Funny Stuff

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

I’m still laughing at this video even as I type up this quick post.  Richard Dunn found himself stranded at an airport after his flight was cancelled last week, so using his iPhone (and a wheelchair and a roll of packing tape) he set out to make a music video.

It starts strong and then it gets better.  Three thumbs up.

(Related: SOUR GRAPES.)


Feelgood video of the day

by Elizabeth on December 11, 2013 · 1 comment

in Cool stuff, Funny Stuff, Videos

She thought she kept hearing fireworks and couldn’t sleep, so we sang to keep her mind preoccupied. In the end, nothing competes with fireworks.

– Benjamin J. Ames and his 4 year old daughter


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This prank took some serious commitment and attention to detail!  I love how plumbing their mate’s house with warm beer was out of the question…

(I’m just going to go ahead and file this one under “DIY”.)


“Two Chips” / An Animated Short from Adam Patch on Vimeo.

In March this year Adam Patch’s wife drank a bottle of wine and then told him a joke.  I wonder if she knew he was recording it?

I think Adam Patch’s wife and I should be friends.


Can you top this?  Please leave me a dad joke in the comments, but remember that you will lose points if it’s actually hilarious!


Filmmaker Bianca Giaever was just a few weeks away from graduation when she began her final class project.  She took creative direction from six year old Asa Baker-Rouse, who gave her some pretty specific advice about her film and about life in general.

The end result is sweet and imaginative, and life-affirming too.  Clear your schedule for the next eight minutes and be prepared to be punched right in the feels.

Bianca Giaever: Facebook | Twitter


The Life of Fly by Magnus Muhr

by Elizabeth on June 29, 2012 · 1 comment

in Art, Funny Stuff

Finally!  A practical use for all those dead flies that gather on your windowsill.  Are you ready for some arts & crafts with dried up fly corpses?

Wait, where are you going?  Come back!

We all have that one person in our family who is impossible to buy for because they already have everything.  There are two in mine, and this year they’ll both be getting this book: The Life of Fly by Magnus Muhr.

When they’re not buzzing in our ears or ruining our picnics, flies have lives of their own. Until now, their tiny world has remained completely unknown to humankind. In this engaging study, photographer Magnus Muhr carefully documents the world of the common housefly and reveals that when we re not around, flies behave pretty much like we do. Playing golf or soccer, sunbathing, partying, dating, singing, and even fly fishing anything’s possible in the fascinating (if brief) Life of Fly. Featuring the best of Muhr’s spooky yet surprisingly sweet creations, this macabre collection is sure to captivate humans like no fly has done before.

Once you get over the slight ickyness the drawings of Swedish artist Magnus Muhr are kind of brilliant.  It’s not a bad afterlife for these lucky little flies. 

Here are some of my favourites. 


Fly fishing   [link]

Diving board   [link]

Legs   [link]

Vacation   [link]

Weeeiiiiiee   [link]

Sprint   [link]

The pub   [link]


There are plenty more brilliant drawings in his gallery, so check them all out here

Happy Flyday, everyone!  And I do look forward to your emails, PETA.

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This says it all, really.

by Elizabeth on May 8, 2012 · 2 comments

in Funny Stuff



Please accept this picture in lieu of an actual blog post.  I am on strike until Wednesday.



This is the greatest TV ad you will ever see.  And yes, it’s a real thing,

Happy Saturday!



by Elizabeth on April 3, 2012 · 1 comment

in Funny Stuff


le sigh.

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This information was released by the True Facts Institute of America, so it’s gotta be true!

From now on I will only drink water that originates in heaven.

Thanks again, Internet.



While you’re thinking about all that unholy bloggerjuice you’ve been drinking, have a read of some sensible reasons to avoid buying bottled water.

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This post is dedicated to Mrs Chinncredible, who once believed in dropbears.


If fonts were dogs…

by Elizabeth on February 18, 2012 · 2 comments

in Funny Stuff is listed as the source, but I suspect it’s not the original.  Can anyone help?


From now on, whenever I think of Comic Sans I will think of it fondly.  Like an elderly, blind, buck-toothed dog who has never enjoyed the aroma of another dog’s tail.

Papyrus is still worse.


Hey girl!

by Elizabeth on September 19, 2011 · 0 comments

in Funny Stuff, Videos


Alternatively titled How to Make a Disney Movie Ten Times Better.  You might like to cover sensitive little ears when you watch this.

Hope this makes your Monday a little brighter!


You are a bad cat

by Elizabeth on September 17, 2011 · 2 comments

in Funny Stuff, Videos

shannon driscoll, teacher and screenprinter, reflects on her relationship with cats and the way they affect her aesthetics, both on the page and in the classroom

That really is a terrible cat. Maybe the worst one I’ve ever seen.

A very happy Caturday to everyone, especially Rah and Liz!


Happy Thanksgiving, Americanos!

by Elizabeth on November 25, 2010 · 3 comments

in Funny Stuff


I feel a bit bad for the American member of the household, as there was no turkey to be seen today. The plan was to at least make ourselves a turkey sandwich in remembrance of last year’s Thanksgiving Down Under, but I’ve been sick for the past couple of days and eating isn’t high on my list of things to do.

But don’t feel too bad for him, I did promise him a pumpkin pie this weekend!

Today I am thankful for my comfy bed, tissues, We Rule (I’m such a tragic) and a boy who stocked the freezer with icy poles. I hope I wake up tomorrow feeling a gazillion percent better so that I can actually go to work.

Oh, and I’m also thankful that nobody made me this Thanksgiving turkey cake today!