Category Archives: humor

Gummi Bears the Re-Mix

When I was in college, every time I logged into a SPARC station, the Gummi bear theme music would be played at full blast over the speakers.

It was frigging annoying. And in my infantile anti-social days, I found that amusing.

My friends – not so much. And so they conspired to do a remake of the song …

The fiddler is George Keith and the lead vocalist is Jason Lango.

This file was so old, that I had to first convert it from .au format to an mp3 before wordpress would allow me to upload the damn thing. My best guess is 19 years ago!



Staging a Gingerbread House

Here is the house before the staging company came to prepare it for sale:


Notice the crack, the tiny lot…

Here we have the house while the staging is being done to prepare for sale:


And finally the fully staged house.


The earlier obvious crack is missing and the wider angle pictures with the pinecones obscures the small size of the lot.

Thanks to this staging we saw the sale price go up substantially. We are currently entertaining several over list price bids…

The Right Stuff

One of the iconic images in film is of the astronauts walking in full gear in a hallway.


This image has been used and abused in so many different films that it has become iconic. This is the image of Real Men who walk with swagger into the unknown and danger.

And so here  is the image again:


This amazing dog finds an extreme sporting team and decides to follow them home. Let’s be clear, he decides to finish an extreme sports race because he’s decided these humans are the ones he wants to follow. And he amazingly finishing the race with the team. Apparently the story goes that for one leg the organizers told the team to drop him because it wasn’t safe to take the dog, and the dog would have none of that …

If ever there was a Right Stuff image that deserved a dog, this is it…

Look at my post

I love this humorous comment on youtube:

Look at your comment, now back to mine. Now back at your comment now back to mine. Sadly it isn’t mine, but if you stopped trolling and started posting legitimate comments it could look like mine. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re scrolling through comments, writing the comment your comment could look like. What did you post? Back at mine, it’s a reply saying something you want to hear. Look again the reply is now diamonds. Anything is possible when you think before you post.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Many years ago, I was having lunch with a bunch of friends who were doing a Ph.D in Computer Science with a focus in theory and algorithms. And somehow the conversation got around to talking about various practical algorithms. So I, of course, said:

You want an algorithm that finishes in a finite amount of time.

So to set the record straight, almost 8 years after the fact, what I wanted to say was:

You want an algorithm that terminates in a reasonable amount of time otherwise it might as well never terminate.