Category Archives: People say the funniest things

Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls Ice Cream

Inspired by one of my all time favorite Saturday Night Live skits, Ben & Jerry’s is introducing for a limited time only Schweddy Balls Ice Cream.

Want to send your friends a “Schweddy Greeting Card” via Facebook – B&J’s makes it easy to do, simply link to their facebook page dedicated to the new ice cream here.

According to the website this flavor is Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum and loaded with fudge covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls. Damn that sounds good doesn’t it?

AC360 Ridiculist: Gerard Depardieu

Proof that no matter how mature, all men find potty humor funny. Even the suave Anderson Cooper cannot contain himself with his potty-mouth double entendre.

Google, Matthew Epstein wants you to hire him

Its no secret that a lot of very talented people are currently looking for work. It also doesn’t take a rocket scientist for people to recognize that half the game is being able to differentiate yourself from others. However, there is a very fine line between thinking outside-the-box and creatively identifying ways to get the attention of a potential employer.

Matthew Epstein appears to understands how to walk that fine line with his website and video. Together I think they are equal parts genious and hilarious. Tailored perfectly to Google’s quirky personality but professional enough to warrant a closer look, it appears that Matthew’s request for “one phone call and 15 minutes” of Google’s time has paid off (sort of). Google did contact Matthew but asked him to go through the standard hiring process, which apparently he’s fine with doing.

Who knows how this might end, but I’m cheering on Matthew and the millions of others out there right now looking for work.

Thanks Tim for sharing this with me.

Tweet of the Day: High Maintenance

From time to time I read tweets that I feel compelled to share. AdamCooperBB’s tweet from earlier today definitely made me laugh. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well. For the record, I don’t think you’re high maintenance; I think you’re very important. :-)

World map of useless stereotypes

Source: Seduced by the new blog

How did you find BosGuy?

Earlier this week, I revealed that a blog posting dating back to early November 2010 entitled Every gay teenagers dream: Darren Criss continues to drive a fair amount of traffic to my blog.

This got me to thinking about what other postings continue to drive visitors to my site purely based on online search terms.

Most of the search terms that Blogger has identified are fairly logical. However there was one term / phrase in particular that caught my attention. Apparently when people type into Google, “Big Ass” my post from December 2010 entitled, Does this chair make my ass look big shows up at the bottom of the first page of search results. Who knew so many people were searching for “Big Ass” online? I’m pretty sure they are disappointed in the blog posting when they click through to the link.

Go the F#ck to Sleep

Have you heard of Adam Mansbach’s book which was released last week?

The book’s facebook page, describes the story as a beautifully, subversive, and pants-wettingly funny book for parents new, old, and expectant.

Although I have no children, I’m familiar with the sleep deprivation that seems to go hand-in-hand with parenting and in light of this past Sunday’s celebration of Fathers, I thought it somewhat timely to share. The book can be bought online and is sold at most major bookstore retailers.

Parking etiquette

As I was walking to get my afternoon cup of joe, I happened to see someone who was unable to park their extra large tank SUV within the white lines of the parking lot. The driver had some how managed to straddle two spaces at a near 45 degree diagonal.

Back in May 2009 I snapped the photo you see above and the following post which is below. Today’s parking-challenged driver currently occupying two spaces, made me think back to the original post so I thought I’d share for new readers who may face similar frustrations and find this funny.

May 3, 2009 – Parking can be tough in Boston
I feel compelled to make a few comments. First, I’ve seen far worse parking in the city so this seems a bit harsh. Second, I doubt this helps Boston’s image as an unfriendly city. Third, that is damn funny… In case you can not read the fine print, the person has checked off “two spots for one car” as the reason why the person parks like an asshole. Other options on the flyer include, “ummm…a little too close”; “over the painted lines”; “that’s a compact?” among others.

You can go to YouParkLikeanAsshole if you would like to ticket someone in the near future.

Tweet of the Day: Republican Presidential debate

This is actually a couple days late, but better late than never. Huffington Post right now has a collection of funny tweets that were sent during the CNN Republican Presidential debate in NH. If you’d like to peruse them all you can link here.

NSFW – AntiTexting PSA

Thanks to Gawker for sharing this story. Beware that the video is full of vulgarities so for those who might be offended feel free to just read a bit about what one movie house in Austin has done to deter people from using their cell phones while in the movie theater.

Apparently one (former) patron of this movie house was ejected and left a colorful message complaining about her treatment. The owners decided to take the ex-patron’s rant and use it as a PSA to ensure that everyone is aware of their zero tolerance policy with regards to cell phone usage. I think this is brilliant and the woman dialing in to complain comes across as a complete _____________ (you can fill in the blank).

OldManSearch on twitter

Recently my brother-in-law brought to my attention the twitter handle, OldManSearch. This is absolutely hilarious. The twitter handle sort of explains why the tweets are so random and interesting.

The profile reads: My dad is 81 years old. I’m teaching him how to use the internet. I told him twitter was how to search things on Google. These tweets are what he’s searching.

The tweets are quite random both in subject matter and frequency but I thought I would share a recent example to provide some insight and humor.

Parents beware

Overheard at work today…

I rarely talk about work on my blog because I don’t think anyone would find it particularly interesting, but today I was privy to a conversation that had me in stitches. Without going into too much detail, a dialog between a small group resulted the most junior member delivering an absolute zinger.

I should predicate this, by sharing this was a virtual meeting that took place via conference call with all parties dialing in to meet. At one point, a senior manager pushed back on a more junior member (while the request was not unreasonable, it was clearly something the senior member should be managing).

After being asked to manage the task in question the more junior member said with amazing sincerity “that type of responsibility is beyond my pay scale.” -OUCH-

Perhaps if you don’t work as I do with most of your meetings over the phone you cannot appreciate the type of vacuum this creates with everyone simultaneously gasping then hitting mute on their phone so they can laugh in private and not appear unprofessional. Maybe the story won’t translate as hoped, but it still has me in stitches while I type this.

Where all the men are

I’ve posted this picture in the past, but I never grow tired of it. This tiny park on West Newton Street in Boston’s South End always makes me chuckle when I walk past it, because words do matter and no matter how wonderful Mr. (or Ms.) Hiscock was – its an unfortunate name. Ironically, this park happens to be in the traditionally gay neighborhood of Boston, the South End.

If you happen to live in Boston, I say with all sincerity, “I hope you can stop by this spring or summer to enjoy Hiscock”.

I first posted this on my blog back in 2009, and since then, I’ve seen this make the rounds on the web. However, I still think this is hilarious.

If you find yourself at a Pride Rally or Gay Marriage Rally this summer (and you know there will be guys like this there)… Maybe this is something to consider. I know I wish I had thought of this back in 2003 when I was down at the Massachusetts State House to show my support for same-sex marriage.