Friday, March 09, 2012

Episode 1264: Anti-Pinterest (And Proud Of It)

Went to the Post Room again to pick up my gift edition of The Invention Of Hugo Cabret, which is seriously a gorgeously produced hardback. If all hardbacks looked like that, I would be shallow and abandon my stand regarding paperbacks in a heartbeat. Also had every intention of doing work today, but in anticipation of the new episode of Community finally airing in a week, I decided to start doing 10-episode marathons and rewatch the whole series. The closing minutes of the pilot threw up this gem of a quote from Jeff: 'The funny thing about being smart is that you can get through most of life without ever having to do any work.' So true, so true. On an entirely different note, given the recent surge of interest in Pinterest, I think this article about the potential copyright minefield Pinterest represents might amuse those of you who, like me, are tired of new social networking bandwagons trundling along that it's assumed everyone should want to hop on. There's also a slightly more caustic article from Thought Catalog, best summed up by this depressingly true statement: 'A few weeks ago, Pinterest became the fastest stand-alone site to reach 10 million visitors in a month. Which confirms one thing and thing only: America will do anything to avoid having to read.' On that note, go read some of my haiku that's up at Three Line Poetry.

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