January 23, 2005

Songs from Juliana Hatfield's music vault. Having released In Exile Deo last year, Juliana Hatfield is now sharing songs that didn't fit on any of her albums. She explains in a letter that she'd rather freely share these songs than let them sit around "gathering dust." Those who download the songs can opt to make a PayPal donation. I've always thought this could be a viable business model for some artists -- distribute your work freely and get fans to give you donations. I think most people would love to support their favorite artists in this way. more inside
The Teenage Roblog! Even if you don't like the new Nickelodeon animated series My Life as a Teenage Robot you may find this blog by a few of the creators interesting. The blog's made up of fan based stuff like exclusive art, official drawing tips, and pervy fanart, but the blog also has more general points of interest such as a subtle sense of dealing with higher ups, info about production, and an impression of the psychology of artists working for a major network. (via: Cartoon Brew)
A Riverside, Calif. neurologist lost a patient to CJD last year and thinks something is fishy at NPDPSC, the US prion watchdog agency. Allegedly the agency ruled out mad cow based on a test not acceptable to neuropathology experts. Now they've "lost" the brain sample and aren't talking to reporters. Now six cows from an infected Canadian herd have disappeared in the U.S. beef supply without a trace. The USDA doesn't seem to be talking to reporters, either.
Cross-breed animals. Love child. Never meant to be. But still really cool.
World War One Autochromes
This song will literally make you want to die. Literally. It was played by NYC station Hot 97 until they pulled it. Sit back and enjoy the warbling vocal meanderings of two idiots singing crude, offensive lyrics about the tsunami.
An Adventure is You!
Christopher X Brodeur a "professional pain in the ass," is about to announce his mayoral candidacy. He's got 100 ideas ranging from free subways to repopularizing murphy beds... and he just got himself arrested for harrassing the mayor's office. Via Gawker. more inside
Calling all monkeys: Come help us break in our Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel, #mofirc, tomorrow (or today technically - January 23.) more inside
Curious George: Party Planning. So my roommate and I are planning on hosting a party. The question is, how many people do we invite? more inside

January 22, 2005

Buffyology. From Are you sure this is a good idea? to "Yeah, Buffy. What are we gonna do now?" Every character, episode, cast member, writer and director and every word of every show, in a searchable database.
Doing the Boomer more inside
People need to know more historical demography. This Time Magasine article [via mefi] is currently annoying a great many 20-something people because it seems to imply that they are choosing not to marry or settle down because they are immature. However, it annoys me more, because Time Magasine has apparently not even picked up a simple history textbook. If they had, they might have noticed that the current average age of marriage in Western European (and now North American) society has been moving back and forth between the early and late twenties for over 500 years. more inside
Curious George: Voice Recognition Software I need your help yet again monkies, but this time on my mother's behalf. more inside
Gruesome Rat Encounter Freaked Out and Horrified George: There was a RAT in my dining room when I got home last night. The cats had it cornered and were playing with it. The whole thing was beyond horrible and I ended up sweeping it out the front door with a broom, so it seems to be gone, but now I'm all freaked out and don't know what to do next. I must add that I am severely phobic about rodents. (+) more inside
Munchausen! Read the Baron online, with or without illustrations. (Notes on the 7th edition and more on the author and topic.) Visit the Collection in Munchausology! Collect the cards! See one Munchausen film! See them all! And don't forget about the syndrome!
Japanese Cute Animal Pic Site
Post your fave, perhaps with caption? more inside
Broken George. Had a terrible but very, very clear-cut breakup over the phone. I'd greatly appreciate any advice on how to keep myself from going insane with grief. What's your best post-breakup plan of action? more inside
Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered on PBS. The last network to fall to neocons. Rants 'n links within. Discussed previously. more inside
The Angel Light. Real or fake? A man claims to have built a device that can see through walls. The idea came to him in a dream and he built it without a blueprint, yet allegedly various foreign institutions have shown interest.
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