Category Archives: internet culture

Picture of a cat, because the internet is running out of them

Too lazy to do a proper post today, and have realised that the photo I was about to send to Mrs Towers of our awesome bundle of fur and brain cell* will suffice. * Yes, singular, not plural

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Yet another neologism; snisking (= snarking and fisking at the same time)

To snark: to use sarcasm or malice in speech. Commonly found in the LiveJournal community. also snarky, snarkiness. To fisk: to undertake a point-by-point refutation of a blog entry or (especially) news story. A really stylish fisking is witty, logical, … Continue reading

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Florilegium – or “where have all the flower (mash-ups) gone?”

Brain Pickings really is bloody brilliant! Thomas of Ireland authored the most famous florilegium of all time. Florilegia were compilations of excerpts from other writings, mashing up selected passages and connecting dots from existing texts to better illustrate a specific … Continue reading

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Awesome #Shakespeare spam!!

Shakespeare walks into a pub and the bar tender looks up and says “Oi, you’re bard.” Tumbleweed… Now, this.

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Manic Pixie Prostitute – turning your life upside down with her whimsical joie-de-vivre

I swear to you, this is five minutes of comedy gold. Perfectly conceived, perfectly executed. I am a little bit in awe…

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“Cyanide and Happiness” in pungacious mood.

One of the rare Explosms that I can share with Mrs Towers without her giving me one of her disapproving death-stares… Oh, and btw; Insular cortex Temporal lobe Dopamine Amygdala Broca’s Area Wernicke’s Area Sucker punch oh, and Puns and … Continue reading

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Tiny Tim and the Law of Unintended Consequences…

This, from the people at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, is pretty funny…

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The Bechdel Test and how the patriarchy replicates itself

Mrs Towers has abandoned me (again), and the dishes are piling up in the sink. Uncertain what to do, I am educating myself about how the patriarchy works. Fortunately, there are some excellent videos about this. Here is one, from … Continue reading

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Zombies and Linnaeus

Linnaeus would be spinning in his grave… if he were in it!! Zombie-linneaus atax(onomy)!!

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False flag operations and Roger Federer

A good friend knows that I have a bit of a man-crush on Roger Federer (I got to see him lose to Del Potro a couple of weeks ago; he then went on to crush Murray before losing to Djokovic … Continue reading

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