Saturday, November 27, 2010

Medievil Madness at Timeline Fair

Big Passy at Medievil Fair

Sometimes it is just great to just get away from technology for a while. And during this break time, why not have a peek back into the olden days. Here at Passy World that is exactly what we did last weekend at the Renaissance Timeline Fair in Berwick Australia.

Here is a link to their website: http://www.timelinefair.org.au/

The Archery and Jousting demonstrations were definitely our favorite part of the day. My friend Athena and I both took lots of photos, and Athena's photos of the jousting were particularly good.

The following Wondershare slideshow contains a selection of our photos.

(Note that it is quite a big slideshow and may take a while to load in).



If you would like to see the above slideshow full size, then click on this link: http://www.passyworld.com/passyHTMLs/MedievilShow.html

Ipad users need to click the following link to watch the slideshow:

http://www.passyworld.com/passyMP4s/MedievilFair545x405.mp4


If you want to know more about how to make Wondershare slideshows using their great Flash application, then click the link below:
http://www.wondershare.com/ and then under Products and Digital Photo Tools locate "Flash Gallery Factory Deluxe". (We have been using this particular product for a while here at Passy World and highly recommend it).

Finally here is some great video footage by Edward Pearse of the Jousting and Armored combat from the Renaissance Timeline Fair.



Well that's enough horsing around from us for a while.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cross Friday Funny

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The theme for this week's Friday Funny is anything to do with the word "cross" and it's derivitaves. For example, what you get when you cross a Lion with a Zebra.

Here is a fine selection of crossing with each other jokes.

What Do You Get If You Cross.......

What do you get if you cross a sheep and a space ship ?
Apollo neck woolly jumpers !

What do you get if you cross a pig with a naked person ?
Streaky bacon !

What do you get if you cross a box of matches and a giant ?
The big match !

What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a skyscraper ?
A high jumper!

What do you get if you cross a road with a safari park ?
Double yellow lions !

What do you get if you cross an artist with a policeman ?
A brush with the law !

What do you get if you cross an overweight golfer and a pair of very tight trousers ?
A hole in one !

What do you get if you cross a plumber with a field of cow pats ?
The poohed piper !

What do you get if you cross an elephant and a bottle of whisky ?
Trunk and disorderly !

What do you get if you cross a flock of sheep and a radiator ?
Central bleating !

What do you get if you cross a skunk and a pair of tennis rackets ?
Ping pong !

What do you get if you cross a bear with a freezer ?
A teddy brrrrr !

What do you get if you cross a computer with a vampire ?
Something new fangled !

What do you get if you cross a tin opener, a vampire and a cricket team ?
An opening bat !

What do you get if you cross a cow with a grass cutter ?
A lawn mooer !

What do you get if you cross a pair of dogs with a hairdresser ?
A shampoodle and setter !

What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a dog ?
Tyrannnosaurus Rex!

What do you get if you cross a football team with a bunch of crazy jokers ?
Mad jester United !

What do you get if you cross a large computer and a beefburger ?
A big mac !

What do you get if you cross an overheating large computer with a beerburger ?
A big mac and fries !

What do you get if you cross a hat factory and a field of cows ?
A pat on the head !

What do you get if you cross a detective with a cat ?
A peeping Tom !

What do you get if you cross a pig and a part in a film ?
A ham roll !

What do you get if you cross a toadstool and a full suitcase ?
Not mushroom for your holiday clothes !

What do you get if you cross a computer with a potatoe ?
Micro chips !

What do you get if you cross a cow with a crystal ball ?
A message from the udder side !

What do you get if you cross a chicken and an electricity socket ?
A battery hen !

And of course, what do you get when you cross a Zebra with a Motor Cycle:

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Or maybe this is a better punchline picture for a zebra-motorbike joke:

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And I guess you've all heard the one about why the Zebra crossed the road?

- To see some white stripes.

The Zebra would certainly have been sure to cross the road at a Zebra Crossing.

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Here is Part 1 of our personal "Cross the Road" favorites.

Cross the Road Jokes - Part 1

Why did the one-handed gorilla cross the road?
To get to the secondhand shop.

Why did the frogs cross the road?
To get a croak-a-cola.

Why did the rabbit cross the road?
To get to the hopping mall.

Why did the wasp cross the road?
It needed to go to the waspital.

Why did the hen go halfway across the road and stop?
She wanted to lay it on the line.

Why did the sheep cross the road?
He needed to go to the baa baa shop.

Why did the otter cross the road?
To get to the otter side.

Where do animals go when they lose their tails?
They go across the road to the retail shop.

Why did the chicken cross the muddy road and not come back?
Because he didn't want to be a dirty double-crosser.

Why did the sick rabbits cross the road?
They needed to the hopital.

Why do skunks argue when crossing the road?
Cause they like to raise a stink.

Did you hear the story about the peacock who crossed the road?
It is really a colorful tail.....

Why did the turtle cross the road?
To get to the shell station.

Time for a Visual: Why did the Sheep cross the Road?



We are sure you want more, and here they are!


Cross the Road Jokes - Part 2

Why did the cow cross the road?
To get to the udder side!

Why did the nose cross the road?
Because it kept getting picked on!!

Why did the duck cross the road?
To prove he wasn't chicken!

Why didn't the skeleton cross the road???
Because it had no guts!!

Why did the rubber chicken cross the road?
She wanted to stretch her legs!

Why did the redneck cross the road?
He wanted to sleep in the ditch on the other side.

Why did the cows cross the road?
To go to the moooooo-vies!

Why did the rooster cross the road?
To cockadoodle dooo something.

Why did the chicken cross the basketball court ?
He heard the referee calling fowls.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To prove to the possum it could actually be done!

Why did the chicken lawyer cross the road?
To get to the car accident on the other side.

Why did chicken Jim Morrison cross the road?
To break on through to the other side.

Why did the fish cross the road?
To get to its school.

Why did the horse cross the road?
To reach its Nay-borhood.

Why did the dog cross the road?
To get to the barking lot

Why did the chicken stop crossing the road?
It got tired of everyone making so many jokes!

Jokes Source: http://www.boyscouttrail.com

Now if you are a bit cross about not having a normal full of videos Friday Funny this week, then let's hope you are not as cross as this young man. (He is a definite worry!)



Hmmm... think I might ease up a bit on the computer war games this weekend.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, November 19, 2010

Tommy Cooper Friday Funny

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Tommy Cooper was a British comedian with a darn good sense of humor. This week we salute the work of this marvelous man.

Tommy started off his performing life as a Magician. However he quickly found that if he messed up the magic tricks, then people would laugh and enjoy his act more than if the tricks went okay. He thus set about becoming the "idiot magician". His shows were always exciting and unpreditable, and this built him up an immense following, and made him very famous.

Here is an amazing video of his famous "Bottle and the Glass" trick.



Now for another video that shows the typical magician comedian at work.



Tommy also did stand up comedy. Here is a collection of some of his best one liners.

1. Two blondes walk into a building..........you'd think at least one of them would have seen it.

2. Phone answering machine message - '...If you want to buy marijuana, press the hash key...'

3. A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, 'Well, I can clearly see you're nuts.'

4. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

5. I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said,
'No, the steaks are too high.'

6. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.

7 . A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!'
The doctor replied, 'I know you can't, I've cut your arms off'.

8. I went to a seafood disco last week and pulled a muscle.

9. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly.. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it.

10. Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.

11. Man goes to the doctor, with a strawberry growing out of his head.
Doc says 'I'll give you some cream to put on it.'

12. 'Doc I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home'
'That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome. '
'Is it common?'
'It's not unusual.'

13. A man takes his Rotteweiller to the vet. 'My dog is cross-eyed, is there anything you can do for him?'
'Well,' said the vet, 'let's have a look at him'
So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes, then he checks his teeth. Finally, he says, ‘I’m going to have to put him down.' 'What? Because he's cross-eyed?'
'No, because he's really heavy'

14. Guy goes into the doctor’s. 'Doc, I've got a cricket ball stuck up my bottom.'
'How's that?'
'Don't you start.'

15. Two elephants walk off a cliff...boom, boom!

16. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

17.. So I was getting into my car, and this bloke says to me 'Can you give me a lift?'
I said 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it..'

18. Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. There are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mum or my Dad, or my older brother Colin, or my younger brother Ho-Cha-Chu. But I think it’s Colin.

19. Two fat blokes in a pub, one says to the other ‘Your round.' The other one says 'So are you, you fat bastard!'

20. Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, and the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.

21. ‘You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.'

22. A man walked into the doctors, he said, 'I've hurt my arm in several places'
The doctor said, ‘Well don't go there anymore’

23.. Ireland ’s worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small two-seater Cessna plane crashed into a cemetery. Irish search and rescue workers have recovered 2826 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the night.

Source: An email a friend sent me.

Here are two crazy Tommy Cooper sketches in the one video, involving hats.



And one more video showcasing Tommy's bent talents, where he plays two characters at the same time in a story telling session.



Tommy Cooper died on stage performing live for British TV in 1984.

There is a society for him at this web address:
http://www.thetommycoopersociety.org/

To finish off this post, here is a great video about his life and death.



Hope you have a great weekend full of fun and magic.

Enjoy,
Big Passy wasabi

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Funny at the Cricket

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Here at Passy World we are not really cricket fans at all. We certainly won't be spending our time in front of the TV watching the games. We would much rather be at the beach than at the cricket during our upcoming hot Australian summer.

In fact Cricket can get so boring, that even the players sometimes nod off and need to wake each other up.

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Looks like the whole team is desperately needing a quiet nap at this match.

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This match might be so boring that the person sitting behind this inconsiderate lady may not be missing that much at all.

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What the game of cricket definitely needs is some exciting entertainment.
We are sure that random on-field guests could wake any sleeping viewer during particularly long and boring test matches.


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Let's take a look at this compilation of great funny moments in cricket.



Cricket Jokes

A friend asked George, "Tell me, is your daughter's fiancée a good catch?"
- "Good catch?" answered George. "Dammit, he's the best fielder we've got in the side!"

The cricketer was proud of his progress as a batsman and invited his mother-in-law along to watch him play, hoping to impress her.
At the crease, he turned to the wicket-keeper and said 'I'm anxious to do well and really hit this ball. That's my wife's mother over there.'
'Don't be silly,' said the wicket-keeper. 'You'll never hit her from this far away.

George spent every Sunday playing cricket. It finally got too much for his wife , who exploded, 'Cricket! All you ever think about is cricket! I think I'd drop dead if you stayed home on Sunday!'
'Now then, dear,' said George. 'It's no use trying to bribe me.'

An expectant father rang the hospital to see how his wife was getting on. By mistake he dialed the number for Lord's.
"How's it going?" he asked.
"Fine," came the answer, "We've got two out already and hope to have the rest out before lunch. The last one was a duck.

Two onlookers were talking during the village cricket match.
'The batsman was late for the first delivery,' observed one.
'He always is,' said the other. 'That's our milkman.'

Not sure why all the guys need to be standing so close to each other in the field set up below. Maybe they are sharing a single brain between them?

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Lack of intelligence is a common problem during cricket matches. Here a veteran umpire is trying to explain what the round red thingy is used for.

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This guy looks like he should be playing in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, rather than spending a whole day on the grass.

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Perhaps the game needs smartening up using modern technology like this.

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And some of the stupidity in cricket extends far beyond the players.

Here is a video made by the cricket commentators. These guys aren't exactly the sharpest knives in the draw at the best of times.



Lucky there are always plenty of officials on hand at international matches to keep things on track.

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The officials are certainly very thorough in their inspections of all participants.

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That's it for another week for us. Have a great weekend and watch out for those swinging spin bowlers.

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flying Friday Funny

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Hello this is your Captain speaking, and today we will be flying high with a very avionic Friday Funny. Pre-flight procedures require everyone to watch the following safety video prior to us getting underway.



It appears that we are missing a passenger. Does anyone know the whereabouts of little Johnny Hangerron?

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Please take care while storing your carry on luggage in the overhead lockers.



All right then, time to sit back and relax and leave all the big thinking to our wonderful hard working pilots.

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Top 10 Things You Don't Want on the Airline's P.A. System

1. Ocean crossing flight: This is your Captain speaking, I just wanted to take this time to remind you that your seat cushions can be used as floatation devices.

2. Hey folks, we're going to play a little game of geography trivia. If you can recognize where we are, tell your flight attendant and receive an extra pack of peanuts.

3. Our loss of altitude allows a unique close up perspective of the local terrain. I assure you that it's all part of our airline's new commitment to make your a flight a sight seeing extravaganza.

4. Goose! Bogey at 2 o'clock....and another one on our tail!!!! Eject!!!! Eject!!!!!!!

5. (As the plane turns around right after takeoff)....uhhhhh....we have to go back ....we ..we ....uhhhhhh ....forgot something.....

6. This is your Captain speaking....these stupid planes are a lot different than the ships I'm used to.. so you'll have to give me some leeway...

7. It would be a good idea if right now everyone closed their shades and watched the in-flight movie.

8. We've now reached our cruising altitude of 20,000 feet and ... Oh noooooooo!!!!!..

9. Don't worry! That one is always on E...

10. Hey capt'n take another hit man...


Make yourself comfortable, and try not to think at all about what might have happened to your checked in luggage.

Rest assured that it is safely in the wonderful hands of these good old boys.





Aviation Joke

Two blondes were flying to Miami from Cleveland. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced "One of the engines has failed and the flight will be an hour longer. But don't worry we have three engines left".

Thirty minutes later, the captain announced "One more engine has failed and the flight will be two hours longer. But don't worry we have two engines left".

An hour later the capain announced "One more engine has failed and the flight will be three hours longer. But don't worry we have one engine left".

One blonde looked at the other the other blonde and said "If we lose one more engine, we'll be up here all day"

Joke Source: Somewhere on The Internet

Isn't it nice to see all parts both inside and outside the engines fully functioning while airborne:

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So if we need to see some more silly things that can happen on planes, we need to watch the following video. This one is the trailer from one of the funniest airplane movies ever: "Airplane" which was made back in 1980.



Over the last few years the airline industry certainly has become competitive. In fact, things are very competitive between rival airlines and their pilots.



Fun things to do on long Airplane flights to kill time...

  • Pinch the stewardess' butt as she passes.
  • When two people kiss in the in flight movie, say "oh yeah!" really loud.
  • When there's any nudity, hoot really loudly for a few minutes.
  • Fart loudly and act shocked, looking around to see who did it.
  • Fiddle around with the emergency exit, then ask a fellow passenger if he has a crowbar.
  • Run down the aisle screaming, "He's got a bomb! He's got a bomb!".
  • Go into the bathroom and make rude bodily noises, then come out looking refreshed.
  • Lead a bible study session in the back of the plane.
  • Start a hot dog stand.
  • Steal a businessman's laptop, and play solitaire on it.
  • Remark that perhaps you shouldn't have put super glue in your underpants that morning.
  • Show off your Batman underwear.
  • Switch accents and see if anyone notices.
  • Sneak into the cockpit and hit the warning alarm.
  • Go into the cockpit, flick on the intercom light, then loudly inquire as to why the fuel dial says "e".
  • Tell corny jokes and laugh like it's absolutely hilarious, then expect others to do the same.
  • Ride carry-on luggage down the aisle, yelling "Yeee-ha!".
  • With a desperate look, ask the stewardess where the bathroom is, then look relieved and say "Never mind. Do you have any towels?".
  • Jump up and scream "AAAHHH!! I left the stove on!!".
  • Ask someone for their autograph, pretending that you think they're Kevin Costner or Goldie Hawn (This best then the person looks nothing like the movie star in question)
  • Pretend you're flying the plane.
  • Yell to someone "Is it time to hijack the plane yet?" (Note: Do this when there are stewardesses nearby).


Joke Source: Somewhere on The Internet

And here is one more fun thing to do on a flight if you happen to have you camera phone handy.



So that concludes this week's in-flight entertainment. Please return your smiles to their normal positions, and fasten your seat belts for an action packed landing just like this one.

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Have fun finding your luggage; it could take all weekend!

Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

Monday, November 1, 2010

Straight Line Graphs

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So what does a straight line graph and a spectacular stunt jump have in common? Well we will land that one for you shortly.

We have all studies straight line graphs at school, and in later high school may have solved some simulataneous equations using graphs.

For example we have room in a theatre for 800 people, and we need to raise $2800 in ticket sales. The adult tickest are $4 each and child tickets are $2. How many adults and how many children do we need to have?

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Back to that amazing rally car jump by Ken Block.

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Let's take a look at a video of this amazing stunt.



When we do a big jump in a rally car or on a motor bike or mountain bike, we need some good spring suspension to be able to survive the landing.

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The behaviour of the springs used in suspension systems follows a straight line graph. Here is the type of mechanical set up that is used to measure the characteristics of suspension springs.

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And this is the type of straight line that results.

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We can then use the mathematical results to set up charts of the properties of different types of springs. Here for example is a chart showing the performance of various suspension springs that can be fitted to Land Rover four wheel drive vehicles.

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Here are some graphs that analyse Mountain Bike suspension setups.

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Graphs are also used to compare the running costs of vehicles.
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And are also used for other business applications involving money.

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Line Graphs are also used in Engineering. Here is a graph of the fluid delivery by a pump.

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Graphs are used for setting up exercise bikes to determine the amount of Power needed to be supplied by the rider.

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Line graphs are used extensively in statistics. For example in employment graphs.

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Straight line graphs are used in science.

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Graphs are used extensively in Biology and Environmental studies.

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Graphs are used in weather forecasting.

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Hair Color from lightest to darkest follows a straight line graph.

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Line graphs are used in analysing real estate sales.

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Various graphs are used for analysing internet usage patterns and statistics.

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Line graphs are also used to measure use of computers in various businesses.

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Graphs are used in analysing medical health checks. This particular graph is for getting tested for sleep apnea problems.

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Linear Graphs are used for analysing medical drug usage.

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Linear Graphs are used to examine to cheapening cost of computer storage.

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So here's where we draw the line and say our the time on this one is completed.

There are many more uses of linear graphs that can be found. Simply use a Google Images query on "line graphs" to find many more.

Finally let's go back to Ken Block and his amazing rally driving, as in this episode of Top Gear. Now here is some real mathematical precision!



Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasasbi