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Archive for January, 2007

Killer Rabbit attacks a Snake

Apparently wild rabbits can get pretty hostile when threatened, but even so … this snake is going to have some explaining to do when it gets home:

(if you can’t see the video, click here

Somehow I saved this post but didn’t publish it last week, so I apologize if you’ve already seen it elsewhere.

As you may have been able to tell, I love fun harmless pranks. Last week’s Post-It note a Jaguar prank inspired me to find other cool office pranks done with Post-it notes. My favorite prank (actually 2 pranks closely spaced) was pulled on an easy-going boss named Chris. As you’ll see, the company has some creative employees.

Chris returns from vacation … it’s immediately apparent that the team has been busy:

Post-it 1

He walks in to find the office is now short 5,000 post-it notes, and the team is a day behind on their deadlines. At least they’re meticulous, and will have plenty of scratch paper for writing up ideas on how to catch up:

Post-It Note 2

A couple weeks later, the team decides their first prank was cool, but lacked artistry … so they start on a more creative project for the boss’s birthday:

Post-It Note 3

4 1/2 hours and 1,120 Post-It notes later, the boss is immortalized in Post-Its:
Post-It Note 4

Wow, even though the photographer was running for safety, it’s obvious the boss does kind of look like the Post-It artwork … although a tad less orange:
Post-It Note 5
“Back to work everyone!”

Thanks to the gang at Marketing Drive in San Francisco for letting me use these shots! You can see all the various pranks done on Chris the boss here. For the ambitious, you can even learn to make your own Post-It photo mosaic here.

I wonder if my company will ask why I placed a purchase order for 25,000 Post-It notes … that’s not out of the ordinary, is it? 😉

I always get frustrated searching for specific pictures via Google Images or Flickr. I know what I want to use, but it takes forever to find it. For this reason, I was elated to find retrievr.

Retrievr lets you draw a picture (or even upload one), then uses your drawing to search Flickr for similar pictures. Here was one of my attempts to draw my favorite cartoon character, SpongeBob:

SpongeBob Drawing

Before you ask: yes, I’d be happy to create custom artwork for you, but the immense demand for my artistry forces me to charge very high rates (also, my 2 year old son says I can’t sell this SpongeBob picture, sorry). OK, so I was pretty excited to see the results, but here’s what came up:

SpongeBob Results

Maybe the picture in the middle was SpongeBob, and was removed from Flickr for copyright reasons? The pin cushion looks a little like SpongeBob though … perhaps an uploaded picture will work better. What better test than to upload a photo originally from Flickr? Here’s a flickr photo that I showed a couple days ago in our Funny Signs post:

Telescope injury

And here is what Retrievr found:

Telescope results

Hmmm … so Retrievr thinks there’s a 2 in 9 shot that the picture is a sign … not too accurate. It appears to rely heavily on shape outline and color. Even if it doesn’t work real well, it’s a lot of fun to try. Personally, I was more impressed by the recognition capabilities of MyHeritage when we did our fun Celebrity face recognition test.

Special thanks to LadyBanana for giving me the idea to find a better way to search Flickr.

I’m beginning to think that it’s almost impossible to prevent kids from being brats part of the time. At least this is my way of rationalizing why my two year old has been bratty lately. Some kids though, are just spoiled brats ALL the time. For instance, check out this girl’s reaction to her new car:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Can you imagine? That’s why, in 14 years, my son will get my 1998 Saturn, and since all the paint will be gone he can have it painted any color he wishes. Problem solved, no tantrums.

On the other end of the spectrum is this kid:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

If your son or daughter is like him, please don’t tell me (s)he’s two, I might go crazy. 😉

Swedish ChefAs a kid, I’d sometimes wonder if there was anyone who didn’t love the Swedish Chef (other than the Swedes of course). I’d anxiously await The Muppets each week, just to see if there’d be a Swedish Chef (or Pigs in Space) segment. Most of the other stuff I didn’t understand, but the Swedish Chef broke through all language and age barriers.

Yesterday, I saw a funny photoshopped picture of the Swedish Chef while surfing around the web. Nostalgia overtook me, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share some of the pictures I found and my favorite Swedish chef video clip. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

For those of you who don’t remember or never saw the Swedish Chef, here’s one of his funnier segments:

(if you can’t see the video, click here, and if you’d like to see a huge collection of Swedish Chef videos (14 minutes in all), click here)

OK, so now for the pictures. These are all from, who hosts some funny (but sometimes PG-13/R rated) photoshop contests.

Swedish Chef gets fired and goes short order:

Swedish chef goes cafe

All hail the Swedish Chef:

All hail the swedish chef

The Swedish Butcher (recognize the muppets in the frame?):

Poor kermit!

Not Swedish Chef related, but my type of humor:

Kermit on the toilet

Anyone else have any memorable Muppets moments? If you watched it regularly, who were your favorite characters?

Here’s something really neat to try … go to any website, then in the Address bar copy and paste the following (to stop the effect, just type another website address into the address bar and hit enter):

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.getElementsByTagName(%22img%22); DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=(Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5)+%22px%22;*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5)+%22px%22}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0)

You’ll see the pictures fly all over the place in a crazy tornado vortex fashion. Some sites are awesome (Amazon’s home page is a good example). Here at Say No to Crack, you might see something like this:

Say No to Crack Vortex
(the Barbie is from a post on Barbie’s Pooping Dog Tanner, which amazingly, is a real product)

For the technically inclined (sorry Anita, I couldn’t help myself), you can change some of the javascript parameters for other neat results. If you find any sites that this trick works well on, or have modified the script and want to share your results, let us know. Appears to have originated here, found via.

What do you think, would you buy a Mac from this guy?

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Apparently this is a Mac commercial from early 1998. I can’t imagine why, but after Steve Jobs returned to Apple later in the year, the Computer Man was never seen again. What a shame.

Here’s a screenprint of the eBay listing:

Lindsay Lohan sell her appendix on ebay

Lohan was quoted as saying: “This whole operation thing has been, like um, really hard for me. I’m hoping that this doesn’t end my singing career, I mean, like, come on … how’s a girl supposed to sing without her applesautix? The money from this auction will be used for a real super cause, and if the winner is cute, he may even get an invite to the, uh, kickin party, ummm … I mean super cause.”

Guy can blow air rings underwater

OK, I was a little freaked out by the guy in Ben’s last post, so instead of people seeing that picture when visiting Say No to Crack, I thought I’d post a cool little video I found earlier today.

Instead of blowing smoke rings (as some smokers can), this guy blows amazingly symetrical air rings underwater. Anyone know how he does this trick?

(if you can’t see the video, click here, found via coolstuff)

Shaved head
Found at Davezilla

This guy must have received some priceless stares from strangers as he was standing around, I would have loved to see it. You know he MUST have pulled some pretty good pranks after taking this picture.

How long do you think he’d make it if he stood in the corner of a bank or airport security area like that?

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