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October 30, 2004

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

October 29, 2004

Reading on a Dream: A Library Musical [quicktime] When musical theatre invades the library. Very funny. (via the devastatingly sexy Spoonbender)
Gmail security vulnerability revealed An Israeli news site is reporting that a hacker has identified a means to spoof gmail authentication using an XSS exploit. [Via Slashdot] more inside
2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes Some of them good.Friday fun.
Wreck Chasing. Sounds like too much work? Then do it from the comfort of your office with the Aviation Safety Network's collection of pictures, taken "before the crash, [and] after the actual accident."
Curious George: Scary Stories for Halloween! In honor of Tenacious Pettle's request (at the bottom of the previous post on scary stories)! more inside
Prepare for Deluge... Between now and Monday, expect MeFi the MotherFu...Ship to be in drydock being retrofitted with new warpdrives and fuzzy dice. During that time, expect many visits from jonesing MeFites seeking a fix for their Filter Addictions. Please conduct yourselves appropriately. more inside
Transgender Uncivil Unions Only in New York. more inside
So like, Bush approved Gay Civil Unions... WTF...that's quite the change of heart...oh and look! it's only 5 days 'till election.
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