Posts Categorized: Memes

Boobquake: in which Catherine gets annoyed at the press

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Canada, Gender, History, LGBT, Memes, News, Politics, Pop Culture, Vancouver.

“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 »

Blogathon 2009: What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Brands, Catherine, Media, Memes, Omega Point, Pop Culture, Typography, Video.

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 »

Blogathon 2009: Infographics Part 2: The New York Times gets it right

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Infographics, Media, Memes, Typography.

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 »

Blogathon 2009: The Typography of Idiocracy

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Brands, Events, Memes, Pop Culture, Typography.

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 »


Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Brands, Events, LGBT, Memes, Usability.

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 was offering to US-based customers. I ended up saving something like $60. Sweet. Deal. So, my first… Read more »

Events of September, 1983

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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 »


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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 »