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An actual quote from my CSI-Inspired crime-solving dream last night
You know, I hate to break the fourth wall, here, but it really gets on my nerves the way we’re using all sorts of forensic technology that may or may not actually exist. Does this bother anyone else here? Anyone?
Hold on, I’m wrong – that wasn’t the fourth wall. Probably more like wall 3.5.
(Waving hands around in the air) Hello, Audience!
Now that’s how you break the fourth wall, bitches.
Hey, it’s that time of year again, when we cut the virtual cake for BONWAG’s 18th birthday!I first started keeping tracks of Bits Of Net What Are Good back on November 5, 1994, and although Twitter and Facebook have taken the lion’s share of my attention in recent years, there’s still a place for opinionated rants and random thingery here.
Be sure that Facebook and Twitter will disappear, probably sooner than you’d think/like. I highly recommend establishing yourself with more open, more ownable properties like blogs, which were around before MySpace and Yahoo, and will be here long after the latest fad has passed.
And, as a special birthday treat, I’ve switched off the ads, permanently. How annoying were they?
Greetings, fellow sentient being. All too often, we humans are so quick to drag you before our leaders that we forget to school you in the fundamental activities all humans share. Here are some examples of the simple, straightforward activities you need to understand before attempting to exterminate and/or probe us.
As maturity encroaches upon adolescence, as the child becomes the man (or ugly woman) he (or she) begins to grow first the downy fuzz and, subsequently, the rich, wiry outcropping that has come to be called Beard.
It is no small coincidence that a great scribe or teller of tales is called by the similar word Bard.
Many an otherwise canny person has fallen upon troubled times by confusing these words.
For it is true that a Bard can have a Beard, but a Beard cannot have a Bard.
One can shave a Beard, and, for that matter, one can shave a Bard.
But having shaved a Beard, it no longer exists.
Whereas having shaved a Bard you continue to have a Bard.
A Beardless Bard.
Advertisers, how about pressuring your news sites to give your advertising due prominence – as part of a useful design which doesn’t need major renovations to simply be readable. Someone might actually see your ads.