February 01, 2006

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

January 31, 2006

On NSA Spying: A Letter to Congress Fifteen constitutional scholars and former government officials express their concerns regarding the administration's warrantless electronic surveillance program. Be warned, this is a long article. (Short version: they're against it.)
Get a monkey a day from the Daily Monkey! -- Via more inside
Chewbacca's got a blog. Is there anyone left who doesn't have a blog? I bet even your cat has a blog.
Got your suit on? don't tell me everyone here is ignoring our national holiday....
Control your banana habit with Virtual Hypnotist. Free and open source! Via FmH more inside
Does my ass look fat in these pants?
Oscar Nominations are out. Of course, they're teh suck. Feel free to discuss/criticize, in a spoiler-rich environment. more inside
As mothninja says Have at it.
The 30 Most Spoken Languages in the World I guess it shouldn't be surprising that Spanish is now the second-most common and English is down to third. Should it?
Part two of the idiotic videos feature on monkeyfilter - 8bithuffers-ns.avi. The best combination of amatuerism, inventiveness, being in the midwest, and having a true comic gift. And Ray Parker (composer of the theme from Ghostbusters).

January 30, 2006

<b>Curious George:</b> Stepping out into the Blogosphere. more inside
RIP Wendy Wasserstein Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, author of The Heidi Chronicles, The Sisters Rosenzweig and other works, has passed away at the age of only 55. more inside
University cashier makes inappropriate remarks. The story itself is only mildly amusing, but what leaves me dumbstruck is that the school literally has an Ivory Tower. more inside
Flying dawgs. Not to be confused with this. Airborne cats. A radio controlled flying cat! Nasty Google cat video deliberately not linked.
another annoying reason to cut down on the booze...what a bummer.
The British Amusement Park (with daily Alligator feeding and other Great British fun) more inside
Plagiarists A long list, unfortunately.
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