Good Stuff

Yahtzee
**Zero Punctuation**, hilarious foul-mouthed rapid-fire videogame reviews (and I don’t even play videogames)
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Jan Morris’s **_Europe_**—like _Last Letters from Hav_ (one of my favourite books), but not fictional
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The Twist, by **Frightened Rabbit**, from the album _The Midnight Organ Fight_; I can’t stop listening to it, but have no idea who these guys are
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XKCD does it again, with a [flowchart](http://xkcd.com/518/) on **how to read flowcharts**
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Beethoven, endearingly, never got the hang of **multiplication** (he’d calculate 9 × 7 by adding up the number 9 seven times)
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**ReCaptcha**, which takes all that useless effort spent typing distorted words (to prove you’re not a robot), and applies it to proofreading blurry text from old scanned books
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Instead of saying “music piracy” (because, after all, real piracy is alive and well and not very much like downloading MP3s), reviving the excellent term “**bootlegging**”
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Thomas Benton’s [_Chronicle_ advice](http://chronicle.com/article/Graduate-School-in-the/44846) on graduate school in the Humanities: “**Just don’t go**”
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**_Sports Night_** marathons via YouTube
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The pleasure of actually throwing out a hopeless, waste-of-mental-space book (Cliff Stoll’s _Silicon Snake Oil_, or anything by Ayn Rand)—not all **book-burning** is bad.

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