August 10, 2004

Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing.... Don't know the difference between the Pigmy Nuthatch and the Common Redpoll? Can't imitate a Northern Bobwhite's whistle if your life depended on it? Well, sounds like you need to get to practicing your birdcalls, and if you can't find out the sound it makes here, chances are it just don't make noise. more inside
The Ten Second Film Festival is the shortest, most challenging film festival on earth. All the films in the festival are 10 seconds or less and can be made using anything from a video camera, computer animation, web cam, flash animations, CCTV or whatever else you can get your hands on. You can watch it on the web, mobile phones, PDAs and in cinemas and film festivals around the world.

August 09, 2004

How not to buy happiness. In effect, I wish to propose two different answers to the question “Does money buy happiness?” more inside
Curious George Calls the Cops When do you, personally, call the cops on strangers? Visible blood? Scary noises next door? Damn kids in your Jello Tree again? To screw over your annoying neighbours and their stupid loud stereo/dogs/opinions at odds with yours? Never, because you won't be a brainwashed stooge of The Man? Is 911 on speed dial? Or ranked with 666? I ask because I had to ponder the people in the apartment next door and their very loud and possibly dangerous bout of wall-punching, door-breaking and general screechiness at 2 am last night.
Celebrity Conceit: In the spirit of Melanie Griffith, Star Jones is the latest personality to pervert her own website.
Curious George I recently obtained some china that belonged to my husband's grandmother. I would like to find out where and when it was manufactured, except I have no clue how to go about it. I would like to start online with the research of the china. Any monkeys know of any web sites that I can look up the hallmarks on?
radiorocket A concept (sort of) music video featuring the Rocketcam and 2+2=5. Damn cool, and the launch/touchdown is timed amazingly.
Parallel Park. Some mindless Monday Flash fun. Via ABS. more inside
Water bears! No, this isn't a double post; these bears are microscopic critters who slurp the innards of plant cells. Water bears dwell in oceans, ponds, swamps, caves, and backyards from Sweden to South Africa to Bloomington, Illinois. You may think these amazing little jelly-bags are extremophiles but they're really just waiting for something better. more inside
Book-A-Minute Classics! Feed your head in under 60 seconds (or, probably, less). Great expectations, Jane Eyre, Light in August and the collected works of E.E. Cummings, others.
Curious George: Avoiding what I deserve. So I woke up today after having a wholesome Sunday composed for the most part of body paint, Stolichnaya and ginger beer, and was wondering if there was anyway to prevent the headaches/slowness of mind/cramps/faint hallucinations often experienced the morning after such activities now that I'm at work today and trying to be a responsible adult. Please help me. This is unbearable. AND MY COWORKERS MUST NOT KNOW. Currently alt-tabbing between this and excel. more inside
American Antigravity Lightning-beam guns! Gravity beams! Vortex-thrusters! Yes, it's American Antigravity! (Oh, and don't miss the non-lethal directed lightning)
Curious George - Am I being courted for a cult? By coworkers not surprisingly. The other day, I'm in the break area and see a couple of coworkers talking. They ask me how my day was going, and I told them that like everyone else, it wasn't going great. One of them piped up, "It doesn't have to be that way, you know." more inside
Gmail or Gawab mail? 1 GB of email?
Starfish Bored with your old desktop picture? Need a good background for a website? Try this free (as in speech and beer) image generator for OS 9, OS X, and Windows. Not only do the images tile seamlessly, you can customize color schemes with different palettes and share seed numbers. Or you can just keep generating random images while contemplating the pretty colors.
Misunderstanding Iraq. According to this article, the US and the new Iraqi government doesn't have a chance. The reason: Saddam understands Iraq....and we don't. [International Herald Tribune printer friendly]
Curious George: Why the light pink background? As I was reading the FAQ, I came to this part of it, discussing monkeyfilter's color scheme. I've been curious why light pink was chosen for the background, and I was really suprised to read that a majority of monkeys prefer that color. But now I suspect that it's supposed to be a different color, like maybe it's supposed to be the same purple Tracy's weblog uses. Is this right?
Koko Calls For The Dentist.
Curious George -- info suck My average internet usage has tripled, then quadrupled in the last few weeks, although the basic way I use my connection hasn't changed and nor have my surfing habits. I don't have a website, (well, I do have a small one, but there's nothing on it), I don't do any filesharing, and all virus definitions are updated (and I'm on a Mac, so there's nothing really current out there anyway). My ISP says that there's a lot of usage going on when I connect. What the hell is going on? Ideas? As it stands, this is costing me money, and I don't like it. Thanks!
Remember the cartoon Smurfs? They were communists, according to this article. It makes sense, in an odd way.
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