Backtalk 8/06/09

July 30, 2009
Can you cry underwater?

Hmmm, I wonder . . .
Can you cry underwater?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to “put your two cents in,” but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”? Where’s that extra penny going to?

Once you’re in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up about every 2 hr?

Why are you “in” a movie, but you’re “on TV?”

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you undressed anyway.

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They’re both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme stuff, why didn’t he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune? Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

You’ve been punk’d
“Welcome to The Hotelicopter – the world’s first flying hotel. For a truly unique and memorable travel experience, the Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously appointed rooms. Each soundproofed room has a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless Internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available 1 hr after liftoff and prior to landing. The Hotelicopter’s crew and staff make your security and safety their number one priority. Our vehicle meets or exceeds all safety, operating, and maintenance requirements outlined by the FAA in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) relating to transport category rotorcraft. The Hotelicopter is due to fly its maiden journey this summer. Interested in learning more? Become our fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive our complete welcome kit and to be notified when our reservation system becomes open to the public.”

What you’ve just read was said to be a hoax circulating the Internet. It’s actually a hotel search engine. The creative minds behind this site wanted to change their name and brand from VibeAgent, as they felt it did not accurately represent their new positioning as a hotel search engine. The team wanted a brand that related to hotels; was fun and social; memorable; and rank higher in search-engine results for the word “hotel.” After much brainstorming, hotelicopter took flight.“

“The Anatomy of a Successful Viral Marketing Campaign” is the story behind the new launch, which cost its creator’s $3,000, and punk’d the Internet for fame and profit. You can check it out at

The economy is so bad . . .
. . . CEO’s are now playing miniature golf.

. . . Hot wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

. . . McDonald’s is selling the ¼ ouncer.

. . . Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

. . . A truckload of Americans got caught sneaking into Mexico.

. . .The most highly paid job is now jury duty. . . . Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting. . . . Motel Six won’t leave the light on. . . . The Mafia is laying off judges And finally... . . . Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. Hey, great! ... the guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by people who made $750 billion disappear.

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