There’s always another tangent

As anyone who’s run a blog for more than twenty minutes knows, following up one item inevitably leads you to another, which may or may not be related.

In Portland, David writes:

Our local journalistic endeavor, The Oregonian, has undertaken changes in an attempt to woo new, young readers, and to stay economically viable. One manifestation is that the weekly entertainment insert sports a column titled “Plugged In” where the word “twee” can be used so we’ll know it’s right there in the now. While Google tells me the word was first noted in 1905 it is certifiably a “now” term. The insertion of “pop talk” into the papers leads to occasional dissonance in the harmonics. A recent example was the insertion of www.bestweekever.tv/2009/01/05/7-things-less-twee-than-zooey-deschanel-and-ben-gibbards-engagement into [a] print article. And, no, much to everyone’s surprise you can’t click on it!

Maybe if you hold the paper up to the screen and — no, never mind, that trick never works.

Of course, I am heartbroken that Zooey is off the market, but I felt compelled to follow that link, and in the list of Items of Presumably Reduced Tweeness I found this:

Dollhouse Wii Fit

A Wii Fit, fit for a wee dollhouse. Almost enough to take my mind off my heartache.

Almost.

2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    19 January 2009 · 10:27 am

    “Twee”…?

    That sounds like the last thing that little yellow bird said before Sylvester finally caught him.

  2. fillyjonk »

    19 January 2009 · 1:05 pm

    “Twee” is actually one of my favorite words.

    Of course, things can be twee in a good way, or twee in a bad way.

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