Florida Holiday Monkey Meetup Melinika and I were chatting on #mofirc about December meetup action around the weekend of the 18th. more inside
The Institute for Creation Research , a San Diego-based "Christ focused Creation ministry where science and the Bible are fully integrated." Check out their graduate school.
The Alternate History blog. "Important events in history that never happened today." [via the Daily Illuminator at Steve Jackson Games]
No Child Left Behind: The Test A pretty good primer on the aims and effects of NCLB, in standardized test format.
Joey the Midwife: An Adversising Agency Featuring innovative branding strategies such as "Space noises." Find Joey's work for Nissan at my new fighting technique is unstoppable.
A gallery of sexually modified stuffed animals (kind of NSFW), found via die puny humans. If you don't know what a plushie is and you don't want to know, then don't click on this link to the alt.sex.plushies FAQ.
A geek's dream wedding. I'm so conflicted... is this completely appalling, or totally rad? more inside
The History of Eating Utensils The Rietz Food Technology Collection, housed at the California Academy of Sciences.
The Beaufort Wind Scale Invented in 1806, and its descriptions are strangely touching.
Beastly Garden of Wordy Delights Contains plurals, collective nouns, sounds, gender designations and offspring names for various animal species. Interesting resource.
Furious George and the Cross-Country Crime Spree A rather addictive game featuring a lovable monkey and heinous criminal acts. Travel from state to state! Commit atrocities! Rack up points!
They Might Be Downloads John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants recently gave an interview to MSNBC wherein he makes some interesting observations about the future of music. One way in which TMGB is challenging the current paradigm is by securing the digital rights to their music, and selling mp3s of their latest recordings (and recordings of entire concerts!) on their website. more inside
Links to new Gmail applications Some of these seem potentially great, and I'll no doubt be playing around with a few of them. [Via MeFi]
Badbossology Protecting people & companies from bad bosses.
The CSS Zen Garden "A demonstration of what can be accomplished through CSS-based design. Select any style sheet from the list to load it into this page." There are some wonderful examples here of what CSS can do when used by talented designers.1 2 3 4