Friday, November 9, 2007

What Can You Buy On This Site?

I just watched the latest episode of QI (Quite Interesting), Stephen Fry's BBC show.
One of the most entertaining and educating things on TV, it brings together every week 4 comedians to deal with general knowledge questions - pretty hard ones at that. Points are awarded not for right answers, but for the most interesting and funny replies.

So, this week, they had a segment called "what's sold on this web site?" and here are some sites, with unfortunate names:
  1. - is it for finding rapists, or therapists?
  2. - find out which agent represents certain celebrities, or buy gifts for your favorite ...?
  3. - get yourself a nice pen, or a nice penis?
  4. - I've been using this site for years, and never thought of parsing the name differently (expert-sex-change)
  5. - is it speed of art, or speedo f...?
Anyway kids, be careful what you call your web site! And for God's sake, use hyphens.

PS: Stephen Fry is one of the most talented and educated comedians out there. He started with Hugh Laurie (another talented comedian, now playing Dr. House on TV) a little show called "A bit of Fry and Laurie", continued with him to "Jeeves and Wooster" (highly recommended, if you like P.G. Wodhouse - and even if you don't) and is now presenting QI on BBC (with fellow comedian Alan Davies) and writing an entertaining blog (here's his take on the iPhone).

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