BP Spills Coffee and Makes You Responsible For Your Own Spills [Humor]

We all know how hard it has been for people after British Petroleum or BP as we like to call them have been lagging at their cleanup act or as many of you might want to call sucking up at the oil they spilled, however, there is always a need to take a break from the disaster and have some fun.

Though this is not a funny situation at all, it is definitely OK to take a break and have a few laughs at the irony of all the things happening while you are not friending BP on YouTube.

Here is a really funny parody created on the BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico called BP Spills Coffee, have fun and watch how they are trying to contain the Coffee Spill.

Oh and before you leave, according to BP, you are responsible for your own spills, so please do not leave the pumps unattended at all times.

Ironic BP Oil Spill Sign

Image via Twitpic via @manan.

Star Wars iPad Briefing Parody

Remember Hitler’s take on everything and anything cropping up on ? Well, if you don’t this link might help. Now, when initially came out there were a lot of jokes about the name Steve Jobs chose for the device, however, there haven’t been much parodies about the device.

But like always, there is always a geeky fun element to any device or software and I want to introduce you to one such parody of iPad.

Adam Buxton, an English comedian has come up with a iPad parody which involves a Star Wars iPad Briefing, Steve Jobs style. The video in itself is funny and mocks Steve Jobs on stage doing an introduction of the iPad.

Interested in watching it? Well just hit the play button in the video below.

By the way, you can read all about Adam’s inspiration in creating this video at this personal blog here. Oh and do share any other parodies you have seen for the iPad through your comments.

MSI Launches Its April Fools Day Joke Too Early, Pisses Off Customers

MSI-April-Fools-Day-Joke A good April fool’s Day joke is always appreciated. However, timing is essential. MSI just found this out the hard way. Due to unknown reasons, the MSI team launched its April fool’s day joke a good week ahead of the actual occasion and in the process infuriated several customers.

Anyone who had purchased and registered their MSI card received the following e-mail on March 25:

The MSI-forum and MSI-support team are fed-up with explaining you what can be found in the manual.
I mean, come on, how hard is it to read a manual?

They are printed on paper so you see them.

We have been talking to MSI for a couple of years and came up with a solution.
It has been implemented on a few boards for some time and with big success.
It had various names, like CoreCenter (1st gathering tool) upto DrMOS (fully automatic)

Some of you noticed because Windows wanted you to install a driver, but you couldn’t find the manufacturer.
On AMD systems this was called the Away-driver.

What you didn’t know is this, this driver activates the RTFM-chip. (Re-Turn inFormation to Manufacturer chip)
It means it can detect if you read a manual as well stores the parameters you have set in the BIOS.
As soon as you start Windows we are informed about your settings and manual readings.

As we have been monitoring peoples behavior for some time and combined those with the RMA information from returned boards.
At the same time monitoring questions on the forum and matched the IP’s.
We have made a discovery.

A lot of RMA is unneeded and unwanted, many happens due to user mistakes, numbers show that 90% of the RMA is OC people killing boards and
newbies connecting the wrong connectors or insert parts that should not be inserted.
Or simply forget to remove standoffs or CPU-power.
MSI plans on tackles those numbers, and the RTFM-chip will give a readout of what you have done when it did post or attempted to post!

Checking on you isn’t new, Homeland-security done this ever you installed XP-SP3 or above, but their info in encrypted so useless to MSI.
So MSI decided to ban people from support, RMA and the forum who has done the damage themselves or didn’t read the manual the first of next month.
We know who you are, and we have gathered enough information via our RTFM-chip.

The only question is, should MSI continue to do this? As some information is real bad.
Will this hurt you relation with MSI products?

Please let us know, as we have to talk to MSI management the first of next month and make them decide what to do with the information.

To unsubscribe from these announcements, login to the forum and uncheck Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email.in your profile.

You can view the full announcement by following this link:

http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=136806.0

Regards,
The MSI HQ User to User Forum Team.

Quite obviously, folks who had shelled out money to purchase MSI products were not pleased. In the end, MSI was forced to retract their original message. And here is how they did it :

Hi there,

We are sorry people took this for prank for serious.

Nobody seem to have wondered what RTFM really means.
If you put the term in Google, you will find it is telling you to read the manual.

Just think, how would a chip check if you read manuals?
We thought of this prank after answering the many posts where people ask the obvious that is already in the manual.

But we learned a valuable lesson, no more April-fools jokes from the forum, a 10 year old thing just died.

Sorry that you took it for real and got mad.

I have to agree that the original message was quite irreverent and without the safety net of April fool’s day it’s bound to anger customers. However, I can’t help but love MSI’s apology mail which is possibly even more tongue in cheek. Way to go MSI!

(via Neowin)

10 Facebook Parodies Which Will Make You Laugh

Facebook is a guilty pleasure that so many of us cannot do without. We may forget all about the assignments that are due, all the deadlines to be met, or the people we should have conversations with in real life, but we simply cannot ignore Facebook. Whether it is to carry out the daily ritual of poking friends, to catch up on the latest gossip within the circle, to take endless quizzes that will miraculously tell you who your soul mate is, or simply to let your inner farmer take over, Facebook is certainly an indispensable part of our daily lives.

However, what is life without a good laugh? In this post, I have compiled a few Facebook parodies, covering the many aspects of Facebook, as a tribute to all Facebook addicts —

Facebook and Staying Connected:

Now you will always be in the loop!

Facebook and Friendship:

Good Samaritan, anyone?

Facebook and Gossip:

You would think this is enough to make a successful soap-opera!

Facebook and Dating:

Who said matches are made in Heaven? They’re made on Facebook!

Facebook and Farming:

FARMVILLE! Need I say more?

Facebook for Gangstas:

This is as elite as it gets!

Facebook for Senior Citizens:

You are never too old to Facebook!

Facebook for the Digitally Suicidal:

Never fear, for help is always near … or on Facebook, at least!

Facebook for Cats:

I can haz Facebook? LOL!

Facebook for Stalkers:

Every status update,
Every person you date,
Every single poke
Every keyboard stroke
I’ll be watching you!

Got any more Facebook parodies to share? Let me know!

10 Worst Photoshop Disasters

Have you ever wondered whether the oh-so-impeccable images that you see in posters and magazines are real? Many of these perfect shots have been retouched, or “airbrushed” using Photoshop before being unveiled for the whole world to see. However, sometimes these manual manipulations go a little too far. This post will be taking you through some of the worst Photoshop disasters in recent times.

Disaster #10: Head or pelvis? Which is smaller? I dare not hope for either.

Disaster #9: Whose arm is it anyway? Julianne Moore may have lost her clothes but she sure has made up for it with a very flexible right arm, not to mention the perfect legs.

Disaster #8: Talk about entwined legs!

Disaster #7: What happened to all the water?

Disaster #6: Who said that working out was the only way you could get a six-pack?

Disaster #5: Looks like it was a bad hair day.

Disaster #4: Warning! Do not splash into unknown waters. You may have your face transplanted.

Disaster #3: Talk about generating crowds!

Disaster #2: Oh, you have to crane your neck to spot this one!

Disaster #1: And finally, at the top (or in this case, bottom) of the list we have: Two sunsets for the price of one! Can there be a better holiday package?

These were only a few of them. Know of more Photoshop disasters? Let us know!

[pictures from Photoshop Disasters]

No Chuck Norris: Funny Take on Chuck Norris and Google

Are you feeling lucky today about finding Chuck Norris? If yes, head over to http://www.google.com and search for "Where Can I find Chuck Norris". After you have entered the search term, click on the "I’m Feeling Lucky" button.

Once you do that, you will see a message as shown below:

Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you.

No standard web pages containing all your search terms were found.
Your search – Chuck Norris – did not match any documents.
Suggestions:

  • Run, before he finds you
  • Try a different person

It also offers users to search pages from Chuck’s beard :-). That was funny right? By the way, if you liked this, you might want to take a look at what Google thinks about social networking sites.

google_chuck_norris_easter_egg

Screenshot of the I’m feeling lucky page above. Thanks @OldmonkMGM.

P.S. The above message is not displayed by Google, it is a website called http://www.nochucknorris.com/. Chuck Norris got ya, he knew you would think that the webpage you were viewing was created by Google.

Glass Stair from Apple Store up for Sale on eBay

The internet is a giant collection of the odd, the strange and the completely weird (not to mention the WTF-inducing). That being said, eBay is the place where random oddities are auctioned off on a daily basis. In the past, shrunken heads, lawn-mowed grass and even a subliminal message maker (!) have been sold on this website; though many of these claims are debatable. Nevertheless, a current listing spotted by Gizmodo has a giant cracked glass stair from an Apple store up for sale.

The Stair

eBay user heylookitskibbs picked it upafter the store replaced it. Why? Because he figured that one day he will be able to sell it on eBay for a whopping $2500.

It’s from Apple Fifth Ave. in NYC. They have a huge spiral staircase you can see here: http://images.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/images/fifthavenue_gallery_image4.jpgThey replaced it with a new one after a customer dropped a snapple bottle on it and cracked it. I picked it up before it could be thrown out over a year ago, figuring it’s a collectible. When these are new, they cost 10K to buy from the German glass-makers. So, since it’s cracked I figure it’s worth at least $2500, considering the steps are all custom ordered.

The Crack

Can’t pay $2500? Well, the starting bid is $700, so you can get it for less via the auction. Happy buying!

A Bed For iPhone and iPod Touch Lovers [Geeky Fun]

Oh we all love our and iPod Touch, but how about sleeping in one? Well, "There is a Bed for It" :-). Take a look at the iPhone/iPod Touch bed below with comforters and pillows included.

iPhone or iPod Touch Bed

Before you ask, this bed iPhone or iPod Touch bedding is really sold by Ellos for $49, too bad that it has been sold out now. However, you can always try to buy one here. More info at Ohdeedoh. Thanks @labellagorda.

Digg Goes Down.. For a Change

Getting on the Digg frontpage has always been synonymous with "Servers Crapping out", and we have seen terms like "Digg Ready" coming up.

However, for as long as I have been using Digg, which spans as far as 2006, I have never seen Digg crap out even once, it might have, but I have never been there at the right time :-).

Here is a screenshot, which shows a error from Digg, which I encountered multiple times today. Can we call it Digg #FAIL?

digg_goes_down

The error reads as follows:

An unknown fatal exception has occurred

Whoa! Something blew up. If you think you reached this error in error please do not hesitate to contact support.

Have you seen this error before?