Archive for December, 2007

“Like Such As”

Posted in Humor, Meanderings on December 20, 2007 by weirleader

While I’m hesitant to just jump on the bandwagon with the vast number of sites that will likely blog on this topic, it really is fun and interesting (at least to me).

Somebody has compiled a list of memorable quotes for the year 2007. Their methodology is not known to me at this time, but their results make for a humorous moment or two. I actually was surprised to hear the (apparently famous) quote: “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” It just goes to show how out of touch I am when I listen solely to Books on CD… no NPR, no idea of current events. 🙂 Continue reading

More Environmental Inaction

Posted in Health, Politics on December 20, 2007 by weirleader

In a not-so-surprising ruling, the EPA denied the rights of states to set strict air quality standards independently of the government. A Californian at heart, I’m quite disappointed to see yet another instance of our “hands-off” government illustrating how “hands-off” is really just a euphemism for “hands-off what helps the little guy”.
In this article from the N.Y. Times, Stephen Johnson, head of the EPA, says,

Climate change affects everyone regardless of where greenhouse gases occur, so California is not exclusive. Continue reading

MORE Engrish: Or Yoda’s Port-A-Potty

Posted in Humor, Linguistics on December 4, 2007 by weirleader

Sorry – couldn’t resist just one more.

Actually, it’s WritinWrong’s fault for reminding me how addictive it can be to peruse that site. 🙂

IF GO YOU WILL, USE IT YOU MUST!

Yoda’s PortAPotty

Engrish

Posted in Humor, Linguistics with tags on December 3, 2007 by weirleader

Thanks to Daniyel for pointing me in the direction of this site on the beauties of the English language (more specifically, on the beauties of others attempting to speak or write in English). Some are better than others, but I figured I’d grace you all with this lovingly designed ad for (I’m guessing) a picture studio.

Cracks me up! 😉

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