Loaf Comic


Loaf Comic

From an early age, natural bodily functions make us giggle. It’s like these food processing organs are connected to our funny bone. I’m not sure what it is, but a loud fart or seeing someone do a mad dash to an outhouse just makes us laugh.

Check out Loaf Comic. It’s all things potty humour related neatly packed into a simple comic strip. There’s nothing fancy about the drawings but that’s not where the humour lies. Instead, it’s the crude facial expressions and the scenarios that tickle our funny bones.

Check out Loaf Comic at www.loafcomic.com.

Loaf Comic also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LoafComic). Like it if you find the comic strip amusing.

And follow the comic strip through twitter (@LoafComic – www.twitter.com/LoafComic).

New comic strips are being added all the time. Share it with your friends.

Loaf Comic

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Daily Deals – Oh Sure, Be Gender Specific!


There’s been a lot of activity lately around the daily deal concept.  If you haven’t heard of this, it’s the latest craze whereby you can sign up for emails from a number of “daily deal” providers.  Each day they promote one local deal which is generally in the 50-70% off the regular price range.

If you’re diligent and plan ahead, you can save yourself a lot of cash but you gotta act fast.  Generally you have one day to decide if you want to purchase the deal or not.  If you decide to purchase, you buy the “coupon” up front then you use it any time up until its expiration date.

There’s a pile of providers out there right now and you may have even heard that probably the most popular one, Groupon, was attempted to be purchased by Google for $6 billion.  Groupon turned them down.  But Groupon isn’t the only one out there.  In fact, Google is creating their own now and we’ll probably see it in operation very soon.  It’s going to be called Google Offers. Read more of this post

The Insignificance of Groundhog Day


There should be a latitudinal cutoff point for the significance of groundhog day.  For those of you who have been living in a cave for the past 30 years, let me reiterate the rules of this absurd event.  Basically every year on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, a groundhog (in each region) is supposed to come out of its hole, look around and take note of whether it sees its shadow or not.  If it sees its shadow then there will be 6 more weeks of winter.  If he doesn’t, an early spring will result.

First of all, I don’t quite understand the significance of the whole shadow thing.  And how can one particular day being sunny or not affect the weather six weeks into the future?  And why a groundhog?  Why can’t it be something cool like an owl or a porcupine? Read more of this post

Hyperbole and a Half


Blogs are fun to read.  That’s why we read them.  Some blogs are about specific topics, like music, or photography or video games with facial hair.  My blog isn’t specific at all.  It’s about whatever comes to my mind.  I’ve been reading another blog that isn’t specific either.  Well, it’s only specific in the method that the writer chooses to portray her stories.

Allie Brosh, the author of Hyperbole and a Half, has an incredible talent for taking everyday anecdotes and childhood memories and turning them into gold.  She uses a great mix of narrative details, sarcasm and exaggeration and combines that with crude, yet very relevant drawings.

I especially love the stories of her childhood.  Her latest post, Wolves, tells of the tale a group of 6 year old girls playing “wolf pack” with an unsuspecting teenage boy.

Allie’s blog didn’t start with her amazing story telling ability but that’s the direction it has taken for the past year or so.  Her blog hits went from near zero to nearly 2 million hits per month.  It takes a while (up to 16 hours) to produce a story and her average is about 2 to 3 stories per month, but they’re definitely well worth the wait.

Here’s an interview with Allie that True/Slant did back in May, 2010.

I suggest you check out Hyperbole and a Half.  My guess is that you’ll be laughing in no time.

The Battle of the Beard


              Christmas Eve and Christmas Day had come and gone
              With the festivities over my vacation begun
              I thought to myself do I shave while away
              Or let it grow and see what people will say

             So I ignored the razor for a day or two
             A prickly face began to poke through
             I enjoyed not shaving, gave my face a break
             For I was on vacation, for goodness sake

             The hairs grew longer day after day
             Past the awkward stage til it looked okay
             I rather enjoyed leaving my razor alone
             But by now my wife had started to groan Read more of this post

Knock. Knock. It’s Christmas


This past weekend, a friend and I were talking about how Christmas just seems to have a knack for showing up on our doorstep without us even having to call for delivery.  Our wives handle most of the Christmas duties including gift shopping, gift wrapping, grocery shopping, baking and meal preparations.

Am I complaining?  Not at all.  Are our wives?  You better believe it.  Every year I hear “Next year you’re going to do all of the gift shopping.”  To which I always say “Ok, but I will do it on my schedule,” which means I will likely leave it until the last week before Christmas.  It appears that this is too much stress for her to bear so she ends up doing it year after year.  Or, I use this line:  “Gift certificates for everyone.”  She hates the idea of gift certificates.  I used to buy them for Christmas all the time when I was single – quick shopping and no wrapping! Read more of this post

Rest in Peace, My Friend


 

This past week I lost a dear and close friend.  I’ve known and been very close with this friend for over 30 years, since I was a little boy.  My friend comforted me and supported me throughout all of these years.  Now I’m left trying to find a replacement.  And it may be a long road ahead to find an adequate substitute.

“Replace a friend?” you’re asking?  “Substitute?  You heartless low life!” Read more of this post

My Review of “Bodies, The Exhibition”


 

Last night, a buddy of mine and I went to check out “Bodies, The Exhibition.”  This is an exhibit which displays real, human bodies, that have been preserved, and opened up to show the elements of the body that few ever get to see.

As soon as I found out that the exhibit was coming to Winnipeg, I was excited to go check it out.  I was also apprehensive about how gross or disgusting it might be as I could never be a doctor.  I don’t faint at the sight of blood or when getting a needle, but I’d rather look away at a gaping wound.  I mistakenly watched as my son was circumsized and although I didn’t collapse, my knees did get weak.  I had that vision in my head for months afterwards. So let me put your mind at ease.  I didn’t find the displays gross or disgusting at all.  I found them to be intriguing and I learned a lot on my visit.

The exhibit spans two floors of the MTS Centre Exhibition Hall (at 311 Portage Avenue).  The displays are spaced far enough apart so that there’s no crowding but not so far that the rooms look empty.  The area is kept dark with bright spotlights on each display. The rooms have dark walls with diagrams projected onto some of them. Bright white text also adorns some walls with extra information.  When you book your tickets, you have to indicate your arrival time. Only a certain amount of people can enter the exhibit at a time, leaving plenty of room to freely walk around and survey the specimens. Read more of this post

Police Scanner – Listen Live!


Ever wonder what the cops, paramedics and fire service talk about on their radios?  Get the inside scoop by listening here.  This is a feed of the WinnipegPoliceScanner.

Recently a law was passed banning cell phone usage by a driver in a vehicle.  I listened for a period while the cops pulled over dozens of drivers using their cell phones.  One guy even said he doesn’t own a cell phone.  They searched his vehicle and found the cell phone tucked under the seat.  BUSTED!

Another incident had fire trucks heading towards a fire drill.  Later an ambulance was dispatched to a hotel room for a woman who was vomiting blood.  Then car thieves were spotted trying to steal a car.

This stuff is addicting!

Use “crime” as the password (no double quotes).

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Random Acts of Kindness


With all of the negative news we hear these days including shootings, stabbings, robberies, car accidents, fraud, etc., it’s nice to read about some of the good things that are happening in life.  There really are kind people out there that go above and beyond to help someone else in their time of need.

The Winnipeg Free Press has a blog called, you guessed it… “Random Acts of Kindness.”  It features stories from people who emailed in their tales of some of the caring gestures and assistance they received from complete strangers.

Read more of this post

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