Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Sily Site o' the Day

Robin and I are very happy that QI has finally made its way onto BBC America, but as Siobhan Thompson points out that's just the tip of the iceberg:

Robin's been here so long now he's only really familiar with about half of them, but I only knew Morecombe & Wise, so this was a real revelation to me.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

We finally caught up on our DVR'ed episodes of Constantine yesterday, and are hoping the show gets renewed (Matt Ryan really does the title character justice in my opinion), which reminded me I'd bookmarked this:

Via io9.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I think I'll do some scifi-related silly sites this week as a tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy. Here's a series of 19th century portraits improved by scifi weirdness (via BoingBoing).

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits! Or in the case of the Riggs Residence, Kaliko Kitty! Who didn't appear to miss me at all. But at least Amy hasn't tried to stop me reading (via Wil Wheaton) so I guess that's something. And I'm glad I opted to leave Mom as early in the morning as I could so as to beat the snow, which looks peaceful and gentle and I'm so damn sick of snow and ice already.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

By the time you read this I'll be on my way to Mom's, where I don't like to do blog posts because it's just not worth schlepping the laptop, and Blogger doesn't have full functionality on my iPad. I will, however, be filling Mom in on the current internet haps, such as the dress and the llamas, as well as helping her past level 140 in Candy Crush. That is all.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin watched a taped version of the Brit (music) Awards last night. I found it very meh but a bit strange at the same time. Well-known non-Brit Taylor Swift performed and won one award, I believe. I don't think it was for this InfoSec Twitter account (via BoingBoing), but in any case I'm glad net neutrality is now the law of the land.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Last night we watched the series finale of Parks & Recreation on our DVR. For the most part the show has been back up to its former standards this last season, and the finale didn't disappoint. One of the nice subtle things was their clever imagining of future technology as a sort of background to what was going on in the characters' lives, and this fake ad is no different:

Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast, which features three more fake ads. It's funny because it's horrifically accurate...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

If you liked saved by the bell hooks, you'll probably love #Leftistshark (va BoingBoing) even if you don't remember Katy Perry's halftime show...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Academy Awards fallout continues - this time I Can Haz Cheezburger exclusively reports that all the awards have been replaced by kittens! The horror! The cute, cute horror!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Didn't make it through the entire Oscars broadcast, but we watched enough to take our minds off the cold. Like a lot of lefties, I really dug Common's and John Legend's acceptance speech, and I'd like to think they'd appreciate saved by the bell hooks )via Feministing)...