28 May 2011

A Week In Links [Blogworthy]

I've been keeping tab on interesting, funny and noteworthy links over the past few days with the intention of posting weekly lists. Here is the first of them. You can check out a real-time link library by using the #blogworthy hashtag on Twitter. Until someone hi-jacks it, that is.

Dove makes a massive design faux pas. But then again, they've always had a thing for white birds. I'm not going to say another word.

23 May 2011

Gangsta Rapture! [Memes]

So who experienced the Rapture? No one? Me neither... but that's what I thought would happen. I mean we've been saying it for ages now: nobody's perfect. Sorry Jesus!

For those of you who were away from the Internet this weekend, you may have missed some #memegold making rounds. For your benefit, I've compiled a short list of the best stuff. Enjoy!


How God Is Managing The Rapture - Check this Oatmeal comic out. They never disappoint. Just click on the link!

Reddit - Operation Rapture - A thread called Operation Rapture was posted to Reddit on May 19th 2011 (my birthday) that included a picture with instructions to "wake up early on May 21st, and throw clothes on to the street to make it appear as if a mass amount of people were teleported to the after life". Loving it.

eBay - $100, 000 Rapture Insurance - "Don't be caught off guard and leave your family high and dry without a way to survive when you are taken to Heaven.  You know YOU are going to Heaven, but maybe you aren't sure about your wife/husband/kids.  Prepare for this magical day and take care of your family. I am offering $100,000 of insurance for $19.99.  I will email a copy of your plan to the family member of your choice.  Please leave the email of a family member that you know for a fact won't be Raptured with your Paypal payment." eBay user/opportunist
I'm not even joking.

Buzzfeed - Rapture Feed - Just a collection of quirky pictures at the Rapture's expense.

FAILblog - Rapture FAILS - Another collection of funny pictures regarding the Rapture (or the lack thereof). What really amazes me is that some of these billboards have the words "The Bible Guarantees It" for everyone to see. Somewhere, people are feeling stupid. And stupid likes it.

After The Rapture Pet Care - According to various self-proclaimed specialists, the worst part about being raptured is leaving behind your beloved pets. Services on the web offered care for these pets once the rapture took place. Believe it.

See you next Rapture!

New York Pioneers The Outdoor Smoking Ban

As of today, New York has has become a slightly worse place for smokers of the humble cigarette. That's right: they've banned smoking outdoors in NY. Of course - being based in South Africa - this doesn't bother me much. That being said, living in a third-world country hasn't blinded me to the very real possibility that this ban will catch on like wildfire. As history has proven time and time again: when the US talks, the world listens.

New York authorities have taken measures to ensure that popular public outdoor venues - including beaches, municipal parks and even Times Square - have become tobacco-free. Violators of this new law can be faced with a hefty cash fine (even heftier if you're on holiday from SA). Apparently city authorities are hoping that the smoking ban is enforced by the NY citizens themselves - 'cause we all know that your average New Yorker is an environmentally-conscious human being with aspirations for world peace and an inherent sense of selflessness... We'll see how it goes.

Not quite.
I'm willing to take a bet that the people in charge of passing this law aren't smokers. Sigh (cough).

15 May 2011

People Who Say Things [Part 1]

Here's a collection of things that I hear spoken around me. It can get quite funny at times. They may be out of context, but I think it adds to their comedic value. Without further ado.

"Profound shit is so incredible to realize!"
Dax Frost and revelations

"I don't always smoke weed, but when I smoke weed, I do it always."
Anonymous Demon

"Tickle my arm? It's ticklish!"
Jesse Beth gets confused

"I don't believe in lesbians. She probably only ever had gay boyfriends."
Julian Bach on relationships

"I have long golden locks that need to be combed!"
Lauren Hochfelden on good haircare

"I mumble when I stutter..."
Kenan J. Tatt talks

"Im too drunk to see you guys - looking different!"
Kaydee accepts change

"In this zone, there is no other hotness!"
Chris Captivate (including arm movement)
More to come!

Song of the Week: The Lonely Island - Jack Sparrow (feat. Michael Bolton)

It took me a while to decide whether I wanted to make this Song of the Week. Don't ask me why. I've loved The Lonely Island ever since hearing Lazy Sunday. Anyone who can write a song based solely on the premise of going to watch the Chronicles of Narnia at the cinema is genius in my books.

The following song is off the Lonely Island's latest offering: Turtleneck & Chain. Pure class!

06 May 2011

Song of the Week: Skrillex - Died This Way

This is the latest monstrosity from the ex-hardcore frontman, Sonny Moore - better known by his electro/house producer pseudonym, Skrillex.

Yeah, that's right. It's a remix of the Lady Gagga song 'Born This Way'. Skrillex is a clever little rascal.


05 May 2011

All Osama Bin Laden's Base Are Belong To Us

People have been going mental about Osama Bin Laden's death over the past few days - not to mention the overwhelming tsunami of spam that is currently making its way through every known social media outlet on the planet.

From conspiracy theories to internet memes - I don't think the world has been this obsessed by a death since Jesus. There are two noticeable schools of thought regarding the murder (or "assassination" as some would have it) of the turban-wielding, al-Qaeda terrorist: there are those that believe that America was right in its hasty decision to get straight to the point (almost literally) and introduce the dude to his alleged entourage of virgins up in heaven, and there are those who steer clear of celebrating the fact that he's dead - instead they bite their nails, anxiously awaiting the next suicidal attack from the East. Me? I prefer to take the indecisive high ground

So, for conspiracy theorists those of you who want to know exactly what happened, here is a little diagram that explains everything. Not sure where it hails from, but I found it on Memeburn. Take note of the Tweets on the right, they are quite hilarious.

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