Archive for the 'culture' Category

September 22, 2006

One of the funniest discussions of emoticons I’ve ever seen (in an interview of John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats on Pitchfork):

Pitchfork: I figure there’s one way to start an e-mail interview: A friend of mine taught me this emoticon, Q:), which is a smiling Davy Crockett. What ya got?

John Darnielle: My friend Mark Givens and I had an emoticon we amused ourselves with years ago. Not sure if I can remember it. :/> I think it was, but that’s a rough guess. To me, it looks like perhaps it means “becoming gradually but unignorably cognizant of one’s status as a resident of Hell.”

September 12, 2006

The real story behind MySpace: Spam. Oh, and that Tom guy didn’t start it out of his garage.

August 31, 2006

The Simpsons if they were Indian.

August 22, 2006

If Chaucer had a blog today. My favorite entry so far: Serpentes on a Shippe!

August 21, 2006

When zombies attack, make sure you’re prepared.

August 9, 2006

On the perils of male restroom etiquette.

August 7, 2006

Starry Nights completely in Lego.

August 4, 2006

Simpsons quotes for everyday use. Complete with instructions!

August 3, 2006

Jon Stewart – He has an intelligence agency. A campaign has been brewing for a while to get him to run for President. And now we know why: Jon Stewart = God. (Thanks, Jill!)

July 28, 2006

Can the Communist Unicorn’s horn of classless social structure hold up against the Freedom Unicorn’s hooves of capitalist opportunity? Read on to find out.