Posts filed under “Humor”

Revenge of the Sushi!


Fish pedicures pop up in Illinois — and clients are biting:

Unlike many fish, the Garra rufa is unafraid of humans. In fact, these pinkie-size fish like you. They like you very much.

Which is key to why they’re turning up in salons in Virginia, Ohio and now, Aurora and Gurnee. People are paying $25-$50 to plop their feet and/or hands in water tanks and let swarms of the gray, toothless fish work as Neptune’s exfoliators.

“They have very firm lips,” said Olena Manakina, co-owner of Fun Fins in the Gurnee Mills Mall. “They literally suck off the tiny patches of dead skin. It tingles like crazy for a minute. But I’ve yet to see somebody jump out of the tank.”

Originally from southern Turkey and northern Syria, Garra rufa for centuries have been known for softening and cleansing the skin of people who bathed in hot springs where the fish darted about, said Shari Horowitz, associate editor of Tropical Fish Hobbyist. The magazine covered the trend in a column headlined “Sushi’s Revenge.”

Can’t wait to try one . . .


Marine pedicures have popped up in Illinois — and clients are biting
Ted Gregory
Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2009,0,6838902.story

Category: Humor, Weekend

Cheesus is Everywhere!

Apparently, Jesus has returned to earth — not the 2nd coming, mind you, but in the form of a cheetos, ice cream scoops, a fry pan, a wash basin, wood, slate, rock, sandwiches, french toast, pancakes, a tree — pretty much any form you can imagine — except, for some unknown reason, as a deity….Read More

Category: Humor, Weekend

Increase In Currency

Brilliantly funny, not-safe-for-work commercial from Europe for Bontrust Finance:


From YouTube:

When the agency came to us with the idea to show the increase of money on the international market in connection with some kind of sexual relation, we were very enthusiastic. No doubt, we had to do this!

The goal was to create a world completely made out of banknotes and explicit characters that stood for themselves. So we spent many days and nights doing a lot of research finding the right objects such as furniture, buildings, bridges, certain landscapes, clothes, etc.

This procedure was followed by style frames in 2D to evoke the right feeling, tone and look for the film while having a special origami look in the back of our minds. After we were done creating rough animatics, we could start to fine tune our characters, as well as the different scenarios of the spot. Our final task was to blend all the scenes, camera tracks and sounds together.

All characters (Lincoln, Mao and the unknown lady) were created as 3D characters in Softimage XSI. Therefore, our designing team engaged in a lot of origami studying. To get used to the technique, we spent a lot of time with uncountable folding sessions. We took dollar and pound notes and folded Origami figures until our hands bled.

Then we were able to start with the digital modeling. Each character received an individual animation rig. With this digital skeleton we defined positions, rotations as well as the movements of the particulars.

Category: Humor, Video

Housing Bottom?

Another classic Hank Blaustein cartoom, via Grant’s Interest Rate Observer: >

Category: Humor, Psychology, Real Estate

Second Derivative Humor

Tom Toles via Washington Post Hat tip Prieur!

Category: Bailouts, Economy, Humor, Mathematics

The Solution to the Global Financial Crisis

In a small town on the South Coast of France, the holiday season is in full swing, but it is raining so there is not too much business taking place. Everyone is heavily in debt. Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a room and…Read More

Category: Humor

SNL: Geithner Stress Test Results

The bank stress test answers are graded.

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Humor, Video

Wanda Sykes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Wanda Sykes made humorous observations about President Obama and the political climate in Washington.


Obama Pokes Fun During Correspondents’ Dinner

President Barack Obama directed his jokes at people across his administration, with a few jabs at Republicans, at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.5/10/2009

Category: Humor, Politics, Video

Bird is the Word!

Category: Humor, Television, Video

Stock Broker in the News

Amusing: via

Category: Humor