Area Man Buying Not So Much a Soft Drink as an Image

“To appear on the construction site drinking a beverage that is both calorie- and caffeine-free would be an emasculating blow to my carefully cultivated image as a burly, rough-and-tumble working-class type,” Burdon said. “The sight of me consuming such a soft drink would diminish the respect I enjoy from my professional peer group by casting a light of skepticism upon my masculinity and even my sexuality.” –Area Man Buying Not…

How To Build Lame Web Sites

“So far, however, I have not seen a book that explains how to build crummy, dysfunctional Web sites that chase away customers and produce no useful results. Of course, there is no shortage of sites of this kind out there, but until now there has never been a systematic, comprehensive guide to how to create and maintain them. ” Charlie Morris –How To Build Lame Web SitesWeb Developer’s Journal) The…

Double Negative Joke

A linguistics professor was lecturing to his class one day. “In English,” he said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.” A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.” –Double Negative JokeJoke or Not) I won’t forget not to thank…

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

“navigate Avoid the verb navigate to refer to moving from site to site, page to page within a site, or link to link on the Internet (or on the desktop or in other applications, as well). Instead, use explore to mean looking for sites or pages generally, move to or move through to refer to sequentially moving from one link or site to another, or a similar neutral term describing…

700-year-old picture of 'Mickey Mouse' found in Austrian church

“Walt Disney first sketched his character in 1928 but an Austrian art historian spotted an uncannily similar drawing. The painting, which has been dated back to the early 14th Century, is in the Community Church in Malta, Carinthia. Next to a large sketch of St. Christopher is a clear drawing of the mouse.” –700-year-old picture of ‘Mickey Mouse’ found in Austrian churchAnanova) In other news… Austrian copyright lawers file petition…