Recently, I decided to conduct a Google experiment and write down what the search engines suggests for the phrase "why are" followed by all kinds of nationalities, races, and localities (alright, "recently" seems to be last March, as evident from the Google theme, but I only decided to post this now).
I did this just for fun and found most of the results funny, some hilarious, and some offensive and controversial.
However, all of them have a reason for being there – statistics. It's what people search for. The cream of the crop. Stereotypes, hilarities, it's all here.
If you can, please don't take them too close to heart. In fact, if you're a righteous conservative thinking of lecturing me, …
Hey, I can relate to today’s xkcd! It hits close to home:
And some more traveling down the Perl related memory lane (yeah, these are old, I know):
If you are a programmer, you, by definition, belong to the elite [awesome] human breed called geeks. If you know how to code in Python or Ruby, you might even think you’re pretty hot shit. But none of that compares in hotshitness to what you are about to learn.
Allow me to introduce LOLCODE – perhaps the most serious and, for some, cryptic, programming language. It is Turing-complete and uses an advanced compiler called Brainfuck (I’m still totally serious, and by the way if you’ve never heard of LOLCATS, then you’re not spending nearly enough time on the Internets. See the funny button that looks like a cross at the top right of your IE? Click it or your …
Hey, it's Matt again from www.wherethehellismatt.com and his 2008 video is absolutely stunning. In short, Matt goes around the world and performs a little dance, purposely bad. The scenes from his videos were already amazing enough but this one absolutely tops them all. This my most favorite video in a long while.
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo. Be careful, you may turn all teary-eyed for a minute, even if you're a guy – yeah.
Doctor to his patient: "Sir, you have to stop masturbating."
Patient: "Why, doctor?"
Doctor: "Because it's preventing me from examining you."
[translated from Russian: http://anekdot.ru/an/an0806/j080605;1.html]
Today Travis was messing around with a Chinese site blinkx has indexed a short while ago http://www.tudou.com and saw a cryptic error message that started coming up on all pages. The message looked something like this:
3月14日凌晨0:00 ~ 夜间24:00，我们的服务暂停24小时。
In order to provide you with better service, we are expanding the relocation of the central room of potatoes.
March 14 at 0:00 to 24:00 at night, our services will be suspended for 24 hours.
March 15 at 0:00 new room on the relocation is …
Courtesy of OSnews. This comic still cracks me up, weeks after I saw it. It's one of those comics that your CS teacher would print out and slap on his door, so that in the moments of doom students would at least have something humorous to look at. Here it is:
Found this on digg today, which caused me to literally laugh out loud. Is this guy just too happy to report the weather or just looking to score a promotion?
Don't forget to read some of the digg comments. For example:
- "Maybe he's hoping it'll just blow over."
- "With a wang the size of Ohio you would think he would have a better job than local weather."
- "Who would want a wang the shape of E.T.'s finger? Unless it's to "probe" people for all their memories like in American Dead"
- "Well that was a hard one to look at."