Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The happy family of inbred blogs that call themselves the "Blag Network" is growing again... kind of like the Duggar Family. There's eight of them now. Let's meet them all in alphabetical order...
Presently on hiatus, this is a (ohmigod!) poetry blog. I'm no poet, so there's a function of automatic writing here. I take classics of western literature, like, say, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", turn them into mush by translating them over and over again using Google Translate, and then assemble the results into a poetic shape. It'll never get me the Governor General's award, but... well, there it is.
HOROSCOPES MONKEY TRIAL
A new family member, this silly little blog offers slightly surrealistic weekly advice. It uses, however, all the methodology used by the greats of astrology. In other words, I make it all up.
IRONICALLY, YAHOO! ANSWERS
Another new edition, this rather useless blog dedicates itself to chronicling the strange ways that the word 'ironic' is being used in that great big world out there... using that great resource of meaningful discourse, Yahoo! Answers.
LOST IN GOOGLE TRANSLATION
Like "Decapitation Classic", this blog exists because of Google Translate. In this particular case, the source is song lyrics and the result is a game: take the chewed-up resultant lyrics and try to guess the original. Fun for the whole family.
PICTURES OF THEO
A blog dedicated entirely to taking a picture of Theo Huxtable from the Cosby Show and photo-manipulating it a million different ways. Because that's what the kids are into these days.
TORONTO THROUGH GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW
This annoyingly long-named blog is a response to Google Maps' recent entry into the streets of Toronto. It is, in fact, stuff that you can find in Toronto as it appears on Google Maps Street View. Toronto in pictures. Pictures supplied by a car with a strange thing on its roof.
THINGS WITH AWESOME NAMES
The art of the name... consideration of that in the world (people, places, things, etc.) that have noteworthy names: 'Noteworthy' as in awesome; 'noteworthy' as in heinous. It's all here, all muxed up together. Nomenclature-a-go-go.
UNDERSTANDING GOOGLE TRENDS
Google has two sister services, Google Trends and Google Insights (damned if I can see a difference between them). They're both cute little playtoys, valuable for people who love stats for stats' sake. So here, we consider some truths of life as presented to us by the kind people at Google.
Posted by Bungle Jerry at 6:36 PM