October 2007


“Ninja Parade Slips through Town Unnoticed Once Again“ (via The Onion) Update: I fixed the link. Let’s see how long it takes before the ninjas change it again…

The Boy Who Sees without Eyes

…a documentary about Ben Underwood, a boy who had his eyes removed (cancer) at age two. He is the only person in the world ever really to have used echolocation to replace eyesight. That we know of. Because Daredevil, you know, wasn’t a real guy.

Word of the Day.

nosism (NO-siz-em) noun The use of ‘we’ in referring to oneself. [From Latin nos (we).] As it’s often used by editors, it’s also known as the “editorial we”.It’s also called “the royal we” owing to its frequent use by royalty.Mark Twain once said, “Only kings, presidents, editors, and peoplewith tapeworms have the right to use …

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Joke of the Day.

Pure D. Wrong: I rear-ended a car this morning. So there we are alongside the road and slowly the driver gets out of the car…and you know how you just-get-sooo-stressed and life-stuff seems to get funny? Yeah,well, I could NOT believe it…he was a DWARF! He storms over to my car, looks up at me …

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Word of the Day.

lexiphanes (lex-SIF-uh-neez) noun One who uses words pretentiously. [From Greek lexiphanes (phrase monger), from lexis (word or phrase) + -phaneia(to show).] -Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

Chocolate Reviews: Dagoba New Moon & 3400 Phinney, Coconut Curry

Dagoba Organic Chocolate, New Moon (74%) Decent. Nicely balanced between fruity (not a specific fruit, just fruity) and loamy/earthy tastes. After the lavender and xocolatl, though, I was expecting to be seriously impressed. Nope. It was good, but I’d rather have the lavender and eat Green & Black’s dark chocolate instead. Better than Godiva by …

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