The Net has answers to nearly all the questions you never knew you had. (And if you think you know the answer to this, answer why Japanese cartoons tend to be exceptions.)
A nice collection of examples of one of the most reliable laws in the universe.
I followed the suggestion in this piece and priced toilet paper and Kleenex at Jet.com. And I found what the author did: the prices at Jet were below Amazon's and substantially below the prices in my supermarket. I ordered enough to get free delivery, took advantage of the their limited offer of 15% off, and got exactly what I thought I'd ordered and on time. Saved a nice piece of change.
Other items beyond those two either weren't available or the prices didn't seem to be anything special. So I'm not switching from Amazon yet, but I've bookmarked Jet.com for further use.
A short video of a climb up Everest from the climber's POV. Two observations:
- I wasn't planning to go, but now I really don't need to.
- The last part, above Camp 4, is completely insane. It's almost straight up.
Video consistent with what I've seen elsewhere: you should get out through the window real darn quick. (I use "you" advisedly. I'm almost certainly not fitting through the window.)
Equally effective as "Just say no," but probably easier.
Geoffrey K. Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the Univ. of Edinburgh defends the passive against common criticisms (16 page .pdf). More from him on the topic: "Confusion over avoiding the passive".
"We got a peek inside a $20 million apartment in the latest skyscraper to dramatically alter Manhattan's skyline"
360-degree views of Manhattan from the 56th floor of a building near the Empire State Building would be very cool and I imagine difficult to get tired of.
But the $20 million is a problem.
They do look pretty.