Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Kids Are Stupid!

Every once in awhile, I get an email forwarded to me with the subject line "Such and such... from a child's point of view."

It is really difficult to imitate a child's perspective because 1) the people who traffic in these types of emails tend to be overly sentimental and have an overly sentimental view of childhood, and 2) kids are stupid.

Children are barely literate, so making "cute little misunderstandings that reveal deeper truths" hardly seems like something a second grade class would traffic in.

However, political commentary seems to work very well when placed in the hands of 7 to 10 year olds. Because so many barely literate people have already paved the way, filling everything with nonsense, true nonsense sounds par for the course.

Five children were asked to write a speech for President Bush to recite. And then a President Bush impersonator read these speeches.

The result? Judge for yourself.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Steve Anderson's School of Motocross

I work this a guy named Steve Anderson. You probably work with Steve Anderson, too. He's in his 40s, single, and races motorcycles on the weekends.

Until a few weekends ago, when he had a crash. This was sad.

You would think two broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and a "banged up leg" would make ol' Steve gain some wisdom, wouldn't you? You would think he would decide to sell his motorcycle and use the money to invest in a good IRA or a Hedge fund?


No. He can't wait to saddle up and break some bones again.

His teammates came to me, on bended knee, and asked me to do something to discourage Steve. "Please," they emplored, "You have too much time on your hands. Put that time to good use."

With that in mind, I now present... Steve Anderson's School of Motocross.

(22MB .wmv file, 1:35 minutes)

P.S. 99% of this is "found on the Internet" footage. As soon as I get my first cease and desist letter, this post goes. So download it while you can.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Cor_Por_8 Remix

I work for a tedious and tiresome corporation. Part of my job is to make things less tedious and tiresome for everyone. We have this daily meeting where we discuss System Error Reporting Forms, or SERFs. So all I did was log into the meeting, record it, set it to a dance beat, and release it to my unsuspecting co-workers.

In Seth Godin marketing terms, “It went viral.” My wife sent it to a couple of people at her office, and, once again, viralocity was evident.

I didn’t really want to put it on the blog because I consider it a little too in-jokey for the casual internet blogreader. But then someone pointed out to me what are blogs but one big in-joke, anyway?

For your consideration, Cor_Por_8_Remix.