Thursday, March 26, 2009

Classic "Deep Thought"

“Probably the saddest thing you'll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy. Forget it, little friend.”

- Jack Handey, from Saturday Night Live

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Irony Alert.

Today, this unfortunate kid came in the door and asked for an application.

You may be (ARE) thinking: what's so funny here?

The whole situation ties together once you know what his T-shirt said:

"Genius by Birth / Slacker by Choice"


Friday, March 20, 2009

You've GOT to be kidding

Seriously?!? No. Really?

Read it and weep.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Ironic" by Alanis Morrissette

This quote from comedian Ed Byrne is right on the money about this song:

"The only ironic thing about that song is it's called ironic and it's written by a woman who doesn't know what irony is. That's quite ironic."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Promising Signs of a Developing Sense of Humor

My kids love this character, Katie, from the movie (she's NOT in the book!), "Horton Hears a Who!" She is such a bizarre addition to this movie, which is already a bit off-kilter since it's from the mind of Dr. Seuss. The scene pictured above makes them crack up, especially Zoe, who can imitate her to a T.

I love it because the humor is weird. It makes me have hope in my little chillun. They will surely go far.

Watch this to get the full effect.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Ministry of Information": A Larger-Than-Life Government

Is our government becoming something akin to this? This movie, "Brazil", is an excellent (and yes, highly surreal - this is a Terry Gilliam film, after all) glimpse into a future that is all too near. Although it leans heavily on themes from George Orwell's prophetic "1984," the story still has its own voice. There are many more scenes similar to this one, but I love the over-the-top satire of what excessive government work looks like. If you get a chance to see this movie, I believe you'll enjoy it. It is difficult to figure out, at times, but that's what makes it awesome; you have to decipher and put some "work" into viewing it to make ends meet. Not an easily digestible piece of art, but well worth it. The set design and camerawork are astounding.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Obama NickJr PSA

OK - try to imagine if there was something akin to this made about President Bush. Having a difficult time? That right. Because it would be something that would NEVER HAPPEN. This is hilarious, in the sense that it makes you laugh at the absurdity and cry at how our children are being indoctrinated.

Wait a minute..... wait a minute. It's not really biased. Especially the part that says, "...and he writes WONDERFUL speeches!"

My face is frozen in a stunned position.