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May 29, 2009

Cat Yodeling My wife made me post this.
Are Men Smarter than Women?

May 28, 2009

Do blind people prefer blondes? This Beeb magazine article was insightful for me. more inside

May 27, 2009

The Ten Doctors , a webcomic romp through time and space featuring all 10 incarnations of Doctor Who and all your favourite companions and villains, ended today after 247 pages, a near-superhuman achievement by Rich of Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic fame.

May 25, 2009

Notfertiti - a modern fake or an ancient portrayal of Queen Nefertiti?
What kind of battery should you wish for? The boring old matter anti-matter E equals M C squared kind? OR the pulling atoms apart kind?

May 24, 2009

A collection of medical instruments . The silver plated ear trumpet is quite something. As is the nipple shield. more inside

May 23, 2009

Coffee or ... (SLYT) more inside
PARO - the therapeutic robot baby seal. (and an entirely unrelated warning)

May 22, 2009

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild - As well as establishing a private zoological museum at Tring, Rothschild also established the edible dormouse or Glis glis. He was a big fan of the cassowary and author of Birds of Laysan.

May 21, 2009

"I chose the potato to portray human faces because of the many striking parallels".

May 20, 2009

What's next for Willem Dafoe? After his role in Lars Von Trier's AntiChrist the edgy actor has again exerted his penchant for imponderables. The recent screening at Cannes evoked violent reactions from armchair aesthetes in response to disjunctions of sexuality. The weighing of losses? Could that be the message intended? I haven't seen this yet, but expect it will put me well outside my comfort zone. more inside

May 19, 2009

A Field Guide to Highway Interchanges: Part 1 and Part 2. Wow.

May 18, 2009

Curious George: Windows vs. Mac It's time for a new computer and I am seriously torn... If Windows, what kind of machine? Is Mac really worth the extra $$$? more inside
Transit duration: 0.8s Transit bandwidth on Earth: 5.6 km. Altitude: 600 km. Speed: 7 km/s (25000 km/h). Length of Atlantis : 35m, length of Hubble : 13m. via
Hopefully, nobody we know... It's the weekend, ok?

May 17, 2009

A GQ article on Donald Rumsfeld . The throw up in your mouth interesting bit is the dozen or so cover sheets for the daily Iraq War intelligence briefing. Each with its own passage from the bible. The slide show on the main link isn't working for me, but you can see them by incrementing the image numbers in the URL of the second link. more inside
There's a zombie on your lawn! Plants vs Zombies. It's a very cute, horribly addictive game. Download for an hour of free play, or create your zombified avatar on their website. If, like me, you are hooked after half an hour, you can get it for $10US from here. Hopefully in the demo version you get to see the Michael Jackson zombie.

May 15, 2009

Awkward. Awkwaaaard more inside
Unemployment got you down? If you already have a prescription for Viagra, and then lose your job, Pfizer will keep your head up high for a whole year, FREE!