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June 23, 2005

WriteHere A collaborative writing wiki, not unlike (though wholly inferior to) our own effort. more inside
Need a crazy supernatural movie to look forward to. [WMV] Yokai is an upcoming movie by Takashi Miike due to be released in Japan in 2005. Most Miike films look like most of their budget was spent on weed, shrooms and crack to "inspire" the script. Yokai however seems as if a lot of money was left over to make it into the actual filming. One of his most presentable films Happiness of the Katakuris is a comedy/horror/musical with a volcano. Don't touch his films if you are squeamish for they are usually very extreme, but for the rest enjoy the insanity that is Miike.
Radio Candy Stunt Not So Sweet Courtesy of the Smoking Gun. more inside
More good news: Rotten.com site shut down by government. Specifically, the Gaping Maw (and rate my boner). It's all fun and games until you're censored. more inside
Business Wins Again. Today the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that local governments may seize and destroy families' homes in order to promote private development. In the dissent, O'Connor wrote: "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms." more inside
History through the eyes of those who lived it Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. Mostly reproduced texts, from first-hand accounts, but includes some photos and voice recordings.
Life on a research station in Antarctica Simon Coggins has been in Antarctica since 2003, and he writes about his adventures. -- via BoingBoing more inside
The Joy of being Five Years Old It's about drawing, daydreaming, flying, monsters, and blocking up traffic. It's about how time spent with kids is never wasted. Five years old, I was that once. This video brings it all back.
The American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest movie quotes of all time. The winner: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology is a 3,700-page compendium of 19th century classical scholarship. The Dictionary covers an amazing array of historical characters, authors, gods and heroes in great detail and depth, and now it is online. Stick it up yer bookmarks.