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February 27, 2004

Monkey Telekinesis
Atrios Gets Interviewed He didn't give up his real name. Glenn Reynolds is the most popular, but there's no doubt in my mind Atrios is the most powerful political blogger on the internet. He started the Trent Lott frenzy and helped get Ben Chandler elected. He also had his readers vote in a poll on Senator Bill frist's site and that ended up getting talked about on the Senate floor. Name another political blogger that can stir up the Senate? He's also snarky as hell. One thing that bugs me about him and Reynolds is that they are always bitching about media bias. I heard Al Franken (of all people) says that, overall, that it's silly to talk about media bias. I agree. Fox News is to the right. NPR is to the left. In the end it all evens out. The problem with America media is that it doesn't dig.
Move over Mr. Schumacher (shockwave) It's friday!! Time for some fun. And no, there is no point to this little racing game. Just drive baby, drive.
What to Rent Get a movie recommendation based on your personality. Your lonely Friday nights will become slightly more palatable.
Polystyrene the Unhealthy. Polystyrene is everywhere. And we know it's bad for the environment. But did you know that the base for the product, styrene, is horrendously poisonous and has been found in 100% of all samples of human fat tissue taken in relevant studies? What does this mean? Main link snarfled from Bifurcated Rivets more inside
Ten little, nine little, eight little monkeys: Bicycle Safety Rule #4: If your riding companions should be killed en route to the picnic-grounds, do not stop to check on them, as this will pose a traffic hazard. Thanks to Elim on MeFi
Administrator, please hope me! What do you do when you can't remember your MoFi password? Passwords are a thing of the past, anyway. How about giving us your fingerprint? Or a retina scan? Maybe we could have a MonkeyCard that plugs straight into the computer. In any case, I'll be asking for samples of your DNA before you can log in again.
The 'Bashi Thread President Saparmurat Niyazov - or Turkmenbashi, as he likes to be known - has just banned long hair. And beards. It's not the first slightly eccentric ruling that the Turkmenistan dictator has introduced (he likes melons, it seems.) Cobblers! It's not all fun and games, though. more inside
The Height of Civil Rights On March 24, 2004, Dr. Dorothy Height will be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of her work for African American women. In this interview with NPR's Juan Williams, she discusses her memoir, in which she details her extraordinary life in the civil rights movement and the changes she has seen in her 91 years.
A Weekly Dose of Architecture. Former crack dens, ferry ports, floating restaurants, futuristic shacks...
The Passion of Pixels
Lately, you can't turn on the news without hearing about the new profound, dramatic reimagining of the savage murder (and possible hinted resurrection?) of the one true saviour. I'm talking, of course, about Luigi and Phantasmagoria Crow's flash animated Super Mario Bros. Saga. Parts 2 and 3. It's better than Cats. via penny arcade
Customised Lego Anime characters, Video Game heroes and Film Stars. Now all I want is to know who they all are... more inside
Where Senators Stand On Gay Marriage Amendment Oxblog posted where the Senators stand. A few are trying to duck the issue. The list is incomplete at this point, but it gives a good idea of where this thing will go. Personally, I don't see it going anywhere. Did you people know that this is the fifth amendment that Bush has backed. The man has never seen an amendment he doesn't like. more inside