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August 04, 2005

Alien Abduction - it's bullshit, isn't it? These weird aliens only ever take backwoods rednecks and loony writers. Oh, except for Nobel winner Dr Kary Mullis and the talking raccoon. more inside
Your next chicken nuggets could be engineered from tissue in a petri dish. (Village Voice) more inside
Curious George: Weird Phone Call Last week my mom got a weird phone call that was either a scam or someone casing the joint. Anyone heard of this? more inside
Alas, we hardly knew ye This list of seven companies that should have made it in the Internet economy seems a bit lacking to me. What 'net company/service do you miss the most or feel didn't live up to your expectations? For me, it's Kozmo, despite their idiotic business plan and ludicrous expansion attempts. They were the ultimate in (near-) instant gratification. via.
A Book of Scoundrels. Discovered while researching Deacon Brodie, the gentleman thief whose double life inspired R.L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
The Zen of being Simpson Interesting take on a celebrity who's never seemed more than background noise.
Philosophy made easy The books which defined the way The West thinks now. In their own words, condensed and abridged to keep the substance, the style and the quotes, but ditching all that irritating verbiage. You there! Get you some philosphizin! These talking heads actually have things to say! And in these handy abridged formats, you cant afford not to question the nature of knowing and being! Come on down and test drive some today!
PandaCam Live, streaming, Real Player video-type stuff of a panda and her new born cub. She's asleep at the moment. Ah.
Curious George: Ah, evening(s) in Toronto. Would anyone be able to give a list of great dining spots for Toronto? I'm heading there in the fall, and a good friend is moving there in a month. We'd like to avoid the chains and find the unique or outstanding meals. Price no issue.
Curious George: Internet Connect is driving me batty I just got my first mac a few weeks ago, and just recently it's started acting up. Every hour or so Internet Connect pops a little window... more inside
I made pizza for Kim Jong-il / Part 2 / Part 3 A curious tale by Ermanno Furlanis about how he was invited to North Korea to teach them how to make authentic Italian pizza for Dear Leader. more inside
Curious. George tabbed browsing. Many of you are reallly stoked that tabbed browsing is available in FireFox. I don't understand why it's preferable to opening new windows. In fact, when I open new tabs and try to close one of them, they all close, and I lose cookies, while with windows, I just get back to what I wanted to see. Ready to be educated/
Pizazz will make a man out of you. (video/quicktime)
Simply Fired is fronted by Mark Jen. It looks to me like it's been highly crafted. more inside
'Vintage' Mechanical Art - I so wish the pictures were a bit bigger but nonetheless there are some very fine and twisted manifestations of a singular mind here.