huh, interesting

new investment opportunity

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on December 2, 2009

somali pirate stock market

from Reuters:

“Four months ago, during the monsoon rains, we decided to set up this stock exchange. We started with 15 ‘maritime companies’ and now we are hosting 72. Ten of them have so far been successful at hijacking,” Mohammed (a wealthy former pirate) said.

“The shares are open to all and everybody can take part, whether personally at sea or on land by providing cash, weapons or useful materials … we’ve made piracy a community activity.”

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links i should not send to mr. awesomepants

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on December 1, 2009

new post series theme! these are links that would destroy my boy-friendly-not-too-girly trajectory of emails i send to mr. awesomepants. while i don’t consider myself a major league grrl, my girly bits can lead me into the dangerous love territory of cutesy shite from time to time. so, this post series is dedicated to all the things that would warrant an “unsubscribe” notice from the gentleman.

let’s start with an america’s funniest home videos video! o snap, i found a MIX. (i actually loathe america’s home videos and didn’t even watch this video, but ahv was an obligatory lead in for the series.)

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how about the surprised kitty video everyone is pooping their pants over:

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or BABIES! a new documentary about year 1 of 4 babies living in 4 different parts of the world:

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and i guess i’ll never get to send him any of the shmaltzy super cool Maru stuff either:
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impressive

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 19, 2009

i am all accolades and applause for givewill.net

on the givewell website, there’s a page called “shortcomings” offering full-disclosure on minor missteps and errors in judgements. this is a very wonderful thing.

strong work!

 

 

o sick

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 10, 2009

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i love coffee

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 10, 2009

totes inappropes

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 10, 2009

nothing says thanksgiving like a pair of burning indians.

indian_candlesvia Wisteria

funger tutting

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 9, 2009

dancing with yer hands. i nub it!

why i want to learn the piano

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 8, 2009

i want to go to there. #8

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 4, 2009

Urban Informatics Speech Generator

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 4, 2009

a geek out for my urban studies colleagues in crime

i’m a big fan of this oxygo gym ad

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 4, 2009

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o and while we are on the topic of advertising …

attaching banner ads to flies is a brills idea, but totes not cool at the same time:

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crackdown on public pajama-wearing in China

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 4, 2009

if wearing Eileen Fisher means you’ve given up, what does wearing pjs in public mean? well, the Chinese government isn’t pleased by its populace donning jammies and is going to start enforcing an anti-public-pajama law.

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this seems like a ludicrous violation of civil rights.

 

today on the internet i learned

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on November 3, 2009

1. how to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew

2. that there aren’t any taxidermy conventions in ny in 2009 or 2010

3. that chinese fruit bats fellate themselves to prolong copulation

so, it’s been a pretty good internet day.

it’s possible that this is also my co-op status

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on October 26, 2009

i want to go to there. #7

Posted in my time, pretty things to look at by huhinteresting on October 25, 2009

seattle has a curiousity shop in it. it needs visiting by me.

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via What Makes the Pie Shops Tick? flickr

They wouldn’t dare do Wagner on rollerskates would they? Maybe they already have.

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on October 21, 2009

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the aesthetics of the super popular large broadway shows are in my mind garish, far better suited for a universal studios ride than a night at at the theater. i’m concerned that this trend is moving into the world of opera as it appears to be in the LA Opera production of Siegfried. It kind of looks like Michael Jackson’s Captain Emo 3D experience. on one level i think that’s awesome, but most of me is very anxious about an Opera production degenerating into the Wicked void.

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WSJ says: couples that clean together make more nookie time together

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on October 21, 2009

cleaners

according to a new study covered by the WSJ, couples that do housework together spend more time having sex. apparently the study finds that rather than the housework itself being a turn on for other partner, the willingness to spend time on housework is indicative of a proxy of willingness to invest in shared interests. thusly, couples willing to do housework together are more apt to prioritize sexy times.

huh, interesting.

r.o.u.s.

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on September 8, 2009

GIANT rat found in a lost volcano!

this is a newly discovered species of rat that is 32″ long. it’s not afraid of humans and according to the dude on the nature program, “he’s like a little … puppy!”

there’s no info about this so called “lost volcano”  … so that just adds to the fantastical mystery of the headline.

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o nature yer so crazy. #10

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on September 2, 2009

i love jellyfish, tho i am very afraid of them.  they are frequent players in my “nature blows my mind and totally scares the crap out of me” dream genre.

bbc’s website has a little pictoral slideshow on deep sea jelly fish. like this red-lipped cydippid ctenophore, which reminds me of the abyss:

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i like the Clione limacina (angelfish) too:

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how huh interesting became my meme

Posted in Uncategorized by huhinteresting on September 2, 2009

while in a tiff i received a series of bratty emails from a friend followed by a request for my prompt reply.

well, i did. but not exactly in a way that pleased him. i sent him this audio file.

i’m not saying it’s of the best quality, but it did the job. “huh, interesting” = you are being a douche nozzle.

at some point i used that clip as the error message on my work computer. this was a constant source of glee. one morning upon autostart my logic board failed causing my puter to repeat the “huh” part of the sound file over and over and over again. this  made my computer sound pretty raunchy. oopsy. certainly never my intention …

after that incident my coworker set “huh, interesting” to play at the touch of his space bar and would hit it throughout the day when the moment felt right. … huh, interesting … i’d forgotten all about the sound clip until said coworker mixed it into a regina spektor song. it’s kinda great.