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.
If it is the third Friday in October, it must then be Scotchtoberfest.
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.)
Too much hustle, not enough kung fu.
Just a quick reminder: this Wednesday at 7pm there is another Austin Bloggers meetup. Austin Blogger meetups are certainly fabled in song and story and sure to be entertaining. If you haven’t come before, take some time out from your busy week and treat yourself to both Austin’s tastiest pizza at Mangia Pizza on Mesa Drive and to some lively conversation.
See you there.
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.
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.
I’m someone! I got my first comment spam!
Why do I now have this sudden, uncomfortable urge to play online poker now?
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