Worte zum Neujahrswochenende

Once again, at a time of year when critics are picking their 10-best lists for 2009, we jump back ninety years and give our choices for 1919.

Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, Observations on Film Art and FILM ART
// The ten-plus best films of … 1919

I think Homestar presages a new webstalgia: I may never find myself getting misty over the Dancing Banana, but Get Your War On? All your Web touchstones are belong to us. I fully expect to get a little teary someday when we start playing Hot Or Not over warm Jell-O at the Robot-Assisted Living Facility for Retired Singulatarians.

Scott Brown, Wired
// Why Some Memes Never Die

Ich wies darauf hin, dass “Pirate Coelho” seit 2005 im Netz stand und dass die Absatzzahlen stetig angestiegen waren. Daraus folgte, dass die klassische Art des Vertriebs von der Filesharing-Variante profitierte. Meinen hochverehrten Verlegern fiel es allerdings schwer, die Sachlage richtig einzuschätzen.

Paulo Coelho, Frankfurter Rundschau
// König der Piraten

Your correct usage of the word will determine whether or not I kick you in the hemorrhoids.

Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal
// Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling

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