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Sleep talkin' man

Article: Sleep talkin' man

This (awesome?) wife has thrown her husband underneath the Internet bus for our amusement. On the website The Sleep Talkin’ Man she chronicles the nighttime murmurings and proclamations of her husband, a “mild mannered English husband [who] lives quite a colorful existence in his dreams.” A few (hilarious) recent examples: “Horray for me! Yup, I…

What's in your fridge?

Article: What's in your fridge?

The blogosphere’s been taking a peek behind the chilly mini-doors of “What’s in my dorm fridge,” a Flickr photo pool devoted to “photos of the insides of those little refrigerators college students have in their rooms.” It makes me nostalgic for my college days where the mini-fridge consisted primarily of ingredients for a liquid meal,…

McSweeney's FML moments in Greek Mythology

Article: McSweeney's FML moments in Greek Mythology

One of the catchphrases of 2009 used to describe an unfortunate situation or event is “FML,” which emerged from the website “FMyLife.com” which publishes user submitted succinct anecdotes that ruined their day. McSweeney’s jumps on the bandwagon with their amusing FML moments in Greek mythology. Icarus Today my father made wings out of feathers and…

On Nom Noam

Article: On Nom Noam

Defined by Urban Dictionary as an “onomatopoeical adjective based on the sound emitted when something is ‘oh so tasty,’” OM NOM NOM is a classic Internet meme whose ancestry traces back to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster who would utter “OM NOM NOM NOM” typically through a mouthful of (delicious) cookies to express his satisfaction. It…

New meme alert! Your NPR name.

Article: New meme alert! Your NPR name.

Inspired by “the slew of impossibly named NPR hosts” such as “Renee Montagne, Steve Inskeep, Corey Flintoff, Korva Coleman, Kai Ryssdal, Dina Temple-Raston,” which has even fueled a spirited discussion on Ask Metafilter, a couple tumblrites have devised a system for creating your very own unique NPR host name. Here’s how it works: You take…