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What’s in a name? March 24, 2009

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Logo There are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Only 5 people have the same first and last name as my son, even though 413,130 have his first name.

5 for my husband and 3 for my daughter.

Who would have thought?

My daughter has a friend over right now, and there is only one person in the US with her name.

I wonder how many other “uniques” there are?

(HT Rational Jenn)

Chess for Girls March 17, 2009

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I can’t embed this directly, but you can access this Saturday Night Live  “commercial”  via videosift.com.

Definitely worth a click.

My Quasi-Random Album March 6, 2009

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Initially I wasn’t going to “play” but this ended up being a quick, fun diversion. The game is putting together a music album cover by “your” band. Give it a name, an image and song titles. Instructions follow my “album.”

A Different World


Song Titles:

1. My mind is my own church.  by Thomas Paine

2. Don’t betray them. by Robert Pollack

3. Delicious Ambiguity by Gilda Radner

4. Resemblance to the First by Ronald Reagan

5. With Diligence and Attention by Sir Francis Bacon

6. Real Money by Sen. Everett Dirkson

Here’s how to play:

If you’re curious about what your own randomly generated album cover would look like, here are the instructions found over at Gus Van Horn via 3 Ring Binder .

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random,” or click here. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. [My first was GTCO so I cheated and clicked til I got one I liked.]

2 – Go to “Random quotations” or click here. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. OR, if quotationspage.com is down, try going to Brainy Quotes and use the Quote of the Moment as your quote. [I decided to make a whole song set by taking the last few words of any quote that sounded like a good song title.]

3 – Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click here. Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. [OK –I cheated on this one too and just took one I liked.]

3 good things (“stimulus” pkg antidote version) March 4, 2009

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With all that’s going on in our government that will decrease our freedom and our prosperity, identifying good things becomes even more important.

1. Our 1989 Toyota pick-up passed its smog test

2. Texting with my son

3. This morning’srainbow-005 rainbow

I love xkcd January 26, 2009

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