Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wear sunscreen, part deux.

1) Yale's list of top 10 quotes of 2009 includes some good ones. My personal favorite is number 6, but 10 (which I hadn't heard before) is pretty damn good too. Check it out.

2) My sister sent me to the website "Fun With Words" today - which is right up my alley. http://www.rinkworks.com/words. Several of the categories are really great (commonly confused words, commonly mispronounced words), but my favorite is the eponyms section. Did you know that "dumpster" is a trademarked brand name? So is laundromat. Who knew.

3) Hollywood.com made a mashup of 150 films from 2009 in 90 seconds. Pretty cool. My favorite of the year so far is Star Trek. And yours?



(via Mashable)

4) Gotta love Colbert's take on Alicia Keys' new song. Hang in there - he shows up about halfway through. "Better for my asthma!" So great. I can't embed it here for some reason, so I'll send you where I found it - Ben's blog.

5) I don't know how many times I have to tell people this, but please please please update your Facebook privacy settings, especially in light of the new updates Facebook made this week. Switched tells you exactly what to do and how to do it in this great post.

2 comments:

Ben said...

Star Trek was great (I've been a long-time Star Trek fan and have come around to JJ Abrams in the last few months with Lost and Fringe) but my favorite movie of 2009 has to be Ink. Unfortunately, not many people have seen it. Both Moon and The Reader are high on the list as well.

(I was going to add Wendy and Lucy to the above but then looked it up and realized it technically came out in Dec. 08. Nevertheless, I still want to recommend you Netlix instant it soon.)

Lisa said...

I haven't seen or heard of Ink, Moon or Wendy and Lucy... I need to check those out. The Reader is already on my list of ones to see. :)