Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Escapes

I admit it: I love reading comics. My day is always slightly brighter when Dilbert says something funny or Garfield manages to trick Odie. Yet I’m hesitant to admit this too frequently lest someone mistake me for the 12-year-old girl Hubby often accuses me of being.

Perhaps that’s why I love the webcomic xkcd so much. Not only is it laugh out loud funny on a regular basis but the humor is smart and timely. Published three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, xkcd is never boring or predictable. Stop by and scroll through some of their hilarious past offerings. Don’t forget to mouse over each comic when you’re done for a final snippet of commentary. Then come back and tell me about your ROTFL moments.

Since today’s theme is laughter, I thought this photo of the Hotel Dumbier in Slovakia would fit the bill. We were spending the day with two Slovakians when I stopped to snap this picture and giggle inappropriately. While our hosts were busy assuring me that dumbier meant [something] significant in Slovakian, Hubby was busy pretending that he was above such things and hadn’t laughed at the same thing two minutes earlier.

xkcd is this week’s Saturday Escape!

17 comments:

San said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Perfect pick-me-up for a lazy and sunny Saturday afternoon! :)

Anil P said...

That's funny :-)

I remember seeing a website called sign spotting sometime back. They collected pictures of just such signs from all over the world :-)

C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

:) Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Have a great weekend.

farfalla said...

Hello and good morning! you has a really great Blog! I get travel urge with your wonderful photos! I love these photos! Many greetings Jana

Yaya said...

Haha! I love a good funny too!

Anonymous said...

Funny? bah humbug. :) !!
merthyrmum

Protege said...

Thank you for the link.;) Yes, there is nothing like a good laugh.;)
So, I am Slovak, I was born in Slovakia and I speak Slovak fluently but Dumbier does not mean significant. In fact I am not sure it means anything at all, it seems just to be a name. Hmmm, I better check that with my mom.;)) I might have missed that one somehow.;)
Have a great weekend.;)
xoxo

Miss Always Carried Away said...

hahaha!!! too funny! well I'm Polish and I've never heard this word in Slovakian and our languages are quite similar! it doesn't even sound Slovakian at all but that's ok! probably I would be laughing like a crazy one when I saw it!

Thank you for stopping by on my blog!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I swear they said it meant something significant. *giggle* I wish i could ask them again what their definition was. They really were taken aback by my amusement. LOL

(I forgot the word "something" in the post somehow and have gone back and edited back in. D'oh!)

Betty said...

I need a laugh, doing to check out those comics!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

ha! i'm lovin' xkcd. thanks for the recommendation.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Oh how i love reading comics!!!
The cartoons are so adorable!
Love reading your post.
Have an extra great weekend!
hugs hugs

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the writer said...

I love comics! I grew up with Asterix, Tintin and other so-called "western comics" and Japanese manga :)

Connie said...

I miss the Washington Post and 3 pages of comics!! I like xkcd too, and I know I can read most of my favorites online, but our connection sucks, so I tend not to. I had emergency surgery to deliver my son - 34 staples, exhaustion and hormonal imbalance meant I was totally out of control emotionally, and in a lot of pain. I still read the comics, even though it made me laugh like an insane woman, while crying from pain. Yep, I too am a comic addict.

ModernMom said...

Found you through it's A Beauty Filled Life.
LOVE this post!!
LOL

Brenda said...

This is funny. I love seeing things like this in other countries. In Paraguay we had a bread called "Bimbo".