August 01, 2008

FreakFridayFilter: On the Busses. News for a slow work-day: a beheading on a bus by a cannibal with a possible taste for carny flesh. Enjoy!
Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books - So many wonderful things.
Once you look, you can't look away. more inside
A silly site, full of fun stuff. Worthy of you, GramMa! This photo changed my life.
Man, that joke is SO old...

July 31, 2008

Orwell a blogger? "...each diary entry will be published on this blog exactly seventy years after it was written, allowing you to follow Orwell’s recuperation in Morocco, his return to the UK, and his opinions on the descent of Europe into war in real time."
The future is here; here's your jetpack. (This post subtitled "Thanks again, New Zealand. First LotR, Now This.")
Esteban World Tour Watchers of HSN and SVC will be familiar with the Utter Crap that Señor Esteban hawks on the TV. more inside

July 30, 2008

LA Weekly's "Where to Eat Now" list for GPS Devices Long time no see everybody! I took the time to compile the "Where to Eat Now" list for use on GPS devices (at least on the TomTom) published by Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer prize winning food critic at the LA Weekly. See inside for link. more inside
Is Aging an Accident of Evolution? Stanford Scientists Say "Yes" [Via Disinfo]
'Curing' or 'enabling' hikikomori? "Millions of young men live their lives entirely on the Internet, unable to leave the house, in fear of human contact. In response to this troubled niche, an entertainment company has come up with a possible cure. Videos of girls that stare into the camera... and occasionally say good morning..." [Hikikomori and other social recluses previously discussed here.]
Mande Barang (Indian Yeti) hairs are to be DNA tested. Mande Burung encounters have apparently been on the increase in recent months. more inside
Harry Eng was a master of "Impossible Bottles". Harry would tell you straight away that everything went through the neck of the bottle... THINK! more inside

July 29, 2008

A little on Little House. Melissa Gilbert will star in a new musical of Little House on the Prairie. But as 'Ma' Ingalls? What? more inside
The breeding properties of M&Ms Someone posts a message to Roger Ebert's blog about how he makes M&Ms "duel" to figure out which is stronger. more inside
Curious Holidays George Want to go on holiday soon. Don't know where. Please help! more inside
Warp Drive Engine Would Travel Faster Than Light. "It is possible to travel faster than light. You just wouldn't travel faster than light."

July 28, 2008

Curious George and the Required Reading List. What books are you ashamed not to have read? What books are you ashamed to have indeed read? [Blatantly lifted from der blau.]
Curious George: Intelligent heterogeneous political forum? Is there a forum (in the Interwebs sense, with threaded messages) about politics featuring an intelligent user base, made up of people with varying ideologies? more inside
Cuil has opened its doors to requests today. Brought to you by former Google employee Anna Patterson. Supposedly, Cuil's search index spans 120 billion Web pages, reportedly 3 times what Google has indexed.
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