March 24, 2004

19th Century Photography of Ancient Greece. '19th-century Photography of Ancient Greece illustrates approximately 200 nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs of ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Focusing on Greece, Asia Minor, the Aegean islands, Cyprus, South Italy, and Sicily, these images belong to the Getty Research Institute's Gary Edwards Collection. '
Banana George
Curious George: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America..." but maybe not for long. Do you pledge allegiance to your flag, wherever you are, or is this just a Yank thing?
Bow, nigger. "Bow, nigger." he typed. I kind of hunched uncomfortably over the keyboard at that point. Not that I should've taken offence, really. For one thing, my screen name has nothing to do with my ethnicity and for another, it's only a game and the fascist doing the typing is probably hundreds of miles away and far beyond anything you could call an actual influence on my life. But still... It's not very nice is it? What to do? more inside
Carl Zimmer's Weblog. I just found this little gem. A great little science blog by Carl Zimmer. You may remember Zimmer who authored this article which had appeared on MeFi a while ago.
Fruit labels through the ages. more inside
True inventiveness. The non-electrical refridgerator. Mohammed Bah Abba has used imagination rather than technology to create something to improve local lives. more inside
Please don't eat the monkeys. People in Central Africa are eating bushmeat and they're getting currently non-fatal virus. Still, it's got experts worried.
Book Rentals.. Don't want to buy books recommended in the MonkeyShelf threads? Well, you don't have to.
Electronic Behavior Control System. (WMV File) Emergency Broadcast Network was one of the great original video culturejammers. This video is their signature work. Other clips can be viewed here.

March 23, 2004

Informative articles dedicated to superstitions and odd traditions. Did you know the colour blue was originally felt to protect a male child? New spiderwebs where you'd just cleaned means someone is plotting to hurt you or your family. You throw spilled salt over your shoulder to hit the devil in the eye, you know.
On the MonkeyShelf: The Book . . . Okay, I'll start. more inside
NY Times: Mr. Rizzuto is the founder of Conservative Punk, one of a handful of Web sites and blogs that have sprung up recently as evidence of a heretofore latent political entity: Republican punks. With names like GOPunk, Anti-Anti-Flag and Punkvoter Lies, the sites are a curious blend of Karl Rove and Johnny Rotten.
Iron Sheik. No not that one. And from the other side of the wall, Antithesis. My knowledge of 20th century Palestinian/Israeli history just doubled. First link via wiretap.
Alex Grey : Sacred Mirrors
The life-sized representations of the human body, portraying its physical and energetic systems, are both rigorously precise and vividly visionary. The Sacred Mirrors dramatically reveal the miracle of life's evolutionary complexity, the unity of human experience across all racial, class and gender divides, and the astonishing vistas of possibility inherent in human consciousness.
He said, she said. Chinese government is trying to save an obscure language handed down only to women of the Yao ethnic group. The language has a radically different written form called Nu Shu most of which is now lost. Here you can click on some examples. A general reference page on Nu Shu. Finally, the Wikipedia article. A little more info on the Yao people.
Damn feminists. Lighten up, will you gals? Frankly, I think this urinal is whimsical, silly -- and, yes, fun. Guess that makes me a bad woman and an even worse feminist. So be it.
786! Come up with a MonkeyFilter ad campaign / logo / jingle / catchphrase / marketing ploy / publicity stunt to attract / repel new members!
Jesus Dress Up - I'm posting this and then stepping away from my computer, in case of lightning attacks.
A shorter Passion. Can't be bothered sitting through Mel's movie? Worried he might give his cut of your ticket to his Holocaust-denying Jew-hating Dad? Get the condensed version from Mushashi!
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