October 08, 2004

Vote in Fear. A quicktime movie of condensed GOP convention speeches showing the thrust of the event - be very afraid. And vote Bush. George Lakoff theorizes that conservatives are motivated by fear, and this would certainly play to that. more inside
Scavanger Monkey Does anybody know where I can find an audio file of the music to Hitchhikers Guide? more inside
Some rather excellent masks
News photographer snaps picture of a bloody face in a mirror Problem: there was no one near him to make the reflection, in fact no one in the building of that description at all. The photo of a mirror in the UK town of Avebury's Red Lion pub shows the disquieting reflection of a bald man, his face streaked with blood. The building is said to be haunted. Is this the face of a ghost? With picture. more inside
Curious George: Sleep disorders. Do any monkeys here have any weird sleep syndromes? Not counting the more common things like insomnia. more inside
Do you know this man?
Waxy is offering Fifty bucks if you can identify "afroninja".
Stem cells pump out healing molecules. Some birth defects might be prevented by injecting mothers with stem cells. There have been some promising findings in stem cell research lately, but this is something new.
Curious, George: The GRANDEST of parents... I've always felt that the names we use to refer to our grandparents are heartbreakingly humanizing, a level of tenderness we allow one another without rebuke. I think there's nothing sweeter than an adult referring to a beloved ancestor by their personal, private (and often rather infantile) nickname. meredithea just told us about the swell chap she calls Paw Paw. I was fortunate enough to know and love Nana and Pop Pop (maternal), and Baby and Grand Dad (paternal)...Go ahead, monkeys...break my heart this evening...What names do/did your grandparents have?

October 07, 2004

What to get for a bedridden coworker A coworker will be bedridden for 6 weeks after having a couple of vertebrae fused. We are putting together a package of things to help her spend her time. I'm at a bit of a loss. Anybody been there or have suggestions? TIA
All the ash from Mount St. Helens could help Bigfoot researchers. I wonder how the Sasquatch Militia feels about this.
Meet an Honourary Monkey.. all he needs now is a banana I know, it's bad taste, and possibly old news, but I still felt strangely compelled to post it...
Clubbing - Norwegian style.
Curious George: online journalism I like the concept of Ohmynews.com. What programs are out there for creating a site like that?
China erects monument for SARS monkeys. Sixteen tons of granite monkey love.
George Bush's Resumé, with sources By a guy who says he supported him in 2000. His explanation for writing the resumé is here: The Forward and also a print version more inside
Leave it to George! Ep. 1 [flash, via screenhead]
Curious George: Computer help. I need to transfer emails from Eudora on a PC to a Mac. I have no clue how to do this. Please hope me! more inside
A wonderful gift ..or perhaps an heirloom for your descendants. As Christmas draws near, a friend has drawn my attention to this charming item. (I notice that someone has zippitied in ahead of me in another place, but you can't have too much culture, can you?) In my day, Mr Potato Head came in kit form and you had to supply your own real potato. Now that was art. more inside
The "Global Test". Members of an international panel appointed by Kofi to study the United Nations' operations say the group hopes to lay down clear rules declaring when it is legal for a nation to use pre-emptive military force in its own defense more inside
What's in a year? Curious George: I notice we're up to 1980 monkeys. Will we get to 2000 by the 1 year anniversary? Do you care? more inside
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