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April 02, 2004

Curious George: Whither MeFi? So either you got signed up, didn't, don't want to but the option is there. What will (or would) you do now?
Random Acts of Reality has always been a good read. Written by a London EMT, it's a consistently interesting glimpse inside the ambulance. Recently, though, it's become even more compelling. It started when the site's author lived out every healthcare workers' fear. (Warning: unpleasant medical details inside) more inside
The Amazing Beer-O-Matic! Incredibly sophisticated technology tells you how many pints or bottles you'd have to quaff to drink your weight in beer. Happy Friday!
Curious, George: Hey good looking, wanna swap? more inside
Magnetic Poetry! Choose from 10 different kits and go bananas!
The Basis of the American Republic from "An Outline of American Government". With all this talk about the constitution and patriotism maybe it would be a good idea for us to all do some readin' more inside
The 48 Hour Film Project , an international filmmaking competition where teams have just two days to make a short film from scratch, is back and bigger than ever -- and they're recruiting filmmakers in cities around the world. So, call your friends, grab a camera and hold on for a wild weekend of movie making.
Friday Flash Math Fun
It takes a Facist to understand politics. Alan Wolfe explains the current infatuation of some leftists with Carl Schmitt and how his views on politics influence both the left and right (especially the right). [via A&LD] more inside
The New Global Elite. "An identikit member of this Duty Free generation would be younger than 35. She would move jobs from capital city to capital city, never staying longer than a few years. The thought of moving to a provincial city in her home country is more unsettling than a move to the other side of the world. She hardly uses local public services. She may invest her money internationally, and so has no significant stake in a single national economy. When she goes abroad, she stays with foreign friends who share her tastes and understand her acronyms. She may end up marrying one of them." more inside
50 Earth-like planets A new technique suggests that half of the 100+ planetary systems known so far may have Earth-like planets capable of supporting life. Details on extrasolar planets, and local bodies (including Sedna and all that), in case you need a refresher.
Are you G? Are you on a budget? Well, then. Iced Out Gear is perfect for you. My favourite items are easily the pimp cups. "Caution: These cups are made out of plastic and you should not drink out of them"
Pong World Champioship Belfast is the venue for the 3rd annual Pong championship. The event is being run as part of the city's film festival(!). The prize: A genuine 1970s Pong cabinet. (Me want!) The Wikipedia covers the illustrious history of Pong.
What is this world cumming to? Nun becomes prostitute. To make matters worse, she writes about it.
The Gospel of Supply Side Jesus. Previously mentioned in this thread, I'm amazed that it never made it to the front page. It's a classic now, enjoy!
Women and Dogs
Fruit Flies. Fight Club. Two great tastes... you know the rest.
Former Sen. Gary Hart says he, too, warned Rice about an imminent terror attack on two occasions before 9/11.
How's Robert Pollard's Drinking? Guided By Voices lead singer Robert Pollard has been ripped by the music press in recent years for his excessive onstage drinking? more inside
The Man of Steel loves a good musical. Select "Uniform" to view. Apologies for the Amex plug, but this was just too much Superman-y goodness not to share.