Well, the Summer Olympics ended last weekend and now I remember why they only happen every 4 years. It’s been fun to watch some of the worlds best compete and break records, but after more than two weeks of it I’ve had enough.

Not to miss a beat, The Onion reported last week “Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World“.

ORLANDO—Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist and SeaWorld main attraction Michael Phelps returned to his seven-million-gallon water tank Wednesday to resume his normal schedule of performing in six shows a day for marine park crowds every day of the week.

Gotta love The Onion!

I’m sure this is a commercial, but it’s a damned good one! All 5 minutes of it!


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Thanks to Don for sending this on to me.

OK, I’m not a big literature or theater geek (but I make up for it in other geek areas) but when this song came over the feed from The FuMP I just about fell out of my chair laughing!

The song is a simply brilliant spoof on Shakespeare to the tune of Don McLean’s masterwork American Pie by the hilarious Robert Lund.

The lyrics are hilarious and wonderfully crafted. Here’s just a taste:

“So to be, or to choose not to be
That’s the question I’m digentin’ in my soliloquy
And when fortune aims it’s slings and arrows at me
Tell me how I’m going to live through act 3
Answer please iambic-ally”

Listen to the whole song, right here, right now, and check out The FuMP for more along these lines!

I do love office pranks, in fact it’s one of the biggest things I miss about working in an office. Earlier today Carla sent me this video:

Now that’s commitment! I’m not sure it’s the ultimate, but it’s easily one of the best I’ve seen yet!

Holiday Decorations SpecI’ve written about it before, but it’s that time of year and I know some of you are wondering exactly how many bails of hay should be placed out for the reindeer (8) or what type of brace to use to secure the angel to the tree (Simpson H7), so here’s the gratuitously detailed PDF for holiday decoration.

All the info is there: tolerances, clearances, capacities, material specifications and more. There are even helpful notes like “Use of alcoholic beverages may increase overall merriment but should not be consumed until tree is installed and electrical items plugged in.”


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