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August 17, 2004

"Mein Gott, zwei kilogram!" more inside
Evangelical Christianity Has Been Hijacked - An Interview with Tony Campolo, spiritual counselor to former President Bill Clinton more inside
Play-Doo Taking "gag" gifts to a whole new level. more inside
George Lakoff is the man. A professor of linguistics and cognitive science at the University of California Berkeley, is a specialist in the technique of "framing," a communication tool that creates a "frame" for a message that defines the terms of the debate. Discussed many times Here I wouldn't have known about him any other way I don't think. Good lessons for Monkeys of all stripes. more inside
Who makes YOU laugh? I mean really laugh out loud. How about a Vintage Comedy category? Who is supposed to make you laugh, but doesn't? more inside
Colorado to decide whether to end "winner take all" electoral vote distribution. If passed, Amendment 36 would make Colorado the first state to allocate electoral votes proportionately according to the popular vote, rather than giving a winner all of the state's electoral votes. more inside
Oh. My. God.
Effective with this sentence, Wired News will no longer capitalize the "I" in internet. At the same time, Web becomes web and Net becomes net. Why? The simple answer is because there is no earthly reason to capitalize any of these words.
Slashdot's take.
Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest
"You care not for the fruits of etymology, But only for the sale of your anthology." (Second Prize Winner 2004) more inside
Monkey Picked Tea! Details * Rare Wild Chinese Tea * Picked by trained monkeys * No, really * Delicate, light flavour * Net Wt. 25g [via J-walk blog]
He was missing from his Reserve duties because ... he was working as ... a spy??!? Two strong pieces of writing worth a look; the first is noted in Metafilter -- the Joe Darby article. The second is this George Bush story, also from the current GQ. He was missing from his Reserve duties because he was ... a spy? And later assigned to be a Watergate burglar? And maybe Deep Throat? You can read both the Joe Darby story and this one from the same source, a few pages away. Work back from the printable-page link. more inside
The Mystery of Hanuman - Inspiring Tales from Art and Mythology.
Bj "I think to a certain extent maybe moving to New York influenced me, and then the 9/11 episode and the crisis that is going on in the world today. And to a certain extent all this made me very interested in primitive elements. In something that was before all this happened." Our old friend Bj more inside
US Olympic Shooting Medal Results. Does anyone else find it strange that the U.S. has yet to medal in any shooting events? Since 1984 we only have 15 out of a possible 207 medals, according to this (PDF). With so many guns around, why aren't we dominating the sport as we once did?
Porn good. Australia Bad. Depsite findings porn is good for you, Australia's politicians continue march to "ban on-line porn." Will the last person to leave Australia please turn out the lights? more inside
Doggy Poo
"Sometimes dreams really DO come true." You _must_ watch the preview. more inside
Neat-o Anth-ro
Costco wants your final purchase Only $799 and deliverable within 48 hours. Discounts to the bitter end!
The Zen of Drinking Alone: Using Alcohol to Bring Out Your Inner Monkey
At stake is nothing less than the right of Americans to travel anonymously in their own country -- and the exposure of 'secret law' for what it is: an abomination. more inside