Do you like taking risks? Maybe you should take the kind of risk that the people (and puppets) in this amusing sketch by Scratchy Dog Productions take. Just a suggestion. You can download their catchy song here. And maybe after listening to it a few hundred times you’ll be inspired to take the kind of risk that you will never regret. I can guaran-damn-tee you that.
During these gloomy winter days, having something to brighten up your day is priceless, so we found a collection of funny illustrations by South African artist Jaco Haasbroek. Using clever word play and beautifully uncomplicated design, he hits the mark on each and every one of these delightful comics. Be sure to check out The Daily Grind – his latest creation that is guaranteed to produce a giggle.
by Will Conley
The Internet is in danger. The SOPA/PIPA bills (which have only been shelved, not destroyed), the Megaupload.com shut-down, Twitter censoring tweets, telecommunications companies being forced to turn over complete customer information to Homeland Security — the threats are endless.
But that’s okay! Don’t fear. We at This Blog Rules have prepared a convenient list of the ten most valuable items you will need in a post-Internet age. While everyone else is out crying and scratching their eyeballs out after five minutes without a free and open Internet, you’ll be sitting pretty.
The student lifestyle site HackCollege.com has cooked up an infographic on the the origins and obsession with ramen in student culture. The graphic provides interesting ramen recipes, as well as interesting facts and statistics about the popular noodle dish.
According to the data on the graphic, Nissin founder Momofuku Ando invented instant ramen, calling his creation “Top Ramen”, successfully impacting the way students eat to this day. Nissin now has 29 plants in 11 countries, putting 21,900 employees to work, with net earnings reported at a $3.2 billion annually. That’s a lot of noodles!
by Will Conley
Sex sells. You knew that. But did you know sex sells political candidates? I bet you didn’t.
Wait, what am I saying? You’re a This Blog Rules reader. And as a horndawg or hussy, which you are, you are always thinking about sex and therefore have probably already had the thought that sex can sell anything. In fact, I do believe I once wrote an article or two in these esteemed annals about certain historical librarians of prodigiously sizable metaphorical nads; and the only words your eyes can physically see in this sentence are “annals” and “nads.”
But enough about your depravities, lets talk about sexy, sexual political ads from around the world. Sex and politics are like two peas in a pod, screwing.
The link between sex appeal and politics started in the year 36,000 BCE, when Og Johnson flirted his way to the top of a Cro-Magnon clan using such underhanded power grab maneuvers as slathering himself with mud in front of the Council of Fertile Mothers. This eventually led to a long and boring debate about the role of mud in politics, resulting in the Campaign Mud Dance Reform bill of 35,890 BCE. A few other things happened, and then Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
One thing that contributed to Obama’s victory was a few thousand women with a crush. A sexy crush…