You learn something new every day
Friday June 20th 2008
I had no idea that Estonian was Finno-Ugric!
(Discovered after someone sent a flower order through our system this morning with a message in what I initially thought to be Finnish)
Quite busy at the moment co-ordinating a trip to the Supanova convention next weekend. There is the possibility that I may be able to get some free tickets which (along with the fact that Jewel Staite is going to be there *g*) seems to have motivated the guys to want to go. What'll happen if I can't get any free tickets will be interesting.
One odd thing I've noticed over the last week of emailing back and forth about the event is that I have terrible trouble typing the word Staite. I always seem to type statite instead. The fact that I even know that "statite" is a word is slightly worrying.
Later: Water ice on Mars! W00t!! :D
File under: Linguistics
Siz Degrees of... I dunno, Elvis?
Thursday June 19th 2008
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin sang Twenty Nine Palms about Alannah Myles. Alannah Myles sang Black Velvet about Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley sang (covered) Killing Me Softly about Don McLean. Don McLean sang American Pie about Buddy Holly...
This could go on for hours.
File under: Musical Snobbery
I think I`m better than Chuck Swirsky!
Monday June 16th 2008
So, it's the 22nd of November 1987. You're in Chigaco Illinois, and you're settling down to watch the late night showing of the Doctor Who serial The Horror of Fang Rock. Fifteen minutes in, this happens...
How could I not have heard of this before? It's awesome!! :D
(I'll try and blog a bit more this week - work's been insane)
(Oh, and the link's probably not safe for work - or at least any work that values good taste)
File under: TV, Cinema and Other Ways to Waste Your Life
Enter Romulus Augustulus, bearing a Chicken
Wednesday June 11th 2008
In 500 years time, when university students study the decline and fall of western civilisation, this will be a prime exhibit...
There is nothing more to be said.
File under: Cultural Snobbery