Apropos of Nothing

September 30, 2008

The subprime mess explained

Filed under: Entertainment,Fun Stuff,Humour — aproposofnothing @ 10:01 pm

These guys are very good, search Google for Bird and Fortune for their take on other subjects.

September 16, 2008

Fence Repair

Filed under: Humour — aproposofnothing @ 7:06 pm

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C., one from New Jersey, another from Tennessee, and the third, Florida. They go with a government official to examine the fence.

The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.”

The New Jersey contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the official and whispers, “$2,700.”
The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

The New Jersey contractor whispers back, “$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.”

“Done!” replies the government official.

September 7, 2008

Max Payne the Movie?

Filed under: Entertainment — aproposofnothing @ 10:24 pm

This was a great game, but I’m surprised they’re doing a movie, not your typical fare.  I must say, the trailer looks fantastic.

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Mona Lisa in .008 Seconds

Filed under: Entertainment,Fun Stuff — aproposofnothing @ 9:06 pm

I love watching the Mythbusters, I did not realize that they did live shows until I saw this video.  They recreate the Mona lisa with paintballs in .008 seconds.

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