google.com, pub-9840409407193699, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Slap The Penguin: 08/01/2013 - 09/01/2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tim Tebow released from Patriots

by +Titan Young

This is Titan Young with another guest post through my penguin slapping buddy, Brad.

Tim Tebow was once a high profile quarterback for the Denver Broncos, where he broke all manner of franchise records including most prayers in a single quarter. He became a household name because of his high profile Christianity and 'Tebowing' before each game. To him, taking a knee meant something entirely different.
Tim Tebow Tebwoing
Tebow doing his signature move

Friday, August 30, 2013

GOP admit 2008 Presidential election mistake

by +Brad Naylor

The Republican party have announced that they made an error in judgement regarding their choice of candidate for the 2008 Presidential election. The team of John McCain and Sarah Palin were selected to go up against Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

John McCain vs Barack Obama 2008
John McCain vs Barack Obama 2008

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monopoly announces new playing piece

by +Ian C

Monopoly is one of the greatest selling board games of all time, and has been around in various form since the beginning of the 20th Century. The game revolves around the concept of greed, where the players roll dice and buy and sell properties with the aim of owning everything by the end of the game. 

Monopoly, Classic Edition
Monopoly, Classic Edition

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ireland distances itself from mainland UK

by +Tina Cruris

Politics and religion have been the major causes of attrition between the mainland UK and Ireland for centuries, but soon that will come to an end. Ireland has finally decided to sever it's ties with the British mainland and distance itself from the UK.

British and Irish flag with cut lines
A nation divided?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bubes Says... Maybe now they will respect me as a serious artist

Hello, it's me again, the one and only Bubes. Boy I have had such a rough week and it's only Tuesday. I know I am a day early but I could not wait to show you what I have been up to. I had to stand in for Miley Cyrus at the VMA's on Sunday because she had too much to drink and passed out in her dressing room.

Bubes Says... Maybe now they will respect me as a serious artist
A serious artist, in a bear costume?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

PlasticBox 1.2 found on Best Buy shelves

by +Alexa Rankin

Best Buy, the biggest bricks'n'mortar consumer electronics chain in the US is now stocking PlasticBox 1.2 on it's shelves, and as usual the under-trained retail associates know nothing about it.

Best Buy Data Sheet for PlasticBox 1.2
Everything you need to know about the product, because the staff don't have a clue

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bubes Says... I can't drive 55

Hey Bubes fans, I know I'm late, but I was covering for my great buddy Sammy Hagar at the rehearsals for his performance at the Minnesota State fair today. Read more after the JUMP.

Bubes Says I can't drive 55
Not anymore, that's way too fast for me now

Friday, August 23, 2013

Movie Review - Jobs

by +Ian C

When I left my house to watch the premiere showing of Jobs, I was expecting to join the back of a long line of Apple fan-boys circling the movie theater like it was a Best Buy store on iPhone 6 release day. I was both surprised and pleased that this was not the case. There were some middle aged iPhowners there who were old enough to remember the release of the first Mac, regretting not investing a dollar into the company back in the 70's. "My dollar would be worth $44,000 now", I overheard one of them say. 

The cross section of people lining up for the movie was not entirely what I was expecting. My preconception of the 'Jobs' audience was along the lines of a ComicCon audience. There were more women in line than I would have imagined, maybe due to the Ashton Kutcher influence. Also, people were older than I anticipated they would be. And as I mentioned already, there were considerably fewer people than I expected.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Harry Potter movie secrets revealed

by +Tina Cruris

Since last month's announcement that the ninth Harry Potter movie is scheduled for release in 2015, speculation has been rife about who will be returning and who will be joining the cast. In particular there is a lot of discussion about who the primary antagonist will be.

Will Harry Potter return?
Will Harry Potter be back?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bubes Says... What do you get when you cross an A-hole with a nimrod?

Hey ladies, sorry I missed you all last week, I was so busy that I didn't even have time to be adored by you all. You will just have to double up this week. Well now I am a week behind so forgive me if my exploits this week seem out of date.

Bubes Says... What do you get when you cross an A-hole with a nimrod?
A-Rod has been taking extra sitting practice this season

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Q10 - BlackBerry's last hope

by +Brad Naylor

You may have seen the commercials for the new Q10, the latest smartphone from free-falling phone maker, BlackBerry. Over the last 5 years, the Apple and Android operating systems have been making extraordinary leaps, leaving the BlackBerry OS languishing way behind. 

BlackBerry Q10 - their last chance
BlackBerry Q10 - their last chance

Monday, August 12, 2013

Slap the Penguin milestone - 200k visits

by +Ian C

Do you remember August 17th 2012? That's the day that Slap the Penguin passed 100,000 visits.

Well today somebody was visitor 200k to slapthepenguin.com. Yippee!! Cue the fireworks, streamers and ticker tape snow. 
Odometer showing 200,000
Were you visitor 200,000?

Random Penguin Fact #22

Random Penguin Fact
Random Penguin Fact

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Whatever happened to Macy Gray?

by +Alexa Rankin

Back in September 1999 Macy Gray took the music charts by storm with her 2nd single, 'I Try', which was a top ten hit across the English speaking world. The song earned her a Grammy in 2001 and then just as suddenly as she had arrived, Macy Gray disappeared without a trace.

Macy Gray - I Try
Macy Gray - I Try

Friday, August 9, 2013

Panda vs Penguin

by +Ian C

They are both black and white, they are both cute and they have both been adopted by Google as code words for algorithms used to filter out spam websites. The internet giant chose the animals for their soft friendly appearance and their monochromatic coloring, to reinforce the contrast between black hat and white hat SEO (search engine optimization).

Panda vs Penguin
Panda, Penguin and Google

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

What got slapped 12 months ago - August 2012

by +Tina Cruris

Today is the first Sunday of August, which is my prompt to create a reslap post, a look back at what was getting slapped this time last year. Join me on this roller-coaster ride of emotion and laughter from 12 months ago. 

For the more experienced users, you can use the archive to look back through our better days, for everyone else, hold tight and read on. If you see a snippet that interests you then click the headline to get the full story.

August 2013 Reslap Montage
August 2013 Reslap Montage

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Top 10 Weiner Headlines

by +Alexa Rankin

Anthony Weiner has dominated the headlines over the last week or so, thanks to his inability to stop sexting women. He was first caught messing around way back in 2011 when we ran THIS story. Weiner has since been caught sexting again while running for the position of Mayor of New York using the pseudonym Carlos Danger.
Anthony Weiner and Beavis
Separated at birth? Father and son?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Caption Contest

Wow what an underwhelming response to the July contest. It almost makes me not want to bother with an August contest. However, it is totally possible that y'all were busy with vacations and stuff considering it was July, so I am going to offer one last chance.

Rules:
1. Look at image below
2. Create witty caption to enhance image
3. Submit caption by midnight (STP time) on 31st August by using the comments section or clicking HERE
4. Stop back periodically and see all those better entries you did not submit.

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