Tag Archive 'humor'

May 02 2009

I say.

Published by under Media

The acronym for the World Health Organization has been adding a little amusement into my morning lately.

I have a gadget on my iGoogle page which pulls the top headlines from CNN.  For the last few days, the three top headlines have been about swine flu, and the World Health Organization usually figures in to at least one of them.  And since you are generally pressed for space in a headline, the World Health Organization gets abbreviated to WHO.  This makes is much more fun to read the headlines, if you decide that CNN is being cocky and antagonistic.  Instead of “Number of H1N1 cases jumps to 615, World Health Organization says”.  You can read it as:

“Number of N1N1 cases jumps to 615.”
“WHO SAYS?!”

Some of the bullet points also come off as quite paranoid if read in the proper tone:
“WHO is reporting 615 cases of h1n1 virus in 15 countries”.  That’s right, CNN, just WHO IS REPORTING THIS?!

Or in an article from Time, “Still, the WHO has urged all governments to prepare for an imminent pandemic.”  Stay out of government affairs, Pete Townshend!

I get the same funny out of hearing headlines about the World Wildlife Fund, because in my childhood, WWF meant Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.  So, when a commercial tells me that the WWF is working hard to preserve the Amazon, or to protect a certain species of animal…well, let’s just say the mental picture that conjures is probably not what the makers of the commercial intended.

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Nov 04 2008

Humor from my dad.

Published by under Snippets,The Fam

Are you stressed on this fine Election Day?  Here are two jokes that my Dad told me on the phone when I talked to him two days ago:

A guy walks into a bar, sits down, and orders a drink.  He’s minding his own business, but an older guy at the end of the bar starts messing with him.  The old guy yells out “Hey, I fucked your mother last night!”  The younger guy tries to ignore him, but the older guy keeps going “She was good, too!”  The younger guy looks upset, but keeps ignoring the older guy until he says “And I’m going to fuck her again tonight!”  Then the younger guy turns to the old guy and says “Dad, go home.  You’re drunk.”

And the second joke is:

What’s the German word for “virgin”?  Gudentite.

My Dad is NSFW.

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Mar 11 2008

So. bleeping. wrong.

Published by under Snippets

If you want to totally ruin one of your childhood memories, click here. Took me a few seconds to get it, because it wasn’t real obvious until the song sped up a bit. I knew The Count was a pimp, but I wasn’t expecting something this. . . overt. And hilarious.

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Mar 05 2008

Local Expert Measures Everything In Elephants.

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Apparently it’s not just me who has noticed that the elephant is becoming a unit of measure. Check out this article from The Onion. It cracked me up.

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Aug 02 2007

There is hope.

Published by under Media,The Fam

So, last night, Grandma, Mom, J-bird, and I were sitting in McDonald’s, enjoying a totally unhealthy dinner. Right behind us was one of those half-walls that are so popular in McDonald’s. We were just eating, chatting away, when slowly we all realized what was coming from the other side of the partition.

J-bird: So then I -
Unseen small boy: Nuh-na-nah-na-nuh-nuh-NA! Ballroom blitz! Ballroom blitz!
Me: *snerk*
J-bird: Uh. . .
Unseen small boy: It’s a ballroom blitz! Ballroom blitz!
Me: Is he singing. . .?
J-bird: Yes, but not very well.
Me: Yeah, but how cool is it that he even knows that song? Or maybe he just watched Wayne’s World?
Unseen Small Boy: What goes around comes around! I’ll tell you why!
J-bird: Nope, he’s just got cool parents.
Me: Awesome.

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