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Cell phone chicken

Cell Phone ChickenThis image has been making the rounds on Facebook so I thought I’d share it.  Planning on going to dinner with friends later this week? Perhaps you’d like to introduce them to what I’m now calling “Cell Phone Chicken”… Just like the childhood game played on bikes – the first to make a move is the chicken.  The brilliant thing about this game is it need not just be played at a restaurant.

GPS: Getting People Stupid

DumbWhile I can get easily turned around and reading a map can make me go cross-eyed, I can usually get myself from point A to point B.  However, many of my friends and family would struggle to find their way out of a paper bag so I can appreciate how helpful mapping applications can be for people.

While I’m thankful to have these mapping apps, I’ve noticed that many (you know who you are) have become so reliant on them that they have either lost what little sense of direction they had or they suffer moments of extreme stupidity; hence my new acronym for GPS - Getting People Stupid.

I’ve had friends intending to drive to Portland, ME end up just outside Albany, NY  (FYI – Albany is 3 hours west of Boston and Portland is 1+ hour northeast).  Friends have missed the exit to their home.  And I’ve had friends pass by shops they wanted to visit because they were directed to the same franchise further away.  Why would one use a mapping app for well traveled / familiar journeys or get into their automobile for a road trip without even the faintest understanding of where they are driving or how long the trip might take?

I will admit these do make for good stories, but is asking someone to have self-awareness when driving too much to ask? Next time you feel the need to use your mapping app ask yourself this question: Do you know where you are going?  If not,  look at the mapping route before you get in the car or better yet, simply turn off the device and follow the road signs. I’m sure you’ll find your way – after all that is why we spend so much money putting those big signs up over the highway… think of them as pre-GPS mapping technology.

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Leap FrogI was perusing Matt’s blog, Giants, Cowboys, Football, Rugby and Life when I saw these guys playing leap frog. I think we should add this to the Boston Gay & Lesbian sports league.  I’d sign up.

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Butt FlavorCandy for tops?

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pizza-hut-perfumeNo, I’m not making this up. According to The Star Pizza Hut has a new pizza-scented perfume that contest winners may receive which smells of  freshly baked dough.  Hat tip to OMG Blog for sharing.

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Michaelangelo

Smallest penis competition

When I stumbled upon this, I thought it was too funny and simply had to share.  Earlier this month, Rawstory reported that erotica site Singlesex.dk is holding  a “Smallest Penis Competition”.  Apparently men are encouraged to send photos of their private parts; the man with the smallest penis wins an iPhone.

The owner of the sex site, Morten Fabricius said he hoped the funny and quirky aspect of the competition would enable people to poke a little fun at a sensitive subject.  The rules are simple: send in a photo to the website with your erection and a measuring tape next to it and send the photo in before January 13, 2013.

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My personal trainer’s rather poignant post in response to last week’s Presidential debate when Mitt Romney suggested he would cut spending  to help balance the Federal Budget and then proceeded to cite cutting PBS which produces shows like Sesame Street.

“The supposedly conservative candidate tells us about “waste” in government, and ticks off $10 million in frivolous pork-barrel projects that outrage him…in order to elicit laughter and applause from partisan audiences. All right, so that’s 0.00045 percent of the federal budget dealt with; what does he propose to do with the other 99.99955 percent in order to return our country to live within its means? Not a word. Those same three or four silly programs will be brought up all campaign long and that’s all we’ll hear about where the candidate stands on spending.

Why aren’t they talking about the real.issues. NDAA, the federal reserve, perpetual wars, the patriot act, and our huge debt and countless other economic issues that weren’t addressed during the debate.”

I completely agree Kris. I also think it is shameful that President Obama didn’t press this issue more.   The lack of specifics from both candidates leads to ridiculous comments like Romney’s about cutting PBS.

Connect-A-Cord

connect-a-cordWho has a bathroom with an electrical outlet in their shower?

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weird-photoSource: Rainbow Colored South Blog

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logo-failLast week I shared a logo dating back to 1973 for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission that would never fly today for reasons so obvious and not worth going into.   On a more comical note, I thought I’d share a similar logo-failure.  Which do you notice first the restaurant or the unintended imagery?

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This is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission. It even won an award from the Art Directors Club of L.A.  Not sure what people were thinking, and all I can conclude is that people were far more innocent in 1973. This would never fly today.

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All things considered it’s a funny phone number

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I do feel like I am channeling a bit of Mean Girls by including this photo, but I thought this was so hilarious and his identity remains anonymous so a Mean Girl I must be… I went ahead and post the pic.

What this picture doesn’t share is that all the while his jeans kept dropping lower, he was chatting with me; either oblivious to the fact that a quarter moon was on the rise or not caring.

So here’s the bit that makes me go “hmm…”  I’m sure you’re familiar with the term Plumber’s Crack, but this gentleman is not a plumber. I initally wanted to say it’s Carpenter’s Crack since he’s installing carpet.  It even has a nice ring to it,  but we all know that a carpenter is someone who works with wood not carpet so what would you call this?

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Cape CodHoly Crap!

It’s bad enough the movie Jaws which was filmed not far from here gave me nightmares as a kid, but a jump in the seal population has brought Great White sharks back to the coastline of Cape Cod.

Swimmers in Cape Cod were allowed back into the water this past Sunday after a great white shark sighting closed a popular beach. The shark was spotted ~100 yards off Nauset Beach in Orleans. For those unfamiliar with the local geography, Orleans is not the next town over, but its close enough to Provincetown to make me queasy. Curious about this story you can read more here.