RunPee tells you the optimal time to run and pee while you're watching a movie, boon to all who regularly choose the largest Diet Coke the concession stand offers. I remember once running to pee after about 10 minutes of Christ dragging the cross up the hill in Mel Gibson's Passion, then returning to my seat for another 20 minutes of Christ dragging the cross up the hill (Stroll.............Pee).
From Dennis Cooper's blog: 69 Modern Classics Condensed via Amazon's SIPs (Statistically Improbable Phrases), a quiz. Many read nicely as is:
12. red hunting hat, tiny little kid
13. hands for the conch
19. pink hawthorn, little nucleus, little clan, little phrase
51. little china figures, judge stroked, judge nodded
57. black pickpocket, baize bag
61. handicraft instructor, inchoate eyes
From Brave New World:
"Who said that the technology and digital revolution was only for the young? When Ivy Bean heard that a 97-year-old French woman was the oldest member of Facebook she decided to join. She soon attracted 5,000 friends and has 17,775 people waiting to be her friend. Unless you know someone older, Ivy from Bradford is now the oldest Facebook member at 103 years old and has now joined Twitter and already has 9500 followers!"
The story's a few days old. I'm @IvyBean104's 14,510th follower on Twitter.
Some sample tweets from her account:
"hello all spending the morning reading wont be able to use lap top much today other residents are using it be in touch later
i am so happy i have got all these followers its really good
had a very nice lunch going to watch a film this afternoon i think we are watching the sound of music
me and my friend mabel are going to have a game of connect 4
Deal or no deal in 4hrs
@adam_lambert good luck"