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September 30, 2007

Building a Lionel Ritchie head
Flight of the Conchords, an HBO sitcom (also playing on BBC4) staring the comedy band of the same name (the fourth fifth most popular folk parody duo in NZ) as struggling musicians in New York City. And for all those of us without HBO (or a tv) - [NB: Most of the proceeding links are YouTube] more inside
Six die from brain-eating amoeba in lakes
Sholbit. The end of another language is nigh; only one living Elem Pomo speaker remains. more inside
What is it in humans that rehabilitates us in the eyes of those that watch? You can go thru life as a cynic, & disparage the human race for our ceaseless slaughter, but then you hear about things like a bunch of bystanders getting together to save a bear from a deadly fall off a bridge, and it makes you wonder. more inside

September 29, 2007

The last Jew in Afghanistan. "Locals refer to Zebulon Simentov, 47, simply as 'the Jew.'" The BBC has profiled him; as has the the BBC. Onlineathens and the timesonline wrote about a feud with a co-religionist. Lastly, he's celebrated and congratulated at a blog. Wait! He's all over the place! He's the last Jew in Afghanistan for 771 google pages.
Cops Writing Cops They say it the best: This is a site for officers getting traffic tickets that ANY normal civilian could get a warning on, verbal or written. This is a site for cops, about cops, and designed by cops. Needless to say, we are fed up with hearing about this and think something should be done. There's always another ticket down the street. We are all family and maybe someday you may need one of us to get out of our car and save your sorry ass. But odds are you're the cop that doesn't do anything to begin with.

September 28, 2007

A Siberian gives birth to her 12th child— was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17 pounds, 1 ounce. BARNAUL, Russia - A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child — doing more than her fair share to stem Russia’s population decline — was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17 pounds, 1 ounce. more inside
Just say no....to Canadian drugs. The feds couldn't do it. The RCMP couldn't do it. And the BC Marijuana Party is concerned. But the rising loonie just might. I could have put this in the other thread. I just thought it was amusing enough to stand alone. Tracicle, back me up on this.
Feelings more inside

September 27, 2007

Why you can't call your horse Nutzapper.
Trapped Part 1 - The White Rabbit Trapped is a locked room puzzle game, similar to Crimson Room, but with it's own unique style. via
The Young Man's Book of Amusement. more inside
Book Autopsies. These are stunning.
Man Finds Human Leg In Smoker - A man who bought a smoker at an auction of abandoned items opened it up and found a human leg, cut off 2 to 3 inches above the knee. more inside
The Spelling bee champ seems like a bit of a jerk. I don't really want to get too harsh on the kid, it might be an autism spectrum disorder, home schooling, or maybe his age, but this kid has some choice words with the reporter.
I'm going to bed. You can stay up with some popcorn. Evil, evil game. more inside
Chart toppers for your birth date. everyhit.com has a search engine which tells you the number one song playing when you were born. Maybe knowing "Dancing Queen" was one of the first things I heard will help to explain my misanthropy.

September 26, 2007

Bulletproof Halo Suit Troy Hurtubise has created a bullet-proof suit inspired by Star Wars and other video games and hopes to market it to the military.[Tiny URL]
You'd think the original designers would have caught this. The Navy facility at Coronado is in for some re-designing. via
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