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June 29, 2004

If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. That big girl's blouse, Dave Winer (appropriately named), has posted some limp-wristed tripe about how to avoid flamewars. Read it and weep for the future of a totally wimpy internet. Stolen from that bunch of wussies over at MeFi. :D
These kids today... Ben, a 10 year old boy who has been fighting leukemia used his wish from the Make-a-Wish foundation to have a game made where the protagonist battles cancer cells and collects shields to protect himself from the effects of chemotherapy. A game developer from LucasFilms heard the call, and in off-hours, created a slick, playable game, instantly familiar to kids fighting cancer everywhere.
And you thought Apple was a bad name? Sure, lots of celebreties give their kids weird names, but so do regular folk. ESPN is taping a show about kids named after the network. According to ESPN spokesman Dave Nagle "...there's no better testament than when someone names their child after your product." According to this article from Psychology Today "kids named Espn tell of parents with a more general love of sports." According to me, they are retarded. No disrespect to retarded people intended.
Curious George: Martini lounge appetizers -- I'm hosting a murder mystery party for the man's birthday with a Vegas Martini Lounge theme. The company I hired is writing all the characters, but I need to cater. Any ideas for good appetizers (bonus points if they fit in the Martini lounge theme). more inside
HATEBEAK! The world's first death metal band with a parrot as lead singer. Here's an MP3 sample of God of Empty Nest. [Via Boing Boing.]
Giant Playable Guitars! I would love to see someone try to play these with their teeth.
Improper Penmanship - How do you hold your pen? Like a human or a monkey?
Hey, love crusader.... I want to be your Space Invader! (Flash, via eBaum's World)
Clapton's Guitar Tech Speaks! Actually the URL description is more exciting than the article, but it is interesting in a Guitar Geek kind of way. Guitar Geeks Assemble!! more inside
Show and tell! I'm a volunteer with Pets-DC, a group that assists HIV/AIDS patients with free pet supplies and vet care. We just had our annual fund-raiser, the Pride of Pets Fun Dog Show. I just had to share the pics! They're hilarious! The show is a real hoot, with categories like "Best Tail Wagging," "Most Butch," "Least Obedient," stuff like that. Best in show was a weiner dog dressed up as ... a weiner! Heh. Enjoy!
Videos Abdullah at the firing range is a classic. So is the breast bash. Some of these videos are not very nice, though (you are warned: some are sickening), and one in particular should not be viewed by kitty-loving monkeys. (I'm serious: it shows the slaughtering of a kitten.)
Mmm, civet feces coffee. The coffee is said to have a rich, full-bodied, almost syrupy quality that supposedly results from fermentation in the digestive tract, blah blah blah. They say it's quite tasty if you can ignore the fact--no sense pussyfooting around here--that it's made from shit. This is definitely not a hoax. And don't worry -- it's safe! Also, there appears to be a club in Sweden dedicated to the drink. more inside
Stanhopes use a special lens to display microscopic photographs through a small peephole. They used to be inserted into small novelty/souvenir items, and some are saleable antiques. more inside
Not Even Remotely Safe For Work. Ever wondered about the underground enema fetish scene? Neither have I. But if you ever desire videos of pregnant lesbian enema couples, erotic enema fan fiction, or custom machined enema plugs, this is the place. (hey, that carla colon story was kind of hot)
The Wuggly Ump (click on the broken image to see the next panel) The Gashlycrumb Tinies The Disrespectful Summons by Edward Gorey (1925 - 2000) See if you can find a Gorey's creation in The Picture of Everything.
The 365 Days Project is back online. Over the course of 2003, every day, the 365 Days project highlighted a weird, oddball mp3. At the end of the project, they all sadly vanished. But now, they are returned to the Internet again, and all is right with the world. more inside
The Picture of Everything
Chosing sides. Lee Iacocca was touted as a possible successor to Reagan in the 1980's after his success as CEO of Chyrsler turned the company around. He supported Bush in 2000. Now he supports Kerry. "All of my best friends are Republicans" he says.