Archive for the ‘Funny’ Category

Tim Silva: Door Master

January 30, 2009
On doors

Tom knows doors and I appeal to his magnanimous intellect. Other words of door wisdom:

“If it’s not installed right, it won’t hang well.”

“I started out using little more than a hammer, a chisel, and a screwdriver.”

“It took a good long time and lots of patience.”

Thanks Tom!


2008: My Top 10

December 28, 2008

With the close of the year, I thought it best to recount my top 10 list. This isn’t specific to any particular genre or idea; it’s just a list of 10 things that I deemed influential/interesting/useful in my life over the past 12 months.

10. Hobie 20 North American Championships

When I'm around, sailboats often become failboats

When I’m around, sailboats often become failboats

June 3-7th, I was in Yankton, SD for the 2008 Hobie 20 Sailing Championships. Hobie 20’s are like the formula 1 racecars of the Hobie Catamaran world. We had every wind type imaginable and a giant thunderstorm that ripped a hole in our sail and demasted a few other boats. Thanks to Dave Rice for putting that whole show together and getting me on a boat.

More, less depressing pictures and details can be found here.

9. This Grill

Char-Broil Uber Mega Grill

Char-Broil Uber Mega Grill

50,000 BTUs of Duel Fuel Power; Char-Broil’s finest BBQin’ technology with side burner and electric rapid fire ignition. That was a little happy birthday me present in June.

7. FAIL Blog

Whenever life gets you down, go check out what’s going on at the FAIL Blog. Chances are, there is someone who has failed bigger than you, or at least before you did.

6. New Digs


Not much of a story here, just a new place to live. Thanks Craig (and Brandon and Ace).

5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

This was going to be entitled “The Nightman Cometh” but then I remembered “The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis” and “The Gang Cracks the Liberty Bell” and “Who Pooped the Bed” and holy moley you gotta watch this stuff.

5. The Rediscovery of Twitter

I signed up for Twitter quite a while ago but didn’t have much use for it. Now that I have a group of friends on it, I can keep my thumb on them. It’s good interaction with some of my favorite brands too. Now if only Puma would start doing something cool like Comcast.

4. The Dark Knight

I’m a movie guy, so naturally, I liked The Dark Knight. But what was really cool was seeing the movie at midnight on opening night with a bunch of die hard fans. Go see the next big movie opening just to see the crowd react. The marketing was also pretty cool and worth a second look.

3. Netflix/XBOX Integration

I’m a techno early adopter and I usually end up getting burned; 2.o is always better than 1.0, but I’m glad I jumped on this one early. For the first time, I have started to consider cutting cable altogether. If only they would add The West Wing to instant que and live sports.

2. Bought a Sailboat


Need a little wind here...

I’ve spent a lot of money on a lot of stupid things so far, but this was the best $1,500 I’ve ever spent. Plus, I can now say that I am a member of a yacht club.  Although, that doesn’t garner the respect I thought it would.

1. The Chip Video


The Mazda 3 is Pikachu

December 8, 2008
The Mazda 3 is Pikachu

The Mazda 3 is Pikachu

And my roomate drives one.

Bender the Microwave

October 7, 2008

PS3 Wipeout Fails Epilepsy Test

July 24, 2008

Ha, I never thought I’d see the day. Sony’s new game has to be re-engineered because it has been failing the Epilepsy test. I wonder if they use real epileptics in testing…

Wired Story

To test you epileptic receptivity (game video)

Facebook, last one

June 23, 2008

While I’m on the subject, it’d be nice if they could use all that juicy personal information to hit me with ads based on more than just my relationship status.

Nerf sales up 300%

June 20, 2008

Rock Band 2

April 22, 2008

I figured it out; Rock Band 2 here we come:

Massively Mobile Rick Roller

March 26, 2008

I freakin love Rick Rolls. It needs to be taken from the web and moved to the masses.

Massively Mobile Rick Roller