Thursday, December 18, 2008

waht part

And speaking of googling and troogling, this question just landed at boynton from the searchers:

During this part?

Or on the cusp

os the next century?


next question

Recently one of our trivia team-mates coined the word Troogle for a quiz question that would seem to require googling, a question that causes a certain sense of citation needed.
(And a team-mate also pointed out last night that while the derivation is Trivia+Google, it also sounds like true-gling: to verify)

Of course a troogler has to be cautious, as some of these facts enjoy a degree of (page rank) authority. Google, noun and verb, cause and effect.

There are some faux facts that do the rounds of email lists and quizzes, as documented on the blog Popular Misconceptions
Some time ago, I had the idea of compiling a collection of ‘popular misconceptions’ - those nuggets of information that get passed from person to person, told with an air of authority, but which turn out to be completely false...

Anyway - the other day I found my way to an online Pub quiz at Spiegel.

I guessed A.

As you do.

More of a blooper than a troogle I guess
but as is often the case
we were both


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

zeitgeist heist

some found sounds from the aggregation of billions of search queries google zeit:


top of mind

- and I do like this regional highlight couplet:


Monday, December 15, 2008

wet saturday

raining all day
Bronte whining all day
on post-operative painkillers
at two o'clock
I played Best of Baroque
to drown out the sound
and soothe the pain
and to chill the crossword filler
Air on the G string with terrier
Four seasons and a jack russell
we handled the weather together

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

old dogs


Old Dogs
I used to collect really old photos that had dogs in them until EBAY screwed it up for everybody.

via bifurcated rivets.

Friday, December 05, 2008

short wave

From a Vintage Magazines flickr set via J walk

The perils of blog short wave addiction.