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