The Danger Zone

“The interesting thing about mondegreens is that the mishearings are generally less plausible than the intended lyrics.” – Stephen Pinker After watching the latest episode of Family Guy, a friend and I, desperate to discover the references of Peter smashing the vase against the wall*, watched about 18 Duran Duran videos, thinking that the scene … [Read more…]

Book Club Follow Up

We talked about Pride, Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith for May. For June, we’re discussing The Travels Of A Tee Shirt In A Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli. Anyone interested in writing a review?

Book Club Review – Pride, Prejudice and Zombies

I can’t say I’m much of a Jane Austen fan. I read the original Pride and Prejudice in high school and made it through Sense and Sensibility in college. I’m not big on works from the time period and, unsurprisingly, don’t really find love and marriage the most fascinating of plot components. That being said, I … [Read more…]

It’s Not Facebook, Stupid

“There’s no cure for sucking.” -Mark Schmulen Some version of this story has been going around the media in the Netherlands for the past week or so. Research done into employment and social media reveals that more and more people people are being fired for social media related offenses. This is unsurprising. As more people … [Read more…]