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That which tickles your funny bone


Okay, I’ll admit it: I have an Animaniacs folder in my music directory. Who can’t resist their catchy yet educational songs about countries of the world? Well, Cracked has put together the top 15 (Painfully) Unforgettable Cartoon Theme Songs from our childhoods along with videos. For a blast from the past, check it out.

Condemned Building

An Ohio judge has sentenced a negligent landlord to house arrest in one of the landlord’s own dilapidated buildings until appropriate repairs are made to the neglected properties.

Lakewood Municipal Judge Patrick Carroll ordered Richard Naumann to live in his Lake Avenue apartment building — which has no heat, hot water, operable stoves or ovens — until proper repairs are made to the two buildings he owns.

This is what some call fair housing practices.

Cincinnati Mushroom House

The house pictured above is called the “Mushroom House” and it is a frequent sight on my walks with Storm here in Cincinnati. For more pics of the houses you always wished you could have when you were little, check out Amazing Thing’s picture list of incredible houses. My other favorite is the dragon tower!

Cheney Pitching

Oh, Cheney. Now you can’t even go to a baseball game without being booed.

Perhaps it has to do with your failed administration or how you misused intelligence to take us to war or how you destabilized the Middle East. But I think it is more about image. Really, what you need is a new look. I have compiled a short list to help you get started:

  1. Stop hunting doves. No one likes it when you fill a symbol of their God full of birdshot.
  2. Stop hunting lawyers. While people don’t like lawyers, you’re not allowed to shoot them.
  3. Smile. And not that facial contortion where you fold up one side of your top lip. Let’s shoot try for a little more Sean Connery and a little less Dr. Evil.
  4. Carry a puppy. This is all the rage in Hollywood. Simply carry a small cute puppy (alive) with you at all times. That way, if your new smile doesn’t work, people will still find the animal adorable and assume you’re a sensitive guy for having such a charming pet.
  5. Eat cheerios… At least when people are watching. That way, it will look like your failing heart is kept beating by good nutrition, not some dark unspeakable force.
  6. Wear bright colors. Black might work well for the whole Darth Vader thing, but it kind of puts people off. Perhaps a nice pink cardigan with some white trousers.
  7. Hang out with Bono. Hey, it worked for Bush.

True Lies

A couple of weeks ago, TPMMuckraker noticed a strange blog on called Grandma in Iraq that posts only upbeat and happy stories about Iraq. After a little investigative journalism (yes, some people still do that), TPMM found out that ‘Grandma’ was really a public affairs officer for the U.S. army.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (owner of, got bombarded with letters and e-mails. Within two days, they changed the top title of Suzanne ‘Grandma’ Fournier’s blog to show her true employment.

Suzanne’s defense? The Cincinnati Enquirer apparently published her role in previous installments of their newspaper. That of course makes it okay because every time I visit a new blog I search for the person’s name in every local paper to find out their real identity.

I guess the Enquirer apparently think journalism is about publishing what the government writes under false guises instead of, oh, I don’t know, asking questions, reporting, and the like.

Unicorn with Raibow

Because nothing you see is real.

Maybe other news addicts will understand. It’s a wasted day because tomorrow you find out that half of the stories that you read are false and the other half are deathly true, but you did not care because you thought they were pranks. It must be a great day for the police question whether or not an alligator really did escape from the zoo and ate one of ol’ Miss Robinson’s 157 cats.

Anyway, if you missed out on all of the tomfoolery, Wikipedia is has a pagefor all of the events that occurred today in all of their glory. Enjoy.

Rotating Snakes Optical Illusion

No, the picture above is not moving nor animated in anyway. It’s just one of many illusions you can find at Mighty Optical Illusions. It is a wonderful place to lose many, many hours.

For those of you at the office, the dragon illusion is my favorite and will get you lots of friends. Just put it on your desk across from someone during a meeting to really freak them out.

Wicked Wednesday, full of one-liner posts (or almost), short, sweet, and to the point. Here’s a little Calvin and Hobbes:

Calvin and Hobbes

I Heart You Message Plant

Get your significant other something special this year. The Amazing Message Plant sprouts with the message “I ♥ You”. And yes, this is a real product with the current special of buy three get one free for all you players. (via Popgadget)

Beever Puddle

This guy is incredible. From Rense:

Julian Beever is an English artist who is famous for his art on the pavements of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Its peculiarity? Beever gives his drawings an anamorphosis view, his images are drawn in such a way which gives them three dimensionality when viewing from the correct angle.

Beever Coke Bottle

Beever Missing Street Tile

Here is an image from the incorrect angle:

Beever Incorrect Angle

Here it is again from the correct angle:

Beever Correct Angle

(via the Kircher Society)