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April 11, 2006

Doing the doctors' rounds, blogstyle. A compilation of links to some humorous, heartwarming and heartwrenching medical blogs, presented in hospital rounds format. more inside

April 10, 2006

Monkeys Get The Blues. How do scientists know when a monkey is depressed? It turns out that "it's really not rocket science."
Why is it always the low-level, disgruntled employees that are causing trouble?
Nepal Government cuts Cell Phone Network before Protests. In an effort to stop a pro-Democracy rally, the government of Nepal killed cell phone service nationwide and some internet mere hours before the protests were to begin. Cell phones have become integral to protest planning. more inside
The .EU Landrush Fiasco What happens when you match an inept registry with crafty businessmen? The answer is a really large scam. This is what is taking place with the “landrush” introduction of the new .EU top level domain name.
Tangpagne. Good for if you're an exceptionally cheap drunk and/or convict.
Mangold Hurling - Thank you for your interest in ballistic root vegetables. Mangold Hurling is the sport of lobbing the mangold-wurzel. It requires skill, strength, alcoholism & cunning. Via Lactating Bivalves more inside
Thirty eight years ago, the Wahine went down. One of the worst storms in Wellington's history, with two cyclones colliding over the city, whipped up winds reported between 160 and 270 km/h in the Cook Straight and Wellington harbour; the overnight ferry from Lyttleton to Wellington sailed into the mess with tragic results.
Neato tunes! I thought that monkeydom might enjoy this page of mp3 goodies. Cool, weird music for you and your loved ones.

April 09, 2006

On the importance of Turkmenistan. Monkeys know and love the comic-opera dictatorship that is, when viewed from a safe distance, Turkmenistan. But did you know who Turkmenbashi has been hobnobbing with recently? Or why? The great game is being played there, with momentous consequences.
Vintage Chinese Calendar Cards
How to cook ramen noodles (Embedded YouTube video)
Somebody drilled a hole in a Florida nuclear reactor's cooling system pipe. Nobody knows who. Or why. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Meanwhile the DHS has arrested a little old lady in Arkansas for boarding a plane with a nailfile. We are all guilty.

April 08, 2006

The Orochen Foundation seeks to preserve the culture, language and identity of one of China's smallest ethnic groups. The Orochen were among the last hunter-gatherers in what is now the People's Republic. Post 1949 they were settled, and are losing their traditional culture as their way of life changes and outsiders move in to their homeland. more inside
Do you like Bananas? So do we. Do you like growing things? So do we. Well, now you can enjoy the Banana Farm Greenhouse. "It includes everything you need to get started growing banana trees of your own: banana tree seed pack, greenhouse, stones, planting mixture, instructions, info sheet and of course, a cute little decorative monkey." more inside
Jesus never walked on water, he walked on ICE! My mind blew at the randomness of this.

April 07, 2006

Bonobo's Bongos - very silly fun! Repeat the rhythm your bonobo buddy has just played on the bongos. Via.
Like hockey fights? Like hockey goons ? Then check out the Worst. Goons. Ever. more inside
Rats...ON A PLANE!!! With all of the (insert animal here) on a plane hubbub, I found this amusing.
From The Truth Makes for Strange Fiction Dept.: A new graphic novel called The Five Fists of Science has Twain and Tesla trying to save the world from Edison and J.P. Morgan -- a bizarro mix of truth and fiction, where the truth does most of the bizarring. (pdf preview available here, on a wonky connection.) Edison and Tesla, mano a mano! Tesla and Edison, battling for our future, in the past! Think that's scary, kids? AwROOOOoooOOOOooOO!
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