funny pictures, episode 14

More funny pictures, ‘nuf said.

Not that protesting is necessarily wrong… but camping out for weeks or months just isn’t feasible if you have a job.
Merry & Pippin convince the Ents they have a faster way to Isengard.
I sure hope someone didn’t really write that. I’m scared to look…
So maybe it’s technically not funny, but it’s a somewhat lighthearted way of looking at a serious issue that’s been getting a lot of press lately.

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caption contest, Valentine’s Day edition

Since today is Valentine’s Day, this week’s caption contest will feature a picture of the romantic couple variety.  But there is still plenty of room for humor in the photo (besides all the potential humor, satire, and irony of a relationship).   There is no context provided with this picture, although a few things just to mind.  So you get to figure out what’s going on here.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started: Why is he wearing a pink hat?  Why are they together?  What are they thinking?  What are their friends thinking?  What are you thinking?  You can create whatever backstory you want to set up your point or joke.  The only rules are — make it funny and keep it clean.

(To see our other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

The Comedy Ninja

The other day there was a spam comment here in the form of a trackback (link from another blog), and it said:

“This post was mentioned on Twitter by The Comedy Ninja, Chad_Lambert.”

I don’t think I’ve ever referred to myself as The Comedy Ninja, but it has a nice ring to it.   Is it possible to have a secret identity even to yourself?  Am I secretly a comedian without even knowing it?  I’m not a comedian in real life, though I have played one on the Internet.  And there was that time when I was but a child and I told my parents I would be a comedian when I grew up.  They just laughed and laughed, so I knew I was off to a good start…

lying to Congress is a serious crime

As you might’ve heard, Congress is investigating the possibility that baseball pitcher Roger Clemens lied to them under oath about his use of steroids.  Representative Henry Waxman, then the committee’s chairman, said perjury and false statements “are serious crimes that undermine the ability of Congress to perform its duties.”  True… but at the same time, I keep trying to imagine how a politician can accuse anyone of lying with a straight face, and I just can’t do it.  I mean, how many members of Congress have knowingly lied while on the job?  (I don’t think I want to know the statistics, because it would probably be very depressing.)