Posts tagged with ‘humor’

Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) — Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences have recently reconfirmed a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong, founder of the Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668).

The lair is located 200 meters from the Yongmyong Temple in Moran Hill in Pyongyang City. A rectangular rock carved with words “Unicorn Lair” stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392).

North Korean News Agency, Lair of King Tongmyong’s Unicorn Reconfirmed in DPRK.

FJP: Unicorns!

H/T: Atlantic Wire

Field Guide to Facial Hair in Tech
Via Wired:

In Silicon Valley, the beard is everything — unless you’re a woman or you’re Mark Zuckerberg and you can’t grow one. For everyone else, a beard is essential to Silicon Valley success. But not just any beard. You must carefully grow your facial hair to suit your particular role in the tech ecosystem.

Read through to view the rest.

Field Guide to Facial Hair in Tech

Via Wired:

In Silicon Valley, the beard is everything — unless you’re a woman or you’re Mark Zuckerberg and you can’t grow one. For everyone else, a beard is essential to Silicon Valley success. But not just any beard. You must carefully grow your facial hair to suit your particular role in the tech ecosystem.

Read through to view the rest.

The Intern, Part 2: Is it Hot in Here

Competition to become the Lady Business intern heats up as Erik claims he’s the “biggest feminist” he knows and Ashley is prepared to go the extra mile.

Learn more about Lady Business here and join them on Facebook, YouTube and/or Tumblr.

Initial Reactions from #PoynterEthics
We’re hoping Jihii will write a thought provoking analysis of what she heard, saw and talked about at today’s Poynter symposium on journalism ethics in the digital age.
Meantime, she wrote a note to us this afternoon.
We added some starstruck purples and pinks and blueish hues to it because yes, she is this excited about this stuff.

Initial Reactions from #PoynterEthics

We’re hoping Jihii will write a thought provoking analysis of what she heard, saw and talked about at today’s Poynter symposium on journalism ethics in the digital age.

Meantime, she wrote a note to us this afternoon.

We added some starstruck purples and pinks and blueish hues to it because yes, she is this excited about this stuff.

Lady Business: Newscast, October 2012

Earlier this month we mentioned that we partnered on a satirical news show called Lady Business. And here, to get your pregame on for tonight’s debate, is the first newscast.

Lady Business follows the exploits Rebecca Whitehurst and Jenny Grace. The shows will alternate between newscasts like this and behind the scenes episodes as they try to build their news empire.

For updates, follow Rebecca and Jenny on Tumblr, Facebook or YouTube.

Runtime: ~13:30

The Meme vs. The Campaign Ad
So on Tuesday, governor Romney made a gaffe, which turned into a meme, which now lives on the internet in various ways, shapes and forms.
At the time, the folks at American Bridge, the Democratic political action committee, were thinking on their feet. They very quickly purchased the domain bindersfullofwomen.com, and turned the spontaneous reaction into an institutional campaign resource.
The Atlantic:

While the BindersFullofWomen Tumblr, not to mention the Twitter feeds @RomneysBinder and @Romneys_Binder, are alive and well, the dot.com version of the meme has gone pretty much fully official. The newly claimed website now features a Tumblr-powered collection of Democrat-friendly policy papers: Romney’s policies toward young women, Romney’s policies toward working women, Romney’s policies toward senior women. The site is now slick and unapologetically political and unapologetically lacking in the of-the-Internet sensibility that the defines a meme in its more organic state. The cheekiness and sloppiness of the BindersFullofWomen Tumblr has been transformed, here, into yet another outlet for the publication of political literature. The cheeky has been claimed by the savvy.

FJP: That American Bridge thought to capitalize on the event certainly does reflect an evolution of sorts. That the site has much of a following isn’t very likely. Just look at the difference in # of notes on the binders full of women Tumblr, run by @HeyVeronica, and and the binders full of women Website, also powered by Tumblr but owned and run by American Bridge. It’s an interesting juxtaposition.
Bonus: The DNC has taken advantage of the web to prank Romney as well. Not unlike negative TV campaign ads.
Afterthought: It’s a little bit difficult not be disheartened by all of the above. Interesting as it is to watch communication evolve, it seems that we’re merely updating our tools of humor and terror. —Jihii
Image: Via bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com

The Meme vs. The Campaign Ad

So on Tuesday, governor Romney made a gaffe, which turned into a meme, which now lives on the internet in various ways, shapes and forms.

At the time, the folks at American Bridge, the Democratic political action committee, were thinking on their feet. They very quickly purchased the domain bindersfullofwomen.com, and turned the spontaneous reaction into an institutional campaign resource.

The Atlantic:

While the BindersFullofWomen Tumblr, not to mention the Twitter feeds @RomneysBinder and @Romneys_Binder, are alive and well, the dot.com version of the meme has gone pretty much fully official. The newly claimed website now features a Tumblr-powered collection of Democrat-friendly policy papers: Romney’s policies toward young women, Romney’s policies toward working women, Romney’s policies toward senior women. The site is now slick and unapologetically political and unapologetically lacking in the of-the-Internet sensibility that the defines a meme in its more organic state. The cheekiness and sloppiness of the BindersFullofWomen Tumblr has been transformed, here, into yet another outlet for the publication of political literature. The cheeky has been claimed by the savvy.

FJP: That American Bridge thought to capitalize on the event certainly does reflect an evolution of sorts. That the site has much of a following isn’t very likely. Just look at the difference in # of notes on the binders full of women Tumblr, run by @HeyVeronica, and and the binders full of women Website, also powered by Tumblr but owned and run by American Bridge. It’s an interesting juxtaposition.

Bonus: The DNC has taken advantage of the web to prank Romney as well. Not unlike negative TV campaign ads.

Afterthought: It’s a little bit difficult not be disheartened by all of the above. Interesting as it is to watch communication evolve, it seems that we’re merely updating our tools of humor and terror. —Jihii

Image: Via bindersfullofwomen.tumblr.com

Onion Talks

Yes, the Onion is launching a series of fake TED Talks. Series starts October 17 on YouTube.

Wonder what’s going on in the world and how to find out about it?
See yesterday’s Doonesbury and know you’re not alone.
Click to embiggen.

Wonder what’s going on in the world and how to find out about it?

See yesterday’s Doonesbury and know you’re not alone.

Click to embiggen.

srsly? srsly.
Personally thought it was YouTube comments. — Michael
Via @lmoliva_.

srsly? srsly.

Personally thought it was YouTube comments. — Michael

Via @lmoliva_.

producermatthew:

So this just happened on CNN.

FJP: Will Ferrell & Zack Galifianakis respond. Oh my.

producermatthew:

So this just happened on CNN.

FJP: Will Ferrell & Zack Galifianakis respond. Oh my.

(Source: matthewkeys)

We're Number One →

Slate has a delightful list of 24 “weird, surprising, and inspiring” things the United States is still number one in. Here are just a couple:

Cheese. No one churns out pressed milk curds like we do. (Well, unless you count the European Union’s 27 members as a single entity—but let’s not.) Here’s to you, Wisconsin.

Foreign aid. The United States gives the most overall for both development and humanitarian purposes. Sure, Norway gives more per capita. But we have more a lot more capitas.

C02 emission reductions. No, this statistic does not come from some parallel universe in which Al Gore defeated George W. Bush. According to the International Energy Agency, the United States’ economic slowdown and natural gas boom have combined to make it the world’s largest reducer of carbon emissions since 2006, cutting 7.7 percent. Who needs the Kyoto Protocol when we’ve got fracking?

Generosity. What American decline? The United States jumped from fifth place to first in the U.K.-based Charity Aid Foundation’s latest World Giving Index, which grades countries on three metrics: volunteering, helping strangers, and donating money.

Media. We have the most newspapers, radios, television broadcast stations, and hours of television watched per day. Oops, maybe that last one isn’t so inspiring. But hey, it’s a holiday. 

Slate, The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)!

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Via Michael Mahemoff.

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Via Michael Mahemoff.

Thank You Hater!

Isabel Fay and Tom Hopgood join forces to thank the wonderful trolls that ask, nay, demand, that we die. Musical style. And with a masturbating monkey.

H/T: The Next Web.