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April 03, 2005

The "Genius Babies", and How They Grew : A journalistic series covering a (notorious) eugenics project - Repository for Germinal Choice - carried out in the US.
Curious George - All Monkeys Banded Together Putting this whole t shirt thing together with Tracicle and Space Kitty got me thinking. The folks on this site tend to be like-minded, free thinking people. What if we used our numbers to do something for both ourselves, as well as the planet. Something besides t shirts and CD swaps... I'm leaving the floor open to discussion on this. For one thing, we could open our homes to other monkeys when they travel in our cities. We could also see if there is a social movement that we could all get behind. Frankly, I really don't know what we could do, all I know is that we have a number of cool people that could all help each other, or do something together for the world. Any ideas monkeys?

April 02, 2005

The pope has died Sorry for the lousy link. This might be updated soon.
Curious George: Tactlessness Curious George: The pope thread reminded me of a rule I have learned in life: in polite conversation, one must never discuss politics, religion or money. So, for fun, why don't we all go around and list our political views, our religious beliefs and how much money we make every year. It will be a glorious experiment.
Flash Card Exchange: The self titled largest library of printable flash cards. Everything from Spanish, and common legal terms, to Pokemon cards. more inside
Curious George...<i>Rectum!</i> ...Do you have echoes that you hear every damn time in response to particular words or phrases? To illustrate, I swear I cannot hear the word rectum without thinking damn near killed him! or Hey! without thinking hey, you, you, get offa my cloud!, and every time I hear the voice over before Law & Order SVU, where they say "...sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous", my little brain chimes in solemnly with "particularily if they involve the anus". What are yours?

April 01, 2005

Frank Perdue, the chicken man, died today. We will all miss him, I'm sure. At least, for the jokes. I remember a really funny sound clip of Frank Perdue from the early days of teh intarwebs, but now I can't find it, sigh. A strange guy, the chicken man.
Ben Stein invokes Godwin's Law- Godwin's Law, for the uninitiated, is the act of comparing people who disagree with you to Hitler and/or the Nazis, and is generally considered bad form, even on the internets (unless of course your opponents are literally participating in genocide). more inside
Gurious Ceorge My calendar tells me that lots of hilarious hijinks were supposed to happen today. The Age, for example, proclaimed Paris Hilton the new Linux evangelist (actually, I think they were suckered, which is amusing). But tell me, where is teh funnay on April Fools' Day?
Curious George: Accidental Tech Support You know how it is. Someone finds out you know what "RAM" is and the next thing you know you're 24/7 tech support for your whole department. How do you handle it? more inside
"Living Will is the Best Revenge." Rarely, a newspaper opinion piece comes along that manages to cut through all the bullshit and pierce the heart of an issue. This is one of those amazingly truthful columns.
Now I'm thirsty.
PostSecret "Over 3000 visitors to a Washington DC arts festival picked up postcards inviting them to share a secret anonymously. Before Artomatic ended in December 2004, 148 PostSecret cards, with secrets - some illustrated - were received through the mail."
And with one mighty bound the Middle East was free from war. Psy-Ops to use comic books to promote peace. more inside
Not your daddy's Superman. A collection of iconic comic book characters isn't new--unless they're all reinterpretations of the original characters done by prominent artists like Moebius, Alex Ross and Yoshitaka Amano. (French)
Fixate the green dot for a while and watch the others disappear. Actually they don't disappear. Nice visual illusion, used in neuroscientific conscioussnes research - the background motion somehow interfers with the percept of the dots. What's reality anyways?
Ceefax online - perhaps the least essential service ever created. Some genius in the Netherlands has created a searchable database of current Ceefax content. more inside
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