July 28, 2004

A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! Segway Polo, including 3 minute video. [WMV]

July 25, 2004

Donnie Darko for Dummies
Salon spills and spoils everything on the newly released Director cut of cult-hit Donnie Darko. [requires watching annoying ad] "So if you haven't seen "Darko" and don't want the film spoiled, don't read any further. (The publishers of Salon have asked me to note that instead of reading you might consider blindly flipping through the next six pages and clicking on all the ads.)"

July 22, 2004

Curious George: RSS Ehrm, am I the only one who reads MonkeyFilter through an RSS reader? I often get strange errors in the RSS feed. Wrong linkage, or just malformed posts. Take for example the html from the RSS of the previous post:
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July 20, 2004

Office Messes NYT article about Attention-Deficit Disorder in adults. 4.4 Percent of the adult population suffers from it, making it the second-most-common psychological problem in adults after depression. ''I'm not a multitasker,'' he said, words that could be a slogan for A.D.D.
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July 18, 2004

Bikes against Bush [Oh no, not another anti-Bush link.] Josh Kinberg, the same guy who brought us the wireless access bike has built another cunning human powered device. During the Republican Convention he will officially roll out the new bike. For know he just loves New York. [2 MB QT] (also available in Real Video.) Can you imagine a whole slew of these bikes driving through NY? Followed by Republican cleaner squads? I hope he doesn't get arrested. Here is an interview with Josh Kinberg, "Profile of a wireless activist".

July 15, 2004

Afraid of dentists? De-sensitize yourself from the comfort of your own chair by listening to these dentistry sounds. Start with some gentle suction [MP3] followed by a dry drill [MP3]. Continue with a high speed wet drill [MP3] and finally get used to the horrendous sounds of removing tartar [MP3]. [webpage in German, but they make the same sounds over there. NSFW when your co-workers don't like dentists.] Okay, you may rinse now.

July 14, 2004

Reality copies Art
Compare: - The story of the upcoming movie "The Last Shot" (Flash, press 'Pre-production' to read the story line). - The reality of fiming "Ocean's Twelve" in Sicily.

July 09, 2004

Kerry + Edwards: Let's get it on [Flash]

July 07, 2004

Collect them all.
Trade your Recreational Water Illness to somebody else's Ebola [PDFs]. Or to any of the other 29 infectious disease trading cards.

July 01, 2004

Do Not Call Still bugged by telemarketers, even though you're on a 'Do Not Call' registry? Try this script! This script creates an imbalance in the conversation between the marketer and the consumer. It is this imbalance, most of all, that makes telemarketing successful. The EGBG Counterscript attempts to redress that balance. Print and put next to your phone!

June 23, 2004

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June 22, 2004

The real meat about Spam. Dutch anti-SPAM activist Rejo Zenger had a conversation with a Spammer. The spammer does confession and reports about his methods and profitability.

June 18, 2004

Great minds think alike. When 8 cartoonists make essentially the same drawing...

June 11, 2004

Naked Bike Ride Tomorrow, June 12, many cyclist in many cities around the world will take off their clothes and ride their bicycles "as bare as they dare". [NSFW] more inside
The Ultimate Starting Page "a URL does not always answer your perception"

June 07, 2004

Atlantis? Yet another person thinks he's found it.

May 28, 2004

Cold winter with fake snow Dennis Quaid, starring in 'The Day After Tomorrow' recalls past winter: "Here we were in Montreal making a movie about a killer Ice Age and the weather channels were telling us it was the coldest winter Montrealers could recall."
Scan your records These guys scanned old records with a laser and used a software program to get pristine audio from old and scratched 78 rpm records and wax cylinders. Mmm, I could have used this to rip my record collection before I sold all of them recently. There is also a (not related to this research) commercial laser record player on the market and it's even on sale. Only $4980 for a demo model.

May 27, 2004

Art or Bio terrorism? Steve Kurtz was already suffering from one tragedy when he called 911 early in the morning to tell them his wife had suffered a cardiac arrest and died in her sleep. The police arrived and, cranked up on the rhetoric of the "War on Terror," decided Kurtz's art supplies were actually bioterrorism weapons. more inside

May 26, 2004

Hell, by brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, may also have perished.
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