Friday, September 02, 2011

It's Firday

OK, so it's really Friday, but whenever I try to type Friday, it usually ends up as Firday. Among other common mistakes are slef instead of self and fro instead of for.

Enough of the self-abasement, time for the humour.

The BBC, as usual has it's share of the odd, the wierd and the funny in the form of the Oddbox. 10 strange videos from the week, including a tomato festival, a cow in a shop and two reporters getting in trouble.

From elsewhere we have 20 suggestions for burying people, hopefully after they are dead, the scientific reason that men go bald and what the government does with the information it collects on you...and why they collect it.

Newsbiscuit time. Events in Libya are still proving fruitful, with the hunt for Gadaffi reaching into Tripoli's nightlife. Elsewhere, a programmer admits to have never seen 'The Matrix'. Headlines include 'Ned Kelly definitely dead say scientists', 'UK's summer 'coolest since 1993', say style gurus', 'Dying man regrets having so many regrets' and 'Librarian furious about noise at Reading festival'.

In the blogshpere, there is an interesting piece about the link between currants and brothels and one about creating a world of fairies.

Enjoy your weekend. I'm going to a party on Saturday night to see people I haven't seen in years.

3 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

Holy carp -- so much good stuff here! I won't be getting much wrok done today, I'm afraid...

[Naebsy] said...

What's worse is when words that I've typed in Standard English are underlined if I don't change the dictionary to U.K English. Like centre (possible suggestions: center, cent re, cent-re).

Martin Willoughby said...

Milo: Gald to be of srecive.

Naebsy: That's Americans for you.