From a recent Groupon:

Without classical music, brides would have to run down the aisle to the tune of Yackety Sax and supervillains would have nothing to play on their pipe organs.


Via Mari. Yes, I did fix the spelling errors.

You’re a chinchilla:
Super cute and adorable, groomed to be the fuzzy master! You’re the FUZZIEST!!!!!!!! You have so many layers of fuzz you can’t even find your own feet. You’re cute and proud of it, so fuzzy and outgoing, no wonder people like you! And just look at those whiskers! =^_^= =^_^= What fuzzy animal are you? =^_^= {-With Pictures!-}
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What’s your blog worth?

My blog is worth $8,468.10.
How much is your blog worth?

$8,468.10, eh? I’m not sure if I should be pleased or irritated.

Here are a few comparison prices:

Derik: $17,500.74
Magazine Man: $54,760.38
Websnark: $108,391.68
Wil Wheaton dot Net: $1,639,988.70
Luke: $9,032.64
Goei: $564.54
Kelly: $564.54
Japundit: $141,699.54
Miklos: $5,645.40
Sunshine: $18,629.82
Hanzi Smatter: $184,604.58
Language Log: $353,966.58
Simon: $29,920.62

I guess I make an okay showing.

It’s fairly interesting to see how the math for these numbers was originally conceived. The data, of course, is taken from Technorati (which explains a lot, really). Here’s the link if you want to see how much your blog is (supposedly) worth.

Any artists in the audience?

I have decided that I would like a caricature of Junichiro Koizumi to use whenever I make reference to “Jun-Jun-kun”. It could be anime-chibi style, or American caricature style–just something distorted, with a big head, that looks like Koizumi.


The etymology of OMGWTFBBQ has several definitions of the term. It may or may not have originated on GameFAQs, Something Awful, and/or Starcraft, and it may or may not have something to do with the Korean word for “fuck you”.

Personally, I always just figured it was a way to mock Internet acronyms, but whatever. Also, I think saying BBQ stands for “be back quick” is BS. It’s barbecue. I mean, come on.

I’m not sure when I first heard it (thanks a lot, apartment fire, for destroying my records), but I know it was Kevin who first said it to me.


Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 26% Dork
For The Record:A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the “dork.” No-longer. Being smart isn’t as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.



My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 86% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 66% on geekosity
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You scored higher than 37% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid