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In poor taste
Does anyone think they could have picked a different stock photo to accompany this article?

Death by steamed rice bun: Competitive eater dies

...and title, come to think of it.
Posted by Mariana on October 25, 2008. Tagged with


Fun or Logical Analysis?
The one Linguistics paper I would ever show to Chris Dye before GBrowdy: Imperfect puns, Markedness and Phonological Similarity.
Posted by Mariana on October 31, 2007. Tagged with
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My Freakin' Pride!
I tried to respond to Andrew's post below several times, to offer an explanation before GBrowdy could show off. Alas! Sillytech thought I was spam! Even though I was logged in.

So I will offer you more auditory illusions thanks to the awesome Al Bregman AND another way cool video demonstrating the properties of sound using salt.

I will also remind Andrew- and any other readers who may or may not be named Gil- that he called me the better linguist. That's right... I'm the pettier better linguist!
Posted by Mariana on October 14, 2007. Tagged with
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Boys! We are the Mafia!
I haven't posted here in a while. It's a funny video, from the guys that brought you Daughters (

Posted by Mariana on September 23, 2007. Tagged with
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A comic for the likes of us
Check out Monsieur Québécois.

And while I've got everyone's attention... Marc ("Chronomorph"): Get a blog!

Who's with me?
Posted by Mariana on January 29, 2007. Tagged with
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I use Mozilla Firefox because it is the best. However, since yesterday I have been unable to open a browser, double-clicking or through the start menu. The little hourglass shows up on my cursor but nothing else happens. I am currently using IE, but I really don't want to be stuck with it forever.

I also have two papers due tomorrow, so I don't have time to research this myself.

What do I do? Do I have to reinstall?

I love you all. *winning smile*
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Happy Birthday Dustin!
You're 25! Mathematically you now have to round your age up to 30! Good job.

Keep on rockin' in the free world.
Posted by Mariana on November 19, 2006. Tagged with
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Vote for your favourite blag*
Canadian Blog Awards.

Both Sillytech and Without Annette are up in a lot of the same categories, because I'm an idiot (but an idiot who cares). Still though, voting is anonymous and you can show your favourite wobsite* some love.

*not a typo.
Posted by Mariana on November 15, 2006. Tagged with
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Praise like you should
So apparently there are Canadian Blog Awards.

Go nominate some blogs you like.

I've taken the liberty of entering this fine blog, and Without Annette, in a few different categories. Voting begins November 15th, so I'll remind you then.
Posted by Mariana on October 1, 2006. Tagged with


No there can't be enough about you EDIT
So, say “yes.” In fact, say “yes” as often as you can. When I was starting out in Chicago, doing improvisational theatre with Second City and other places, there was really only one rule I was taught about improv. That was, “yes-and.” In this case, “yes-and” is a verb. To “yes-and.” I yes-and, you yes-and, he, she or it yes-ands. And yes-anding means that when you go onstage to improvise a scene with no script, you have no idea what’s going to happen, maybe with someone you’ve never met before. To build a scene, you have to accept. To build anything onstage, you have to accept what the other improviser initiates on stage. They say you’re doctors—you’re doctors. And then, you add to that: We’re doctors and we’re trapped in an ice cave. That’s the “-and.” And then hopefully they “yes-and” you back. You have to keep your eyes open when you do this. You have to be aware of what the other performer is offering you, so that you can agree and add to it. And through these agreements, you can improvise a scene or a one-act play. And because, by following each other’s lead, neither of you are really in control. It’s more of a mutual discovery than a solo adventure. What happens in a scene is often as much a surprise to you as it is to the audience

--Stephen Colbert, from his Commencement Address to Knox College

It was bugging me that someone thought I was trying to pass this off as my words.~ Mariana
Posted by Mariana on June 21, 2006. Tagged with
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