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July 22, 2005

Jose Francisco Borges (he signs his work as J. Borges)is an artist from northeastern Brazil who makes woodcut prints and publishes cordels (a local type of chapbook). His work has been displayed in many places, and at the age of 70 has recently started dabbling in sculpture. more inside
CIA Gains Powers In Ireland US INVESTIGATORS, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week. Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland. more inside
Curious Monkey: The Pain and Suffering of Garnishment My paycheck is being garnished. What are my options? What are your experiences? Any recommendations?
Inaugural edition of our new time, effort and money-saving exposé on DVDs! "[I]f you bought a movie upon its initial release only to discover that another tricked-out version was scheduled for distribution, we're going to save you the time, trouble and most importantly expense of finding out the hard way which set is better." from ign.com
Computer History Museum
For when you absolutely, positively must dress up as Indiana Jones
The evil deeds of the Queen's favorite. Is this the first example of a (political) blog/character assassination? more inside
Early Stuart Libels is a web-based collection of early 17th century satirical poems such as The Parliament Fart. Navigation and search facilities leave something to be desired, I'm afraid. Try 'Quick Contents'.
Trash Talkin' at the Aquarium. An offering from the Science Creative Quarterly. Many pieces including Asperagus, Stinky Pee, and Scientific Curiosity and African Lion Family Objects to Their Portrayal in Recent Discovery Channel Documentary.
The Ryugyong "Hotel" in Pyongyang, North Korea is 330 meters (1,083 ft) tall. It has lain empty and unfinished since 1992, just a big ugly crumbling concrete hulk with no windows. No matter where you are in Pyongyang, you can't miss it, it bestrides the city like a colossus. more inside
Rock Gods of Rock! ^_^ (via) generally SFW until the ending rock song more inside