Oblique UU reference in The Onion

The current employment-themed issue of The Onion has an article with a dateline — Boston — and an employer — Beacon Press. Clearly not the Boston-based Beacon Press that’s a part of the Unitarian Universalist Association. But it’s funny all the same. “Summer Intern Already Forgotten” (The Onion)

Geek humor exposed

The New York Times today is running a story (“This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix “) about the xkcd.com comic strip, noting one of my favorites — first seen at works; thanks J.B. — in the lede. I suppose it takes all types. And the joke works in Linux, too.