by syaffolee

More Links and a Meme

The Ketchup Conundrum. “Mustard now comes in dozens of varieties. Why has ketchup stayed the same?” Good question. A very interesting history of the condiment industry.

Couple planned to ‘sacrifice’ children. Yes, some people up here in New Hampshire are total crazies. Lock your doors and don’t pick up hitchhikers.

Journos and Bloggers: Can Both Survive? These BloggerCon people are acting like weblogging is journalism but in a lot of cases it isn’t. It’s something different. It’s like comparing apples and oatmeal. Besides, journalists have jobs that are at the whim of their publishers. Bloggers can publish anything if they have an internet connection.

World’s strongest acid created. “The world’s strongest acid, at least a million times more potent than concentrated sulphuric acid, has been made in a lab in California. Perhaps confusingly, it is also one of the least corrosive.”

How ‘Dungeons’ changed the world. An article about the 30th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons–a role playing game for the social nerd. I have never played any role playing games even though some people have tried to convince me to.

Tales from the blogosphere. Yet another article about weblogs for the clueless.

Patron Saint of the Nerds. “Here in the oldest church building in New Orleans, tucked into a dark corner by the door as far away from the main altar as possible, stands the statue of St. Expedite — the unofficial patron saint of hackers.”

Hanks may lead ‘Da Vinci’ movie. Tom Hanks is expected to step into the scholarly shoes of Robert Langdon, the professor who unravels the mystery of the Holy Grail in the film version of Dan Brown’s phenomenally successful novel “The Da Vinci Code.” This only came to my attention because people I know are totally into this book. I don’t know–when I read the book, I did not picture someone like Hanks to be the main character. I pictured someone like Bill Pullman in Spaceballs.

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Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Reconnect:: Internet
  2. Gearshiift:: Stick
  3. Mania:: Crazy
  4. Manhattan:: People
  5. First date:: No kissing
  6. District:: Redrawn
  7. Yearbook:: Signatures
  8. Breakup:: Fight
  9. Episode:: One
  10. Costume:: Frenzy