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November 28, 2006

This song has been stuck in my head for weeks, and I can't figure out where it's from

I whipped up this rendition of it in GarageBand in the hopes that some clubber out there will be able to recognize it. I've narrowed it down to either classical music, a film score, or something from a video game. Or something else entirely.

Have at it.

Posted by Will at 3:32 PM | Comments (7)

November 19, 2006

A list of things that people seem to find hilarious, but I either never did or have gotten sick of for various reasons

  • Ninjas
  • Monkeys
  • Midgets
  • Gratuitous use of the word "cheese"
  • Gratuitous use of the word "pants"
  • People in big theme park size outfits fighting each other
  • Men running around in their briefs
  • The Interweb (I'd put Internets here as well, but I recently found out GWB originated it, so I'll let it slide )
  • Pirates

As a special bonus, here's a wildly unscientific graph of the distribution of results from searching google with each of those words and "funny:"

And as an extra special bonus, a pirate joke:

Q: What's not funny?
A: Pirates arrr not funny.

Feel free to add things that you don't find funny in the comments.

Posted by Will at 10:19 PM | Comments (10)

November 13, 2006

Monday links

You like that title, how it vaguely implies that I might do this once a week.

Anyway, my two time ex-coworker Dervala has some interesting things to say about passion (and it's not the kind of passion you're probably thinking of.)

In other news, British police made an arrest in Batman and Robin outfits. This is the second British real life Batman story I've seen in the past few years, the first being a news story that some guy just appeared out of nowhere dressed as Batman, beat some other guy up, and then ran off. What's it all mean? I don't know. Happy Monday.

Posted by Will at 10:11 PM | Comments ()

November 8, 2006

A very Joust Halloween

You may remember last year's halloween, where I dressed as one of the guys from Primer. There were two problems with this costume. a) Turns out, not a lot of people have seen Primer. b) I just looked like a guy in a shirt and tie. This year I decided to rectify the problem and go as something that would made it look like I planned my costume more than a few hours in advance, and have an explanation for it that wouldn't elicit blank stares from everyone. I give you, my Joust Halloween costume.

I also want to give my friend Keith props for going as a kind of nightmare Scrooge McDuck.

I thought I had next year's costume all ready to go too. See, last Halloween, I saw this guy in this cheap, straight out of the bargain bin at the costume shop French maid outfit. Brilliant, I thought. A satire of the half-assed trashy costumes girls wear just to look sexy on Halloween. Then I realized that the guy I was looking at was actually a woman, and it probably wasn't satire. Even more brilliant, I can use the idea myself now. But turns out my friend Brian did it in high school. I suppose I'll have to come up with something myself now.

Posted by Will at 10:34 PM | Comments (1)