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July 12, 2006

Moms Prefer Smell of Their Own Baby's Poop You're welcome. more inside
Killer Kangaroos and the Demon Duck of Dooooooom!
IT Screen Goddesses The calendar of "Geek Goddesses" features photographs of real women working in IT in poses inspired by Hollywood screen goddesses. The aim is to promote careers in IT to women and girls by showing that geeky women can still be sexy. Depending on your viewpoint, the link may not be safe for work (if you wouldn't look at the "American Beauty" CD cover at work for instance). more inside

July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett Dead. So long Syd.
Fast Food Nation! I know it's rather early in the week for something like this, but who can stomach a full week without enjoying some fast food video games?
The Online Pork Rind Resource
Knob, $485 Try removing the bakelite knobs and listen. You will be shocked by this! The signature knobs will have an even greater effect … really amazing!

July 10, 2006

The Divine Comedy, or Commedia Divina if you prefer, marked the Europe's transition from Medieval to Renaissance. Written in 1321 by Dante Alighieri, it is an epic poem composed of depictions of Hell, (Inferno), Purgatory, (Purgatorio), and Heaven, (Paradisio). more inside
A Voluble Visit with Two Talking Apes - This was a great NPR Weekend Edition show that played on Saturday about a pair of "talking" bonobos at Iowa's Great Ape Trust. "Kanzi's favorite movies when he was very young were Ice Man and Planet of the Apes," Savage-Rumbaugh says. "I guess his favorite movie of all time is Quest for Fire."
Curious George: sites gone platinum What sites do you check often that you wouldn't normally post to MoFi because they're probably known by half the Internet? I bet everyone has some infamous favourite that a few people here have never heard of and might appreciate. more inside
How to Make a Sandwich
The Vanishing "In the 1980s, two non-native species of parasitic mite infested North American honeybees. One of the species, Varroa destructor, has proved especially deadly. Meanwhile, safe pastures where bees can forage without being poisoned by pesticides are becoming increasingly rare. Anderson has his own ideas about what caused the almond pollination crisis, and what is most responsible for wiping out honeybees across the United States. 'Varroa is a bit of a red herring,' he says. 'One of the biggest problems is irresponsible use of pesticides and the failure of regulators to enforce the rules meant to protect bees from poisoning.'"
Monkeys+art=fun! Hey there Los Angeles monkeys! We've been talking about an expedition to the Rauschenberg exhibit at MOCA, possibly on a Saturday when they have additional activities, but we haven't set a date yet. Won't you join us, please?
The only existing photograph of Constanze Weber Mozart - widow of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Hooray, Pee Wee's Back! Note: Link is to the LA Times. Registration Required. "You are all lucky boys and girls, however old you are, because tonight "Pee-wee's Playhouse" comes back to TV. As part of its Adult Swim franchise, the Cartoon Network will begin airing the show's original 45 episodes, which ran over five seasons of Saturday mornings on CBS from 1986 to 1991." more inside
Curious George: Poetry Looking for some recommendations more inside
Mexican election rigged? About a quarter of a million people chanting "Fraud! Fraud!" jammed Mexico City's central square Saturday to back leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's bid to overturn his narrow electoral defeat with court appeals and mass marches. More here and here. Here, you can get one democracy-focused NGO's pre-election take on the state of affairs in Mexico. Here is a look at Mexico's version of red states vs. blue states. And here and here are a bunch of links to other articles about the election.

July 09, 2006

Nutjob sues Nike and Michael Jordan because he looks like Michael Jordan.
Kneel before Zod!!! You weaklings of Planet Houston have your candidate, but you shall tremble before the only candidate the tells us, "I promise you a future of darkness. And it's only in darkness that you see light."
THE PHONE --seemingly one of those internet puzzles. Let's try to solve it together? [Requires Flash] more inside
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