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If I were working on an ethnographic study on the Global Twitter Tribe, I would start here with Twitter Earth…

April 23, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet If you have some inexplicable fascination of Twitter, the much beloved or maligned or questioned (depending on you hang out with…) but can't-be-ignored, new kid on the block, by my troth! you definitely should check out Twitter Earth…   Twitter Earth is basically a 3D presentation of Twittervision, which shows every tweet, live, and […]

Wired article struck a cord and so I am copying and pasting the whole thing…

April 13, 2009 mark my word: twitter will doom us all

Tweet Ok. I am not really going to do this. But I just want to do something about this article: Scott Brown’s “Gag Reflexes” in Wired (April 2009). The online edition has a longer title: “Scott Brown on Stand-Up Comedy, Lingua Franca of the Wired World” which sums up Mr. Brown’s theory. Maybe crumple up […]

If you like Sound of Music, you are going to love this. DO Re Mi remixed!

April 8, 2009 random

Tweet via youtube.com The beginning may be slow, but stay with it. It is so cool I am getting goose bumps all over my body just watching it now as I type this. Posted via web from The Absence of Alternatives

The Legend of Kung Fu again: video of the curtain call performance… the actual show is 100 times better

March 30, 2009 through the looking glass

Tweet From the curtain calls it is easy to see that why Chinese consider this show to be strictly for tourists: cheesy, gaudy, and full of Kung Fu cliches. But it is the same with all the Kung Fu (and Wuxia) movies that we love. So why not just admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this […]

In praise of Kome Kome Shu: Sake that is easy to love and drink

February 24, 2009 random

Tweet If you have never tried Sake, or if you tried but didn’t think that Sake is for you. Give it a try again. But this time, try the Kome Kome Shu. Literally, Rice Rice Wine/Booze. The alcohol content is much lower than the common varieties out there, at only 7%. And it is SWEET, […]

“Congratulation, Neil Gaiman!”

February 2, 2009 random

Tweet Came upon this blog entry on Geed Dad (part of the Wired blogosphere). Was surprised to see that Neil Gaiman’s book won the Newberry Medal. Well, not really surprised. Actually was surprised that Gaiman was surprised. My 5th grader couldn’t put this book down. True to Gaiman’s fashion, the book is dark (judging by […]

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More on the US Air plane landing in the Husdon River…

January 16, 2009 random

Tweet The BOOT – The Business of Online Travel: Can a plane land on water and have survivors? Of course it can! This blog post has many more links to information concerning the US Air plane landing in the Hudson River. It is interesting to view this incident from the perspective of someone from the […]

My favorite quote: “The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.”

January 15, 2009 random

Tweet “The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.” Henry Kissinger I am sure he said it in a context that was different from what I take this saying to mean.  FWIW, for some reason, it’s been haunting me.  Sometimes I see it as pessimistic, sometimes I see it as optimistic, Grin and bear it.  […]

Where do people find the time to blog? And the Huffington Post’s guide to blogging…

January 14, 2009 random

Tweet I am seriously puzzled.  I have checked out the “competitions” out there: do a google search (or a google blog search, even better), and there are a lot of suburban moms out there, clicking away. Many of them are writers, professional even, were or still are.  Thank god! They all have kids, well, duh, that’s […]

I Promise: last post about Dr. Maddow this week…

December 4, 2008 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet Follow Rachel Maddow on Twitter! Oh, oh, oh, and watch this old clip (from before we all fell in love with her) showing Maddow’s commentary on John Bolton, dubbed as the Worst Diplomat, ever. Brilliantly funny!