Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fat Guy Charged Double for Airline Seat

An airline charged an overweight traveler double the usual fare to fly from St Louis, MO to Phoenix, AZ this past week.

An airplane
An airplane, and a pointless caption
(of course it's an airplane)

Ferris Bueller - 25 years old

Ferris Bueller turns 25 this year. Or more precisely, the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' turns 25, so we are taking the opportunity to find out what the cast members are doing today.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Bueller...Bueller... Edition (Special Collector's Edition)
Buy it now.

NADSAQ Index - February 26th 2011

After publishing last week's NADSAQ Index, we received an email from somebody telling us that 4 out of the 5 people had nothing to do with NASCAR. He also told us that there was no way that Jimmie Johnson would finish 5th in anything. I suppose it's easy to confuse the two if you're a REDNEQ!
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Friday, February 25, 2011

The Other Oscars

Due to strict copyright controls and the protection of intellectual property, Slap the Penguin is unable to bring you any news regarding The Oscars (TM). However, nobody can stop us discussing The Other Oscars (TM).
The Oscars
L-R Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar, Oscar and a lion (possibly named Oscar)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Trimming your Bieber

Ask any guy out there and the majority of them will say they prefer a Bieber that is neatly trimmed and well maintained.

Here are a few different Bieber stylings that have been seen throughout the ages. You can vote for your favorite below.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WTF? - Cockfighting

Do you ever get a totally unrelated mental image when someone says a certain word or phrase? I do. There are 2 phrases that spawn a disturbing image in my mind. You can probably guess the first one since it is the title of the post.
Cockfighting in Spaceballs
This is similar to my mental image for cockfighting

Sunday, February 20, 2011

NADSAQ Index - February 19th 2011

Another week of people being nadsaqs and finding themselves on our index. Remember, the index is based on a score from 0-100%. Anyone achieving a score of 100% is a complete nadsaq.

NADSAQ Index February 19 2011
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

WTF? – Cee Lo Green

I have absolutely no doubt that if you watch trash TV then you know who Cee Lo Green is. If you don't then here is a picture.
Cee Lo at the 2011 Grammy Awards
Cee Lo Green at the 2011 Grammy Awards
He looked like the love child of Elton John and Big Bird while trying to upstage Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Serene Branson – It wasn't a stroke

You may have seen or at least heard of one of the latest viral videos sweeping the internet. Serene Branson was reporting on the 2011 Grammy Awards when suddenly she started blabbering and talking gibberish.
Serene Branson doing an Evan Baxter
Serene Branson - Doing an Evan Baxter

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Can you count to 12?

Polydactylism is the medical term for extra fingers or toes or sometimes both. It is a rare condition, but in the case of Le Yati Min it is rare to the extreme. The 16 month old girl from Myanmar has 12 fingers and 14 toes, all of which are functional. Should this be ratified, then she will become the Guinness World Record holder for most extra digits.
Le Yati Min - speed texter
With 12 fingers I can text faster than you can

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Man vs Machine

Man and Machine were all square after Monday's showcase episode of Jeopardy. Brad Rutter (human) and Watson (computer) ended the show tied at $5,000. The third contestant, Ken Jennings (human) was trailing with a disappointing $2,000.
Nerd Alert
I'll take Never Ever Really Dated Someone for $200, Alex

Monday, February 14, 2011

Justin Bieber sweeps the Grammys

Canadian crooner Justin Drew Bieber swept the Grammy Awards last Sunday night.
Justin Bieber and a broom
Justin Bieber sweeping

Sunday, February 13, 2011

NADSAQ Index – February 12th 2011

This is not financial analysis, this is celebrity drama analysis. And NADSAQ is not a typo. We aim to analyze the week's most ridiculous celebrities on a 0-100 percent scale. Anyone scoring 100% is obviously a complete nadsaq.
NADSAQ Index February 12 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dear Tina – My smartphone makes me feel dumb

Dear Tina,
I finally decided to upgrade my old flip phone for a shiny new smartphone with all the bells and whistles. It plays music and has a slide out keyboard and a touchscreen. It looks really impressive, but so far I have not been able to do anything smart with it. I haven’t figured out how to text and I can't get into my voicemail. I managed to change my wallpaper but it changes back the next day.
The guy in the store said I could sink my email accounts but I don't know what that means. Please help me figure out my phone.

Sincerely, Phonephobe

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Osha's Eleven

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
“ assure so far as possible every working man & woman in the nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”

Charles Darwin (CD)
“ help natural selection by displaying stupidity and naivety in their everyday lives (and deaths) thereby leaving more resources for others.”

WTF? - Re-writing History

With recent suggestions that the model who posed for Leonardo DaVinci's La Giaconda (Mona Lisa) was actually a man and possibly Leo's lover, we uncover some other challenges to established thinking.

The Mona Lisa or the Mano Lisa?
Could this really be a guy?

Monday, February 7, 2011

WTF? – Bad American Accents

The Darwinian evolution of the English language over the past 200 years in isolation from it's source has led to a new language, American English. This language has geographical variations, from the bubble gum blonde Californian to the nasally stressed New Yorker and the y'all drawl of the south.
Don't mess with the US

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Punxsutawney Phil says 'Screw That'

Philadelphia's resident rodent, Punxsy Phil the groundhog refused to come out of his snow covered tree stump at Gobbler's Knob this morning, creating Groundhog Day confusion about the next six weeks of weather.

I can't think of any jokes for Gobbler's Knob
Archive image of a snowless Gobbler's Knob

New CD releases for February 8th

February is Facial Hair month, so I have tried really hard to incorporate that into the reviews. Since this involves actually doing research and work, I have only 5 new releases for you.
Also, most of the new releases were pretty bad and I am finding it tough to find nice things to say about them. Nobody ever told me music journalism would be so tough.

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