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August 03, 2004

We're living longer than ever, and the population of elderly is about to double. But Stanford researchers say our approach to aging is stuck in a time warp. [Via WorldChanging.]
We demand to know what race she is. President Bush's re-election campaign insisted on knowing the race of an Arizona Daily Star journalist assigned to photograph Vice President Dick Cheney. A tale of security, racial-profiling, a new status quo? more inside
No Pity. No Shame. No Silence. "I wondered for a moment what it would look like if just for one day, everyone who had survived sexual violence were visible as a survivor, if we could actually see the extent of it, if we could all know just how very not-alone we are. I wondered how angry and sad it would make me to know. I wondered how much power there might be in the truth." more inside
Monkey Bites Toddler In New York City Supermarket Ok, which one of you NYC MoFi'ers bit the kid?
Online pay-per-view comics:
Love, death, pigeons, gigantic snatchy hand-things, and brain-bent princesses run amok in Wary Tales. Six fun online comics for $.50 payable thru' Bitpass. Scott McCloud's The Morning Improv is $.25/installment, also via Bitpass. Links via e-sheep's Apocamon (thru' Bitpass too.) Previously discussed over there. Are comic "micropayments" here to stay? Is this a good way to support comics creators directly?
Team America: World Police - coming in Oct. from Trey Parker and Matt Stone. (imdb)
Curious George: Big mouths in New York. No, I'm not referring to verbal behavior. Rather I've been noticing a pattern with typical Caucasian women from the northeast U.S. having larger mouths and fuller lips, compared to those here in Texas. more inside
Jim McDermott: Draft bad! Me support draft! - This F9/11 star is sure that a military draft is coming if Bush is reelected, and is using that to stir up young people. Oddly, he is also co-sponsoring legislation to reinstate the draft. more inside
The Incredibly Evil Machine [flash] Yet ANOTHER fun pointless flash animation.
ever want to design your own hell? I was amused.
"Don't Smoke". A fun but pointless Flash animation. Good for killing 5 minutes.
"Boycott demands as orangutans put in the ring for Thai boxing bouts"
Via the amazing Martin Van Buren, who is becoming amongst my fave clicky in record time.
Subservient President - He's pretty stupid.
M. Shelley Has A Beautiful Penis Safe for work? No. Worth staring at while it reloads periodically? Yes. more inside
mew! mew! tiddles! As featured in the Metafilter Access thread, people are really crap at drawing cats.
"The Federal Reserve has confirmed our Stock Market Crash forecast by raising the Money Supply (M-3) by crisis proportions, up another 46.8 billion this past week. What awful calamity do they see?" Amazingly, that article is dated May 30, 2004. Recent U.S. headlines make you wonder if they didn't have it pegged. more inside
I'm not sure how I feel about this. (via buzzmachine) On one hand it's his site and he can do whatever he wants but somehow something doesn't feel right about not disclosing this to the readers.
Curious George: Music Videos I've searched and I've searched, and it's all come up empty. more inside
Just in case you were thinking of taking up the Japanese language, this guy's here to tell you to forget it.

August 02, 2004

Disinhibition
It's well known that people say and do things in cyberspace that they wouldn't ordinarily say or do in the face-to-face world. They loosen up, feel more uninhibited, express themselves more openly. Researchers call this the "disinhibition effect." It's a double-edged sword.
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