We’ll ignore the whole science (or more correctly the lack of) behind stomach fat being squeezed up into breasts. As if this commercial isn’t silly enough on it’s own it’s got some amazing retro gaming sound bytes for whenever the corset is tightened. By American standards this is just outright silly. In related news Booty Pop is still funny too.
Profound Calvin and Hobbes Quotes
This Quora thread has some fantastic Calvin and Hobbes quotes. The older I get, the more I realize how profound and genius Calvin and Hobbes really are (or were).
Calvin: “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”
Calvin: “It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.”
Calvin: “Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?”
Mrs. Wormwood: “What state do you live in?”
Calvin: “In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.”
Calvin: “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.”
Calvin: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
I might just need to eventually get the whole collection (I still need to get The Far Side too). I might love comics a little bit.
CNBC reporting on the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival:
The festival features 10 different types of bacon, plus all things bacon — bacon sausage, bacon meatballs, bacon doughnuts, bacon butterscotch cupcakes — even a walking slab of bacon! There’s a bacon-eating contest, bacon lectures and a bacon song contest — and yes, there’s a crowning of the Bacon Queen! Contestants are asked questions like their favorite memory of bacon, their favorite kind of bacon and their favorite way to cook bacon (the most common answer is “naked,” incidentally).
It sounds magical.
Strange Signage: No Coitus
I love signage. It’s interesting how someone in a minimalist way tries to send a message to a massive audience. Here is a sign prohibiting sex. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.
Via: Consumerist and News.com.au
Chad Vader Parodies “Friday”
Capuchin Monkey Plays With iPad
Pretty sure I saw this one a while back and forgot to post it, now it’s making the rounds again. If you ever needed instructions for how to make a bouquet of roses out of bacon, the internet has the answer for you.
Roses are red,
Bacon is also red,
Poems are hard,
I don’t mention bacon related things nearly enough on this blog for some reason. I’ll work on that. I happen to like bacon and know a thing or two about it.
Drunk Guy Bohemian Rhapsody
There’s “drunk” and there’s “singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody in the back of the cop car drunk”. This guy is the latter.
This is what the internet was made for. In other news, I’ve somehow managed to publish 3 Bohemian Rhapsody blog posts here. That song is just associated with anything strange or unusual on the Internet. Wayne and Garth agree.
The Best Of April Fools Day 2012
Unlike many of my peers I’m not really a curmudgeon when it comes to Internet pranks on April Fools. Some are cool, others aren’t very well done. Get on with it. There wasn’t that much this year, presumably because April 1 falls on a weekend this year. Two however were pretty awesome:
Google Maps 8 Bit “Quest”
This is just outright awesome. It’s a fully “usable” 8-bit version of their map. This wasn’t just a quickie hack, it’s actually well implemented and complete. It’s very NES.
XKCD’s Targeted Comics
Everyone’s favorite comic XKCD went over the top by creating a bunch of targeted comics based on several aspects including browser, ISP, and location. The folks at reddit have been working to break it down. It’s quite complicated and clearly took some time. A lot of comics were drawn to make this work.