Sunday, September 26, 2010

Random Weekend Links

(i) I think most people on the net will have seen this one at this stage. I thought it was a spoof at first as it is not everyday you see an article on the BBC website about a Rottweiler receiving an official honour. A nice example of how traits not always valued can be very useful under the right conditions.

(ii) I linked this before but merits another link - some very clever Youtube poster put together Arvo Part's Magnificat with footage of 1950s Philadelphia. The result really is thought-provoking.

(iii) "Rickrolling" is apparently a very common phenomenon on the net. Basically, a person provides a hyperlink to ostensibly some relevant material. When the viewer clicks on the link, Rick Astley's 1987 music video "Never Goin to Give you up" comes up instead. Internet memes are fascinating phenomena though it would be nice to find some examples of more useful ones.

(iv) 4OD Comedy Channel is amazing. Think its only available in Ireland and UK. Full series of things like Father Ted and IT Crowd. Important to laugh sometimes.

(v) Kilkenomics has put up its website.  A three day festival of economics in Kilkenny.

1 comment:

Kevin Denny said...

Kilkenny is well known for its Comedy Festival. Judging from the topics to be covered by Kilkenomics, it looks like it now wants to move into Tragedy.