August 03, 2008

Summer of the Bagworm: In which one man wages a scorched-earth campaign to defend three measly trees.

August 02, 2008

The 2008 Classical Games
Chick in pen and ink - one hour per day, one drawing. Chicken! bit ominous that the last portrait is a Christmas chicken...
Effects of Alzheimer's Disease slowed by new medication One underlying cause of Alzheimer's is believed to be excess tau protein in neurons, which slows or halts communication in the brain. This medication, used for urinary tract infections, targets the protein tangles. (It also turns your pee blue.) Currently in testing, it will hopefully be on the market in 2012/13 for those of us that might need it by then. more inside

August 01, 2008

Strangers + Centenarian + Books = Good Warm Feeling. This is a nice little story about a 100-year old woman, her love of books and how a bunch of strangers turned into friends.
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
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