Sunday, April 1, 2012

Random Sunday pictures

Time to hit the email bag for shots you guys have sent me.


First, this screenshot shows the dangers of having your site truncated by browser software:






Next we have this snack bar:



I think I'll just have the plain cheese pizza, hold the toppings.



And here's a fine example of (probably artisanal) coffee:



It might be really good, but if I were at a coffee place and a guy said to me "Hey! Would you like to taste mysore nuggets?" I'd probably run. Fast.



Next is a beer that believes in truth in advertising:






Here's an ad for a resort's play facility:



They apparently have a higher opinion of 6-week-old human motor skills than I do.



This is from an interview with a Best Buy executive, describing company plans. I don't understand this, which is why I guess I'm not an MBA. In fact, it sounds like a story from the Onion.





To show yet another irritating overuse of the word "artisan" we have this mass-produced vinyl barbecue cover:





And finally, since it is April 1, here's one of my favorite pranks ever:

24 comments:

Moose said...

Re: Mysore -- guess you don't eat much Indian food, eh? Mysore is an area of India. The Mysore masala dosa is one of my favorite south Indian dishes. YUM.

Re: Pony -- but them's good eatin's!
(but not in a dosa.)

Doctor Zorro said...

Your best post ever, start to finish.
Big smile!

ronstew said...

Didja see reference to Mr Grumpy on the Wikipedia April 1 home page? (Gone now.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Simpson_%28journalist%29

An uncle of yours?

Anonymous said...

Mysore is a city in India.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yes, but it was the juxtaposition of the words, and combined pronunciation, that I was laughing at. Not the city itself.

Luminaria2112 said...

If you have to explain the joke....

Teri said...

I needed no explanation . . . besides, on the same label, it says "Hints of chocolate, hot leather and spice."

Mysore nuggets and hot leather . . . thanks, no.

bezige bij said...

The beer is Belgian (as am I), and tastes really good The pink elephants on the logo is what you supposedly see when going through a delirium tremens :)

Anonymous said...

I think something else besides my nuggets would be sore if I drank coffee that evokes gustatory associations
of chocolate and "hot leather". Yecccccch.

"Yummy java honey, tastes just like Pa's old saddle." Hmm maybe this brew would be great to wash down some Pony pizza.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't tried delirium tremens, it is absolutely delicious.

KG said...

I expected the penguins to break into song- "Never gonna give you up"! And hey, don't knock the pony till you've tried it- Italian children have horse meat baby food (Cavallo). I saw it for sale at our NATO base. Were horse slaughterhouses still legal in the US, we'd have lots less mistreated and underfed horses.

Charles said...

Yes, Mysore is a city in India folks; but that doesn't mean that "Mysore nuggets" isn't funny. It is!

And I love those flying penguins; now those are real "artisanal" birds

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the guy from Bisbee Roasters took up RET Physical Therapy on their offer?

Whelk Lad! said...

"The tunnels, ladders, and chutes are all part of Mohegan Sun's new 'Baby Roulette' game! If your baby lands on your number, you could win big! And don't forget to check out 'Kiddie Keno' and 'Tot Slots!!!'"

Anonymous said...

On my way in to work this morning, I heard a Dunkin Donuts commercial advertising their new "Artisinal Bagels". Facepalm.

Ledasmom said...

Boy, I don't know how they play Baby Roulette at Mohegan Sun, but around here it takes a lot less equipment than that.

Anonymous said...

From my feed reader, there was no indication of the final video as prank, just an image inviting me to "Invest in myself" from Walden University - your advertiser, of course.

I initially thought it was a statement on your opinion of the school. :)

Fiz said...

I really wish penguins could do that!

Anonymous said...

It would be great if penguins could evolve quickly enough to deal with the melting ice. Love the other smilies. Artisanal evokes a one-of-the kind or personally concocted that a mass-produced canvas grills just does NOT.

Michael Palin said...

"Hello, I'd like to purchase an argument."

girl said...

lol! Bisbee is great coffee though :)

Anonymous said...

New - Dunkin Donuts Artisan Bagels :O

http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/menu/bagels.html

Cerena said...

Hilarious :)

Seth Appell said...

I'm a little late to the discussion, but what the heck.

Yes, Mysore Nuggets is a hilarious name. I occasionally hear one of the crew yelling somewhere in the shop, "HEY! WANNA SAMPLE MYSORE NUGGETS?"

Killer coffee, though (I am, admittedly, biased). This latest batch is bold, creamy, and dry.

 
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