The sixth and final season of Mad Men has started and it’s got me wondering about how the series will end. Here are a few possible ways I can imagine the writers wrapping everything up for Don. Sally Draper follows in her father’s footsteps, becoming a partner at the firm, […]Continue Reading →
With today’s sad news that Neil Armstrong has died, all the participants in this story are gone and the truth can be revealed. Armstrong didn’t actually say “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. He said, “this is one small step for man, one giant […]Continue Reading →
I hadn’t heard of Mary Barclay before stumbling across her obituary by the BBC. While I know nothing about her other than what I read today I can’t help thinking she’d get a good laugh from the unfortunate juxtaposition of the headline and caption in her obit: I’m sure it […]Continue Reading →
The wonderful Presentation Zen pointed out that McWrap is pronounced “McCrap”. I can’t believe I didn’t notice that before. Now, for the win, what the heck is in that wrap? Lettuce, melon and bacon?
I’ve hated — no loathed — clowns since I was very young. I could share several traumatic pre-school encounters with these, uh, clowns — but I won’t bore you. Besides, you probably hate clowns too! It’s a fact — kids hate clowns! LONDON — Bad news for Coco and Blinko — children don’t like clowns and even older kids are scared of […]Continue Reading →
That title is entirely aimed at getting my geekier readers to see this joke Zoe and I came up with. Zoe: “I can’t believe Dylan would rather hang out with one sixth grader than three 8th graders.” Dad: “I guess that means that he thinks you’re in Grade Two.” Zoe: […]Continue Reading →
<video lost due to link decay> (Tip of the hat to Joe at Vpop for the link) Originally published at www.onedegree.ca on March 15, 2007.
You Have Bad Taste in Music. I don’t know that for a fact, but Eman Laerton is out to convince Hoobastank, Nickelback, Train, Ruben Studdard and Linkin Park fans that they do. Even if you don’t have bad taste in music you should visit the site. It is a fine […]Continue Reading →
Mark Hurst at GoodExperience invented the term “Googlephrasing”. I’d like to build on that and introduce “GooglePhraseRanking”. GooglePhraseRanking provides a list of connected Googlephrases whereby deeper meaning can be inferred from the relationship of the Googlephrases than from any of the individual Googlephrases. Here is the first GooglePhraseRanking ever (for […]Continue Reading →
So as of now (morning April 1, 2004) there is no Emzytec when you search Google.
I only bring this up because that fact was pointed out in this morning’s Fisher comic strip. (Fisher is trying to come up with a new brand for a biotech firm called Higgins Biotech).
Let’s see how long that empty Google page lasts!
Major web buzz is building on this:
“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro.”
Check out languagehat.com for some of the most insightful discussion.
“Form a sentence from the acronym of the last word found on the latest post. Quirky, funny, nasty, silly, serious, whatever your post may be, the words are yours. Every correct entry gives you 1 point.”
While the expression “the Internet changes everything” might be out of fashion, I keep running into things that I can’t imagine existing in a non-Net world.
Here we have what some would consider a stereotypical British eccentric who has become a bit obsessed with the fence where he used to lock up his bike.
The site is a one man effort providing statistics on how long various items stay on the fence after he chains them on. The people who own the building are going crazy trying to keep up with “the fencemaster.”
What is really fascinating is that many people are following his “adventures” on the Net and making requests for various items they’d like to see on the fence. People are now starting to visit the fence in question as a tourist spot. Some are adding their own items.
I can’t imagine how the world could get involved in one man’s fight to chain things to a fence without the Net. Seriously, find an hour or so and dive into the mind of another person. Fascinating and scary.