16 May 2011

Will there be a "Dislike" button?

"To me it is important to give my children names that are not used anywhere else, at least not in Israel," the father said. "If once people gave Biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world. I believe there will be people who will lift an eyebrow, but it is my girl and that's what's fun about it."

Israeli Couple Names Daughter "Like" in Recognition of Facebook

This is so very interesting to me. I just finished my job as an undergraduate assistant in research in which we studied the diversity and complexity of baby names. Culture is very fascinating. Although it is understandable he would name his child after this "icon", it is still very hilarious on our end of the news.

Anyone interested may want to click the link below and check out this book about names. It looks like a good starting point for anyone interested in researching culture and names.

The Language of Names: What We Call Ourselves and Why It MattersCultural Anthropology Books)


Have you ever pondered the meaning of life? Of course you have. We all do.
However, are you one of those that have grown weary of musing over the idea of whether or not your life means anything? Are you one of the ones ready for answers?

"Everyone, left to his own devices, forms an idea about what goes on in language which is very far from the truth." -Ferdinand de Saussure

Course in General Linguistics. Translated by Wade Baskin: Edited by Perry Meisel and Haun Saussy

I recommend to you this utterly amazing and fantastic book. If you believe at all that the way we speak to each other is what keeps us apart from other living organisms and this fascinates you, there is no reason on Earth you would not read this fantastic book.

Nat Wolff isn't a Daddy

Rebecca Black: I'm Absolutely NOT Pregnant
Just thought I'd share a link with you all. This may burst your bubbles... I apologize.

15 May 2011

A whole new world

This little blog will try to be updated everyday and will attempt to bring about sad truths and humor into your lives. I hope you enjoy.
This first post has a photograph attached.