Friday, January 26, 2007

Feckless Friday

Only 11 months 'til the day after Christmas!

When it comes to blogging, I’ve got a big bag of nothing right now. I think I’ve transferred my lack of motivation towards schoolwork over to blogging, because I actually did write my first post for school yesterday. I decided to answer the question “Do you think the Internet is in and of itself a digital library?” To which my answer was “Not only ‘No’, but ‘Hell No’”.

Here are some news items of note:

* Did you say pork-flavored postage stamp? I thought you did!

* As much as I love coffee, I’m surprised I only recently heard of this. I’d be willing to try it if it didn’t cost so much. I wonder what it tastes like if you pass it through a housecat? I'll let you know.

* Having trouble quitting smoking? Maybe brain damage can help!

* This is pretty funny. My favorite is the toy pole dancing kit. The headline on that one is a classic!

* Be careful when microwaving your sponge.

Today’s half-assed birthdays are brought to you by the fine folks at Chia.



Blogger hollibobolli said...

You don't think the internet is an online dictionary? Where do you go look up things you're interested in first? The library - or your computer?

I'm going to get that pole dancing toy thing for Nate. Maybe it will work out his back problems.

1/26/2007 1:26 PM  
Blogger hollibobolli said...

Oh - and funny.. Poppy printed out that sponge article to end the sponge feud in our house. I should keep the fire alive by sending this one to all parties involved. Down with sponges.


1/26/2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger JC said...

The Internet is a great reference source, but it can't be said to be a library. Libraries have quality control of the materials that are selected, and they also have focuses to their collections. The Internet also only scratches the surface of available information, some of which cannot be accessed via the open web (like scholarly journals). The discriminating information seeker can get a lot of good info from the Internet if they know how to evaluate the info they find so they can throw out the bad stuff. People who don't know how to evaluate the info can run into problems. For proof that any jackass can publish garbage on the Internet, look no further than this blog! :D

And sponge feud? Must know more.

1/26/2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger paintergirl said...

Ok can the pole dancing kit be considered a business expense? How cute is that?
And you left out the great thing about the stamp-it's scratch and sniff. I would have hated to smell/taste the stamp when it was the year of the tiger.
I'm with Holli, I'll carry a sign any day that says down with sponges. I use a brush baby to wash those dishes.

1/26/2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger hollibobolli said...

I can't believe I missed this.. Ellen (in our house) is DORY!!!

paintergirl - I'm a brushbaby too. aye aye!

it's a library!!!


1/26/2007 10:16 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

um, triple gag on the civet-processed coffee beans. I just had my morning mocha dammit!

1/27/2007 8:42 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

It may be 11 months until the day after Christmas but it's only 52 days until spring, not that I'm counting the days or anything.

The coffee thing is disgusting.

Ellen Degeneres scored when she got Portia to go out with her. That girl could make me switch teams

1/27/2007 1:05 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

JC, I have no idea how you manage to find all these weird things. The coffee has to be one of the strangest. I think I'll stay away from that one!

1/27/2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Well Sh!t, are you telling me all my research papers with wikipedia as my info source are rubbish?!

1/28/2007 10:11 AM  
Blogger JC said...

I don't know, I know that the civet coffee is pooped out by a cat, but for some reason it doesn't strike me as much more disgusting than a lot of other stuff we consume. It's washed first (one would hope).

b - not necessarily. There's a lot of good info there, but there's also some crap too. Like one time I looked at a page for a personality disorder on Wikipedia, and listed under "symptoms" was: "If your name is _____ friggin' ______". They did fix it fairly quickly, but the fact that it can be edited by anyone concerns me. In my classes we can't use Wikipedia as a cited source. I do use it as a general reference quite a bit, but if there is something in there that sounds fishy, I take it with a huge grain of salt.

1/28/2007 2:04 PM  

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