Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Slate.com Serves up the Puppy Love

Slate.com, an online editorial magazine, served up some unintentional humor with an illustration to a story about what gifts to avoid for Christmas. While the gift may be for the daughter, the dad seems to be giving it to the puppy....

(highlighted areas added by me)

Man's best friend....

Here's the story with the pic, which can be clicked for a larger version:

from slate.com, will remove on request

Summing things up, let's do it for the kids, not in front of the kids. With a puppy. On Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

The images presented in this post are for reporting purposes only and are not intended as a challenge to the copyright holder.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

While at Wal*Mart....

Alright, I didn't write this list. This was sent to me in an email, but it was too hilarious not share. I also added one that was on another list but fits in great with this one. Bonus points if you can guess which one was added to this list!

While at Wal*Mart:

1. Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in peoples' carts when they aren't looking.

2. Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, "Code 3 in housewares" and see what happens.

4. Go the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

5. Move a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

6. Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll invite them in if they'll bring in pillows from the bedding department.

7. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin to cry and ask 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'

8. Look right into the security camera; use it as a mirror, & and pick your nose.

9. While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti- depressants are.

10. Dart around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

11. In the auto department, practice your Madonna look using different size funnels.

12. Hide in a clothing rack; when people browse through, say PICK ME!

13. When an announcement comes over the loudspeaker, assume the fetal position and scream "NO! NO! It's those voices again!"

14. Go into a fitting room and shut the door and wait a while; and then yell, very loudly, "There is no toilet paper in here!"

15. Take some peanut butter into a bathroom stall next to one that's being used. Wipe a bit of peanut butter onto some toilet paper and drop it under the divider. Then say, "Oh dang, can you kick that back over hear?"

These things may all be 100% more effective if caught on video by a close personal friend willing to share the video over the internets. Or my inbox.


...and Blingo was it's name-o.

I stumbled across this search engine:


It uses Google to search, but your first ten searches on any given day are potential prizewinners. About every hour, a random search wins a prize ranging from movie tickets or song downloads all the way up to iPods and PSPs. No one pays to register or anything like that; they just buy the stuff with the ad revenue they bring in. I think it is an ingenious way to generate more users and a loyalty base. It will be interesting to see if their award structure changes as their user base grows. When there are more users, there is a lower chance of winning. However, that same increase also brings about an increase in funds for more potential prizes. I will be watching to see if the increase the prize rate as the user base increases. Overall, I think it is a good model for the time being. What are your thoughts on this?