Stunned Arse

What do you call yourself when you realize you’ve done something idiotic? My wife called herself stunned arse today after doing something silly.

The most famous one I can think of is Homer’s “Doh!”, but that’s boring now.

WOW: The Noob Who Pwned

The Ballad of the Noob, a tale from the game World Of Warcraft that’s told using the song A Boy Named Sue, which was made famous by Johnny Cash. I laughed.

Some explanation to those who don’t get it:
– WOW (World Of Warcraft) is a multi-player online game where you live vicariously through a fantastical character you create. You accomplish quests and kill enemies to advance in level. The game has a lot of depth.
Noob stands for “newbie”, meaning someone who’s obviously new to an experience, demonstrated by the silly things that may do or ask.
Pwned stands for pawned or owned, a taunt directed at someone for losing at something or doing something stupid.

Even though I’ve been using the internet forever, I’ve never used those terms. I’ve seen them a lot, but I never was immersed into the internet culture that much to adopt them; however, now that I’m playing WOW and using its chat system, I find myself writing LOL and “ty” (“thank you”) much too often, and that bugs me for some reason.

(via DarrenBarefoot.com)

Your Favourite Book of 2006

I recently finished Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards. His writing is poetic and blunt and so truthful it hurts. I might give a more detailed review of it when I have the time to write one up. I almost throughly enjoyed the novel. It’s scary how well Richards knows the maritimes. I just wish something good happened to the people in his books. Anyway, I’m looking for a new book to read. Any recommendations?

What’s your favourite novel of 2006, and why?