2021-04-26

Pizza for Five

Noble Roman frozen pizza wants consumers to pentasect* the baked pie in order to meet recommended nutritional standards per item. Cutting it into four pieces would result in higher meaures of sodium, fats, and carbohydrates, whereas cutting into six pieces would mean skinny bite-sized slices, encouraging folks to grab another slice. Now the problem becomes one of how to slice the pizza into five more or less equal portions, presumably
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2021-04-16

Old Fry’s Ad for Hard Drive

 was shaking my head then and I am still chuckling when I realize that the copy writer of this display ad must've had writer's block when trying to point out the obvious benefits of this particular piece of hardware. Imagine the luxury of an On/Off switch back
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2020-11-16

An Organ So Hot, it Needs a Fire Extinguisher

was recently watching some random YooToob video of an orchestra playing some work that featured an organ, when I captured this moment in a screen grab. What struck me most wasn't the obvious fact that the fire extinguisher cabinet was empty, or why you would need to lock the fire extinguisher cabinet, but rather why would you need a fire extinguisher next to the organ console way up in the
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2020-01-28

Parking Spaces as Office Space

nly in San Francisco.  These earnest entrepreneurs plug quarters into parking meters, set up a few tables and chairs, and rent "office" space by the half hour to those just getting their startups going. When I read this, I first thought it was a late April Fool joke, but apparently it's true. Just keep plugging quarters into your parking meter and enjoy the sun while you do your work. Looks
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2019-12-13

Super Savings at the Supermarket!

Sometimes the good folks who stock items at the local supermarket are too busy to look for inconsistencies in marking
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2019-09-26

Roadkill Barbecue

Here's a photo of a dude who takes his barbecue outfit along as he follows the yellow line. However, if you look closely at the highlighted area, those grillin' tools are going to need some serious scrubbing after picking up a collection of bugs and dirt from the road, much like your windshield
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2019-04-27

Creative News Reporting

Today I was reading news articles on my iPad. I noticed that over the past week, every now and then there’s an article where the author appears to be paid by the word, based on the totally superfluous garbage used to set the scene, as if they were writing a play. Here’s what I am talking about: We sat together in a charming window booth looking out over the mighty
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