Posts tagged Fun

‘Cyberbullying’ Now An Official Word. So is ‘retweet’ and ‘sexting’ (thanks, Anthony Weiner?) The Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 new entries of slang into it’s big list of words. They include the above, as well as:

  • Mankini
  • Jeggings
  • OMG

I look forward to the future, when nobody ever makes any sense.



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BatCat PoliceBot Will Chew Up Criminals And Spit Them Out. I’ve long been an advocate of using futuristic robots to pummel criminals into submission, and here at last is the LAPD BatCat (which is neither batlike nor catlike) to fulfill my thug-stomping dreams. It’s less a robot than it is a giant bulletproof crane/forklift of death, but it’ll do. Oh, it’ll do.


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Our Interview With Yonathan Elias. The young man is in his fourteenth minute of Internet stardom, thanks to a video of him going CRAZY at the sight of an empty Metro car. He tells NBC Washington that he was was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, and is not the next Antoine Dodson.



Sometimes You Just Need a Break: In the midst of all the SXSW chaos, there is at least one way to experience childlike bliss — GE’s solar-powered carousel. For those of you who are here in Austin, you can find it at the corner of 3rd and Congress.

- LB

Note: GE owns 49% of NBC Universal, but that is not why I fell in love with night time carousel rides in downtown Austin.