Friday, September 17, 2010

Egyptian Friday Funny

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This week we are taking a funny look at Egypt. This is part of a theme for Passy World for the next few weeks, as we travel around the Arab world for the first time ever.

Let's start off with some wonderful Egyptian Art:

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Here is a T-Shirt that no Egyptologist should be without:

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It is of course the mummies that are the most famous part of Egypt. But did you know that they also had a fabulous rock band?

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And now for some fabulous mummie jokes. These are so old, they are bound to get a laugh!

Q. Why do mummies tell no secrets?
A. Because they keep things under wraps.

Q. Do mummies enjoy being mummies?
A. Of corpse!

Q. Who is the best mummy wrapper in Egypt?
A. The Wizard of Gauze

Q. What do you call a mummy who eats cookies in bed?
A. A crummy mummy.

Q. What did the sign in the Egyptian funeral home say?
A. Satisfaction guaranteed or double your MUMMY back!

Q. How do mummies hide?
A. They wear masking tape.

Q. Why did the mummy call the doctor?
A. Because he was coffin.

Q. What is a mummy’s favorite music?
A. Ragtime.

Q. What did the mummy say when he got angry with the skeleton?
A. I've got a bone to pick with you.

Q. What do you get if you cross a mummy with a CD?
A. A wrap song.

Speaking of Wrap songs, here is a famous Egyptian rapper who you may or may not instantly recognise:

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Mummie Jokes - Part 2

Q. Who changed King Tut's diapers?
A. His mummy.

Q. What did the baby pyramid say to the other pyramid?
A. How's your mummy?

Q. Why couldn't the mummy answer the phone?
A. She was all tied up!

Q. What did King Tut say when he got scared?
A. I want my mummy!

Q. What is the name of the Mummy’s rock group?
A. The Wrappers.

Q. Where do mummies go for a swim?
A. To the dead sea!

Q. Why was the mummy so tense?
A. Because he was very wound up.

Q. What is the most important day in Egypt?
A. Mummy's Day.

Q. Why don’t mummies take vacations?
A. They are too afraid they will relax and start unwinding.

Q. What kind of girl does a mummy take on a date?
A. Any old girl he can dig up!

Q. Why did the mummy leave his tomb after 1000 years?
A. Because he finally thought he was old enough to leave home!

Q. Why were ancient Egyptian children very confused?
A. Because their daddies were mummies!

Q. Why do mummies make excellent spies?
A. They are good at keeping things under wraps.

Q. What do you get if you cross an Egyptian mummy with a car mechanic?
A. A Toot and Car Man.

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This will be the last Friday Funny for a few weeks. We are wrapping things up for our big overseas holiday, but we will be back in October.

Big Passy Wasabi

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Big Egypt Trip

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Here at Passy World we will be closing down for the next three weeks to do a massive trip around Egypt and the Arab world.

Of particular interest will be the mathematical precision of the pyramids, as well as hyroglyphics, and other ancient Egyptian mysteries.

Basically we will be following a travel path along the Nile as shown in the map below.

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Our main stops will be at Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Sights to be seen along the way will be the Great Pyramid, the Valley of the Kings, a river cruise down the majestic Nile, and a host of other sight seeing at towns and markets along the way.

We are particularly looking forward to seeing these big guys at the famous
Abu Simble Temple:

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There are many other great sites that we hope to explore in the ancient world, especially anything to do with the reign of Ramses.

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We are also very keen to see as much Egyptian Art as possible.

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It will also be interesting to fnd out the proper historical interpretations of these magnificent artworks.

Apparently the picture below is NOT of a husband desperately seeking permission from the wife to go along on a wild weekend with his buddies. (A full weekend of non-stop action, including some wild eagle flying after slamming down far too many jager and goat's milk shots!).

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While we are away until mid October, there will probably be no website blog updates. You good people might just have to get by playing a few games of "Bricks of Egypt", to while away the time until we return.

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Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, September 10, 2010

Star Wars Friday Funny

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This week we are going back to take a funny look at some of the best movies of all time: the magnificent Star Wars Trilogy.

There is bound to be plenty of laughs when we cross over to the dark side, and let rip with some great send ups of these classics.

Let's start with this character called "Chad Vader". There are lots of Chad Vader episodes on YouTube, but this is one of our very favorite ones.

There is a brilliant old Mel Brooks movie that is a great send up of "Star Wars". It is caled "Spaceballs" and here is a typical scene from that movie.

Top Ten Reasons Annakin Joined the Dark Side

1. Wanted cool voice like James Earl Jones.

2. Owed money to Jabba the Hutt, and could refinance debt through the Empire.

3. Wanted to use the Force to prop up Chrysler stock.

4. Charmed by Emporer Palpatine's seductive after-shave

5. Misunderstood name, thought the "Dirk Side" was fan club for pretty-boy actor Dirk Benedict.

6. Kicked in head by bantha.

7. To impress the babes.

8. To escape cruel taunting over his dorky name.

9. Sick and tired of mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi reciting lines from "Bridge over the River Kwai".

10. Generous Dark Lords of the Sith pension plan.


Some of the dark lords have not faired so well however, and they are now forced to beg with the homeless as their only means of survival.

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Then there is the problem of what does a dark lord do for alternative sources of employment once his movie contract is up? Here is a hilarious look at the endless job possibilities for Darth Sidious in the new millenium.

If you are wondering what old storm troopers do on their day off in a big city; then like other old dudes, they head to the park and feed the pigeons.

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Why the Chicken Crossed the Road ?

VADER: Because it could not resist the power of the Dark Side.

YODA: Crossing the road makes not a chicken great.

LUKE: Crossing the road is one thing, this is.... totally different.

LUKE: I want to follow the ways of the chicken and cross the road like my father.

LEIA: I don't know... but I have a bad feeling about this.

HAN: Hurry up, colonel sanders, or you're gonna be a permanent resident!

THREEPIO: I am fluent in over six million ways of crossing the road.

R2D2: beep beep be bop.

CHEWIE: Gwrrroooooaaaarrrrrrlllllll!

BEN: Cross the road, chicken. Let go, chicken. Chicken - trust me.

BOBA FETT: What if the chicken doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me!

WEDGE: My scope shows the other side but it looks really far, are you sure you can cross it?

JERJERROD: The chicken is crossing the road? We shall double our efforts.

BIB: Die chicken wanga?

BIGGS: At that speed, will you be able to cross in time?

TARKIN: The regional governors now have direct control over their chickens. Fear will keep those chickens in line... fear of getting hit by a car!

UNCLE OWEN: I told you to forget it. You're only concern is to cross that road.

AUNT BERU: He can't stay here forever. Most of his friends have already crossed. It means so much to him.

JABBA: Bo shuda chicken!

ADMIRAL ACKBAR: All chickens - prepare to cross the road on my mark

LANDO: Why you slimy, no good, double-crossing chicken!! You got a lot of guts crossing that road, after what you pulled!

EMPEROR: Young fool. Only now, after getting hit by a car do you understand.


What do you think Darth Vader really does in his spare time?
We suggest you take a good look at the cartoon below to find out the answer to this very deep sensitive question.

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Vader's other big passtime is undertaking self improvement courses, afterall a dark lord does need to be performing at his best.

You Know You are a Star Wars Geek When.......

You pass out while trying to move a pencil across the desk with the Force.

You get into a fight, and you automatically find yourself reaching for a lightsaber...

With a blue-tinted plastic tube, a flashlight, two hours of a saturday night, and 4 rolls of blue electrical tape, you finally complete your own working "Light-saber"

You get jealous of Luke because his light saber is double the size of yours

You think you are the life of the party because you imitate Yoda's voice and have him say things a Jedi master wouldn't say.

Whenever you get in trouble, you mutter "I have a bad feeling about this."

You start to see visions of Ben Kenobi telling you to go to bed.

You can't resist to hum when you turn on a flashlight

You buy 2 copies of the trilogy just so you could have the full Darth Vader Helmet.

You finally figure out that ANH rearanged is Han

You have a tan line from your Darth Vader helment.

At the airport, when the clerk asks you if anyone else has handled your bag you say,"No, it's just me, the boy, two droids...and no questions asked.

You get stuck doing 'yoga' classes because of a misprint on the advertisement.


And to finish off, here is a silly video about a guy making his own light sabre.

So enjoy the weekend, and let's hope we don't find ourselves being drawn to the dark side any time soon.

Big Passy Wasabi

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creating Your Own Avatars

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Today we have had a bit of fun making some Avatars on our computer. It seems the tow most popular creators out there are the Simpsons and South Park generators, and so these are the two main ones we have reviewed here.

Let's first take a look at the Simpsons online Avatar Creator, that can be accessed here:

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The Simpsons creator takes you through individual selections for body shape, hair, eyes, nose, clothes, etc until we have a completed Simpsons styled character.

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Then we can save, email to friend, or download our Avatar as either an Icon or a JPG file.

We had trouble the first time saving it as a Download, because pop ups were blocked, but then when we allowed pop ups, it erased our work and took us back to the start of design process.

So after we had set Internet explorer to always allow pop ups from the site, we remade our Avatar, and this time when we used the download as JPEG option it generated and then saved to our hard drive okay.

You need to be patient on this step because it may take a few minutes to generate. A 612x692 image was saved to our PC okay.

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There is also a South Park avatars creator that can be used to make your own characters as well.

The South Park Avatar Creator can be accessed by clicking the following link:

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To get started click on "New Character" at the bottom of the screen and first pic the type of character (Male, Female, Child, etc).

The remaining steps are just like the Simpsons where we work our way through eyes, noses, hair choices, clothes, and accessories.

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When we are finished we cannot save our Avatar, but we can print it out.

If we have Adobe PDF we can print it out and obtain an image with a white background, that we could then screenprint and take into Adobe Fireworks or Photoshop to save permanently.

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However, if we click "Finish" rather than "Print", we can add a background image to our Avatar.

But if we now print out this picture, the background does not come out int he printout. So we would have to printscreen key the picture, and then paste it into an image editor and crop it, and then save it.

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Here is a creator where we can create our own Avatar for forums, from a photo that we have on our PC.

But all this site does is resize our photo to less than 200x200 pixels, so that we can use it as our image on an Internet forum. It does not actually let us build and create unique Avatars.
However, this site could be handy if we want to reduce our Simpsons Avatar down in size to use as our Facebook image for example.

Finally, the following site is a neat little Flash game, where you can build your own Avatar, and then email** it to yourself or your friends.
** We could not actually get the email option to work on our PC, and saved our Avatar by doing a printscreen.

If you would lik3 to try out this online Avatar maker, then click on this link:

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So that's the Passy World info on making your own Avatars. Why not make your own Simpsons character, or any other Avatar, and email it to us at the contact address down the right hand side of this blog page.

Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Very Wet Friday Funny

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This week we are getting soaked in laughter. Fun that has to do with water is our treat for this week.

Let's get started with a great little three minute compilation from YouTube:

As you can see, a lot of accidents and funny things happen when people are around water.

This is especially true for the gentle relaxing pass time of water skiing. That is unless you want to do water skiing on steroids!

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Here are some skiing highlights from YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Wet and Wild Jokes - Part 1

Q. What did the sink say to the water faucet?
A. You're a real drip.

Q. Chief Running Water had two sons. What were their names?
A. Hot and Cold.

Q. Is it dangerous to swim on a full stomach?
A. Yes. It's much better to swim in water.

Q. When does a boat show affection ?
A. When it hugs the shore.

Q. What gets wetter the more it dries?
A. A Towel !

Q. Why do sharks only swim in salt water ?
A. Because pepper water makes them sneeze!

Q. If you drop a yellow hat in the Red Sea, what does it become?
A. Wet !

Q. If a fire hydrant has H2O inside, what does it have on the outside?
A. K9P

Here is a classic Mr Bean adventure at the local swimming pool.

There are some real donkeys driving boats around on the water these days:

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No small wonder there are so many boating accidents.

Here is an interesting boating finale unfolding before our very eyes:

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I don't think cats really like getting wet. Probably because it makes them have such a bad hair day !

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Wet and Wild Jokes - Part 2

A father sends his son to bed. Five minutes later, the boy screams, "Dad! Can you get me a glass of water?"

The dad says, "No. You had your chance."

A minute later the boy screams, "Dad! Please get me a glass of water?"

The dad says, "No. You had your chance. Next time you ask, I'll come up there and spank you."

"Dad! When you come up to spank me, can you bring me a glass or water?

Boats are not the only dangerous things at the beach that we need to be careful with. The beach can be a pretty dangerous place, so we need to be careful.

So look out for all the things that are wet and dangerous, because you never know when it might bucket down on you next!

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So hope the weather doesn't put a dampner on your weekend.

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Big Passy Wasabi