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Man behind Twitter account @MayorEmanuel reveals himself

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The Rahm Emanuel impersonator who garnered more Twitter followers than the real Rahm Emanuel has come forth to The Atlantic.

After months of speculation, Dan Sinker, founder of now-defunct magazine Punk Planet, has revealed himself as the man behind the expletive-fueled Twitter account.

Sinker kept his identity a secret as he followed Rahm Emanuel throughout his campaign for mayor until eventually reaching his demise in a time vortex after election night.

When the real Rahm Emanuel was asked by Richard Roeper during the "Roe/Roeper Show" on WLS-AM about his evil doppelganger, he laughed and said, "After the election, I am offering a donation to the charity of that man/woman's choice, If they will come forward and identify himself. $2500 or $5,000 to the charity of that individual's choice if they will make public who they are."

Evil Rahm doppelganger countered with a tweet, "I swear to [expletive] god, I will donate $2500 to the charity of your choice if you can come and fix this [expletive] radio."

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

She ain't no gold digger

Don't even think about trying to put a ring on it until she gets a job! This little girl is adorable and probably more with it than a lot of the women I know. Good job parents. Now you just have to teach her not to date until college either.

Fashionable & Functional!

It's a jacket. It's a sleeping bag! It's a tent! No, it's a JakPak! Perfect for those nights when you get kicked out of your home for forgetting your significant other's birthday.

Smooth moves

You know, I think a lot of us dance around like this in the privacy of our own home every once in a while (I know I do), but the difference here is that we don't videotape it and put it online for the whole world to see (I know I don't). Also, I doubt many of you normally wear scuba gear while doing it (no comment).

If the internet exploded...

And a movie was created out of its ruins, this would be that movie. All of your favorite internet memes unite FTW! Although I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the movie is just Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" on repeat. That would be one epic Rick Roll.

Aayyyyyyy!

This cat can give a thumbs up just like the Fonz. Now that is one cool cat.

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Lady Gaga's best outfit yet

It's Lady Gaga dressed as Richard Simmons dressed as Lady Gaga. Brilliant!

Justin Bieber cuts his famous locks

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Breaking news: The Biebs has cut the hair. Yes, it's true, the very locks that helped to make him famous have been cast aside.

According to TMZ, Bieber had his usual hairdresser Vanessa cut his luscious locks Monday because he was ready for a "mature look."

The shorn locks of hair are being sent to different organizations to raise money for charity so start saving up that babysitting money and you could have your very own piece of the Biebs.

 

Perhaps if it hadn't happened on a Friday, this sad tale wouldn't have come to pass.

As Rebecca Wells toiled on a risk analysis audit, she apparently passed away at her desk. Unfortunately, nobody noticed her body until the next day.

Co-workers described her as tireless. Always "working, working, working." Clearly so hard that none of those cube farm co-workers noticed she may not have been breathing when they left work.

While the Los Angeles County Coroner investigates the cause of death of the 51-year-old, one thing is clear: you may just be lucky if not noticing how hard you work is the only thing that escapes your officemates' eyes.

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Now this is a baby I could hang with

Babies usually annoy me but I guess if I just imagine them being drunk little people we might actually get along.

The Romanian version of Trololo Guy

Who invited that lady? This woman is a professional shouter. Apparently this is a job. And apparently you can hire her for your upcoming wedding, graduation or Bat Mitzvah. Because obviously, no party is complete without a professional shouter. Yuyuyuyuyuhuhui!!!

Happy Day After Valentine's Day

Now that Valentine's Day is over and I am no longer obligated to like you, I thought I'd send you this e-card because I must confess -- you're pretty gross. And your cheeks smell weird.

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Jonah cries after his teenager Justin Bieber loses at the Grammys. Personally I thought this kid looked a little young to have a teenager but I guess anything is possible these days.

Well that's romantic

This couple broke the record for World's Longest Kiss. Nothing more romantic than standing around breathing in your partner's hot breath for hours on end.

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

Ultimate touchdown dance

There may have been showboating during the Super Bowl but it was nothing compared to this guy. His touchdown jig won him $10,000 in a contest. So what I want to know is how I can get in on this?

Pardon me, but I would like to rob you. Is that alright? I'd really appreciate it, thank you.

The world's most polite robber is most likely still broke after properly turning himself in earlier this week. What a nice guy.

Waitress, I asked for the dressing on the side not a banana

A monkey dressed as a girl scampers around a restaurant in Japan. Judging from this video, the monkey doesn't even seem to be the most concerning issue with this restaurant. Although I guess you can't have high expectations in the realm of cleanliness when you have monkeys running around as servers.

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Guess who?

No, it's not the kid from "Modern Family." This is the guy married to teenage dream Katy Perry. Yep, this photo of Russell Brand as a teen has surfaced and is making its rounds on the internet. Russell Brand: Giving hope to teen dorks everywhere.

Put a Purity Ring On It

In the tamest parody of Beyonce's hit I've ever seen, these girls take the song down an entirely different route. Somehow I don't think that the one in the back has had much of an issue with warding off any potential pursuers.

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An easy mistake

In the best newspaper correction I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot), 30,000 pigs are reported floating down a river. What the story should have said was "30 sows and pigs" were in the river. This would be hilarious except that it's never funny to joke about bacon.

President Obama is no stranger to taking a shellacking at the polls. Or a beating in the press. Or even a tongue-lashing from the right.

But a flattening from a fish sandwich?

Such is the case from the KFC ad that ran, however briefly, in Hong Kong for a fish sandwich.

Two things are evident from the effort from Yum! Brands ad: 1) This clearly didn't deliver the message they wanted and 2) they serve lemon wedges with fish sandwiches over there!

The spot, a riff on the Obamamantra of "Change," was pulled before the fish had a chance to flatten KFC's image too much. But, before the presidential pardons roll out, consider some of the stunning dialogue:

"Change, not only for your mom, but for you, your stomach, for a better taste! Mmm, change is good."

Change. It tastes bittersweet. And lemony.

"It was meant to be a spoof and no disrespect was intended," a spokesman for Yum! Brands of the Hong Kong market spot thant ran when Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the U.S. "It is no longer airing and will not be re-aired."

Would they have done this when Rahm was still running the White House?

Week in WTF?!

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By which we mean, of course, "Wow, that's fascinating!" Because during the last few days -- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday -- what tom-foolery has taken place out on the Interwebs. Here's a look at the things that have caused us to say, "Whee! That's funny!"

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Kenneth Cole: Not the classiest designer

The designer took the clash in Cairo as an opportunity to pimp his wears. Right around the time several deaths were announced in the conflict in Egypt, Cole tweeted, ""Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC." Keep it classy, Cole.

Change is good

So let me get this straight, a fake Obama is promoting a fish sandwich for an American chicken fast food restaurant in China? Somehow I don't think even fake Obama would really want to eat that.

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Ice cream cone hero

Would you believe me if I told you this guy "doesn't even like ice cream that much"? Yea, didn't think so. But, according to the Washington Post, this man running with an ice cream cone while in a snowstorm, without a coat, just couldn't resist the pistachio flavor. Just when I thought I could not possibly love Ice Cream Hero any more, along came the Photoshopped versions of our hero in scenes from "Jurasic Park" and sitting with sad Keanu. #FTW

Kitty Perry

Cats and Katy Perry -- what more could the internet ask for? I think she just found who she needs to collaborate with on her next record. It would be purrrfect.

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Best ad placement ever

Hopefully no actual Anatidaephobics actually clicked this link. Unfortunately the ad has since been switched out. Aflac attack!

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