October 10, 2005

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Slideshow, courtesy of the New York Times, on "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," with voice-over from creator Nick Park.
My review of Dr. Ted Rothstein's cosmetic braces. Odd braces fetishist site showing off his cosmetic metalwork... with SEXY results. Very SFW; no relation.
Filiberto Ojeda Rios leader of Puerto Rico's independence movement was shot at his hideout by the FBI on Sept 23, 2005. more inside

October 09, 2005

Unicef Bombs the Smurfs Massive Banana to the first monkey who finds film of this online.
Holy Smoke, they did it. Robot cars cross the desert! It was the DARPA challenge. Navigate through 240 km of rocky desert terrain for a prize of $2M. The results this year were amazing. Four robots made it. Even more so considering the fiasco of last year's race.
7.6 tremor hits S. Asia. Pakistan has the largest causalties--around 18,000 people dead and 41,000 wounded. India and Afghanistan were also affected with several hundred dead. Buildings in the capitol cities of all three countries swayed for a full minute. more inside
Yuni- is a very large quote, story, and poetry site. It houses perhaps one of the web's largest collection of Latin quotes, but does not even stop there, with many stories and poetry to be found.
The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet - A "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 foods that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet. Feel free to add your own tips on healthy fooooooood.

October 08, 2005

Senator Simian Says Make Your Own Laws! Ok...it's really Senator Simitian, but I like the idea. What's your law?
25 Words That Can Hurt Your Résumé - The most successful job seekers list specific accomplishments in their résumés instead of vague, stereotypical claims. This article describes the sorts of things to look out for in your existing resume & will help you avoid sterile and empty generalisations. more inside
So many drugs, so little time. An amazing photographic history of New York's debauched club scene in the 1970's taken by Allan Tannenbaum. NSFW!! As well as a large listing of his other photo's. more inside
What kind of banana are you? Stolen from metachat

October 07, 2005

This year's Ignobel winners! It's a rich crop. The velocity of penguin poo, Neuticles, locusts watching Star Wars, and smelly frogs. Science is glamorous! more inside
Free Dylan! Dylan Thomas that is. On February 22, 1952, Dylan Thomas made his first recording for Caedmon Records, "A Child's Christmas in Wales and Five Poems." It was the first of many albums Thomas was to record for Caedmon and the recording not only launched Caedmon as a company, but initiated the spoken-word industry as well. Free via Salon more inside
Brits are exciting! Cast off the pinstripe suit, the bowler hat and throw away the tightly furled umbrella, us Brits are the "most extroverted and open to new experiences of any of the groups studied." According to a Science Magazine survey. Also proved: Swiss Germans are conscientious, Czechs are nice and Yanks are also extrovert ... but so are Canadians ....
Curious, George: How do you think history will describe our era? Will the dominant narrative describe our era as The dawning of the Chinese Era, or America: the building of an empire, or The decline of American dominance, or The global-warming tipping point, or The war between militant Islam and the West, or The corporatization of life around the globe, or The creation of two global economic classes, or The spread of democracy, or Sowing the seeds of political revolution, or Countdown to the Singularity, or The last days leading up to the Rapture, or The human experiment is a failure, Remulac. Set a course for our home galaxy!, or something else altogether?
Afroditi’s Ring is the rediscovery of the ancient signet ring. By Afroditikrassa the groovy industrial design consultants. [via]
Nicole (as in Kidman) traverses oceans just for a shag.
Canadian Pulp Fiction, 1940 - 1952 more inside
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