I’m catching up on my New Yorker reading and enjoyed a “Shouts & Murmurs” article by Jack Handey from one of this August’s issues: What I’d Say to the Martians.
Category Archives: fun
If it is the third Friday in October, it must then be Scotchtoberfest.
Slackers in the Workplace
For those of you with real jobs: The slacker’s new bible. A guide to getting by in the corporate, drone-ridden world. (Hint: if you have time to read this and feel you have to be pretending to do real work while reading this, it applies to you.)
Kung Fu Hustle
Too much hustle, not enough kung fu.
The unofficial geek guide to getting over yourself at SxSW Interactive 2005 | davidnunez.com
David Nunez has got a great unofficial geek guide to getting over yourself at SxSW Interactive 2005.
Check it out now, even if you aren’t going to SXSW.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Over at Futurismic: Blog, there is a claim that Google is trying to become the “modern equivalent” to the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
This brings two thoughts to mind:
- The use of the word “modern” to describe Google now, when HHGG is (as far as I can tell) isn’t set in the past, but perhaps grounded in its original publication date. Either way, Google is better than when the book(s) were written, but certainly not as great as the Guide described in the books.
- I don’t know if that’s Google’s goal, but I think that Wikipedia is more in the spirit of the Guide.
Vertigo…Then and Now (a glimpse into Bay Area history)
Sure, we all like Vertigo, if anything to see a 1958 San Francisco wonderfully free of traffic snarls, where there were no Starbucks and men still wore hats. Vertigo…Then and Now is an excellent photo review of nearly identical stills from the movie compared with recent photos.
The new phonebooks are here! The new phonebooks are here!
I’m someone! I got my first comment spam!
Why do I now have this sudden, uncomfortable urge to play online poker now?
Great set of lists from McSweeney's
Lists are the haikus of the overly organized. Some of these examples aren’t so organized, but worth a look: Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Lists
Some excerpts (taken totally out of context):
- Bionic Minnow
- Mookie (Wilson)
- Dr. Dreidel
- Love is not really blind, but involved in an elaborate insurance scam.
- Burberry reversible dog jacket: $195
- European Journal of Pain
- The Island of Dr. Huxtable
(Ricky) Jay's Journal
Magician, Actor, Sleight-of-Hand artist and David Mamet regular has his own radio show: KCRW Arts & Culture: Jay’s Journal
Learn, be amazed, and tell your friends. RealAudio format.