Tag: Funny

Quiz – Which Troubled Bird Are You?

The Mincing Mockingbird’s Guide to Troubled Birds is one of the most amazing and inexplicable thing I’ve ever read. Those birds have been through some stuff. Which one are you?

 

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The Surreal Existentialism of ‘Garfield Minus Garfield’

Have you ever seen a Garfield comic and thought, you know what would make this interesting? Garfield not being here. Welcome to the strange angst of Garfield Minus Garfield.

What does the Garfield comic even look like without Garfield, you might ask?

 

 

Sure, there are some panels without any text, but the emptiness is kind of the point. Is he just… waiting for wisdom to come? I have no idea, but it makes you think.

I have to confess, I never read Garfield much, though there was a period when I was a child when I really would read comics from the newspaper. I know, when did I grow up, 1920? I’m sure Garfield must have been there. But it was this, later, that really caught my attention. It’s bizarre and relatable. I mean, just look at this.

 

 

 

How did they get this footage of me? I honestly feel attacked. I have no idea what Garfield was doing in this strip, but did he need to be in it? This is a cutting edge meme just like it is. The empty panel. the confusion. Whatever sense of humor this is, I support it.

 

 

When you stopped after the first step of the instructions. Also, me when I somehow didn’t do my course work or get any sleep. Why does everything go wrong, John Arbuckle asks? Right, my incredibly poor choices. Called all the way out.

I’m not really here to make a value judgement, but the truth is, “I stan.” You can get the book here.

 

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10 of the Most… Interesting Book Covers

First and foremost, my intention with writing this article comes from a place of silliness and not from criticism. Every author here should be proud of the fact that they have written a book that’s available for purchase, that in and of itself is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. Writing isn’t easy, but apparently neither is Photoshop.

I also don’t mean to pick on romance novels specifically, they just seem to have the most eye-catching artwork.

It’s fun to giggle at a goofy picture, so here’s a collection of book covers in no particular order of importance that are sure to make you chuckle (or at the very least say “… huh?”).

You definitely shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, so every book listed will be linked as well. Check them out! Your future favorite novel just might be here!

 

 

10-Country Christmas 

Country ChristmasImage via Amazon

 

Country Christmas is a gentle introduction to the types of things you’ll be seeing on this list. It’s got a lot of fonts, it’s difficult to tell what’s going on, and it appears to be comprised of several stock images stacked on top of one another. A triple threat that might make you scratch your head, but not wholly offensive to the eyes.

 

9-Derek

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I’m not sure who Derek is, but he seems a little rough around the edges. He must be important, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to pull a Madonna and go first name only.

He probably also wouldn’t have a gun.

 

8-His Reluctant Cowboy

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The thing I like most about this cover is the way the cowboys appear to be sprouting straight out of the ground. That plus the fact that these cowboys are clearly from two different photo-shoots with two different lighting setups is what really makes His Reluctant Cowboy stand out from the crowd.

 

 

7-The BBW and the Space Lord: A Tale From Alpha Space

The BBW and the Space LordImage via Amazon

 

There’s a lot going on here. Like, a lot. The BBW and the Space Lord: A Tale From Alpha Space is described as a “humorous erotic adventure,” a vibe that I can certainly pick up from it’s cover. I also get a ‘what if X-Files was on public access and also ten times hornier’ sort of vibe, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

 

6-Now That I’m a Ghost I’m Gay

Now That I'm a Ghost I'm GayImage via Wired

 

I won’t lie, this is a good book cover. I’m already very invested.

I want Now That I’m a Ghost I’m Gay written on my tombstone.

 

5-Ghost Raptor Seduction

Ghost Raptor SeductionImage via Amazon

 

Ghost Raptor Seduction is about a love triangle of paleontologists’ visit to a haunted dig site. I think there’s a sex scene between a human woman and a dino ghost. I don’t want to believe it, but the half naked woman and the semi-transparent raptor lying on the same bed sort of make it hard to deny.

 

 

4-Shy Boy

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Does this cover make more or less sense when you know that Shy Boy is about male pregnancy?

 

3-Harvey and His Bunny

Harvey and His BunnyImage via Goodreads

 

Based on both the title and the cover of Harvey and His BunnyI can only assume that there are exactly two characters in this book. I can also only assume that the pair hangout in front of some exposed brick and that romance ensues. And my heart of hearts I want to believe that Harvey is shirtless and tanned throughout the whole thing.

 

2-Two Fathers One Secret

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Once again, there’s a lot going on here. In the universe of Two Fathers One Secretthe sun must be so bright that no one can look up from the ground.

Also, I’ve never seen Game of Thrones but this is pretty much it, right?

 

1-Werebear vs. Werecow

Werebear vs WerecowImage via Amazon

 

Werebear vs. Werecow is by the same author who wrote Ghost Raptor Seduction, and its cover is every bit as… surprising. The most surprising part? Werebear appears to be a normal bear, while werecow is a sexy lady in a cow bikini. How is a human woman meant to fight a bear, and why didn’t she put on something a little more protective in preparation? This story is also listed on Amazon as being intended for audiences 18 years or older. Please tell me no one has sex with a bear.

Please.

 

 

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Not Again! A Water Bottle Showed Up in the Final Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

Oh boy, it happened again! As a reminder, in episode 4 of this final season of Game of Thrones, a modern coffee cup was spotted next to Daenerys during the big feast scene in The Last of the Starks. A flood of memes and jokes soon followed, with HBO confirming the coffee cup was a total blunder on their part and had it removed from later airings of the episode in question. It appeared this was a once in a lifetime thing, a mistake that would never happen again but…well…it did!

We’ll get into a discussion about it below but first:

 

Melisandre stands before a spoiler warning

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So, where did the water bottle appear? Let’s see…

 

A water bottle sits underneath one of the council lord's legs during the meeting in GOT

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Yep, there it is. The water bottle in question appears where Tyrion, after being held by the Unsullied for several weeks following Jon’s murder of Daenerys, tries to appeal to the newly formed council to elect Bran Stark as their new king. It’s a quick shot but you can spot the plastic water bottle around the 46:19 mark, proudly propped up behind Samwell Tarly’s leg.

Now, of course, this water bottle showing up wasn’t as bad as the clearly displayed coffee cup from episode 4 but still, it’s kind of mind boggling that they made this mistake make AGAIN, especially with how easy it should’ve been for the production team to catch and digitally erase, considering how swiftly the offending coffee cup was taken care of.

Luckily, the Twitter reactions are pretty hilarious and help us in this trying time.

 

 

Did you catch the water bottle? How crazy is it that the production team keeps missing all these mistakes? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! And stay hydrated! Samwell certainly is.

 

 

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‘Green Book’ Director to Adapt ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’

Everyone loves free stuff. I’m not talking about the type “free stuff” that comes in the mail or out of a slot machine (although that’s fantastic too); the type of “free stuff” I’m referring to has to do with human relationships. Seemingly insignificant niceties that are always appreciated but all too often forgotten about. Casual gifts, hand-me-downs, choosing to grab the bill at dinner, or just buying your friend a beer.

That last one holds a special place in my heart. I love a nice cold free beer: one drank at the end of a long week and bought by someone who makes you feel a little less alone in our exciting yet unforgiving world. It is in the spirit of charitable friendship that The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War tells the true story of an effervescent quest.

 

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The year was 1967 as John Donohue found himself sitting in a Manhattan bar called Doc Fiddlers’. The bartender, George Lynch, commented on all the anti-war protests taking place across the country. In his musings, George suggested that someone take those boys in Vietnam a beer to let them know they hadn’t been forgotten. Being a former marine, this struck a chord with John “Chick” Donohue—he was the right soldier for this mission. He decided he would bring some good wishes and an appropriate amount of belligerence to some local soldiers overseas… and, just like that, Operation Beers For The Boys was underway.

 

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John’s journey took place over the course of four months and eight thousand miles. It did not go as planned. He ended up getting stuck in Saigon for months due to the Tet Offensive. He ALSO ended up drinking all the beer he brought with and had to restock his cargo before finally reaching his destination. The whole thing made John a local legend of sorts. In 2017, he and Joanna Molloy self-published the book about the experience—The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War.

According to Screen Rant, Peter Farrelly (director of the 2018 best picture Green Book) is set to adapt the story into a feature film. In addition to directing, Peter Farrelly will help write the dramedy alongside Brian Currie and Pete Jones.  Skydance is overseeing the project, with Don Granger, Dana Goldberg, and Aimee Rivera at the helm.

Before Green Book, Peter Farrelly was known as one part of the directing duo the Farrelly brothers. Peter and his brother Bobby are known for directing films such as Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary. Peter’s solo career along with Green Book‘s success is a surprising departure from the typical Farrelly brothers’ ridiculousness; however, it is a welcome one. Peter Farrelly’s reinvigorated creative momentum should make way for a colorful adaption of John’s journey, one that will remind us that the best things in life are “free.”

PBR featured the story courtesy of interviews with the aforementioned boys. If you have twelve minutes and fifty-five seconds, it’s worth a watch… or just continue on with your regularly scheduled programming.

 

 

Salud.

 

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