Ôwych! Wales actually beats another country at rugby. And in other news...
Curious George: Perspectiveless Snapshots If you tilt a camera upwards or downwards, the resulting photograph can take on "lines of perspective". There are plug-ins for Photoshop that warp a digital photograph to make everything again "isometric", I think is the term. Is there a technique or trick with old SLR cameras to remove this warped perspective before the picture is taken, or are special lenses used?
Mmmmmm.... Get your daily dose of Vitamin L! Whoever said British cuisine was dead?
John Balance dies... Sad news for fans of Coil or Throbbing Gristle...
Much more than cosplay, Sailor Moon worship and sleeping commuters... From ripping out ATM machines with bulldozers to the changing of the guard in anime to decline in the craft of making sake, Sake-Drenched Postcards' mysterious Captain Japan writes about the stranger and deeper side of Japanese culture with a dry, crisp journalist's touch, like an eastern Theroux.
One soldier's opinion... "If you voted for Bush, didn't vote, or voted no on gay marriage, I hope you get drafted. I hope they stick you in my unit, and you go with me to Iraq when my unit goes back in September. I will laugh when you see what soldiers in that country face on a daily basis. I hope you work with gay soldiers too. I did. One of them saved my life. Think he shouldn't have the right to get married? Fuck you. He fought just as hard as I did and on most days, did his job better than me. Don't tell me gays don't have the same rights you do. Think the war in Iraq is a good thing? I'll donate my M-16 to you and you can go in my place." [from MeFi] more inside
A Modest Proposal from the Right... "That is why the unthinkable must become thinkable. If the so-called 'Red States' cannot be respected or at least tolerated by the 'Blue States', then the most disparate of them must live apart--not by secession of the former (a majority), but by expulsion of the latter. Here is how to do it." more inside
Ed Helms kills two birds with one stone... Thankfully, Helms and Stephen Colbert at the Daily Show display no signs of slowing down after the disaster of 11/2. [via MeFi]
Reading this post will make you go blind Evangelical America, apply thy healing touch on the nation! more inside
John Peel now playing that Great Gig in the Sky Sadly, long-time DJ John Peel passed on earlier today during a vacation in Peru. The Peel Sessions on BBC's Radio 1 were a great influence on musicians and were how a wide and tasty variety of influential music was introduced to the masses. He will be missed.
Some things are better left to the imagination... Kerry and Bush living in simulated sin, until the neighbors move in. Various parts NSFW in any Red state. (Shamelessly stolen via MeFi.)
The war on gays and lesbians continues in Ohio, with the Right suggesting that homosexuals should be executed. Following previous discussion on Monkeyfilter there was debate whether the Right was targeting gay people for violence. If there was any question about the RNC's motives behind enlisting the support of the religious right and the ultimate consequences of that, this Salon article (ad|sub req'd) should address them. more inside