February 03, 2006

Turkmenbashi the Bastard
Saparmurat Niyazov, the leader of Turkmenistan, ordered to stop paying pensions to more than 100,000 old people, that is, to approximately 1/3 of retired. Other 200,000 people will get their pensions, which ranged from $10 to $90, cut more than by half.
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I Pity the Fool that Plays Checkers Against Me. (Wma video file). Friday Fun. And really quite similar to this
Bombay TV (Bollywood movie subtitle fun) more inside
Fun with the Fred Meyer's phones Someone figured out a way to access the intercom system at their local Fred Meyer's from any phone. Hilarity ensues.
It's been too damn long. Shake off those February blues and come out to Oakland to do our monkey thing. At least one of our LA monkey cousins will grace us with her presence; hopefully, more will join her.

When: Saturday, February 18.
Where: Luka's Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland. Three short blocks from the 19th Street BART. (I'm looking at you, San Francisco.)

February 02, 2006

Shock jock asks Ryan Seacrest if he's teh ghey. And metro posterboy Seacrest says -- but before we get to that, yeah, it's none of our business, and it doesn't matter anyway, and we should judge people on the basis of their sexuality. Now go ahead and clicky clicky. [via Fark -- whadidya expect?]
Ballot Box Stove Top Stuffin'
If you know anybody who keeps saying that Republicans don't commit voting fraud, send them this link. more inside
New Bettie Page Movie Trailer Gretchen Mol will play Bettie Page in an upcoming biopic in April. more inside
The Dune Of Alexandro Jodorosky (short article, but the concept artwork is amazing)
26-foot crap. Y'know - art. via memepool more inside
Perhaps the nastiest roommate tale ever. Disgusting photographs at bottom of story. Perhaps she was competing.
DSCH So, most people know that Friday was the 250th birthday of some musical dude you might've heard of. But! Did you realise that this year also marks the 100th birthday of Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich? more inside

February 01, 2006

Animal Snuff For Kids via the usually insufferable critics at The Onion AV Club. more inside
Ultimate Timeline Collection A very highly detailed, and large collection of timelines all the way from the Big Bang up to present day.
Curious George - York Any monkeys in, around, or can travel to York? more inside
Waterfall 2006 Come to the Waterfall 2006 conference and see how a sequential development process can benefit your next project. more inside
14 Phrases Which Have Never Before Been Spoken or Written by someone who's obviously a little high.
Capitol Police arrest antiwar activist Sheehan: Invited to State of the Union address, she is removed from gallery. Also, check out Sheehan's description of what really happened here.
What all programming manuals should be like. A beginner's guide to Ruby, the shiny (and trendy) new scripting language fresh off the boat from Japan. Written by someone who's obviously a little high, which of course means the manual is not boring. He also coded this nifty interactive Ruby tutorial. more inside
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