Saturday, October 10, 2009

10/9/2009 - The Day "the ONION" took over

Just as a reminder why I think 10/9/2009 will go down in the history books as the day on which The Onion clearly took over the world, I'll give you my 4 favorites of yesterday's headlines - in order of Onion-ness:

Taliban condemn Obama as Nobel Prize winner

NASA's 'Moon Bombing:' Crashing in a Crater, Looking for Ice

Marge Simpson Playboy Cover a Bold Controversial Cartoon

China calls on world media to tell nothing but the truth

Apropos the Onion, Mad Minerva pointed me to the following quiz: Actual Newspaper Story or the ONION Headline? I scored 8/12. This solid 67% (6 above the average at that time) qualifies for calling myself "Media Expert" from now on, I think.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Purpose Of Life

Well, I guess this blog is on hiatus again. But don't worry, new blog posts are piling up in my brain and will be released shortly...

Where was I? Oh, yes... Moments ago, one of my Twitter contacts (or, as we in the Twitterverse call them, followers) just came up with the best characterization of me ever. I could not say it better, even if I tried:

Not sure what this guy is up to, but makes me smile in 9 out of 10.

Sometimes, I catch myself thinking that my purpose in life should be to make everyone smile in, say, 95 out of 100.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ames' Optical Illusions

Just in case you need (or want) to get a migraine, try watching this vid several times in a row:

Ames room, invented by Adelbert Ames, Jr.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Twitter? - That's soooo 2008

This is supposed to be a satire, but I presume it will turn out to be a neat assessment of future developments:

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Btw, I like the not so hidden advice to interns: keep your little secrets...


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill

Yes, this blog seems to be on hiatus again. Take this post as a sign that I'm still around. I've been checking out twitter lately... great procrastination tool for sure!

Via John Dickerson's twitter feed, I found this awesome video:

Thought of bookmarking it for my oldest nephew, but did not. For obvious reasons. Btw, great song - "The Funeral" by "Band of Horses".

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Alan Murray (WSJ) on Internet Journalism

Alan Murray of The Wall Street Journal on hiring and managing online reporters from Nieman Journalism Lab on Vimeo.

If we had at least three politicians and more than a handful of journalists with that kind of internet knowledge, there would be hope to get Germany out of least developed country status internet-wise.