Archive for the 'funny' Category

5 Second Book Summaries

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:

Sociopathic idealized nerds collapse society because they don’t get enough hugs.

Source: Seen in a blog post by John Scalzy.

Quote of the Day

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Remember to handle every stressful situation like a dog: If you can’t eat it or hump it, pee on it and walk away.

Random IPhone Photos

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The camera built into the IPhone is pretty crappy. But then again, sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you at the time…

Safe Working Conditions

Demonstrating the highest level of commitment to workplace safety.

Japanese Food

When I was in Japan and would eat at a restraunt, this is typical of the meal. 800 yen ~ $8

Evil Gas Station

People learn that certain things are a certain way, like the brake is on the left. Eventually, they develop subconscious affordances such as brake instead of push left foot.
The gas station nearest to me obviously understands the affordance of cheapest button is on the left.


When people don't eat enough shrimp, they grow into these monsters. I think I saw one of them fighting Godzilla.

ewww brussel sprouts

This is apparently how brussel sprouts grows in the wild - In the form of a club for striking people.

Ah, the french…

Friday, April 10th, 2009

One of my room-mates here at the hostel is French, and he has a French-Japanese phrase book. Naturally, it has a whole section on picking up women (or men), telling them you love them, and what to grunt during sex.

Week Two – half-way done already!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The funniest thing happened to me today…

I was in Ritsuin Park in Takamatsu, and a little Japanese girl, probably about six years old, ran up to me and just stared. I mean the whole, mouth-open, utter amazement stare. I said “Konnichiwa” (hello) to her and she just kept staring.

I think I must have been the first white person she’s ever seen…

So where have I been?

I spent three days up in Nikko, a little temple-town in the mountains north of Tokyo – it snowed on me. I could have gone to Canada and been snowed upon. Then again, Canada doesn’t have the “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil” monkeys – They’re in Nikko. And, of course, I saw them and forgot to take a picture.

After Nikko, I went back to Tokyo for a few days, then headed off to Okayama, which is where I am now. Today I day-tripped to Takamatsu, and tomorrow I’m going to Tsuyama. After that, off to Kyoto.

Whistling at the wind

There’s something to that old saying about not whistling at the wind. For example:

  1. In the last entry, I mentioned that I was only backing up my photos to my portable hard drive, because the Internet was too slow to back them up across the Pacific ocean. Whistling at the wind. The hard drive died on me when I got to Nikko, and I lost my first day and a half of photos. My solution now is (a) make two seperate DVD backups, (b) mail one to home, and (c) mail one to work.
  2. When I mailed back DVDs, I decided to mail back my rain pants as well, since it hadn’t rained yet, and I needed the space in my bag. Whistled at the wind. Poured on me the next day.

I hate Visa

I seem to have developed a routine:

  1. Try to buy something with visa card.
  2. Be declined.
  3. Call visa – yes, I know buying things in Japan is outside my normal spending pattern. That’s because I’m in Japan!


I have now experienced the whole spectrum – the trough in the floor, and the high-tech “heat the seat, wash your butt, and motor down the lid” type. It shouldn’t be too hard to guess which one I prefer.

Time to start burning more DVDs…