Thursday, April 21, 2005
- Reading: WordSpy's list of neologisms, which are essentially 21st century Sniglets. A useful, fun word for the day is the "Elvis Year", which is the period immediately preceding the shark-jumping phase.
- Blu-Ray, or HD-DVD? You may not have to decide after all: Reuters reports that Toshiba and Sony are in talks to reconcile the two new formats [via Slashdot]
- From October 2002, a still-very-relevant article on "Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing" from Clay Shirky's Writings About the Internet [via PressThink, from Chris Nolan's "The Stand-Alone Journalist is Here"
- "Today's Unbelievable Attorney Advertising" from Overlawyered.com: Seattle attorney J. Michael Gallagher's "Gallagher Girls" TV ad
- Who is Mr. Six? "Six Flags New Orleans public relations director Ann Wills reportedly said 'It's a trade secret. If I tell you, then I have to kill you.'"
- Not for the squeamish: Downstate Decapitation Ruled a Suicide [via ChicagoIST]
- The ultimate frat boy beach accessory? Reef Fanning bottle-opener flip-flop sandals. Now, if only someone could mod a pair of Manolos with a built-in corkscrew, the ladies would be set for all those impromptu BYOB's. [via Gizmodo. Also: a new electrical impedance test for cervical cancer that may be faster and more accurate than the Pap, and biodegradable cell phones]