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April 30, 2007

Anonymous, George: How Do I Tell Him I'm a Damn Dirty Ape? So, after years of posting to MonkeyFilter, I think I want to tell my husband about this place. more inside
The Case of the D.C. Madam Newsfilter: An attorney for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged "D.C. Madam," rejected accusations Monday that releasing a list of phone numbers used to dial Palfrey's high-end escort service amounted to blackmail. The "sexual albeit legal" practices of the "erotic fantasy service" in Washington D.C. has wags squawking over the potential names dropped in the 46 pounds of documentation released to ABC news. more inside
72% of Americans don't know plastic comes from petroleum. My father once pointed out that the root word of "ignorant" is "ignore." Yeeaaah...
Entertainment giant Sony launches the highly anticipated 'God of War II' game with the apparent slaughter of a goat? Electronics giant Sony has sparked a major row over animal cruelty and the ethics of the computer industry by using a freshly slaughtered goat to promote a violent video game. The corpse of the decapitated animal was the centerpiece of a party to celebrate the launch of the God Of War II game for the company’s PlayStation game consoles. more inside
Gah! Husband keeps sending me creepy films today. more inside
The artwork of Jacek Yerka. I'd really like to visit some of these places one day. more inside

April 29, 2007

Curious George: Motorcycle Helmets Hey motor monkeys, I got a question. I just got a bike, and a shiny new helmet. It's a Fulmer modular flip-face. I couldn't find anything online about weather they offer as good of protection in a crash as a standard full face. Anyone here know? Any opinions in general?
You kids get outta my airplane! Schnell! Airbus A380 evacuation - 873 people in 77 seconds (YouTube). Worth watching for the music and crazy Germans alone.
Images from the Museo de las Momias in Guanajuato. Rather disturbing images. Some backstory. Some more backstory. More (equally disturbing) images here and here. more inside
Crime Boss Crime comic books from the 40s and 50s

April 27, 2007

Password: MONKEY We're number six!!!!
Exquisite sea slugs - such variety! more inside
the french hate themselves even more than we do ...I knew it.
I am 8-Bit (2007) 80s video game inspired art
Jersey wants a national anthem and has launched a competition to find one. Besides the theme tune from Bergerac, the main serious contenders are Ma Normandie(mp3) and Hedley Le Maistre's Jersey, mon vie. more inside
Eli Lilly And Company Introduces Reconcile(TM) For Separation Anxiety In Dogs.
Come, the croaking raven doth bellow for revenge. William Shakespeare Clever Ravens - Masters of Deceit more inside
The Sea Organ - a coastal installation at Zadar, Croatia, designed by architect Nikola Bašić. It plays strangely beautiful music with the aid of the Mediterranean Ocean, wind, some polyethylene tubes and a resonating chamber. Sample.

April 26, 2007

Work in literature. "Joshua Ferris, author of an acclaimed debut about office life, goes in search of the workaday world in American literature." From the U.K. Guardian. If you're gonna turn off your TV this week, you'll likely be reading more than normal. Might as well read the literature Ferris looks at, like Bartleby the Scrivener (setting: 19th century Wall Street), Kafka's The Metamorphosis, The Great Gatsby, Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt, Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road, and George Saunders's Pastoralia.
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