June 06, 2006

Bohemian Rhapsody. Considered by many to be one of greatest singles ever. It was one of the first to utilize a promotional music video[YouTube video] and it reached the Top Hits List not once, but twice. What about this amazingly complex piece of music has captivated so many people and continues to today?
6/6/6 It's the Day of the Beast! Figure it out, Einstein! Here are some handy Greek & Hebrew alphabet guides to help! LOOK FURTHER IF YOU DARE more inside
Curious Globetrotting Husband George: #2 has another question for y'all. He's been asked to attend some training in Chicago around June 26th, and is trying to find useful work-related stuff to do at the same time. Does anyone know of or can anyone recommend any embedded software, software process or safety system-related conferences in the US around then?

June 05, 2006

Hollywood baby names! Those wacky Hollywood celebs are giving their fashion babies all sortsa kooky names! See if you can come up with some new ones! more inside
Hello Sooty! You pig! Bow-chicka-bow-chicka-bow!
The Fenian Raids. This weekend marked the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway. The plan was for members of the Fenian Brotherhood to either hold Canada hostage for the ransom of a Free Ireland, or to create a New Ireland, nobody's quite sure. more inside
on-line resources for victims of ATM fraud This is related to a very interesting article from the Register last year: How ATM fraud nearly brought down British banking, which detailed how prone the early ATM systems were to fraud. more inside
In homage of our good friend aluminum foil. We use it often, yet we so rarely stop to admire it's shiny foily-ness. What can you do with foil? more inside
Furious George So is it just me or does Endnote totally suck? more inside

June 04, 2006

Formaldehyde and Fido (video): What is with people who feel the need to have pickled pets? Is this a strange cousin of taxidermy, or a branch of mental illness? more inside
Wiki.ThePPN
this Wiki is an attempt to create a complete reference to Asian pop culture
This is a really good idea. The internets should have complete references of South American popular culture, and of African popular culture, and of otther places where funny-coloured people live. more inside

June 03, 2006

Why did God ignore Colonel Steve Austin? Logic and theology dancing around the "may" pole holding hands.
Drawing is fun. I spend many hours here at iSribble and find it to be great fun. With friendly people and lots of talent. If you like to draw check it out.
American Monsters purports to be "your one stop guide to all things cryptozoological." The supernatural beasties covered by the site can be found here. One of the more interesting features of the site (even if it's a little incomplete) is the Monster Map.
Eternal Sunset follows the sunset around the world with webcams. Windows users could also use Desktop Earth to follow the sun on its path from inside your dark cold house or cubical.
Curious, George: Cultural misconceptions I recently met a Chinese woman who moved to NZ in January and is studying NZ English and cultural norms. Her English tutor told her class that in New Zealand, it is inappropriate to touch a child's head -- which is rubbish. What have you been told or otherwise heard about other cultures that turned out to be wrong? What have you heard that sounds wrong and you'd like to find out the truth? more inside
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