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October 19, 2004

Wasn't this inevitable? Budget movies put on self-destructing DVDs. Selling for $4.99 at Amazon.com, they become unplayable 48 hours after they are opened. It's all part of a new, very different, model of movie distribution, in which throw-away DVDs are released on the same day the movie premiers at theaters. A Reuters article, picked up by cnet news.com (see link), tells all (except whether it is going to be a commercial success). Your mission, Mr. Phelps, is to find the time to watch this cheap movie in the next 48 hours before it self-destructs.
What happened to my posting history? I wanted to find an old link, but my profile doesn't have any old posts. What's up? Were they all deleted?
Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran From the article: TEHRAN, Iran - The head of Iran's security council said on Tuesday the re-election of President Bush (news - web sites) was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear ambitions. more inside
World Beard Championship Do you have what it takes to play with the more inside
Curious George: cookie? Why does monkeyfilter hate my cookie? At least once a week I'm told i need to log in again, even though i visit daily and never log out. What's up with that? more inside
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. Q. Why? A. Because a tv that is powered on is like second-hand smoke. Why should you be exposed to tv just because someone else is addicted to it? via BoingBoing
The war on gays and lesbians continues in Ohio, with the Right suggesting that homosexuals should be executed. Following previous discussion on Monkeyfilter there was debate whether the Right was targeting gay people for violence. If there was any question about the RNC's motives behind enlisting the support of the religious right and the ultimate consequences of that, this Salon article (ad|sub req'd) should address them. more inside
curious, eth (ðÐ)? so someone posted me this as an actual letter eth-- any information, anyone? it comes up with everything from icelandic to malay, and is so divergent from working on the hebrew q i was researching-- any leads would be helpful as i just need it for a personal project
Starter Jackets Fetish Site (SFW). A nice link for anyone out there looking to stare into the abyss for a few minutes.
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Apparently, the NY Times has successfully managed to piss the republicans off... what, with supporting Kerry n' all. Oh, they've brought it...who cares that it sounds like "nanner nanner poo poo, the great big middle of America is more powerful than it's coasts, and your puny newspaper IS not reaad there" (use this: http://www.salon.com/news/cookie.html to get into Salon)
Caption this! - "If you mess up one more time, this is where I'm going to throw you!" Your turn. more inside
John Kerry supports making a joke that only one dude knows is racist
The importance of safety in the workplace has never been better illustrated than in this German video. It takes a bit to get going, but is well worth the wait!
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Mudrinich, advocate and promoter of grass cut safety and Founder of the Society of Lawn Mower Amputees, is available for your christening or bar mitzvah.
Bush's Church calls him a Criminal - "We, the undersigned, do hold that George W. Bush, a member of Park Hill United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, and Dick Cheney (local membership unknown) are undeniably guilty of at least four chargeable offenses [which] are: crime, immorality, disobedience to the Order and Discipline of The UMC..." And goatfucking. more inside
High hopes for fridge-free jabs A new technology developed in the UK could revolutionise vaccine delivery by eliminating the need for refrigeration. more inside
Curious, George: Which Bollywood Movie Should I See? The Prince Charles Cinema in London is hosting a Bollywood festival. Can any Bollywood-savvy Monkeys recommend which of these films to see? more inside
Collaborative fridge letters found on What Do I Know?
Curious George: BugMeNot alternative? During the past month I have not gotten a single successful login from BugMeNot. Just tonight BugMeNot gave me 36 logins for one site, none of which worked, before I gave up. Also the logins I report as "This Did Not Work" are never deleted. I'm fed up with it. Are there any alternatives out there?