What I learned these last two weeks

  • Last week, I wasn’t the only one whose internet connection crapped out.
  • Unicorns do exist, invisible pink ones too.
  • Tom Egberts is 50+.
  • This would be around the right time to invade Belgium: their army is almost out of ammunition.
  • Apparently, every movie becomes an instant classic once you cut a trailer to Clint Mansell’s Requiem for a Dream soundtrack. Lastest example: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
  • Champagne is an English invention.
  • My new favorite word of the year is ‘Toeterturk’, named after the habit of Turkish people to go driving around while honking their horn when Turkey wins in the European Championship.
  • Libraries are still awesome.
  • If you visit the Windows update website with Internet Explorer 8 beta 1, you’re treated as if you’re just another lepper that doesn’t use Internet Explorer.
  • The European Soccer Championship is just like Christmas: the day it’s over the decorations are instantly gone.
  • There’s a strong indication that there’s ice on Mars.
  • Firefox 3 was downloaded over 8.2 million times on download day. Still waiting on the official confirmation of the world record though.