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April 16, 2006

Two German tourists who say they have taken a photo of the presumed extinct Tasmanian Tiger, the Thylacine, have returned to the state in a bid to prove the images are legitimate.
Draw a face And it will be added to all the others. These will then be rendered into the mean (average, not stingy or angry) face. (Flash-based.)
Sing a simple song. (warning, noise, lameness)
In Search of the Real Dracula For the true believer, the boundaries between Bram Stoker's creation and historical fact have become blurred, like all great legends. Many people believe that the immortal count was based on a real person: a medieval Romanian warlord called Vlad Tepes, also know as "Vlad the Impaler" and "Vlad Dracula." Was this famous national hero the man behind the legend?
Why Did The British Spaz? Tiger Woods landed in hot water after he made this comment in a post-round interview with CBS at the Masters Tournament: "I was so in control from tee to green, the best I've played for years... But as soon as I got on the green I was a spaz." more inside

April 15, 2006

Baby walruses are dependent on their mothers for their first two years, but the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice may be forcing walruses to abandon their young in deep water. Also here. more inside
Global Corruption Report 2006. From Transparency International, "the global coalition against corruption." Lots and lots of info. This year there's a special focus on health care corruption, including reports entitled The causes of corruption in the health sector (.pdf) and Corruption in the pharmaceutical sector (.pdf). Also, reports on corruption in countries from Algeria to Venezuela (two downloads: A to K (.pdf) and M to Z (.pdf)). Plus, much, much more! more inside
The BBC's ranked list of rudeness. Rude words and their rudeness valence. According to the Beeb Beeb Ceeb.
Curious George: Touchy Subject Sorry for the bad pun, but me and some friends were talking about Skrik's earlier post... more inside
Heavy Metal Parking Lot ringtones!

April 14, 2006

Happy Poop for Peace Day! more inside
Matzah! Smooth-E drops lyrics on the tasty treat with "the same flavour as the box it came in." Embedded video, via ABS. more inside
Steve Martin Interview from May 2005, about his fiction writing. His short article on King Tut, Johnny Carson (really good) and his own site. Steve R00lz
The WPA kept artists like Milton Avery and Jack Levine busy during the Depression, but did you know the program also featured a circus?
Everything I Know About Canada... I Learned During The Commercials. A collection of NFB Vignettes that taught a generation of Canadians about archetypal norsemen, hydraulic treeshears, birling, how to speak French without having to learn it, and more! (YouTubeorama) And a link to the Hinterland Who's Who archive, for a one-two combo of unbridled nostalgia!
The SkinBag ™ Like leather but better; for example the skin jacket. more inside

April 13, 2006

Shonen Knife In December, the Japanese group Shonen Knife will have been around for 25 years. Here's a nice writeup of their history. They also have a new album coming out.
Help support Hoth's bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics
Lego "Thieves". An embedded video for the Ministry song (bad words make it NSFW). See a Lego mosh pit. See a huge robot thing rip off peoples' heads. See (for the first and only time anywhere) Al Jourgenson smile. Fast forward through the slow part in the middle.
Christmas Island Crabs This short video (~3 mins) shows the migration of the Christmas Island Red Crabs, as they cross the island to . . umm. . spawn. Or have beaucoups de bebes or something. Fascinating footage for those of us on the topside of Ye Olde Earf, but not for the kabourophobic. Question: What is wrong with this picture? more inside
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