Posts Tagged: Humour

The second superhero in the family

Since Tim had done this little superhero test I thought I’d also give it a go. So – also Neo, with Lara Croft coming in second. Unfortunately in real life I don’t quite measure up – they’re both much taller than I!

You scored as Neo, the "One". Neo is the computer hacker-turned-Messiah of the Matrix. He leads a small group of human rebels against the technology that controls them. Neo doubts his ability to lead but doesn’t want to disappoint his friends. His goal is for a world where all men know the Truth and are free from the bonds of the Matrix.

Neo, the "One"


Lara Croft


El Zorro


William Wallace


Indiana Jones


Batman, the Dark Knight


James Bond, Agent 007




Captain Jack Sparrow


The Terminator


The Amazing Spider-Man


Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Council of Australians for Uneducated Americans

Got this by email today – it’s absolutely hilarious. I wish I could find more of these, but a Google search didn’t turn up any more. Please leave a comment here if you find any more you can point me to.

Also, please note that the problem with the second one isn’t the kangaroo in the house, nor the cigarette in its mouth, nor the over-sized stubby, nor the fact that a child has it, nor the fact that he’s drinking beer with a straw (I saw somebody do that in a pub yesterday).

The reason it’s wrong is that no-one in Australia drinks Fosters.

Google is funny

Today has confirmed my opinion that Google is not only one of the most useful sites on the internet, but that Google are also the funniest company on the web. I present the evidence and let it speak for itself:

Google hiring for lunar labs to be set up in 2007 – and note the link from that story to their info on Britney Spears

Clever plays on the names of their own technology, such as Page Rank

And nobody seems to be able to tell if this one is serious or not – particularly when the press release says “Search is Number Two Online Activity ? Email is Number One; “Heck, Yeah,” Say Google Founders”

And then you can always search for the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything

I could say so much more about how impresses I am with all the new services and additional features that Googe is offering these days, but there’s just so much that I’m overwhelmed – so here’s just a quick list:
Personalised Search
Google Deskbar
Google Zeitgeist

Heckler follow-up

In a follow-up to my Dad’s Heckler article on the humour in local council’s declaring nuclear-free zones, a woman from Katoomba wrote a letter to the Herald today announcing that:

Signs have a Point

Frank Johnson (Heckler, November 24) condemns our “Keep Blue Mountains nuclear free” signs, but a little local knowledge is useful. Nuclear waste is regularly trucked through our council area on its way to inland dumps, a practice which will increase if the Federal Government gets its way.

We aren’t happy about radioactive heavy vehicles using the slippery, winding highway, though we can’t stop them. Our “gimmicky” signs are therefore our only way of registering our protest against this imposition, and we’re fond of them.

Naomi Parry, Katoomba, November 24.

While she may have a point, I think she missed the point. Besides which, how can Katoomba really declare itself to be a nulcear free zone when it has truckloads of nuclear waste carted through it on a regular basis?

Another Heckler in the family

A couple of months ago I had an article published in the Heckler column of the Sydney Morning Herald (which you can read about here and a follow-up here).

Well, apparently by having that article published I inspired my Dad (in a role reversal from the usual order of hereditary influence), who has had an article published there today. It’s quite funny, as My Dad is wont to be, and you can read it online at

If you enjoy it, you can email him your comments or congratulations at