While we were walking though the Portland, Oregon IKEA store self-service furniture section recently, we overheard a couple of small boys say, “Look at the big fan.” They pointed up at the ceiling. Naturally, we looked up as well.
The iPhone picture doesn’t quite do it justice. This fan is huge.
And it really is called “Big Ass Fan.” It’s nice when product manufacturers are willing to have a sense of humor. And it is refreshing when giant corporations pass that sense of humor on.
I went to visit the web site for one of my favorite bands (Judas Priest) tonight, and found that my favorite browser, Google’s Chrome, was a bit confused. It helpfully offered to translate the web site.
The only problem with the offer to help is that the web site isn’t actually in German.
My wife snapped this picture recently of an egg she had just cracked into the pan.
If you aren’t from a western culture, you might not understand what this symbolizes and why it’s humorous. It’s humorous because the egg is telling my wife that it is unhappy about just being cracked onto a several hundred degree grill for the purpose of becoming her breakfast. This Wikipedia article might help clarify the meaning of the gestrure that this egg resembles.
Behind the screen you hear the clatter of dice. The Dungeon Master begins to laugh. What do you do?