Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Internet round up

Here are some stories and posts of interest:

How to become a regular. The tips seem to be skewed towards becoming a regular at a fancy restaurant. If you want advice on how to become a regular at Dunkin Donuts or your neighborhood dive bar, I will gladly oblige. I can almost be considered a regular at the bar across the street from my apartment. I know the bartenders and the bouncers, and I get invited to the annual Christmas party (free booze!).
via Mike

Quiz: How Massachusetts are you? 100% Masshole, baby!
via Universal Hub

Top Ten Signs You're an Older Student. I can relate.
via Tricia

and lastly, Forbes.com throws it back to the 1950's with this article: Don't Marry Career Women. Most of their broad generalizations:
While everyone knows that marriage can be stressful, recent studies have found professional women are more likely to get divorced, more likely to cheat, less likely to have children, and, if they do have kids, they are more likely to be unhappy about it.
about "career women" are probably also true about "career men." I bet everyone would be happier if they didn't have a stressful job to go to every day. I also believe that it's hard to ascertain anything from their statistics because, other than the fact that they don't provide any, they don't control for income. Any family where one parent can afford to stay at home, be it mom or dad, is probably wealthier than a family with two working parents. Hey Forbes.com, take your blatantly sexist article and go suck a dong.
via Boing Boing

Update: after Boing Boing made fun of the Forbes article, it was mocked so thouroghly on the internet that Forbes.com took it down. Then, after determining that that move made them look like wimps in addition to sexists, they put it back up along with a counterpoint article. However, the accompanying slide show that went with the original article was not reposted. Good thing Gawker used the slide show to come up with their own comical summary of the article.

3 comments:

Tina said...

74% Masshole, baby, but they don't give out the answers!! WTF? That's not hella' cool dude. What's a packie? Quabbin? Wicked pissa? I should know that one but I don't. I hear it all the time but don't really know what it means...like "cheeky" or "tongue and/in cheek." Someone please enlighten me. And I think jimmies are ice cream sprinkles. So much for the accuracy of the quiz.

eileen said...

packy= liquor store (short for package store)
quabbin= big reservoir
wicked pissa= awesome, but no one actually says that phrase. weird that you've heard it. wicked is used as an adverb instead of very or really. examples: Science is wicked awesome. That guy over there is wicked hot.
jimmies= chocolate sprinkles

Kim said...

91% I think the fact I don't actually have a Boston accent prevented me from getting a 100% score.