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March 25, 2004

BBC reports on McDonalds brand kids clothes. Which really isn't that noteworthy, the accompanying picture is something that could use some discussion. First, is this the most sensationalistic photo ever? And second, assuming the kid doesn't have a condition of some sort, what should be done to or about the lack of parenting.
Bananas (yahoo) are getting a mixed response from critics.
Brood X is coming Having lain dormant in the soil since 1987, these critters are set to swarm. And they aren't the annual cicadas you hear making a racket every summer. These puppies like company. Companies are already selling ways to protect from the damage they can cause. If you don't count the folks who think they're a tasty treat, they have but one natural enemy: the cicada killer.
The Photography of Walker Evans. Blunt portraits of life in the Depression and some other stuff thrown in for good measure. more inside
Another small victory in the fat war Soft drink sales in schools face increasing criticism; availability of snack foods, soft drinks cited in rising rates of childhood obesity. More and more school districts are scrapping their corporate sponsorship deals. Let's send them all the bananas we can gather in our hairy little arms.
Looking for a picture of whatever? Too bad it's not free
Oy! New innovations in lingerie design. A must see for the lingerie fetishist or collector.
It's spring! (Well, at least here in the northern hemisphere.) In honor of the season of nature babies, here's an incredible series of photos of a tiny hummingbird nest, and all the drama that ensues therein.
Roll over Beethoven Old but amusing article from Guardian Unlimited about the level of knowledge of your average young adult on classical music.
Protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk on voting right, not selling out, and the benefits of Demerol.
More people over the age of 65 are going online. An interesting article from The New York Times Online (requires free registration) about the growing trend of individuals over the age of 65 going online; some of the questions asked are whether or not the technology tends to increase isolation or foster relationships both locally and over distances. The article tends towards accepting the latter as do I.
Tokyo Toilet Map
red meat comics from the secret files of max cannon is an excellent and long running on-line comic strip. i like bug-eyed earl the best. though milkman dan is good too. and if yr a jerry lee lewis obsessive check out the read meat newsfinger mystery link.
Georgia bans genital piercings for women. A bill banning women or parents of girls from any form of genital mutilation will hand out a two to twenty-year sentence to any woman getting a genital piercing.
White House Philosophers [Flash.]
Odd and Interesting Drawings [nsfw] The art of Yuko Shimizu is at times vaguely disturbing, oddly creepy, and really strange. I've lost about an hour of time better spent doing schoolwork on this site already tonight. It's very cool. Stolen from Fleshbot.
Richard Clarke Testifies To the 9/11 Commision Clarke began his appearance with an apology to "the loved ones of the victims of 9-11. ... Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you and I failed you," he added, as some relatives of those killed in the attacks dabbed at their eyes with handkerchiefs.
Bush announces Homo Alert System
Chester Molester "After a lengthy legal battle with the Jackson family, a former business associate was awarded an extensive collection of family memorabilia, including this photograph of a young Michael with the world
Turning The Tide. Noam Chomsky has a weblog.