Browsing Month September, 2006
Saw these on the street last week: “diekus,” kind of cut-and-paste poems made from the names on tombstones. There were several new ones; the ones on Flickr are from December.
In researching today’s entry for hit-and-run bag, I cited a 1971 article from the Charleston Gazette that also told an more interesting story about legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige. It was not directly related to the cite and was too long to include in the entry, so I offer it to you here. There’s the more…
“You see,” he begins, “80 percent of people die naked and 70 percent die in the toilet. That means most people die naked in the toilet. I can’t explain it. It’s like Elvis.”
Check it out: iTunes 7 thinks an external Firewire drive (named Ixnay) is an iPod with a capacity of 114GB (instead of showing a 30GB video iPod).
I’ve got a little glossary about apple-related terms in the Washington Post today.
Using foreign words, alphabets, or language scripts as decoration—as we see with Engrish on Japanese clothing or with Westerners tattooed with Chinese characters of unknown or dubious meaning—is widespread and ordinary, but I was still interested to see this particular object at the British Museum when I was in London in July. The label given more…
Double-Tongued was listed as one of PC Magazine’s top undiscovered web sites, as was Michael Quinion’s World Wide Words.