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September 16, 2005

Technician George - I reinstalled Windows XP recently, and now the search, windows media player, security center, and picture viewer functions don't work. Please help! more inside
Curious Google Bombing George Can one effect google bombing on a personal level? more inside
A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in Europe. A Guardian investigation. Also mentions the use of tissue from aborted foetuses as filler in collagen products.
Can you dig a hole to China? Let's say you're 8 years old, and you want to dig a giant hole in your yard to the other side of the world. Click on a starting point somewhere on the map, and let Google maps help you figure out where you'd really pop up. more inside
Monkey Slot Machine. I can't believe this hasn't been posted here.
Children found in cages in Ohio. Parents at the end of their rope or child abusers?
Desi Crews VS Minuteman Civil Defence Corps... Indo-Canadian gangster boyz go up against Vietnam vet militia members. Jesus H. Christ at a barn dance...this should be interesting.
In New Zealand we take our bananas seriously. Recent auction for banana guard. Fits both Costa Rican AND Ecuadoran. Read the whole page. (Hat tip to our own rodgerd, who runs the stupid-stuff mailing list, and subscriber Bruce Norris, without whom I would never have seen this).
Derek Jarman's Garden at Prospect Cottage. Derek Jarman, after learning he was HIV positive moved to Prospect Cottage, Dungeness, Kent, under the shadow of the nuclear power station. It was here that he wrote his autobiography and created his extraordinary garden, incorporating debris picked up from the beach. He died of AIDS in 1994. More beautiful photos here, here, here, here, and here. more inside
"Battlestar Galactica" Meets George Bush? The president of the sci-fi show is contrasted with that other president...
<b>Curious, George:</b> Loud guitars and thick glasses. I am looking for suggestions for my Nerd Rock Mix. more inside
Things look cool close up. These are fun to look at - I wish I could read the text...