Sunday, October 28, 2012

What got slapped 12 months ago - 10/30/11

This week was a busy one for us last year. There was a lot happening with getting a new writer, and other exciting news which I will get to very shortly. If you can't wait then click here for the archive link, or just keep reading and eventually I will get around to re-slapping the news from 12 months ago.

Sit down, shut up and brace yourself for a roller coaster ride through recent history which will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 2

In the world of Venn diagrams there is a circle of Slap the Penguin readers and there is a circle of people who will be going to see the new Twilight movie on the day of release (11/16/12), and to the best of my knowledge, these two circles do not intersect. In other words: A∩B=Ø (thanks Brad).

Venn diagram for Slap the Penguin and Twilight
Mutually exclusive sets? I believe so

Monday, October 22, 2012

Justin Bieber endorses Barack Obama

Hot off the stage after Saturday's performance at the Minneapolis Target Center, we had a chance to share a brief chat with our good friend Justin Bieber. We talked about his career, his life and who he likes for President.
Barack Obama and Justin Bieber shaking hands
You can depend on my vote Mr Obama

Sunday, October 21, 2012

US Mint release new Cuban 'state' quarter

The US Mint have announced that Cuba will be the newest release in the State Quarter program. Since 1999 the US Mint have periodically released these collectible coins into circulation at a rate of 5 states per year beginning with the first state, Delaware and finishing up in 2008 with Hawaii, the 50th state. The popularity and collectibility of these coins forced the mint to come up with some fresh ideas once the 50 states were exhausted.
The new Cuban 'State' quarter
The new Cuban 'State' quarter

What got slapped 12 months ago - 10/23/11

Wow, this is an easy one this week. There were only two posts this time last year so I am not even going to hit you up with the big introduction. Here is the archive link or you can just keep reading.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Walmart plan drive-in theater store

Retail giant Walmart have unveiled plans for a pioneering mega-store/drive-in combo in a Twin Cities suburb. The store will open as a regular Walmart Supercenter during daylight hours and convert to a drive-in movie theater after dusk.
The Cottage View drive-in sign with a Walmart logo attached
Walmart's pioneering dual purpose site begins construction soon

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WTF? Honey Boo Boo

Some of you may already know who she is, but for the rest of you, here is a brief introduction to the phenomenon that is Honey Boo Boo.

here comes Honey Boo Boo title screen
I want to strangle her already

Monday, October 15, 2012

Partial Tan Bodybuilder or Photoshop Fail?

A bodybuilder partaking in the three-day Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding event in Madrid, Spain forgot to spray tan his entire head while his body was a delicate shade of overdone hamburger. The difference in color between his head and his body made it look like a really bad Photoshop fail.

A bodybuilder who tanned everything but his head
You missed a spot

The hottest Christmas toys for 2012

Somebody went and opened her mouth and mentioned last years hot Christmas toy list and has somehow found herself writing this years list. So sit back, relax and let us take the trouble out of finding what is hot and new in the world of Christmas toys.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What got slapped 12 months ago - 10/16/11

Oh my, must be Sunday again because I found an email in my inbox this morning, reminding me about the ReSlap post. Honestly, the life of a satirical news blogger is not as glamorous as you would first imagine. When you have to squeeze comedy writing it in between work and school, and you don't get paid (much) then you know it truly is a labor of love. Especially at stupid o'clock on a Sunday morning after working late on a Saturday night. Anyway enough of my life, here is what we did this time last year. Either read on for my commentary or click the [archive link] and explore for yourself.

Friday, October 12, 2012

3rd Presidential debate follows Miss USA format

Two Presidential debates down and one to go. The format of the 3rd and tie breaking debate has been announced as a Miss First Lady USA debate, including the ever popular swimsuit section.

The logo for the 3rd Presidential debate - Miss First Lady USA
Miss First Lady USA - the 3rd 2012 Presidential debate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

World of Warcraft Hacked - Thousands Killed

This week thousands of basement dwellers rediscovered what sunlight was after a hacker broke into an online gaming universe and killed a whole bunch of characters.

WoW player
I am a level 85 night elf hunter and a level 100 virgin

Sunday, October 7, 2012

8 Bit News - Another topless Princess

This is 8 Bit News, a view behind the glossy images which allows us to delve into the meat of the story without the distractions of fancy pictures and graphics.

Today's topic is a continuation of the topless princess scandals. Up to today, 'Princess' Kate has been the center of media attention with her sunbathing escapades [1][2], but now the focus is shifting to another princess who has been caught on camera flashing her goodies.

What got slapped 12 months ago - 10/09/11

Welcome to yet another history lesson, or as we call it a 'reslap', or as SEO experts call it 'cross-indexing'. It really doesn't matter what you call it, it is still a way to remind our readers, as well as ourselves what we were getting up to this time last year. Regular readers of this feature know that there are two options,  À la carte and Table d'hôte. For those who don't speak French or visit fancy restaurants then you can create your own meal or follow the menu (read on).

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mila Kunis - Sexiest Woman Alive

Finally... Rihanna has been stripped of the SWA title bestowed upon her by Esquire magazine in 2011, while they were trying to capture a new demographic (much as American Idol are doing with Nicki Minaj). The new SWA for 2012 is an all together better choice, Mila Kunis.

Rihanna Out, Mila In
Mila Kunis crowned Esquire's best looking semi-nude chick

Friday, October 5, 2012

STP finds the i in team

OK, so we didn't find it, but we are sure going to share it.

the word team with an 'i' highlighted
There is an 'i' in team

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Social Media plan for 2016 Presidential Election

The twitter-sphere was going crazy during the first Presidential debate of the 2012 election with users out-tweeting the entire 2008 campaign within the first 10 minutes of the live broadcast, and a total of 10.3 million tweets throughout the debate.

Obama and Romney at the presidential debate with a twitter logo
Who was the biggest twit on twitter?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What got slapped 12 months ago - 10/02/11

Here is another chance for you to catch up on what we were doing twelve months ago. As usual you can either explore for your self by clicking here, or you can keep reading and I will ease you through, step by step. Which ever way you choose, you had better brace yourself for a bumpy ride. If you are not alone, then warn those around you that you may be experiencing uncontrollable snickering.

Hitler Beer causes outrage

If you thought the Hitler clothing store in India was in bad taste, then you are going to flip out over this one. A brewery near Bend, Oregon has released a range of beers with a picture of Adolf Hitler on the label.

Hitler Beer from Mein Kampf Brewery
Hitler Beer from Mein Kampf Brewery, Oregon

Monday, October 1, 2012

October Caption Contest

October is here already, which means that September is over and I have to announce the winner of last month's caption contest (see below), and also present this month's image for captioning. Once again we will be awarding the winner a $5 e-card (so long as you have a valid email address). So sit down, and get captioning.

Take a look at this image, and enhance it by thinking up a concise and witty statement which will be 'captioned' below it. 
Slap the Penguin October Caption Contest
Witty and concise statement goes here

Just Curious - October

October, the month of Halloween, is upon us and we want to know what you will be wearing for the big night. You will find the poll at the top of the sidebar to the right, unless you are a mobile user in which case you don't have the luxury of a sidebar.
Ghost Costume
Hours of effort...

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