Tag Archives: humor

Plastic Toys with Attitude


More at Lost at E Minor.

Value for Your Money

A couple weeks ago, New York Magazine‘s Intelligencer column interviewed 100 random pedestrians in SoHo about what they would be willing to pay for, with a primary focus on media, e.g. newspapers online, TV, commercials, etc. This was the final question:

Which of the following nominally free things would you pay for if that was the only way to get them?

Subway musicians: 14
Radio programming: 24
Sex: 38
The right to vote: 39
Network television: 43
Public bathrooms: 43
The love of parents and family: 44
Air: 55
Drinking water: 60
Copies of The Onion: 90

OK, so let me get this right, 90 people would be willing to pay for The Onion, but only 55 would pay for air? That is…upsetting?

To be fair, The Onion‘s offices are in SoHo, so that might’ve skewed the results a little. And what is life/breathing without humor, after all?


I know. It’s a kitten, it’s YouTube, and I’m not eleven years old, but this is adorable. Happy Tuesday!

The Funniest Thing I’ve Read In a While

A sampling of

a.) something funny
b.) an excellent use of pie charts

(Thanks, swiss miss.)

Read full entry here.

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Tuesday 17 November 2009 3.29pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Logo Design

You really are a fucking idiot and have no idea what you are talking about. The project I am working on will be more successful than twitter within a year. When I sell the project for 40 million dollars I will ignore any emails from you begging to be a part of it and will send you a postcard from my yaght. Ciao.

From: David Thorne
Date: Tuesday 17 November 2009 3.58pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Logo Design