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July 15, 2004

Ron Adams photo galleries
One minute vacations. Stressed? In need of a change of ambience? These one minute MP3s of audio captured around the world can help. more inside
Help the Kerry Campaign during the Democratic convention - Meg of Mighty Girl fame is in Boston with the Kerry Campaign is looking for people over the age of 21 to help out during the convention. This could be a great opportunity for people in the area.
Undecideds Not So Undecided Via Political Wire, this follows everything I have been reading about the presidential election. The undecideds are heavily favoring John Kerry and it doesn't seems like George W. Bush can do anything to get them back. The memo linked comes from the GOP polling firm Fabrizio McLaughlin and Associates (so this isn't DNC spin). Their assessment is that "if these undecided voters were leaning any harder against the door of the Kerry camp, they would crash right through it." On the bright: the GOP does have Rachel Hunter.
Afraid of dentists? De-sensitize yourself from the comfort of your own chair by listening to these dentistry sounds. Start with some gentle suction [MP3] followed by a dry drill [MP3]. Continue with a high speed wet drill [MP3] and finally get used to the horrendous sounds of removing tartar [MP3]. [webpage in German, but they make the same sounds over there. NSFW when your co-workers don't like dentists.] Okay, you may rinse now.
Curious, George: prescription meds online Have any USAian monkeys purchased prescription meds from online and/or Candian pharmacies or discount drug warehouses? more inside
Masters of the Iron Crotch! The hardest men in kung fu. Could this be the art practiced by the legendary Iron Balls McGinty? SFW, really. [from plastic via our own homunculus]
Michael Moore violated Canada's election laws , says a Conservative student. If you agree, sign his petition.
The Great Escape. Stephen Hawking has changed his mind, and lost a bet. He now believes it's possible for information to escape from a black hole. more inside
20 Questions. Requires anonymous login. Think of an object, computer asks questions, names your object. more inside
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth's biosphere to return to good health. Oh, they are very serious. And really, is it that bad of an idea? Don't worry; you don't have to stop having sex. But wait! Aren't there good reasons for humans to breed? They have it covered.
Chivas Regal wants you! Do you dream of traveling the world? Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you have the skills to seek out amazing moments and journeys that help define a lifetime, whatever the heck that means? Most importantly, wanna earn $100,000?
The Puppy Channel - Coming to a cable provider near you?
The Word on the Street is the National Library of Scotland's collection of "broadsides" - one sheet predecessors of popular newspapers, which were around between 1650 and 1910. Try the selected highlights (Crime, Ballads, Emigration, Sport,Tragedy and disaster, Marvels, Humour) or search by subject for stuff like the wonderful monkey of Glasgow.
Death of the Book But story telling remains, as ever. more inside
What the hell is this? I am literally without words to describe this. "Do not fall into the easy trap of mourning the loss of U.S. lives." Sweet Jesus.
Why David Hockney should not be taken seriously. He claims that Early Renaissance artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bougereau, Raphael, Rembrandt and others didn't really know how to draw and paint realistic images by direct observation, memory, or imagination. Instead they used a projector and traced the image.
Kakapo are fat, green, flightless parrots whose unusual booming calls were once commonly heard on summer nights throughout New Zealand. Now just 83 are known to exist, after Aroha, Aurora and Vollie died suddenly last weekend.
Curious George: French Mefi? Does anyone know of a mefi/mofi equivalent in french?
Tetris
Perfection in a falling block.