Scrolling through the “random” feature on my xkcd app, I came across the following comic regarding an obscure entry in Wikipedia:


This led me to my Wikipedia app (it’s a sad state of affairs, I realize) to see what exactly all this “Malamanteau” business was about. To my delight, I discovered the following:


The interwebs, it would seem, are not without a sense of humor.

Voulez-voulez-vous commute blogging.

*postscript: it is prudent to exercise caution when implementing aforementioned xkcd app, as I can attest:

Though I am willing to admit to a certain amount of user error.

Postscript^2: upon revision of this entry, I made note that the xkcd comic displayed in the Wikipedia article was titled “Philosophy”. This is relevant because of an addictive phenomenon I became aware of thanks again to our friends at xkcd:

Wikipedia trivia: if you take any article, click on the first link in the article text not in parentheses or italics, and then repeat, you will eventually end up at “Philosophy”.