Future Man Tried to Warn Us

This article originally appeared in Global Nerdy.

Early 1960s businessmen talking to man in astronaut suit: "So you're saying people will 'tweet' what they're eating for breakfast?" "And 'upload' pictures of their breakfasts to a 'Facebook'?" "And other people will look at the breakfasts and make comments?" "No offense, future man, but is everyone in your time retarded?" "Sorry to burst your bubble, dudes, but you asked. Yes, that's the future."
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In the News

Mr. Miyagi to Obama: “Big Ups, Playa!”

For some reason, this photo-comic in which “Mr. Miyagi” (played by Pat Morita in the Karate Kid movies) gives mad props to Barack Obama amuses me to no end. I decided to enhance it by adding a caption to the bottom":

Photo comic featuring Miyagi and Obama demonstrating their Crane Technique.
Found thanks to Giles Bowkett.


Caption This Photo, I Dare You

My friend Miss Fipi Lele finds all sorts of great and weird stuff, the photo below included:

A cross-dresser strapped to stretcher is loaded onto an ambulance as a man dressed an as Oompa Loompa and two people in rabbit suits (one comforting the other) look on
What photo can’t be improved by some old-school Oompa-Loompas?

See if you can come up with a caption for this photo and post it in the comments.

My caption would be: “Ain’t nothin’ like the Queen’s Homecoming street party!”


Unfortunate Headline Placement

Toronto Sun Headlines: "Woman Brutally Attacked" beside photo of two Toronto Blue Jays high-fiving with the headline "That's two!"
Photo courtesy of Failblog.
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Unfortunate Ad Placement

Oh, snap:

Two ads on facing pages of a magazine -- the first's headline is "My sister accidentally killed herself", and the second's is "Oops."

The ad on the left is a skin cancer ad, which reminded me of a term I’d only recently encountered: the “sun scare industry”. It was a term used in a news release by the Indoor Tanning Association (yeah, I went “Really?” too) that saluted Sarah Palin for putting a tanning bed in the Alaska governor’s mansion. The last line of the release quotes Dan Humiston, President of the Indoor Tanning Association and it’s a real gem:

“Kudos to Governor Palin for standing up to dermatologists and other members of the sun scare industry who are trying to frighten Americans away from UV light.”

Those pesky busybody skin doctors! No wonder dermatologist is synonymous with buzzkill.