Archive for the ‘humor’ Category

 

For all those people (like me) that think Google is hilarious, well they have done it again. Google has launched Mail Goggles. 

 

The officail line from Google 

Google strives to make the world’s information useful. Mail you send late night on the weekends may be useful but you may regret it the next morning. Solve some simple math problems and you’re good to go. Otherwise, get a good night’s sleep and try again in the morning. After enabling this feature, you can adjust the schedule in the “General” settings page.”

Basically this service will deter Gmail users from sending emails in a less that sober state. Once you turn on Mail Goggles, if you attempt to send an email between the hours of 10:00PM to 4:00AM (default time) you will be prompted to answer five math questions wi Emailthin a set time limit.

Unless you turn into Steven Hawking after a Guinness or two, this means it will be harder to send that late night drunken email telling your boss what you really think.

Although this has to be one of the funniest things I heard in a while, I do think this type of precaution can make the Internet better in the long run. Imagine if you are on your favorite forum and they implement this type of functionality. Imagine how many of the eight years old Trolls out there would be out of luck if they had to answer simple math questions.

Hello!!!! What is Google trying to tell me?

The information on the left of the picture is correct, but the pictures that are supposed to be a graphically representation are telling me something a little different. I know that Florida is the “Sunshine State”, but I think this might be false advertising.

Funny Video

Posted: August 23, 2008 in humor, Internet

Ok here is an older video, but I just ran across it and wanted to share.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/80992

Watch what you say

Posted: August 7, 2007 in humor, Insane, Internet

Just give a little and get a lot. Most people want this to be how life is for them, but there is one man in Waco, Texas may beg to differ. After giving his opinion in a political flame war on the internet, a Virginia man drove 1300 miles to Waco, Texas and burned down his rival’s home. You can read more about it here:

Have you ever wanted to get back at someone or do something to people you don’t like? Well you might not want to make a false MySpace page because you may get sued. Techdirt.com is reporting that a high school principal in Pennsylvania sued four students for creating a false MySpace profile.

Now I am not a revengeful person, but I do see the humor and the repercussions this little stunt can produce. If you are worth your salt the first thing you do when faced with any question you don’t know, like a principle’s phone number, is to Google it! Well this can really cause some potential problems if you Google the Principle’s name and you see that he has a Myspace page proclaiming that he is a pot smoker. I am sure that any parent that would see this would be calling the School Superintendent wanting an explanation.

This is not a new occurrence in our schools systems it just a new media. Everyone remember all the horrible things that were written on your school’s bathroom walls. Now with the Internet and social networking sites like MySpace.com and Facebook.com you can pull together mass resources and use all the creativity of today’s youth to make beauty or destruction. 

Of course this not the first time I seen this trick. I remember a movie names Hackers where the teen stars posted the name and phone number of a FBI agent in a seedy online dating service. The agent was getting crazy phone calls left and right.

The saddest thing is not that principle is being defamed, but like every other red blooded American he decided to sue!

Movie quotes list

Posted: March 7, 2007 in humor, Movie, Quotes

I like list. I think that I am going to post a new list every Wednesday on a topic. This sounds like a good way to get some feedback from anyone who reads this Blog and see how my list compares to theirs.


I think I will start my first list about my top ten movies quotes of all time.


  1. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the word that he didn’t exist.” Movie: The Usual Suspects ; Actor: Kevin Spacey; Character: Virgil aka Keiser Sose

  2. Ever dance with the devil in the pale moon light?” Movie: Batman; Actor Jack Nicholas; Character: The Joker

  3. Assumption is the mother of all F#@k-ups” Movie: Under Siege 2; Actor: Eric Bogosian; Character: Travis Dane

  4. Say hello to my little friend” Movie: Godfather; Actor: Al Pachino; Character: Tony Mantuano

  5. Luke, I am your Father” Movie: Star Wars Empire Strikes Back; Actor: James Earl Jones; Character: Darth Vader

  6. I’ll be your huckleberry” Movie: Wyatt Earp; Actor: Val Kilmer; Character: Doc Holiday

  7. I’ll be back” Movie: Terminator; Actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Character: Terminator

  8. That’s not a knife, Now that’s a Knife” Movie: Crocodile Dundee; Actor: Paul Hogan; Character: Mick Dundee

  9. Here’s Johnny” Movie: The Shining; Actor: Jack Nicholas; Character: Jack Torrance

  10. It’s Friday you ain’t got no job and you ain’t got S#!T to do!” Movie: Friday; Actor is Chris Tucker; Character: Smokey

Credit Card Signatures are a joke

Posted: February 25, 2007 in Fraud, humor, Insane, Random

So I decided to do an experiment 2 weeks ago to find out do stores really pay attentions to what is written on the back of a credit card. I received a new credit card and thought it would be fun to write something eye catching on the signature area on the back of the card. Below you can see that I have written that I stole this credit card on the back.

Credit card

I thought that when I wrote this on my card that I would see more times when people would asked to see my photo ID. Over the course 2 weeks I used my card 20 times for $173.24.

I used the card at all types of places everywhere from Starbucks, gas stations, Walmart, and AMC movies. Out of the 20 times I used my card I was only asked to see my ID twice!!!! I am not sure what to think about this idea now that it over. I will tell you that I was very sad after the 2 days of this experiment, because I could see the writing on the wall. The first week was when I received my two ID checks and none the second week. I was checked at the Starbucks on Thomasville Rd. and the other at the AMC movies located in the Tallahassee mall. The funny thing about the AMC was that I was not checked when I bought the tickets to the movie, but when I was in the theater and purchased popcorn at the concession stand.

It is amazing to me the utter lack of responsibility or lack of training that we see in today’s market places. I am not saying that it is totally the responsibility of the merchant to catch people who could be using stolen credit cards, but I would like to think that there would be a little more that 2 people out of 20 that would think to look at the back of a card and see that I have written, “I stole this card check ID!!”.

I believe that this go to show why ID theft is such an easy thing to get away with in America today. I never carry cash on me so I totally rely on my credit card. If it was to go missing I would realize it very soon. There are people who are not as reliant as me on the plastic and I think that they are the ones who should feel more outraged by this experiment. If by some chance their card was to get stolen how long do you think it would take to have someone questions them about. Well if you like math then about 5% of the time.

I am a betting man and I would never bet on a 5% chance.