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August 02, 2006

Blanks on a Blank! In homage to the beloved Snakes on a Plane, several teams have gotten together and made variations on the theme. more inside
Control rooms ... from the ad-saturated (Moscow) to the colossal (NASA/Apollo) to the eccentric (XM Radio). A lot of operations like FedEx, Amtrak, BART, Time Warner Cable, and Delta Air Lines all have their own control rooms. What, you don't have one? You should!
Will global warming depopulate the "red states"? Interesting question, but the red states will be equally fried if California is any indication.
Make your own motivational poster. Don't say I never gave you nuthin'. Go nuts.
De-Frenched Fries Stripped of "Freedom" Mr. Ney, who was then the chairman of the House Administration Committee, which oversees the cafeterias, gleefully announced the change at the height of anti-French sentiment, when Paris scolded Washington that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was premature. "This action today is a small but symbolic effort to show the strong displeasure of many on Capitol Hill with the actions of our so-called ally, France," he said on March 11, 2003. [When asked why the name was changed back to french fries,]. . . "We don't have a comment for your story," said a spokeswoman for Mr. Ney. Lifted from Le Bleu more inside
The Illustrations of Étienne Léopold Trouvelot. A wonderful astronomer and catastrophic entomologist.
Composed in 1963 by the late Mr Sydney Carter the Lord of the Dance was based on a Quaker song Simple Gifts more inside
Jonathan Coulton has created a new song each week for the past 43 weeks, and plans to finally take a break at a year. more inside
Curious George: Maxthon I came across Maxthon today and know absolutely nothing about it.... more inside
Wearetheweb.org is a website dedicated to the fight for net neutrality. They've made the best case for why net neutrality is so important by having Sweater Girl, Peter Pan, and the Tron Guy get to gether and sing in a music video about net neutrality. Watch it.
Danger IS his Middle Name We know he built the Guardian website, but did you know he is is embedded with British troops in Afghanistan. more inside