is blog dedicated to "map-illustrated analyses of current events and geographical issues", run by Martin W. Lewis, a Stanford senior lecturer. For the past week, they've been posting a series of articles on imaginary geography
. See below for a list of the posts so far: [more inside]
posted by daniel_charms
on Jan 6, 2012 -
Jumping on the Star Trek bandwagon with both feet and wearing a tiara, Sophos has just released their Klingon Anti-Virus
product. It is available in either native Klingon or English for wimps.
This software has compatibility issues with the version of msxml4.dll used by cloaking devices on Romulan-modded D7-class battle cruisers. Installing this software on such vessels is punishable by ordeal of Ginst'a'Ed.
posted by jim in austin
on May 19, 2009 -
is a member of the Finnish parliament from the Uusimaa constituency. He represents the Green League and his campaign website can be viewed in English, Swedish, or Klingon
posted by fandango_matt
on Mar 9, 2007 -
I've been grooving on some of the music of Persone
a lot lately (some full-length mp3 samples here
). They're one of the most noticeable Esperanto 'rokbandoj', though by all means not the only one
. I'm fond of Jomo kaj Liberecanoj (sample
in Spanish, Esperanto, and French) as well. Of course, Esperanto isn't the only constructed language with some music; there apparently is a CD in Klingon
(you only hear samples), and some song translations and info about a CD here
, and there is also a bit of recorded music in Elvish
(scroll down to "Elvish Music"). But most of it seems to be
posted by graymouser
on Apr 25, 2006 -
Captain pInluH and Commander Khrell are stuck in Portland
, the sneaky Ferengi having sold them
a 'faulty temporal device.' Life is hard
on Earth, it seems. Did anyone get a set list
? No matter. It's my beleif that we will not see these warriors astride golf carts
. Look out, number 1: perhaps they are looking to pull a Titor on your burgeoning data empire!
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 1, 2004 -
How Berkeley Can You Be Parade?
NSFW (unless your work doesn't mind naked men strutting their stuff).
Found during my surf after the debate last night and well worth a peek, the outraged commentary is pretty funny but it might be lost on the intolerant or those who've never been out to visit Berkeley. Among the pics is this true, true gem
(Klingons do NOT ride in golf carts, not even fat Klingons!)
posted by fenriq
on Oct 1, 2004 -
Jedi (n) and Klingon (n)
will now be listed in the Oxford English Dictionary. As will Ass-Backward.
Given MetaFilter's interest in grammar
this seems worth noting. How the editors decided that "Jedi" is worth inclusion but "Stormtrooper" is not is a conversation I would have loved to have heard. Naturally, people complaining about such inclusions ain't
new. However, when words are removed from the same dictionary it's hardly noticed.
Clearly unused words go away, so why do people make a stink about this year after year? Slow news cycles? Or is it an extension of the Prescriptivist - Descriptivist Argument
with the Prescripts making a push for the "hearts and minds" of the public?
posted by herc
on Sep 26, 2002 -