For the copywriters & the grammar nazis:
The Oatmeal comes up with a handy guide to help you remember when to use i.e. vs e.g. in a sentence.
In advertising, every little detail counts. Being able to differentiate between i.e. and e.g. may not seem terribly important, but -when the time comes- it could help keep you from looking like a complete idiot, e.g., an incompetent fool, a dispensable dummy, and an ignorant nincompoop. Oh wait…was it e.g. or i.e.?
See? It can all be pretty damn confusing.
Good thing there’s a guide:
Life In Hell is a comic series created by Matt Groening. The reason his name sounds so familiar is because he’s the
mad man creative genius behind The Simpsons and Futurama. But Life In Hell has been around for much longer, beginning in the late 1970’s. It ended on June 16, 2012 because Groening became too busy with his cartoon series.
The comic series offers a satirical commentary on life. A lot of it is based on Matt Groening’s personal observations and experiences as a cartoonist living in Los Angeles, California.
Alex Noriega’s blog (Stuff No One Told Me) offers a series of comics depicting…well…stuff no one told him about life. The wisdom he shares is a little unconventional, as is his delivery, but that’s what makes him so awesome!
Google isn’t just the world’s most popular search engine. It’s also a search engine that cares. Every so often, Google changes its logo in order to delight Googlers. These “Google Doodles” pay tribute to all sorts of events. Sometimes they celebrate significant events in history, like:
Rosa Parks Stand Against Segregation
Google also gives significance to national holidays.
Philippine Independence Day & The Philippine Elections
It even covers:
Teacher’s Day & The Last Day of the Canadian Penny
Google Doodle also celebrates famous birthdays of artists…
Katsushika Hokusai, Alfonse Mucha & Nam June Paik
Mark Twain & Jorge Luis Borges
John Lennon & Les Paul
Click image for an interactive version of Google Doodle.
Google also comes up with fun tricks and interactive games. These Google Easter Eggs are random and awesomely so.
Click here to see what EPIC GOOGLE will do. Weenie Google gives you the exact opposite.
Typing “Zerg Rush” on Google makes the Google “O”s eat up your search results, while Google Pacman let’s you eat up pellets:
Click to play!
Google’s most recent
time suck release? Type “Atari Breakout” in Google images to find out.