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October 27, 2006

The Highest Scrabble Scores Ever Doubters and haters say: good players wouldn't have given Michael Cresta the chance to make quixotry for 365 points, and good players wouldn't have shot the moon for it. Scrabble fans say 830 points by one player? Hot damn!
Yesterday: "Q Would you agree a dunk in water is a no-brainer if it can save lives? THE VICE PRESIDENT: It's a no-brainer for me . . " Today: White House denies Cheney hailed 'water boarding' Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary: "You know as a matter of common sense that the vice president of the United States is not going to be talking about water boarding. Never would, never does, never will," Snow said. "You think Dick Cheney's going to slip up on something like this? No, come on." (emphasis added) And now today's Pop Quiz: How Dumb Do They Think We Are? more inside
Rahner's Rotten Rentals [embedded Real video], Seattle Times critic Mark Rahner's Halloween movie roundup, pays tribute to the heroically shlocky TV horror hosts of the 60s and adds a grateful nod to the horror hosts of today.
Curious George wants to play house. Idly thinking about Jan Smithers yesterday, I got to wondering: who was your childhood / pre-adolescent celebrity crush? Who did you want to play house with? Play doctor with? Cuddle up with and have them all for your very own? more inside
Are you a girl? Is it Halloween? Now why don't you come down to Girls' Costume Warehouse? Ostensibly a commercial for a costume store that ran locally in New Joisey.. funny. *WARNING: NSFW requires FLASH contains SWEARY WOIDS* more inside

October 26, 2006

Got a sense for geography? Test your knowledge of world geography alone or against another online player. more inside
100 Million Year Old Bee Experts believe pollen-dependent bees arose from carnivorous wasp ancestors. With the arrival of pollinating bees, flowering plants blossomed on Earth. Prior to 100 million years ago, the plant world was dominated by conifers which spread their seeds on the wind. Do we have bees to thank for all the flowers in the world? Mayhap! more inside
World Press Freedom Index The association Reporters Without Borders just released its 2006 Worldwide Press Freedom Index. The UK is 27th and the US is 53rd. more inside
Woman presses lawsuit against her family for "deprogramming" attempt. Another take. The jury is still out on the whether the Dominion Christian Centre of Hamilton, ON is a cult or not. more inside
Curious Music Trivia Mayday George! Okay, so me and my buddies are doing this fun trivia thing. We're given a hundred short music clips and we have to get their titles. We got all the answers except two... more inside
Housetrucks and housebuses - homebuilt RVs/rolling homes. Rustic, cute, cozy. (via CoolTools)
Why we're fucked Long, harrowing article clinically dissecting exactly why the war in Iraq can now never be won, if indeed it ever could. Appalling, but there you are.
It's time to LIE BACK AND THINK OF ENGLAND more inside

October 25, 2006

My New Neighbor more inside
Mary Worth in real time. Here's a solid month's worth of Mary Worth comics, acted out. Takes about 5 minutes. They use camera angles based on the comic panels. Fun, in a bad-film-noir kind of way.
Very short stories ... in six words.
A Wonderful Bird is the Pelican... Horror in London Park!
"Paris Syndrome" - It's so horrible it will make you have a psychotic break.
A Good News Day for Scott Adams The creator of Dilbert lost he voice 18 months ago due to Spasmodic Dysphonia. There is no cure. Yet he has managed to work out how to speak again. more inside
ITunes code "cracked" Adds extra layer of "copy protection". Real Soon Now -- shop around for your iPodian needs.
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