Stumbled across something

If ye be wantin’ to change ye facebook to a more piratey theme, ye best be goin’ to ye preferences, then set ye language, and finally, ye be scrollin’ far down on the parchment to find the spot marked X: “English (Pirate)”. Ye facebook will change immediately and shiver ye timbers! (Or at least ye funny bone.)

If ye not be sold yet: Ye home page become ye “home port,” ye like button become “arrr, this be pleasin’ to me eye,” ye time be measured in hourglasses, and ye wall becomes ye Plank. If ye do it, ye become cap’n of ye own facebook. So what ye be waitin’ for?! Go fix up ye ship’s rigging!

This is what fun looks like.

This is what fun looks like.

Desert Bus.

The worst video game ever created.

In it, you, the player, must drive a bus from Tuscon, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada. In real time. In a bus that veers to the right and can’t go over forty-five miles an hour.

And if you survive the unpauseable, eight-hour trip to Las Vegas, you receive one point.

As of this post, the comedy group LoadingReadyRun is still playing it, taking turns but non-stop, without sleep, with the only “entertainment” coming from a chat room with about 300-500 people in it asking them stupid questions.


Here’s a cute site for you: GodTube.

Instead of YouTube, where you broadcast “yourself”, GodTube encourages you to “Broadcast Him”. (At one point, we were planning to upload God and the Problem of Evil, a movie of ours, onto the thing. But then we’d have had people with pitchforks and torches coming to burn down our homes and stab various things, or whatever one does with pitchforks.)

At any rate, I now present to you, from GodTube: “Baby Got Book“.

I found this while browsing the Internets. Enjoy. Visit the original page and give it a Digg. is a website that allows you to do exactly as it says – post an exam you have taken on the site.

It’s an interesting idea – allow students to be prepared for exams in a particular class in the best way possible, by showing them old ones. It’s how AP teachers prepared us for AP tests, so why shouldn’t it work for in-class tests as well?

Understandably, there’s a bit of controversy over the site. The site apparently allows a teacher to ban exams from their class if he or she wishes, although somehow I doubt that’s foolproof. Most of the opposition for the site comes from professors or teachers too lazy to generate new tests. Yes, I called them lazy, because that means one of two things:

  • You don’t have that many tests and you’re being lazy about redoing the ones you have, or
  • It’s impossible to redo all the tests because you have too many of them, meaning you’re overtesting your students – letting the tests do the teaching instead of the teacher.

For either situation, I have no sympathy. I think this is a nice sharp poke in the posterior for lazy teachers, and the more active ones who don’t just sit on their cirriculum and bore students to death have nothing to worry about.

Hey, it’s the Internet, and this is clever. I had to.

song chart memes

I was looking for a picture of Scrabble to use in the Uncyclopedia article I’m writing. Instead I found an article about the world’s largest game of scrabble.

It took place about ten years ago with tiles “the size of dining tables”. Good god, crazy Brits.