Jan 25, 2009

Miscellany: Let them eat cake edition

Lost in translation: Cake 1. Cake 2. Cake 3

Why Google employees quit.

"Anodyne, sappy, superficial, derivative, fraudulently rebellious": Billy Joel.

United Statements of America: Mottos.


Holmes said...

That neatorama website sells a "This shirt is pure pwnage" t-shirt. Awesome. I haven't seen that term since I online gamed a lot in college.

Holmes said...

5 months for the hiring process at Google? That is practically Federal level.

Also, on Billy Joel- I used to love him when I was younger. I think I still like some of the tunes (I rarely take lyrics to heart). But, when we saw him a year or so ago (free tickets), it was one of the more forgettable concerts I have attended.

Rachel said...

I had the misfortune to witness a Billy Joel/Elton John concert. If there's one performer I can't stand more than the Piano Man, it's the guy that wrote that "Candle in the Wind," which was hideous when it was about Marilyn, but became a first-class horror after it was rewritten for Princess Di.

Anonymous said...

I'm no fan of Billy Joel, but I actually found the article more annoying than Joel. I think the writer referred to himself as a "hipster."


Rachel said...

I missed that part.