Saturday, February 28, 2009

2009 Pieces of Flair Draw My Cartoon Contest

In the tradition of the highly successful PoF Cheap Perfume Song Contest and the PoF T-Shirt Art Contest, PoF is proud to announce the first ever PoF Draw My Cartoon Contest!

Here are the rules: Readers will view and vote to determine the winner. Whoever makes the cut will be profiled on the site, will walk away with a free version of the cartoon on an official PoF t-shirt, and - most importantly - will bear the title of Winner of the Pieces of Flair 2009 Draw My Cartoon Contest.

Interested contestants may send their original submissions to Matthew via the email addresses located in the PoF Bloggers link. Entries should be in JPEG or PNG format. The deadline for entries is noon on Saturday, March 28, 2009 EST. Let's get artsy!

The proposed cartoon is a standard three-frame format:

Frame 1: Two guys are seated in a restaurant booth in front of a large window. One has a full head of hair and is eating a hamburger and fries, the other is balding and eating a salad. Hamburger guy says, “Man, I’m beat. I’d have given my left lung for an extra hour of sleep today.”

Frame 2: Hamburger guy’s face now rests on his plate. Salad guy is looking out the window, where a smiling Jesus is floating on a cloud beneath a banner that reads, “Free Wish Day – Everybody Gets One.”

Frame 3: The cloud has floated on by, and hamburger guy remains in the same position. Salad guy is stealing a fry and now has a full head of hair.

3-frame cartoon

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beer in a bag!

Above image from Neat-o-Rama's fun facts about beer. I guess you just punch a hole in the bag and chug. Also, St. Arnold is the patron saint of brewing--good to know. (Link via BunBun)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh, I get it! I get jokes!

The above is quite funny by itself, but Lady Thatcher wasn't quite sure that anyone would get it or whether this Monty Python "fellow" ought to be trusted in the first place. Writes her former Private Secretary:
Finally, we got to the day of the speech. The text was finished, it had been typed up on to the autocue and we had completed the final rehearsal at which she practiced her delivery and the inflexions of the speech. However, as we waited for her to go on to the stage to deliver the speech, she was still worrying about the passage and looking for reasons that it might not work. Just as she was about to go on, another doubt arose in her mind. She looked at me and said anxiously: ‘John, Monty Python – are you sure that he is one of us?’

To try to explain to her that Monty Python did not really exist would have been to risk disaster. I therefore did not even try and instead said to her: ‘Absolutely, Prime Minister. He is a very good supporter.’

As recorded in: Margaret Thatcher: A Tribute in Words & Pictures by Iain Dale

Barely relevant headline allusion here.

Via here by way of here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Needless products, pet edition

Do you spend an inordinate amount of money on your dog? Have we got vehicle accessories for you! Check out the entire line, including a ramp for the Laziest. Golden.Retriever.Ever.

Backseatsmen are people too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

This Valentine's Day, give financial security

"Valentine’s Day is a time when many people’s thoughts turn to love, and how to best express that love. First Investors believes the most meaningful, long-lasting present people can give their loved ones is not flowers or candy, or even diamonds. It’s life insurance.

"There’s no better way to say, 'I love you' than a gift that can help protect a family’s future, even in the most unexpected of circumstances. Purchasing life insurance is truly a sign of selfless love."

According to the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education, "75% of women would give up celebrating Valentine's Day altogether 'in exchange for greater financial peace of mind.'"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Powerthirst 2: Re-Domination

You may have seen the first excellent edition of Powerthirst, a drink that makes Red Bull or even Brawndo look tame by comparison. I was recently alerted to the second, slightly sacrilicious and entirely awesome, Powerthirst ad by my friend David. Here it is in all its glory:

This is why you're fat

French Fry-Encased Hot Dog On A Stick

Post your own nasty goodness where dreams become heart attacks.

Via Travis.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Classicists Gone Wild!

Via proud Hillsdale alum Nate Davis who Twittered* this image recently.

*Some sort of "micro-blogging" that the kids are into these days.

Image source: the good folks at Mental Floss Magazine (with offices in Birmingham, thank you very much), who have emblazoned said image on a sweet t-shirt.

And then, of course, there's this.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Alabama's Nuked Veterans

Alabama is home to many strange things, including honoring exposure to harmful amounts of radiation. The above image has not been photoshopped or altered in any way.

More info here, here and here.

Via Kevin.

Hamster under suspicion

Via Fail Blog. Thanks for the heads up, Weber.