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November 22, 2004

Curious George: Fake Websites Like This One? I am a university professor, looking for fake websites that I can use in my methods course. Link goes to the classic example. [more inside]
Origami anyone can do .
I was astonished when I started reading about some of the things that happend to this kid, like someone taking his blood against his will. I assumed stuff like this would only happen at his ultra-religious christian college, but invasion of privacy is apparently a larger problem in academia.
The Diary of Samuel Pepys Bookmark it, read it everyday. I'm told you can learn things. more inside
How to torture telemarketers.
Curious George - Phone question This is kind of a silly question, but something that has nagged me for a while. Why do we have to dial a 1 (i.e. 1-800-555-1212) before dialing the area code and number on land lines, but can eliminate the 1 and simply dial the area code and number (i.e. 800-555-1212) when using our cells?
Ooops I Forgot to Have a Baby! A fun site for the happily child-free monkeys amongst us, myself included.
The First and Only 24/7 Polka webcast!!! Now you can enjoy Polka music anytime of the day in your home or at the office!!!! Need some new Polka Lyrics, but don't have the time to write them yourself? Try the polkamatic6000.
Curious George Since the archives are kaput, I'm hoping you helpful monkeys will remember the URL for the film recommendation Web site. You enter info about your tastes and preferences and it gives you a list of films you might like. Any personal recommendations are welcome too!
Pencil Test The finest computer animation a Macintosh II can produce. Notice that the credits include the name John Lasseter; if it sounds familiar, it's because he went on to direct Toy Story and other brilliant Pixar gems. (Link goes to a Quicktime movie.) more inside
"What? A blog about a guy who got bit by a werewolf? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Williamsburg Hipster video clerk gets bitten by Werewolf. Blogs. more inside
The harmony of horses. This may be old but I found it amusing. flash.
The Monkey Shakespeare Simulator "If you have enough monkeys banging randomly on typewriters, they will eventually type the works of William Shakespeare." Currently, the record is the first 22 letters from "Cymbeline" more inside
Committing George: Wedding Sites Well, I finally got down on one knee and popped the question. She said yes and she'll soon have the title of Mrs. Name That Itch. Huzzah. And now the exceedingly fun part: the planning. My question is: Does anyone know of any useful all-purpose wedding planning websites? I've looked at The Knot, but I'd like to see what else is exists. more inside
Musipedia, inspired by, but not connected with, Wikipedia. The nice thing is that you can search for a tune by whistling it.
JFK Simulation: Education or Entertainment? The assassination of John F. Kennedy is probably the most intensively studied thirty seconds in human history. Now, a computer game company is offering a $100,000 (US) prize for the person who most accurately matches the assassin's shots on their simulation. The Kennedys are not pleased. Historical experiment or crass entertainment? more inside
The Oldest Song in the World? - Clay tablets found by archaeologists in the early '50s at Ugarit remained untranslated for nearly 20 years, but researchers knew they somehow related to music. Finally, the 3,400 year-old cuneiform texts were deciphered in 1972. They were musical notation for a hymn, utilising harmony, & were in the equivalent of the diatonic major scale, suggesting that the diatonic scale existed in ancient times & is probably based upon natural influences. more inside
An optical illusion - it's a bunch of swirly things.
Make Penis Fast!!! (words nsfw)
Curious George--reunion. I recently became re-acquainted with a childhood friend of mine. While searching the web, I came across a book that he had written and instantly recognized his name. After a little more searching, I found his website and email and contacted him. We have exchanged letters and caught-up with each other's lives (its been 21 years since we parted.) Does anybody out there have similar stories? Has the web helped you contact lost friends, etc?