#humor

Andy Borowitz:

After failing to install the upgrade by lunchtime, Mr. Gates summoned the new Microsoft C.E.O. Satya Nadella, who attempted to help him with the installation, but with no success.

While the two men worked behind closed doors, one source described the situation as “tense.”

“Bill is usually a pretty calm guy, so it was weird to hear some of that language coming out of his mouth,” the source said.

A Microsoft spokesman said only that Mr. Gates’s first day in his new job had been “a learning experience” and that, for the immediate future, he would go back to running Windows 7.

So good.

theonion
theonion:

Netflix Instant Thinking About Adding Good Movie

"Ted Sandaros":

“We feel the addition of a popular, above-average, well-made film would provide a nice counterbalance to our existing library of poorly received sequels, totally unknown indie dramas from four or five years ago that you’ve never heard of, and horrendous direct-to-DVD horror features.” At press time, Netflix had reportedly abandoned the plan and added Something’s Gotta Give to its streaming library.

Perfect.

theonion:

Netflix Instant Thinking About Adding Good Movie

"Ted Sandaros":

“We feel the addition of a popular, above-average, well-made film would provide a nice counterbalance to our existing library of poorly received sequels, totally unknown indie dramas from four or five years ago that you’ve never heard of, and horrendous direct-to-DVD horror features.” At press time, Netflix had reportedly abandoned the plan and added Something’s Gotta Give to its streaming library.

Perfect.

Yes, I’m linking to Penthouse, but it’s a good interview by Kara Wahlgren of Matthew Inman, better known as The Oatmeal. In particular, I like this part:

Wahlgren: I noticed you have comments disabled on your website.

Inman: I used to think it was an integral part of being a writer or artist—that you have to read comments, and you have to react to them, and you have to mold your work around them. But that doesn’t make me a better artist—if anything, it just makes me doubt myself. So I just don’t read any of it, because I can’t help focusing on that one negative one where some guy writes something awful. I’ve found that my comics are becoming more and more of a rhetorical performance. I just want to draw things that I hope are funny and put them on the web, and that’ll be the extent of the communication, to preserve my own sanity more than anything.

It’s official: everyone hates comments.

shortformblog
shortformblog:

I’ve largely been on my honeymoon this week in the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee, and this place has a lot of kitsch—from dinner theatres to mini-golf to moonshine (OK, the last one is actually objectively awesome). Here’s my favorite single piece of kitsch that I’ve seen this week. One problem, though: I was messing with it for ten minutes and I couldn’t get it to work. — Ernie @ SFB
P.S.: Thanks to the rest of the SFB staff for keeping this place moving while I’ve been out.

Flat design.

shortformblog:

I’ve largely been on my honeymoon this week in the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee, and this place has a lot of kitsch—from dinner theatres to mini-golf to moonshine (OK, the last one is actually objectively awesome). Here’s my favorite single piece of kitsch that I’ve seen this week. One problem, though: I was messing with it for ten minutes and I couldn’t get it to work. — Ernie @ SFB

P.S.: Thanks to the rest of the SFB staff for keeping this place moving while I’ve been out.

Flat design.