In the past few years, NSFW, an acronym standing for Not Safe For Work has become an invaluable tool for denizens of the interents. Knowing before you click through that what you're about to see could offend is truly handy in any number of situations, most specifically at Work. However, as I don't currently have a job, this is of limited use to me. What would be super useful though, is a notation that lets me know that the article in question is about the latest teen pop sensation, or who made it to the next round of American Idol or Dancing With The Stars, or the latest castaway from Survivor (is that still a thing?) I'm not sure what an acronym might look like for this concept, or whether it's something we can get people to start using, but here are a few ideas: NIAA (Not Interesting At All), 5MYNGB (5 Minutes You'll Never Get Back), OKTS (OK To Skip), DMTAWHAB (Doesn't Matter To Anyone With Half A Brain), JWN? (Justin Who Now?), JAST (Just Another Sex-Tape).

Feel free to contribute your very own in the comments.



Please excuse us as we attempt to set records in the combined "longest period of time between blog posts" and "sorriest excuses for not blogging" category.


More Important Things I've Just Now Realized

I've read more books than I have friends ... by several orders of magnitude.



So here's something weird that I just realized is a tic of mine. I just paused the music playing in the background to reply to a text message. And then I did it again to write this post. It's as though I treat music as a form of communication. Kind of makes sense, now that I think about it.

Yeah! I'm not the weird one! It's everyone else.


Gawd Bless Amuricah

Last week, Belgian company InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser (Yay, America!) to the tune of $52 billion.

“I’ll tell you one thing,” said a 21-year-old concrete worker during his lunch break at The Brick of St. Louis bar, in the shadow of this city’s storied Anheuser-Busch Cos. brewery, “if Budweiser is made by a different country, I don’t drink Budweiser anymore. I’ll go back to Wild Turkey.” (Wild Turkey, a Kentucky bourbon, is owned by French drinks giant Pernod Ricard SA.)

via ... well, WSJ, for one.


You Heard It Here First ...

Gvangelist: N. One who consistently and completely unsolicited, proclaims the greatness and overall superiority of all Google software products and insists on your switching everything over to them immediately, ad nauseum.

Full disclosure: I am, in fact, one such Gvangelist. Seriously, Gmail! What are you using? It's better than that! Hotmail? Well, maybe if Hotmail came with unicorns and rainbows. Yahoo Mail? Does anyone still actually use that? Honestly? Horde? Well, OK ... But ... built in chat!

What's that?

AOL? ...

I don't ...

I ...

You ... should go now.



Occasionally, I read or hear a phrase that seems so right to me that I need to write it down to ensure that I remember it forever. So why not put it here?

This, from Roger Ebert's blog at the Sun Times:

"... is so definitely not my cup of tea that, for me, it is not tea at all, and does not come in a cup."