I don’t post a lot of “this is so funny you must see it” stuff, but this ranks right up there. I was a huge fan of The Landlord, also from Funny or Die. This is a satirical and hilarious adaptation of the star hocking movie interview show, hosted by Zach Galifianakis who recently killed it on Saturday Night Live. Enjoy. Ben Stiller also is sporting a nice wanna-be Robert De Niro look.
Archive for the ‘Just For Fun’ Category
Some enterprising lawyer in San Francisco has decided to sell his law degree on Craigslist.
From the sale description:
“After several years of practicing law I have come to the conclusion that my law degree is useless and I don’t want to be a lawyer anymore. Though I spent over $100,000 on it I am willing to sell it for the bargain basement price of $59,250, which is the current value of my remaining student loan balance.
This priceless collectible will permit you to be surrounded by hobby-less assholes whose entire life is dictated by billing by the hour and being anal dickheads. Additionally, this piece of paper has the amazing ability to keep you from doing what you really want to do in life, all in the name of purported prestige and financial success. Finally, girls in the Marina will swoon with retarded thoughts of sugar daddy when they hear you went to XXX prestigious law school and are a lawyer.”
I love bitter lawyers. Nicely done.
I mentioned to some friends today that I’m going to see Avatar this weekend, but was worried if I could make it through the show without taking a bathroom break.
No worry, they said, just get the iPhone app RunPee. Here’s how it works: you’re watching a movie and need to take a break, but you don’t want to miss anything important. The RunPee iPhone app has a timer letting you know when it’s safe to take a break, and gives you a summary of what you missed upon your return.
Brilliance. They also have a web version. I now know that I can break at 56 minutes into the movie or I have to wait until 1:57, 2:13 or 2:25.
I’m all set now. I love technology.
SRS released their annual video holiday greeting. If you are trying to figure out what the Queen of England, George Washington and Kanye West all have in common, you have to check it out. Nice job guys!
This isn’t something new, mind you. We made the investment quite some time ago, but today I was reminded of another reason why it’s such a powerful platform.
I was reading my weekly stats report that shows how many people are reading my blog, where the traffic is coming from and what my most searched terms are. I find the information illuminating and highly entertaining.
1. The top search that brought readers to my blog was “drummer jokes.” In fact, my drummer joke post is now 8 in the Google ranking. Interestingly, my post was done back in April and it’s a total “one off” post.
2. As expected, there is always healthy traffic surrounding my Law Firm 2.0 thesis. Last week the search term “lawyer layoffs” was a big director of traffic to my blog.
3. As far as what people are searching for while on my site, I was surprised to find that the name of my high school band director and the name of a fellow high school percussionist were searched for. If you were that person, email me. I’ll set you up.
Also, searches included FAS 157, How to get a Job in VC and other topics that I’ll have to take up (again) in the near future given the popularity of the subjects.
So thanks Lijit for showing me what my audience is interested in, instead of what I assume they are. If you are a publisher and not using this FREE platform, what are you waiting for? Let me know if you want a hookup.
And for the guy who searched “AT&T sucks” on my blog, all I can say is “I agree.”
Definitely one of the funniest things that I’ve seen in a long while – Twitter “responds” to criticisms about its service.
I’m not sure how I missed this song when it came out, but I’m glad that I found it now.
Thanks to my friend Steve Tonsfeldt, one of my most trusted musical discovery folks as well as an incredible M&A lawyer for passing along. See, I don’t hate all lawyers, despite rumors to the contrary.
I like offensive puppets. I think Team America World Police is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen. As an aside, the fact that the original cut of the movie got a NC-17 rating is simply awesome.
Today, however, I ran across two more offensive puppets (but not anywhere nearly as offensive as Team America. You can watch at work).
1. Walt Mosspuppet rips on Michael Arrington’s love of the new Google OS. Great stuff.
2. Sarah Palin puppet discussion why she’s resigned as governor. Love it.
"Knowing you like to compare startup/vc relationship/meeting to ‘dating’ etc. I just had to try and put these divisions to those terms, but did not want to put this public in your post
Dating Deal Flow:
1. Personal Networks; -> Friend and family;
2. Repeat Entrepreneurs; -> ex girlfriends;
3. Other VCs; – > roommates;
4. Email / Blog / Cold Calls; -> Email / Blog / Social Networks / Pick up lines;
5. Professional Service Providers; and – > Bartenders; and
6. Venture Shows / Trade Shows. – > Bars, clubs etc.
So how would you put the % "
First off, I do compare the VC / Entrepreneur dance to dating. If you aren’t excited up front and really looking forward to the next interaction, that should be a sign to skip the opportunity right there.
As for how my dating "deal flow" stacks up versus my VC deal flow, let’s just say that "Repeat Entrepreneurs" are irrelevant and that Trade Shows are no longer 0%. I plead the 5th on the rest of the question.