Sunday Mashup

Video! (Via @markcoker on Twitter)

If you read one thing this week…
Seriously, read 6 Mind-Blowing Ways Zombies and Vampires Explain America. Need I say more? (via Kait Nolan)

This’ll put the fear of God into you
Or at least the fear of inadequate proofreading. (via @techsurgeons on Twitter)

Thought Provoking
Not only do I have problems with time management, I’m one of those people who has a lot of trouble with time in general. Though I usually did quite well in school with little effort, I actually didn’t learn to tell time until sometime in middle school. I have trouble calculating time zones, conceptualizing daylight savings, and when my husband–then fiance–got out of boot camp and insisted on communicating in 24-hr time, I was totally boggled. Yet I wasn’t boggled by Beyond The Punch-Clock Life: The Tyranny Of Modern Time II which talks about the measuring of time as we know it in a historical sense and seems like it’s leading somewhere very interesting in future posts. (via @CaraWallace on Twitter)

And her petticoat!
“…and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain.” Well, yes, Louisa, but that might have something to do with the fact that It’s Raining Men, Jane Austen Style over at Kait Nolan’s blog. (via subscription)


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6 responses to “Sunday Mashup

  1. Most of this cracked me up, but the proofreading thing is priceless! Wouldn’t it be cool to find a list of the funniest typos in fiction? LOL

  2. Amy

    I knew how to read before Kindergarten but was totally baffled by the clock for a very long time. Mom LOVES to tell the story of how she would just say “Time for bed!” just about anytime I was being annoying, and off I would trot, oblivious. I’m still not great at it. I also have to physically hold up either my right or left arm and LOOK AT IT as a visual cue when someone asks me “left or right?” So I’m going to say it is OK to be both smart and a moron. It’s probably some sign of genius. Yeah… that’s it… GENIUS.

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