Archive for August 2010
Unlike, say, a turnip, the telephone isn’t an inherently hilarious inanimate object. It takes two people to make it funny. Usually it takes a lot of yelling. Occasionally, just leaving a message can be funny, so long as you humiliate yourself in the worst way possible.
At least, that’s the conclusion we came to after hours of exhaustive research:
Flight of the Concords
Most of the time if you’re obsessed with your mate’s girlfriend, you keep quiet, pine, and write in your diary, right? But wouldn’t life be more fun if you spent all your energy actively trying to sabotage their relationship? You might run out of friends, but you could get sexy-lucky. Read the rest of this entry »
Every technology has its unintended consequence. Like how early pest-sprays evolved into Zyklon B, or how the invention of the television eventually led to the horrors of The Hills.
And what about the conference call? No longer is it simply the domain of beet-faced businessmen on the verge of a massive suicide. No, with a bit of ingenuity, you can leverage the technology for all manner of amusing pastimes. These are they:
1) Roleplaying Games
Role-players are a solution-orientated flavour of nerd. So it was only a matter of time after the advent of video conferencing that dungeon masters worldwide would figure out they could use the tech to commune over vast distances and hold campaigns as if they were in the same room – the perfect solution if your party’s elven priest suddenly up and moves to New York. Read the rest of this entry »