August 10, 2004

(Full Article) Stay Free's Carrie McLaren brings up an amazing 2 year old historical relic: the Ad Council's post-9/11 PSA's that tried to inspire patriotism by showing 1984-style scenarios (library visitors tracked by secret police, people arrested for expressing dissent) and culminating with the tagline, "What if America Wasn't America?"
Two years later, you're living in an America that isn't America.
(my first post. please don't kill me. thank you.)
Face blindness. This analogy is from Cecilia Burman's prosopagnosia pages, loaded with fantastic graphics and visuals on this strange affliction. As someone who cannot remember new faces until I've had weeks of contact, social situations can be annoying, frustrating, and sometimes a tad offensive.
Curious, George: Would you like to touch my monkey? Does anyone know of a german-language MoFi/MeFi-like site? more inside
No More Free Rap The attorneys general for the states of Kansas and Indiana have withheld the distribution of more than 7,000 CDs, including music by Outkast and Rage Against the Machine, to state libraries because they have deemed the music objectionable. more inside
Free MP3's We all know MP3 blogs are the hot new thing right now. Problem is, lots of us question the morals of illegal, copyright infringing MP3's, or happen to have the FBI watching over our back, so what to do? Lucky for you, there's lots of quality MP3 blogs that link only to legal, label/band-approved songs. Mystery and Misery is one such quality blog which has recently even gotten newspaper attention. Other quality legal MP3 blogs include 3hive and Fat Planet. more inside
Curious George: The LSAT I'm taking the LSAT in October and any helpful hints would be appreciated.
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?
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