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Super Bowl vs. Valentine’s Day

Here’s the latest episode in my “Wedded Blisster Series” of animated movie shorts. Marriage is bliss, but these mini-movies I sometimes make have a humorous take on some of the blisters that couples face along their blissful way. Episode #13 looks at the tension between the "guy holiday" of Super Bowl Sunday versus the "gal holiday" of Valentine's Day.   Links to my other recent Wedded Blisster episodes follow the video below.   Here are two other installments of this Wedded … [Read more...]

Cleverbot talks New Year resolutions and Apocalypse

Last year I discovered Cleverbot, which is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. No one in their right mind would call Cleverbot intelligent but interacting with this particular “thinking” software can be mildly amusing. I thought it was about time to talk with Cleverbot about its New Year resolutions and the Mayan Apocalypse - here's an unedited transcript of our … [Read more...]

Holiday Edition: $5.37 “Caption This” Photo Contest

It's another installment of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Today's picture features the jolly old elf himself, but we have some business to attend to first. Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest  last week. The winning caption is below. Congratulations to the victor - Bryan – who can message me at Facebook or on Twitter with an appropriate email address. That will allow me to … [Read more...]

Celebrating Hanukkah With Cleverbot….

Last year I discovered Cleverbot, which is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. While it’s a stretch to say that Cleverbot is actually intelligent, interacting with this particular "thinking" software can be somewhat entertaining. Here’s the most recent interview I had with this bastion of idiocy last month: Thanksgiving Thoughts With Cleverbot.  Since today marks the … [Read more...]

Black Friday Blues

Periodically, I create these mini-videos that look at funny issues a married couple experience. This one (episode #11) deals with the annual ritual of spending money on the busiest shopping day of the year - Black Friday. The links to other episodes I've made about moments in married life follow the video below.   Question: What's your Black Friday philosophy - economic Nirvana or avoid it like the Black Plague? Dinner Debate: Wedded Blisster Series - Part 10 Pet … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Thoughts With Cleverbot

These conversations with Cleverbot  are some of my most popular posts. This is re-post from last Thanksgiving. Several months ago I discovered Cleverbot, which is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. While it’s a stretch to say that Cleverbot is actually intelligent, interacting with this particular "thinking" software can be mildly entertaining. Here’s the most recent … [Read more...]

The $5.37 “Caption This” Photo Contest: Vol. 14

It's another installment of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest  last week. The winner of last week's iteration was Melinda Todd with her geniusly pithy and funny caption below. Congratulations to the victor – who can message me at Facebook or on Twitter with an appropriate email address. That will allow me to send the incredibly confounding $5.37 … [Read more...]

The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest: Vol. 13

It's another installment of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest  last week. Regrettably, there were two laugh-out-loud standouts that I couldn't choose between. The deciding factor was when I saw the "Mayhem" Allstate Insurance commercial again this weekend which inspired Jamie Kocur's winning caption. Check out the "Mayhem" video HERE as a reminder and … [Read more...]

The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest: Vol. 12

Welcome to another edition of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest  two weeks ago. Once again the entries were over-the-top funny. But one entry stood out by "Bryan" with his genius, cultural-melding of Psy's Gangnam Style reference with Cinco de Mayo - check out his awesome caption below. Congratulations to the victor – who can message me at … [Read more...]

The $5.37 “Caption This” Contest: Vol. 11

Welcome to another edition of the lowest-cash-award-for-a-photo-caption-contest on the Internet, the $5.37 Caption This Contest! Thanks to everyone who entered the most recent iteration of the contest last week. Once again the entries were great - too great. I simply couldn't decide on my own. So I took each of the entries to our 8-year old daughter's Girl Scout troop meeting to let them pick - lucky they were working on their "Humor Merit Badge" that week. In a unanimous decision, … [Read more...]