Long Phallus Dropped from Short List

Freudian Art Rejected in Russia

I happened upon this article in the Oddly Enough section of Reuters on my Reuters Newspro iPad App some time ago. Unfortuantely, the hilarious picture that was included in the iPad app is missing from the archived article. So, allow me to describe it!

It was a penis painted on one half of the draw bridge such that it became “erected” whenever the drawbridge lifted. This is the only picture I could find from this article after doing a Google image search.


Without a doubt, it took a lot of balls to erect this work of art. Those underground Russian graffiti artists deserve a lot of praise.

There is more about this “phenomenon” here.

Angry Birds

This episode is far more entertaining than the game, frankly. On one of my recent daily walks at work, I encountered this scene which I captured faithfully with the iPhone 4.

This bird was itching for a fight, for sure! He was battling his image for hours, it seemed.

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The Visa Black Card: A Real Proposition After All

I always had much loftier goals for this blog, but it is difficult to resist talking about a ridiculous trend that seems to be growing.

I may have been among the vanguard of credit card holders possessed with a stellar credit rating who received invitations to receive the Visa Black Card. I wrote about it, thinking that it must have been a joke. But, today I encountered an advertisement for  the Black Card at Camerapedia, and I followed the link to the official Visa Black Card web site to discover that the Black Card seems, indeed, to be a very serious product that is being propagated with the most tasteless, basest marketing. The “TV Commercial” streamed on the site is nothing short of dreadful.

In as much, my earlier conclusion that this is a card for people with more dollars than neurons may have been correct after all. Who knows? Maybe without the Visa Black Card, people in this category would never even be able to identify each other.