I thought this New Yorker piece, "The Wisdom of Children," was truly hilarious. Here's an excerpt from Part I, "A Conversation at the Grownup Table, as Imagined at the Kids’ Table:"
FRIEND FROM WORK: Hey, guess what! My voice is pretty loud!
DAD: (laughing) There are actual monsters in the world, but when my kids ask I pretend like there aren’t.
MOM: I’m angry! I’m angry all of a sudden!
DAD: I’m angry, too! We’re angry at each other!
MOM: Now everything is fine.
DAD: We just saw the PG-13 movie. It was so good.
So this week's theme is for the kids: A Day At Elementary School.
- How to make a sideways room. I really, really, really want someone to do this.
- Neato examples of animation reuse in Disney films.
- Man has slice of ham and pineapple pizza tattooed on his head. The tat was done by the same guy who inked an English breakfast on a man's head a couple of weeks ago. "The tattoo took three hours to complete and features three types of ham, chunks of pineapple and long strands of cheese dripping down Mr Helsby's neck."
- "A polar bear cub currently living in a zoo in Germany has escaped death by lethal injection after animal rights activists said he would be better off dead."
- Chinese man sentenced to death for selling overpriced ant farms.
- The first time I have ever looked at a brownie pan and thought, "genius!"
- Control the white ball using the arrow keys. Stay on top of the blue box or YOU LOSE!
- Creepy Russian playground pictures.
Slogan generator mixes a random thing with a random advertising slogan. Some of the better results it generated for me:
Incest: Reach out and touch someone
Venereal disease: Get the sensation
Nerve gas: Betcha can't eat just one
Hepatitis: Yeah, we've got that
- Short attention spans serve a purpose.
- "Fossil hunters have found the remains of small dinosaurs that made their home in a burrow, a finding which implies the reptiles that once ruled the world could exploit a much wider habitat than thought."
School's out, kids. Have a good weekend.