Friday, March 19, 2010

Links for Fun

My Mom's on Facebook. A heavy metal song lamenting the privacy of the original students-only social networking site.

Christoph Neimann draws maps that illustrate concepts that aren't maps. It works so well, you know he had these in the back of his brain for some time.

The Icelandic Tattúínárdœla Saga (the Saga of the People of the Tattooine River Valley). In English, the story is better known as Star Wars. (via Metafilter)

7 Celebrities Who Had Badass Careers You Didn't Know About. I knew about Newton, but Chevy Chase and Tigger surprised me.

Franglais is the term for what happens when English speaker attempt to speak French when they don’t know it. Its rules are simple. Insert as many French words as you know into the sentence, fill in the rest with English, then speak it with absolute conviction. Made famous by Miles Kington. Try out a lesson yourself.

Forty-four years after he recorded the song we've come to know as Trolololo, Eduard Khil is offering to sing the song again, this time with lyrics!

Neil deGrasse Tyson receives hate mail from third graders. He may well deserve it, as the public face of the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a lesser body. (via Metafilter)

Can you really fit your whole body inside a giant balloon? Or rather, can you pull off the stunt the way it's supposed to be done?

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