Category Archives: FridayFunLink

Friday Fun Link – Denzel Washington Remembers His Childhood Librarian #skpoli #saveSKLibraries #LibrariesMatter

Friday Fun Link – “Drop Everything and Read” Is Huge Success #skpoli #dearsask #saveSKLibraries #dearsk

  I honestly felt like I was going to break the “Angry” emoticon on Facebook the past two weeks – so much bad news about cuts to libraries but also to education, STC and other vital services coming across my news feed. Thankfully, today I got to have a much more enjoyable day, continually clicking the […]

Friday Fun Link – How Much $$$ Does Your Library Save You? #skpoli #saveSKLibraries #LibrariesMatter

Many public libraries have added a Value Calculator to their web site as an advocacy tool to show patrons, politicians and other interested parties just how much value they’re getting for their tax dollars. (A few systems in Saskatchewan have also enabled a feature in our province-wide circulation system that prints out “Today You Saved $xx.xx” […]

Friday Fun Link – Southpaw Regional Wrestling

WWE has released some short web-only videos of a fictional 1980’s wrestling promotion, Southpaw Regional Wrestling. Current superstars play up the stereotypical characters and tropes of that era of wrestling with love, affection and great humour – which makes this one of the most entertaining things WWE has done in the past year! Here’s a […]

Friday Fun Link – SongSim: Visualizing Song Lyrics

This site uses an algorithm to visualize patterns of repetition in song lyrics and other texts (anthems, speeches, etc.)

A Father’s Interview With the BBC Goes *Very* Wrong (With Analysis of the Net’s Latest Viral Video)

This clip has gone viral, obviously because every parent can relate to their kids innocently managing to mess everything up. And here’s some analysis of the clip, section-by-section. [Edit: And it turns out there’s some other analysis which says that this video is a good test to see if you’re racist or not.  If you think […]

Happy Birthday Shea!

Have a great day!  Love ya!

Friday Fun Link – Bad Lip Reading (Inauguration Day)

I said I don’t want to be “all Trump, all the time” on this blog but he’s the gift that just keeps on giving (or infuriating – both of which are likely to make me post something!)

Friday Fun Link – Politics By Profession

  This site breaks down the political preferences of different professions. No surprise to see that librarians tend to be very liberal leaning.  (I heard a good line recently – someone observed: “What’s the easiest way to tell if someone’s a liberal or a conservative?  Ask them if they’ve read a book in the past year.” […]

Friday Fun Link – Angry Hockey Player Crosschecks Himself