November 09, 2006

Gertie the Dinosaur. {warning: long Google video}. An animated movie by Winsor Mccay, creator of Little Nemo. More Mccay animations. It's been a long time since I posted a FPP. Sorry if this is a repeat, or just not up to snuff.
Ruined Music
Rumsfeld's Rules (.pdf) In 1974, then-White House Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld compiled a handbook with advice for incoming White House staffers, which is still passed on to Washington newcomers of both parties. HTML link
Soup Heaven. For lunch today, I had Pho the Vietnamese beef noodle soup that costs so little but is so, so good. Ask for the extra large, and you'll have a bathtub of soup. Ask for rare beef, well cooked beef, tripe, shank, beef balls (don't ask) or whatever variant suits you. The best!

November 08, 2006

Rumsfeld Resigning! No more words are needed...
Guess the logo (flaaaaash)
Microsoft offers free domain names and web hosting. Microsoft ups the web-hosting ante by throwing free domain names into the mix. From the website: "features include - personalized business domain name, easy-to-use design tools, 5 business e-mail accounts, Web site traffic reports". 30Mb storage, 10Gb bandwidth. Check out the FAQ
Intellectual Property and the Ultimate One Hit Wonder
Dukakis In A Tank As the votes are counted from todays USA mid-term elections, and inspired by this Simpsons episode, why not take a moment to remember how a single photo-op can affect a campaign. more inside
The site Quick Muse done lit the fuse. It's flexy, it's crammin', it's elision, it's punctuation and hoo diggity. That's fleet erudition to me. Via. (Also, no apologies to Steven Tyler.)

November 07, 2006

Jim Kalb's Palindrome Connection Palindromes a little linguistic limberness, you monkeys may be able to get your simian brain around, and distract you from the election. Here is some previous monkey chatter on the subject. more inside
Variations on the Baritone Horn and the Euphonium
Walken to play Ozzy!!! W. T. F
Gods of Japan A photo library and dictionary with emphasis on Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism. more inside
Okay, so first of all, the Duchess of York has a weblog. Yes. She really, really does. And if that isn't amusing (it isn't, it's mostly a little disturbing), then be amused by the brilliant use of tags on the Amazon page for Kevin Federline's new album. I hear the reviews are also amusing, in an igry sort of way.
Pronto Condoms When you absolutely, positively must have safe sex immediately.
US Monkeys: Don't Forget to Vote! Here are 5 things you need to know on voting day (.pdf link). Here's information about how or where to vote, what to do if you have trouble voting, and information about your local candidates. more inside
Crissy Moran [NSFW] after losing her boyfriend and suffering a "mini stroke" turns her life back to God. Succinct and provocative, the story of her life [SFW] is written as explanation to her fans. more inside
WWII Focke-Wulf Fw 190 wreck discovered off Norway - colour pictures of the recovery. This kite hit the drink off Bergen in Norway on 15 December 1943, only to return to the surface on November 2nd 2006. The pilot apparently survived the crash. Verbl├╝ffen! more inside
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