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One of Sam and I’s favorite things to chuckle at is the odd assortment of search terms that lead errant googlers here; variations on “ocean pout” and “Lake Karachay” are by far the most common. There’s a new flurry of recombinations juggling “October,” “Scorpio” and “horoscope” coming in now.

It reminds me of what sort of convinced me the signal-to-noise ratio on Twitter was too low to be useful to use it as any real cultural bellwether— meme pirates who fill their tweets with a potpourri of whatever the meteorically-rising current trends are. It’s like wearing brand clothing taken to an attention-seeking compulsive extreme. Want to read thoughts from the zeitgeist on the passing of Greg Giraldo? Too bad you have to sift through dozens of messages along the lines of  “Greg Giraldo Grey’s Anatomy Bristol Palin Deuces Remix #OMGTeenQuotes #FollowFriday #whenIwasakid;” garbage spewed for the sake of being noticed spewing garbage.

The preceding sentence could have been an excellent segue into the subject of Tarrare— but I think I’ll close with this adorable deer family I saw instead.

They were eating apples.

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A real and entirely non-comforting email I received this evening:

Dear CLEAR customer,
We may have sent you an email notification on 7/21/2010 or 7/22/2010 indicating that your account information had been updated. If you did not make any changes to your account, please disregard this notice. It was an error on our part, and we have since corrected the issue.
We have verified that the information on your account is correct. No action is required on your part.
We value you as a CLEAR customer and apologize for the error.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,
CLEAR

On a brighter note, since we moved across town, our connection is working better than ever. 5×5 with no leaning out the window!