Happy new year

Welcome to 2012!

Here at the Big Bad Blog, we predict that this will finally be the year when blogs arrive, and become accepted as a means of communication by the masses. The word “blog” might even enter the popular lexicon.

Remember: you heard it here first.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo from the website 2012: Are we all going to die?
Happy New Year!

Year of the blog. Remember: you heard it here first.

The morning coffee blogs with caution

Be careful what you blog.

Not quite an old saying, but perhaps it should be. A blogger in Minneapolis lost a court case in which he was sued for $60,000 when a man was fired as a result of something he wrote in his blog.

Not for libel — what he said was true. But because the plantiff’s employer felt that the revealed mortgage fraud was cause for dismissal. (Side note: apparently the plantiff agreed, because he did not sue his former employer).

Here at the Big Bad Blog, we do not believe that we have caused anybody to be fired. But we’ll keep trying.

Now we will segue directly to Mayans …

Photo is from 1898, in Kensington. Found via Shopkins-fossick.
Webcomic is The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, by Justin Pierce.

In which we link to robots, bears and sundry

Airport security instructions for dealing with monkeys.
The best way to get to school in the morning? The flying fox, and a sack.
Upcoming Hollywood movies include those based on the video games missile command, asteroids and space invaders.
Bear Wars! Coming soon to a Canada near you.
The Catholic Church is suing Columbia Pictures, due to the appearance of a 130-foot high statue in the film 2012
Quantum Mechanics: Now visible to the naked eye.
The dangers of having an exercise left for the reader.
Pepsi is removing its products from schools by 2012.