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June 07, 2006

Mentos & Diet Coke combine to make dancing waters of the first degree. Just stunning. (embedded QT video) more inside
Curious George: Cellphone City My "Mo-Bile" is on the fritz. Help me pick a new one! more inside
ascii pr0n, still almost sorta exciting after all these years. NSFW, if your boss squints a lot. (Note -- site includes obligatory ascii anime pr0n.)
Mad Jack Churchill Eccentric, but efficient, Fighting Jack Churchill brought his own special touch to everything.
Iowa! Land of mysteries! More, much more, inside! more inside
Squalor Survivors: Schadenfreude much?
Curious George: You bunt, too? I'm installing Ubuntu Linux on an old (Win98) PC. It's my first time with open source. What's good? more inside
I was Russell Crowe's publicity whore All the world's a stage, it seems, and an elite few are aware of the plot. We clueless extras are there to be deceived, abused and bullied into playing our parts, for the show that celebrates the stars must go on.
The Monkey Chow Diaries: "On June 3, 2006, I began my week of eating nothing but monkey chow: "a complete and balanced diet for the nutrition of primates, including the great apes.""

June 06, 2006

Don't. Move. Your. Eyes. Original Optical Oddlusion Offers Ocular Orgasms. Ok, so 'oddlusion' isn't a real word, sue me.
Meet your new excuse Yet again not just devaluing people with actual mental problems, but also the effects that modern society has on people, and the need to take personal responsibility, Intermittent Explosive Disorder (or road rage) has now been classified as a mental disorder, and should be showing up as a legal defense in 3... 2... 1... "People think it's bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don't know ... is that there's a biology and cognitive science to this," said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago's medical school.
Curious George: Pittsburgh I just got a job in Pittsburgh, and I'm going there either later this week or early next week to go look for a place to live. Can any monkeys offer advice? more inside
Au Revoir To Foie Gras? Next lobster, next rabbit. Myself, I believe I'm lucky to find myself on top of the food chain. I think God created rabbits and ducks for me to enjoy. And soft-shell crabs. Cruel, or just plain bad for you?
Homer Simpson: Philosopher of Our Age? . . . That's why it is no coincidence that the most insightful and philosophical cultural product of our time is a comic cartoon, and why its creator, Matt Groening, is the true heir of Plato, Aristotle and Kant. BBC article (print version) on why a cartoon character, and no other kind, is a perfect vehicle for philosophy today. more inside
Bohemian Rhapsody. Considered by many to be one of greatest singles ever. It was one of the first to utilize a promotional music video[YouTube video] and it reached the Top Hits List not once, but twice. What about this amazingly complex piece of music has captivated so many people and continues to today?
6/6/6 It's the Day of the Beast! Figure it out, Einstein! Here are some handy Greek & Hebrew alphabet guides to help! LOOK FURTHER IF YOU DARE more inside
Curious Globetrotting Husband George: #2 has another question for y'all. He's been asked to attend some training in Chicago around June 26th, and is trying to find useful work-related stuff to do at the same time. Does anyone know of or can anyone recommend any embedded software, software process or safety system-related conferences in the US around then?

June 05, 2006

Hollywood baby names! Those wacky Hollywood celebs are giving their fashion babies all sortsa kooky names! See if you can come up with some new ones! more inside
Hello Sooty! You pig! Bow-chicka-bow-chicka-bow!
The Fenian Raids. This weekend marked the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway. The plan was for members of the Fenian Brotherhood to either hold Canada hostage for the ransom of a Free Ireland, or to create a New Ireland, nobody's quite sure. more inside
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