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Twain Linky

man. just feeling wiped. you too? have some linky.

Mark Twain secretly wrote a vignette of Queen Elizabeth swapping fart and sex jokes with Shakespeare, Jonson and Bacon. (via Allen Varney)

Oscar the Grouch vs Grumpy Cat (via Craig Oxbrow)

Linguists in the audience, does this sound legit? “huh” as the one word common to all humans. It sounds like a just-so story to me…

The best hundred novels, from the perspective of the end of the 19th century. (Again, Allen Varney)

Zombie movie scenes rendered as impressionist art. These kinda work on some stupid level; there’s some spice to using impressionist techniques to depict the shambling hordes.

Ol Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang auditioned for the part of Mr Ed. This audio sounds very genuine to me; could it be authentic?
also: oral history of the Clan’s breakout album

Game of Thrones vs Mr Men/Little Miss

Star Wars as an Icelandic saga

Great Gamasutra piece on the demise of “social games” as a thing.

Did you two-strap it? Or were you a one-strap pony? #onestrappa4lyfe

And finally, the Gangsta Party Line. (Not worksafe due to abundant profanity.)

{ 3 } Comments

  1. jack | November 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I varied between one and two strapping, depending on context. But I made a point of one-strapping on the “wrong” (non-dominant) side; to this day, I still prefer to wear satchels etc so they sit on my left side (I’m right-handed), just because that’s how I’m used to doing things. I specifically had to buy a left-handed satchel last time.

  2. michael u | November 16, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    That article about “huh?” is just overreaching or misreading the research a bit – the researchers are arguing that there is a word that has this same function across the 31 languages they looked at, and that the form of it is more similar across languages than you’d expect by chance. They are not saying that every language literally has “huh?” in it. The abstract and sample figures look interesting, maybe there is something to it.

  3. Pearce | November 17, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    I used to one-strap it, but now I am a definite two-strapper. Except when I rock a satchel which is hard to two-strap unless you have really narrow shoulders, which I don’t, or are a contortionist, which I am not.

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