On page 29 of the July 24, 2009, issue of the New Yorker various small ads appear for products like the famous AERON chair, the National Geographic expedition to Costa Rica, organic almond butter, etc. On the top right corner my eyes hit upon an ad for the Soul Storage Company. Its reads:
Is your soul weighing you down?
In an outpatient procedure,
Dr. David Feinstein can extract and store your soul
in a state-of-the-art cold storage facility.
Go to the website and see why this ad is probably most ingenious marketing campaign that I have ever seen.Continue Reading
Maureen Dowd commenting on the meeting at the White House last week.
It was quite a memorable moment in history for the M.B.A. president and the nominee of the party of business. Who would have dreamed that when socialism finally came to the U.S.A. it would be brought not by Bolsheviks in blue jeans but Wall Street bankers in Gucci loafers.Continue Reading
New York Times, January 27, 2002
By TOM KUNTZ
IF you’re a careful reader of this newspaper, you’re already aware that British scientists have released preliminary results of their search for the world’s funniest joke. Reprinted below is the best-rated joke in their global online survey, which will be followed up with
further diligent study. (You may be skeptical of online surveys like this. If so, you may have a point; just read some of the jokes.)
Now, for a closer look at the findings of Dr. Richard Wiseman. He’s the psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire who devised the experiment with the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
It’s no surprise that women and men have different ideas of just what constitutes funny. Or that different nationalities do. But did you know that while computers can beat grandmasters at chess, they still can’t bring down a room? And that those cutups the Germans (think lederhosen) may be the most laugh- prone people on earth, followed by zee zilly French?
Samplings from the research follow:Continue Reading
How can you make holy water at home? You boil the hell out of it.
How do crazy people go through the forest? They take the psycho path.
What do fish say when they hit a concrete wall? Damn!
What do eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids
What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t work? A stick.
What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese.
What do you call santa’s helpers? Subordinate clauses.
What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand? Quatro sinko.
What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite.
What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches? A nervous wreck.
What’s the difference between roast beef and pea soup? Anyone can roast beef.
Where do you find a dog with no legs? Right where you left him.
Why do gorillas have big nostrils? Because they have big fingers.
Why don’t blind people like to sky dive? Because it scares the hell out of the dog.
What kind of coffee was served on the titanic? Sanka.
What is the difference between a harley and a hoover? The location of the dirt bag.
Why do a pilgrim’s pants always fall down? Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat.
What’s the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?
A bad golfer goes, whack, “damn.” A bad skydiver goes “damn,” whack.
How do you catch a unique rabbit? Unique up on it.
How do you catch a tame rabbit? Tame way, unique up on it.
What do you call skydiving lawyers? Skeet.
What goes clop, clop, clop, bang, bang, clop, clop, clop?
An amish drive-by shooting.