April 03, 2005

African Clawed Frogs are really cool. I lurve frogs. I dig them. I have an African Clawed Frog that kicks my motherluvin' ass. He broke my face. I call him Samuel L. Jackson. I think that the human race should be kinder to frogs.
Curious George: There are two kinds of people A friend of mine remarked today that there are two kinds of people in the world, those who mourn the pope and those who mourn the time before 24hr news networks. So, I wondered, What groups are we arbitrarily dividing the world into today? more inside
The Heysel disaster. There has been no spectacle in the history of televised sport as compelling and atrocious as the night of 29 May 1985, when 39 Italians were killed on the terraces of the Heysel stadium, Brussels, in the murderous prelude to a European Cup final. On Tuesday, Liverpool and Juventus meet again for the first time since. more inside
Conspiracy Thriller Movies of the 1970s I like articles about the conspiracy thriller movies of the 1970s.
Bush Invades Iran in June and things don't go as planned? What do you think life is going to be like in this country if Iran doesn't fold like Iraq does and in fact, could quite possibly destroy the oil fields in Saudi Arabia, launch missles against southern Europe and Israel and invade Iraq with thousands of very capable and well-equipped soldiers and equipment? Feel free to extropolate. This is a 'what if', not a probability. Remember that Iran actually has a capable air force whereas Iraq did not.
The beverage tasting institute, (the organization that is cited in Grey Goose vodka advertisments) has a website, listing their ratings of beers, ciders, wines, liquors and mixes of all sorts. It's search function reveals that there are a great number of spirits which, although not widely marketed, have tested superior to more expensive and common choices. Nemiroff premium deluxe vodka, for instance, is the second highest rated vodka in tests, despite being under $20 a bottle. I can personally vouch for the quality of this vodka. more inside
The "Genius Babies", and How They Grew : A journalistic series covering a (notorious) eugenics project - Repository for Germinal Choice - carried out in the US.
Curious George - All Monkeys Banded Together Putting this whole t shirt thing together with Tracicle and Space Kitty got me thinking. The folks on this site tend to be like-minded, free thinking people. What if we used our numbers to do something for both ourselves, as well as the planet. Something besides t shirts and CD swaps... I'm leaving the floor open to discussion on this. For one thing, we could open our homes to other monkeys when they travel in our cities. We could also see if there is a social movement that we could all get behind. Frankly, I really don't know what we could do, all I know is that we have a number of cool people that could all help each other, or do something together for the world. Any ideas monkeys?

April 02, 2005

The pope has died Sorry for the lousy link. This might be updated soon.
Curious George: Tactlessness Curious George: The pope thread reminded me of a rule I have learned in life: in polite conversation, one must never discuss politics, religion or money. So, for fun, why don't we all go around and list our political views, our religious beliefs and how much money we make every year. It will be a glorious experiment.
Flash Card Exchange: The self titled largest library of printable flash cards. Everything from Spanish, and common legal terms, to Pokemon cards. more inside
Curious George...<i>Rectum!</i> ...Do you have echoes that you hear every damn time in response to particular words or phrases? To illustrate, I swear I cannot hear the word rectum without thinking damn near killed him! or Hey! without thinking hey, you, you, get offa my cloud!, and every time I hear the voice over before Law & Order SVU, where they say "...sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous", my little brain chimes in solemnly with "particularily if they involve the anus". What are yours?

April 01, 2005

Frank Perdue, the chicken man, died today. We will all miss him, I'm sure. At least, for the jokes. I remember a really funny sound clip of Frank Perdue from the early days of teh intarwebs, but now I can't find it, sigh. A strange guy, the chicken man.
Ben Stein invokes Godwin's Law- Godwin's Law, for the uninitiated, is the act of comparing people who disagree with you to Hitler and/or the Nazis, and is generally considered bad form, even on the internets (unless of course your opponents are literally participating in genocide). more inside
Gurious Ceorge My calendar tells me that lots of hilarious hijinks were supposed to happen today. The Age, for example, proclaimed Paris Hilton the new Linux evangelist (actually, I think they were suckered, which is amusing). But tell me, where is teh funnay on April Fools' Day?
Curious George: Accidental Tech Support You know how it is. Someone finds out you know what "RAM" is and the next thing you know you're 24/7 tech support for your whole department. How do you handle it? more inside
"Living Will is the Best Revenge." Rarely, a newspaper opinion piece comes along that manages to cut through all the bullshit and pierce the heart of an issue. This is one of those amazingly truthful columns.
Now I'm thirsty.
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