Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday morning insomnia rap

  • This is brilliant: Tech tips for basic computer use (NYT)
  • Man reads entire dictionary (Telegraph): "Among his favourite discoveries were obmutescence (willfully quiet), hypergelast (a person who won't stop laughing), natiform (shaped like buttocks) and deipnosophist (a person who is learned in the art of dining.)"
  • Sam Leith (Telegraph) disagrees with one of the Nobel luminariesHorace Engdahl who told the AP: “The US is too isolated, too insular,” the Swedish historian and critic said. “They don’t translate enough and don’t really participate in the big dialogue of literature. That ignorance is restraining. You can’t get away from the fact that Europe still is the centre of the literary world, not the United States,” he added.'
  • More depressing global warming fallout: Penguins wash up on Brazilian beaches (Guardian)

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