Monday, February 11, 2008

A blog about blogs

There are a ton of great blogs out there. There are approximately 1,000 times as many bad blogs, and maybe double that are horrible. Most of the worst are just plain boring. Sometimes you come across blogs that make you want to blog, or at least bookmark them. Well, we are going to start keeping track. Check back if you need to kill 15 minutes before you sneak out for the weekend!

Some though are pleasently surprising: such as Greg Oden's blog. Although it's kind of old news, you develop an ongoing interest, plus you never know when he is going to drop a pearl like: "My new family member. His name is Charles Barkley McLovin... I love him already. All he does is cuddle and sleep and he is quiet. I just wish he would stop eating grass." That's gold, solid gold.

Carl Zimmer is just a nerd. He has a blog where he writes about nerdy stuff and the nerdy things he thinks about. One of his topics was science tattoos - which apparently was such a hot topic that he started a Flikr photo sharing album to catalog them. Honestly, this is fascinating. If you, like we at the QLE, loathe unoriginal tattoos, then this is right up your alley. I am not kidding, there is some amazing stuff on there, so get on and check it out. Some of the reasons behind the tattoos are great as well. Referring to an ankle to thigh DNA sequence, Kristin says, "It codes for a snippet of an exon from the sonic the hedgehog gene."

How about this one, the TSA has a blog, called the Evolution of Security. As if the 15-150 minutes you spent waiting at airport security wasn't miserable enough, they want you to log on to to their site and read a little more about the lazy, surly people that make your work travel just that much less comfortable (oh, and the skies safer, right)? And to justify their 3-1-1 liquids plan (day late and a dollar short, as usual) they decide to just terrify you a little with their catchy tag line:
"Terrorists Evolve. Threats Evolve. Security Must Stay Ahead. You Play A Part."

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