Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

According to the City of Boston website, these are the necessary precautions for staying safe online. WTF??

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So some comedians decided to try holding an online stand-up comedy night. The results? Well, you can read a transcript of the evening yourself.

[Link: Twitter Comedy]

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Hot on the heels (well, lukewarm) of A-ha’s Take on Me literal translation video comes this Total Eclipse of the Heart literal translation video. Personally, even without the literal translation this is one creepy as hell video. If anyone has any metaphorical translation for me, I’d like to hear it!

Incidentally, according to Tom Reynolds, the author of I Hate Myself and Want To Die (an utterly hilarious book about the 52 most depressing songs he knows), regarding Total Eclipse of the Heart:

The Welsh singer’s collaboration with Meat Loaf producer Jim Steinman still vanquishes all those who turn around to gaze into its bright eyes. Under Steinman’s direction, Tyler rasps her way through a million permutations of the phrase “every now and then, I get a little bit [insert neurosis here]” before losing it during the song’s demented chorus. Clocking in at over seven minutes, Total Eclipse is Wagner’s Ring Cycle without the funny hats; the equivalent of an opera company pelting you with copies of Anne Rice novels. You’re completely drained when it’s over and desperately in need of a shower to rinse off the raven droppings.

Yep. That’s pretty damned depressing right there.

Edit: I just found out that this video was shot in a Sanatarium, which might go a long way toward explaining things.

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I’ve recently joined the ranks of the Xbox 360 owners, and I’ve discovered that my console actually has a voice of its own. Yes, it blogs about what and how I’ve been playing. Go check out what my Xbox 360 has been saying about me: Feeyaad’s Xbox 360 Blog. According to the console:

…and Feeyaad won’t admit this, but I had to force him to stop.

It had to force me to…wha..?? Hmmm…Sounds like a certain someone else I know ;) You can sign your Xbox 360 to blog about you by signing up your gamertag at 360Voice.gamerdna.com. Put your console’s blog URL in the comments. I’d be keen to read what yours has to say about YOU.

[Link: 360Voice.gamerdna.com]

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Well, not really, but it IS sung to Beauty and The Beast’s “Bonjour” (or whatever the first track in that movie is). And almost all of it is true, don’t you think?

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All your memes are belong to us

Do you know the Internet? The meme-y side of the ‘net? Greg Rutter has compiled a list of 99 things that you should have seen on the net by now. If you haven’t, then get cracking! How many of these can you say you’ve experienced so far? I think I can proudly (or not) say I’ve got most of em down. Personally, I think I’d have to add at least one more to make it an even 100: animutation.

[You should have seen this]

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So how well do you think you know your Internet acronyms? Take this little test to find out! I scored a paltry 24 out of 30. Can you do better?

[Link: Sporcle - Can you name the common chat room acronyms?]

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On the subject of words…

I read this Wikipedia article, and I’m not sure I understood more than half the words in the first paragraph. Herewith:

Diga Leka is one of the 180 woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq Welega Zone, Diga Leka is bordered on the south by an exclave of the Benishangul-Gumuz Region, on the west by the Didessa River which separates it from the Illubabor Zone on the southwest and the Mirab Welega Zone on the west, on the north by Sasiga, on the northeast by Guto Wayu and on the southeast by Jimma Arjo. The administrative center of the woreda is Gatama; other towns in Diga Leka include Arjo Gudetu and Diga.

Does this make any sense to you? Did your mind de-focus? This isn’t the first time this has happened to me when reading something online, and it highlight a key problem with something such as Wikipedia; sometimes the article gets so bogged down in words that any meaning an innocent bystander might obtain would be minimal (as with this article).

This, of course, does beg the question on whether it needs correcting, and if so, how. Yes, you could follow about sixteen hyperlinks’ worth of definitions, but then you run the risk of losing yourself in even more convoluted articles, especially where the subject matter becomes highly technical. Anyone have any suggestions?

[Link: Wikipedia - Diga Leka]

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I realize that I haven’t posted a fun Flash game in a while, so here’s one that will keep you occupied for quite some time. Perfect Balance has you trying to achieve just that by stacking various shapes in various configurations. It’s not as easy as you’d imagine, and there appear to be multiple solutions to some puzzles. Still, it’ll keep you thinking, and on a Friday, it might just be a nice way to while a boring day away. If you DO have work to do, stay away from this game for now! It’s well addictive!

[Link: Perfect Balance via Kotaku]

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According to the Typealizer analysis, Utter Insanity authors are classified as ENTP – Visionaries:

The charming and trend savvy type. They are especially attuned to the big picture and anticipate trends. They often have sophisticated language skills and come across as witty and social. At the end of theday, however, they are pragmatic decision makers and have a good analytical ability.

They enjoy work that lets them use their cleverness, great communication skills and knack for new exciting ventures. They have to look out not to become quitters, since they easily get bored when the creative exciting start-up phase is over.

Aww…isn’t that nice? Do you agree with this analysis? Let us know what your blogs say about you!

[Link: Typealizer, thanks Tim!]

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