April 06, 2007

Thank ' Eas'r Bunny! Bawk! Bawk! Yeah, I know, a stupid one-link YouTube post. To an old commercial, even. You may fiah when ready.
"Wake me up at" stickers. Although considered by many a breach of etiquette (via), help is at hand for those who fall asleep on the tube. more inside

April 05, 2007

The MLK Jr. you don't see on TV. It's become a TV ritual: Every year on April 4, as Americans commemorate Martin Luther King's death, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about these reviews of King's life is that several years - his last years - are totally missing, as if flushed down a memory hole.
Hedonic Adaptation says that we are made happy by getting stuff and then we "go back" to regular old whatever. (See Hedonic treadmill) So if we know what happiness is (let's just say it's 'a joyful, contented life'), then how do we stay happy? Y'know who might know? the Amish. more inside
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the chimneys pump out a toxic cocktail of pollutants... Welcome to Norilsk: Home to the world's biggest nickel and palladium producer, and producer of one seventh of all the factory pollution in Russia. more inside

April 04, 2007

Curious George: Person Search Have any of you used any online people search services? more inside
If We Taught English the Way We Teach Mathematics... Excuse me, but I think that foreign-language teaching often takes the form described. more inside
Bloons! We haven't had a game here for a while. This even has a monkey in it. And what's better, it's made in New Zealand! Fifty levels of balloon popping fun. (Flash) more inside
Left Behind? Not this book series. Before the first installment in Tim LaHaye's and Jerry B. Jenkins' modern-day stories based on the Book of Revelation appeared in 1995, Christian fiction was typically tucked away in Christian bookstores. Now, 43 million books later, the Left Behind titles have paved the way for these books and others like them to be sold in chain outlets, discount stores and big box retailers.
Curious George - Best iTunes Companion Programs? I am specifically looking for a os x program than will let me edit my playlists with more ease that with iTunes (global edits, etc.) but was also wondering if anybody has any neat suggestions to make our iTunes and iPod lives any easier. I did a search on mofi and it appears that this topic hasn't been covered here, but if I missed anything, my appy-polo-logies. Any cool iPod/iTunes helper/companion program suggestions? And since this question is posed for all of the monkeys out there, you might as well list both mac as well as windows options.
This article which briefly analyzes the concept of Nirvana from a psych standpoint, is a fascinating read. more inside
The atheist's nightmare: the banana
The archive of golden age romance comics
Free Land for the Taking ... in Anderson, Alaska. An interesting plan to increase economic development, devised by the local high school students (all 16 of 'em).
No bananas within 100 mile radius! more inside

April 03, 2007

OMFG... "I snorted my father."
Swedish couple fights to name their daughter "Metallica". "It suits her," Karolina Tomaro, 27, said Tuesday of the name. "She's decisive and she knows what she wants."
"Louie Louie" Turns 50 The gold standard of garage rock has a storied and illustrious past, but can you sing all the words? thanks to j-walkblog for the inspiration
"You are who you pretend to be." Or, the gentle art of selling yourself. A nice, gratifyingly short article from the Guardian on self-invention and the process of becoming who you wish you were.
iGod repenting made easy
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