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October 30, 2004

Curious George: Is there a special event on Tuesday? Should I hold a party for USian friends? more inside
For just $20, the DVD can be yours! Ralph Nader, driven to distraction by the irrelevency of his campaign, gets his Cartman on and has a tea party mock debate with puppets. Finally, a race he is qualified to win!
Members of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists
The members of the NTA are truly professional taxidermists and as such can be called artists,and most, if not all, abhor your desplays. You can surely be called a Rogue taxidermist. Bill Haynes, NTA Board of Directors Ethics Chairman Vice President
60 minutes was filming backstage when Ashlee Simpson flubbed on SNL. and they caught various reactions after it happened.
Curious George: Are there any subscription Music Video sites? more inside
American assumed she was a Canadian citizen, and now they won't let her back into Canada.
College bound monkeys looking for some extra cash? Write an essay for the American Fire Sprinkler Association. From the site: Write about a successful fire sprinkler activation in your town, area, or state. Students are recommended to talk to their local fire department for information, and to include some of the following details in their essay: cause of fire, number of fire sprinklers that activated, actions of fire fighters when they arrived at the scene. Also discuss how local media (TV, newspapers, etc.) reported the fire. (i.e., Was the media coverage positive or did it focus only on water damage from the sprinklers?)
Halloweem Frights Creepy Unsolved Crimes more inside
Football chants were brought into the limelight last Tuesday when Millwall fans chanted "one Boris Johnson, there's only one Boris Johnson" and less amusing things at Liverpool fans. The phenomenon is explained by Wikipedia, and earlier in the year a chant laureate was selected. There is a huge (and rather undiscriminating) collection here.
At One with the Snails A fascinating (to me anyway) article about one man's devotion to an endangered snail and the single cave where it lives. LA Times article, reg. Required.
boo! Grab the candy popcorn, sit back and relax it's time for some Creepy Clips - just in time for Hallowe'en (req. real player) more inside
sound mirrors "Acoustic mirrors were built on the south and northeast coasts of England between about 1916 and the 1930s." more inside
Crap science jobs My favourite is "flatus odour tester".
It really does keep getting creepier. (from talkingpointsmemo.com) more inside
This pamphlet, found in Milwaukee, really ticked me off. [Via this post at Creek Running North]
Costume Curious Drag George. What are you going to dress up as for halloween? It is a custom in my group of friends to dress up, go out, get, um... drunk, and paint the town orange (per halloween colors). What are you dressing up as? What do you do for halloween?
Revolutionary Minds. "A selection of icons and iconoclasts whose radical ideas are inspiring a vivid dialogue that is deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Meet the 2004 Third Culture." [Via WorldChanging.]
Ornery Boy — a perfect comic strip for the Hallowe'en season. more inside
Kerry gets an endorsement he might not want. more inside
Satan Did My Ink... Who do you think is the "master artist" painting such hellish scenes in the minds of the tattooist? You know as well as I do who