February 12, 2004

The Tale of the Nazi Pornographers- in which a young German novelist runs into trouble for portraying Nazi porn auteurs in too flattering a light. Somehow, this wasn't a problem for Gravity's Rainbow's Nazi orgy scenes...
Texas Pharmacist fired for denying rape victim's prescription Followup on a story that I think we had our collective monkey peeper on.
Molecules with silly names "Here we'll show you some real molecules that have unusual, ridiculous or downright silly names" (one pic NSFW?)
You liked grouphug.us? One time I was sitting on the couch, drinking a glass of milk. When I finished, I threw it up, back into the glass. I then placed it on the coffee table for later disposal, and fell asleep on the couch. Awhile later, I woke up, said to myself 'I thought I'd finished this milk"... More complete stories like this at lowbrow dot com
I Told You So: Bush Washington Times Letter Bogus The Washington Times letter was brought up in a previous post. This is a form letter. It was also sent to "The Observer." There are serious errors in this letter. Second, there was no such thing as a "disciplinary unit" to which Bush would have been ordered. They just don't exist. Any discipline, if required, is handled within the squadron or group, administratively or judicially. There would be a record and a reflection in Lt. Bush's performance review, and none such exist, as was confirmed in a (unfriendly) Washington Post article in 2000. more inside
You only think you saw that happen
Human Clone Produces Stem Cells This is sure to create a shitstorm. Korean researchers have created a human clone and derived the first cloned stem cells from it -- a significant advance toward using the cells to replace those damaged by diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer's. A Korean woman now has a set of cells that could one day replace any damaged or diseased cell in her body with little worry of rejection, if researchers can get stem cells to work therapeutically. *** While researchers have cloned animals like sheep, cats and cows before this study, researchers had been unable to make the jump to monkeys or humans and believed cloning primates posed a unique obstacle. Now, the Korean researchers show they have perfected a cloning technique, also known as somatic cell nuclear transfer, that works in humans and potentially other primates..
You got Beatles in my Jay-Z! No, you got Jay-Z in my Beatles! ... Mmmm ... If you're particularly snotty about your British Invasion or your rap music, you probably don't want to visit.
Fat Day is a band that, with their last release, included a postcard, inviting fans to write songs for them -- whatever that meant. Many did. 21 postcards were chosen, and released as a new album ("Fat Day - IV"). This is a new kind of music - before, we had Do It Yourself. Now, Do It For You. Incidentally, there's also Hamsters who will make music for you. Anybody else? more inside
Weapons makers are cashing in. This article is adapted from the new book by William D. Hartung on the arms industry and its intimate relationship with the White House and the Pentagon. more inside
You Buy An Old Summer Camp. Now What Do You Do? (Excellent, restrained Flash underscores living WITH the resources at hand and not depleting them...)

February 11, 2004

If he cheats on his new bride, he's a dead man. No, wait.... Interesting philosophical (what is a man? what is marriage?) and legal (what is the interest of the state in sanctioning this union?) ramifications. Clearly the U. S. needs a Constitutional amendment to defend traditional marriage against this new French threat. [via Volokh]
'Bush and I were lieutenants' - An open letter to the editor from one of Bush's squadron mates. It corroborates evidence from the White House that Bush served his time and was not AWOL, as many Democrats allege... more inside
Transformers: Robots in Disguise! In the vein of x-entertainment and i-mockery, I submit a complete catalog of Transformers instruction scans: Autobots and Decepticons.
1 Player Online Scrabble. (via Spike Magazine)
Curious George: Meta...what? Maybe this is not the place to ask but, what happened with MeFi? I cannot reach it by any means and I have been trying for the past few days, and the Google cache is 3 days old already. It is me or the site is down?
It's not just individual dirty words that caught author Jonathan Chamberlain
Best in Show! Behold this year's winner at the the Westminster Kennel Club, a Newfoundland named Josh. Lord Byron had a Newfoundland named Boatswain, which he memorialized in poetry (judging by the painting, I'd guess Boatswain must have been a Landseer.)
Have a nice cuppa. And while you're at it, admire the hard work of the scientists struggling to help you make the perfect food. Perfect so long as you aren't a vegan, that is.
Studio Tanuki has a host of excellent, strange, french fun activities. Watch the inimitable Catfish Hotel movie, check out PinPin Le Lapin, play a frustrating round of Strip Poker (hint: the computer cheats... "hihihihihi!") then take a whirl at this exceedingly difficult to follow Dating Simulator. You can play strip poker with the gentleman as well, if you care to. Oh those wacky French! Those wacky Japanese! thanks to Webzen for the Catfish Hotel link
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