Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13th, outsourced

SO. Did you notice that Blogger was down for almost an entire day? I certainly did. I hope my TV Shows I Used to Watch When I Was a Kid post comes back. Sniff.

Did you know that 40 of the top 1000 names for boys in the USA born in 2010 are some form of "Aiden", or rhyme with "Aiden"? Now, I happen to like the name Aiden, but people, that is out of control.

I thought this was a very insightful piece on why the death of Osama bin Laden meant different things to different generations. That is to say, to a particular generation, it didn't really mean anything.

I have a very strange soft spot for humorous writings about the experience of vomiting repeatedly. This one is my favorite so far.

Here are some amusing photos of staged "living at IKEA" moments. Please also note the appearance of a certain WARRIOR DASH t-shirt.

Victory Day in a few countries of the former Soviet Union. Jeremy and I want to a День Победы parade when we lived in Moscow and it was a big deal. As you can probably tell from these photos.

Oooh, a good, spooky tale of a cold murder case being solved. Isn't it amazing that the use of DNA in crime-solving has only become a reality in the very recent past? (By the way, skip the blue boxes of text that show up in the middle of each page of the article - they give away the ending!)

I really like this guy's apartment.

Sitting down is killing you. NO, REALLY.


Jessie said...

Supposedly they're restoring them. Before I read this article, I copied mine over from Google Reader and reposted. In hindsight, I would have waited....

They're better restore comments, too!!!

Jennifer said...

Yeah, I wanted to comment on yesterday's post and it wouldn't let me. I will comment if it comes back, I guess.

In case you're wondering if people like your outsourced Fridays, I do. I checked my Reader this morning and was surpised to not see it there waiting for me. :)

Gina said...

When checking on Blogger's Status (ugh) I clicked through to your blog - post title was intriguing. And then I laughed out loud when I read your paragraph about baby names. All the "rhymes-with-Aiden" names are the names that ruined Aiden for me. Jayden, Braeden, Caden...*seriously*, people, get a grip. 40 names?! That's about 39 too many.

Amanda said...

The greatest give you can give your child: not to let them know how much they disgust you. Brilliant.


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