Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sign of the Times

(I could've had this blog posted three hours ago, but circumstance is a fickle, fickle patron. Still.)

Hi guys, name's Joel, and here's my first contribution to the daily lol!

Since I’m the New Guy, I figure I should start with a quick intro.
I’m a research student at a university in NSW, where I’m studying Education. I have a really broad taste in just about everything, including humour, but not many people who don’t know me get my jokes. *Plays the world’s smallest violin*. I’ve had three text blogs and a vlog in the past – most of them have fallen by the wayside, but I’ll link up my main blog in the vague hope someone might actually read it. Anyway, enough about me, let’s get into the funny! For my first trick, I’m starting close to home. There are some very strange signs around the place if you look for them, and these are two of my all time favourites.

This sign I found outside the local Aldi. BEWARE, they say! I spent the whole trip home nervously waiting for a pedestrian to jump out of the bushes and attack the car…




Warning! This box may attack at any time! Do not get too close!
Well, that’s what the caption on this should’ve read. Instead, it was the warning label on – wait for it – a circuit box. You know: those yellow boxy things that route power around parts of a city. Given they’re bolted to the ground, and have neither doors nor legs, I have no idea what this sign is meant to mean.

In other news, I didn’t watch many YouTube videos this week – our Internet connection right now would make dying snails feel good about their turn of speed. But I’ve got an old favourite of mine to show you – it has a very high level of awesome.

Scary Mary

This will forever change the way you think about Mary Poppins. I think I must've watched it ten times when I first found it.

Finally, the man behind XKCD.com has put together a limericks database, which never fails to make me laugh. It's user-generated, so there's always something new to read. Try saying this one out loud, or even in your head:

There was a limerick I heard,
With stressed syllables quite awkward.
Rhythm was somewhat
Still present in it, but
It forced mispronouncing every word.

Thanks for reading guys; see you next week!

Joel

P.S. Fillet think there are no manly lols on the 'net, does he? That sounds like a challenge to me!

P.P.S I don't want to mess up anyone else's fish, so can whoever started the applet please add me to the pond? I'll be either grey or white - either one's fine. Cheers guys.

2 comments:

RoboFillet said...

The box is like "RAH! I'm gunna getcha!"

JohnOfJordan said...

Congratulations... you are now the proud owner of a white fish!