Keeping Up With the Molinas. →
If you don’t love the Molinas, you don’t love baseball. That is all.
So there are new rules for citizenship in Canada, which means that some people went to bed with one citizenship and woke up with two. This PSA from the Canadian government takes the transformation charmingly literally. (Via, strangely enough, TiFaux) By the way, if you think you might be Canadian, you can probably find out here. (Although if my own dual-citizened experience is anything to go by,...
I realize that like 90% of the stuff I post is from Videogum, but I will not apologize for this one: a high school freshman French student writes English subtitles for the Coco Avant Chanel trailer. Bilingual wackiness ensues.
So if we decrease the use of carbon dioxide, are we not taking away plant food...– John Shimkus (R-IL), member of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (via The Baseline Scenario)
We live in a land where we can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage.– Miss California (via PopWatch)
Learn Chinese Characters at Skritter. →
This is one of the best online language tools I’ve stumbled across in maybe ever. And it’s far and away the best site I’ve ever found for learning to write Chinese characters. Skritter combines modern “tests you more on the bits you always forget” flashcard technology with what I can only describe as a Nintendo DS-style input method and then wraps it all up in an...
50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice. →
Geoffrey Pullum (a favorite linguist of mine, due in no small part to his clever and funny work over on Language Log) writes about the anniversary edition of Strunk & White’s Elements of Style. (Yes, I have favorite linguists. Shut up.)
I can’t lie: this made me weep. Not cry. Weep. (via Videogum)
The Economist launches its new theme park,... →
I’m not typically a huge fan of April Fools’ jokes, but my genetic code overrode my personal preferences on this one. (Thanks, Ellen.)