Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Wil Wheaton posts the following graphic about commas that will give you pause.



Probably funnier if you know what an Oxford comma is.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

So this week marks the annual San Diego Comic-Con. Rob and I haven't been there in 14 years, and it hasn't really been about comics for a bit longer than that. So I don't really miss going there, because "there" only exists in my memories. But while I may get wistful for my younger days, I don't get all existential about it like this version of the Flash as imagined by a version of Ingmar Bergman:



Via io9. Enjoy the con, kids!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that took more out of me than I thought. Everything aches after returning early this morning from Mom's house, but I only managed to nap for about an hour or so. I did, however, join Emoj.li (via Laughing Squid), as I'm quite taken with emoji (that's emoticons only with actual icons instead of text made up to look like sideways smileys and so forth). Now for some of Mom's chicken soup...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Off to the wilds of Jersey shortly to visit with my brother then Mom. We'll be bringing our usual Apple accoutrements. Speaking of which, this scene looks pretty familiar:



Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Speaking of Weird Al, here he is as Sir Isaac Newton in an Epic Rap Battle with someone portraying Bill Nye:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Can anyone tell me how to embed Weird Al Yankovic's newest video "Tacky"? Nerdist has it up, along with a cast list of who's who. Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Lots of training today, and if there's one thing I've learned so far about KPMG it's that WLA - We Love Acronyms. Which is cool, I kinda like them too. What you really have to watch out for in the business world is the jargon, and Laughing Squid helpfully points to Use Sparingly, which attempts to define some of that jargon...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I find myself without any baseball-related or weather-related silly sites at the moment, so you'll just have to settle for the real reason some men take up too much room on the subway (via The Mary Sue). Good luck to all my Long Island-based friends with the looming strike ahead...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Alors, no French-specific bookmarks for this Bastille Day. But I do have Found in Translation (via Laughing Squid), which illustrates foreign words with no direct English equivalent.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I can feel it, like an itch, just dying to return. It's in the back of my head now but will soon be in the forefront. I need to find my writing legs again. It's coming. It's coming for Ari of Lemuria. It's coming for Megillat Vashti. It's coming for projects I haven't even thought of yet. My brain kept it at bay for so long, with excuses like "I have to read things before I write, and I'll never finish all the reading I want to do." But that's a convenient lie. I read more when I write, because writing energizes me. So will it be here tomorrow? By the end of the year? Before I hit 60? Who knows? But the itch has made its presence known again, so that's good news. In the meantime, via email from Tom and Lili, owners of five wonderful felines and our conveyor-belt sushi lunch companions from yesterday, here are some more Sushi Cats. And really, for inspiration can you ever have too many of those?