The Avenging Unicorn
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Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:32 pm)

Last year for our Christmas white elephant gift exchange at the office, my contribution was the Avenging Unicorn playset; it was quite a hit, actually.

Now, almost eight months later, I had quite forgotten who went home with the unicorn. After a short jaunt around the office fixing computer problems, I returned to my office to find this:

The Avenging Unicorn

The Avenging Unicorn

It found its way home, how endearing…

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Calling All Norwegians
Forenoon watch, 7 bells (11:46 am)

On their Tele-mega-phone! Call the number and broadcast your voice (or something else) all over the mountains.

PS If you're looking to RickRoll them, it's already been done, so you can't be the first to RickRoll an entire country. Sorry.

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Say the ‘J’!
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:27 am)

Thanks to Richard Bartle's post about Beijing pronunciation, it sparked me to make my own comment about something that's been bothering me since the opening ceremonies.


It's bay jing, not bei zhing!

In America it seems common to make fun of Asian people because they can't pronounce 'L's and 'R's properly, but every hour on the news they can't say the 'j'!

I don't understand why this is so hard! Nobody calls me 'Zhacob,' why can't they pronounce Beijing?

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