Competition: Does Everything Have To Be A Competition?

28 Mar

 

Why does everything have to be a competition?

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  • No kidding! We now have competitive bubble wrap popping.

Yes, there’s video below from WSJ.

  • Of course, we have eating competitions. No longer limited to hot dogs and cherry pies at the summer fair. Competitive eating has gone pro. It is a collegiate sport. Organized gluttony as an entertainment event.
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“Lexington, Pentonville, London (4803953971)” by Ewan Munro from London, UK

 

All Pro Eating Promotions is “the world’s only Independent Competitive Eating organization and is the only Competitive Eating governing body.” There are rules. There is an “eater’s code of ethics.”

  • We have “friendly” exercise competitions via fitness devices and APPS FitBit, Jawbone, Withings, Garmin, Misfit, and The Moves App. Track every step you take, count every calorie you burn, and share (taunt) with your online friends. Yeah… Sounds real fun.
  • Singing and dancing competitions remain popular.  Look at the success of American Idol and Dancing With The Stars.

What’s next? Competitive scratching? Competitive belching? Competitive napping?

Just because we can measure something on an APP and record it on electronic devices, must we?

Why not occasionally capture the joy or triumph of a moment merely in our hearts?

Let’s follow each other on Twitter! I’m @HaBarb

 

Dude Bait: Driverless Cars, Drones & 3D Printers

20 Mar

 

I love my male readers!

Not to pander willy-nilly to gender stereotypes, but here’s one you dudes may particularly enjoy…

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Technology excites me as much as a Kate Spade flash sale at Bloomingdale’s. I love the newest electronic gadget.

I dig Cars! Drones! 3D Printers! You know – mechanical stuff that’s fun to manipulate (pun alert).

DRIVERLESS CARS

may be here in just 3 months. Can you say “Tesla Autopilot Mode?” […]

Welcome to Humorholics Anonymous

11 Mar

 

Welcome, y’all!

PhotoCreditBarbBest3Monkeys

 

This is the weekly meeting of HAHumorholics Anonymous.

Hmm, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.

No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to put you in a coma – and most likely fuel some new addictions. Ha, Ha.

 

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Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. […]

25 Reasons I Can’t Breathe!

27 Feb

 

No kidding. 25 Reasons I Can’t Breathe! 

 

25 Reasons I Can't Breathe

Photo Credit:SR

 

OOPS! I’m Not Breathing.

Why Not? You May Ask…

I forgot

My damn bra is too tight

I need an APP for that

Too much in love

Screw it, it’s a Snow Day

No Post-It note that says “breathe!”

Scared to death, no iPhone reception […]

5 Absurd News Items You May Have Missed

21 Feb

 

Do you find much of the news to be absurd?

We live in a crazy world. We might as well laugh at the absurdity of it all.

“Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life’s absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.”

Lewis Mumford

 

absurd news items

 5 gems from the news you may have missed

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7 Gratitude TIPS for the Grumpy

16 Feb

Gratitude is where it’s at, dude.

Barb Best Humor Blog Gratitude

 

If guilted sufficiently, even die-hard cranks and curmudgeons can occasionally muster enough oomph to express a grunt or two of gratitude.

What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for Google

Everything I know, knew, never knew, and can’t remember – I learned on Google. […]

Be My FUNNY Valentine, will ya?

6 Feb

 

Be my funny Valentine, will ya, pull-ease?

Remember… Women crave men who have a BIG… sense of humor.

Funny is sexy!

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Valentine’s Day is an excellent occasion to demonstrate some self-love.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909.

Scan of a Valentine greeting card dated 1909. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Give yourself a hug. Indulge your senses. Treat yourself.

The pressure is on!  Satisfy yourself! […]

7 Survivor TIPS: I Feel Your Air Travel Pain

30 Jan

 

air travel pain

Enjoy your flight!

 

I feel your air travel pain!

Flying is no longer the inspiring, sexy adventure it used to be.

If one is flying coach nowadays (WHAT? You don’t own a Gulf Stream GV? Sorry to hear that…)

one needs a survival plan.

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Right!

 

Here are 7 Survivor TIPS

  • Avoid all children, the elderly, and those more neurotic and/or anxious than you.

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ALL Pets Are Emotional Support Animals

23 Jan

 

ALL pets are emotional support animals, don’t ya think?

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If I had an official “emotional support animal” – it would be an imaginary one like in the Jimmy Stewart film “Harvey.”

Or maybe a pink giraffe or a purple unicorn. Something distinctive. […]

And The Booby Prize Goes To…

16 Jan

 

Booby Prize

has nothing to do with boobs of the female breast persuasion.

 

And The Booby Prize Goes To...

Boing! Boing! Boing!

 

According to The New Oxford American Dictionary (non-Braille edition),

booby prize

is “a prize given as a joke to the last-place finisher in a race or competition.”

It’s awards season in Hollywood.

It’s time for all the boobs to come out.

[…]

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