December 11, 2008

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.

December 03, 2008

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

November 19, 2008

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.

November 11, 2008

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. more inside

November 06, 2008

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

September 25, 2008

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

September 23, 2008

crazy4cult Artists inspired by cult films. more inside

August 19, 2008

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

August 15, 2008

Name That Disease! What do you win? A queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach! more inside

August 08, 2008

The Sh** Box. Well, it does what it says on the box. The ultimate in portable toilets. Almost definitely NSFW. Great corporate mascot, though.

July 03, 2008

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!

July 01, 2008

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

June 20, 2008

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

June 13, 2008

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

May 30, 2008

R.I.P. Harvey Korman. What a guy. more inside

April 29, 2008

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

April 24, 2008

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.

April 21, 2008

Plan 59 is a treasure trove of mid-twentieth-century images. more inside

March 14, 2008

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 inside

February 19, 2008

Five-Minute Films. The new movie Be Kind, Rewind inspires amateur filmmakers. more inside
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