Posts filed under “Humor”

Blowing Smoke

A Strange Old Tool . . . . Do you know what it is?

Here is a hint: It is a Washington D.C. favorite!


Category: Humor

Elf’ed Up!

Funny stuff — or is it tragicomedy? – from blogger John Galt… “The Elves of the Great Depression of 2009″ (via YouTube):   Source: The Elves of the Great Depression of 2009 John Galt Shenandoah, Dec. 4, 2009

Category: Humor

Bad Client Meets Sardonic Designer

I hope to God this is real: From: Simon Edhouse Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm To: David Thorne Subject: Logo Design Hello David, I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I…Read More

Category: Humor, Weekend

What is Left of the US Dollar?

A Chinese-American named Won Park has found the answer.
View the pictures below and you will understand what is meant. The technique applied is called Origami and is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The objective of this art is to create an image of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns if achievable without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper for each figure.
Won Park has a master’s degree in Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose “canvas” is the US one-dollar bill.
Bending, twisting, and folding, he creates life-like shapes in stunning detail.

Quite amazing …
One-dollar Fish

One-dollar Butterfly

One-dollar Camera


More after the jump . . .
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Category: Currency, Humor

Turkey Day (AIG, GM, C, FNM, BAC)

I’m flying off to Chicago for Turkey day, but I had to pass along this ‘toon. Its funny because its true: >

Category: Humor

Recessionomics 101

Safe travels!

Category: Economy, Humor

The World According to Americans

This got big laughs in Berlin (despite the description of Europe) > Hat tip Prieur! > Not to be confused with Saul Steinberg’s  New Yorker cover (March 29, 1976) “View of the World from 9th Avenue.”

Category: Humor

“Bailout Ben” iPhone App

Fun, goofy new iPhone App called Bailout Ben: Bailout Ben (aka Helicopter Benny), the intrepid pilot of Bail Force One, is on a mission to engineer the biggest bailout in the history of the universe! Benny’s helicopter is flying lower and lower, and if he doesn’t bail out every single company he will crash &…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor

Cramer: “People Like Overpaying!”

(CCN ­ Englewood Cliffs NJ) With The Dow at new highs of 10440, CNBC¹s resident revisionist historian Jim Cramer encouraged what remains of his audience To “Buy! Buy! Buy!” recommending the purchase of Williams Sonoma (WSM $22) who sells over-priced culinary gadgets that few actually need.  “People LOVE over­paying for things!” he exclaimed. The Carnival…Read More

Category: Humor

Friday Night Jazz iPod’s guilty little pleasures

I will be incommunicado today, winging my way back from Berlin for acht und halben stunden (8 1/2 hours).  I wrote this back in 2005, but never published it widely. Enjoy: > What sort of crap do you have lurking hidden on your iPod? That’s the question I stumbled across from my old essays &…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Music