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Friday Fun: Spam version

I haven’t visited the spam holding pen for a while, so Friday seemed like a good time to check for the latest flattering and incoherent messages. (Thank goodness for Akismet, defender against blog comment spam. Although it no longer shows a running total, at one point it had blocked nearly 80,000 messages!) Here are my […]

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Take a break for some Christmas fun

Here it is, almost Christmas, and you’re trying to get work done? Take a minute for a laugh or two: Five days of Christmas sweaters, with Jimmy Fallon. In the original video I linked to (no longer available), he gives away one with a roaring fire scene he calls “unbelievable.” The perfect thing to wear […]

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Insults, buzzwords and pirates: It’s Friday Fun!

After spinning straw into gold this week (still in progress: six pages of complicated notes into 800 words), I felt like a little Friday fun: You need just the right words to convey your true feelings. Thus, the Shakespeare Insult Generator, with such gems as, “Thou idle swine” and “Thou cullionly maw.” Study these witty […]

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Friday fun: Book version

Especially given my last post, it’s time for another roundup of funny, interesting or just plain silly items found online, this time related to books: The Seattle Public Library stages the world’s longest book domino chain to promote its summer reading program. Check out all the people staged casually reading amid the fun! Jane or […]

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Friday fun, Mother’s Day edition

Time for some Friday fun! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. Awkward family photos, Mother’s Day style. Of course your Mom encouraged you to spell properly. Here’s a funny way to remember commonly misspelled words, from The Oatmeal. Thanks to Amy Sept for pointing to it. Teachers say they can tell the children whose parents read to […]

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Friday fun, Christmas version

Really? The Friday before Christmas, and you’re trying to get work done?  Take just a minute for a laugh. •  Some people like cat pictures and videos. This one is for the dog lovers. (Are those Corgi reindeer?) •  Lazy Christmas decorations, or what some people do when they really aren’t with the program. •  […]

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Friday fun, video version

It’s Friday. Time for some Friday fun! Today we’re not looking at wordplay, for a change, but creative communications captured on video. Here’s a human Rube Goldberg creation (a concept captured in the old Mouse Trap game). Funny! And the work that must have gone into setting it up, not to mention the backflips, jumps […]

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Friday word fun, Thanksgiving version

It’s Friday, it’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I’ve just completed two “pulling a rabbit out of a hat” projects. Phew! Time for Friday word fun! Are you good at figuring out where words come from? I can attest that this Etymologic quiz is pretty much as billed, “the toughest word game on the […]

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Friday word fun: Aug. 3

It’s a long weekend in Ontario, so let’s lead into it with some Friday word fun! Creative haikus about traffic (thanks to Sue Ridewood for the link). Example appropriate to Ontario holiday weekend traffic: “Need a few days off / after Sunday night drive from / the vacation house.” Shakespeare’s plays compressed into tweets, usually […]

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Friday fun: Spam version

Just had a quick look through the spam holding pen (thank goodness for Akismet, defender against comment spam, which has prevented 78,569 messages from getting through!).  There, amid the hundreds of links to pharmaceutical products and replica watches and such, were these flattering if incoherent messages (typos and all): “thank you for the distinct fantastic […]

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