The Single-Link Video Thread Occasionally, I come across a video I think Monkeys would find interesting, but which falls into an awkward category. There’s no thematically-related thread to post it in or it’s too interesting to bury in a older related thread, but I don’t feel it’s significant enough to warrant an FPP of its own. I know opinion is divided on single-link video FPP’s; heck, even my own opinion is divided on the matter. So, I thought I’d put up this thread for a couple of videos I wanted to link, and for a place for others to do the same if they want.
Alarm Clocks for the Waking-Challenged Fun blog post roundup of clocks that give you that extra kick in the pants to get up. more inside
WSJ: Rich Cut Back on Payments to Mistresses. According to a new survey by Prince & Assoc., more than 80% of multimillionaires who had extra-marital lovers planned to cut back on their gifts and allowances. Still, only 12% of the multimillionaire cheaters said they plan to give up on their lovers altogether for financial reasons.
Curious George Goes Back to School. I need a book recommendation. I need to read and review a book about nonfiction writing. My instructor is one of those types who won't give you any kind of guidance about this sort of thing because
she's lazy she's flaky she wants students to make their own choices, which of course always turn out to be wrong. It's a real stab in the dark, which is what I'm tempted to give her instead of a review.
Ben-Hur Live! A stage production of the epic Charlton Heston film Ben-Hur is to open next year in London's O2 Arena. Ooooookaaaaay. more inside
Thsrs., The Shorter Thesaurus. Why perambulate when you can walk? Why walk when you can go? Why be succinct when you can be terse? Why be terse when you can be curt? more inside
Movie Poster Fonts: Can you guess the movie from a single letter from its poster? I only got 7/46. Surely you cinephile and typesetter Monkeys can do better! more inside
The Sh** Box. Well, it does what it says on the box. The ultimate in portable toilets. Almost definitely NSFW. Great corporate mascot, though.
Digging a hole to China? Use the Map Tunneling Tool to figure out where you'd really end up if you dug a hole through the Earth's core. Apparently, I'd come out somewhere off the southwest coast of Australia. Antipodean Monkeys, keep watching the waters!
Fish School! My officemate got one of these at a conference last week. The best part of the web site is the video. And they have a live streaming FishCam! more inside
Are you Marriage Material, 1930's Style? This month's edition of the psychology magazine Monitor has an amusing article about a psychometric scale designed in the 1930's for rating the quality of your wife. more inside
The Vatican goes Broadway! The Vatican is staging its first ever musical next week, a dramatisation of the life of the Virgin Mary. more inside
One-Woman Animated Feature. Sita Sings the Blues is a new feature-length animated film. Aside from its gorgeous art and music, it's remarkable in that all the animation was done by one woman, both by computer and by hand. more inside
Barbie Massacre Barbie Massacre is a photo blog run by six nice ladies who enjoy staging grisly crime scenes with Barbie® and other dolls. N. S. F. W.
Tommy Westphall's Mind: A Multiverse Explored. An incredibly intricate diagram and key showing how 282 TV shows link to the St. Elsewhere universe via character crossovers, and therefore only existed in the mind of one autistic child. more inside1 2