November 19, 2004

Black Friday is the Friday after Tnxgiving where retailers traditionally offer their best deals. This site is publishing rumored prices for various items and recommends buying the items b4hand and then returning them to get credit on BF.
Are your ready for the Apocalypse? Is your current bomb shelter too small? Would you like to live in your bomb shelter full time? Then check out these beautiful Properties. With a little work you too can have a cozy shelter like This. Prefer to build your own? Find all your bomb shelter needs Here
Digitizing the Public Domain a new project designed to either get some kid a bunch of record players OR to digitize and release up to 30,000 records now out of copyright into the readily accessible world wide diginet. a gutenberg project for music. information wants to be free. yippee!!! (from boingboing)
You're all going to die! Erm...only kiddin' If I was a teacher, this would happen every other week...
Oh-So-Very Curious George: Don't you love it when you run across a Web site that is totally baffling? Such as: Is this site here about coffee machines, or some kind of nuclear weapons? I can't decide. But they mention Korea so this might be something, um, important. They sure seem excited about their "new planetary ball mill
Missing Link? "The last probable common ancestor to humans and great apes had a body like an ape, fingers like a chimp and the upright posture of humans, according to researchers who unearthed a fossil of the animal in Spain." What with all the evolution/creationist talk going round, this seemed serendipitously timely...even providentially so... more inside
Movie of a Chimp doing Karate - embedded Quicktime movie. Of a chimp doing Karate. For all I know, he could be hiding in his dojo. Obviously, you need Quicktime for this. Via Screenhead
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Ornette does Disney Double takes might seem in order when the names Ornette Coleman and Walt Disney appear in the same sentence, let alone in close organizational cahoots. But there was Coleman, creating his instantly identifiable modernist magic in the architecturally phantasmagorical new Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. more inside
Is This Truly New Jersey? Home of Kevin Smith of Clerk's fame, a couple of New Yawkuhs define the essence of 'joisey'. Do they succeed? Read on.
Roll your own radio. If you've got an MP3 player and iTunes (Mac or PC), you can build your own daily audio digest, piece by piece. Here's how: more inside
Jim Crow stories: personal narratives, in audio and text. [via mefi]
"A time to heal, in which the author issues a few heartfelt political apologies." Despite being horribly tired of politics, this made me laugh.
Wole Soyinka: The Reith Lectures The Nobel prize-winning poet, playwright, and political activist discusses the current climate of fear in the world and how it's changed since the Cold War.
Early Office Museum. Lovely old doodads from copying machines and pencil sharpeners to key-driven calculators. And, of course, typewriters.
Gay Gordons Come on, admit it. You're intrigued, aren't you? It looks like fun. Ok, maybe you wouldn't want your friends to catch you doing it. You'd feel a bit funny having your picture taken while you're trying it out. Sure, we can all understand that. But still, it's tempting isn't it? Resist no longer, let your feet lead you to... The Gay Gordons.
Meet Little Fretty! Umm, as a guitar player I have absolutely no idea why anyone would use this and it clearly looks like something totally different.
Monk(ey) Minds on Metta. A recent study (PDF) examined changes in the brains of meditating scanning their brains while they practiced compassion (metta) meditation. The project was a collaboration between the University of Wisconsin and the Shechen Monastery in Nepal. more inside
The Kleptones have once again created another masterpiece Mashing up some of the best Queen hits with Hip Hop music, "A Night at the Hip Hopera" is a beautiful compilation that is sure to entertain. more inside
Using punctuation to say what you mean - ze frank brings you the ultimate in passive agressive communication.(requires sound)
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