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Today's LJ Finds
I am, apparently not as nerdy as shunn:
I am nerdier than 59% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!


Thanks to markbourne, one of whose stories is among the top downloads at Electric Story, I found this wonderful journalism wish-fulfillment piece by Terry Bisson: Meat the Press.

And finally, a post on newyorkers brought back memories of the charmingly obnoxious 1980s NYC traffic signs:

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Current Music: Bob Dylan, "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen cover)

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rednoodlealien From: rednoodlealien Date: January 11th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Why don't I have the Dylan cover of "Hallelujah"?

I always knew I had geek envy:

60% scored higher,
1% scored the same, and
38% scored lower.

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

Not nerdy, but definitely not hip.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: January 11th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm. I think you probably lost points for the goats and the weaving. Much too analog. You don't have the Dylan performance because I just got it today. It was mentioned in this wonderful article about the song. It's not a bad version, but he's no John Cale.
rosiebird From: rosiebird Date: January 22nd, 2005 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
73% scored higher (more nerdy), and
27% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

Not nerdy, but definitely not hip.
shunn From: shunn Date: January 11th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those signs are great. I wonder what signs like that would say today?

NO SMOKING!
UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD EXPENSIVE ENOUGH CIGARS

DON'T EVEN THINK OF STRIPPING
WITHIN A MILE OF THE DISNEY STORE

NO PICKETING!
REPUBLICANS EXEMPT

GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL!
DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200.
DOES NOT APPLY TO GUY VALELLA
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: January 11th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
NO PARKING
UNLESS YOU ARE WELL-ENOUGH CONNECTED POLITICALLY
TO HAVE SCAMMED A CITY PARKING PLACARD
FROM SOME MEANINGLESS AGENCY WHOSE EMPLOYEES DON'T REALLY NEED CARS
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 13th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Traffic signs

Just imagine what immigration services could do with slightly revised versions of these cordial postings.

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