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Amazon Weirdness

Sometimes poking around on line I run into something that makes me chuckle or is just off and I grab it for later. Amazon makes me chuckle or is off often enough to get its own post.

Amazon is notorious for hounding people to buy more of things that are obviously one-off purchases – refrigerators, toilet seats, & the like. Their “AI” is as dumb as a box of rocks and not just for recommendations.

All I ordered was cat food.

All I ordered was cat food.


I like my color film developer to be sheer and warm.

I like my color film developer to be sheer and warm.


Now we know where Clippy found work. I was afraid to click the suggestion link.

Now we know where Clippy found work. I was afraid to click the suggestion link.


This is a little perplexing. I was writing the review pre-coffee but it’s not that bad. Is “got hard” objectionable? Is “COVID” just a blanket trigger to lazily avoid misinformation? No idea.
Carefully reviewing, riiight. Rejected!

Carefully reviewing, riiight. Rejected!


Frequently, the best parts are reviews that do make it through the dumb-bots.
I don't even remember what this was reviewing.

I don’t even remember what this was reviewing.


My favorite Q&A.

My favorite Q&A.


We won’t end because AI became self-aware and wiped us out. We’ll end because “thermos of noodles for lunch” was a pattern match for “thermonuclear launch”.

Random Post 03 August 2020

Optimist vs Pessimist

Optimist vs Pessimist


The light through the wine glass looks like a disgruntled alien.

The light through the wine glass looks like a disgruntled alien.


Photojournalism is exhausting work.

Photojournalism is exhausting work.


A bold fashion statement.

A bold fashion statement.


Hehe, my phone got so baked on 4/20 it got the time backwards.

Hehe, my phone got so baked on 4/20 it got the time backwards.


On a recycling bin at the transfer station.

On a recycling bin at the transfer station.


I buy unrelated stuff that would look odd together but "frequently"?

I buy unrelated stuff that would look odd together but “frequently”?

It’s just a battery. Honest!

Sometimes I watch Youtube videos on a channel called “The 8-Bit Guy”. I originally saw one on restoring an Osborne 1 “portable” computer. When I started at Computerland going on two score years ago, they’d been without a service department guy for a while. I walked in to a stack of Osbornes needing repair and learned fast. Any way it caught my eye.

I watched a video on rebuilding the battery pack in an old Apple laptop. Afterward, what happened was so bizarre, I had to comment on the video:

“You can’t make this up. Our smart TV asked me to rate this video with this dialog:

I put a link to the photo in the Youtube comment. I don't think you can add attachments to comments.

I put a link to the photo in the Youtube comment. I don’t think you can add attachments to comments.

I’m in the US, don’t log in on the TV, and I’ve never been asked to rate a video before. I think Youtube’s algorithm may have thought the batteries were, um, something else. At the risk of getting agency attention, I gave it 5 stars. Great content BTW.”

If anyone needs me, I’ll be at a black site somewhere.

Random Post for 17 September 2019

This may be my favorite comment on the 52 Cameras YouTube channel

This may be my favorite comment on the 52 Cameras YouTube channel


Red eye reduction on wedding pictures made BORG BRIDE!

Red eye reduction on wedding pictures made BORG BRIDE!


I think the generator was spewing diesel fumes into the building again when I made this

I think the generator was spewing diesel fumes into the building again when I made this


Thanka.  Thanka verra mush.

Thanka. Thanka verra mush.


eeg

eeg


I love this.  Especially because a rock is a bud and a microscope is a bong

I love this. Especially because a rock is a bud and a microscope is a bong


Inspired by: https://imgur.com/gallery/RZqNrSQ
The cats were driving M nuts. She wrote “I’m tired of their shenanigans. They think it’s my duty to entertain them”. Auto-correct jumped in and changed it to “Duty Town Terrain”.
Album Cover game (yeah, I misspelled shenanigans)

Album Cover game (yeah, I misspelled shenanigans)

Random Post for 29 May 2019

When I left the job in Los Alamos, I sent myself a bunch of emails. The digital equivalent of cleaning out your desk I guess.

Remember when Spaghetti Cat was the big thing?

Sticky note portrait by M

Sticky note portrait by M


Zombies and cats just naturally go together

Zombies and cats just naturally go together


Remember when Sweet Brown and “Ain’t nobody got time for dat!” was the big thing?
I took it in a different direction

I took it in a different direction


My friend emailed and the bobcat picture is from October 9, 2016.
Visitor at my friend's house in Santa Fe

Visitor at my friend’s house in Santa Fe


Going waaay back, remember the Partnership for a Drug Free America PSAs?

But try to find the Grape-Nuts commercial where Euell Gibbons asks, “Ever eat a pine tree?”.

Random post for 11 July 2018

You ever look at some of the spam that gets caught by email filters? Sometimes there are lengthy paragraphs of text that looks like they were scraped from random emails, texts, and web sites. Some of it is tiny, like this one, and some is white text on a white background that goes on and on.

Red Lobster spam

Red Lobster spam


Every now and then there’s something funny in it, like this bit of slam poetry.

Jamaican dance hall music
Hussydom
Peasanthood
Jamaican dance hall music
Immortalizer
Three-penny piglet
LOL, Jamaican dance hall music


This popped up at an online Sudoku site. I probably don’t want to know.
Ice cream?  Potato?  Diseased organ?

Ice cream? Potato? Diseased organ?




Forgot which spam we were writing.

Forgot which spam we were writing.



The app installation progress looks like cartoon Hitler.

The app installation progress looks like cartoon Hitler.




Dang Etsy, do you know something I don’t?
OK, OK, OK, OK, OK, Wait, what?!

OK, OK, OK, OK, OK, Wait, what?!

Random Post for 28 November 2017

I’ll start with this cartoon and get it out of the way.
I need to get one of those things that helps you make straight text.

I know it's not nice to make fun of someone's appearance or name but f__k this guy.

I know it’s not nice to make fun of someone’s appearance or name but f__k this guy.


September was safety and security awareness month at work and this is the logo they chose.
Shades of Soviet propaganda posters.

Shades of Soviet propaganda posters.


I couldn’t resist. The same words according to an on line translator.
Be Essential, Comrade.

Be Essential, Comrade.


Not to be outdone, a buddy at work pranked me in the same style. He did the spine of a manual on my bookshelf too.
Arm & Hammer & Sickle.  I didn't notice for over a month.

Arm & Hammer & Sickle. I didn’t notice for over a month.

M left this drawing for me.

M left this drawing for me.


Looks like Kid from Kid N' Play.  (Wikipedia claims fair use because it's a promo.  I'm using it in a satirical work.)

Looks like Kid from Kid N’ Play. (Wikipedia claims fair use because it’s a promo. I’m using it in a satirical work.)


Soap dispenser is appalled and angered by your lack of hygiene.

Soap dispenser is appalled and angered by your lack of hygiene.