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Another Bloomin’ Christmas

Posted in Books, Modern Living, Music by Russ L on 30 December, 2012

Harry Crossmoose!

Well, it’s over now, but I hope everybody had a lovely time. I always love Christmas. This year, birds got fed.

In a general sense I hope that you have a merry new year too, but I don’t really care about all that so much.

Some links, why not:

~ The Worst Things For Sale. There should be a ‘via’ but I’ve forgotten.

~ “My Aretha” – I think I like the stuff he doesn’t like more than he likes it (or doesn’t), but the more general gist is interesting. And yes-yes-yes to that first “never”.

~ A bit by Tom Ewing about trolls that I’d agree with 100%, particularly the fact that “a word which spans ‘teasing a pop forum about its music tastes’ and ‘sending death threats by email to someone about their kids’ is not a sustainable word”. As an aside, that was my main problem with that “Thank You Hater!” song that everyone seemed to inexplicably love. I know that generally (not always, but generally) you already know that you’re in the midst of some complete drivel as soon as you hear the word ‘hater’ and as such I shouldn’t be surprised, but that thing appeared to view saying “You’re not funny and you never will be” (and similar) as somehow being the same thing as a threat of rape. Worried me a touch, so it did. Anyway, here ends the digression from what was only going to be a link in the first place.

~ A great piece about architecture and town planning in Brum, via Twitter.com/DuncAutumnStore. N.B. Of course we all know that henceforth anything even remotely connected to civic planning in Birmz must be followed by a “see also P’Ashton’s lovely piece”.

~ The physics of space battles – via Kottke, years ago.

~ “The Joking Computer, a kiosk-based installation running software made by artificial intelligence researchers at the University of Aberdeen. The software uses phonetic information about English words and semantic information from WordNet to generate pun-based riddles” – via Waxy, years ago.

~ I Write Like…

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