What Is Internet Anyway?

I love that they have to ask a guy off stage for a description of the Internet.  And Katie Couric totally predicted the Internet getting really big.


Have You Ever Had A $200 Cellphone Bill? You Will…

For the most part, AT&T was pretty dead on about a lot of the technological innovations since these ads were made in 1993.  However, my sentiments pretty much line up exactly with commenter nutellaontoast: ‘It’s amazing that the only prediction they got wrong is who was going to bring it to us…’

Hooray Kansas’ 150th Birthday!

I made this timeline today for a story on the 150th anniversary of  Kansas’ statehood that will be running on the Daily Kansan website tomorrow. I’d embed it right here, but WordPress is very picky about what widgets can embed into their blogs so you’ll have to follow that link.

Browser Potato Wars

I think it may be time to re-evaluate the practicality of measuring Internet browser speeds using potatoes.

(Via Engadget)

The Longer You Stare

The funnier it gets.

MOONGINA: I Wanna Do Somtin’ Ancient Too Ya

Every once and a while, Internet gives me something that I really, truly can’t make heads or tails of.  This is one of those things.


In the relatively short time I’ve been running this blog, I’ve come across a few things which I really think exemplify my mission here: to bring you the greatest the Internet has to offer.  On the top of that list is the Name of the Year competition, a March-Madness style tournament of onomastic gladiators pitted in a fight for the title of titles.

Divided into regions which commemorate past champions (Crescent Dragonwagon, Assumption Bulltron, Godfrey Sithole, and Doby Chrotchtangle) and then seeded and ranked by a mysterious committee of name judges, the 64 initial names are quickly whittled down by simply named people like you and me.

Will this year possibly match the drama of 2008’s “death struggle between Destiny Frankenstein and Spaceman Africa” or last year’s Cinderella story about a little football player by the name of Barvkevious Mingo?  Does X’Zavier Bloodsaw have enough Mortal Kombat style bad assery to  match No. 1 seed Spontaneous Gordon?  Or will an upset like Bulltron’s No. 12  Sequoyah Stonecipher be this years Mingo? Was Roy Spancake, a man with the word pancake in his name, robbed by Coke Wisdom O’Neal?

Me?  I’ve got my money on Just-In’Love Smith.