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June 04, 2004

Pigs In Blankets! This is art? This is art!
"Let me finish my -- " Touchy, touchy. Here's a transcript of an interview Bush gave to Paris Match. Highlight: Let me finish my -- you ask a question, I give you the answers. And then if you want to ask another question, you're allowed to do so.
Wal-Mart's economy is bigger than Poland. A slightly outdated Top 100 list but still intriguing.
Asian Historical Architecture: this is a site with "over 7600 photos of 506 sites in seventeen countries". It is organized by country, with some cities and regions given particular attention, and there are also some click-on-this maps.
via mr.pants.
Use a Condom. Because Children are Terrible Creatures. (MPG Link, 1.7 MB)
Remembering D-Day. From The Atlantic Monthly. (Note: any romanticized feelings you have for D-Day will be erased by that link.) The actual anniversary is on Sunday, but the reminders of it have been showing up for the last couple of weeks. more inside
And now, for those cultured monkeys among us, here are "banana-fied" lyrics to popular Broadway shows, complete with corresponding banana illustration. Bravo!
Ducks quack in regional accents! Fact. And echo in reginal accents too, presumably. more inside
Curious George: Apple 101 I just acquired a (used, free) Powerbook (and no, it's not a p-p-p-powerbook). I'm not overly burdened by computer literacy, and I've only used Windows before, so I have questions. Lots of questions. more inside
English champagne (sic) is hot stuff! Laura Fraser, 18, a student, said: "You tend to think if it's called champagne and it's from France it would be better but it is not so sweet." Tarquin Allerdyce-Lewis, 44, an artist from Edinburgh, described the French champagne as "disgusting."
For all your Masonic Police Patch needs... doesnt really help my latent paranoiac tendencies
Weather Music Gallery. Free music MP3s on a government server? You bet. El Paso warning forecaster John Fausett takes an unorthodox approach to informing and educating the public about dangerous weather.
The Transit of Venus "We are now on the eve of the second transit of a pair, after which there will be no other till the twenty-first century of our era has dawned upon the earth, and the June flowers are blooming in 2004...What will be the state of science when the next transit season arrives God only knows."     - U.S. Naval Observatory astronomer       William Harkness, 1882 more inside
"Prepositioned weapons of mass destruction" for terrorists: America's chemical plants.
Real life chutzpah, or whining twitdom? You be the judge. via neilgaiman.com
Curious, George: Oldies Curious George I am working as the sound designer for Idaho Repertory Theatre this summer and I need to find old songs and I am having huge problems. more inside
Curious George He's without a job now. He needs to find work "for personal reasons". I was trying to figure out which corporate job George Tenet will take. Haliburton? Bechtel? head of NPR? Contest time. Lets play Tenet-O-Rama. The Monkey who correctly guesses the new job George Tenet will take in the corporate world gets a wonderful tacky thrift store gift of my choosing. Good Luck
Talk About Yer Random Images! Scrapbooks. Endless Pages Stuffed With Random Imagery. Hypnotic. Pointless. Human.... more inside
Curious, George: Help me find a job! I'm turning to the Monkey community with a very special request: Please help me fix my resume so I can escape this God forsaken job while I still have a few shreds of my soul, decency, and dignity left. more inside