Tag Archives: Humor

Funny Ads: Aah, Oops!

Just so you will know what not to do OR you will know you are doing something right when you don’t fall into one of these mistakes.

Excerpt:  I’m going to expose a few classic faux pas as a warning to be extra careful when you put an ad out to the world.

Today’s categories:

Ad placement fails: When combining your ad with another causes chaos.

Acronym fails: If you’re going to make an acronym for your name or event, please, please please double check what it means.

Miscellaneous horrible marketing: These can’t be categorized – except maybe with the word WRONG.

Enjoy, cringe, laugh, cry.

Read and see full list    ……  they are funny via Funny | Unbounce.

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Funny Signs from Around the World

Okay, this is not directly useful for your daily challenges —  except that nothing beats laughter.  Some of these signs in the 33 slides are REALLY funny!  If you have some time, do take a look!  Miscellaneous news and humor

Excerpt:   Sometimes the humor comes in the use (or lack) of questionable punctuation, such as one sign that reads caution pedestrians slippery when wet. A couple of commas would clarify that it is not, in fact, the pedestrians that are slippery when wet. (We hope.)

Others are intentionally funny, like one posted to deter would-be parking violators from taking a reserved spot: air will be taken out of tires and license plates removed from unauthorized parkers. If that doesn’t stop you, nothing will. In Beijing, meanwhile, a road sign shows friendly, cartoon-like cops and suggests that traffic tickets will be served with a smile.

Check out the slides pictures of funny signs via Funny Signs from Around the World – Articles | Travel + Leisure.

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Happy 404 Day! Here Are the Web’s Funniest Error Messages [PICS]

I think we were overdue for some humor……here is the April 4th…..404 get it?   …..  fun slides of 404 pages…

Excerpt………Is your Wednesday full of fail? If so, it could be because today is April 4 — otherwise known as 4/04, the calendar’s answer to the infamous 404 error message.

Check out the 35 slides here…….FUN!!!     via Happy 404 Day! Here Are the Web’s Funniest Error Messages [PICS].  From Mashable

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Pizza by Tapping on Refrigerator Magnet!

OMG….like I need to make this easier to do???????????????   🙂    News…humor

Excerpt introduction to video…….Ever wish pizza could magically appear at the press of a button? A pizzeria in Dubai has unveiled a new refrigerator magnet that actually orders pizza in a single tap. Impulse eaters beware.

Read here…….via Mashable – The Social Media Guide.  From Mashable

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Jargon Madness – Forbes

Forbes has a game going for the next 32 days…….  see article for rules and how-to.   Humor and news

Excerpt….The next time you feel the need to reach out, touch base, shift a paradigm, leverage a best practice or join a tiger team, by all means do it. Just don’t say you’re doing it. Because–and please believe us–all that meaningless business jargon makes you sound like a complete moron.

To help rid the earth of this poisonous gobbledygook, we crafted a bracket, similar to the NCAA college basketball tournament, featuring 32 abominable expressions. Each day, for 32 days, readers will get to vote, via Twitter, on one matchup. The goal: to identify the single most annoying example of business jargon and thoroughly embarrass all who employ it and any of these other ridiculous expressions.

Check out how to play this game here……..via Jargon Madness – Forbes.

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Study: 91% of Gen-Ys Use Their Phones in the Bathroom

How many of your phone callers are multi-tasking??????   News and humor 🙂

Read full article………Study: 91% of Gen-Ys Use Their Phones in the Bathroom.  From ReadWrite.

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An Amazing Trickeration?: Banished Words For 2012 : NPR

Loved this read……  once again this University has provided us with an annual list of the words that should be banned!      News and fun!

Excerpt………Shibley says that looking through the lists can be like “looking at snapshots of cultural movements back then, times gone by”. Several words on this year’s list, like “occupy,” “shared sacrifice” and “win the future” echoed social and political themes of the year.

Read full article……..via An Amazing Trickeration?: Banished Words For 2012 : NPR.

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You Know You’re Too Stressed Out If…

Humor…..check out this list……funny, unless, of course, any of them are true…..??????    News

Excerpt…….Stress is really no laughing matter, and neither is maintaining some semblance of mental health in a world that often moves too fast, changes too often and gets downright frustrating. Still, we all need some humor breaks in our lives and be able to laugh at ourselves and even our current plights in life. So, let’s lighten up your day with “You know you’re stressed out if…”

Chuckle your way through the list……..via You Know You’re Too Stressed Out If….  From the Work911.com

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13 Slogans That Got Hilarious When They Were Lost In Translation

Make sure the translation of your marketing campaign means what you think it means…….  pretty funny!

Humor here……..13 Slogans That Got Hilarious When They Were Lost In Translation.  From Business Insider

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The First Email Was Sent 40 Years Ago This Month

Okay..it is the weekend…. and this one falls under….I didn’t know that, did you?       Check out  that number below…..294 billion emails daily — I think I get a copy of most of them!  🙂

Excerpt……Back in 2001, the School of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkley reported that around 31 billion emails were sent daily. By 2008, that figure had risen to 170 billion each day, at a rate of 2 million per second. It hasn’t stopped accelerating; Pingdom reported that in 2010, the daily rate was 294 billion.

Read a full article……via The first email was sent 40 years ago this month – The Next Web.

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Just for Fun: Accountants and How They Got to Be That Way

You might have to be an accountant or related to one to truly enjoy this — a bit lengthy but it explains everything there is to know about the origins of bean counters.

Excerpt….Previous Just for Fun posts were intended as gentle spoofs of ghostwriting, the real estate business, and the health craze.

Now it’s the accountants’ turn.

Read full spoof……via Just for Fun: Accountants and how they got to be that way.  From Carberry

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9 Posts Weekend, 9.18.11 Small Business News to Use

There were a few articles I thought should be shared even if it is a weekend    AND, a “Dilbert” I liked, plus two rather addictive Twitter games for braintraining and word learning……..  So, business-speak, humor and fun………enjoy!!

Beverly 

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Math Geeks and Others Up For a Challenge @twitbrain

This should give you something to do for the remainder of your weekend. Follow Twitbrain on Twitter for braintrainment, you get points for the fastest right answers to challenges……..if you are a match geek, you will love this one.

Excerpt… It is the Twitter game to build brain strength! Train your brain by replying with your answer to the challenges. Don’t cheat – Brains only!.

@twitbrain Utrecht

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Dilbert.com – The Official Dilbert Website

I like this one — may use it, actually.

Dilbert.com – The Official Dilbert Website with Scott Adams’ color strips, Dilbert animation, mashups and more!.

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HOW TO: Destroy the Internet (Sort Of)

This article is strictly in the “enjoy” category…….it caught my eye, because as he relates, it is late on Friday and there is a feeling of ENOUGH!

Excerpt…..The Internet can be an infuriating place. Especially on Friday afternoon, when online fatigue is at its weekly high and those of us who are left at our desks during the “summer Friday” season are stewing in envy.

So what could be a better Friday diversion than a browser plug-in that destroys the Internet? Well, maybe actually leaving your desk. But that’s probably not an option, so bear with us.

“Kick Ass” is a browser plugin that lets you shoot nostalgic video game fighter pellets at elements on any website in order to destroy them. Annoying pop-up ad? Gone. Stupid forum comment? Zap. The web page of your least favorite congressperson? Aim and fire.

Read full article……..via HOW TO: Destroy the Internet (Sort Of).  From Mashable.

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