Separated at Birth? McCain, Biden, Muppet Eagle

August 27th, 2008


Do you realize that a Muppet is running simultaneously for President and Vice President of the United States?

(Thanks to Nicole LaRusso and Anthony Townsend for pointing this out.)

Microsoft Fail

July 22nd, 2008

Microsoft FAIL

Have you seen the new Vista ad campaign? Ouch.

Cloning the “We Try Harder” campaign would have been a stronger play.

The Reverse Flash Mob. Or: Pradipta’s Rolodex

July 18th, 2008


“It’s like a flash mob, except the surprise is on us, the mob participants. It’s like we were all beamed into the same virtual room by one single person who chose the group of us, and left us to figure out what to make of the situation.”

This situation is especially funny because the guy who “chose” the group was not some cunning mastermind. It was a foolish accident. (Wasn’t it?)

The story.

The Google group.

Perhaps it wasn’t a mistake but a clever publicity gambit. It would have been so easy for him to have staged this. And the bottom line is: If you had asked me yesterday to name a recruiter of Rails programmers, I couldn’t have done it. But from now on I’ll remember Pradipta’s name.

(Thanks to Dav Yaginuma for the tip.)

The Last Supper in Tahoe

March 4th, 2008

Some of my best friends from New York City and San Francisco came together this weekend to rent a house at Lake Tahoe. We had 13 people at the table and Dav had a clever photo idea:

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I shot the same moment from the Apostles’ point of view:

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(Click the photo thumbnails to view originals on Flickr).

Heavenly moshpit

January 27th, 2008

“You have only to take that one step toward the gods, and they will then take ten steps toward you.” – Joseph Campbell

“If you take three steps toward the gods they will accidentally trample you. Then they will curse and scrape you off their boots like dog doo.” – Campbell Joseph

Overheard on a Subway in Queens

November 4th, 2007

“There are no bedbugs in the forest, because there are no beds in the forest.”

Bathroom Prank

September 8th, 2007


1. Download and open this PDF file.
2. Buy a pack of 3 1/3″ x 4″ white inkjet mailing labels. (About US$10 for 150 at any office supply store).
3. Print the PDF file on the labels.
4. Apply labels in public restrooms.

Doing this early and often will bring you good luck.

Want to alter it? Here’s the original Word template file.


June 9th, 2007

Separated at Birth?

Rocket Dog Shoes (founded 1997):

rocket dog shoes

…and my neighborhood coffee house,
Duboce Park Cafe (founded 2006):

duboce park cafe

UPDATE: Quick, look:

Overheard on PA System in Walgreens

March 20th, 2007

“Customer service needed in the antacids department. Customer service needed in the antacids department.”

Chopper Cheese

January 12th, 2007

Chopper Cheese

Note to self:

To avoid looking like a suburban dentist or lawyer, never get:
    – a tattoo
    – a shaved head
    – anything made by Harley Davidson

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