22 hours ago
21 November, 2008
I'm a big fan of Google - I find it clean and efficient, and a lot of fun to use. I like that you can type "1 cup in tablespoons" and "1 US cup = 16 US tablespoons" pops up. I like Google Earth. I LOVE Gmail. I like that the Google Guys have spoken to kids in Israeli schools. And mostly, like I said, I like Google because it's just so fast and easy (two words that aren't always complimentary, I know).
Anyway, on the entertainment side, we keep coming across these funny pop-up lists. Remember the one we found here? And so, when my husband was at work the other day, looking for some help with a computer/technical support question, he started to type in "how to," and this popped up:
Hmm. Now, as I understand it, they're listed in the order of most requested. So overall, these aren't that surprising, I guess. Evidently tying a tie is our most sought after ability. Huh.
The "how to lose friends and alienate people" is really disturbing me, though...
Posted by toby at 08:21
13 November, 2008
Here's a true gem, found by my brother in law as he was walking through downtown Jerusalem. You read it, it's pretty funny, and then it gets even better! Wow.
Hoo-wee. That's tremendous. I have nothing helpful to add, I'm just going to lean back and enjoy this one as is.
Posted by toby at 20:19
08 November, 2008
This just arrived, special delivery to our door, first thing in the morning on Thursday, November 6th!
Can't see? Here, I'll get a little closer.
Yeah, well, I guess my vote didn't really matter that much anyway. Truthfully, being registered to vote in Boston, I haven't ever bothered voting via absentee ballot. This time, I had a strange urge to vote, and so I went and signed up to get a ballot. I guess it could have been worse - I was thinking that they had forgotten about me completely. Oh, well - maybe next time.
Posted by toby at 18:59
04 November, 2008
Our good friend Ricky was recently in the Old City of Jerusalem, touring around. Now, Israel in general is a much toured country, but the Old City specifically is usually full of tourists. Don't get me wrong - there are plenty of people who just live there, whether in their home or on a one-year study program. But it goes without saying that if any place in Israel needs good English signage, this is it.
Anyway, he was in the "Old Yishuv Court Museum," which he enjoyed, as far as I know. And, luckily for me, he found this sign above the cashier's window:
Ha! Sounds to me like they're giving, not taking. Come one, come all!
Posted by toby at 21:34