A good biting-my-tongue day, so as not to point out to one person that honoring veterans is *not* the same as honoring war, and so as not to go over-the-top about Extremely Entitled Non-Patrons that maybe public libraries shouldn't worry about too much. Both will always be with us. (Yes, another cryptic post. Sorry.)
Fun with language and context (or lack thereof): Today so far, once here and once on Twitter, both times from people I deliberately follow, I've seen posts that I *know* are in English but assume so much contextual background and expansion that I couldn't even begin to make sense of them. I suspect this is not that odd a phenomenon.
A while back, I was surprised by a Capital One credit card ad in which Samuel Jackson finished touting the 1.5% cash back with "every damn day." Last night, I noticed the same ad...but now the penultimate word is "single," and I'm guessing that's not Jackson's voice. Not entirely surprised...
I'm not normally a rotten customer, but sometimes... There's a walking-distance mailing/supplies store with a grouchy proprietor, and with no prices on the items (bring it to the counter, he tells you the price). My wife needed a CD mailer (the flat cardboard photo-mailer kind); she sends people CD-Rs once in a while. (cont...)
On one hand: Delighted that the two traditionally-published books I offered to my local library--handing the person the books, saying "if the library doesn't want them, give them to the Friends to sell"--were, in fact, cataloged and added to the collection. (Successful Social Networking... and Librarian's Guide to Micropublishing.)
My wife's never been a big Monty Python fan...but we went to see Spamalot! yesterday (Tri-Valley Rep, a good amateur company that does three musicals a year at the superb local venue, the Bankhead Theater). She enjoyed it thoroughly...especially the dialog. Most of which was 100% from MP & the Holy Grail.
Either Uber needs better proofreaders or it really is a low-overhead operation, as in this sponsored FB ad: "Know your way around San Francisco? Earn up to $70/yr driving your own car! Apply Now!" Wow! *Up to* $70 a year!
Huh. Mail from Paypal telling me to open an important PDF. NOT trapped as spam by Gmail...but the beginning of the return address felt wrong. Showed the full return address: Not any Paypal I've ever heard of! (firstname.lastname@example.org). Somehow, I just don't think I'm going to open that PDF, not even in Google's preview function...
Oh, sigh. The Predatory Man finally posts something critical of a subscription journal...but phrases it in a way that suggests it's remarkable for a subscription journal to charge author-side fees. Real world: A higher %age of subscription journals than of OA journals charge such fees. (Albeit not retroactively, which may be a new low.)