21 Accents

Via BoingBoing, I found this YouTube clip of actress Amy Walker saying the same sentence in 21 different accents. I listened to it with amazement. In my mind, she nailed every one of them with one notable exception – her Southern accent from Charleston, SC, sounded like the contrived, overdone version that Hollywood tends to … Continue reading 21 Accents

Gamecocks and Chickens

I don’t get it. Columbia seems to have an unusual number of establishments where you can eat chicken, especially wings. Yet the USC mascot is the Gamecock. Isn’t that a bit cannibalistic?? I mean, it would kind of be like Maryland (Terrapins) having lots of eateries that feature turtle stew. Perhaps it’s a chauvinistic thing. … Continue reading Gamecocks and Chickens

Vote for Michael

Ralph Nader has once again announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Failing to gain the support of a major (or not-so-major) party, he is running as an independent. This got me thinking about the other also-rans – that extremely long list of candidates that never get the coverage of the Hillaries, Obamas, … Continue reading Vote for Michael