Interlude: Interesting and True Facts

It’s another lazy Thursday, hopefully I’ll have this cold kicked soon and (I am pre-writing this with some ill-conceived confidence) I will be back in my car today so I will get right on with the story of what happened there.

Maybe tomorrow, though.

Follow-up: Mission accomplished, I did get back in my car! Woohoo!

In the meantime, here are a couple of interesting things I found yesterday.

Back in 2008, Mrs. Hatboy and I used to post together on Usenet. I’ve talked about this before, but I had forgotten the stellar quality (not to mention the sheer volume) of the posts we used to make. We also used to debate about religion, and allowed ourselves to be seen dead in threads where “ad hominem” and “flame” were part of the terminology.

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Ah Usenet. Never change.
And it never did.

Did you know it’s going to be America first … but Swedish Finland second? It’s true.

Riktiga truthiness.

In the course of navigating to the mechanic’s place to pick up our car yesterday, I narrowly avoided meeting any trolls.

trolls

Although I may have been one at some point.
And for the record, I do have Google Chrome. It just wants me to get it again.

In conclusion, the Finnish word for wig is based on the Middle French word peruke, or periwig in English, referring to the sorts of wigs they wore in the third season of Blackadder.

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Blackadder the Third, as the purists will remind me. [insert Scarlet Pimpernel joke here]

That was all I found yesterday. It was a rich full day.

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