Good Stuff

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New Zealand being the **world’s oldest democracy** (Icelandic women didn’t get the vote until 1915, and the Isle of Man is _not_ a country, thank you very much)
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[Jessica](http://www.jessicaclary.com/blog/?p=973) caring about **apostrophes** as much as I do
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[You Look Nice Today](http://www.youlooknicetoday.com), world’s funniest podcast, is what you would expect from three yappy geeks combining potty humour with Voltaire
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“May the sinews of his hams snap suddenly in moments of achievement!”, chant the artisans in [Ernest Bramah’s](http://www.ansible.co.uk/writing/bramah.html) delectable chinoiserie, the Kai Lung stories I recently unearthed from storage
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The **charango**, a ten-stringed South American ukulele played to excellent effect on the latest Minisnap album
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That pleasing moment-without-a-name when the song on your car radio and your turn signal are in perfect rhythmic **synchrony**
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The **anachronistic typography** in the Indiana Jones movie maps (I was proud I spotted the Avant Garde in *Crystal Skull*)
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Having the hatefulness of **Comic Sans** rudely recognised in the comic [Achewood](http://achewood.com/index.php?date=07052007)
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The **disadvantage** of an elite American education persuasively [argued](http://www.theamericanscholar.org/su08/elite-deresiewicz.html) by William Deresiewicz
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Using a true “et” ampersand like Trebuchet’s to write et cetera as etc.gif

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