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August 29, 2006

Free-ish music If you live in the US and Canada, anyway.
A paradise may soon be lost. The island of Guimaras, known for its natural splendor and rich coral reefs, faces disaster: An oil spill from a sunken tanker is endangering this place, a home to threatened species of dugong and green and hawksbill turtles. more inside
All the Goon Shows, all the time.
The Yes Men "have impersonated some of the world's most powerful criminals at conferences, on the web, and on television, in order to correct their identities." Yesterday, a federal housing official spoke to the attendees of the Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Hurricane Preparedness Summit. The topic of his speech was his department's mission to ensure affordable housing is available for those who need it. "This year, in New Orleans, I'm ashamed to say we have failed," he said. That should've been their first clue that the speech was a hoax. more inside
Platypus Comix- Home of a trove of wonderful cartoons comic strips and art, including my favorites- non-anthologized original Bloom County Strips and The Bloom Picayune, and unpublished Watterston stuff. And a whole lot of other retrolicious stuff too, like Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain, and MTV's top 20 videos for 1984
A tribute to Gail, the West Wing goldfish. Gail's bowl is the setting for private on-set jokes, apparently. Those jokes, funny or not, are listed here. For you. Enjoy.