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Just for fun

The blog meme to make you shudder


This blog meme is floating around asking people to go here, find the top 100 songs from the year they graduated high school, and list them crossing out those you hated and underlining the ones you really liked. Most of mine, not too surprisingly, are cross-outs; songs that do well on the charts rarely appeal […]

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Nap for 70 cents a minute


I must be tired, cause this sounds oddly tempting: BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Short on sleep? The Mall of America in Minnesota is selling naps for 70 cents a minute thanks to a Boca Raton company. The mall already has a 74-foot Ferris wheel, a shark tank and a dinosaur museum. The nap store will […]

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Watch out, Ashlee Simpson


The President of Turkmenistan has banned lip synching: He has outlawed opera and ballet and railed against long hair and gold teeth, but now President Saparmurat Niyazov is determined to wipe out another perceived scourge: lip synching. Niyazov has ordered a ban on lip synching performances across the tightly controlled Central Asian country, citing “a […]

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Fairly amusing


Fairly amusing in that so-wrong-but-somehow-so-deserved kind of way. (Via Imshin).

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Seen on MSN as a nickname


Dear Karla Homolka: Please die. Signed: everyone. (Source: you know who you are).

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The new British Airways campaign contains some words I already know and even a few that I use, some words that I didn’t know but that explain a lot, and some words that I strongly suspect might be several decades out of date. Fairly amusing, at any rate. (Via Imshin).

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Book tag


Here’s the thing about chain letters… you can groan about them all you want, but sooner or later one gets to you and you find yourself completing it and passing it along despite yourself. Pieter has “tagged” me on the latest one making the blogosphere rounds: book tag. I’m a self-admitted bookworm, so this was […]

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The new Godwin’s Law


This has been circling the net like wildfire, coining a new catchphrase: “In the future, everyone will be Hitler for 15 minutes”. (Hat tip: Damian Penny).

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More pointless quizzes


This quiz seeks to go “beyond red or blue” and classify American voters according to 9 different political categories: Contrary to the widespread impression of a nation only divided into two unified “red” and “blue” camps, our latest survey finds important cleavages on values and basic attitudes within each party. As a result, both parties […]

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Seen on a Times Square billboard


The website was promoted on a billboard that I walked by at least a dozen times this week while in New York. I admit, it worked, because it stuck in my head and I went to check it out. The site is run by a group that seems to be a thinly-disguised cover for […]

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