Alltop loves these things! They’re so informative. And graphic-y. “Critical data, originally uploaded by lunchbreath.
24,000-22,000 BC: chunky fertility goddess statues (pictured at right: notice the prominent and large brains.)
10,000 BC: cave painting
4,000 BC: ziggurat construction
1480-1700: Witch burning
1500s: homoerotic sonnet writing
1600s: pirate singing
1760-1762: spreading syphilis
1900-1914: being optimistic about the future
1919-1922: cutting up pieces of paper and pulling them out of a hat, also, painting
1925: jazz music
1927: soap-based radio
1933: burning books (mostly in Germany)
1951: find-the-commie (kind of like peek-a-boo, but with Senators)
1964: screaming (usually Beatle-related)
1977: DIY pet rocks
1982-1988: taking odds on Reagan-related nuclear holocaust
1987-1997: making answering machine messages (see below)
1998: web sites about your cat
1999: cappuccino drinking (related to dot-com bubble)
2000: looking forward to the future (this didn’t last as long as the previous fad in this genre)
April 2008: Twitter
2009 (Jan.-Aug): talking/writing/broadcasting about Twitter in MSM.
2009, Sep. 15: Blogging (again, briefly, but only about Dan Brown’s latest “masterstroke of storytelling”
2010 (Jan.-Feb.):getting really excited about the release of the iPad.
2010 (Mar.): trying to remember what all the fuss about the iPad was all about.
2011: pretending the British Royal family is important
2012: posting pictures of every frickin’ meal on Instagram
2014: “binge-watching” TV
2015: laughing about Donald Trump’s presidential run
Jan-May, 2016: crying about Donald Trump’s presidential run
Yay, it’s Victoria Day — a well-deserved long weekend holiday. For those of you who don’t live in Canada, in many provinces we celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, Regina Atroxica, who was born on May 24th, 1819. (Thus the holiday is known here as the “Two-Four”, which is also, incidentally, the term for a case of beer in hoser. Beauty, eh?) Though the origins of the Victoria Day holiday are shrouded in mystery [wiki], it is worth noting some pertinent facts about the eponymous queen:
And now you know why we STILL celebrate Victoria Day — we’re too terrified to stop.
Writer’s note: Most of the Twitter handles are invented. And if the reverse chronology is a problem, you may prefer to start this short story at the beginning, but I recommend starting here:
less than 20 seconds ago from TweeterProbe
less than 20 seconds ago from web
less than 30 seconds from mobile web
1 minute ago from mobile web
6 minutes ago from mobile web
6 minutes ago from TweetDeck.
6 minutes ago from webHappybriefs Did anyone else in Schenectady feel that shudder? It was like an earthquake or something.