In which my head meets my desk! (The overheard in new york/office links below may contain offensive language)
Just Not in Any Recent Incarnation
Clerk: What's that symbol on your shirt?
Chick: It says 'Nepal.'
Clerk: What's Nepal?
Chick: It's where the Dalai Lama lives.
Clerk: What's the Dalai Lama? Is that an animal?
Chick: Yeah, it's like a Yeti.
Overheard by: raginggoatboy
9AM Plus Clowns
Coworker #1: What is Cirque du Soleil anyway?
Coworker #2: I went to the website -- it looks like it's just a bunch of Asians stretching.
via Overheard in the Office, Jun 13, 2007
Can You Google "Schmuck" Real Quick?
Tourist on cell: I am looking at a big board that says LIRR. This can't be Pennsylvania station.
Commuter: Hey, schmuck -- LIRR is in Penn Station.
Tourist on cell: Oh, I am in the right place. Someone was nice enough to give me directions.
via Overheard in New York, Jun 9, 2007
Ready To Get Creeped Out?
The Japanese have been pretty good at robotics and as the technology progresses and robots evolve (sic), we are bound to be confronted with more humanoid robots. If the pic below from the Tokyo Times blog don’t creep you out, the video surely will.
An event that saw the organisation proudly showing off a 33-kilogramme effigy that can make facial expressions, react to its surroundings by blinking and stand up with assistance. Giving it a set of skills and abilities that its maker claims allows CB2 (Child-Robot with Biometric Body) to emulate the physical abilities of a 1- or 2-year-old toddler.
The only problem being that unlike the real thing, CB2 is neither comical nor cute – far from it in fact.
Fast Food In Ads Versus How It Looks For Real
I saw this at the West Virginia Surf Report Web Site (Don't ask me what they are doing with this). Click here for more pictures.
Each item was purchased, taken home, and photographed immediately. Nothing
was tampered with, run over by a car, or anything of the sort. It is an accurate
representation in every case. Shiny, neon-orange, liquefied pump-cheese, and all
McDonald's Sausage Breakfast Burrito