Fun pictures

Okay, enough Google posts for a bit. I’m not much of a picture-taker, but I’ve been looking through some different images recently. Here are a few of the fun ones:

This is a still image from the trailer that Danny put up of some commercials from Ask:

Still image from Ask commercial

If you squint just right, you can read some DOS command-line text in the picture. Can anyone else read what this is saying? I have to admit, I like the “The algorithm did X” aspect of Ask’s marketing campaign.

This next image is from my old cell phone; it’s a funny poster I saw in a church in Oakland:

UME poster

My favorite is “Chicken’s ROOL!!” followed closely by “Chickens Rool like Chesse”. 🙂

And to close out this batch of images, I was in rural North Carolina about a year ago and in a small-town newspaper, I saw an ad for anti-spyware services:

Spyware demons!

Spyware, the little demons inside your computer. I thought that was a really creative ad. 🙂

20 Responses to Fun pictures (Leave a comment)

  1. The oscilloscope trace looks like that for a couple of lines of a TV signal. Can’t read the writing below it though.

  2. g1smd, it may be. I like that they stitched the two together. 🙂

  3. Whoever took the DOS screenshot is clearly a Linux user. Here’s what it looks like to me:

    The person starts out in the default “C:Documents and Settings[username]” folder. They do a “cd ..” to go up one level. The next command generates an error of some sort (“the filename, directory … is incorrect”). Next, they try to do an “ls” command (indicating their Linux proficiency), but that fails (“… unknown command”). So they do a “dir” instead, and the rest is a listing of what’s in that folder (though it looks like it’s been truncated).

  4. Jeez, that’s good vision, Jonah! I could only read the first line or so. 🙂

  5. Chicken rool rocks, what are you Old or somethin?

  6. (Something I can’t decipher) is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Then there’s a dir command.


    Volume in Drive C (I think it’s C) has no label.
    Volume Serial Number is (I can’t tell)
    Directory of C:Documents and Settings(someone)

    Three directories I can’t read and no files listed.

    That’s as much as I could tell.

    By the way, what’s with Ask using the old C64 font to talk about an information revolution? I know I asked this before, but they keep doing it! Is this their way of making an Orwell 1984 reference? What’s the deal?

  7. Multi-Worded Adam, I love that they used the C64 font. It brings back good memories. 🙂

  8. LOAD “*”, 8, 1 ? 😉

  9. M.W.A., I’ve got 664 blocks free on that floppy disk. 😉

  10. All hail the 6502!

  11. Matt,

    Andrews, NC … now THAT is rural western North Carolina! I’m about three hours east, but go jeeping in the national park often. Speaking of small town ads, I often stop in small towns and go through the yellow pages, as the simplistic ads often spur creativity for better landing pages for PPC ads. It drives my wife nuts when we are on road trips. And I thought I was the only one loony enough to go through small town yellow pages. 🙂

    Jerry West

  12. Nah. I cut my stuff on the Z80 back in, err, umm… too long ago.

    Step aside.

  13. Hi Matt ,
    We’ve started a thread in DP about link sale and possible furture crackdown on this practice. It will be helpful if you can shed a bit of light on How much google is able to detect sold links

    This is the thread


  14. Jeremy, you were a C64 guy? I would have pegged you for an Apple ][ person. 🙂

    ! 🙂

  15. Demons versus daemons: fight!

  16. Now, if only they could get a valid driver’s license. It’s undoubted that Chickens Rool.

    Because I look at my three children and stand at amazement to their genuine objectivity, I just had to Google “Chickens Rool”. Thinking that you know what, the kids may be onto something. Well, not a lot of luck except for your comments but I did pick it up in teenvogue. Although the link to the pic is not good, it’s kinda cool to see that sometimes even teens think like elementary students.

    Should that be an indication that we, as adults, should at times do the same. Ya know. “Can’t see the forest for the trees” kinda stuff.

    So, I thought for a few more minutes prior to writing this and determined that —- “If You Can’t Google it, Don’t Sweat It.”

  17. Sorry, left off the teen vogue link in a thread of theirs:

  18. can’t find that cute little demon on my computer. harharhar

  19. Jerry – I would be a little upset too if I were on a road trip with you and you kept stopping in small towns to read the phone books. 🙂

  20. The little Demon looks very cute! When i found one in my Computer i will make a pic 🙂