Update December 10, 2007: It turns out that the Meganhaditcoming blog is a hoax. (see the comments for this post. Wired.com: Cyberbullying Suicide Stokes the Internet Fury Machine Crazy, crazy. What is even more nuts to me is to see Lori Drew (the mother behind the cyberbullying case who posted the notorious myspace profile), created […]
Here’s something I learned today in the Cherokee language article on Wikipedia: Due to the polysynthetic nature of the Cherokee language, new and descriptive words in Cherokee are easily constructed to reflect or express modern concepts. Some good examples are di-ti-yo-hi-hi (Cherokee:?????) which means “he argues repeatedly and on purpose with a purpose”. This is […]
CNN: Bookstore owner burns books in protest KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store, Prospero’s Books. His collection ranges from best sellers, such as Tom Clancy’s “The Hunt for Red October” and Tom Wolfe’s “Bonfire […]
MSNBC: Love on a Shoestring: Our $150 Wedding — With a lot of love and a little cash, my husband and I had the marriage ceremony of our dreams.
I just bought a really neat (and tiny and best of all CHEAP) portable shortwave radio receiver from Radio Shack which I’m really enjoying. I’ve listened to SW radio in the past but this is the first time I’ve owned a receiver with a digital frequency display which really makes tuning into a particular […]
Youtube.com: Pole Position Commercial! (Atari) This commercial is such a riot, first because of how the graphics of the game were truly state of the art back in 1983, but also because of some of the lines. Here are a few of my favorites… Motorist says to husband – “You look like a real […]
Yahoo/Reuters: For sale — World’s smallest country with sea view
MSNBC/AP: 100-year-old man finally receives college degree — When Northen left Baylor in 1929, he was one credit shy of graduating . . . Northen left Baylor because the Great Depression had hit and he needed to work to help his family. According to Glenn Hilburn, the retired chair of Baylorâ€™s religion department, Northen […]
NY Times: With Business Leading a Push, Liquor Comes to Dry Bible Belt For a more visual picture of this story and where alcohol is regulated on a local scale, check out this map of wet, dry and mixed counties in Texas. It is interesting to me to see that most of the entirely […]
Your Linguistic Profile: 50% General American English 25% Dixie 15% Yankee 5% Upper Midwestern 0% Midwestern What Kind of American English Do You Speak? Thanks to Reagan4Rushmore for this deal.