Today is National Punctuation Day in the US of A. Be careful who you correct, lest you fall victim to Muphry's Law.
- Find pedants throughout the day on #NationalPunctuationDay
- Does anyone actually type out 'dot dot dot' in messages? Seems to defeat the purpose of an ellipsis somewhat.
"The world does not need every single opinion at every single moment"
Read this interview with the oh-so wonderful, whip-smart and extremely funny Mallory Ortberg. Then, since you're already there you might as well read the rest of that issue of Kernel Mag. It's all about making the Web a better place. There's another great interview in DigiDay which discusses actual disruption in the media, rather than the buzzword-y kind.
Here are five of my favourite Ortberg humour pieces from the Toast.
- Song Lyrics Improved By Replacing Proper Nouns With Cats
- Two Medieval Monks Invent Maps
- Two Medieval Monks Invent Art
- Every Irish Novel Ever
- Dirtbag Teddy Roosevelt
Attempt to remove mentions of civil disobedience from history curriculum sparks civil disobedience.
The right-leaning board-members said they believe history teachers should teach nationalism, respect for authority and reverence for free markets. They should avoid teaching any historical events or acts that promote “civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.
World Of Brocraft
Idiots still making apparel emblazoned with rape jokes. Someday this won't be a semi-regular occurence.
- Very tangential: Blizzard cancels Titan. After seven years of development work, though it's not clear what that actually means.
Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
Occupants of the Westboro church and Equality House have even exchanged phone numbers. Recently, when someone took all of the Equality House gay pride flags and, without their knowledge, deposited them in Westboro’s yard, Hammet’s phone beeped with a text message. “It said something like: ‘A criminal has taken your flags and put them in our yard. We have put them in your mailbox. We would like to return them to you.’”
A bed for your smartphone, a speaker that only plays U2, a guide to spoilers, dancing traffic lights, and comedy is the new rock 'n' roll … again.
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