June 26, 2005

Question and Answer co-op As of today, there are 95,136 questions in 1,124 "Frequently Asked Questions" files. Questions like "What is the best way to divorce a sociopath?" Lawyers will soon be an endangered species.
Curious/Poetic George Does anyone by chance have a copy of Rita Dove's poem "Looking Up from the Page, I Am Reminded of This Mortal Coil" (from her collection American Smooth) they could e-mail me, so that I can pass it on to a friend in South Africa (where they don't have as ready access to American poetry books)? Thanks in advance for any help.
The Wake 'n Bacon... The name says it all. Or maybe not...but either way I hope this makes it to market. Via Engadget.
A Cotton Candy Autopsy (comic)
Pornokrates "Historic smut for the discerning voyeur". I ahem came across this whilst searching for some of Rochester's works, but it seems to be a rich resource. For example, how have I lived this long without knowing 69 Ways to say "You Whore!"? Not safe for one's place of employ, I would hazard
Curious George: Lost! (Not the show.) Today I lost my wallet. Once I worked through some of the rage, I realized: the very concept of a wallet is simply idiotic. Surely, there must be a better way? more inside
Postcards of airlines and airports. Everyone's got to have a hobby.
The truth about Belgium.

June 25, 2005

The Alexander Palace Time Machine. Since the Nicky-Sunny letters got such a good response, I thought I'd share with y'all the mother lode of late-Romanov goodies. "The site started out as a virtual tour of the home of the last Tsar and his family, but in ten years has evolved into a databank of information on the last years of Imperial Russia. Here you can browse from a wide range of options - from rare online books, to palaces, recipes, antique cars and travelogues." more inside
"His 'Beatbox' is a control panel, with five little satelites...." Courtesy of musicthing.blogspot.com ... a more direct link here (includes QT MOV) more inside
Flying Snakes are a small group of species of tree snakes that live in South and Southeast Asia. They fly by flinging themselves off a high thing, and flattening their whole bodies like some kind of biological streamer. They glide. They can turn in mid-air. They do not have wings. They bite. They can fly up your arse. Ok, I made that last part up, but if you were worried about bats getting in your hair, this is worse. more inside
The History Crier Continuing a Proud Tradition in Reporting Since 1941. Hosted by the Military Department of Indiana. (History Crier link is to the left). more inside
The Oil We Eat

June 24, 2005

Curious George: Message board elitism. I am curious whether you all have had experiences with elitism and "inner circles" within any online communities. more inside
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. [possibly NSFW] more inside
An android recreation of Philip K Dick is appearing at nextfest.
Nerds make better lovers. But we knew this already. If you don't feel like dropping by your local chess tournament, particle accelerator lab or Dungeons and Dragons game to find your own hawt geek companion, you can do so online (surprise!) at sites such as Geek 2 Geek and Star Trek Dating. [via craigblog]
A trail of weird footprints found next to a creek, south of Broome (Australia), have folks wondering what beastie made them. Is it a cat, a Yowie (the Australian Yeti) a Bunyip (the Australian, er.. swamp thing), a bird-like thingie or just a fucking big dog? In other Oz Crypto news, misplaced big cats & Tasmanian Tigers are apparently 'out there'. more inside
Vote For the Greatest American The History Channel is running a special on 'The Greatest American'. One of the five nominees is Reagan. Get the word out so we can cast votes for the other four choices out there. Washington, Franklin, Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Who do you think should have been nominated for 'greatest american' that wasn't on the list?
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