Links for 9.24.09: Marilyn Manson has contracted Swine Flu (and other links)
by Josh Kimball
*Medicine: Marilyn Manson has contracted swine flu. I have no droll commentary to make regarding this tidbit. But I will say that odds are, this contraction was latex related.
*Marketing: Seth Godin: Brandjacker? On a related note, Squidoo is still repellent, years later. I’m repelled right now!
*Twitter: Justine Bateman has no idea what’s going on online or in the world, informing @badbanana, the drollest man on Twitter, to “GET YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT TOGETHER and stop this attempt to shove your posts into other people’s feeds.” She also calls Daring Fireball’s John Gruber “human waste,” which might be more acceptable if it were in the context of professional sports fandom.
*Birds: Wild turkeys have been terrorizing New Jersey. They do it so we don’t have to. On a side note, I don’t partake of Wild Turkey due to a binging incident that occurred in 2003. Let’s speak no more of it. [katemuhl]
*Language: Fei Si Bu Ke (say it out loud!) means “doomed to die” in Chinese. See what they did there?
*Comics: What if Bukowski wrote Peanuts? Those of you familiar with my youthful literary indiscretions will know that I once had a bumper sticker that said “I’d rather be reading Bukowski.” And a car full of old newspapers. I also weighed 156 lbs at the time. Long story. [bf again]
*Words: Motivated Grammar is a grammar blog that I just became aware of through Harper’s. Those of you who know me will know that I hate grammar. And words. And their rules. It’s all a confidence game that I grow weary of.
*Vacation: If you are wondering how my vacation was, please examine this picture of me wearing a beret and rolled up pants and holding a 3.75-lbs walleye while sitting in a canoe.
*Grade: Perpetual F.