Newsflash: You’re Not Good Enough
Life: gender, humor, media
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The excellent humorist Jay Pinkerton just wrote about Men’s Health magazine. It’s a lighthearted but wholly accurate look at a common magazine formula.
Writing and Formatting
Life: design, English, web
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I just read a good post on Gadetopia about writing skills and had a small correction to offer. Go read it and come back (and read the two linked posts about Word and Frontpage use). I’ll wait.
Life: English, humor
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I’ve always loved English’s hyper-specific words like defenstrate (to throw something out of a window) and borborygm (a rumbling noise caused by shifting air in the bowels). Something about them is deeply and indelibly funny.
Think Outside the Euclidean Universe
Life: graphics, humor, math, work
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You’ve probably all seen the brain-teaser that’s a perennial favorite with uncreative managers the world over. (Why an exercise in creative thinking is really only loved by incredibly boring people is a discussion beyond the scope of this blog post.) The brain-teaser goes like this: