It used to be that you could simply show up at a coffee shop and whip out you silver PowerBook or just-cleaned white iBook and totally outshine the black Dells and Compaqs of those surrounding you, desperately trying to keep their wi-fi connected.
But, with the homogenization of MacBooks and Pros under a single design, and the fact the Apple's laptops are outselling PCs in higher education settings, we're swimming in a sea of silvery style.
Which is not a bad thing...but admit it, design blog readers - that white logo on polished aluminum in front of a Scandanavian white wall with perfectly placed colorful magazines is getting a little
I refuse to read email forwards and chain letters. Even if they're actually hilarious, or educational, I simply skip past them on principal...sorry, Dad.
Well, except for one. Each year, around this time of year, someone passes along a collection of the macabre snow art of Calvin and Hobbes, and I'm instantly transported back to the heyday of Bill Watterson's excellent work, and I'm thankful to have been a kid in the eighties and early-nineties.
And I'm also thankful for these clever, cold-weather peers, who've taken some inspiration from young Calvin and made their own real life nightmare-ish snowmen.
Tongue-in-cheek art site TheOatmeal wants to help you know the best times to use a semicolon, "the most feared punctuation on earth." From connecting independent clauses to super-commas and high-fiving dinosaurs, this is one grammar lesson you'll never forget.