June 12, 2007

And wouldst thou leave me so unsatisfied…? (HBO, not Juliet)

Filed under: Economics, Humor, I.T, Kittens, Overseas, Statistics, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 7:53 pm

Well, for the second most deadly-dull week of the semester, it’s been all upsy-downsy hasn’t it just! Upsy because I did really well for my conference presentation (hardly surprising seeing as how I was better than half the keynotes, and NOT just in my own humble opinion I assure you!)

Downsy because I got up, came to work, got sent home at 12 then had to come back again and work all ungodly night… the Great Library God hates me.

Then Upsy AND Downsy at the same time since I bought the final season of Deadwood – up because c’mon, it’s DEADWOOD people! And down because I already KNOW it’s going to end all open and stuff and I’ll have to sit and wait for HBO to make a movie-length closure piece that will NEVER happen…hence our post title tonight!

Anyway, having atypically chronically overshared…then kicked myself for doing it because I promised not to… here are some links to play with. Enjoy, please, thankyou.

1) Statistics/economics buffs, one for you – we all know the US has some obscenely huge GDP, but what about its states, how do they rank with the rest of the world? The Strange Maps blog features one map of US States renamed for countries with similar GDP’s. One one level (the obvious one) it’s pretty scary stuff. On another, it’s pretty crappy because poor Australia ends up as Idaho. On yet another, it’s ironic because seeing as only 10% of US citizens can find even their own country on a map, this might actually help them get geography a bit better…

2) Second, a clever gem from The Onion – which everyone knows is the best news source in the world – about the MySpace Outage of a few weeks ago (I can think of at least 3 people reading this right now who just practically brown-trousers panicked and rushed off to check their MySpace to make sure it was still working…they’re talking about you guys here, you know. Mockery and such…)

3) Finally tonight, we’re upping the cute factor with the (very) short French YouTube film “Un chaton qui a sommeil”. I am told this translates as “A kitten which is sleepy”; don’t worry, whatever you think the subtext is here it really is just a sleepy kitten. Watch him doze off, die from cute and call me in the morning…Dr LiberryDwarf signing out!



  1. Love the maps, glad to see, Britain is missing so I don’t have to get arsy!




    Comment by babychaos — June 13, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

  2. Haha BC, I could get nasty and say that GDP requires a country to actually PRODUCE something, whiny tourists and warm beer and Katie Price don’t count. But I wouldn’t say that. Because it’s mean…

    Comment by liberrydwarf — June 14, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  3. Eeek! Katie Price! Then again you have Paris Hilton… and Britney and in Oz they have Peter Andre… perhaps every country has one!

    AND… How dare you! 😉 What d’you mean about whiny tourists? We have to be good at SOMETHING! Winging on and on is the way we avoid complaining officially and causing a fuss! After all we’re far too meek to do that.



    Comment by babychaos — June 14, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

  4. PS the kitten looks like Yoda nodding off!

    Comment by babychaos — June 15, 2007 @ 4:56 am

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