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Archive: November, 2005
“The Icelandic Knocker Frog is unique in being the only animal on the planet, apart from man, that can make cheese on toast. They can also climb rope ladders, a skill that has proven invaluable over the years in helping them to escape from danger. You’re probably wondering why it’s called a ‘Knocker’ Frog. So are we.”
The University of the Bleeding Obvious
Billy Harvey Music is a super fun Flash site where Billy himself welcomes you.
Check out these top of the line, one of a kind sticks…er, I mean, wands, for sale – less than $20!
Every year, in the wake of overstuffed stomachs full of Thanksgiving mashed potatos, pumpkin pie and tryptophan, the denizens of the United States of America arise from their football drunken slumber to attend Black Friday, a quasi-holiday born out of immense consumerism and passed off as preparation for the holiday season. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Stores mark their success for the whole year on how much they sell on this most sacred of shopping events, and consumers come out in packs, biting, kicking and scratching for the best deals, in spite of the fact that the stores are chalk-full of other likeminded money-exchangers and some establishments are so packed that it practically involves copulation to make it through the aisles (aka queues).
But never fear, there is a solution. Buy Nothing Day is an anti-Black Friday, anti-c0nsumerism holiday meant for the most part to directly lower the end-of-day sales and slow our ever increasing reliance on exchanging money for goods. It is also a time to truly reflect on what we already have and find appreciation for it. To sit back and look at that sweater you’ve been wearing since college and appreciate how much wear and tear you got out of it. To think about your girlfriends or mothers or children or friends and how happy they make you, and to realize that the old saying really is true, “The best things in life are free.” Or at least as cheap as you want them to be.
YubNub, the (social) command-line for the web.
YubNub is a command-line for the web. After setting it up on your browser, you simply type “gim porsche 911″ to do a Google Image Search for pictures of Porsche 911 sports cars. Type “random 49″ to return random numbers between 1 and 49, courtesy of random.org. And best of all, you can make a new command by giving YubNub an appropriate URL.
Oh yeah, and another thing that rocks about YubNub, it means “Hooray” in the Ewok language.
HBO is a for-pay premium channel available in the US which has spawned shows such The Sopranos and Sex & the City, as well as some really good joint-BBC ventures such as Rome & Extras.
They’ve teamed up with PBS to produce their latest original movie, Yesterday, a movie about a South African mother who’s contracted AIDS through her husband and is struggling to survive to see her daughter start school. It was filmed entirely in South Africa. The site includes a trailer.
Have you seen these posts on ClickNathan?
You may or may not agree with him, but you can’t deny he does have some good arguments…
Oh yeah, and if you have something to say, leave your opinions under his articles, not here. He earned ‘em. Unless you want to leave a comment like, “Olivia, you rock! And you’re a much better driver than Nathan.” In which case, leave it here and there. Thank you.
Wow I have such a mixture of emotions today. I was meant to spend my first Thanksgiving with Nathan’s whole family, cozying up with him, eating all kinds of vegetarian delights prepared by his lovely mom and celebrating my first proper snow with him.
Instead I’m stuck at home working on a frighteningly impossible amount of work trying to break the main hump before it breaks me, watching the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV and squealing about the snow all on my own. I’ll need to raid the fridge later (and try my best to resist the Chort’s halloween basket) for my Thanksgiving dinner.
Next year I’m definitely not missing it.
Anyway, I hope wherever you are today my American readers, that you have a fantastic day!
And the most important part of this post – Nathan, I miss you terribly!!!!!!
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