January 09, 2015

The Freer and Sackler galleries - more than 40,000 works, the Smithsonian's museum of Asian Art is being made available to view online.

February 02, 2014

Birthright Israel - makes total sense and also slightly creepy. Ick factor....5 or so? and I'd guess a +2 bonus if you know what AIPAC stands for. via this tangential Crooked Timber discussion.

January 26, 2014

Alan Moore - quite an extended discussion with the author on various themes in his work.

January 04, 2014

Irreplaceable environmental records destroyed. Sent to landfill, dumped or burned. Part of Canada's story erased.

December 25, 2013

Australian sign language for holidays. via the comment section in a Dan Savage review of the introduction to Sarah Palin's latest book....I really like the internet. I really do. Best to all the monkeys!

November 03, 2013

Princeton University poll: Hitler is the greatest living person. From a poll held in 1939: Einstein came in second and Chamberlain in third.

October 25, 2013

I am shocked, shocked I say to hear that that well known conservative writer Edmund Burke was all too happy to have his old age comfortably provided for by the UK Government while writing against it doing so for farm labourers.

October 19, 2013

The DSM-5 reviewed as a work of dystopian fiction. "Something has gone terribly wrong in the world; we are living the wrong life, a life without any real fulfillment. The newly published DSM-5 is a classic dsytopian novel in this mold."

May 06, 2012

Whitney Music Box via

April 28, 2012

What Mormon's Believe. A flowchart.

April 22, 2012

Texts from Dog more inside

April 01, 2012

Mix maps, Facebook and geolocation and you get something like this. Creepy. Charlie Stross has more about it here.

March 09, 2012

Huge floods in NSW displace wolf spiders. Note for arachnophobes - lots of spider silk, plus one shot showing lots of spiders in a tree.

March 04, 2012

Cognitive enhancement from electrostimulation of the brain. Sounds amazing. more inside

February 25, 2012

Roll up roll up and Katamari your browser!

February 17, 2012

Greece rolls a 6 - one for the econ-junkie monkeys out there. It's the "Choose your own Troika program for Greece Adventure" more inside

February 14, 2012

A history of the sky for (almost) one year via Nicely complementary (I think) - the Toronto skyline through a pinhole camera.

February 11, 2012

A History of Ireland in 100 Excuses via

February 02, 2012

To my old master : from an emancipated slave to Colonel P.H. Anderson on being asked to return to Tennessee.

August 06, 2011

Let's do the time warp again - it's just a carriage return...to the left...and the typewriters don't have a 1. more inside
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