March 25, 2007

Techno Tuesday A comic strip about techstuff, with a twisted bent. Hysterically funny.
Pancake Art Delicious and enlightening.
A painting recently attributed to Caravaggio can be seen at a London exhibition of the Royal Collection. Here's a gallery of all (I think) Caravaggio's paintings. And a monkey.
Beatboxing has been covered here before but all of the links are dead. It has been called the fifth element of hip hop. It is old skool, it is new skool. It is performed by clowns, the Dutch, the French, and the New York Philharmonic (wait for it 1:30 in to the video).
UFO Evidence is a large depository of UFO related photos, sightings, and other curiousities. Are you a believer?

March 23, 2007

Hill of Crosses. Apparently it's more of a faith shrine rather than a cemetery or a memorial. There are some 55,000 plus crosses on a hill in Lithuania somewhere out in the bush from Riga.
Stop the Falsiness! We're putting Stephen Colbert on notice. For almost a year, his ceaseless falsiness -- disguised, shamelessly, as truthiness -- has gone unchallenged. No longer. more inside
Hand bookbinding . Chinese bookbinding. Embroidered bookbinding. Sprinkled, dyed, marbled, gilt or gauffered edges. more inside
This whole Jim Cramer thing is really, really interesting. more inside
Houses cheaper than cars in Detroit. ...says the headline. But in actual fact, houses are cheaper than used cars. A boarded-up bungalow on the city's west side brought $1,300. A four-bedroom house near the original Motown recording studio sold for $7,000. "You can't buy a used car for that," said Izairi. "It's a gamble, and you have to wonder how low it's going to get."

March 22, 2007

Uyghur goes pop! Fully downloadable album (with samples to try before you don't buy) of pop music from Xinjiang, aka East Turkestan, home to the Uyghur.
THE List Dahling, it's simply scrumptious! Peek in on the lives of the ultrarich and ├╝berbeautiful. via Boingsy Boingington
Cufflights! Hack your sleeves, dude.
Aquarium toilet - who could possibly wee with all those witnesses? Video! more inside
MPAA unleashes anti-piracy dogs. Lucky and Flo recently sniffed out 1,000,000 pirated DVD discs in Malaysia. However, miffed "syndicate bosses" have placed a bounty on their heads.
McDonald's lobbies the O.E.D. to redefine 'McJob'.
The Science of Biomonitoring: The Future of Advertising!
Everything you wanted to know about Greek gods but were afraid to ask. Includes galleries, family trees, a bestiary, and a library of a fair few translations of Greek and Roman source texts. And it has monkeys. more inside
Papa Spank! Unintentionally funny comic vignettes for your amusement... alas, no monkeys.
LRB review of new book on the Velvet Underground. I has three chords.
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