As, if you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably seen from my numerous twitters and plugs today, I am the proud new owner of Punsterical.com. I registered the domain today, and put up a tumblelog, customized it, and got it ready for posting all within a couple hours time.
So, what is Punsterical? It’s a simple, single-serving, daily pun site, whose sole purpose is to make your day. We make ‘em up, we accept your submissions, and post one a day. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here or check out the site itself daily.
It all started with my domain hunting — as I was looking randomly just out of curiosity, I noticed badpuns.org had just expired. As I was about to register it, I remember my credit card was just in the process of being unbarred again, so decided to wait for a couple days. As I waited, I told the idea to a friend and that I planned to start “some kind of a pun site.” The idea seemed interesting to him, and to some others I told the idea to, but the name didn’t really suit it.
So after some name-storming (ouch! This pun stuff is starting to get to me!), and going through names like “BatsPunny.com” and “PunaDay.com”, we had Punsterical.com.
Now comes the hard part: come up with one pun, every day, for the rest of its existence. The easy part? It doesn’t have to be a good one — we pitch it as a site for bad puns, and bad puns only. Don’t accept it to be hysterical here, folks. After all, it is Punsterical!
OMG. OMG. OMG. I just got this e-mail. I don’t know what to say. I’m speechless. If this isn’t a joke, I might as well jump off a cliff and let this guy run Rev2 forever.
Hi Sid, wrote this about a new search site called Google. Took me all day. Hope you enjoy.
Google – The New Search King?
With the myriad of search engines out there these days, picking the best was always going to be a tough job for even the most experienced of web gurus. A tough job – Until I came across Google while randomly googling “search engines.” From the start, Google stood head and shoulders above the rest. It bore little resemblance to the cluttered homepages of Yahoo! and MSN Search, with only a logo and a text box adorning the main page. It would seem that while other sites such as Yahoo! want users to spend as much time as possible on their homepages, Google wants uses to spend as little. How exactly does Google profit from this then? Read on…
After your have entered your query and pressed search, your results are listed with the one Google deems most relevant first. It decides this based on a complex algorithm developed by it’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page while at Stanford University. Down the right side of the page, you will notice that a dolphin is making its way across from the local sunflower field. These sunflowers have been specially created for Google so that when directly exposed to sunlight they produce valuable metals. Hence Google’s motto, “Money doesn’t go on trees, but it does grow on sunflowers.”
Tapdancing is also a key element of Google’s plans for world domination. Energy created by the collision between the sole of the shoe and the floor is harvested by The Carpet People (as seen in numerous Terry Pratchet books) and then transferred to Google Headquarters via tesla beams. The energy is then used as a power source for “The Mega Ultra Hyper Laser” being developed by Al Gore. It is believed that that the internet meme “Immah fireiing teh laserr!!!11!!” has its origins within Google.
To conclude, Google is definitely a well rounded and efficient search engine, one that is sure to be a big name in the future. Invest in this one people…