Category Archives: FridayFunLink

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

Friday Fun Link – What The Mall Looked Like in 1989

  This post is half Throwback Thursday and half Friday Fun Link. It features cassettes!  Acid Wash Jeans!  Big Hair!  And somebody who looks like I looked in 1989 (okay, the pic is 1991) leaning against a brick wall. It’s a pictoral history of the American Mall in 1989!

Friday Fun Link – How Easily Are People Led?

Comedian Bo Burnham shows how easily it is to trick people and get them to say or do things that they normally wouldn’t which is *very* relevant in light of the success of Donald Trump… A German entertainer made the same point way back in 1973 which also turns out to be *very* relevant in […]

Friday Fun Link – Map of the World’s Rudest Place Names Is A Thing of Beauty

Inordinately proud I’ve been to some of these places.