Monday, 19 December 2011

dollar dollar dot dot

about half-way through 2011, bitcoin was making (small) ripples in online media...and since then, well...have you heard of it? WIRED have a great article on "The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin".

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Guide To Appropriate Drinking Ages

New York Magazine'sGuide to Appropriate Drinking Ages is wryly amusing - though I was a bit surprised to see that getting a drink "from a fake volcano" is acceptable up to age 50. really? i would put the cut off at 23....

Monday, 26 September 2011

Too Old...? Babies Can't Count

In a brilliant longer article in NYMagazine, the prejudice against older mothers is examined- by older they mean women who are pregnant in their late 40s and into their 50s. Is it really so bad or are social norms correct? Available here.

Monday, 19 September 2011

oooh aarr me hearties

i know it's a little late for "talk like a pirate day" but nevertheless, Wired has provided a guide on "how to talk pirate"...from a real-life Somali scourge of the seas. Available here.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Cinderella Ate my Daughter

it's the title of a book which came out earlier this year, and one i will be putting on my "to do" list. for a taste, there's a review here.

Monday, 29 August 2011

a blonde goes to the library...

(though i'm really not sure what this has to do with a mercedes apart from a tangentially...)

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Who knew that Turkmenistan celebrated National Melon Day? not like they have much else to celebrate...

Who knew that you could frame temping in the UK Coalition government-era as reminiscent of Mad Men?

Who knew a viral video could help a revolution? Zenga Zenga!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

recession in the land of the tooth fairy

it wasn't just mere mortals who have been affected by the economic downturn... the tooth fairy has also been hit. and this is a real news story...