The Wee Beastie is 3 years old today! Hurrah!
Salon’s Hack List is marvellous this year – each entry written in the style of the hack it is honouring
A big assault on the selfish gene metaphor (there have been replies to this, of course, but I haven’t read any of them yet)
The full stop (aka the period) – now it means “I am angry with you!”
Via John Fouhy, and also in the field of internet linguistics, I can’t even
Interesting discussion of the word of Norman Rockwell. I’ve always had a huge soft spot for Rockwell because I grew up with a big coffee table book of his work in the front room.
Pianist up on stage before large audience. The orchestra begin. But they are playing a different concerto to the one she prepared for. What happens next? (Well, she conquers, of course.)
Via Georgios, a lunchbreak romance
And finally, old Finnish people with things on their heads