Purge/Binge & Some Ephemera

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I’m purging my RSS feeds again. The last time I did it completely was 2008. It has been far too long.  Currently I’m sitting at 248 feeds and have been using Google Reader since 2007- roughly 6 years and 203,731 items read. That’s about 93 items a day, every day for 6 years.

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Clearly, I read most things from 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM.  Getting an iPhone has evened some of the reading time out some.

And with that self indulgent surface level data done with, here’s some strange Internet ephemera.

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That is a terrifying glimpse into someone’s house built in 1724 that happens to be full of partially dismembered mannequins.  My wife found this one.

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Both of the clips above are just two recent examples of things continuing to move after people have died.  Package deliveries are pretty common (and hopefully positive) but the second endorsement by a man who passed away earlier in the week felt pretty unpleasant.



Sadly, I collect screenshots of odd wireless network names.


I don’t know why edtech is fascinated with bananas but it is.  I took this shot at ISTE.


This is from my hometown.  It’s pretty much sums up how things went in high school.

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Hawking. The world is strange.

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So if a teacher on a social network stumbles across something like this, what do they do?

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The best review for a digital voice recorder you’re likely to see.

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Ah. I am sorry for you.

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The first “under construction” Facebook site post I’ve seen.

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Jimmy’s charge was “sanitary facilities.”  What in god’s name did he do?

Comments on this post

  1. Jim Groom said on December 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Your recent ventures into the ephemera of the internet posts are brilliant. I think it would double nicely as a Tumblr as well so it was regular and fast, and then aggregate them as weekly posts. Would be a fun way to track the madness. Also, that Facebook message about the “d**ksucker” has been burned onto my memory—I always thought you were exaggerating about your hometown until I saw that. Crazy. I think knowing that stuff is on the internet gives me hope in a bizarre way. There is another side to the shiny package we try and lay on all this technology—you can’t extirpate the insane not matter how much you try. The fact that the insanity is so apparent in plain sight makes me feel far less paranoid if that makes any sense.