Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Maddening, Useful, and Fun

Three things to take a look at this morning...

Maddening: Sephardi Lady posts (via Yeshiva World) about a practice that is new to me, at least - the idea that guys attending a wedding expect to be reimbursed for their transportation costs:
I just wanted to point out to the YW readers, that when yeshiva bochurim come to a wedding (and there can be alot to go to, as they and all of their friends are in the parsha), they expect to be compensated for their travel costs.
Ugh. You can see my comment there.

Useful: ProfK found a site that (legally) has accumulated hundreds of classical children's works that are old enough to be in the public domain online. Very cool.

Fun: (Hat tip: Mom) The New York Times wrote about Matt Harding, the guy with the fun "Dancing" video on YouTube.
“Dancing” shows a guy dancing: a big, doughy-looking fellow in shorts and hiking boots performing an arm-swinging, knee-pumping step that could charitably be called goofy.
He made a new one two weeks ago that's already at 4+ million views, and something about it will just make you smile.