August 12, 2004

Humor me, dammit!

I'm a fan of what I like to call "time-delay humor." Basically, I do something trivial that only I would find funny, hoping it goes unnoticed for a while. Then, when someone finally notices days later, I get a good laugh, usually because I've forgotten it by then. It's like telling myself a joke, just without .

The problem is that there's only a payoff if someone notices. I can't call attention to the "joke" (that's a stretch), since that ruins it. I just have to wait.

Eight months ago I changed my computer background to this:

Looks familiar, right? It's the default background to Windows XP. It's called "bliss," presumably because it's such a serene scene. So I thought it would be freakin' hysterical to add this (click for full effect):

Oh, man -- Godzilla on a rampage in the background of the "bliss" wallpaper. My sides hurt just thinking about it!

But it's been eight months now, and NO ONE HAS NOTICED. It's up there all this time. Co-workers walk by, stop by, sit and talk, but still no one sees it.

I guess those nine minutes of Photoshop magic were just wasted.

Posted by Kevin at August 12, 2004 03:57 PM

That's way too small to notice and I usually see your monitor flipping between the 6 or 7 screensaver images that you have. If you put this image up as one of those screensaver images then I may have noticed.

Now, you should find someone who has that "bliss" wallpaper and swap in your photoshopped version.

Posted by: CDog at August 12, 2004 05:11 PM

I sgree. That's way to small to be noticed. I just thought you threw in a weirdly shaped mountain.

Posted by: Brian Kelly at August 13, 2004 07:54 AM

I think you should name the file Blisszilla.jpg

Posted by: CDog at August 13, 2004 02:01 PM
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