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Random Funny Pictures

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.

picture of Google postcard

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.

picture of 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!

picture of Barbie-Foot

picture of Barbie-Foot

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.

picture of spike heels

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.

picture of slow transport

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.

picture of lip balm

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.

picture of Mount Rushmore

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....)

picture of Mount Rushmore from the other side

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

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16 Comments on “Random Funny Pictures”

  1. #1 Diane Langlands
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Mr. Loach, I love your blog posts! I would love to have a link on my facebook page to your blog. How can I do that? May I ?

    Thanks for adding some fun to my day. I am very grateful!

    Diane Langlands

  2. #2 Rob
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    @Diane Thanks for the words of encouragement. I don’t know for sure how you would put a link to my blog on your Facebook. Maybe in your profile you could put a link to it in the things you like? You’re certainly welcome to do so … maybe ask a young person to help you. 😀

  3. #3 Sandrew
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Hm. I do like bacon. However, someone recently gave me an even better lip balm–Hershey’s chocolate! MMMMMM.

  4. #4 Michael
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    As someone who lives out in the Mt. Rushmore state, I find it is my duty to inform you that there is no Canadian side to the mountain in question. The closest border is with Wyoming, with Canada many hundreds of kilometers to the north.

    You are welcome, however, to view it from the Wyoming side — I hear the folks out there are even friendlier than Canadians.

  5. #5 Rob
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    @Sandrew Chocolate does sound better than bacon for lip balm.

    @Michael Sorry about the geographic inaccuracy … that’s just how it came to me. Remember, St. Louis is my westernmost experience. 🙂

  6. #6 Carrie
    on Sep 10th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    My kids think the presidents are about to get spanked! And even my bacon-loving husband doesn’t like the sound of your lip balm. 😮

    .-= Carrie’s most recent blog post … News! =-.

  7. #7 Ellen
    on Sep 11th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Regardless of the incorrect geography, that picture was hilarious! 🙂

  8. #8 Rob
    on Sep 11th, 2009 at 5:44 am

    @Carrie I like your family’s take on the pictures!

    @Ellen Thanks, Ellen. That’s what I thought too, but I was glad for the correction. I should probably update the post to reflect the change. 😉

  9. #9 Sharon B.
    on Sep 11th, 2009 at 7:22 am

    I’m glad that the faces on Rushmore don’t have bodies attached to them. If they did, Abe’s legs would have to be the longest. 😉

    My Grandma recently got me an acrylic paint-by-number with a bald eagle flying past Mount Rushmore. In my painting, the mountain is oriented so that only the right side of Washington’s face can be seen.

    The really slow ride is cute too. My brothers enjoy finding turtles (in unlikely places, may I add), they research the particular kind they’ve got and keep it for an outside pet for a few days in our empty turtle shaped sandbox!

    I remember that at one time you had a whole page with different funny pics on it, and it wasn’t in blog post format. Is that still around, and if so where is it? When I click on the word on the tag cloud, it just takes me to blog posts.

    Thanks for the funnies!

  10. #10 Rob
    on Sep 11th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    @Sharon I *loved* to do paint-by-number when I was a growing up. In fact, one thing I especially enjoyed about teaching our kids to color was that I as able to color again myself! 😀

    As far as the funny pix collection is concerned, when the ivman.com domain was hacked last year and I had to rebuild everything, I decided not to put the old archives out on the domain. Rather, I am going to slowly add them to the blog itself. It cut down on the amount of work of rebuilding, but also it will eventually put everything in one place that is searchable. Be patient … I will slowly rebuild my kingdom!

  11. #11 Rassmuss
    on Sep 11th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Love this post. Especially the Bacon Lip Balm.

    Check out my blog. I have some funny stuff, too.

    Miscellany Buffet – http://blog.spieles.com

  12. #12 Diane Heeney
    on Sep 12th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I have often enjoyed perusing your blog. I must comment, tho, that Mt. Rushmore is not only not in Canada…it is not in Wyoming either. It is actually located in South Dakota.

    I live in Wyoming…we’re the ones with Devil’s Tower, Jackson Hole….and Yellowstone National Park. =)

  13. #13 Rob
    on Sep 12th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    @Rassmuss I put the Bacon Lip Balm picture on my computer desktop so that all my students saw it yesterday before I started up the PowerPoint for that class hour. They thought Bacon Lip Balm was a riot!

    @Diane Good to hear from you. I guess I’ll just have to settle for seeing pictures of both sides of Mt. Rushmore. I don’t want to have to run all over South Dakota, Wyoming, and Canada trying to see the backsides of those presidents! You do realize that I’m just kidding…. 😀 Thanks for adding even more clarity to the whereabouts of that photoshopped image I received.

  14. #14 Michael
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:24 am


    I realize that Mt. Rushmore is not in Wyoming. I merely said that Wyoming was the closest border and mentioned that Rob should view it from there rather than Canada (continuing his tongue-in-cheek approach to things).

    Your state is beautiful in its own right (and I hope to get out there with the family in the not too distant future).

  15. #15 Rob
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    @Michael and Diane – I’ve reworded the post, hopefully to avoid further confusion. 😀 I’ll have to be more careful in posting things as I receive them. Just keep in mind, this is a humor blog, not a geography blog. 😉

  16. #16 Kathleen
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Mrs. Heeney!! 🙂

    We were recently able to visit Yellowstone. I’ve forgotten how many grizzly bears we spotted, but I know it was into double digits!! We’ve never seen black bears in the park, though. We also got to see a wolf that had come down to the lake to drink. At first we thought it was a coyote, since you just don’t see wolves that close, but it was too big. We have always enjoyed going to Yellowstone, and hope to return again.