Tag Archives: language

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)

George Carlin Comments on Donald Trump vs. Kim Jong Un War of Words

Hint: it’s not really about words:

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 – The Eric Andre Show Compilation

I stumbled across this performer while surfing around YouTube…which is always a dangerous thing to do. 😉 Eric Andre is a nihilistic anti-comedian who has a surreal, absurdist talk show on the late-night “Adult Swim” block of the Cartoon Network in the United States. The show parodies everything about talk shows from the set to the […]

“Because you have to swear on the Bye-ball!”

This guy was elected three times and doesn’t know that you aren’t required to swear on a Bible when taking your oath of office? Wow. The only thing that would make this clip better is if Tapper said “Because he says he’s  Christian” when the Moore spokesperson tries to pivot away from his slack-jawed, empty-eyed […]

“I Made My Shed The Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor” (And Some Quick Thoughts on Fake News)

At RPL’s recent Staff Development Day, I was asked to moderate a panel discussion on fake news.  The panelists included a local education prof who specializes in social media and digital technology, a journalism prof who specializes in mass and alternative media and a journalist who is the assignment producer as well as having responsibility for […]

Top 10 Controversial SNL Monologues

This is focussed fairly heavily on guest monologues in the last couple years but is otherwise a good list…  

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

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

Music Monday – “I grew up like my daddy did/My grandpa cleared this land/When I was five I walked the fence/While grandpa held my hand”

I don’t think I’ve ever posted this song for Music Monday but it’s one of my favourites of all-time. “Rain on the Scarecrow” – John Mellencamp Although I knew fairly early that I was never going to be a farmer (my standard line on the subject is that, growing up, I was more into books […]

Music Monday – “I wish I had carved my bad poetry/Into your back while you were asleep/A little something to remind you of me/A little something for her to hold on to”

I’m fascinated by coincidences and have had a few recently… Went to a housewarming party this weekend and a guy mentions the completely random fact that they ended up sitting next to a previous owner of their Regina home in a bar in Saskatoon, never having met him before! The same housewarming party was hosted […]