Saturday, December 22, 2007


i am moving this shebang over to tumblr. since i'm not really an e-journaler, that site's set-up fits my needs more. so come on over. i promise to update more. i also promise to provide less boring crap about my personal life and more hilarious linkage/photoage/videoage/whatnot.

Monday, October 29, 2007

a lubricated song-and-dance

this indian music video about the importance of using condoms is maybe the best sex education tool i have ever seen. while the lyrics are great, my favorite part is the condom freestyle dance between verses.

Friday, October 26, 2007

the speech that never was

William Safire, who now does the On Language column for the NY Times, wrote a speech for President Nixon in 1969 in the event that something happened during the Apollo 11 mission to strand the astronauts on the moon.

Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace.

(courtesy of

Thursday, October 25, 2007

wsj: slang usage sucks

Watch your language

A markets column contained a passage in early editions quoting the CEO of a home builder predicting that 2007 was “going to suck, all 12 months of the calendar year.”

Between editions, the language was mercifully cleaned up. Dictionaries call the verb suck used this way either slang or vulgar slang. We shouldn’t stoop to such usage just because almost everyone else does. If it is uttered in a direct quote by somebody major, the president or the pope, say, that’s another matter. If the source is an ordinary CEO, we might consider including it, but only if a page editor or deputy managing editor approves.

(courtesy of the wall street journal's style and substance)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

this dog is awesome

flyer for an awesome dog (courtesy of boingboing)

so begins the links barrage

i realized that i sent a lot of web sites to my friends on slow days at work, and it would be a lot more efficient to post them here. so gird your loins and hide the silver, because you are about to get a lot of really cool links, courtesy of moi.

first up, a blog of comic book panels featuring crotch punches. (courtesy of boingboing)