Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn
dachte

Sunken in the Priva-sea

I had a rather evil and funny idea. By now, many of you have heard or seen the Ceiling Cat meme (slightly unsafe for work). If you're local to Pittsburgh, you may have noticed that it has been raining recently, with usual umbrellas and similar. I would find it very amusing to make umbrellas that have the Ceiling Cat image printed on the inside (so as not to be readable from the outside) and loan them to people who don't have umbrellas and are stuck inside. This is funny in a few ways -- there's something amusing about looking up into one's umbrella and seeing Ceiling Cat, and a lot of people would open it, laugh, be embarassed, and close it again, hopefully walking with it, closed, through the rain so other people think they're nuts to have a closed umbrella in the rain. If they leave it open, it would spread the humour to a lot of people. A fellow on IRC, on hearing the idea, noted that random folk might see it as an invitation, which would be very bad.. but still funny.

One of the ways you know I am a long-term geek who was around when l33tsp34k was being invented is that I can read this at about the same speed I can normal English text. Of course, if I try to read it more slowly, I start to stall because I stop parsing things as en-masse collections of shapes and start parsing them as individual characters. Also at Uncyclopedia, this amuses.

Falling asleep on the couch a few times makes my back and neck very unhappy. Damn.

Subscribe

  • CMU, the First Amendment, and Indecent Exposure

    Earlier on my G+ stream, I commented on the matter of a CMU student who protested the Catholic church's coverup of sexual abuse by dressing as the…

  • Dilution

    I've been thinking about an issue that's been raised in the secular community; I'm not sure it's a good issue, nor a bad one. Let me lead up to it…

  • Commentary on the Human Rights Campaign

    I recently was pointed at a blog post suggesting people reject the Human Rights Campaign, a large social justice organisation that focuses on…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments