URINALS IN SPACE!!!! The "HabLab" module is part of the international Space Station, currently in orbit around the Earth. more inside
Goregirl's Guide to Women in Music This is a terrific guide to women in rock music. From 'til Tuesday to Zusu's Petals, women have played a huge role in rock history. more inside
"No One Anticipated the Breech of the Levees" WASHINGTON (AP) -- In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage. more inside
Got an old Sega CD game system and 16 hours to kill? A rare copy of "Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors" has surfaced... more inside
The most horrific car crash you'll ever see (Google Video). Don't watch this if you're the least bit squeamish. Lesson #1 - DON'T RUN FROM THE COPS; Lesson #2 - WEAR YOUR GODDAMED SEAT BELT!
(DISTURBING IMAGES)Several new photos taken in the notorious Abu Gharib prison have been released, more will be released on Australian TV tonight. more inside
Singer of Songs John D. Bennett was raised in a family that loves singing. Now he's decided to share his love with the world, with the magic of MIDI backing him up. (You will need quicktime and popups enabled, or you can just download the mp3's.) more inside
UK Mercinaries Hired by US Randomly Shoot Iraqi Civilians on Video. [Please note there are some "adult" links - no images - on the page containing this video]. All to the tune of "Mystery Train" by Elvis Presley. UK Sunday Telegraph British Mercinaries hired by the US videotaped themselves randomly shooting at vehicles in Iraq. Very intelligently, they posted the video to a website (now pulled from the internet) run by a former employee of the "security firm" they worked for. more inside
Curious George: Photo Rates I've been contacted regarding one of my photographs on Flickr. A startup magazine would like to use the image in one of its issues. I'm not a professional photographer or anything, so I have no idea how to negotiate on something like this. My question is, what does someone ask for as compensation? If money, how much? Any advice would be appreciated.
R.I.P. Rosa Parks "When Rosa Parks refused to get up, an entire race of people began to stand up for their rights as human beings. It was a simple act that took extraordinary courage in Montgomery, Ala., in 1955. It was a place where black people had no rights white people had to respect. It was a time when racial discrimination was so common, many blacks never questioned it. At least not out loud." Thank you Mrs. Parks, for your courage.
The value of Monkeyfilter. Based on the research of Tristan Louis, the dollar value of various websites is now possible to be determined. Monkeyfilter apparently is worth $173,313.78. more inside
R Kelly has released a work of art of epic proportions. Play the second track on this link and be prepared to be amazed. more inside
"I am writing this letter (you may need to adjust your browser's text size) in protest of the perverse travesty I have suffered at the hands of Mr. Bradley in the form of the horribly unjust "F" grade he has given me for last semester in his complete fraud of a class, World History 101." more inside
Was there a 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that was ratified but ignored? According to some right-wing conspiracy theorists, yes. This amendment, they say, makes it illegal for lawyers to serve in public office. More here and here. more inside
The "Jeff Gannon" story exploded on the blogosphere today. Link possibly NSFW, some links on page definitely NSFW. For those not in the know, see this earlier post. A man calling himself Jeff Gannon was asking softball questions at a Presidential press conference (full press conference here.) and at White House daily briefings for some time. Turns out the guy was (and perhaps still is) a male prostitute. more inside
Is William Rehnquist Deep Throat? OK, so there could be a million posts guessing who Deep Throat is. Here's a recent thread suggesting it was George Bush (the father). Recent revelations that Deep Throat is gravely ill make the Bush connection seem unlikely (unless he's sick and we don't know). more inside
A new documentary premering on Monday on The Sundance Channel explores the theory that AIDS was a byproduct of the 1950's mass polio innoculations, which were supposedly contaminated by viruses which came from African chimpanzees. This theory first appeared in 1992 in The Lancet and Rolling Stone, of all places, and was later fleshed out in a 1999 book. more inside
Carbon monoxide poisioning I need some advice and assistance. While in my basement this evening, I discovered a ventilation pipe coming out of my heater was completely disconnected. I called both the landlord and the gas company and they both came and BOTH stated that it was carbon monoxide coming into our basement. more inside