Tag Archive: internet

Aug 03 2015

Both the childhood Apollo Mission Geek & grown-up Hater of Expense Reports in me LOVE this


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin absolutely killed the “throwback Thursday” internet meme last week by sharing a picture of his Apollo 11 travel expense report. Click the image to see the Gizmodo article about it … where the writer rightly claims that “the government has a form for EVERYTHING.” Related articles Buzz Aldrin’s Caption for This Iconic Apollo …

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Jul 17 2015

Three-part harmony won’t ever sound this way again

A former radio colleague of mine posted this gem of a performance from 1999 in his Facebook timeline this week, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it ever since. It’s a remarkable cover of the classic Neil Young song “After the Goldrush” performed live by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, …

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Jun 23 2015

The next best thing to a flash mob …

… is somebody dancing exuberantly behind unsuspecting strangers in urban settings. So simple, so silly, so ridiculously satisfying. Enjoy.

Mar 09 2014

THIS is why I love the internet


I didn’t even watch the Oscars (they air too late here and besides that, I haven’t seen any of the films nominated for Best Picture yet). But I am loving the “new media” reaction to John Travolta‘s inexcusable butchering of singer Idina Menzel‘s name when introducing her live performance of the Oscar-nominated song “Let It Go.” …

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Nov 03 2012

Assimilation smugness

This is one of those holiday weekends that the Swedes create for themselves by moving the actual holiday that most of the rest of the world knows (in this case, All Saints Day) to Saturday. It’s a practice that drives me crazy even after 10 years of living here. Some people even got a half-day …

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Oct 18 2012

I wonder if Jeff Bezos is voting for Mitt Romney?

Amazon Binder 1

Who knew amazon.com could be such a hotbed of timely political satire? Following the 2nd presidential debate in which Mitt Romney mentioned looking through “binders full of women” while staffing his administration as the governor of Massachusetts, one particular binder on amazon.com got a noticeable bump in interest and reviews.  Now it’s hard to imagine …

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Jul 22 2012

Tech-savvy environmentalists vs. Shell Oil: The gift that keeps on giving

Shell icebergs in hell

Like a LOT of people, I was initially sucked in by the Shell Oil “Arctic Ready” website and its social media campaign, which provided a tool for the general public to create billboards championing oil drilling in the arctic. The link turned up in one of my Twitter feeds fairly early on a weekday morning last week, …

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