Monthly Archives: June 2008

RubyFringe Guide: Boozin’ in Accordion City

Welcome to the third installment in Joey’s Unofficial RubyFringe Guide to Toronto, a series of offbeat articles to acquaint attendees of the upcoming RubyFringe conference with Accordion City. There’ve been two articles in the series so far: Where Did All the Cigarettes Go? Getting from the Airport to the Hotel In this article, I’ll cover […]

A Failed Attempt at Escalator Spinning

Inspired by the “Escalator Spinning” video (which I showed in this entry), some guy decided to give it a try, with less-than-spectacular results… [My thanks to Chad Nolan for the heads-up!]

Technological Mishap of the Day

So far, two things that my friend Miss Fipi Lele sent me this morning have made me laugh out loud. The first is the video showing what happens when you smash a can of WD-40. The second is this set of “before and after” photos: Photo courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele. These look staged, but […]

What Happens When You Smash a Can of WD-40?

Apparently, this:

RubyFringe Guide: Getting from the Airport to the Hotel

In preparation for people coming to Accordion City to attend the RubyFringe conference (as well as those of you who are coming here this summer for other reasons), I’m writing Joey’s Unofficial RubyFringe Guide to Toronto, a series of articles with useful tips for visiting our fair city. So far, I’ve published one article: Where […]

Escalator Spinning

With the rising cost of oil putting a damper on travel plans, more people are spending their holidays at home on “staycations” and finding local fun. For starters, you don’t have to go to Vegas for Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics: all you need is the escalator at the nearby mall: * I am not responsible […]

“He Said It First”

The comedy troupe Public Service Administration have put together a high-larious video that pokes fun at John McCain’s outburst in which he flipped out and used the “c-word” on Wife 2.0 in 1992. John’s outburst — “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you c***!” was in response to Cindy’s remark […]