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November 22, 2006

Jonathon Rowe muses on the Romantic naivety of Milton Friedman. Amidst a plethora of discussion of the intellectual legacy of Milton Friedman, Rowe throws a light upon what is perceived as realistic and hardheaded amongst economists by taking a look at his encounters with the person of Milton Friedman.

November 21, 2006

Ads with comments. For those that mute/fast forward ads and wonder if they missed something. more inside
The Cat Came Back (excellent short cartoon) more inside
My favorite photoblog. Curious George: Do you have a favorite photoblog, too? more inside
East Village style in the 80's: interview and photo gallery. "On The Street" was a photo-column by Amy Arbus that ran in the Village Voice during the 80's. Here is a brief interview with her and a sample of some of her photographs. Journey back to the time when leggings, asymmetrical haircuts and skinny pants were new and exciting. more inside
Curious George: Birthday Gift for a 12 year-old What to get a horse-loving 12-year-old skater girl who's been through a trainwreck? more inside
John Pilger "There is no War on Terrorism; it is the great game speeded up. The difference is the rampant nature of the superpower, ensuring infinite dangers for us all." more inside
Curious George: What should I do in life? I have a bachelor's in industrial design, which seemed like a good choice since I love creative thinking. Surprise! Design involves very little creative thinking in practice (or in theory). I have no idea what I should pursue in terms of self-education or graduate programs or work. more inside
No hobbitses for you says New Line to Peter Jackson. more inside
Tacky beach towns I’ve always loved them, and regret that they’re being up-scaled, at least in California. In the 1940s and 50s, Santa Monica had its Muscle Beach and a small pier,, with it’s merrygoround, separated by a boardwalk with hot dog stands, curio shops and small wood frame beach houses. Now, it’s prime real estate. more inside
Curious George: Automatons? Is it possible there are automatons among us? (Grab a Sam Adams and click "[more inside]")... more inside
Comedian Michael Richards loses it. I hesitated posting this here, because by now you've probably all heard about it and can get your fill of it elsewhere, plus the ensuing discussion is bound to get contentious, but I would like to see how Monkeys weigh in on this. more inside

November 20, 2006

Bloggers can't be sued The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that bloggers and participants in Internet bulletin board groups cannot be sued for posting defamatory statements made by others.
How to eat a banana. Mindful eating in the CAMP system aims to restore balance and harmony with what you eat. more inside
An Audi S4, some blue painters tape, mix in some Americana...what could happen? (last link photo heavy)
Moon Bear rescue. Moon bears, aka Asiatic Black Bears, are held in truly appalling conditions in 'farms' in China for their bile, used in traditional medicine. more inside
Attack of the Copybot
What were the Americas like before Columbus arrived? According to 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, a recent book (itself an expanded version of the Atlantic article in the first link), they had a much bigger Native American population than the standard story tells us, they had been populated for way longer than the 12,000 years the standard story holds is the case, and those people had developed cultures that were way more advanced than the standard story says. Here is an interview with the author, Charles C. Mann. Here is a review of the book.
Curious George: Articles on Widescreen Vs Fullscreen I need to write a speech on why widescreen is better than fullscreen and need help! more inside

November 19, 2006

The First Annual Solstice Synchronized Global Orgasm for Peace Hey, you never know. I certainly plan to do my part.
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