People often ask me where I get the things I post on my blog. I reply that my readers send me the best stuff and that I also run across some great things as I click around online. Pictures go into a "tickler" folder on my computer. Sometimes I spot several pictures in that folder that are thematic — like my post on the Mona Lisa after I noticed quite a few different versions of the painting in that folder. I often have some pictures that are funny, but they're just kind of random and I don't know when I could ever share them, other than in a post like today's.
One source of pictures along certain themes is Google Images. Sometimes I have a picture that's not very clear and can find a nicer version of it on Google Images. Other times I use Google to fill in holes or simply to find a neat picture to use at the beginning of my blog posts. Here's a picture of how the first Google searches were done.
Google has come so far from its early days!
Most people know about Foosball, even if they've never played it themselves. Here's a traditional Foosball game.
In France Foosball is called "baby-foot" (basically pronounced Bobby-foot). One French designer has taken it one step further though.... Last month I read that a Parisian store called Colette had a game called Barbie-Foot in their show window. You could buy the game for only 10,000 euros!
I guess if you collect Barbie dolls, that could be a valuable addition to any collection.
I have often wondered how women walk in high heels. I ran across a picture of a pair of spike heels that might cause even the most intrepid woman to think twice.
Does it ever seem as if whatever transportation you are using is going at a snail's pace. Here's a picture of something potentially slower yet.
With cooler weather around the corner, some people start to struggle with chapped lips. Here's a new product available that might be just what you need.
I have never been further west than the St. Louis, Missouri area, and there are many places out west that I would love to see. For some reason, I have no strong desire whatsoever to see Mount Rushmore — there's just so much natural beauty out west to waste time going to a place like that.
This week, though, I received a picture by e-mail that makes me want to go to Mount Rushmore to see it from the other side. (The Far Side maybe? For sure, it's neither the Canadian side nor the Wyoming side! Read comments to discover why I have added that....)
Hope you got a much-needed laugh or two from this post. I look forward to receiving and finding more funny pictures in the days ahead.
"Personal holiness not political dominion is what changes people." - Phil Johnson
Have a great weekend ... unless, of course, you have other plans.
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