Language in Danger

Our world’s cultural richness is being diminished by the ongoing success of English, an English supported by international communications technology and the success of the American way of life. In other words, we have finally built the Babel tower after all, and it broadcasts “The Simpsons.” Discuss.

One of those web things you do

Unconscious Mutterings (via Alex (via Anne)) – it’s free association time folks… 1. Badminton :: Smash2. Obsessive compulsive :: Terminology3. Prosthetics :: Scary4. Sophistication :: Restaurant5. Hiphop :: Bass6. Stammering :: Embarassment7. Property taxes :: Unfair8. Lowrider :: Bellybutton9. Blowtorch :: Torture10. Formality :: Religion Now I’ve just got to figure out what all that…Continue reading One of those web things you do

It's not the photo

Meg proves once again that the best photo’s are often accompanied by a killer comment. Just don’t read it if you have a mouthful of sandwich. Takes ages to get the bits out from your keyboard!

We should be dead

According to today’s regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s probably shouldn’t have survived, because…… Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was…Continue reading We should be dead

Dumb and dumber

Interesting article: Is technology making us dumber?. “When you can always dash off another follow-up e-mail at no cost, you don’t need to be careful to get your thought clearly and fully expressed in a letter,” Again it’s one of these discussions that I can always, in my head at least, rationalise by stating that…Continue reading Dumb and dumber

Stop

Vaughan points out what we all know but rarely accomplish, and manages to remind me of this well known poem: What is this life if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stare? No time to stand beneath the boughsAnd stare as long as sheep and cows. No time to see, when woods…Continue reading Stop

Michael Moore

It appears that Michael Moore.com was hacked. Yes, the Oscar award winning documentarist is a victim of something he, in times past, may have attempted. The hacked page can be seen here. Whether you are a fan of his or not, and personally I’m not sure either way, you have to admit that, by speaking…Continue reading Michael Moore