Mad Magazine has reimagined what the famous New Yorker cover would look like if it was made with Apple Maps.
See, it’s funny because it’s true.
A plain-clothes officer in England was patrolling the streets when an officer watching the same streets on CCTV radioed in about a suspicious person in the area:
The operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the “suspect” on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was “hot on his heels”.
The officer spent around 20 minutes giving chase before a sergeant came into the CCTV control room, recognised the “suspect” and laughed hysterically at the mistake.
You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.
The Monkeys You Ordered is a tumblr of New Yorker cartoons with literal captions, and I think I’ve been enjoying them more than the real New Yorker cartoons.
Loyalty to any one sports team is pretty hard to justify. Because the players are always changing — the team can move to another city — you’re actually rooting for the clothes, when you get right down to it. You know what I mean? You are standing and cheering and yelling for your clothes to beat the clothes from another city. Fans will be so in love with a player, but if he goes to another team, they boo him. This is the same human being in a different shirt — they hate him now. Boo! Different shirt!! Boo!
— Jerry Seinfeld
To prove their point, a South African company used a carrier pigeon to fly a 4GB flash drive 60 miles while at the same time transferring the same data using an aDSL connection. In the same amount of time it took the pigeon and the staff to transfer the data to/from the flash drive, the aDSL connection completed 4%.
And I complain about YouTube freezing up for a moment?
I was talking with my boss about his kids and their tricycles and, out of curiosity, I wanted to see what Big Wheels looked like in this day and age, so I hit Amazon.com to see what’s out there. I found this cool new trike that seems to convert between a big wheel and a coffee maker. What will they think of next?
During the recent trip to Philly, I saw this ad for Chick-fil-a. I thought it was cute. Never been to a Chick-fil-a, but a few people at work like it.
Tall people make more money compared to short people, and Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw argues they should be taxed accordingly.
Should the income tax system include a tax credit for short taxpayers and a tax surcharge for tall ones? This paper shows that the standard utilitarian framework for tax policy analysis answers this question in the affirmative.
I say we already are. Big and tall clothes sometimes cost more than average height clothes. Make sure you read the full PDF of the paper. Very tongue-in-cheek. For the record, I’m 6’6”.