Consummate dilettantism!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

9:31pm - Curious George
dont know the meaning of life
you might see me as crazy guy
I m serious
I just cant figure out

9:32pm - Yours Truly
the meaning of life is that there is no meaning except what you mean

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rare Spelling Error in AP Piece!

It's not everyday you see one of these:
Most species are not considered aggressive toward humans, and attacks are extremely rare. But males fight each other for mates, rearing up on their tails to scratch at the soft belly flesh of their rivals with the powerful legs they more commenly use for their trademark leaps.
Commenly? Commenly? Come on. I could understand an omission of the -ly or even "comment," but this is ridiculous. "Commenly" isn't even a word - don't they have spellcheckers? I'm not annoyed, just mildly amused - I'm very surprised that one of these got by. Read the piece here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If my kids have a Southern accent, I will kill myself," Brooklyn native Jodi Fleisig, an Atlanta resident since 1998, said. Ms. Fleisig said she tends to socialize with ex-New Yorkers, and finds inviting Southerners to lunch can be troublesome.
"We are not going to get that sophisticated, damn it," native Mary Dobbs, 62, said. "We are not that involved in sports. We have other things to do."
From a very interesting New York Sun article. Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What I Do for Fun

[21:52] john: suck my dick
[21:52] ron: i'd really rather not
[21:52] john: i'm trying to get the chinese equivalent
[21:52] john: it's difficult to find slang
[21:52] john: because it's not really in the dictionary
[21:53] john: i try to do it by searching for different possible combinations on google and seeing which has the most hits
[21:55] ron: 'cuz "fellate my phallus" and "suck my dick" mean essentially the same thing to a chinese speaker, but if you say the former you sound like a retard
[21:55] john: so far i have 吸我的雞巴
[21:56] ron: wow
Keep in mind that the Google translator renders "吸我的雞巴" as "I absorption of Jiba."

Saturday, July 5, 2008

University of Chicago Languages

I compiled a list of languages currently offered by the University of Chicago (there are about 47) and posted it to Wikipedia. Check it out here. (Be sure to click the number to the right of the sentence to see the list; scroll up if it's cut off.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Disturbed's Prayer on Amazon: $0.99.

Laptop computer with a sound card and adequate playback capabilities: $1,099.

Audacity: $0.00.

Realizing that the song reversed sounds as good as its regular counterpart: Priceless.