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March 09, 2006

Anonymous George: Transgendered, Can't Find Work Hi, folks, fellow simians. I was intersexed at birth and was surgically "corrected" and pronounced a boy. Unfortunately for me, I'm actually a girl, and am just getting around to correcting this problem at age 29-30. I've been on female hormones for almost exactly a year, and have been living full-time in my true gender for about 8 months. I look pretty "convincing" already except perhaps for my jawline and my sparse (but darkish) facial hair. I pass. Not perfectly, but great considering how little I've done. I'm in the States. more inside
You behave yourself, Monkey, while I go grocery shopping. And keep out of those cookies! We're already acquainted with Mr. Monkey; now you can read all about A Year in the Life of a Czech Plush Monkey.
Your Latest Nightmare Meet your new drunk surgeon.
Quran 5:82 : "...and you will find the nearest in love to the [Muslims] those who say: 'We are Christians.' That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud."
Ballads! Get yer ballads here! The Bodleian Library in Oxford has put its tremendous collection of broadside ballads online. Searchable by title, first line, subject and a host of other criteria. There's a search thingy for illustrations, too, and many sound files available. more inside
Curious George the hard-up. OK. It's been a while. I'm done with school, and meeting girls at work isn't an option, night classes and continuing ed. courses have yielded nothing, friends aren't coming through on setups, and the local watering holes are all fished out. Time to bow to the inevitable, and trawl the internets. more inside
3.6 billion degrees Fahrenheit. In a lab. (Celcius converter says that's 20 billion degrees? That can't be right. Wacky metrics.) The sun is 15 million Kelvin, this is about 2 Berzillion Kelvin. Oy! That's hot. How'd they do it? more inside
Some parents have been known to go a little overboard when desiring their child-athletes to win.
God Bless the Intarnets How to fuck dolphins. (I'm not accepting credit for this; I found it through Robot Wisdom.)
Schapelle Corby Tours - Surely this can't be for real. more inside
Folk Archive Resource North East "the home of Northumbrian music online". Lots of information and audio introducing one of England's finest folk traditions, including its tunes, instruments and dance styles. more inside
Engineering on ze German tip! Productfilter? Why yes! But I had to throw this out. These new VW ads are funny as hell. The added bonus of random character actor Peter Stormare throwing out bon mots like "drop it like it's hot" in his random, not quite German, not quite Swedish accent just makes them that much funnier. I think these ads are great for extracting the Michael out of all those people that add dumb stuff to their autos.