http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrk3zZmksE Another diaspora Scots phenomenon: The inability of North Americans to understand the accent. I’ve got friends who’ve had lengthy conversations with my parents only to reveal afterwards that they only understood about 50% of it. (This despite the fact that my parents have been here for nearly 40 years, and no longer sound anything […]
Category Archives: Cyberculture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As7UQtKX00c OMG OMG OMG Booking a trip to California – I have a robot to hug.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/fashion/02voicemail.html?em NYTimes article about voice mail hate. This is encouraging – I thought it was just me who couldn’t stand the little red light. Obsolescence of that annoying medium can’t come quick enough for me. It is good advice. Research shows that people take longer to reply to voice messages than other types of communication. […]
http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2007/06/best-stroller-m.html I have a theory that some women only want babies so they can go shopping for all the baby accessories. I have just proven my own theory: Upon seeing this stroller, my ovaries started ticking.
http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page Reserving judgment for when the inevitable improvements are made to this wiki, ’cause my first search with WikiHow – for “clear blocked drain” – resulted only in shocking step-by-step results on neti potting and embalming. (I don’t know how much clearer I was supposed to be!) ***BUMPITY BUMP*** Blocked drain cleared using only my […]
http://hellarity.net/iq/index.php I’ve been away from teh interwebs more than usual lately, so I’m shocked (and somewhat appalled) to have scored so high on this.
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=5456b65e-f153-43e9-99a7-c2b0ebd72a79 Canada is under attack for its “lax” copyright laws. Meaning that we don’t have airport-like security* in our movie theatres and our courts aren’t clogged with frivolous, high-fine lawsuits designed as publicity stunts. They claim this is all to curb movie piracy, but check out this threat from 20th Century Fox: Jacob said he […]
http://culture.group.stumbleupon.com/forum/53781/ Testament to the type of community that StumbleUpon fosters, Dragonhead has organised a digital rendezvous for SU’s musical talent. Such a terrific idea! I haven’t bought a CD in ages, but I think I’ll be pulling out the wallet for this one.
http://www.bikwil.com/Vintage41/Collective-Nouns.html A gimmick of collective nouns: column of accountants pound of carpenters wince of dentists hush of librarians consternation of mothers flush of plumbers goggle of tourists absence of waiters
http://www.miniego.com/weblog/page/rache?entry=treadmill_dancing_awesome_video It’s rare for me to thumbs-up YouTube videos – I find the majority of the amateur-made shorts to be tedious or unfunny. I don’t know that this vid is funny, per se, but it’s a witty and inventive take (single-take!) on an indie music video. Has the same hypnotic quality as the Mentos choreographers […]