Archive for the 'Weird' Category

GoDaddy: Less cleavage, more math, please

Monday, March 6th, 2006

I use GoDaddy as the registrar for several of my domains. Apparently their computers need a remedial math lesson, because they’ve decided that 17.90 x 1 = 18.40. This is the invoice I just got: (more…)

FOUND Magazine

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

FOUND Magazine is a chronicle of miscellaneous objects, things people have found that give glimpses into others’ lives.

Friday, June 25th, 2004

An article in the New York Times describes the growth of “alibi clubs,” anonymous groups of people who send each other text messages and agree to act as one another’s alibi for skipping work, cheating on spouses, and other clandestine activities. Big Brother may know where you are when you’re carrying your phone, but now it’s easier to lie about it to everyone else.

Spider-Man becomes an Indian superhero

Monday, June 21st, 2004

An Indian version of the Spider-Man comic book is in the works, supposedly the first time a superhero has been reimagined for readers of another culture (though some would say Thor came first). When the inevitable movie is made from this comic, will it feature big song-and-dance numbers? And which multi-armed figure from Hindu mythology will be the stand-in for Doc Ock?

Plane lands at Air Force base by mistake

Sunday, June 20th, 2004

The real head-scratcher here is how, post-9/11, an airliner could get all the way to an Air Force base’s runway without the military making it crystal-clear to the crew that they weren’t where they were supposed to be. Shouldn’t there have been fighter jets nearby, cluing the crew in to their mistake?