Hellooo my fellooow Uh-mair-i-cans!!

Oh man, this is brilliant:

When she was first announced, the first thing Josh and I noticed was that Palin looks like Tina Fey. Apparently we're not alone in this observation. Tina Fey came back to SNL to do this impression. It's hilarious!

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Eco-cam

Wow — Sony just released a new battery-free camera called the "twirl 'n take" camera. It's powered by kinetic energy. I think it's pretty snazzy, and it's especially cute that they made the docking station (for uploading the photos) resemble …

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Dutch Meme

One of the expat blogs I read (A Touch of Dutch) created this Netherlands-themed meme. It sounded like fun, so I thought I'd give it a try. To make your own, you just answer each of these twelve questions, type your answer into

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1 year in de Nederlands

One year ago today, Josh and I, with puppy in tow, arrived in the Netherlands. We arrived at 6 in the morning, waited for bags and then for the puppy to be rolled out to us, still in his crate. A pre-arranged taxi hauled us, the dog (and crate), and …

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testing...

this is a test to see if using links to facebook photos will work...

if you see some schaapjes (sheep) then it worked:

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Pre-fab Travelodge

Travelodge is constructing a new hotel in West London, made entirely of re-purposed shipping containers. Each container has one fully furnished bedroom, and they will be stacked together to form a hotel.

From the Daily Mail:

"Although it may not look …

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Mosquito net man

I got an official university email at work today about a farewell reception for someone. I put it into babelfish and out came one of the funnier (mis)translations I've seen in a long time:

"Because of accepting a job the university Utrecht takes we farewell …

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