delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)
...when I subject all my friends to Picard and the rest of the gang ("SHUT UP, WESLEY!") doing their holiday song. This still makes me giggle like crazy every single time I watch it XD



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delphipsmith: (allyourbase)
There's a kickstarter for a role-playing game called "Papers & Paychecks" (launched by [livejournal.com profile] tcpip) in which participants play -- you guessed it -- employees, managers and interns at a tech company :)

The game was reviewed by Cory Doctorow (author of the brilliant short story "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth" among other things), and his review gave a link to the original cartoon/joke that spawned the idea of the game, which I'd never seen. It's from the first edition of The Dungeon Master's Guide:



Doctorow's review also mentioned a very funny series of YouTube short in which a knight, an elf, a cleric, and others play a similar RPG. Here's the first one:


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Finally, one of the comments to Doctorow's review included a hilarious cartoon featuring little robot people and an RPG about online bulletin boards ("You are checking up on a forum topic you started yesterday, when suddenly a Ravening N00b posts: 'U R TEH GAY FAGOT!'").

Enjoy :)
delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)
"All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?!"




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delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)
...when I subject all my friends to Picard and the rest of the gang ("SHUT UP, WESLEY!") doing their holiday song. This still makes me giggle like crazy every single time I watch it XD



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delphipsmith: (George scream)
HAHAHAHAAAAA!

That is all.



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delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)

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delphipsmith: (k/s)
"Spock, I have breasts."
"Captain...so do I."
Heeeeeee.


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delphipsmith: (George)
I don't really understand this viral ice bucket challenge thing (are they supposed to be raising money? how does this work??) but I was hugely amused to discover the the Old Spice Guy has done his usual clever twist on it. Enjoy -- and if you know anyone named John Johnson, be sure to pass it on :)


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delphipsmith: (spock quote)
Two days remaining to leave prompts for [livejournal.com profile] mini_fest!!
Five days remaining to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] sshg_giftfest, still spots left for both writers and crafters!!

Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to :)

In other interesting news, it turns out that anemones sting you via tiny little hypodermic needles at the ends of their tentacles, if you don't know what to call your academic event there is a flowchart to help you, there is such a thing as color photos from World War I (using potato starch, who knew??), and despite what the ads may tell you, you cannot get an airline flight for 50p:


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delphipsmith: (George scream)
Yesterday I posted a very funny Olympics ad from the Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion which pokes fun at Russia's atrocious attitude towards the LGBT community.

Well, today [livejournal.com profile] lady_of_clunn posted a link to another, even funnier, Olympics ad from the U.K.'s Channel 4 which I just had to repost and share. I dare you to watch this without laughing until you cry -- the best part is the dj who looks just like Putin XD


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delphipsmith: (drat)
So, you know how so much of what we do happens on a little screen, and/or over headphones/microphones, and involves pixels instead of people? Here are two VERY funny takes on what if some of those things happened in real life. My favorite is the first, which only makes me laugh, but I identify more with the second, which makes me laugh AND cry.

How funny would it be if Google were a person you actually had to talk to? Very damn funny.


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And a conference call in real life:


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On the other hand, the Old Spice guy has a new ad out. I luuuuurv him.

Also, it is STILL SNOWING. Grrrr.
delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)
Being out of town three weeks out of four since Oct 27 and hosting Thanksgiving plus a lunch for 20 people will do that to you. In lieu of anything deep and/or thoughtful, I offer this fabulous giggle-inducing Christmas video featuring Sir Pat, found for me by my ever-lovin' spouse, Mr Psmith: "Make It So, Make It So, Make It So!"


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delphipsmith: (fiddle me)
I admit it, I absolutely LOVE the Charlie Daniels Band song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. The story itself is great, the fiddle-playing is awesome, the tune rocks -- just everything. (It's just barely edged out for first place in my heart by Uneasy Rider: "I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch, and Ah b'long to th'Antioch Baptist Church, and Ah don't even have a garage, you can call home an' ask ma wife!!").

So I got a big fat laugh out of this riff on it by the Adam Ezra Group, in which the Devil -- yes -- comes to Boston. I'm sure native Bostonians will get more out of it than I did, but what I did get had me laughing like a loon.


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delphipsmith: (PIcard face-palm)
An infamously bad HP fanfic has been adapted as a very tongue-in-cheek web series. I hate to say it, but this actually makes me want to go read it. (Although perhaps it was meant from the start as a spoof? Surely no one would come up with the name "Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way" and expect to be taken seriously...) Regardless, this is very funny indeed:


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delphipsmith: (Sir Patrick Captain)
For all of you who wondered, "If the Enterprise fought the Death Star, who would win?" I have no idea how they did such awesome special effects, but this is BRILLIANT. Of course I totally disagree with the outome -- I mean, any Captain of the Enterprise would have been able to come up with something clever, we all know they don't believe in no-win scenarios ;)


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delphipsmith: (much rejoicing)
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam takes advantage of the flash mob craze to promote the re-opening of the museum. This is SO COOL. I mean, it has HORSES!! (There's more on the video here, if you're interested.)


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delphipsmith: (George scream)
...to hear from Clarion, so meanwhile I distract myself with voting for the best sci-fi tv ever and videos like "Harry Potter in 99 (Musical) Seconds":


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delphipsmith: (much rejoicing)
Yes, really! This is from an episode of Kaamelott, something I have only just discovered, and is one of the funniest things I've seen in yonks. Apparently this was a series in France for about four years but -- sadly for those of us not fluent in la belle francaise -- not all of it is available with subtitles. My new goal in life is to fix that calamitous error, because this is some seriously sidesplitting stuff:


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delphipsmith: (McBadass)

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delphipsmith: (the road)
Wonder no more, your curiosity is about to be satisfied! Be sure to watch (listen) all the way through the credits, hee hee hee...

(Also, FYI, the Colbert Report is going All Hobbit, All the Time this week -- last night was Ian McKellen, tonight is Martin Freeman, Wed Peter Jackson, and Thursday Andy Serkis. Yay!)


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