Category Archives: Humour

Southbound On I-5 Blues


So I wrote a song one afternoon while driving through Orange County. Unfortunately, I lost the other recording I made. This will have to do. With my sincerest apologies to Jerry Reed:

Watch on YouTube

There’s A [Tropical] Storm Coming, Mr. Wayne


My latest bit of silliness cooked up at 3am upon hearing that Gordon has been upgraded to a tropical storm. Batten down the hatches, there’s a storm coming!

Meteorology in Gotham City needs a little improvement.

One More Disney Day: What Happened to Barbie?


To answer a question posed in the comments of “One More Disney Day,” Barbie explains where she was during Disneyland’s Leap Day celebration.

Quite Possibly One Of The Best Ride Photos Ever


Look at all those peace signs, and that girl in the corner is saying how much she loves us!

Twister!


A novelty piece in the old “break in” style where song clips replace soundbytes from interviews or dialogue. I downloaded this from AOL in the mid-1990’s, and I don’t recall who uploaded it originally. If you or someone you know created this, please let me know so that I may give proper credit. Thanks!

Judge OK’s Nudity At TSA Checkpoint


“I was mostly motivated by the absurdity of it all. The irony that they wanna see me naked. But I don’t get to take my clothes off?”

–John Brennan

Score one for the First Amendment

Brennan gets naked in Portlandia. [Youtube]

So this 50-year-old hipster, John Brennan was taking a business trip from Portland to San Jose when he was selected for the TSA’s favourite controversial toy: the “nudie scanner.” Well, instead of letting Big Brother take a naked photo of him to sell to some dubious website, he chose the manual option.  Long story short, the TSA agent found traces of nitrates on his gloves after the screening.  Nitrates, among other, more common sources of exposure, are found in explosives.  Mr. Brennan was in the process of being detained when he decided that he had nothing to hide, and exposed everything right there in the terminal.  Consequently, he was arrested and charged with indecent exposure.

In a rational decision by a local court judge, Brennan was found not guilty on the basis that his actions constituted peaceful protest and were protected under the Bill of Rights.  Score one for the good guys?

Catch the full story on Wired‘s Threat Level.

So, I’m Starting This Non-Profit….


Confused Rod Serling


“We’re developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won’t be able to think.

–Rod Serling

The last thing the Internet needs is another silly image meme, but I have decided to officially throw that conclusion to the four winds in favour of this:

If you’d like to make your own Confused Rod Serling internet meme, you can get the original image here or here.

Independence Day 2012


I just wanted to get back on track today with a quick roundup of the “best of the web” that I could find celebrating US Independence Day.  I figure a nice little meme gallery might be interesting to come back to in the future.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson comments on the state of American education in light of the early-morning Higgs boson announcement.

“It’s a salute to all nations, but mostly America.” –Sam the Eagle

“Richard Hammond is secretly an American.” –Jeremy Clarkson

An SMG-wielding Ronald Reagan riding a velociraptor into battle. Your argument is invalid.

Another vintage warning. This one is sure to capture some attention.

Definitely a win.

Seriously, what could be more patriotic?

Bruce Springsteen Cat will conquer Communism with Cuteness.

Ah, Philosoraptor, you are full of wisdom.

Just remember, giving up your freedom means you love freedom.

‘MERICA!!!!

It would be nice, wouldn’t it?

That’s it for this year’s ID4 round-up, kiddies!  Hope everyone who celebrated had a safe celebration.  If you didn’t, I wish your eyebrows a speedy regrowth and hope you make the most of that prosthetic hand!

Andy Griffith (1926-2012)


There once was this here fella who was so talented that he made his way from a-recitin’ monologues–that’s whar a feller commenced to talkin’ to th’ audience when thar was no one else on stage.  Well, he went from recitin’ monologues in fronta jest a few folks all the way up t’ becomin’ a big ol’ Hollywood star!  A biiiiiig star!  Bigger’n ol’ Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy combined!

The world lost a superb actor and comedian yesterday and I lost a prominent figure from my childhood.  I remember watching The Andy Griffith Show evenings on “Channel 17” (WTBS, Atlanta) or, more often, on homemade VHS “marathon tapes” (usually recorded from a TBS “Eight Great Hours of Andy” marathon).  In high school, I managed to use his interpretation of Romeo and Juliet to ace a class project and quoting his recollection of the story of the American revolution landed me extra points in college.  I most recently rediscovered my love of his work when I watched No Time For Sergeants, and began using some of his monologues from the film in audition pieces.

To eulogize anyone has really been outside of my realm of expertise, but I feel like a celebration of his career is in order.  To wit, here is a short list of my favourite bits from Andy Griffith to enjoy.