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Niche Blog Friday: Better Book Titles December 3, 2010

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Have you ever tried to figure out what a book was about from its title? Have you ever read a book based on its title only to find out you were sorely misled? Well, this site: Better Book Titles, tries to remedy such situations by renaming books with literal (pun intended) titles. Check it out for a good laugh!

Possible Best Literary Award Ever? December 2, 2010

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Today I found out that the UK annually awards a “Bad Sex in Fiction Award”. Don’t you just love those randy Brits? According to Bloomberg.com, the award started in 1993 and was designed to, “draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it.” This year’s winner was Rowan Somerville for a passage in his novel, The Shape of Her. Runners up were Jonathan Franzen and Alastair Campbell. Check out the whole story here.

Niche Blog Friday: Turtles Eating Things September 10, 2010

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Have you ever noticed how the mouth of a turtle uncannily resembles a geriatric gumming his food sans-dentures? Neither had I until I saw this surprisingly cute blog – Turtles Eating Things. And if your Friday is as hectic as mine, then you’ll definitely need the smile pictures like these put on your face.

Niche Blog Friday: Paleo-Future September 3, 2010

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In times like these (whatever times these may be), it’s comforting to find out that most predictions about the future (eh hem…December 21, 2012) are DEAD WRONG. How do I know most predictions are wrong? Because this wonderful blog – Paleo-Future – has documented predictions dating from as far back as the 1870s and most of them are wrong. Some make astoundingly astute predictions about the way transportation, communication, and entertainment would evolve (although no one could predict the onslaught of reality TV programming that we’ve had to suffer). But when it comes to the larger issues – population growth, global food supply, disease, war, and even natural resources…we have no clue! So enjoy the often entertaining predictions of our predecessors especially if Hurricane Earl is making your day rather dreary!

Niche Blog Friday: Mila’s Daydreams July 30, 2010

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This blog has been making the rounds on the net this week, and it is just absolutely precious! A mom sets up the scenes she imagines her baby is dreaming about while she naps. Please go visit her blog to see many more! Enjoy!

November 2, 2010 UPDATE: Unfortunately, advertisers and others have be using unauthorized copies of these pictures and the photographer/mother has removed all but one from her own site. What was an absolutely gorgeous display of creativity and preciousness has been spoiled by disrespectful, greedy and malicious people. Although the mother has graciously permitted individuals to leave a few pictures on our sites, out of respect for her, her work, and especially the adorable Mila, we have chosen to take ours down. We wish them both the best of luck in all their pursuits, artistic and otherwise.

I’ve been wondering why they do this too June 21, 2010

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Subtext: “News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones.”
xkcd: Public Opinion.

Niche Blog Friday: Friends of Irony May 21, 2010

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Brought to you by the friendly folks behind I can Has Cheezburger comes this collection of ironic images. Some are photoshopped, but still amusing. Enjoy!



Niche Blog Friday: Fake Science May 14, 2010

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These posters from the Fake Science Blog are excellent! And kind of make a lot of sense… There’s lots of good ones over at the site, and here’s a couple I like.




Sharing is Caring April 20, 2010

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Just felt like sharing.

via icanhascheezburger.com

Forbe’s Fictional 15 April 14, 2010

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Forbe’s has recently disclosed its list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters. It’s pretty hilarious and worth your time. Check the whole article out here.