Fun & Games


Easy: From Ironic Sans, see how many US States you can name in ten minutes. I got all 50 in 3:23.

Hard: The Impossible Quiz Deluxe from DeviantArt (takes a while to load).

Potentially Addictive: Vox Imperium, a web-based civilization-type game. I haven’t tried it yet. I’m not sure if I should but here are instructions how to start.

Metametaanalysis


Q: What’s worse than the media wasting a lot of time and space with endless coverage of celebrity fluff?

A: Media wasting time and space writing about how bad it is that the media wastes a lot of time and space with endless coverage of celebrity fluff?

Q: What’s worse than the media wasting time and space writing about how bad it is that the media wastes a lot of time and space with endless coverage of celebrity fluff?

A: A snarky blogger wasting time and space to write about how bad it is that the media is wasting time and space writing about how bad it is that the media wastes a lot of time and space with endless coverage of celebrity fluff!

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Equine Scatology


The Infoplease Editor’s Blog contains an entry about the popular misconception that the number of hooves in the air on an equestrian statue indicates how the rider met his death. I remember my father telling of this urban legend when I was a child (incidentally when describing the George Washington statue in Boston’s Public Garden that illustrates the blog post). Dad added that if all four hooves of the horse are off the ground that the rider died from falling off his horse.

Sullivan humor. You can laugh or groan but you cannot ignore it.