Entries by Wordy von Writish

Rick and Morty: MPB theory

Rick & Morty is the popular animated series from Adult Swim in which we follow brilliant scientist Rick, his mildmannered grandson Morty and the rest of the Smith-family. You know the show! If you don’t, you should binge it as soon as possible. Rick’s portalgun is the main catalyst for many wacky adventures, filled with popculture references and […]

Google Translate-fun!

“All your base are belong to us.” If you know this meme, you know how translations can get messed op. This phrase is a translation from the opening cutscene of the 1992 Mega Drive port of the arcade video game Zero Wing (1989). It’s in what people call ‘Engrish’, because the original game was in […]

New hobby for girls: hobby-horsing

You might have heard about real life Quidditch, where adults run around a field with a toy broomstick between their legs? Well, in Scandinavia there is a stick horse-version of this, called hobby-horsing. Teenaged girls run, jump and prance around with a toy horsehead on a stick between their legs. Hobby-horsing sounds exactly like it is. […]

Six things you didn’t the purpose of

Every now and again you come across things and you scratch your head. What the heck is it for? What does it do? Why is this here? What is the purpose? These questions can arise. Luckily we have something called: the internet. What would we do without the internet? The magical place where all answers […]

Harry Potter Theory: Crookshanks’ Original Owner

Crookshanks, Hermiones cat, is an extremely smart animal. She got him from the Magical Menagerie at the start of her third year, where he immediately saw ‘Scabbers’ for what he was: an Animagus called Peter Pettigrew. While cats are known to be pretty smart in general, this is an extraordinary feat for a regular cat. The […]

Yet another United Airlines people-removing

An engaged couple boarded a flight to Costa Rica, where they were to be married. Boarding a United Airlines flight apparently doesn’t mean that you’ll actually get to stay on the plane, even if you paid for seats. But we knew that already, of course… According to Michael Hohl and his fiancée Amber Maxwell, they […]