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Chauncy Morlan, freakishly fat guy, circa 1890– Does it annoy you when people write the imaginary word ‘alot’? This will definitely help. Funniest thing I have read in ages. The rest of the blog is pretty funny too.

– Once upon a time, this guy was considered fat enough that people were willing to pay to see him at the circus.

– Jon Stewart takes down Fox News and Bernie Goldberg. Related: Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo, the dirtiest phrase ever written in Latin.

– This is how fast the speed of light looks.

– Apparently, if you’re a happier person, you’re likely having more deep and meaningful conversations rather than pleasant small talk.

– Fixed gear bikes have caught on everywhere… except China? According to this article it has something to do with how they just aren’t into irony over there:

“There is a saying in Chinese: ‘Laugh at the poor, not the prostitutes,’ ” Juanjuan Wu, a professor at the University of Minnesota and author of Chinese Fashion From Mao to Now, told me. “Hipster fashion only really works by communicating your irony—in other words, someone needs to ‘get it.’ Hipster irony in dress would most likely be misinterpreted in Chinese society as simple poverty or weirdness.”

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Written by Francis

April 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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