“So! Boobs, huh?” That’s right, boobs. Or what-have-you. “I don’t get it.” Well, the other day, Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi–yes, he’s not even an Ayatollah. I know, right?–went and said some crazy shit about boobs and how they cause earthquakes. Or more specifically, no, he didn’t really. As PBS explains: While delivering… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Memes
So I’m working on a single-serving site to finally make use of my other domain. Functionally, it’ll be a business card of sorts, featuring a more coherent bio, with links to the various ways I can be contacted online. Ultimately, I suspect I’ll roll this site into it. Anyway, while the art style I’m using is… Read more »
While I found the CBC’s efforts lacking, the New York Times uses “interactive features” very effectively. These little boxes? They fly around and convey information effectively. For instance, this infographic from last year uses area and two states to visualize the loss of over $88 billion in value during the collapse of the US banking… Read more »
So I’m a giant typography nerd, as any of my friends can attest: Me: “Hey, a friend of a friend designed the font they’re using in that logo!“ Every single other person I know: “Yeah, that’s super, Catherine.” As such, I enjoyed this analysis of the fonts and branding featured in Mike Judge’s 2007 eugenicist… Read more »
A few weeks ago, I bought a new Kensington Expert Mouse to use at home. A friend helped me out, by having it shipped to her address in Washington to take advantage of a really good deal Amazon.com was offering to US-based customers. I ended up saving something like $60. Sweet. Deal. So, my first… Read more »
As seen on Digg: Did you know that Wikipedia doesn’t have an entry for “gulliable”?
From Wikipedia: September 16 — Donna Griffiths of Pershore in England stops sneezing after a continual series of sneezes for 978 days (since January 13, 1981). September 17 — Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 25-September 26 — Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts… Read more »
Readers, I ask you: how many times have each of us stared wistfully out into space, lost in thought, hoping against hope that one day, somehow, there would be a local exhibition of pen-and-ink LOLcat-inspired art? I know that I myself have lost too many hours to count. Finally, just when things seemed at their… Read more »
Just recently, I was lamenting the fact that there are likely orders of magnitude more people who understand the “turn it off and then on again” method of troubleshooting than the scientific method. To back up my theory, this month’s Wired Magazine sees editor Chris Anderson confidently stroll into Crazyland with his essay The End… Read more »
This is what we came up with at Social Signal for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s the perfect way to say “I love you” to that special someone with 800 pictures on Flickr. See? It’s not such a bad holiday after all!