Separated at birth?

Justine HeninHaley Joel OsmentTennis player Justine Henin and Haley Joel Osment.

Overheard in a hotel lobby:

rm -r *. “Here’s what I want you to type. ‘are em’ … yes. The letter ‘r’ and the letter ‘m’, together. Now type a dash. Yes, like a hyphen. OK, and then another ‘r’. Yes rm space hyphen r.” From Jeff Veen.

I never really paid much attention

to ThinkGeek before, but this PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier – basically a power bar that you can use without wasting outlets on power bricks – got my attention. I wish there were a Canadian ThinkGeek though. Is there?

Better late than never:

The iTunes 5 Announcement From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal User Interface Theme.

I’m not sure why I find it so funny,

but on the front page of Le Devoir today is a story about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or, in french, le «monstre de spaghetti volant».

And the sound

of bursting aneurisms was heard across the land: RSS Version 3 Homepage. Luckily, I haven’t been involved in any of the shenanigans around the many and various internet news feed formats, but I have read the relevant posts and comments over the years.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency:

Although I Like a Good George W. Bush Joke as Much as the Next Guy, Some of Them Seem Gratuitous and Mean-Spirited. By Matt Alexander.


Ah! I see the invasion has begun! I for one welcome our new alien overlords…


taps Father Guido Sarducci for Pope, noting that the good father still has an outside chance. I wonder if the London books will give odds?

Maciej Ceglowski:

Elephants Invade Manhattan. Plus photos!