Tagged: asides

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It was a dark and stormy night.

The 2008 results of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been posted. Entrants are invited to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. This year’s winning entry is pretty good, but what really give me the lulz was the winner for...

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The (economic) power of prayer?

I wrote about Pray At The Pump about a month ago, and now they’re claiming victory. They believe their prayers have actually caused the price of gas to drop: “We were down in Huntsville, Alabama. We finished praying,” Mr Twyman...

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one earworm I don’t mind

A little vintage typography pr0n from a set on Flickr: Typography of The Electric Company: Not only was The Electric Company a hugely successful show aimed at improving kid’s reading skills, with a stellar cast including Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman,...

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So don’t let go, of the power of elevation.

Is it bad that during the final battle scene in Kung Fu Panda between Po and Tai Lung, all I could hear in my head was the song “The Glow” from The Last Dragon? “No… I am THE fat panda!”...

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true love? let’s check your saliva!

My distaste for eHarmony and their endless stream of sickening commercials is already well known, but a new service seems to take it one step further. GenePartner matches men and women by analyzing their DNA. I couldn’t find any information...

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metro omens

When you arrive at your “work” stop and the moment you step off the car another train pulls in that would take you back home… doesn’t that seem like a sign that you should just take it? Go back home,...

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“These go to eleven.”

Professor Harvey Dillon, from Hearing Australia on a recent report that young people (18 to 34) risk developing permanent hearing problems if they go to noisy bars and listen to loud music through headphones: Our rule of thumb is if...

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in the office: Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Tamara J. Erickson at Harvard Business talks about 10 Reasons Gen X’ers Are Unhappy at Work Many of you X’ers are not thrilled with corporate life. You tend not to trust institutions in general and deeply resent the Boomers’ confident...

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That lovely operating theater glow

When I was last out with Gregory in suburb-land, I picked up a pack of the compact fluorescent bulbs for home use. While I appreciate the energy-savings, I don’t like them at all. They give off a light that is...

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fashion: Pop it like it’s (not) hot…

Someone asked recently what the opposite of hipster was and the first thing that came to mind was douchebag. Then I couldn’t decide if that was an antonym or a synonym… Attus Apparel introduces their Spring/Summer 2008 looks while also...