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January 07, 2005

Memories of slavery. "Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves." more inside
Gawker: Ashley Simpson, Glutton for Punishment Apparently she was booed after her performance at the Orange Bowl. The funny thing is, is that this time it's all because wasn't lipsyncing. You guys must have all been boozed up on Jan. 1st to have missed this. Now, admittedly, I'm not much of a sports guy, but after all the buzz on the other filter about her first mess up, well. This would have been interesting to see. Miss it? Here's a video clip.
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread --and Thou... more inside
legnipple! (SFW) via cruel.com
It's the Bees Knees! Long before there was the "shiznit", there was "the bees knees". Presented for your amusement and an explanation of what your grandparents were talking about, the origin of phrases. more inside
Surgical scrubs medical uniform tops offer a blend of Scripture and design with a Biblical theme allowing nurses, doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals to wear and share their faith and address the spiritual needs of their patients.
Bush Pushes for Deal Limiting Class-Action Lawsuits Yes that National Mastermind, the Brain who's got Game, our deloved Suuuuper Genius - has called for legal reform. By moving class-action lawsuits to federal courts, people will be weakened in their efforts to collectively sue. Despite evidence that, in fact, businesses are the cause of the "lawsuit explosion" as some claim.
The land of the free? Please tell me that the proposed legislation to criminalise women suffering miscarriages has no chance of getting through.
The internet pushes everything, even sexual limits. So what happens when there's access to anything all the time: do you curb your enthusiasm or crave more? if so, what is it? is deviance more powerful than sexual orientation? or is this a case of "the right price"? A lot of really good questions are raised here IMO. (SFW. Potentially Not Safe for Macho guys)
Diam Flash game - strategy. From 1 to 4 players. more inside
What kind of Intelligence do you have? - It's one of those little questionaire things which are usually not very deep or in any way scientifically valid, but which still can be a fun way of exploring your own attitudes. Also, what kind of Soul are you? Lightweight little timewasters. And why not? more inside
The Seduction Room Ladies, you've been dating a great guy. He's everything you've ever dreamed of. You're thinking he may be "the one." You decide that tonight's the night you will make mad passionate love with him. He opens the door to his bedroom and this is what you see. How do you react?
How you can break Murphy's Law "There's grim news for people who worry that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong. A new mathematical formula has proved Murphy's Law really does strike at the worst possible time."
River of Gold. Installation of The Gates, a project by the artist Christo has begun. Like any public art, the project has been met with criticism, though perhaps in this case more for its timing than its content. Nevertheless, for 16 days, the saffron fabric will look quite striking against the grey winter environment. Then it will be gone without leaving a trace. more inside
If I had just married a supermodel, I would have protected her from the rain. Or the panic caused thereby.