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Starting today, I'm going to start running a series called "101 Ways to Say Died ." In this project, I will be cataloging all the synonyms for "died" that appear in early American epitaphs. In order to qualify, the word/phrase must appear in the main part of the text, not the verse. That is to say, I'm looking at the part where it says, "Here lies John Doe, died January 1, 1750," rather than the poetic epitaph that sometimes appears after the primary epitaph. If I can't make it to 101 with this criterion, I'll look at the verses.
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This was posted to USENET by its author, Ed Nather (utastro!nather), on May 21, 1983. A recent article devoted to the *macho* side of programming made the bald and unvarnished statement: Real Programmers write in FORTRAN. Maybe they do now, in this decadent era of Lite beer, hand calculators, and "user-friendly" software but back in the Good Old Days, when the term "software" sounded funny and Real Computers were made out of drums and vacuum tubes, Real Programmers wrote in machine code. Not FORTRAN.
Aug 15th 2011 By: Laura Hudson Wheelchair user Franklin Delano Roosevelt gets reinvented as a Transformers hero in a poster series by Jason Heuser that explores... alternative views of famous American presidents that appear strongly influenced by the absurdly bombastic style of filmmaker Michael Bay. Check out George Washington vs. Zombies, Teddy Roosevelt vs. Bigfoot, Thomas Jefferson vs. Gorillas, Andrew Jackson Alien Slayer and Grizzly Tamer Abe Lincoln below.
Propaganda Posters (Fake)
[Warning: Extremely Colourful Language Ahead] This incredible memo, purportedly issued to all Major League Baseball teams in 1898 as part of a documented campaign — spearheaded by John Brush — to rid the sport of filthy language, was discovered in 2007 amongst the belongings of the late baseball historian Al Kermish, also a respected collector of memorabilia. Essentially an on-field code of conduct, most amusing is that the memo was in fact so expletive-laden and obscene as to be "unmailable" to its intended audience via the postal service, and so was delivered by hand to each of the League's 12 clubs and their foul-mouthed players. A fascinating document. (It's worth noting that experts are somewhat divided about the document, with some believing it to be a satirical memo, circulated amongst players at the time in response to what was a very real campaign within the organisation.