Thursday, December 18, 2008

Worst. Christmas. Ever.

I've got two photoshop entries in this week's contest at

For most children, Christmas involves at least a little disappointment. You go to sleep thinking about it every night for weeks, the people on TV make it look like it's going to be awesome, and in the end, all you have to show for it is a bunch of ugly clothes thrown everywhere.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The 12 Most Horrifically Misleading Euphemisms

Another article on Cracked, this one's on euphemisms. I had a lot of trouble finishing up with this one, mostly because I never felt that the writing was strong enough. Finally, I gave up and sent what I had to the editor at Cracked.

Lo and behold it wasn't edited any more than any of my other articles. I choose to interpret that as a good thing, which requires that I ignore contradictory evidence.

Euphemisms are terms that frame reality in just the right way, protecting everyone involved from the necessary unpleasantness. As you'll see, euphemisms are sometimes invented to hide even the most horrifying of things.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

7 Bullshit Rumors That Caused Real World Catastrophes

Everybody loves a good rumor. Already today you've probably passed on some juicy bit of information you heard, without first rigorously tracking down its source. But sometimes, a tiny scrap of bullshit can result in fortunes lost ... and sometimes much, much worse.

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When (Adorable) Animals Attack

One of my photoshops is featured in this week's photoshop contest at Mine is number 14, the bunny terminator.

Here are my entries that didn't make the cut:

A. Kitty Kat Kopter

B. Grindhouse Panda

C. Cute Fish Attacks Sub!

D. Puppy Godzilla

E. What a sweet smile!

The internet loves cuddly animals. The internet loves horrific violence. We decided to combine them.

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