Category Archives: FridayFunLink

Friday Fun Link – Mapping NHL Standings Over An Entire Season

With the Flames in the midst of a multi-game winning streak that’s put them back in a playoff spot, I wanted to highlight this site which is pretty cool for showing how a team’s fortunes ebb and flow over the course of a season.

Friday Fun Link – Merriam-Webster “Time Traveller” Tells You What Words Were Coined The Year You Were Born

…or any year you enter for that matter.  (h/t to library school colleague, ML)

Friday Fun Link – Sad Jingle Bells

This video takes one of the happiest Christmas songs and turns it sad by playing it in a minor key… I’ve also long believed that you can make this popular jaunty carol into a pretty sad one, simply be reworking the lyrics from present to past tense, changing the odd word and singing all verses […]

Friday Fun Link – Does New Movie “The Public” Have a Trailer That Instantly Makes It The Best Library-Themed Movie Ever?

There are a few choices out there but this trailer makes me think “The Public” might be the best library-themed movie ever, in part because it appears to address so many of the issues we deal with in the library every day – homelessness, community engagement and creating a welcoming space, the library’s relationship to […]

Friday Fun Link – #HereComeTheOilers

After starting the season by blowing out the Flames with Connor McDavid getting a hat trick, the Edmonton Oilers, who were widely seen as a Stanley Cup contender, have sunk to near the bottom of the NHL (this year but by some historic measures as well).  Forget the Stanley Cup, even a playoff appearance is […]

Friday Fun Link – *All* of the Best Book Lists of 2017

Okay, maybe not *all* but pretty darn close! 🙂 (via MetaFilter)

Friday Fun Link – Best Social Media Management & Analysis Tools

I don’t do a huge amount of this on my own blog/FB/Twitter/etc. but still useful to know what tools are out there for managing all aspects of your online presence – tracking mentions, controlling content, your social media reach and so on.

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether the reason I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised? […]

Friday Fun Link – Hot Ones “Hot Sauce Challenge”

I stumbled across this YouTube series and am completely hooked. The conceit is that a hot sauce company challenges various “B” level celebrities to eat wings with a variety of ever-increasing hot sauces on them while also conducting an interview. I haven’t watched them all but here are some of my favourite interviews so far…  

Friday Fun Link – Indian Head “Chase The Ace” Lottery Goes to Last Card, Local Woman Wins $170,000 Jackpot

It’s not like down east where the jackpots hit $2 million. But my hometown did pretty good going to the last card in their “Chase the Ace” lottery with a jackpot of $170,000. Unfortunately, the winning woman’s name was not Janet Hammond. 😉