June 13, 2006

Facing the Past [In] The language of the Aymara, who live in the Andes highlands of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, . . "Until now, all the studied cultures and languages of the world – from European and Polynesian to Chinese, Japanese, Bantu and so on – have not only characterized time with properties of space, but also have all mapped the future as if it were in front of ego and the past in back. The Aymara case is the first documented to depart from the standard model," via, darnit more inside
These people give us pleasure. Children simply in delight! Some of the most amazing balloon creations I've ever seen.
Happy birthday, James Clerk Maxwell, who some believe rates with Einstein and Newton.
Float copper. Float. Copper. Giant chunks of....of....of copper. Just....out there. ... Gosh. more inside
JacksonPollock.org
Deportation rocks an island community: People on a small Scottish island are protesting the UK Government's deportation of a young man of Thai-origin. more inside

June 12, 2006

Curious Weight-loss George: Have you had any experience with the Leptin Diet? more inside
Curious George and his Bad Jokes. Tell me a joke. The worse, the better. [via, indirectly, a lengthy exchange in this.]
LotR, redubbed - just a small section of it, for those of you who find excessive word use troubling.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography and videography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. (NSFTSDTDB) more inside
Colorful language We've seen English words ranked according to usage before, and over on that other site there was a recent discussion of the Internet's favorite color, and now we have Color Code [slow-loading java applet], a "full-color portrait of the English language."
send a hammer to smash some xenophobic brick Heres a response to the folks that have the right sending bricks to their congressmen to build a freakin' wall around us. Smash the walls of ignorance!
It's an Alligator, LOL - A 6 foot-long alligator pounded on a South Carolina retired couple's front door and started scaling (uhuh huh huhn gedit?) the wall, all because of Mrs Roslyn Loretta's supernaturally good teriyaki chicken. Or something. "It looked like he was going to ring the doorbell," said Mrs Loretta, who blames her delicious barbecued delights for the unexpected visit. In other weird animal news... more inside
Squirrels with vintage cameras. more inside
Oo-er missus! Its bigger than we thought! Scientists have discovered that a ladys pleasure zone down there is a lot bigger than we first thought. (NSFW if your work doenst like the word "cl1tor1s"!)
Impeach Bush! No, seriously, apparently we can... via Boing Boing
After Freud. On his 150th anniversary, Freud's legacy is being dismantled by the ideas of his greatest challenger, Aaron Beck. Cognitive therapy is now the orthodox talking cure in Britain, and the government wants more of it. But with cognitive science comes a new battle for the meaning of the human mind. From Prospect magazine.
Giant meteorite hits Norway. A big rock from outer space just crashed into a mountain in Norway. Any monkeys ever been within hearing/seeing distance of a meteorite strike? Any Norwegian monkeys see or hear this one? more inside

June 11, 2006

Interstation 3D. Some very nice digital art from Croation artist Toni Bratincevic. more inside
Keatley Creek is an unusual and great plateau culture site in the interior of British Columbia. [WARNING: crappy frames - resize for easier reading.] more inside
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