November 02, 2006

Army Spc kills herself rather than torture. An Army investigation has determined that Army Spc. Alyssa Peterson committed suicide after refusing to participate in torture. more inside
Canine gets caned on toads
Where'd go my Lego? I don't want to alarm anyone, nor start off some kind of panic -- but -- perhaps you should be sitting down. OK. Breathe deeply. You good? Allright, then. There may not be enough Lego for Christmas this year...
Curious George: Cryptic Crosswords? British Riddles? I'm looking for some active online discussion boards focusing on cryptic crosswords or otherwise arcane riddles. more inside
Duck and Cover, Comrade: 1950's-era Polish Civil Defense film strip. more inside
Curious George: Why is Human Cloning a Bad Thing?
A new ocean is forming in the Afar region of Ethiopia, thanks to a veritable earthquake swarm.
Tal Cohen's Bookshelf: A Collection of Personal Opinions About Books. more inside
Confused George: Probability Problem Let's say you see a taxi sideswipe a car late at night. It's a hit and run. The taxi was blue. At least you're pretty sure it was blue... more inside

November 01, 2006

Desert Eagle on Ebay "Bidding starts at 11,000,000 or roughly the hourly cost of the Iraq war according to the Congressional Budget Office report of July 13, 2006."
The US obeyed an order from the Iraqi PM to withdraw from checkpoints around Sadr City in Iraq yesterday. Sadr City is controlled by the Mahdi Army militia run by radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The checkpoints were established last week as part of a search for a missing soldier, kidnapped by the militia and held in the city. The Iraqi PM told the US to scram, and our bold leaders acquiesced without a fight, abandoning one of our own. more inside
Vernon Robinson for Congress The most over the top ad ever. Anti-Gay? Check. Anti-Immigrant? Check. Anti-Black single parents? Check. Anti-Separation of Church and State? Check. Anti-Flag Burning (a pointless act, if ever there was one). Yes, American, Vernon Robinson has it all!
Curious George: There are those who say there is no God I ask you. As one human to another. Convince me there is a God.
PW Botha Gets the Gas Face.*
*In this case, "gets the gas face" is code for "has died". more inside

October 31, 2006

Curious George: Hosting Mystery A client of mine wants to switch hosting companies but cannot find/remember/dig up the present hosting info. I have been trying to sleuth it out but no luck. more inside
Cool multi-touch computer interaction Forget about your mouse and keyboard, this is the future. via dzone more inside
Curious George: Occupational blogs? Do you have any recommendations for blogs that let me walk a mile in someone's occupational shoes? I want to read the ups and downs about working on a construction site, driving a train, being a flight attendant, being a mailman, whatever. I really haven't had much luck fishing this stuff out of the sea of teen angst and vaporous blogs. Recommendations?
Eroica! Fabulous, in-depth Flash exploration of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major. (via MeFi). more inside
In the spirit of Hallowe'en: Suspense! Chills! Shiver! via YouTube
World's largest Pumpkin Gaia affirms that it's an orange alert day.
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