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youtube clip of today: kayne’s tweets.

I’ve always liked that one song Josh Groban sings that makes me cry, but I never thought much about the guy until I saw this video. Now I’m completely and totally in love with him. Watch out, Katherine Heigl! [Ed Note: Oops, that’s Josh Kelley. So, er, just watch out, Josh Groban!]

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today is a google holiday, hooray!

I am thankful for Google Holidays.

Today’s Google Holiday: Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving Recipes from Google. Holy cranberry sauce, you guys. This is two of my favorite things combined! I’d recommend not looking at the recipes if it’s midnight and you have no food in your apartment.

What I was Googling: L’Occitane. Hostess gift…Mouser, don’t tell Merrimom.

Hope you all get a short day tomorrow and are preparing to put your waistband expanders to good use!

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today is a google holiday, hooray!

Today’s Google Holiday: Happy Halloween (featuring Scooby Doo)!

What I was Googling: Thanks to Google’s new predict-y thing, I can’t get a good screen shot anymore, but I was Googling “Kamala Harris.” Interesting lady.

Hope you all had good Halloweens! Mine was excellent. Three costumes in 24 hours makes for an excellent Halloween, apparently. While I enjoyed both of my nighttime costumes, I think my rally costume — an XL adult onesie with a horse’s ass print on it — was my favorite. (Our signs said “Onesie Nation Under God.”) My friend took photos…I’ll try to get those up here on the blahg.

It was hard to hear things at the rally, but I really enjoyed the signs and the energy and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s amazingness. And I mean, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam live? HELLO?! Awesome. He played this:

A girl standing behind me shouted “Hey, this is the song from Remember the Titans!” when he began singing. Well, yes. Among other things.

Of course, Jon Stewart’s speech at the end made me all tingly inside and I kind of wanted to run up on stage and give him a hug and a high five. Unfortunately, at that time I was back inside eating pizza, so I kept doing that instead.

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Today’s Google Holiday: The 71st Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. This is a fun one, no? I loved that movie so much as a child, but I was also completely and utterly terrified by it. I have distinct memories of sitting in the basement of my old house, hiding under blankets whenever the Wicked Witch or those horrible monkeys were onscreen. Not much has changed; on the rare occasion that I watch a scary movie as an “adult” (HAHAHA), I just cover my eyes and plug my ears and then have nightmares for years. (Speaking of which, read this.)

What I was Googling: jordan. Why, you ask? BECAUSE I’M GOING THERE IN A WEEK! I’m like, really excited. I definitely want to blog while I’m there, though I haven’t decided whether I should do that here or make a new blog. Kathleen has a different blog for her travels, but I’m lazy, so do I want to do that? It’s not like we have much going on at Six Words these days. Any thoughts on the subject?

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a whole post on comic sans.

Just as Kathleen has been hesitant to give LiLo press she doesn’t deserve, I know that I shouldn’t humor Comic Sans with frequent posts about it. But I can’t help it. The past few days I’ve gotten a couple of bloggy tips related to Comic Sans, and I knew you all would want to hear about them.

First, Kathleen posted a video on my Facebook wall in which the creator of Comic Sans discusses the history of the infamous font. It’s cool to get the backstory, though I can’t say it makes me hate the font any less:

And perhaps more entertaining (no offense, Kathleeny) is a tip from our A-MAZING, FAN-TASTIC Chicago correspondent. As you might have heard somewhere on the news or the interwebs or the Twitter, LeBron James just announced his decision to play with the Miami Heat, and people are getting crazy about it. (Full disclosure: I don’t actually care. Although I did find this article on James’ move pretty interesting.) What I’m getting crazy about is the fact that Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert posted a rant on NBA.com about James’ departure and decided to write it in Comic Sans. CNN’s John Sutter echoes my thoughts perfectly:

After Gilbert posted a rant — in the cutesy Comic Sans typeface — about James’ departure on NBA.com, bloggers, newspaper writers and Twitter pundits lashed back with a collective message that essentially said this:

Unless you’re a fourth-grader, or being ironic, or the author of a comic book, or on vacation from the 1990s, never use that typeface.

And they’re right! If you want to be taken seriously in a professional forum, do not use a bullshit font! Would you use Papyrus on your resume? Kristen ITC on your campaign signs? (Well, Sarah Palin might.) In the world of normal, the answer is a definitive no. So why would you use Comic Freaking Sans for the most public document you’ll ever write? And why wouldn’t you have some intern proofread your tirade for excessive use of Caps Lock and unnecessary quotation marks?  (See for yourselves. It’s bad.) We can only assume poor Gilbert was blinded by grief, and for that, our thoughts go out to him.

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today is a google holiday, hooray!

Today’s Google Holiday: First Day of Summer! Heck yes! (Although based on the amount that I was sweating yesterday while indoors, it’s been summer here in The Swamp for a while now.)

What I was Googling: soldiers’ angels. My roommate recently signed up for this program, through which you can write soldiers letters, send them care packages, etc. It sounds like an awesome idea, and what I like best is that you are connected with an individual soldier (rather than writing a generic letter to an unknown person). Take a look, if you’re interested!

Enjoy the first day of summer, everyone! I feel like I should go get a Slurpee and watch The Price is Right after swim practice, a la 1995.

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today is a google holiday, hooray!

Today’s Google Holiday: Happy 100th Birthday Jacques Cousteau! Now, does it count as a birthday if the person is dead? I’m not sure I can support the phrasing of this holiday. They should have titled it, “It Would Have Been Cool If You Were Still Alive, Jacques, Because Then You Would Have Been 1oo!” Then again, if I had worked for Google, yesterday’s National Iced Tea Day and the second anniversary of this here bloggie (!!!) on June 9 would have been featured. They’ll get their priorities straight eventually. Jacques might have done cool stuff in the ocean, but Kathleen and I post funny videos that other people made. I really don’t understand the difference.

What I was Googling: Nothing, actually. (I considered making something up that was kind of awkward/funny, like maybe “the electric slide,” but that would have been dishonest.) I was actually on Google to see if yesterday’s picture party was still going on. Did anyone else see that? Instead of being white, the Google homepage background was a fabulous picture that changed every so often. I think they were advertising a new feature where you can pick any photo you want and have it be your background. I grabbed a screen shot of this baby:

It’s fun, like Fridays are fun! Have a good one!

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