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January 08, 2006

And I missed it. Please tell me someone can find a picture of this guy and any opponent(s) sumo wrestling in Times Square on 12/22.
Out With The Old Drunk, In With The New 'Ask yourself: how many times do I, as a grownup, show up for work after a vacation with a bunch of cuts and bruises on my head? Ask yourself: how many of my friends regularly show up, after a vacation, with lacerations and contusions on their face?' more inside
Dowload Comics Onto Your Ipod. Free. This service covers several comics, with more and more being added. They've good some good comics, from Count Your Sheep, to Joe Loves Crappy Movies.
CG: Raed in the Middle - Call for Compensation Ideas I'm willing to start a project asking for compesation to Iraq. The Project will be based on the UNCC's methodology for compensation, the one Iraq respected and obayed for the last decade in paying compensation to Kuwait. Still waiting for ideas and suggestions on the project. I can be easily reached on jarrar.raed(at)gmail.
The Unnatural Natural The hobo Roy Hobbs. A homeless guy who clouts homers in a softball league somewhere in the heartland. It sounded too good to be true, at first, but baseball is full of things that are too good to be true--baseball itself is too good to be true--and that's one of the things we love about it. Like no other sport, baseball caters to our need for mythology. For pretend. more inside

January 07, 2006

The Sony Reader. The latest attempt at e-book technology. Word is it'll be out later this year for US$300-US$500. The Reader supposedly uses some kind of e-ink which means very high res. Couldn't find numbers though.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? - some of the funnier moments on the American version of the show. more inside
The LEGO Roller Coaster - Some facts about it: • Average scale speed from the top of the elevator to the station is about 65 mph, or 105 kph. • Estimated scale speed at terminal velocity at the bottom of the first hill is 140 mph or 225 kph. • 2 sections of 4.5 volt track was used almost every one section of length, or about 240 sections total (480 rail pieces). more inside
Araucaria Araucana, aka, the Monkey Puzzle. [PDF] more inside
Before there were dashboard CD players there was 16 rpm. You may know it as that setting on old record players that made Peter Frampton sound like Satan. But in 1956 Chevrolet teamed with inventor Peter Goldmark to create the granddaddy of modern car stereos. Unfortunately customers weren't interested in funking it up on the new Interstates, and the gadget was dropped. Except for the government's talking books program, 16 rpm quickly faded into obscurity.
Kiva. A very cool way to help people in developing countries (currently East Africa only) start, maintain, or expand their businesses.
MeFi/MoFi/Mecha Meetup: Now with DaShiv! Three great tastes that taste great together. Be a part of the first inaugural Metafilter, Monkeyfilter and MetaChat meetup, featuring the talented DaShiv and his roving camera of joy. more inside
Is who? Napoleon's Explosive.

January 06, 2006

Out-Dada-ing the Dada-ists In which an interloper does damage to what has been called one of the most influential works of modern art, Duchamp's Fountain. The same "performance artist" vandalized the artwork back in 1993 when he tried to use the repurposed urinal for its original indended purpose. Art lover or hater?
Help me draw a straight line in photoshop I'm not kidding. more inside
Finnegans Wiki Read the book, read the annotations, annotate the book. more inside
Friday Fecal Fun. "The doo-doo man occupies a horrible sweet spot in the collective Jungian fabric. He is the primal demon who pops out of the doughnut display at us all."
Carrot Juice Constitutes Murder (sound required) Funny stuff. Found it at this little piece of crazy.
Lou Rawls has passed away. The Man Frank Sinatra said had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game." His smoky-smooth soulful voice, recorded over a prolific career, will be missed.
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