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XD *mee-mee-meeeeeep-dooo-doooo*
But I'm actually finding this an absolutely fascinating article. ^^
I just got pointed to this by [personal profile] persiflage_1 - everyone should check whether their journals have been compromised!

(I was getting strange connection requests in my browser the last few days - maybe something on my friends page did cause this...!)


May. 9th, 2009 04:14 pm

Found on :

A complex family tree

Many many years ago
When I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow
Who was pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown-up daughter
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her,
And soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law
And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother,
For she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse,
Although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father
Of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became
A brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle,
Though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter
Who, of course, was my step-mother.

Father's wife then had a son,
Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson,
For he was my daughter's son.

My wife is now my mother's mother
And it makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife,
She is my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it,
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa.


Or at least know where to look and double-check, if possible.

It turns out that the new German minister for economy, Mr zu Guttenberg has a wagonload of first names, since he's from the nobility. Nearly every major newspaper in Germany hit on to that fact. Among the array of names given they always gave "Wilhelm", too. Which is about the only first name Mr zu Guttenberg doesn't have.

How did it come to this?
There was a guy who decided to have fun with wikipedia, and inserted the "Wilhelm" into Mr zu Guttenbergs wikipedia entry just after the announcement of his appointment had been made. It ended up across what is basically the entirety of German media. And because wikipedia takes media citation as proof of reliability, this created an interesting circle.  

So, lessons learned?
Serious journalism isn't what it used to be. The hive-mind that is the internet is largely self-referential. And wikipedia is, after all, changeable by everyone. So don't be surprised if everyone does just that.

I'm sure there's something infinitely more philosophical about this little incident, but I can't really put it into words. It was just a thing I deem very worth noticing.

This is the German bildblog entry for this.
Plus a recap of how major news sites reacted:
... Aretha Franklin. In fact, I think I still do.

But I've come to the conclusion that  I really, really don't like her hat. And the fact that it's popping up EVERYWHERE does not help one little bit. That's one meme that's really getting on my nerves. :oP

(Although I must admit, Ten with a brown-striped Aretha-hat was kind of a cute idea.
I wonder if Ms Franklin has any idea about the web wave she created with that particular piece of headwear.)
bbgreenie: (MP frontal)
 Apparently, this Gentleman wasn't too impressed with his food on a Virgin transcontinental flight. 

So he wrote a letter to Richard Branson.

Gotta love this.
bbgreenie: (TW Jack)
... when you run an online virus scan (just to be sure with all the Conficker talk going on), after about 20% it tells you you're infected, making you all nervous, and after an eternity of scanning it turns out that all the damn thing has found are five TRACKING COOKIES?



Dec. 20th, 2008 12:57 pm
If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

Ever since 1999, actually. :)


Nov. 10th, 2008 04:40 pm
Seen at [ profile] fid_gin's - this one is just too good. ;) I could be at it all day.

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Nothing to add, Your Honour. XD
bbgreenie: (MP confusecats)
One of my comms led me onto this:

Gotta love sarcastic cats. *G*

Edit: Ooooh, and here's a Hamlet one too!
bbgreenie: (MP melon)

... this little bit from one of the comments in [ profile] mock_the_stupid:

"Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas."


Yep - because, as everyone knows, bananas are good!
Yeah, I know. I meant to spare my fingers, but this here reminds me too much of [ profile] dune_drd to pass it by:

Especially the headline.
I LOVE userfriendly. :) Cartoons can't get more geeky than that. *G*
more animals
Alternate Reality Games. (Link is a German site, I'm sure you can google an English Explanation.)

I read an article about Find the Lost Ring today, and I simply had to research about that further. Since I've always been a fan of role play games and scavenger hunts, I find that absolutely intriguing. Has anyone had any experience with those games so far?

And right now, I'm just about to be caught up with WTF!! o_0
(Here's a German forum discussing this. Oh, I'm gonna spend time with this.)



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