Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Life Imitates Farce: Gesture Controls

Posted: June 11, 2015 by ShortTimer in Humor
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Via Drudge, from CNBC:

From BMW’s perspective, the new 7 Series sedan will take luxury and technology to a whole new level—one that includes gesture controls so drivers can adjust the radio and other in-car systems with a wave of their hand.

I’ve heard about this design before.  Douglas Adams wrote about the idea in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:

A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch-sensitive–you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure, of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same program.

Zaphod waved a hand and the channel switched again.

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Brian Williams’ Downfall

Posted: February 11, 2015 by ShortTimer in Humor, Leftists, Media

HT Jawa Report.

Merry Patrick Swayze Christmas

Posted: December 25, 2014 by ShortTimer in Humor, Music

It is a standard.

Kurdish TV Parodies ISIS

Posted: October 21, 2014 by ShortTimer in Humor, Iraq, Middle East
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It’s not quite Ahmed and Salim, but it’s still pretty good for a shoestring budget.

Via MEMRI:

It’s good to see the Kurds are fighting a local propaganda campaign by mocking ISIS, and the tune is kind of catchy.

Can Anyone Confirm?

Posted: August 17, 2014 by ShortTimer in Culture, Humor, Leftists, Media
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That Huffpo Writer Ryan J. Reilly Is An Idiot?

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Soopermexican’s on this, as is Jawa Report.  They remind us this is the same reporter who played the fool and got himself arrested at McDonalds and cried about it.

Soopermexican writes:

This guy is a reporter. He actually WRITES stuff to inform OTHER human beings about what OTHER human beings are doing. How could you POSSIBLY do that with any kind of accuracy if you’ve never even SEEN earplugs before? Not only has he never fired a gun, or done a day of work in his life that requires earplugs, he’s never even BEEN AROUND people who do!!!!

Sort of like having a president complete with an entire staff, speechwriters and advisors and none of them can pronounce corpsman.

It exposes an astonishing ignorance of culture and life experience.  What kind of soft-handed delicate flower must Reilly be if he doesn’t even know earplugs when he sees them?

Reilly was probably never even given this talk, or was raised by people who didn’t know the difference:

Meanwhile, over at “can anyone confirm” on twitter, fun is being made.

TV’s Andy Levy’s Apology To Chris Brown

Posted: May 14, 2014 by ShortTimer in Culture, Humor
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The discussion of tweeting and how violence against is conveniently dismissed in modern media and culture reminded me of this:

If you haven’t seen it before, enjoy.

How Many Peeps Can A .50 Cal Go Through?

Posted: April 20, 2014 by ShortTimer in Guns, Humor

Happy Easter.