Thursday, July 16, 2009

Super Evening Wear Detectives

While cleaning out my Google Bookmarks folder, I noticed a plethora of Wikipedia pages that I had decided to save for later. That later never really came, and now the little yellow stars in the toolbar are becoming sad white ones. But I thought I’d make a note of these pages on the blog, possibly because you all might be amused by them. I’ve separated them into two lists: ones for which the initial appeal is obvious and ones that I can’t remember ever taking note of, one way or the other.

Of interest, perhaps:
Of questionable value:
Perhaps some of you may have some idea why I had any reason to look at the “of questionable value” bookmarks. I sure don’t. Fun lot though.

5 comments:

  1. Wikipedia's wrong, the origin of "abracadabra" is unknown. Altho it might be from Semitic, evidence is lacking
    http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-abr1.htm

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  2. Onomatopoeic words describe sounds, but not all of those Japanese words describe sounds. The more general term is ideophone.
    http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=64

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  3. It's nice to see that someone else "appreciates" "The Room." For even more enjoyment, watch it with the rifftrax commentary.

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  4. You've been randomly bookmarking my youth. First, I owned and loved John G. Fuller's book "The Ghost of Flight 401" when a kid. And not only is "Rollercoaster" one of the few films made in Sensurround, I saw it on a family vacation in Wildwood, NJ, or down the shore, as we'd say.

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  5. Oh, it seems you favorited the Talespin page : that's nice, I'm a fan of the show :)
    Actually if you want to learn more, you can check this page, where the two creators of the series are answering to many questions :

    Talespin questions / interviews

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