Why Do Rocks Look Solid? Speech by Richard Dawkins, not about the perfidity of religion, but rather the strangeness of science and the limits of human perception. Mp3 link comes from The CBC's Ideas podcast page.
Happy MLK Day Audio of Martin Luther King speech from 1965 at Temple Israel in Hollywood. Special treat for American monkeys on MLK day (which it still happens to be over here). Enjoy. via Good
Carbon Offsets. Sure they are critised as enviro indulgences, an easy out for rich western polluters and governments alike. But then again, they are for real. New offset organizations are popping up all the time, so it pays to do some reseach before chosing your provider.
Who are these old farts singing "My Generation"? Warning: AOL, annoying advert, embarassing baby boomer content.
Some people look clapped out at 25... A "guess the age" quiz from the BBC Channel Four show, 10 Years Younger. Tougher than you'd think.
What? No Mongolian Milk Vodka!? 22 things you can't get in the U.S. Thank God.
Confused George: Probability Problem Let's say you see a taxi sideswipe a car late at night. It's a hit and run. The taxi was blue. At least you're pretty sure it was blue... more inside
Are there benefits to getting seriously whacked? I've deserved every accident that's felled me. They have been good for me, every single one. An accident is a cryptic message. Your body is just the messenger. And it's up to your heart to decipher the meaning. Via the wonderful Outside mag archives
The Good Ol' Hockey Game. It's the best game evah. Love it? Hate it? Did you play as a kid? Do you know what shinny is?
Run Like Wind... and Swim Like Fish. Summer is just around the corner, so here are a couple of sites designed to make you run and swim better. A LOT better. more inside
Daedilus Georgius Nonne linguam latinam amatis? Censetisne simiae et simii websiteam latinam bonnam?
Curious George: QuickTime Problem Any audio files I try to play with quicktime on my Windows XP box dont work. They sound weirdly ju, ju, ju, ju, jerky and echoy. Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. Any ideas how to fix this? (This has been going for a while, but has only become an issue now that we are an ipod family.)
Monkey Mash-up Monday I loved last week's mash-up links, so here we go again. The weird thing about this one isn't that it features Dolly Parton singing Stairway to Heaven. The weird thing is that it's actually really good. And if you can't get enough Stairway, try here, or here or maybe here, the fabulous April Winchell collection.
Nothing to do With Monday, and Probably a Double Post Monkey MP3 But hey, I'm enjoying this tune so much, I just had to share. We're talkin' sex on the streets from coast to coast.
The red light is a bell of mindfulness. A link for everyone who's ever driven somewhere only to realise they have absolutely no memory of the trip whatsoever.
Gay Gordons Come on, admit it. You're intrigued, aren't you? It looks like fun. Ok, maybe you wouldn't want your friends to catch you doing it. You'd feel a bit funny having your picture taken while you're trying it out. Sure, we can all understand that. But still, it's tempting isn't it? Resist no longer, let your feet lead you to... The Gay Gordons.