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August 11, 2004

Artist Rica Takada creates designs on calendars to curtains in styles that were more popular forty years ago. Sbritt does art that reminds me of kids' books and products of about the same era. more inside
Gridlock Nifty Flash tile game thingy
Paul Krugman Vs Bill O'Reilly (wmv files) More on O'Reilly denying things that he actually said.
Information Warriors. [Via Disinformation.]
Curious George: Double Post This is hard for me to admit... more inside
Amazon offering used condoms. Amazon apparently doesn't exercise any sort of editorial review on what the offer used. Anyone want to try ordering them?
"I guess that hoplessness is what I am trying to capture." Flash slideshows of photographs by Serbian-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Boogie. From gypsies in Serbia to crack addicts in Brooklyn, these images are striking and sad. [Some are also NSFW]
Put your own photo or art on a genuine U.S. Postage Stamp. This is a 3 month trial by the USPS with stamps.com. more inside
Curious George: Contact lenses. Anyone know of an online contact lens vendor that is not militant about a slightly expired prescription? more inside
Happy Birthday Hulk Hogan! more inside
"The idea of using Jell-O as a sculptural medium came to me as a result of consciously trying to free my mind from the traditional constraints of sculpture making."
The Spam Gourmet. For monkeys that aren't fortunate enough to have a gmail account, there's this alternative. It's a disposable email address that's permanent, if you can wrap your head around that. It requires no effort on your part (today was my first return to the site in over a year, possibly two, and I haven't recieved a single piece of spam since before that). Even if you have a gmail account, there's no sense in filling that gig of storage up with spam.
Play with George Ok you USA dwellers ... you don't get a chance to choose your President till November ... But here's a chance to play with how the current one looks.
Self appointed, self anointed "grammar cop" goes on a crusade against all grammar, spelling and punctuation infractions. Humouously of course, though he does dole out fines. Admit it, you've always wanted to do that.
Curious (and frustrated) George: Porting a SVCD.MPG file from PC to Mac. more inside
They Might Be Downloads John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants recently gave an interview to MSNBC wherein he makes some interesting observations about the future of music. One way in which TMGB is challenging the current paradigm is by securing the digital rights to their music, and selling mp3s of their latest recordings (and recordings of entire concerts!) on their website. more inside
$o is thi$ what it wa$ all about all the time? The woman who has accused Kobe Bryant of raping her filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against the NBA star, seeking unspecified monetary damages.... ...A criminal case requires a higher standard of proof to convict -- beyond a reasonable doubt -- and punishment can involve prison time. A civil case has a lower standard of proof -- a preponderance of evidence -- and punishment is usually a monetary award...
Curious, George While fooling around with the style sheets, I tried Monkeypedia. Now,I can't get back to my profile to change back to the default. Hope me!
A comprehensive guide to ambient music An excellent site with sound clips and reviews. Try Harold Budd, David Sylvian (of Japan) especially Gone to Earth, Jah Wobble, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. Otherwise known as 6 degrees of Eno. more inside
Make your own snowflake (flash). This is nice and quite relaxing. Moreover, contrary to popular belief, two snowflakes can look identical.