November 11, 2006

Short youtube video in response to that whole Michael J Fox/Rush Limbaugh thing. It is basically just a two minute video of people with Parkinson's Disease showing the way the disease and its treatment affect movement/appearance differently. It's a pretty simple video, but I found it quite powerful.
Rude, Rude, Wherever I Go more inside
The Illustrated History of Folding Chairs (via)

November 10, 2006

PC World's 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time more inside
"Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?" That's what Teri Horton said in response to an art teacher who had just seen the painting she purchased for $5 at a thrift shop.
Library and Archival Exhibits on the Web "Explore the rich variety of topics, images, and materials featured in online exhibitions from libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums around the world." Browse by country, institution or alphabetically. Some recent additions. more inside
This is rubbish. Wikipedia rejects.
English Icons more inside
Hijras, or eunuchs are to be used by Indian tax authorities to collect debts. The hiras can be pretty scary, and claim the power to curse or bless. Pictures.
Bus Stop Shelters in Ukraine "Some are frescoed, some are etched, some are tiled mosaics -- all are beautiful. Most have fallen into a state of disrepair because the local governments can no longer afford to maintain them." via This is what the Internets were invented for.
Brian Wilson 1966 Limited Edition Action Figure (Svengali Shrink Action Figure sold separately)
Curious George: unscrupulous online seller. Have you been stung by an internet purchase? Is there any hope of chasing this cyberwretch? more inside

November 09, 2006

Dr. Crippen is angry. This British doctor chronicles how he feels the Labour government is destroying the National Heath Service, through mismanagement, incompentence, and short-sighted stupidity. more inside
A Cold Night In Workington. A man seeks solace in the local bar. But No! A Pubwatch scheme has identified the man as a troublemaker. A lout! A common drunk-and-disorderly. What does one man have to do to get a beer in this lousy town?? That's right . . . Fart Spray. more inside
The Secret of Bread Making. Yes, indeed, here it is. Great bread without needing to knead. Or kneading to need. Whatever. Go nuts, you bread-baking monkeys. Or if you don't like nuts put some raisins in there. There is no rhyme or raisin when it comes to bread loooooooove. For those in a rush: the recipe.
Joseph "Le Petomane" Pujol, the Fartiste. A 19th century Frenchman with "a gift that...[made] him the toast of Paris and one of the most popular and successful performers of his generation." View a clip from a recent film about him here, and a short film about him from 1979 (starring Leonard Rossiter) here. more inside
A Fiery End more inside
Dennis the Menace meets Fight Club.
Text-speak on exams. Scottish authorities OK answers written in text, 'as long as the basic idea is expressed.' Examiners in New Zealand may or may not, depending. Researchers at Coventry University say texting actually improves spelling skills. more inside
How to unblock a toilet with Winona Ryder's plainer and less successful sister. Video thingy plays straight away. via
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