A new double act?

If only Peter Falk was still around to play his part in “I HEAR THE BLUES A-KILLIN’ (or: Frasier Meets Columbo)”: I HEAR THE BLUES A-KILLIN’ (or: Frasier Meets Columbo) part 1 of 4 pic.twitter.com/4C8zrB1CYB — Joe Chouinard (@joechoui) October 18, 2022 How can they be planning to do more episodes of Frasier without Niles… Continue reading A new double act?

Paradoxes paradoctored

The Allegory of the Trolley Problem Paradox. Reading the MeFi article where I saw that link mostly makes me want to rewatch The Good Place all over again. I miss Chidi so much. [Via a car full of lions, posting to MetaFilter]

Leadership stakes

Marina Hyde: The good news: Johnson’s on the way out. The bad news: look who’s on the way in… “Suella Braverman: Literally might as well run for leadership of Starfleet. Or Mensa.” Harsh, but fair.

The Dalek Invasion of Westminster

Hard to disagree: I miss the days when the only reason a British PM had to suddenly replace 40 ministers is because they were disintegrated in the latest Dalek attack. — James Davis Nicoll (@jamesdnicoll) July 7, 2022

Just watch

Follow the link and watch the .GIFs. The pumpkin toadlet, which is a frog but not a toad, is so terrible at landing its jumps that its sheer incompetence has become a subject of scientific inquiry. Very possibly the best thing on the internet today, by any reasonable standard. [Via MetaFilter]


David Friedman has had enough: A few weeks ago, on April 14th, the theme of the New York Times crossword puzzle was “keming.” I think it’s time we talk seriously about elevating that word from internet joke and finally adding it to the dictionary. To that end, I’ve started a petition imploring Merriam-Webster to add… Continue reading Keming

Shut up and take my money!

Obsidian OUCH: A third brain, for you, for now. Obsidian Ultra Cloud Host (OUCH) is a brand new PKM platform by Obsidian. It’s like Obsidian and Obsidian had a baby, in the Cloud™. (Note the publication date…) I’d really like to be a web client so. I could view and edit my Obsidian vault’s content… Continue reading Shut up and take my money!


It would be a crime for me to post a mere excerpt from Damon Young’s A letter to that man who emailed to correct my grammar. Just go and read the whole thing, either at the Washington Post or via Archive.ph. Very nicely done. (Not mean. Just accurate.) [Via MetaFilter]


Spotted in the Guardian’s letters, a reader gives the government credit where it’s due: I am pleased to say I have spotted the first concrete evidence of the government putting its levelling-up agenda into action. While viewing information on my NHS app, I found the guide to foreign travel under Covid regulations, with the following… Continue reading Levelling-up

Some people

Let’s see how long it takes for Amazon Go-style technologies to spread to other retailers. How long will it take for the rest of us to learn from the attitudes of … some people. (Normally my reaction would be that it’ll be a long time before such technologies get deployed anywhere I regularly shop, but… Continue reading Some people