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July 30, 2009

Man Robbed at Gunpoint While Receiving Oral Sex more inside
The photography of Tim Flach A collection of animal photos (Flash). more inside
Big printer needed. It's becoming pressing. This linocut (8 months of work and counting...) of Paris is 1.5m x 1.8m and now nearing completion.
Emails from Crazy People: from the same people who run FailBlog, it seems.

July 29, 2009

FOX News - still doesn't know where it left its atlas.

July 28, 2009

When they cut the sacred groves, the Mayans doomed their civilization. They were practicing good forestry management. “They were not allowed to cut down what we’re calling the ‘sacred groves. Then that changed," according to paleoethnobotanist David Lentz's new study."With no trees, you lose water retention in the soil or aquifers so the ground dries up and then there is less transpiration, so therefore less rainfall as well." Agriculture failed. Strangely, we seem to be on the same path today... Can no one stop rampant over-development? more inside

July 26, 2009

Three lights and the sun. Pulling together a portrait, starting with the sun. The muted colors and the overall feel of the shot that began forming in my head was not something that would interest my client, but I decided that it was worth exploring for myself. via

July 25, 2009

Indian school for rogue monkeys: Wildlife officials in India plan to build a special school to improve the behaviour of delinquent monkeys. [Via]
Dog Malfunction - You may have seen this YouTube clip of a hideous little stained poodle dog masticating its own tongue in a deranged manner and ululating like an angry duck with a cleft palate, well, there's also Dog Malfunction 2 (a classic which has birthed its own line of meme shoots). But now, friends, enjoy Dog Malfunction - Jazz Version. ALL YOUTUBE.
Warning: Oversize Load Ahead On a per-turbine basis, the cost of transportation and logistics generally varies from around $100,000 to $150,000, said John Dunlop, an engineer with the American Wind Energy Association.

July 24, 2009

The Secret Garden of Mutabor [flash]. Hello Stranger, we need your help. The Secret Garden of Mutabor is in great danger. You just came in time to save us!

July 21, 2009

In Light of Nalanda.

July 20, 2009

Why information is its own reward - same neurons signal thirst for water, knowledge.
Test scores, affirmative action, and actual potential, or while I might do very well on standardized tests, I'll never be as smart or as successful as many people who do not.

July 19, 2009

There has to be an easier way to design a font than hiring a racecar driver to drive the shapes of the letters. But that's how they made the "iQ font" (download).

July 18, 2009

Starwho? Whatbucks? NOT Transformers, but Starbucks in Disguise.

July 16, 2009

God's sick little joke, she said... Surgery is a serious step (and well I know it). What would happen if Universal Health Care was as *good* as that for which military wives can elect? Magnified by millions? Yet the horror stories on the OTHER side might be even worse. Bleeding livers that go untreated, etc. Anybody got a solution to this mess? Or might they like to share some other cautionary horror stories?

July 15, 2009

Crowdsourcing Star Wars A New Hope cut into 473 15-second clips, each re-made by enthusiasts, edited back together.

July 14, 2009

Vase Breaker Tuesday productivity aid. A smashing game!
Ada Lovelace - a very nearly completely true account of her origins and life.
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