Posts Tagged ‘funny things’

Facebook is Stealing My Umbrella

When I was a little girl, my family had a poetry anthology with this little number in it:

The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.

-Charles Synge Christopher Bowen

We kids used to laugh about it because it sounded so funny. As an adult, I can see a little more of the point the writer was making.

The rain it raineth on the just

The rain it raineth on the just

And also on the unjust fella;

And also on the unjust fella;

But chiefly on the just

But chiefly on the just

Because the unjust steals the just's umbrella.

Because the unjust steals the just’s umbrella.

It is so often that the person who’s just doing his job, living his life, has to carry the person who is not. Isn’t it funny (or not funny) how often the unjust then wastes the resources someone else produced and then turns around to demand more?

just unjust panel 5

So now Facebook is being called out, yet again, for (allegedly) violating people’s privacy by scanning messages marked private and selling user demographics from them. It bothers me when companies do things like that- the rule of law is a valuable principle, and should be cared for and respected. When people abuse the legal system like this, the end result to the rest of us is new legislation. Laws piled on top of laws to clarify the mountain of laws we’re all already buried under. When this is finally brought to that point, the corporate fatcats at Facebook will have no new opinion about my privacy, nor will they decide that they now have enough money. They will find a new loophole, and continue on. We will all have some new legislation, whether it will directly affect us or not.


When Brain Lets Mouth Take the Wheel

brain let mouth take the wheel

I had a conversation with my mom recently about times when our mouths take control from our brains.

Transcript of an Actual Conversation

This is an actual conversation that took place where I work. It is slightly edited, but not much. I thought it would make a good comic strip.

bad day 1

bad day 2

bad day  3

Stuff That Made Me Laugh Today

You have probably already seen these, but they made me laugh today, so here are funny notes from little kids. To every website I ripped them off of, I’m sorry I didn’t link back. You probably ripped them off of someone else anyway. Somewhere back home, either my mom or my aunt has a hand written note my dad wrote when he was a little boy apologizing to his mother for wishing she were dead… I think he was about seven when he wrote that, and now I want a digital copy of it.



genie lamp



new shoes

putting nature aside for tv


That Tragic Moment When You Realize…

She’s a Disney Princess now.

How long do you think it’ll take before Sparkle Fun Holiday Leia starts showing up on toy store shelves next to Jasmine and Ariel? Because we all know it’s coming.

Are they proud or disappointed?

One minute it seems they’re proud and emotional, the next minute it seems they are both frowning with dismay…

I can’t quite tell.

Ten Reasons to be Happy Right Now

1. This Density Column

Initially read about it on the Berry’s morning coffee post, but you can see how to make one of your own by clicking here. It is cool and it made me happy.

2. This Squeaking Baby Alligator

Squeaking baby alligator. Need I say anymore?

3. This Paper Travel Coffee Cup

My friend found them in the Target dollar aisle, which could be a happy point all by itself.

4. These Shoe and Handbag Cupcakes

I saw them on this post at a blog called Gillyflower Jewelry. This lady makes adorable stuff.

5. This Dalai Lama/Happy Llama picture

I don’t care how many times I see this. It always makes me laugh a little.

6. This Snoopy Wallpaper

From here.

7. This Guy Doing a Magic Trick Dressed Up in a Dragon Suit

8. These Ducklings in This Coffee Cup

9. This Song by Regina Spektor

or pretty much any song by Regina Spektor, cuz she so awesome.

10. This Snorg Tees Shirt

yAY fOr snORgTeEs, because after all, it’s all about funny t-shirts in the end.

And this is why I love the internet.

It’s a sketch called “steam pug.”
It’s a steam pug drawing. Who did this? Did you do this? This is awesome. Whoever did this, you are awesome.

And without noticing it, I just crossed a little milestone. This is my 400th post. Go eat some cake, guys.

Animals Who Are Disappointed with You.

Short post- here’s a cute kid story that I thought of today when I saw this link.

This shark is very disappointed with you.

One of my preschoolers told me he was allergic to sharks once. Allergic to them. It was so darn funny- I asked him if he was saying that because he thought he might get hurt if he came too near a shark (trying to guide him into a better understanding of the term he’s using- see, I’m being such a good teacher). He answered that, yes, if he came near a shark he would be hurt. Then he followed it with, “If I accidentally touch a shark, I might get hurt, and the shark would be very disappointed in me.”

Just plain awesome.

Anyway, that came to my mind when I saw this group of animals who are not angry with you, but honestly need to say that you’ve let them down.

Hi. Coupons. Haiku… pons. Haikupons.

I’m sooooo glad I caught myself before I threw this in the trash. It arrived a while ago and sat in a stack of junk mail and ads, and nearly got pitched when I read the cover:

It’s a booklet of coupons, but they’re all in HAIKU . Heaven help my heart.

This was on a page with a coffee coupon.

And this one was next to a coupon for cheese. Presumably. Actually, I’m guessing because I didn’t read the coupons themselves. But this probably had to be by a cheese coupon. Thanks, cows.

There were about six others along with these- poetry in marketing. Amazing no? I’m thinking the writer has a very unhealthy relationship with toilet paper, but who even cares! HE WROTE A HAIKU ABOUT TOILET PAPER!

See, this is why I shop at Target. They’re so posh. Poetry coupons! The way I figure it, if we’re gonna feed a corporate monster at least I’d rather fork it over to the ones who spread a little charm around them, instead of the ones who gender blogs about what an eyesore even their patrons are…

Makes sense, right?

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