Saturday, September 29, 2007

Junkmail and Junk in the Mail

When I checked the mail the other day I found that someone had put some junk in our mailbox:

3 pennies and a gum wrapper

That's SO tacky!

A little privacy, please?

This is a shot of the restroom in an art gallery in Charlottesville. It's practically an island in the middle of the gallery.

If you were wondering when Reddi-Wip is appropriate...

Honestly, I don't get it.

"Reddi-Wip is appropriate for non-government sanctioned holidays"

Made in Ireland

It seems a little ironic to me because the U.K. isn't really known for its dental hygiene.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Hamster Derby

They had these at the check-out counter at Petco.
Hamster Races, and they even had a training schedule on the back of the card.
Apparently, you're supposed to train them for 15 minutes every other day. (Cuz they have to rest the whole next day to get over it?)

Monday, July 16, 2007

"Sweep the Leg"

The cast of The Karate Kid returns for this awesome new music video:

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Whose the bad speller in this picture?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Learn to Fly Here

Monday, April 23, 2007

Google vs. God

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Not My Job!

If You Were in a Hurry, Which Door Would You Choose?

Monday, April 16, 2007

Cheap Soccer Seats

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saw this in Vancouver

Its actually not quite as absurd as it looks on first inspection. Vancouver is a big port city, and they don't want ships arriving with nuclear weapons. Even so, its strange to put this up on the main highway into town...

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I was on American Idol

Monday, March 12, 2007

Never Give Up! Never Give In!

"Developers came and bought up all the houses around these guys. They refused. The bulldozers came anyways. Apparently the family has government connections, and is not expected to be forced out."

This reminds me of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he didn't let the construction guy tear up his hole.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Pointless Family Photo of the Year

Friday, January 05, 2007

The Ultimate Bacon Sandwich

Click photo for directions!

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Compliments of my new sister-in-law, Elise.

They're a bit small, but please note the hash marks tallying the number of visitors killed.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


(as seen at a restaurant at LAX)

No Stalling

If I hadn't been running for a flight, I would have stopped to take a picture of this myself. I was just going to describe it, but after searching on Google Images, I found that someone else had taken a picture of it.

As seen in the Denver airport...

It gives a whole new meaning to the term "swirly".

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Weird Al's Latest!

A parody of Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty"

Saturday, September 16, 2006

You mean it's not real?!?

This was taken at an exhibit at the Jefferson National Expansion Museum in St. Louis. Whoever wrote the caution sign is a comedic genius.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Prenatal Glamour Shots

This is a business next to kristinmichelle's apartment

My first thought was that it catered to yuppies who will spend a bundle of money to get professional studio-like photos of their pre-born child. Something where the technician would coach the fetus to put his fist under his chin and imagine he's surrounded by hundreds of tiny seahorses so they can get the perfect shot.

Then I noticed the after-hours sign...

"Deliveries can be dropped off."
I guess that's so they can take the very first picture of the baby right after delivery?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

We're HOT!


I stumbled across this gem at Target the other day.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Time Warp

We found ourselves driving behind this colonial re-enactment guy riding his scooter down Richmond Rd. in Williamsburg, VA

Daniel pulled alongside him so I could get a "premium" shot.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

found 'em in SC

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Highway to Heaven

This is really more inspirational rather than absurd. This is the ramp out of my parking area at work. It's been there as long as the N&O has been there but this church is relatively new. The first time I saw that the cross lined up perfectly with the traffic arrow I got chills and thought "This is no accident." This is God being sneaky creative and I loved the tiny message He was sending. I've always wanted to take a picture of it. Thanks for allowing me to blog it here!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Going too far

For all of you people weakening your immune systems by using anti-bacterial everything, here's something to add to your shopping list: ballpoint pens.

I don't even understand what that means.

Taco Kids

Good students make a run for the border

"My sauce is an honor student at Taco Middle School."

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Happy Birthday, Sarah!

For the Comical Absurdity peeps: a look into Sarah's seldomly-mentioned Hollywood career. Ceece's acting tips have paid off!

Scene from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Seen with co-star and longtime friend Mos Def.

Pictured with Keifer Sutherland, during an appearance on 24.

Little-known fact: Sarah was the original female judge on Idol, but was replaced by Paula for being too nice to the contestants... as well as for bringing a Pepsi cup onto the set.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Giant Gerbil Wheel?

A human powered ferris wheel? Who'd have thunk it? These guys would run/climb/hop from the internal struts, making the wheel go round. Then stop when they got tired and unload everyone.

There were a few problems with this method. For one thing, the operators had little control over the wheel balance. Basically, fat families all seemed to went to get on together, while the other chairs around the wheel were filled with toddlers. This made the wheel unbalanced, which gave the two "running it" a hard time getting started. While I'm sure they were both strong, combined I'd be surprised if they were more than 300 pounds. Once momentum was on their side, however, they were fine.

Also, stopping was a little tough, it seemed. They slowed down the pace of the awkward run/climb/hop they they had going, until finally a guy at the bottom attached what looked like bungee cords with hooks onto the frame, rocking it to a halt. They then went one at a time unloading the old and loading the new customers.

Anyways, this is another elegant Indian solution in an environment where machinery is expensive, electricity is spotty, but people are cheap.

Gangsta' Lean

Saw this while in a taxi in Delhi. Politics in India can sometimes be a bit more physical than in the modern US. So, politicians often travel with armed guards, of which this is an example.

I guess I should have cropped the picture a little. In the back seat is a guy holding a AK-47 with the muzzle sticking out the window.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Elephant Bath

Another India picture. You all should get used to it, I finally got my HDD fixed, so there are gonna be a lot more of these coming.

This elephant has a kind of a cool story. It lives in the villiage of Hampi, where it offeres blessing at the local Hindu temple. You come up, hold out a coin in your palm, it picks the coin up with its nose, put it in a tray on its head, and then blesses you with a nose-kiss on your forehead. Anyway, this is it taking its evening bath in the river.

One of my coolest pictures ever

This isn't comical or absurd, really, if you don't count the whole playing with fire thing. But it is one of the coolest pictures I've taken. If only I'd gotten the focus a little sharper.

Extreme Yoga

The absurd part about this isn't so much that he's holding his head in the pads of his feet; such things seem fairly common in the yoga world. Its that he's doing this on a street corner in the mid-afternoon.

I just find it interesting the things you associate as being "indoor" activities simply because you've always seen them done inside. Yoga is certainly, at least in my mind, one such indoor activty. Paying your taxes is another. Childbirth is the most extreme example I can think of right now, but I'm sure there are others.

Attack of the 50-foot locusts

Naw, this is just me showing off my camera's micro-zoom features. The insect is of normal size--it's your perception of it that's blown up.

I'm not going to try to explain this

Saw these in a water park in central India. There are reasonable explainations for these signs which makes them less funny, but I don't know them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Chapel of Ease

Found this today in McClellanville, SC.