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1) Most hilarious typo in a pseudo-professional news story: "Only about 6 percent of dog owners and 4 percent of cat owners are bought from pet stores, according to the most recent statistics."

That's from a salon.com article about pet ownership in the recession. (I'm trying to avoid salon.com these days for various political reasons, but I read their magazine for years and I still sometimes accidentally load it in the morning. Changing habits is hard, but I guess this is a nice side benefit. Srsly, dog owners are bought from pet stores?)

2) Most ridiculous higher-education move of the week: Georgia Republicans attempt to ban (graduate) courses in queer theory. They claim that universities are supposed to "educate people in sciences, business, math," apparently taking a stand against all liberal arts ever! They are now claiming that their statements were blow out of proportion, and that when they tried to get rid of all classes with the word "queer" in the title they didn't really mean it, or something.

3) Most awesome news of the week: [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings and I finally signed a lease for an apartment for next year and it is awesome. And cheap. And AWESOME. \o/

4) Most baffling javascript bookmarklet tool: Cornify, a bookmarklet that I SWEAR TO GOD covers web pages in unicorns and rainbows. Sparkly unicorns and rainbows. Like, I have a bookmarklet to zap colors to black and white -- this does the exact opposite. I am baffled and amazed.

Date: 2009-02-12 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] livrelibre.livejournal.com
1) Hee!
2) My eyes roll 4ever.
3) Yay!
4) I thought that was a joke. Or perhaps a ridiculous internet meme.

Date: 2009-02-12 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nextian.livejournal.com
What I particularly love about Cornify is that my "delouse" bookmarklet doesn't get rid of the unicorns. Sure, it deletes all the color and images on the page, but the unicorns are staying, dammit!

Date: 2009-02-12 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryca.livejournal.com
Can I ask about the political reasons for avoiding salon? Just curious.

Date: 2009-02-12 04:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] m-shell.livejournal.com
yay lease! yay apartment! yay cheap!

Date: 2009-02-12 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toft-froggy.livejournal.com
Woah! That unicorn site! WHAT?

Date: 2009-02-12 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toft-froggy.livejournal.com
It's like all at once a vortex made the internet splurt unicorns! Gosh. Thank you.

Date: 2009-02-14 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] villainny.livejournal.com
Apologies for the off topic comment - I just wanted to let you know that someone has left you a valentines message over here (http://villainny.livejournal.com/1213918.html).

Happy Valentines day!

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