October 05, 2004

There Must Be Some Way Out Of Here "We just saw it from a different point of view..."
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The Grateful, and Sexy Dead The photos in the news of the recently departed (RIP) Janet Leigh in the shower sequence of Psycho with her lips so slightly parted, made me think of incredibly sexy she was in her prime. This brings me to my question. Of all the dead movie stars and celebrities, who stirs your loins? I will also admit to having a "thang" for Ingrid Bergman and Clara Bow among several others. Come on, tell the truth.
Photoshopping the Debate Those zany members of Fark had some fun with photoshop images of the debate between George W. Bush (who we can all agree easily won the debate) and John (French looking guy) Kerry.
TrekEarth - a community travel photo site. Explore the world in from as many perspectives as there are community members. The photo quality is embarassingly high (for me as an amateur photographer). I enjoyed Kiev, Budapest, and Romania.
Martha Colburn (qt), see also her bio/filmography, some photos, 6 page .pdf zine interview from cineMad, an interview, Baltimore city paper article, bio/video for sale, and yet another bio.
4 Squares Puzzle Your goal is to reposition two -- and only two -- sticks, so that you end up with four squares of equal size and no sticks left over.
How gay can you be? Rancho Calamari is 46% gay! Isn't that just fabulous?!?!

October 04, 2004

Disney announces partnership with Chinese Communist Youth League In an interesting "Capitalism meets Communism" moment, Disney Corp. will join forces with the Communist Youth League (aka the Junior Woodchucks' Chinese chapter) to bring the Gospel of Walt to the children of China. I wonder what Uncle Scrooge would make of that... On the other hand, I guess that Disney will need all the help it can get, considering the competing entertainment available to those children.
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Don't Forget Poland! Long Live Poland! more inside
Google oddity; We all know that Google calculator can do silly things. But what is this about? more inside
SpaceShipOne wins the X-Prize. For the first time, a commercial space ship has made it repeatedly into space and returned within a short period of time. As a consequence, aside from making history, they win the $10,000,000 X-Prize to get their company going on the dream of space travel for tourism and industry. more inside
Curious George: Dying peacefully? Seeing the story on Janet Leigh's death it was written that she "died peacefully at home". This reminds me of concepts like dying of old age, and how old people in tribal cultures would go off to die. It got me to wondering: is it physiologically possible to "die peacefully"? Do the primal survival instincts just get turned off like a switch? Or can we pretty much count on a gasping struggle in those last seconds if we're not mercifully knocked out with anesthetics?
Americans--surprise--do abysmally in geography. But thankfully, Canadians and British students aren't much better. Take the test. I got 100%! The test was administered by National Geographic. Here's the main story.
Free short fiction on the web. more inside
What would we like Microsoft to do for us?..."have Bill Gates send me a check for all the aggravation I've suffered" is one way of dealing with it. "Naked Microsoft" is a more unorthodox way. Geeks around the world weight in on this most interesting subject...o yah, what would you do Monkeys?
Better than the Italian Job: Now this is a nefarious heist that appeals to my criminal sensibilities.
Carl Lewis - Break It Up (QT)
The Noise & The City - I'm sitting at home listening to The Noise & The City and it's really great (think Autechre, The Future Sound Of London & the mellower, more musical side of Aphex Twin and you'll be heading in the right direction). more inside
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