December 2006 - One Consequence
of Total Inebriation
Contributed by Milt
Depending on who your friends are, it is dangerous
to be out of control.
Here a fraternity brother has an unusual way of hinting
that maybe his roommate drank too much.
I would love to see a follow-up picture of the awakening.
November 2006 - The Moron Who
Killed His Dog
Contributed by Chris
Along the lines of last
month's picture with the cat,
this picture is a lot more sad than it is funny.
Obviously somewhere in the background, a kid threw a frisbee
which got out of control. As the frisbee headed out into the
Grand Canyon, the poor dog has jumped into oblivion. Adding to the
absurdity, the people in the picture are completely oblivious to the
fate of the dog.
I believe the appropriate word is "irony",
the Greek word for the ability to find humor
in the misfortunes of others.
October 2006 -
A Cat Using up One of its Nine Lives
Contributed by Judy Walsh
To be honest, I don't know what to make
of this picture.
If the picture is real (always a problem these days), then you have to ask:
what on earth was a CAT doing out on the water with three kids?
As a parent, I know that if a cat gets
frightened, one of my kids could get a nasty scratch. As an animal lover, I wonder about the
fate of the cat. Didn't anyone think that this isn't the safest place for a
pet to be?
And as a casual observer, I think the picture is pretty funny.
September 2006 - The Cat that
Treed a Bear
Contributed by Rue
From the National Geographic Web Site:
June 13, 2006-Perhaps not since
the Cowardly Lion has an animal’s appearance been so at odds with its
On June 4 a black bear wandered
into a West Milford, New Jersey, back yard, and was
immediately confronted by a 15-pound (7-kilogram) tabby cat.
The bear fled up a neighbor’s tree!
Hissing at the base of the tree, Jack
the clawless cat kept the gigantic bear
at bay for about 15 minutes, then ran him up another tree after an
Finally, Jack’s owner, Donna
Dickey, called the cat inside, and the timorous trespasser disappeared
back into the woods. “My
cat doesn’t want anybody in his yard,” Dickey said of Jack in an
interview with the Newark Star Ledger.
Unlike cats, bears aren’t
typically territorial, roaming instead over vast areas that would be
impossible to patrol for intruders. With a habitat that includes much of
North America, black bears are seen fairly often in this region of New
Full-grown black bears weigh
between 200 and 600 pounds (90 and 270 kilograms) and measure as much as
6 feet (1.8 meters) long. Their diets can include fruits, honey,
insects, acorns and animals as big as moose calves-a fact apparently
lost on Jack.
August 2006 -
Danger in Jamaica
Contributed by Lynn Griffiths
Due to an increase in serious motorcycle injuries,
the Jamaican Government contracted a study to see
if there was any way to reduce the danger.
Study the problem yourself in more
to see if you can determine the problem.
July 2006 -
The Church Makes a Fashion Statement
Contributed by Sam Longoria
Do you see the
frown on these men's faces? They are both deeply worried about
In particular, the man on the left
who is wearing a fabulous vintage chiffon-lined Dior gold lame
gown over a silk Vera Wang empire waisted tulle cocktail dress,
accessorized with a 3-foot beaded peaked House of Whoville hat, along
with the ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore in The Wizard of Oz, is
very worried that The Da Vinci Code
might make the Roman Catholic Church look foolish.
June 2006 - The World's Tallest Woman
Contributed by Gerald McEathron and Milt Oglesby
Here is a picture of Heather,
purported to be the world's tallest woman.
Want to see more of Heather? Heather has a secret.
Click the picture.
May 2006 -
The Painted Truck
Contributed by Bett Sundermeyer
The newest rage in Europe is to illustrate their trucks with optical
illusions. Some of the artwork you will see is phenomenal. As you
will see, it is actually used as a form of advertising.
After you study the pictures for a moment, see if you can figure out the
technique the artists use to paint these elaborate pictures.
To see the entire collection of truck artwork, click the picture.
If you get stuck on the secret, email Rick at
April 2006 - Alligator Dinner
Contributed by Chris Holmes
My guess is that like many of the
best pictures these days, this picture is a fake. What's a camera
doing there anyway? And why did the photographer make no move to
help? Nevertheless the use of the mirror image in
the water is a clever touch.
Notice the parachute is ripped as well. This might explain the poor
choice of landing spot. Who knows? Maybe the picture is legit.
March 2006 -
The Men's Bathroom
Contributed by Carol Gafford
According to the email sent by Carol, Edge Designs is a company run by
all women - they design office interiors. They recently had an
opportunity to do a project in NYC where the client offered the women of
this company a "free hand" in all design aspects. The client was also a
company that was run by all female execs. Let's just say the men's
restroom is now a place of laughter and smiles...
Personally speaking from a guy's POV, I would find this display
than slightly inhibiting.
February 2006 - Home Early
Contributed by Marla Archer
Uh oh. Looks like someone had to made a hasty exit.
I wonder how long he had to stay out there?
January 2006 Bad Parent Skills
Contributed by Gary Richardson