Random Musings VI

 

Hashtags on Facebook

Stop using hashtags on Facebook

Where’s Andre?

Where's Andre?

I figure nobody is going to get this joke except for Sara, unless you’re into fashion or like bad reality television.

Google Pince-Nez Project

Pince Nez

Please help me to attain funding for my Kickstarter campaign aimed at re-protoyping Google Glass to the ever-fashionable Pince-Nez. I truly believe that in order for such a ground-breaking, life-changing product to become successful among tweens and techies of today, we must root it firmly in the timeless accessory style popularized by Teddy Roosevelt, Anton Checkhov,  Francisco de QuevedoBram Stocker’s Dracula, Scrooge McDuck, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, The Matrix’s Morpheus, uber-stylish Sonic the Hedgehog villain, Doctor Eggman, and, naturally, Professor Tofty, Wizarding Examinations Authority Proctor at Hogwarts. 

 

Pince Nez

 

Pince Nez

 

 

Twitter on Paper

The latest exercise in pointlessness (his hashtag, not mine) by Sam Potts of Sam Potts Inc. (my print doppleganger — the guy that designed the book covers for the guy whose site I designed). Twitter on Paper (or TOP) is the latest in anachronistic ephemera. New becomes old becomes new again. Passé becomes retro kitsch. And tweets become 4×6 mailed postcards (mine has yet to arrive). Take a look when you get a chance.

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The 404 Goat is on the Rampage

screenshot021This is, for some reason, the funniest thing I’ve seen online in a long, long time. The 404 page for The North Face‘s web site is this fullscreen image of a bucking goat with an inset about how the goat has eaten the page that you’re attempting to visit. No, despite my company name, I do not spend my off-hours researching funny 404 pages (not anymore, anyway). I came across this by doing a hashtag search for 404.

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