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June 16th, 2010

The Top 10 YouTube Videos of All Time

ReadWriteWeb does a periodic analysis of the all-time top 10 YouTube videos (by the simple metric of number of views). As reported on the site¬†with its latest summary (June, 2014): We first did this list in August 2007, at which point Evolution of Dance by comedian Judson Laipply was number 1 with nearly 56 million…

May 16th, 2010

Newspaper Asks Readers to Stop Buying Print Edition

It’s Sunday, so a good day to keep blog entries light and fun. I should save serious for weekdays. I bought the June 2010 issue of ConsumerReports the other day. The inside back cover has a regular offering called Selling It: Goofs, Glitches, Gotchas featuring humorous reader-submitted illustrations of products and promotions that perhaps never…

March 24th, 2010

More Odd Books

I’m catching up on some very old email, and found a note from my sister Sue from before Christmas directing me to AbeBooks’ Weird Book Room. There’s quite a treasure trove here, and it’s tough to pick a favorite. Here’s one that’s pretty good, Andrew Kirk and Jane Moseley’s “Dead Pet: Send Your Best Little…