eager to tell him everything is hunky-dory, even when it isn't. Management.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Quote of the Day - September 3, 2007

Brent: We could just ignore the problem until later. Wanna do that?
Jade: Yeah. We could do that. Sure.
Brent: What a weight off. This is great. We should solve all of our problems this way.
Jade: Totally!


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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Quote of the Day - September 2, 2007

North Korea spends approximately $5 billion a year on its military. That is what the Pentagon leaves as a tip for a waiter. That's what we spend on condiments! That's our ketchup and mustard budget!
- Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "Bet on America"

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