Meet Marcus!

This is Marcus. He likes his noms to be fresh, his belly rubbed, and he utterly hates curtains. He’s smart and very witty – in fact he puts his owners into more trouble than he goes into.

Thankfully I’m not the owner. But since most people like kittehs and we all want to awwwwwwwww every once in a while, here are a couple of awwwwwwwwww-inducing photos.

Yes he looks like a muscular Mafia member. What do you expect – his owners are Russian LOL!

First Print

Yesterday I have received the first print of something I have photographed, and it really made my day! Although I have taken a lot of photos I haven’t printed any.

I am not gonna give the motivation as to why I had this printed (other than it is a gift) because I worry the person would be reading this and I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise. Anyway, when I went to the Kodak shop and saw it, I was deeply touched. There I was standing in this Kodak shop and I was holding my work. It is like when you finally print your thesis paper or something.

Holding it really made me proud of myself. I was truly happy then, and it gave me a lot of motivation and will to print more of my stuff to hang around the house (imagine I don’t have photos hanging on the walls!). I even went the whole nine yards to get the photo framed – I left work early and had to hop-shop a lot of places before finally landing in IKEA where I found the perfect frame for it.

Seeing myself put my whole soul into this gave me the uplift I needed to move on.

Oddball of a World vol.3

Good Monday!

Who hates Mondays? We all do. Actually Sundays in this part of the world. But in any case, here is some absurd news that made headlines to cheer you up.

The Gods Have Accepted Your Sacrifice

So you own an airline company and one of your planes has always been jinxed, troubled beyond trouble and might get into the Wikipedia as one of those (if not the most) malfunctional pieces of equipment ever created by man. Yet you’d lose business if it doesn’t fly, and if it does fly you’d lose people. And you don’t have the money to fix it. What a pickle! So what do you do? Simple: Sacrifice two goats to please the sky gods and everything will be fine. Although you might be laughing now, it actually worked. Talk about supernatural powers of goats!

So We Fixed the Plane, Why the DELAY?

Assuming you have a proper plane, you get another problem on your hands: The passengers. No no, not those who arrive last minute, but the ones who want to shuffle seats. I mean, everyone does that, right? Well it appears that the person in question had too many relative females who are seated next to unknown men. Gee, and I thought on a plane everyone knew the other! Three hours later the guy and his infinite number of female relatives got off the plane and all the other passengers missed their connecting flights.

Hello? Paris?

To many people this is a curse, but to one particular person it was amusing. They inherited Paris Hilton’s number. Swell.

What People Do To Avoid Paying Tax

So tax is a big thing apparantly. Here in the Middle East we don’t worry about such things of course, since everything is overpriced by default anyway. However this Japanese woman thought of a brilliant idea: Use your relative’s names so that the government thinks your income is negligible and avoid tax. Thankfully her fine was only a margin of what she made out of her 60-year plot, which is amusing in and of itself.

What People Do To Avoid Paying Retail

It is a simple thing, really, when you don’t want to pay for an item. You just shoplift it, right? Experienced shoplifters (read: Brits) can live for years without any sort of income but live a high-end life with LCD HDTVs, a full supply of groceries and probably even borrowed children. What these shoplifter should teach the new generation is that, when you steal, please don’t go back to the store and ask for an exchange.

I Am Bored. Let’s Save A Shark!

You’re a bored lifeguard. You hear a commotion. Certainly, there must be a problem. Someone drowning. You run to the location and you see people frantically trying to escape a shark. What do you do? Save the shark!

Oddball of a World vol.2

In this edition of Oddball of a World, I present you with the most ridiculous things on earth that occur in the animal kingdom. And you thought the stuff you see on YouTube is odd!

Remember, the titles are clickable links.

And Now You Can Bottlenose Your Bride

Who doesn’t love dolphins? They’re cute, cuddly playful mammals who have only two things on their mind: Play and Sex. They’re probably the only other animal that has sex just for the fun of it. Now who wouldn’t say no to such an offer? Apparently, a British spinster named Sharon Tendler decided that, at age 41, her only chance of cuddling is with a Dolphin oddly named Cindy. Complete with a ceremony, Cindy and Sharon Tendler got married and are now happily thrashing in the waterpark.

Don’t Approach Lest I Explode!

Animals have self-defense mechanisms. The hedghog, for instance, expands into a spiked ball whenever there is nearby danger. Cockroaches were probably pretty insects that have become terribly hideous and slimey to avoid being eaten. So what does a toad do? Well… crows like to eat toad liver… so the toads probably thought it best to threaten the crows by exploding. A 1000 exploded toads later and they realized they’re giving the crows free happy meals. Now if this were in the States, they’d call the toads Muslims.

A Fainting WHAT Now?

Goats. Yes. Fainting Goats is actually a breed of goats that faint when startled. The animal is usually housed as a pet, and not used for dairy (but it may eventually be eaten). Given its niche, one is likely to believe that exposure of the goat to scary movies at homes, like The Ring, may have genetically altered the goat to faint when startled. Now how about we put the goats in the cinema.

Healthy, Alive, and Headless

Executioners may have a new adversary: The Chicken. Mike, specifically. Probably the only recorded animal to have survived beheading, this little headless fellow remained alive for a full year and a half. Then, in all irony like all heroes before him, he choked on his own mucucs.

An Emperor Penguin Indeed

Although not of the Emperor Penguin species, this penguin is the only living animal to be so revered that it actually became an army officer. Putting new meaning to “March of the Penguins”, I can only assume what a military that is led by a penguin officer is capable of doing.

The Unlikely Couple

You are an orphaned hippo, tragically recovering from a tsunami. What do you do? Befriend a 130 year old tortoise. They’re best of friends now, and are a living example at how animals are intelligent enough to be able to form their own method of inter-species communication. They’re having fun more than any human to date.

En Guarde!

Imagine a universe where there are no females. Yes, only males. So how do you mate? Well, the answer is simple. Each of you pulls out his penis, and you fence (as in penis-fight), and the loser gets inseminated. Pretty interesting huh? A novel idea only presented to you by flatworms.

Party of the Millenium

Trance, techno, R&B and music in general is all nonsense to weasels. All it takes for them to dance is achieve anything. Called the War Dance, weasels dance together whenever they accomplish anything in their lives. Talk about a happy bunch of party animals!