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October 31, 2008

The macabre art of Kris Kuksi.
Museum of Bags and Purses. Shoe Museum. Hat Museum. Fan Museum 1, 2, 3. Hanky Museum.
San Francisco has approved Proposition R to be on the ballot. What's Proposition R? A move to change the name of the city's Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant to the George W Bush Sewage Plant. Reaction has been mixed, both from Bush supporters to supporters of the sewage plant. Come on, Bay monkeys -- vote early, vote often!

October 30, 2008

If you can't say something nice try anyway. Voters are asked to come up with something nice to say about the candidate they aren't voting for. Can we give it a try? more inside
Laura Gainey report published. The report into Laura Gainey's death is out. Laura was the daughter of hockey great Bob Gainey, a formerly-troubled woman who turned her life around, thanks in part to her time aboard the tall ship Picton Castle. In 2006, she was swept off deck, and lost at sea. more inside
CHOMP! nom nom nom

October 29, 2008

If Mos Def Were President, things would be better. more inside
I'm gonna do it, I'm gonna move to Canada with my gay friends so I can drink coffee over the Sunday New York Times before watching rugby. So there! full list
The Google Image Search Blog. Does what it says on the tin. Unfortunately, no activity for about two years, but still.
I love waiting for your flash to load For when you need to commmunicate, and just don't have the words to say it.
Forestry Commission scraps Magna Carta right to collect woods from forests. The Forestry Commission of Great Britain is phasing out licences for people to gather firewood from the forests, an almost 800-year-old right which was established in 1217 in the Magna Carta's companion document, the Charter of the Forest (previously on MeFi). [Via]

October 28, 2008

It's harder to get things wrong at 29,970 words per second.
Foreclosure Epidemics: West Nile Virus Tracks Housing Crisis.

October 27, 2008

Abuse of Power Gordon Brown has put Icelandic bank Landsbanki on his shit list, using anti-terror laws to freeze Icelandic assets in the UK. Icelanders are not terrorists. more inside
Daito Manabe hooks electrodes to his face. Signals are sent to the electrodes in time with music. Enjoy. Watch the videos.

October 26, 2008

Michael Kenna Photography. [Via]
Did they or didn't they? Did the US Post Office print a stamp honouring Bette Davis, first carefully deleting a cigarette from the image? Or is it a slightly altered version of this still?
Last of Albania's 'sworn virgins' "Almost eight decades on, Qamile Stema still remembers clearly the day she decided to give up her long hair and dresses in order to become the male head of her household." Burrnesha are women that take a vow to remain virgins for their entire life so that they can be viewed as men in the highly patriarchal Albanian society.

October 25, 2008

Squirrel Underpants
Creationists declare war over the brain. [Via]
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