Thursday, October 22, 2015

A rare sentiment

I heart email marketing

Although I think very few people actually love spam, it does seem likely that most of the people who do, and who might be the market for this billboard, live here in San Francisco.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

BMWs getting tickets, part 10

Ticket, leaf, and bird poop.  And I just saw the owner washing this car the other day.  So sad.  At least it wasn't damaged from the time the other week that it parked in the middle of a marked construction zone, forcing the crew to work around it the next morning.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The limits of canine intelligence

I think she's altogether a smart dog.  But this was not her finest hour.  I tossed her a treat coming out of the store, and she missed it and it bounced through the railing.  I unclipped her leash, but she refused to walk around the railing (like we've done hundreds of times) because she was fixated on the treat on the ground (that I was trying to walk past once she came around the railing).



Saturday, October 3, 2015

I feel pretty confident that this is the least essential information you will acquire today

Why is the Enjolras/Grantaire ship known as E/R?

 in the book, it’s mentioned that grantaire likes to sign his name as “R” (big/uppercase r). in french, the letter r is prounounced “aire”, and the word for “big” is “grand” (pronounced “grahn”). so therefore, grantaire = “grahn-tehr” = grand r = big r = uppercase r = R. it’s a pun. oh hugo.
Via A Linguist Explains the Grammar of Shipping.  I confess that I briefly imagined the article would somehow be about the semiotics of cardboard boxes and was disappointed that it was not.