Entries from October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Baby went trick-or-treating today dressed as a Y-is-for-Yak. She wouldn’t say much, but she did rather enthusiastically shout “Yahk!” at people. So yeah I spent all day sewing yak ears onto what used to be a teddy bear costume. Boo-yargh, I totally pulled it off. Carry on.

Categories: Wildcard

The Battlefield Arts of Wolverhampton

So cool: BBC – The only living master of a dying martial art I feel like, as much as the world loves a battle-hermit, that maybe, as a means of passing on your battlefield art, living as a hermit until your 80s when you notice not many kids have come past your mountain top seeking […]

Categories: History

I Am the 1000+

In which I join the Occupy movement: WaPo – Occupy Google Reader: Changes to the RSS feed irk the ‘sharers’ When Google announced last week that Google Reader, an RSS aggregator with social-networking capability, would be rolling its social features into Google+, its disappointed readers felt helpless and disenfranchised against a powerful force. Hey, kind […]

Categories: Business & Media

Albertans: All Young and Outdoorsey

Totally. (remember to breathe) – Travel Alberta I love this video. Watch it big.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs


Some of you may have seen this story, which has caused a flurry of hilarity on Twitter. Specifically: Burnistoun S1E1 – Voice Recognition Elevator And: Kevin Bridges – Scottish Accent

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Have You Heard?

They’re killing Google Reader. It’s all going through Google+ now (when I say “now” I mean “whenever they get around to implementing the change). On the one hand I think this is good because I’m sick of hearing about how important G+ is to Google but then having hacky-ass integrations between it and existing products. […]

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXXXVII

Peter said to me last night, “Oh have you seen that tumble blog of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” And I was all “Hoo-wha?” And he said “Yeah somebody figured out that if you paint a mask and mouth on any person’s nose it looks like one of those costumes.” And that’s when I finished […]

Categories: Entertainment


Ave, atque, and indeed, vale: Aerial footage of Steve Jobs Celebration (Video) (Bonus: City of Cupertino Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs)

Categories: Business & Media

Peter Recommends CXXXVI

Michael Winslow on Senkveld med Thomas go Harald does Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin This is amazing.

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXV

RC2 is making me laugh: Wheat & Weeds – At Random Come for the Neiman Marcus joke. Stay for the exercise punch line.

Categories: Food

In Which iGo Shopping

What have I been up to, you all ask, in desperate need of updates? Well, funny you should ask, because I’ve been keeping on top of the news! And I have no idea what is going on. Once again (this must be what happens when one only reads political sources; therefore responses to things rather […]

Categories: Business & Media

Your Mother-Nature-Is-Trying-To-Kill-You-In-Ever-Increasingly-Original-Ways Moment of the Day, Golf Course Edition:

Daily Mail – Now that’s what you call a water hazard! Flooding brings killer sharks to golf course At the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club, Brisbane, a dozen man-eating bullsharks are waiting to swallow any lost balls and the sight of their fins poking through the water has even made the place a […]

Categories: Science and Nature

How to Tell You’ve Got a Serious Effing Problem

Movie/TV scene: Distraught, vulnerable man appears on a window ledge on the top floor of a high building. A crowd gathers below, murmuring quietly to each other as the heroes discuss loudly what to do to save the day. Whenever the man above makes a sudden movement, the crowd shrieks and shouts encouragement at him… […]

Categories: People and Current Events


I’ve read a lot of articles about Steve Jobs in the past couple of days (and I have reams more of them waiting to be read later) but I think this one is the most worthwhile of all of them, so far, especially in this age of having to be nice above all else all […]

Categories: Business & Media


I like this (photo slideshow): [NYT – The Food Issue: Why Should Families Eat Together?)[http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/02/magazine/02-families.html#1)

Categories: People and Current Events