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December 31, 2007

Paleo-Future: A look into the future that never was. [Via linkfilter.]
Curious George - New Years Traditions and Resolutions? Happy New Year Monkeys! I am cooking up a big pot of black eyed peas and collard greens for luck and prosperity in the new year. And for resolutions am pledging to drink less, do a better job of marketing myself, get more consulting jobs and, *gulp*, make more money. What sort of interesting cultural/personal rituals are you performing (besides getting smashed tonight) and if you don't mind sharing, what are your resolutions?
TV FUNHOUSE Videos. Some NSFW. Most are offensive. Enjoy! Big Boobed Einstein The Ambiguously Gay Duo - Trouble Coming Twice Ambiguously Gay Duo: Safety Tips more inside

December 30, 2007

The Eyes Will Eat You! (Sorry, photoshop thread)
Is this the most beautiful bookstore in the world? The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, Maastricht opened its doors in November. Located in the city's old Dominican church - which for years had been used as a bicycle parking garage - the building has been extensively redesigned by Dutch architects Merkx + Girod. From the images you can find on the web you can see that it is a bookshop made in heaven. Many books in English too. stolen word for word, outta the Blue, directly from MrMerlot I don't think so. What do you think? more inside

December 29, 2007

Human waste of Ohio! That's 'Oh, shit' to Korean and back. The site BlahblahFish is a quick and easy way of discovering these flubs and sharing them for our collective amusement. There are some good ones!
Medieval Cookery. In addition to recipes, site includes a few oddities, a fine set of links to online Medieval cookbooks, and a Medieval cookery word of the day. more inside
"I ENJOY FART" says Dr. Michael Levitt, the American gastroenterologist who has unraveled much of what is known about human fartulence. Levitt is a gas guru, prodigy of poots, high priest of hole flappage, the seer of stinkburgers. What this man doesn't know about toilet tunes could be written in brown on the bottom of your undies. more inside
Traveling with lithium batteries There are several posts in the usual places about new regulations that control traveling with lithium metal and lithium-ion batteries. I think they spring from a poorly sourced AP story. Both the DOT and TSA sites do not seem really change what even the most tech laden traveler will have to plan for unless you check your batteries or carry some very heavy duty Li-ions. These rules are effective January 1, 2008, I will be interested what if anything happens to the traveling monkeys in the group. more inside

December 28, 2007

Netscape Navigator no more AOL's killing off the original king of the browsers. Why does that make me feel so old?
Surprise Finds at Egypt Temple "Change Everything" "Archaeologists are particularly intrigued by the discovery of the embankment wall, which they say is the first evidence that the Nile once ran alongside the temple." Some outsider Egyptologists have theorised that the Egyptians used the Nile, diverted and dammed, as a means to construct the huge buildings including the Pyramids, structures which still have many unanswered questions about their engineering. Could this be another piece in the puzzle? more inside

December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated - Bhutto killed by rally suicide bomb and more. Benazir Bhutto at Wikipedia.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A couple of photo-essays, with sound, from Magnum.
The Bloody Olive - YouTube

December 26, 2007

Japanese Sound effects and what they mean

December 25, 2007

M.O.N.K.E.Y.#. E.I.G.H.T. Massively over-liquored nog keeps everyone yakking. more inside

December 24, 2007

The National Film Challenge is a contest in which aspiring filmmakers are given a prop, a line of dialog, a genre, and forty-eight hours to make a short film. The entry deadline passed in October, and the fifteen finalists have been selected. Now you get to watch and vote for your favorite in the "Audience Award" winner. Enjoy! more inside
R.I.P. Oscar Peterson
The Naughty Truthiness of Christmas The consumerism of the baby Jesus, and the politics of "The Night Before Christmas". All in one tidy place.
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