You may remember an earlier post called Grab Bag, in which I listed a number of interesting, fun, and beautiful things that I came across on the vast Internet. They were in no particular order. It’s time for a second round, because I’m going away from the Internet for a few days and I want to leave you with something!
1. First of all, in keeping with tradition, something to do with bags: Here are 35 sewing patterns for homemade grocery bags, made out of all kinds of things (including shirts). You’ll never have to agree to paper or plastic again (ideally, your grocery store doesn’t offer either).
2. “Missing Missy” is one of the funniest email exchanges I’ve ever read (between a secretary who’d lost her cat and a graphic designer who she hoped would make a poster about it).
3. Chocomize: Customize my own chocolate bars? Why, that sounds scrumptious!
4. “Life Reeked With Joy” is a very funny bit of rewritten history.
6. Literary “so-and-so walks into a bar” jokes (I contributed a few, and you can too)
7. It Made My Day, a blog about “little WINs”
8. I have a love/hate relationship with wilderness shirts and sweatshirts. I have hated them for years, but then began to love them when Bret started wearing them in almost every episode of “Flight of the Conchords”. Awhile ago there was a bit of a hoopla about them and BBC wrote about it. I like it when irony sweeps through society. Here is another example, e-mailed by a friend:
This reminds me of the Bic pen reviews I chanced upon last year. ALL of them are like this. Here’s my favourite:Warning!!! Not Mac Compatible!!, December 24, 2007
I recently bought these pens only to find they are not made for macs. In addition to only working with PC’s, I found that also lacked a USB 2.0 port, installation software, and were extremely susceptible to spyware. These pens are not y2k compatible and contain no slot for extra memory. All in all I was not impressed with this product.
9. On that note, there is a hilarious column on McSweeney’s called “Get to Know an Internet Commenter”, which I highly recommend if you like to giggle while rolling your eyes. If I recall correctly, the second and the last were particularly funny.
10. Finally, I have not laughed so hard (while alone, even) at a video as I did when I watched ze frank’s broom game. Watching people fall down for perfectly innocent reasons is so funny! Also, it reminded me very much of a game called Spinhugs that I invented at my dear ROBSI camp a number of years ago. The essential rules are as follows: go to an open area, spread out, start spinning around, and try to hug another person who is also spinning around. Two people win when they manage to hug each other (without falling down or whacking each other’s faces). It’s awesome. Note that we also tried Aquatic Spinhugs, but it is dangerously hard; you just don’t have enough breath to spin while treading water, and if you manage to reach someone else, you end up pulling one another down.