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February 28, 2006

Cleveland March Meetup this Thrusday, 3/2 @ 8:00: Several of us are already going and MeFi/MoFi/MeCha, lurkers, non-member readers and paparazzi are all welcome at Edison's Pub in Tremont. Details inside.
Ahh.. Bras What wonders of engineering, all in all I like them. Not porn, unless you want it to be, nevertheless NSFW. Via:1 & 2
Guess what day it is! more inside
Arundhati Roy on the visit of War Criminal Bush to India - "...on March 2, Bush will be taken to visit Gandhi's memorial in Rajghat. He's by no means the only war criminal who has been invited by the Indian government to lay flowers at Rajghat... But when Bush places flowers on that famous slab of highly polished stone... It will be as though he has poured a pint of blood on the memory of Gandhi." Also: Only 12% worldwide think the Iraq invasion weakened terrorism. pinched from robot wisdom
Unpublished Civil Rights photos from Birmingham, AL found after 4 decades. In all, Cohn said, he found 5,000 images from 1950 to 1965 in the cardboard box. He examined 2,000 and estimated that most had not been published. more inside
Pixie Discs - Oh kiss my ass, Oh let it rock
BEIJING TODAY nota bien: site is very slow and clumsy. I found that this article,"The new Cultural Revolution", to be both profound and provocative. more inside
Donk! The JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank! [@ amazon.com] I'm not sure which is better -- the availability of this $20,000 machine or the creative writing workshop of its customer reviews!

February 27, 2006

Boing Boing to net-censors: Get bent! Instead of kowtowing to organazations trying to make the Web "safe" for kindergarteners everywhere, BoingBoing has declared war on Secure Computing's SmartFilter, because they were classified as a "nudity" site, despite 99.6% of their content being nudity-free, and the other 0.4% comprised (primarily, we all know about Xeni's posts) of artistic expression, including Michaelangelo's David. As a result, users in the UAE, Qatar, and even in the USA have been blocked from seeing ANY content from the site, not just the allegedly offensively naked posts. This is a big deal: who do you want deciding what websites you (or your kids) to see? more inside
Bugs of Mass Destruction Several countries in the past (and not so distant past) have used insects infected with diseases such as plague, cholera and malaria as weapons to - well basically kill a lot of people. The first recorded incident was allegedly in 600 BC. And in keeping in line with the original article which rambles from point to point, here is an in-depth look at the possible causes of the infamous 10 Plagues of Egypt. more inside
King of the C-List celebrities, Don Knotts dead at 81. Thought he was way older, or at least, was 81 for a really long time already. Gracias por todos las memorias, Don!
Baghdad Burning: Volatile Days. Read up the latest posts from Riverbend , please.
Curious George: Time Travel Novels . more inside
Horse-O-Phonic 8-Track for Horses ...here you can see what the horsephonic looked when I walked through small towns and countryside with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Christie and other similar cool tapes playing loud...
Life For Change aims overall to end poverty, beginning $100 at a time. Submit your original writing, get votes, earn money.
The Obakemone Project:. Japanese monsters and odd beasts. Some seem to be ghosts.
Neocon architect says: 'Pull it down.' Francis Fukuyama, who wrote the best-selling book The End of History and was a member of the neoconservative project, now says that . . . the movements' advocates are Leninists who "believed that history can be pushed along with the right application of power and will. Leninism was a tragedy in its Bolshevik version, and it has returned as farce when practised by the United States". more inside
Airstream Basecamp (I want)
Smashing bumpkins. Video of Billy Corgan's July 2000 appearance on ECW, in the ring with Lou E. Yes, really.
A nice time-waster, Captioner is a smart but stupid thing to have some (TINY URL WARNING!!!!!)* fun with. * had to, real URL was too long for MoFi.
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