If you like the humour in the artworks of Aled Lewis and Hon Lam, these illustrations from Nacho Díaz Arjona might get your Friday off to a punny start. We see a heart as it draws a familiar self-portrait, a penguin looks royal, and a piñata explores its kinky side. Have a look at those and a few more of Ajona’s art after the jump.
It’s a thankless job being a sentry at the Aperture Science facility. One such turret wants a better life and uses its strangely melodic voice to express its dreams. Have a listen as it sings in the style of Beyoncé in If I Were A Core.
The music video was created by Portal fan and graphics designer Harry Callaghan. His other musical experiments include a witty introduction to Aperture and a song by everyone’s favorite personality core, Wheatley. See those two music videos after the jump.
I just stumbled onto the drawings of Marc Johns, and had some great laughs. Perhaps it’s the mood I’m in but seeing a pair of green underpants with antlers attached to them just made me smile no end.
Johns thinks of some pretty absurd things and uses watercolours to create drawings that are simple and sparse, yet so very witty. We totally love his sense of humour, have a look at some of his illustrations after the jump.
I am the comeback king. I lie, I’m completely rubbish. Upon being insulted my modus operandi usually involves a terse “You suck donkey balls” followed by a tight pirouette and quick sprint in the opposite direction. My sense of fight vs flight is highly tuned ;-)
Other people have settled conflicts with a retort so stabbing there is no recovery; their arguers lose face and must retreat wondering why the fuck they didn’t think of it first. One such person is the ever lovable Winston Churchill and these are some of his comebacks.
Nancy and the Poisoned Coffee
Nancy Astor, an American socialite who married into the wealthy English family of Astor, was invited to a dinner party on the Churchill estate. She became extremely annoyed at the drunk Churchill and said, “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.” To which Churchill merely replied:
Nancy, if you were my wife I’d drink it.
Let Sleeping Dragons lie
Churchill was listening to a long-winded speech by one of his opponents and after 30 minutes, he slumped into his seat and closed his eyes. His opponent noticed and shouted, “Must you fall asleep when I am speaking?”. Without even opening his eyes, Churchill quipped:
No, it’s purely voluntary.
The Ugly Truth
Churchill was intoxicated at party in London, and when another irritated lady yelled at him, “Winston, you’re drunk!” his retorted with this:
You’re right Bessie, and you’re ugly. But tomorrow morning, I’ll be sober.
Winston Churchill’s witty comebacks are included in the top 10 comebacks of all time – see the full list at TopTenz.net. If you’ve made a memorable comeback, drop us a comment.