Archive for the ‘Funny’ category

This Norton antivirus ad really cracked me up

August 3, 2011

I was immediately drawn to the sad guy eating a ketchup sandwich. Yuck, I thought. Why is he eating a ketchup sandwich? So I read the copy on the left.

Isn’t that hilarious, creative and effective? The message that a virus could ruin you financially is really communicated. If there hadn’t been a funny pic, I wouldn’t have read the copy in the first place. So go Norton for creating this great ad! By the way, it was in Wired magazine.

Kate Hudson and Victoria Beckham gave birth to…

July 11, 2011

…“brand new babies,” according to Boston.com. Thank god the babies were brand new– I’d be worried if they were anything but.


This chopstick company could use a copy editor

May 1, 2011

While out at the new Scholars Bistro in Boston last night, we noticed this funny language:

Today I saw this funny sign at the Oneida, New York rest stop

January 20, 2011

Everything’s normal until you get to the bottom.

Bruegger’s discussion #985739

December 31, 2010

Yesterday morning I was in Bruegger’s. I couldn’t help but listen to the conversation two girls were having. I call them girls, but they probably were in their early 30s. Their discussion went something like this:

Girl 1: “My company is really into tracking metrics.”

Girl 2: “Oh my gosh, so is mine! What metrics do you track?”

Girl 1: “Well our number one metric is usage. But usage can be soooo hard to track! I mean, just because a customer has one of our tools running on his computer doesn’t mean he’s actually using it!”

Girl 2: “Totally. I totally see what you mean. We haven’t really come across that problem yet, but I hear you.”

Girl 1: “And have I told you yet about my thoughts on developers? I mean, we have to work with them, but it’s soooo difficult. I mean, it’s such a struggle, finding that perfect balance between pushing them to give you information and giving them their space. You don’t want to annoy them too much.”

Girl 2: “Wow, I really agree with that assessment.”

Girl 1: “And it can be so hard to get customer feedback. I try, and nothing happens. Our response rates are so low.”

Girl 2: “Same here!”

Girl 1: “And whenever we release a new product, we only call it the beta version for two months. We used to call it the beta version for longer, but we’d get so many calls from confused customers. They wouldn’t understand what beta meant.”

Girl 2: “Oh, we haven’t run into that problem yet. But we just might one day!”

The conversation continued with the one girl bringing up supposed work issues, and the other girl interjecting supportive statements. I found this dynamic amusing. Plus, I thought it was funny these girls were so loudly and passionately discussing the intricacies of their work lives when everyone else was stuffing bagels into their mouths, reading the newspaper, or conversing quietly.

4th Somerville Jingle Bell Run brings some cheer to my Sunday morning

December 19, 2010

I was sitting in my bedroom when I started hearing lots of stomping and bells ringing. I opened my blinds and saw hordes of red- and green-clad runners headed down Cedar Street. Here are some photos I took through my window screen (yeah, I’m like that old lady who hangs out by her window waiting for something to happen):

Here’s an approximately two-minute video I made:

My favorite knock-knock jokes

November 5, 2010

My absolute favorite:

Person 1: Knock-knock

Person 2: Who’s there?

Person 1: Dishwasher

Person 2: Dishwasher who?

Person 1: Dishwashern’t the way I shpoke before I got falsh teef

Another good one:

Person 1: Knock-knock

Person 2: Who’s there?

Person 1: Dwayne

Person 2: Dwayne who?

Person 1: Dwayne the tub I’m gonna dwown!

Kind of a dumb one, but I like it anyway:

Person 1: Knock-knock

Person 2: Who’s there?

Person 1: Scott

Person 2: Scott who?

Person 1: Scott something up your nose

Yeah, I love knock-knock jokes. Call me a simpleton (I also like state humor). I need to find a few more good ones to add to my repertoire!