A couple months ago I woke up at 4:30 in the morning thinking about a girl - a girl I haven't thought about in many years. For some reason, my mind wouldn't let go of her memory and I couldn't get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. Eventually I got out of bed, fired up the computer and did a quick Google search for her name. I was somewhat troubled that there was no information whatsoever about her to be found. None. I decided that there needed to be.
"Why?" you may ask. Keep reading.
I love it when someone you think you have pegged totally surprises you. The specific case in point at the moment is Stephen Fry, the renowned British actor, comedian and writer who had perhaps his greatest success with P.G. Wodehouse's character Jeeves alongside Hugh Laurie - that's right, folks, House himself. The pair also worked together in a sketch comedy show called A Bit of Fry and Laurie and again in some of the Blackadder episodes.
But in all things, for the most part at least, you always see Mr. Fry as a very proper - not stuffy, mind you, just proper - Englishman. His voice is very clear and distinct and his pronunciation all but impeccable. His audiobook reading of Hitchhiker's Guide is great and I'm looking forward to hearing more audio books from him.
Anyway - I've always liked his work so when I found out that he's on Twitter, I followed him. He's currently on an expedition in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda checking out gorillas and most of his updates have been - well - proper sounding. A prime example is this:
Just about to set off on gorilla trek and -miracle- a signal! Awaiting news from advance trackers as to where group is.
But this morning I woke up, checked the overnight Twitter updates and saw this:
w00t! Grillaz like totally PWN the jungle, innit
Unexpected and very funny.
Official Timesink Warning: If you've got some time to kill, check out GraphJam for a few good laughs. People submit graphs they have to explain pop culture ideas, everything from song lyrics to movie & TV plots to cliches. Some of them are quite funny.
Oh - and if they don't make sense, look at the Cheat Sheet if one's available for that graph.
I know this goes back quite a few years, but I love this song and was recently reminded of it.
If you've never heard it, read the lyrics and sing along at http://filkertom-itom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sounds-familiar-sheep-marketi....
If you heard it years ago, just relax, sit back and revel in all of it's sheepy goodness.
Those dudes in the Wendy's wigs freak me out more than that creepy, plastic-headed king ever did.
Toward the end of last year, I purchased a couple items from an online electronics vendor. I knew that they wouldn't arrive in time for Christmas but that wasn't a big issue. But since then, certain suspicions have been firmly cemented in my mind.
I've always wanted a Saint Bernard. I figure, if you're gonna love a dog, love a lotta dog. One that will throw itself up on your shoulders and welcome you home. And then drag you to the food bin as a hint...
It's amazing when a simple mistake just takes on a whole new meaning because of the context of the moment. We were playing a game with some friends last night and one guy gave the clue of "It's a type of salami."
His wife blurted out "Promiscutto" (we can only assume she meant this) but we laughed for the next 5 minutes. The made up word was humorous enough but coupled with the idea that it was about salami, it added a new level that we could pick on her about.
I stumbled across a link that showcases 25 Photographs Taken at the Exact Right Time. Some of them are humorous. Others are simply amazing. Still others are potentially painful in that vicarious, ouch-that's-gonna-leave-a-mark sort of way.
And then, as if that wasn't enough, from there I found 12 Excellent Examples of Great Time Lapse Imagery. Oddly enough, while I enjoy looking at the actual time lapse movies, my favorites are the still images of the tree and the city.
I live in the country but I've never seen anything like this.