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Flocabulary

From Lifehacker.com:

"Study aid Flocabulary puts the definitions to SAT and GRE vocabulary words into hip-hop rhymes. The words are used in real-world contexts, and the definitions are right in the lyrics."

Download an MP3 here

I tootled around the site, and ended up finding some of the mad lyrics. It was then that I realized that this is exactly what Reverend Lovejoy should be doing.

Hey Crazy

So my boss's son has this thing where creates a menu for dinner. He's apparently been doing it for the past month,

It got me thinking about what sort of weird things I did as a kid in elementary school . . . for instance, I carried a briefcase and wore supsenders in 2nd grade. Just thought I'd share that with y'all.

Hey Crazy

So my boss's son has this thing where creates a menu for dinner. He's apparently been doing it for the past month,

It got me thinking about what sort of weird things I did as a kid in elementary school . . . for instance, I carried a briefcase and wore supsenders in 2nd grade. Just thought I'd share that with y'all. "briefcase"

My goal is to obtain a position with your comapny.

What's new and improved? The resume.

I fucking HATE resumes. Cover letters are none better. In no way does a resume show what a shining bucket of sunshine I am. I've always had trouble when I have to submit a resume without meeting the person/people.

The T-letter will hopefully change the face of job applications from now on. Much like a better mouse trap, the T-letter is due to make life easier for both sides.

Basically, there's an intro paragraph at the top, then two columns below. One has the qualification the company is looking for, and in the other column, you list your matching skillz. Brilliant!

Plus, at least for a while, you can knock the pants off employers by using this HOT NEW TECHNOLOGY.

Bad Ska Puns

I was reading boingboing today, and saw that someone has put together a nice introduction to ska.

I'll stand by my love of ska, even though we're way past the 90's and the only place I've heard ska in the last five years was in Germany.

In any case, I loved the site and wanted to share.

Ska for the Skeptical

Scan-dalous

Here's the first image I scanned with my new neg scanner. Soon I'll have all my Ireland photos online, but I wanted to post at least one.

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Matt Ryan.

"matt"

A New Take On Bear Vs Lion

In The Good Fights Thread, we discussed how whether a bear or a lion would be victorious if engaged in mortal kombat. Unfortunately, we were never able to put our hypotheses to the test in a real-world battle. We may never have the pleasure of watching Yogi and Mufasa fight to the death, but we can know for certain who has the most google juice.
"mufasayogi"
[size=2]Incidentally

Fiction to Film

I was musing on this topic on my blog, and thought I'd ask the masses.

If you were to read a book (ala book club style) and then watch the movie of it, what books would you choose?

Apocolypse Now/Heart of Darkness
Jurassic Park
The Passion/The Bible

jeaun'slist.org

I'm home for the weekend, and my mom brought home an Oscarvision that they were throwing out at the library. It's a VCR and monitor, (not a TV, which is why she is now discarding it) and I was wondering if any of you fools wanted a free Oscarvision. I cleaned the heads and the thing still has fuzzy video and wavering sound, but I am continually amazed at what is valuable to all of you. Perhaps this could be part of an art installation or hamster cage.

oscar oscar

ScienceNow has flow.

Nice job, Win. I was just emailed this Salon article this morning, from a colleague who I told about the show.

Quote:
Science makes, the world takes!
Speaking of boundless wonders, Nova's new show "ScienceNow" is a clever, creative exploration of the science world, from the latest discoveries and ideas coming down the pike, to the eclectic geniuses who make science happen! Personally, Jonathan's psychosocial pathologies fascinate me more than most scientific inquiries, but "Nova ScienceNow" makes it all seem interesting and worthwhile. For example, did you know that if New Orleans suffered a direct hit from a Category 5 hurricane, the French Quarter would potentially be under 22 feet of water, and because the city is in a huge basin, there'd be no way for the water to drain?

But my favorite segment was the one that focused on an engineer named James who keeps pet ants and creates swarming robots and schedules every second of his day. ("There's always time at the red lights to tie your shoes," says James.) They even showed him arguing about his intricate schedule with his girlfriend, catering directly to my rubbernecking demographic.

Girlfriend: "You don't schedule properly."

James: "It's very well scheduled, it's just ..."

Girlfriend: "No, it's not."

James: "It's very precise. It's a serious, intense schedule."

Girlfriend: "It doesn't ever go according to the times that are here."

James: "It does sometimes, except for the events right before I see you."

Girlfriend: "Those ones! Just those ones!"

Trust me, you have to check out "Nova ScienceNow." It premieres Tuesday, Jan. 25, on PBS (check local listings for times).

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