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July 02, 2004

They're requesting UN observers to over see the election--just to insure its fairness. Did I mention the election in question is for the US president--and the "they" are several members of the US House of Representatives?
Jad Fair Jad Fair (of Half Japanese fame) has offered the album Sunshine Sunshine for free downloading online.
Music Machines. The very welcoming "home of musical electronica" on the web.
Aligned with the stars: "For millennia, stone structures built to observe and worship the heavens have intrigued those who came after. The great pyramids of Egypt are built so closely aligned to the compass directions, that they baffle modern civil engineers as to how that much mass could be so precisely aligned. Shafts of the great pyramid are pointed to the culmination points of stars such as Sirius and the belt stars of Orion. ... Ancient Greek temples were aligned to the rising and setting of specific stars."
Rock, Paper, Saddam -- this is completely wrong. Completely without tact. I apologize. more inside
How to turn your iPod into a pirate radio... And other crazy fun tricks.
Homeland security recommends IE alternatives. Ripped pretty much whole cloth from /. The department of homeland security has decided (way too late, IMO) that using IE is a security hazard and has started recommending the use of other browsers. Microsoft, in its typical, "don't-do-anything-about-your-misdeeds-until-someone-is-suing-you" fashion has announced they'll be releasing a much more secure version by the end of the summer. I know blog's corporate overlords are forcing him to do it, but how many of you monkeys are still using IE voluntarily?
The One Man Band with no Fans For extra fun, check Outside the Inbox - music made from spam! Does that mean it's reprocessed?
Flash animation for Aiwa by Drew Cope, creator of Tokyoplastic
Making Patents and Trademarks FUN!!! The United States Patent and Trademark Office teaches kids about the cool side of copyright, with such phrases as "Have You Hugged A Patent or Trademark Today?"... WARNING: Contains web design from the mid-nineties. more inside
US lawmakers request UN observers for November 2 presidential election ...Recalling the long, drawn out process in the southern state, nine lawmakers, including four blacks and one Hispanic, sent a letter Thursday to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan asking that the international body "ensure free and fair elections in America,"... ...The commission also concluded, the lawmakers added, that "despite promised nationwide reforms (of the voting system) ... adequate steps have not been taken to ensure that a similar situation will not arise in 2004 that arose in 2000."... The UN has been called in to oversee our electoral process in 2004! I love it. Folks, we Americans can never with a straight face joke about another country’s rigged elections ever again.
Smokin' banana peels. Yes kids, the hippies knew what was so magical about our favorite food. Donovan wrote about them. Sites abound with instructions on how to do it (15 pounds??). My favorite recipe is here - although it's hard to beat banana ketchup! Happy Friday! Electrical banana / Is gonna be a sudden craze / Electrical banana / Is bound to be the very next phase, right GramMa?
Marlon Brando: Beyond Destitute Just featured 3 days ago in someone else's FPP, he died last night, at 80, in an LA hospital. Sad ending for a great actor.
Revolver Films Small, but good collection of music videos here. Highlights include the bizzare "Float On" by Modest Mouse, the gorgeous video for Hayley Westenra's "Pokarekare Ana", and the strange and Monkey-featuring "Talkshow on Mute" by Incubus. Some real gems can be found by searching through the recent credits for the directors they list. more inside
The solution to all of our problems is more cowbell.
Monkeys! How many of the World's Top 100 Wonders have you seen? (SideDish score: 23) Courtesy of Howard Hillman, an interesting chap who's been "impartially researching travel wonders for 30 years."
Critical Beatdown. A Post-Theoretical Mixtape by Steven Shaviro.
TISM: a band, & buncha guys having fun and swearing a lot more inside
The Etsuko and Joe Price Collection of Japanese art objects. It isn't just monkeys, but that seemed like the right page to link to.
Curious George Lately I've found myself strangely addicted to the "Deleted FPP" page. more inside