Tom Cruise Kills Oprah! I knew he was creepy already, but I wasn't aware his powers had become so strong. He must be stopped.
Bee Bid Record Fails - I tried to make that headline parse as beedly as possible in order to create a buzz. Irish beekeeper Phil 'Mad Bastard' McCabe has failed to take the world record for attracting the most bees onto his body after only managing a mere 200,000-strong bee bodystocking. With pix.
No faking the big-O Scientists see women's brains switch off during sex (article on the UK Register). more inside
RIP, Paul Winchell , voice of Tigger AND Dick Dastardly, ventriloquist, TV pioneer, inventor of the artificial heart (version 0.1) among other things, skillful teller of dirty jokes, frank autobiographer and father of Blog Goddess April Winchell. (skillfully eulogized by cartoon/comics writer, pop culture expert and blogger Mark Evanier - who's had to do too damn much eulogizing lately)
Curious, George: Any Monkeys still use a darkroom? I am thinking of an experiment with the Advanced Photography System (APS) format. more inside
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 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 inside1 2 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 451 452 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 891 892