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Surely you can’t be serious: An oral history of Airplane!

Posted on April 18th, 2015 at 16:33 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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In 1980, a trio of gentlemen from Wisconsin – Jim Abrahams and brothers David and Jerry Zucker – took a cast of predominantly non-comedic actors, put a parodic spin on the disaster-film genre, and created a film which not only made moviegoers howl with laughter but also earned critical acclaim. Airplane! celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and if you happen to be in Nashville this weekend, you’ll have a chance to catch the film flying high on the big screen once again: The Wild West Comedy Festival will be holding a screening at The Belcourt on Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., after which special guests David and Jerry Zucker will participate in a Q&A.

In an effort to increase awareness of the screening as well as apply salve to the wound of those who aren’t able to attend, we spoke with as many people involved in Airplane! as we possibly could—including the Zuckers, Jim Abrahams, and cast members Robert Hays, Frank Ashmore, Al White, Lee Bryant, Ross Harris, Jill Whelan, Maureen McGovern, David Leisure, Gregory Itzin, Marcy Goldman, and Jimmie Walker—and asked them to reflect on their experiences while making the film as well as their astonishment that audiences still love Airplane! Sadly, Otto declined to go on the record with his reminiscences, but those who were willing to open up had quite a story to tell, which you can read straight through or use the section guide on the right to flip around.


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Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 at 15:22 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!, What were they thinking?

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When I was asked to live blog a Borussia Dortmund press conference I thought it would be a normal task. Then a problem became apparent: I didn’t speak German…


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  1. Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

Emoji

Posted on April 10th, 2015 at 8:04 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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We are on to you.

Posted on April 8th, 2015 at 0:21 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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  1. If I was going to make a list of all the things I do not have, I would have chosen a larger piece of paper and much smaller writing.

A Murder of Crows

Posted on April 7th, 2015 at 20:40 by John Sinteur in category: Joke

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  1. John, this is just a bad joke! Funny, but bad… :-)

  2. Typical case of black humor

  3. Raven mad.

Tom the Dancing Bug

Posted on April 1st, 2015 at 18:45 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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Thanks Obama!

Posted on March 7th, 2015 at 13:14 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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“Wife Discovers Browser History,” unknown artist, c. 1586

Posted on March 5th, 2015 at 18:45 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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  1. Ruff! Ruff!

Curves

Posted on March 5th, 2015 at 8:40 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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Thanks Obama!

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 at 15:56 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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“The cartoonist has no idea how Net Neutrality works.”


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The Dumbest Tweets of 2015

Posted on February 27th, 2015 at 14:06 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

And the year is still young…


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  1. “Kids Say the Darndest Things (with Expletives)”.

Political Incorrectness

Posted on February 22nd, 2015 at 10:03 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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Witty Title

Posted on February 14th, 2015 at 8:34 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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  1. Well I can agree with one thing he says but he’s completely wrong about the other thing, although I’m sure people will disagree with me…

  2. Sardonic remark by old fart.

  3. It all works for me!

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Posted on February 10th, 2015 at 21:19 by John Sinteur in category: Joke

On a beautiful summer’s day, two English tourists were driving through Wales. At Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, they stopped for lunch, and one of the tourists asked the waitress “Before we order, I wonder if you could settle an argument for us”. Can you pronounce where we are, very, very, very slowly?” The girl leaned over and said “Burrr-Gurrr-King”


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  1. She must have been flipped out, or very least well done

  2. snort!

Pie chart

Posted on January 31st, 2015 at 14:25 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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Cartoons

Posted on January 13th, 2015 at 8:21 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Porn Companies Are Going After GitHub

Posted on January 10th, 2015 at 17:51 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Intellectual Property

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Porn production companies are currently engaged in a scorched earth copyright infringement campaign against torrenting sites with URLs containing specific keywords—say, “thrust” or “glob-watcher.” GitHu​b, a popular site for coders that allows professionals and hobbyists to create open source software together, is getting caught in the crossfire.

Several Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaints filed to G​oogle by companies representing various porn companies in the last month alone have resulted in dozens of legitimate GitHub URLs being removed from the search engine’s results, Tor​rentFreak first reported.

Among the offending URLs were GitHub support pages, entire code repositories, and user profile pages. Tomasz Janczuk, a former Microsoft employee, had part of his GitHub repository​ removed from Google’s search results after a December 20th, 2014 DMCA compla​int by Takedown P​iracy LLC, a company representing Adam & Eve, a porn production company.

According to Janczuk, removing GitHub pages from Google’s search results could harm the open source software community by reducing its visibility online.

“Removal of GitHub content or reduction of its visibility would have a substantial impact on companies or individuals participating in the open source model,” Janczuk sad in an email, “since high visibility of [open source software] content is frequently part of a marketing strategy.”

Janczuk’s URL, “https://github.com/tja​nczuk/edge,” was apparently too close to The E​dge, a 2001 movie made by Adam & Eve, for the company’s liking.

Porn companies aren’t alone in this practice, though a perusal of Google’s tra​nsparency report reveals that the vast majority of DMCA complaints against GitHub in the last six months were filed by Takedown Piracy on behalf of a range of porn companies.


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  1. Must be interesting work. Looks great on a resume, you bet.

    “I developed an application to eliminate internet search results for the word ‘tit’. Birdwatchers were outraged.”

Cartoons

Posted on January 7th, 2015 at 21:16 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Queue

Posted on January 4th, 2015 at 12:05 by John Sinteur in category: Joke

Just before Christmas I was shopping at a toy store in the city. I glanced to my left and caught sight of a queue at the doll counter. They were waiting for the shelves to be restocked with Mattel dolls. As I looked I realised that in the queue was a good friend of mine.

Knowing Lennie well I was sure that he had no daughters nor did he have any nieces so I wondered why he should want to buy a doll at Christmas time.

“Hey, Lennie” I cried “I hadn’t realised you collected dolls”. “I don’t” he replied laughing. “Really?” I queried “Then you must be buying a Christmas present then?”

“No, not at all, my friend” responded Lennie, his eyes twinkling merrily.

“If you don’t mind my asking then Lennie” I said “Why exactly are you standing in this particular queue?”

“Oh that” he giggled. “It’s like this, my mate” he mused “I’ve never been able to resist a Barbie queue”.


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  1. Ouch. I’d grill you as to where you got this one, but I am sure the embers on that joke have cooled.

Cartoons

Posted on January 1st, 2015 at 12:18 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Cartoons

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 at 12:23 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Claims that boys were murdered by VIP sex ring are credible and true

Posted on December 19th, 2014 at 12:48 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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Scotland Yard has said claims by a witness that a “VIP” sex abuse ring murdered three boys are “credible and true”.

The allegations made by the witness, known by the pseudonym Nick, have triggered a murder investigation.

Police said the alleged abuse by a Westminster-based paedophile ring lasted a decade at locations across London and the Home Counties, including military premises.

Det Supt Kenny McDonald, who is leading the homicide inquiry, told a press conference on Thursday that detectives believed the witness’s claims.


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Cartoons

Posted on December 19th, 2014 at 9:04 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Cartoons

Posted on December 11th, 2014 at 11:09 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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President Barack Obama Takes Over for Stephen Colbert

Posted on December 9th, 2014 at 14:56 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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Cartoons

Posted on December 4th, 2014 at 15:32 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Cartoons

Posted on November 26th, 2014 at 20:00 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Grammar Pirates

Posted on November 23rd, 2014 at 16:28 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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  1. Methinks this is clever.

  2. Yarr i reckon it be clever fer us barnacle-covered band ‘o pirates

  3. Avast behind!

Cartoons

Posted on November 15th, 2014 at 11:08 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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Doonesbury

Posted on November 9th, 2014 at 12:47 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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