Internet

All that gibberish

Two spam entrires in one day (one in another blog). Lately I’ve been seeing spam that has a lot of gibberish. I wasn’t sure what was going on but I thought the spammers might be trying to foil spam filters. Yup. Random Acts of Spamness explains.

From JW.

Everyone likes the 70s

Or is that everyone likes to make fun of the 70s?

In any case, here are some pictures of Seventies Design.

Found somewhere.

What was that again?

If you’re looking for bloopers from movies, TV, books, or real life, check out SlipUps.com. The site includes 35 “accidents” from our erstwhile GWB, including this one I hadn’t seen before.

[British Prime Minister] Blair, Bush and [French President] Jacques Chirac were discussing economics and, in particular, the decline of the French economy. ‘The problem with the French,’ Bush confided to Blair, ‘is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.’

Ummm, sure. Didn’t really do well in that etymology class, huh?

Yet Still More Random Links

I’m cleaning out my bookmarks:

The Worst Jobs in Science

20 Great Google Secrets

Kubrick 2001: Flash It attepts to explain 2001: A Space Odessy.

Fashion Flashbacks

Girl with A Pearl Earring: An In-Depth Study — Everything you wanted to know about the painting that the novel doesn’t tell you.

Political Site of the Day

Blprint — cute little Flash math toys.

BML Walker. AF sent this one.

OK, that’s enough for now. More later

Seen this yet?

I thought I posed this already, but maybe not: Internet Killed the Video Star. A very nice sequel, er, parody. TV? What TV?

From Presurfer.

Welcome little usagi!

You may already know, but the late Oolong now has a worthy successor — YUEBING. And, of course, Yuebing (“moon cake”) is the star of plenty of pictures with things on her head. What a cute bunny!

Neat!

You can now search the full text of entire books (120K of them) using the Power Search feature over at Amazon.com. Why can’t our catalog systems be like this? Oh well….

Torture yourself in another language

It wasn’t enough to just have an axe in your head. Now foreign language study requires you to eat glass.

More fun with Google

Enter a phrase into Google Talk and see where it takes you.

Note: you need a phrase, not just random words. Related words work too.

I’m so sorry

But this stupid song won’t get out of my head. And now I’m compelled to pass on this brain virus.

No, the Flash movie does nothing else. Badger. Mushroom. Snake. Over and over and over. I think I need some kind of memetic vaccine or something.