Thursday, July 11, 2013

YouTubing and Ten Minute Challenges... But why? Why?!

Browse YouTube for long enough and eventually you will run into a 10-minute challenge - a single, few-seconds-long clip of some anime, repeated on a loop for ten whole minutes. Hetalia's Italy saying "pasta," over and over and over and over.... for example. (*shudder*)

And then I found this ten hour challenge, wherein Star Trek and bad electronica meld together seamlessly, and suddenly the world is a happier place...

BUT, the reason this post goes on my journalism blog and not the hideously innane annals of Facebook:

Is YouTube a verb now? Someone with an updated stylebook: Could I have started this post simply saying "YouTube for long enough..." ?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A Journalist's Duty

I have developed an unshakable hatred of every 'fact' that circulates Facebook, and an undying love of

My latest quirk is uncontrollable fits of quote-verifying. Every time I see a pretty graphic with a quote overlaid, I -have- to verify that quote's source.

My latest temper-tantrum is over this quote, which near as I can tell is falsely attributed to Kurt Vonnegut:

 Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place... 

If anyone anyone anyone can find where this quote originated, please let me know. Thanks!

UPDATE: Mystery solved! See my blog post on the solution.