March 12, 2008

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future (and making Liberrians cry…)

Filed under: Books, Food, Just Plain Weird, TV — liberrydwarf @ 9:45 pm

How did people teach stuff before the Internet? Are there any of you still alive? I need some tips… when you’re drawing the layout for your website on a whiteboard and telling your students “here’s where you SHOULD be clicking” the whole “convenience of the web” thing goes out the window…

Well, I’ve had too much consolatory chocolate and am feeling a bit sorry for myself, so here are this week’s links to cheer us all up (or at least, in number 3’s case, to make us puke up all that chocolate!)

1) Working odd shifts and nights (as I do, and often whine about here), you often miss an episode or two of whatever show’s flavour of the month. You COULD read TV Guide to find out what you missed…or you could experience it all, blow by blow, snark by snark, at Television Without Pity. Admittedly, some write-ups are more fun than others, but from forums to fanfic to videos, Television Without Pity makes up for anything you might ever miss. Or when you want to lie and join in the lunch-room gossip about Terminator:Sarah Connor Chronicles but you’d rather die than subject yourself to that weekly…

2) One of the best modern fantasies ever, Neil Gaiman’s book “American Gods” has been put online for FREE!! for the month of March.  Absolute 100% must must must read!! (Worth the headache of reading 600 pages online, trust me!)

3) And the grand finale? Nope, no YouTube this week. Instead, tuck into the Six Most Terrifying Foods in the World… I am never complaining about Yum Cha again. Scout’s Honor.

Baby Mice Wine... shudder...



  1. American Gods really is great. Although I liked Neverwhere a bit better. Anyway, I think it’s great that he’s put it online.
    Also, you can have a look at – they’ll regularly send you links to download free e-books.

    I love cracked – it’s what keeps me going during working hours when the great bore has me in his clutches again.

    Television Without Pity is also nice for people who don’t live in the US and want to know what shows will be coming to them soon (like me) – thanks for the tip!

    Comment by kalafudra — March 12, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

  2. Impressively vile foods! Although they missed three squeals, a Chinese delicacy comprising live rat’s embryos. They squeal once when you pick them up, once when you dip them into the sauce and once when you crunch them up in your mouth… gack!



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