Showing posts from December, 2008

I see what you did there.

And I take issue with it!

A visual representation of the current state of my blog


The best quiz I've seen in quite a while

A YouTube meme that I can't quite understand

Make your own fake emergency broadcast alerts!

Tvärvägen - September

Nws from the world of Litratur

Word comes of the latest attempt at publishing a book-length lipogram (a lipogram is an extended piece of writing that purposely omits one or more letters).
Soffi Stiassni will be rewriting Tao Lin’s Eeeee Eee Eeee using Georges Perec’s sans ‘e’ method derived in A Void.The revised title is either yet to be released or is now "—– — —-."
Meanwhile I am delighted to notice that the Wikipedia entry for Gadsby is similarly lipogrammatic -- much to the consternation of some of the folks chiming in on the discussion page.

December will be magic again

Oh, Reuters! Can you help me decide if I should bother with my annual fun of looking at the UK pop charts and obsessing as to what will be the Christmas Number One Single?
As the festive season approaches, the best-selling Christmas songs of the past will probably have a yuletide chart encore. But missing from the holiday revelry will be much in the way of new Christmas-themed releases from mainstream pop acts.

Some of the blame rests with the enormously popular TV talent show "The X Factor," which for the fourth consecutive year will release its winner's debut single right before Christmas, effectively rendering the once-pitched battle for the season's No. 1 a one-horse race.

The "X Factor" victor's single is due after the show's December 13 finale. The strongest challenger is expected to be "Once Upon a Christmas Song," a charity tune by transsexual singer Geraldine, a.k.a. comedian Peter Kay.Hmmm.

Oh YouTube! Can we have a listen to that …

Made up word of the day

PROCRUSTINATE: To obsessively waste precisely the same amount of time
every day.

Things I find

I was unaware that Sixpence None the Richer did a cover of "Don't Dream it's Over."

It sounds exactly the way I thought it would!

Great Moments in Fashion

"Teen-age girls in blue jeans, wearing the beret, horn rimmed glasses and goatee affected by Dizzy Gillespie, "bebop" music king, stand to have his autograph."