Saturday, September 11, 2010

Motivation

Everyone needs a little pick me up now and again, and the motivational poster is one way to get it …

I, however, find the demotivational poster far more appealing as it amuses the heck out of me. Well, my sister Melody found a site called verydemotivational.com that serves up some pretty good fare in this regard.

She changed her profile image on facebook to this amusing image …

129143281581739942[1]

I found this one, which I consider fantastic …

trexp1[1]

And here’s one I *love* from a different site … it perfectly describes the antics we’ve seen this past week on forums and this blog … anonymous and distant people saying things in text that would have consequences in person …

ethug[1]

DPReview has a unique way of handling arguments …

teamwork[1]

Some of the people on the forums have a unique style …

unique[1]

These are fun …

12 comments:

Lili said...

Gotta love the Demotivators :)

Kim Letkeman said...

Lili, few things in life are that funny and yet that perceptive at the same time :-)

r said...

I've looked at these several times this morning, they don't get old. Love the impact of the shark demotivational poster.

Kim Letkeman said...

Totslly agree on the shark one ... and using the McCartney lyric makes it double funny ...

billx08 said...

r said...

> I've looked at these several times this morning, they don't get old.

Couple more goodies. Harlan Ellison is always good for a laugh. The first was copied from the "$110 for a single image used in a 50,000-book run?" thread in the Nikon D3 - D1 / D700 forum. Quoting :

> And every time he says the word "Writer" replace it with "Photographer" and your as good as gold. :)

[Harlan Ellison -- Pay the Writer]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj5IV23g-fE

[Harlan Ellison on God]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le-vDxmIKOI&feature=related

and waddya know, "My Friend The Racist", featuring a memorably dumb blonde.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFV9W0qart4&feature=related

r said...

Okay, Bill, I'll check those out, thanks.

Here's one for you I stumbled on today: Canon 7D vs. Barbie Doll with built-in video camera comparison.

http://vimeo.com/13992345

I was almost in tears towards the end.

Kim Letkeman said...

dotbalm, that video is incredible! Great chuckles throughout. Now that's how a comparison should be performed. I had to blog it separately it was so good ...

billx08 said...

Barbie rocks, like a pendulum do. (Everybody knows that Barbie doesn't swing). I had to use the vimeo link to see it. Tried a couple of times to start the video on the blog page but for some reason all it did was show a very blurry Stonehenge-like still.

r said...

Glad you guys liked it! : )

Kim Letkeman said...

Bill, I tested it with Chrome and IE8 ... Chrome played it perfectly, while IE8 played it, but scrolled down to the stonehenge article like the POS it is ... I scrolled back to the top and it was playing properly. I highly recommend Chrome for a sane experience :-)

billx08 said...

I used Firefox and although both videos were sourced from vimeo, the iPhone/7D (which worked) ends its URL with "/flash/moogaloop/5.05/moogaloop.swf?v=5.05". The 7D vs Barbie URL (which did not work) ends with "mapfiles/cb/lightning/lightning.002.swf". Maybe my laptop's Shockwave/Flash player needs to be updated. I once had chrome installed because I wanted to try google earth but had to removed them because it made the laptop extremely unstable, resulting in frequent automatic reboots. I'll try chrome again on my next computer or on this laptop if I ever get around to completely reinstalling Win XP on it. As for IE8, let's just say that I've been known to use it in rare situations, but dire emergencies don't happen that often.

billx08 said...

FWIW, today I noticed that the 7D vs Barbie vimeo window shows a still from the video after the first click but before starting the video. It didn't show this before, and now the video is playing properly. I assume that Kim didn't change anything so the problem was probably on my end. When the video wasn't playing, it had been more than a week since the last XP reboot, more than enough time for Windows to get flakey.