Saturday, 30 April 2016

Star Wars Jokes (Part 2)

Darth Tater

Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader take the spotlight.


This Wednesday is officially Star Wars Day (May 4th), so in honour of a galaxy far far away, this week the Charles Darth Fudgemuffin blog features a round-up of Star Wars jokes...

1) What Did Darth Vader say when the music shop didn't have his favourite George Michael CD in stock?
"I find your lack of 'Faith' disturbing."

2) Why is Yoda rubbish at telling jokes?
Says the punch line first, he does.

3) Why was Luke Skywalker a bad doctor?
The boy had no patients.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Book Reviews (Part 14)

Non-Fiction, Comedy, Action and Sci-Fi


It's time for another round-up of book reviews and this week I take a look at books from the genres of non-fiction, comedy, action and sci-fi.


A Brief History Of Time by Steohen Hawking

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking - 4.4 / 5.0


I found some parts of A Brief History Of Time fascinating, but on occasions there were a few sections that were a little less interesting.  The enjoyable chapters were the sections where you could quickly read through it and the science was all fairly straight forward and easy to take in, but there were also other more complicated chapters involving less conventional scenarios (in terms of everyday life), and this was when you had to concentrate a bit more and it felt more like doing homework.  To be fair though, I suppose you can't really blame the author for the rules of science!  Given the subject matter Stephen Hawking has done an accomplished job of making such an educational subject as interesting as possible.


Saturday, 16 April 2016

Funny Things Kids Say (Part 2)

Compliments, giraffes, and inappropriate honesty...


More amusing comments by kids to bring
a smile to a green teddy bear's face.
Here are a few more funny kids' comments from facebook, twitter, and real life with credit/links to the original tweeters (just for the ones from twitter, not for the ones from real life).  Once again, the names have been changed to protect the 'innocent'.

1) Truthful youth or youthful truth?


An adult would probably get criticised for making this first comment, but a 5 year old kid can get away with it...

"Daughter: 'Boys are dumber than girls. Everyone knows it!'
Parent: 'That's sexist.'
Daughter: 'Does sexist mean true?'"
@XplodingUnicorn

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Most Popular Dog Names

The most popular dog name is Bella, which is also
the name of one of my parents' dogs (pictured above).
Bella by name and Bella by nature.

Goodbye to Fido, Rover and... Sigmund?


If you're a pet lover from the US then this coming Monday you get to celebrate National Pet Day!  Or if you're from the UK then you get a full month to celebrate pets, as the entire month of April is National Pet Month!

UK pet lovers even get a couple of bonus days in May, as rather greedily, National Pet Month runs from 1st April to 2nd May!

On the theme of pets, MoneySuperMarket recently compiled a chart of the most popular dog names in the UK based on over 165,000 names submitted for pet insurance quotes, and the results were as follows...

Saturday, 2 April 2016

April Fools Day Pranks (2016 Edition)

A selection of spoofs and tricks from April Fools' Day...


As usual, with yesterday being April Fools' Day, the internet was full of fake stories.  Here are just a few of them...

1) Japanese keyboards


Kids born in English speaking countries are lucky that we only have 26 letters to learn.  However, in Japan there are about 50,000 kanji characters, and between 2,000 to 3,000 of these are in common use!  So as you can imagine learning to type in Japanese must be quite a task, as you can see by this Japanese keyboard...

Saturday, 26 March 2016

10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 6)

Bruce Wayne's alter ego, junk food, and Antipodean chauffeured penguins


It's that time of year once again when I take a look at a selection of Easter eggs and hidden features found on various websites around the internet...

1) Hidden Dinosaur Game in Google Chrome


Google have included a hidden Dinosaur game in Google Chrome.
Google have definitely got a sense of fun because they've created a lot of hidden internet Easter eggs over the years.  It should come as little surprise then to learn that they've also included a hidden Easter egg in Google Chrome.

If you attempt to access a webpage while offline you'll receive the message, "Google Chrome can't display the webpage because your computer isn't connected to the internet," and this message will be accompanied by a stick figure dinosaur.  If you then press 'space' a game will commence where you control the dinosaur and have to jump over cacti and other obstacles to aim for the hightest score possible.

If you use Google Chrome then give it a try, but read the rest of this blog post first, as you need to be offline for the game to work!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Smiley Faces In Things

"A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear."


One word which I recently discovered and which I really like is the word 'pareidolia'.  It sounds like some weird medical condition, but in actual fact pareidolia is simply the phenomenon of seeing faces (or other items) in everyday objects and patterns.  I've decided to make pareidolia the theme for this week's blog post, and as tomorrow is International Day Of Happiness I thought it would be appropriate to combine the two and feature a selection of happy smiley faces found in everyday objects!

1) Smiley face beer!


First up is a smiley face which randomly appeared in the froth on a pint of lager.  Appropriately enough, the smiley face actually even looks a little bit tipsy, or perhaps that's just pareidolia playing tricks with my brain.

Smiley face beer.

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.