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October 12, 2006

In 1954 an article looking at the health of UK doctors was published. Richard Doll was one of the authors. It was to become a landmark, with regular follow ups over the next 50 years, and Richard Doll was on the author list to the end. more inside
Fingerprints everywhere! Good old-fashioned projective psychology now in software form. You really could tell everything about a person by the way they walk. Really. No, really.
The Double Bubble Bubblegum guy has a hobby. 'The microcar, a vehicle born out of need, was a child of its time and became the symbol of a people's spirit.' more inside
All Libyan pupils to get laptop and web access

October 11, 2006

Make your own LED Rat Throwie Disturb your friends, and perhaps yourself. Just in time for Halloween! NSFAnyone who opposes taxidermy. Contains graphic step-by-step photos. Not for the squeamish. via core77
Curious George: Do you p0wn Do monkeys game online? more inside
Mark David Chapman Denied Parole BeatleFilter/Newsfilter: ATTICA, New York (AP) -- John Lennon's killer was denied parole for a fourth time Tuesday because of the "bizarre nature" of his crime. Mark David Chapman, 51, must remain at Attica Correctional Facility for at least two more years for gunning down the former Beatle outside his Manhattan apartment building in 1980. Monday, Oct. 9th was John Lennon's birthday. more inside
For the footy-minded, a blog with lots of links to lots of goals. Also for the footy-minded (or merely footy-curious), footballing world has a global goal of the month compilation. Here's September.
Meet Thumbelina, the world's smallest horse
15 more minutes for the Beamer family. For those of you who missed Larry King Live on the nights of September 12, 13, 14, 15, 2001 through a week ago last Wednesday, Todd Beamer, all evidence would show, was a hero who helped down Flight 93 instead of letting the jet crash into Dick Cheney. Oh...wait... No, no, hero he is. But now, his dad is reminding us all of the undeniable link between the hijackers of that flight and the war in Iraq. Stand and salute, you patriot, you. GooTube Video, stolen from MeFi
Curious Bread Making George Hey you monkeys, do any of you have a breadmaker? Does it make good bread? Real GOOOOOOOD bread. I love fresh baked bread and I've been getting mine from the local superstore baker. But I can't help but wonder are those breadmakers worth it? Does breadmaker bread beat the baker's bread? Or is it just another kitchen gizmo that'll gather dust in a couple of months?
Curious George: ISO SFU Looking for the Six Feet Under theme ringtone. more inside

October 10, 2006

Happy Birthday Thelonious Monk Happy Birthday to a jazz legend, a musical genius, and all around hep cat. Listen to some tunes, watch Straight, No Chaser and appreciate the momentary dancing note that was Thelonious Monk. As usual, via the Blue(s) more inside
Live vicariously in the now, Canada. What's in a month?
What's my name SIR! A U.S. Marine Sergeant is auctioning off naming rights for himself, to help orphans. Oddly, GoldenPalace.com not yet on list.
Curious George: What happens in this poem? Literary minded monkeys, help me interpret the text of a French song I'm performing at the end of October. On one level it's kind of obvious, but I've got a lot of unanswered questions. Come inside, read the thing and help me out, won't you? more inside

October 09, 2006

Old Superstitions more inside
... Just Us, We Caught The Bus: "None suspect that idealistic committed little folk-singer Bob Dylan is in fact the amazing Zimmerman -- faster than a proxy ballot, more powerful than an ulterior motive, and able to buy tall buildings with a single bond!" [More inside] more inside
A nifty little site on writing and typography. (Via Metachat.)
Planet enters 'ecological debt' [newsfilterish] The demands of humanity upon the planet have finally reached the tipping point in our headlong race to kill the planet before we kill eachother.
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