Jesus Christ Superman: So, yeah, there's this new Superman movie coming out, and in line with the Chronicles of Narnia, the plot seems to be heavily christianized (or gay, as some see it). What gives? And whose idea was it to make another Superman movie without Richard Prior in it?
Sexed Robots. When boy meets girl, you just know there's gonna be some hot robot lovin'. There's even a video! (QT 11.2mb) - They sing! They mate! They, er, fall asleep! Not to be confused with
Minke filter Japan has gained the support of three more small countries to give its position a definite majority in the International Whaling Commission. This marks the climax of a 10-year campaign of using substantial foreign aid packages to persuade small countries - often with no whaling tradition, or even a coastline - to join the IWC and vote on the Japanese side.
Facing the Past [In] The language of the Aymara, who live in the Andes highlands of Bolivia, Peru and Chile, . . "Until now, all the studied cultures and languages of the world – from European and Polynesian to Chinese, Japanese, Bantu and so on – have not only characterized time with properties of space, but also have all mapped the future as if it were in front of ego and the past in back. The Aymara case is the first documented to depart from the standard model," via, darnit more inside
These people give us pleasure. Children simply in delight! Some of the most amazing balloon creations I've ever seen.
Float copper. Float. Copper. Giant chunks of....of....of copper. Just....out there. ... Gosh. more inside
Deportation rocks an island community: People on a small Scottish island are protesting the UK Government's deportation of a young man of Thai-origin. more inside
Curious George and his Bad Jokes. Tell me a joke. The worse, the better. [via, indirectly, a lengthy exchange in this.]
LotR, redubbed - just a small section of it, for those of you who find excessive word use troubling.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography and videography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. (NSFTSDTDB) more inside
Colorful language We've seen English words ranked according to usage before, and over on that other site there was a recent discussion of the Internet's favorite color, and now we have Color Code [slow-loading java applet], a "full-color portrait of the English language."
send a hammer to smash some xenophobic brick Heres a response to the folks that have the right sending bricks to their congressmen to build a freakin' wall around us. Smash the walls of ignorance!
It's an Alligator, LOL - A 6 foot-long alligator pounded on a South Carolina retired couple's front door and started scaling (uhuh huh huhn gedit?) the wall, all because of Mrs Roslyn Loretta's supernaturally good teriyaki chicken. Or something. "It looked like he was going to ring the doorbell," said Mrs Loretta, who blames her delicious barbecued delights for the unexpected visit. In other weird animal news... more inside1 2 50 100 150 200 250 299 300 301 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 893 894