Irregular Roundup #3

Verizon can’t do basic math: do you acknowledge the difference between .002 dollars and .002 cents? (Listen to the link at the bottom for fun times.)

Inspired by PostSecret: Pass A Prayer and igotanenvelope. I kinda wanna do the second one; I don’t quite understand the first one. *shrug*

Does Writing “Repetition” Mean It’s Time to Quit?: I don’t think so; nothing is ever really *new* after all, anyway. If it’s interesting, I don’t think it should matter.

Meltdown!: It’s official; the world is going to end after December 2012. Yay for all of us. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. If it happens, it happens. If not, then I’ll have worried for nothing.

Boys Fix Things; Girls Need Things Fixed: I thought this was a sexist joke when I first saw it, but it looks like someone created that little cartoon in all seriousness… or, at least, many people assumed so at the time. I guess, in a way, it’s not what you mean, really, it’s how it’s perceived.

New Treehouses of the World‘: I wanna live in a treehouse. That’d be awesome, like that kid who lived in his treehouse in the old PBS kids show that was narrated by James Earl Jones. (EDIT: The show is Long Ago and Far Away and the one I’m thinking of is episode 6, “The Boy in the Oak Tree”.)

Auto-tuning the news: My favorite is roughly 1:21-1:51 (the Katie Couric “thin ice” part). In case you don’t know, auto-tuning is used “to correct pitch in vocal and instrumental performances… to disguise inaccuracies and mistakes, and has allowed many artists to produce more precisely tuned recordings.” If Katie Couric can do it, it’s more (unnecessary) proof that it takes no effort whatsoever to produce hip-hop.

Only San Francisco would have a masturbate-a-thon. Seriously.

Yeah, it’s always about the mother, isn’t it? This does not make me want kids… >_>

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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