June 26, 2006

Soccer. Thanks Fox Sports.

Spelling Poems. English is Complicated & Nonsensical.


We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
This was a good time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of injections my jaw got number.
Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
I read it once and will read it agen
I learned much from this learned treatise.
I was content to note the content of the message.
The Blessed Virgin blessed her. Blessed her richly.
It's a bit wicked to over-trim a short wicked candle.
If he will absent himself we mark him absent.
I incline toward bypassing the incline.

(Link - Simplified Spelling Society: Spelling Poems)

We here at the Realm are impressed that people learn English. It makes no sense. We are all college graduates here & it's most likely very obvious that we skewer the English language on a daily basis.

The Fantastic in Art & Fiction from Cornell University.

This is a site sponsored by the Cornell University Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC). It, acording to the website, "provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art."

I just like the pictures... You can read about the art too...

(Link - The Fantastic in Art & Fiction)

emo is funny. hope is funny.

Check out Hope Is Emo (Link). It's "A Funny Podcast About A Sad Girl."

Google's Dark Fiber....


The market is still guessing about Google's continued purchases of "dark fiber" and what that will mean to the Internet. Yet another explanation was floated at a recent IT conference: IPv6, the next-generation Internet standard.

During a debate on the adoption of Internet Protocol Version 6 at the Burton Group's annual Catalyst conference in San Francisco, Alex Lightman, CEO of IP telephony vendor, offered a new reason for Google's expenditures on dark fiber.

His observation came during a dialogue on Internet addressing and the lack of support by service providers for IPv6. He is worried that the United States is focused on the present and is not addressing future needs.

According to Lightman, some service providers are preparing for IPv6. He ran down a list of companies with "slash 20" addresses.

"You know who else has a big pot of slash 20? Google," Lightman said. "Yahoo does too. It's not that service providers aren't doing it—it's the savvy service providers, with the high multiples and visionary management, that are getting ready to go into it.

I'll bet that was an entertaining conference.... Even I'm not that nerdy...
(Link - eweek)

Super Mario Brother's Room

This could be one of the greatest rooms ever invented in the history of rooms. Maybe.
(Link - WebShots)

Buy this guy's Maxima...

He did make himself a site to sell his car. It's very professional looking... I found this burried in the depths of digg (Link). I'm not sure why he didn't just post on Ebay... And now he's getting free advertising from me. Well, free advertising to all three people who come here.
(Link - Some Dude's Maxima)