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March 29, 2006

The Museum of Unworkable Devices ...is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work. It houses diverse examples of the perverse genius of inventors who refused to let their thinking be intimidated by the laws of nature, remaining optimistic in the face of repeated failures. more inside
Curious, George: camera done been dropped I saw someone drop my camera and now it's broken. This person never told me about the drop and it wasn't until the next day that I realized it had been damaged. Given he never told me, I'm not sure how to deal with this without being an asshole, but I'd like to not have to pay to repair something someone else did. more inside
Are you a Grup?
He owns eleven pairs of sneakers, hasn’t worn anything but jeans in a year, and won’t shut up about the latest Death Cab for Cutie CD. But he is no kid. He is among the ascendant breed of grown-up who has redefined adulthood as we once knew it and killed off the generation gap.
EagleCam Live video feed of an Eagle's Nest in Hornby Island, Vancouver BC. Beautiful video, very close up. Not to be confused with the 2005 Best-Post-Winner Pandacam. via stupid MeFi more inside
Geofiction. The recent article about Urville reminded me of the phenomenon of Geofiction, or Geofantasy. These are worlds, not created as backdrops for books or movies, but just for the fun of it. more inside
Barbie girls (or not) Study shows that little girls regularly torture their Barbie dolls (mutilation, maiming, micro-waving). So much for the idea of Barbie as a role-model (via, from the 30th minute). Of course, this is not true of all little girls.
Visit the city of Urville. Except you can't -- at least, not physically. The city exists only on paper, and in the mind of the it's 34 year-old creator, Gilles Tréhin. He has been diagnosed with autism by some doctors, with Asperger's Syndrome by others. more inside
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Curious George: Help me defend the Confederacy in 90 seconds more inside
The peace pole project was started by Masahisa Goi, founder of The World Peace Prayer Society in Japan. There are hundreds of thousands of them planted worldwide in 180 countries (even outside Ft. Bragg). They act as a silent prayer and message for peace on Earth. more inside
Curious George: Deathbed gems. What are some of the priceless things your loved ones (or others) said while they were about to die? more inside
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents: VENERAL DISEASE ATTACK PLAN!!!!!!!!! Google Video
MoFiCDX:VI Hey folks! Who is up for another round of the CD Exchange. If you want in, drop by the forum at the above link, register and send a PM to me, shotsy on the board, as here. Read the FAQ if you haven't played before. More after the fold. more inside

March 28, 2006

Bad Boy for Love Dead at 58 Pete Wells, the slide guitarist, songwriter and founder member of the Australian hard rock group Rose Tattoo, has died. RIP, matey.
McGovern says Iraq, Vietnam same war "The Vietnam War was his issue when he won the 1972 Democratic Party nomination for president. He recently reviewed his campaign speeches focusing on that war, concluding, 'Today, you can just cross out Vietnam and write in Iraq. It’s the same thing. That insurgency kept rolling in Vietnam the longer we stayed.'” Compare and Contrast (pdf) html version Show your work. more inside
The Outbursts of Everett True
Uh-oh! This can't lead to anything good. Any monkeys speak Arabic? In search of some reading material? This is your chance to tie Saddam to MetaFilter or the Boy Scouts or whatever. (New York Times) more inside
The God Fossil. "For the past 20 years, a small cadre [of scientists and social scientists] has been working on explaining religion as a product of evolution itself. These anthropologists and psychologists wonder if the nearly universal human tendency to believe in gods is a kind of programming that resulted from natural selection."
Litigious George: We live next to a construction site. Last Wednesday, they decided to remove some trees that were right on their side of the property. Along the way, they dismantled my fence and removed some wood from my property... more inside
<b>Curious, George</b>-Nasty Food, International. Monkeys of all nations-- tell me what are the culinary embarrassments of your particular culture? (Cheesy center inside) more inside
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