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Please Read This First

Ah now, lookit. If you’re easily offended or of tender years, please turn away now. On the other hand, if you enjoy classic jokes that are intended for an adult audience, then you’re in luck!😉

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Star Wars and Me

The Force Awakens went on general release here in Ireland at midnight and brought the Star Wars universe to a whole new generation. There are still some people, however, old enough to remember the original films from the 70s and 80s.

People like comedian David O’Doherty. In this blog post, he recounts how as a young boy in the 1980s, he desperately wanted Star Wars action figures for Christmas. His wish was granted, but not in the way he expected…


The Pigeon

New York-based singer/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis published his brilliant parody of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven on YouTube yesterday.

Lewis has substituted the raven of ill-omen for an ill-mannered pigeon, relocated the scene to an apartment on the Lower East Side, and taken poetic licence with the verse by sprinkling it with dozens of Yiddishisms.

The result is one of the funniest things I’ve heard in a long while!😄

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How to Sing the Blues

Blues guitar legend B B King died recently at the age of 89. He truly lived the blues: he had two failed marriages; 15 children by several women; played 250 shows a year into his 70s; and still found time to record 43 studio albums.o_O In true blues style, even his death has been mired in controversy.

Which only goes to show why the item below is so funny. It’s riddled with cliches and totally ott, but there’s more than a grain of truth to it.

First posted by Jay Kahrs on the rec.audio.pro newsgroup 15 years ago today. It quickly spread, picking up modifications along the way. It’s interesting to compare the differences between the original and the version presented here.

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Google Pac-Man

On this day five years ago, Google changed the logo on its home page to a fully playable version of Pac-Man to mark the iconic video game’s 30th birthday. It proved so popular that worldwide productivity dipped. An estimated 4.8million work hours were lost.o_O

The game is a faithful rendition of the original. Great effort was put into making the graphics and sound as authentic as possible, down to the classic theme tune. Start the game by clicking on the Insert Coin button and use the arrow keys to guide Pac-Man around the maze. There’s even an Easter Egg!😎 Press the Insert Coin button a second time and Ms Pac-Man joins in, allowing two people to play simultaneously. Use the W/S keys to move her up/down and A/D for left/right.

Pac-Man starred on the Google home page for only a weekend, but you can still play the game by going to the 30th Anniversary of Pac-Man post on the Google Doodles blog. Irritatingly, however, you’re redirected to a page of Pac-Man search results after just one game!😡 Fortunately, web developer Paul Macek created a page on GitHub with a copy of Google Pac-Man you can play as often as you like.🙂