Anytime I use grammar incorrectly I have to correct myself three times aloud or...– i am neurotic: grammatically correct
Sometimes we will be drunk because of the fully stocked bar and perfectly...– Nothing To Say
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?– Ernest Hemingway [via]
Archbishops condemn City traders →
Oh yes, I do like it when the Church gets some balls. Religious balls, obviously. Though I am disappointed to note that phrases like “may all the City hotshots burn for eternity in the darkest cesspits of Hell” don’t seem to be included.
A showcase of 20+ airport signage designs and... →
Clearly, there is something wrong with me. But really, these are gorgeous airport signs. Yes, I said airport signs.
Focus on the work, not the writer's life →
“An enormously troubled state of mind doesn’t make an author great. Sublime writing does.” I heartily agree, and the fact that I own at least three books on the subject of mental health = artistic greatness does not affect that opinion. After all, I was young when I bought them, and highly impressionable.
5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book →
Possibly entirely correct. But then I don’t think I could ever live with myself if I started taking advice from a site called Brazen Careerist, featuring a cheesy header picture of the author smiling benevolently on all her idolising readers as they lap up her words of wisdom.
Urban Dictionary: Desk Rage →
I think a dignified silence would probably be the best response I can offer for this particular definition. I am certainly not nodding vigorously in agreement. No, definitely not.
Mass poll shows Labour wipeout across country →
And the Tories could return to power for a decade or more. Oh God.
None of this is about morality, or religion, or dogma, or big fancy questions of...– A speech by the late David Foster Wallace
The Rolling Exhibition →
15 countries, 31 cities, 32,000 photos, one stare.
Brompton Road is a street in Knightsbridge, London. It starts from Knightsbridge...– Brompton Road on Wikipedia
The word Dymaxion is a brand name that Buckminster Fuller used for several of...– Dymaxion on Wikipedia
He lends his name to a family of complex carbon structures called...– Buckminster Fuller on Wikipedia
Shearwater - Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five:...
How to Kickstart a Low-Productivity Day →
Another Lifehacker gem. If the headline alone doesn’t make you want to shoot yourself in the head, then the five essential tips - including one which suggests you should “open up a best-selling business book” - sure will.
We should start with the title: “national poet” would be better. And...– Mark Ravenhill on Andrew Motion and the post of poet laureate
Church 'owes Darwin an apology' →
And I am going to book my front row pew for the sermon in which the Archbishop of Centerbury says “Sorry, Charlie. No hard feelings, eh?”
YouTube bans violent videos →
Yes, but what about kitten videos? Are they still safe? They may not lead to violence, but they do inevitably cause herculean levels of procrastination.
The Wedding Present - Suck: “I didn’t...
Apple has patented "smart garments" →
Fantastic news. Here’s my equation. Garments - things you wear on your body. Prosthetic limbs - things you wear on your body. Result: it can only be a matter of time before I get my dream of the beautifully designed and highly ergonomic Apple iLeg. I’m going to get straight on the phone to Cupertino.
Furniture - Song for a Doberman: “Squeeze my...
"So what do you think qualifies you for this... →
If only it was this easy.
Except inasmuch as it can help move aside barriers to finishing the projects...– 43 Folders: Time, Attention, and Creative Work
Facebook imposes site facelift →
As an ‘occasional’ Facebook user (ahem), I don’t object to the new design, but this move seems draconian. I do, however, object to the way that they don’t seem to have quite settled on the placement of lements and menus, and thus things keep moving around …
Credit crunch halts boom in executive pay →
One of those double-edged stories. Whilst I celebrate the fact that fat cat executives are feeling the pinch, my attention is drawn to the byline: “… levelling off in packages of all but elite few bosses”. Hmm. Presumably we all have to be entirely broke before they’re affected.
Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world... →
Live updates! As they happen! [via]
Suppose you killed somebody ... →
What the web was invented for. A member of the public seeking useful advice from the assembled hordes on Metafilter on disposing of a body if - and only if, obviously - they had killed someone. My faith in the human race has instantly been restored by this thread [via]
Laureate bemoans 'thankless' job →
Apparently, the Queen never gives Poet Laureate Andrew Motion any opinions on his work for her. Shocking. Off with his head. And if he doesn’t want the job, I’ll do it. Ahem. “There was an old monarch called Lizzie …”
Court rules Thai prime minister must resign over... →
Upon reading this, I immediately started getting a disturbing vision in my head of Gordon Brown presenting Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook. God help me.
Home sales fall to one a week →
The Guardian’s homepage is currently carrying this headline under the delightfully pithy wording of “Estate agents selling only one house a week”. I am trying to have sympathy with them, really I am. Really. But no, sorry, I just can’t find even an ounce of pity in my stony heart.
Misspelling is faster on the iPhone →
“… apparently it’s easier and faster to just misspell words on your iPhone than to take the time to type them out in full”. We are breeding a nayshun of geekki tecknickerologikle illeterits. Or sumfink.
Channel 4 and Bebo launch Battlefront website in... →
Quick and easy ways to campaign on issues that concern you could well be the next big thing in social media websites. Discuss. Or join the Facebook group and talk about it on the Wall.
Who should play the new Worzel Gummidge? →
My CV is in the post. I now have the hair for it.