In Cambridge?!?!

This is a story about a monologuist’s performance being interrupted when 87 students of a Christian choir, along with their parents and teachers walked out in protest, one of them dumping water on the performer’s notes on his way out.

There’s a video of it, which is insane to watch. And I can’t believe it all happened in Cambridge, MA!

None of the posts that I saw about this mentioned the fact that the show is now probably better off than it was yesterday, if only the fact that those 87 folks bought about $3,306 worth of tickets and generated tons of publicity for the show. I only hope the performer isn’t scarred…

In other news: Fuck, fuck, fuck. Hopefully that’s enough to get some Christian choirs to protest this site. I bet you sing like shit, too.

In Cambridge?!?!

Unlikely Words’ Third Linky Post

I used Send Tab and ScribeFire to make this post. I’m relatively happy with both of them. (UPDATED TO ADD: Sorry, scratch that, ScribeFire is not ready for primetime and has been summarily uninstalled)

* I’m going to give up trying not to post youtube videos. Here are three. Sneezing pandas, leprechauns, and hardcore turtles. Which is your favorite?

* Veterans issues have kind of taken a back seat with the Admin’s latest scandal. Maybe it’s because the military has muzzled the troops at Walter Reed. You can keep up to date here.

* When I drive Jessie’s Prius, I try to get as many MPG as possible. This guy is much better at it.

* Probably a bad idea, but why not try making your ownlaundry detergent.

* The latest in what’s become a recurring theme of long, interesting looking articles that I didn’t read. Lot’s of people were talking about this a couple weeks back.

* Keith Olbermann could be changing TV. I always forget to watch him, though.

* This means way more to me than it does to you. Three eggs, grits, and toast.

* Excel Keystrokes.

* Cheaters never win. But they do write books.

* You are what you think you are, what others think you are, and what you think others think you are.

* Parts 4 and 5 of an American in a Japanese prison.

* Crossing the border is hard when the border patrol thinks you have porn and doesn’t know how to look for it on your computer.

* These folks are wiping their butts with a bowl of water for a year. What are you doing to save the Earth? Does it matter if they’re doing it to write a book?

* Houses cheaper than cars? What kind of house can I get for a used Jetta?

* Damn, you, Kottke. So addictive.

Unlikely Words’ Third Linky Post

Unlikely Words’ Second Link Post

I can’t remember where I got most of these links and every day I put this off, the links become less relevant, no citations, so… deal. Like last time, there’s a pretty good chance the links come by way of Freakonomics, Boing Boing,, and various and sundry other wonderful websites.

Unlikely Words’ Second Link Post

Unlikely Words’ First Link Post!

Geek alert. I love my RSS feeds. Every blog needs a linky post and I’ve been charged with developing one for Unlikely Words. I promise the links contained in the semi-regular link posts were at one time interesting to me (and might be interesting to you) and I promise to post the link posts semi-regularly. (The previous sentence has already proven false as this post was started 3 weeks ago and I already have enough tabs for another post, let alone most of this stuff being outdated). Hopefully, most of these links will come from places other than Lifehacker, Boing Boing, and Kottke. I can’t promse that, but maybe I can take solace in the idea that I’ll read overpublishing blogs so you don’t have to.

  • I know Unlikely Words uses Word Press. But I started AABA on Blogger and Blog This makes creating linky posts very easy. Does Word Press have this?
  • I hate 90% of the posts from Xeni on Boing Boing. She’s recently become a vegan and is fighting (I’d volunteer successfully) her desire to preach. This article is from Rolling Stone and talks about how nasty pig farms are. The excerpts were riveting. (Boing Boing)
  • Rich people can do what they want with their money, but they should be helping out more. Even if Oprah’s school is over the top, at least she’s trying to make a difference. The counter to this argument is that she could have a bigger impact spending her money more wisely. (AMERICAblog)
  • The Gates Foundations invests in companies that cause problems for some of the people they are trying to help. When the CEOs of Halliburton, Exxon, and Chevron give away giant percentages of their wealth to foundations that strive to make change in the world and those foundations don’t hold questionable financial positions, this story will OUTRAGE me a lot more. (I can’t remember.)
  • I normally wouldn’t post a link about a guy asking for donations for a frivolous cause. But this guy got a bum X-Box and then had a hard time with the Customer Service. His goal now is to buy the biggest box he can afford to send his X-Box back for repair. This type of consumer ingenuity fills me with glee. (Consumerist)
  • I don’t really go see live music anymore, but maybe I’ll start again. iConcertCal just might be the coolest iTunes add-on since… well, forever. Once a week, iConcertCal searchs your library and finds concerts in your area. (Lifehacker)
  • Companies can’t keep paying skyrocketing health costs for long. Eventually, they’ll just get their own docters. Brilliant. (Marginal Revolution)
  • If you’re afraid of giant rabbits, think you might be, or don’t want to read about how they might get used to end North Korea’s hunger problems, don’t click on this link. (Boing Boing)
  • I aspire to be a better photographer. If I read this link, I might have a chance. (I can’t remember.)
  • I asked Matthew to change Unlikely Words a bit so that I could better document my life. I have deep desires to document my life more fully. Feltron’s Annual Report is an inspiration to me. (Kottke.)
  • These food rule models might be good for you if you want to become a more efficient food orderer. (Marginal Revolution)
  • Ahhh, Rhode Island. (Boing Boing)
  • This site allows me to create a map of all the states I’ve visited. Be careful, because I just might. You can also do countries as well, but that was less interesting for me. (Marginal Revolution)
  • I wanted to read this article on the media documentation of a few New Yorkers, but I’m not as interested anymore. I might get back to it some day. (Kottke.)
  • If we start needing to make energy out of corn will there be less corn in everyday food? Will that make us skinnier? (Freakonomics)
  • The TSA has guidelines to help its staff ensure that helper monkeys are not carrying bombs. They let helper monkeys fly on planes? (Boing Boing)
  • I don’t have enough pictures in Flikr for this to work well for me, but Matthew probably does. It was very slow, but very easy. (Lifehacker)
  • Help charities without donating money. You know you want to. (Lifehacker)
  • If you heard about this on NPR’s This American Life a couple weeks ago, now you can watch it on Youtube. A guy shoots the same movie 3 times with 3 different actors in the early 80’s. Incidentally, each of the 3 became stars. (Boing Boing)
  • This article seems interesting, but I haven’t read it yet. Vanity Fair always seems to have long articles I want to read, but for which I don’t make the time. That says something about either me or Vanity Fair.
Unlikely Words’ First Link Post!