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Saturday, October 30, 2004

  Nightscapes by Martin Wolf Wagner.

  Morbid humour at it's best: the delightful Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. Via Incoming Signals.



Friday, October 29, 2004

  How to help someone use a computer.

  Remains of 'tiny humans' stun scientists. So does a cattle prod if used correctly.

  Those of us outside the US can view the Bush website by anonymous proxy. Via The Presurfer.

For the sake of balance, here's Kerry's.

  Experts investigate secret 'Templar tunnels' under Hertford.

  Did Gutenberg really invent the printing press?

  Turing statue unveiled. About time too. I'm opinionated today. It feels good.



Wednesday, October 27, 2004

  How to make a toga. Via growabrain.

  The Mad Gasser of Mattoon: How the press created an imaginary chemical weapons attack.”

  Not content with giving mice Prozac, scientists are getting bees drunk. What next, rabbits on ecstasy?

  The Nike Zvezdochka. It's a shoe with holes in.

Wooden shoes here.

  Street memes.

  Newborn mice given Prozac grow up depressed. Well, stop giving it to them.

  The concrete sound mirrors of Dungeness. Via Things Magazine.



Tuesday, October 26, 2004

  Ask any question! Allexperts.com.

  Project Honeypot.

  As if this wasn't scary enough. I hope this Blade Runneresque site is a hoax. It must be. Mustn't it? Perhaps it's advertising a film? Please tell me it isn't true.

  Nuclear engine developed.

  Krell machines to come? Electric currents boost brain power.

  The story of Delia Derbyshire - who recorded the first Dr Who theme - via I Like.

Delia Derbyshire

  The Turkish Star Trek.

  Robot combat vehicle.

  John Peel is dead.

  Camera oddities.

  Skulls in Culture.

  The American's guide to speaking British.

  Well excuse me, princess.

  Finding information on the internet, a tutorial by the University of Berkeley.

  The public are no longer "strangers," apparently.

  Are they mad?

  Ambidextrous polyglot.

  The platypus is officially weird. Via Fortean Times.

  The home page of Peter Falk.



Monday, October 25, 2004

  Thinking of England: Victorian sex myths.

McCain on courage.

Both via Bifurcated Rivets.

  An interesting precedent, perhaps.

Update.

  Celebrating the universe's 6000th birthday.



Friday, October 22, 2004

  Urban exploration.

  The wacky world of Japanese ice cream.

  Virgin Galactic.

  Balanced rock sculptor Bill Dan.

  More Cordwainer Smithery - rat's brain cells used as a neural network.

  The decline of fashion photography.

Fashion photography

  Swearing makes you impotent. Apparently.

  The things we used to believe.

  Complete lunacy.

  Photographs of the analemma.



Wednesday, October 20, 2004

  Tilting Taj Mahal.

  A link I had to click, then found a little disappointing due to the original image I'd had in mind.

  First World War photographs - in colour. Via Cynical-C.

  The blog of Ripley the cat.



Tuesday, October 19, 2004

  A kinder, gentler Khan. Which reminds me... did you know that William Shatner is 73?

  Coin-shrinking using huge magnetic fields. William Shatner is 73?

  William Shatner's new album "surprisingly good." Via boingboing. He's 73!

  Better than batteries: micro gas turbines.

  Saviour of conversation: the TV-B-Gone.

  Betty Hill is dead.



Monday, October 18, 2004

  Dysfunctional postcards from candygenius.

  Classic animation of Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, narrated by James Mason. Needs RealPlayer, unfortunately. Via I Like.

  I've been trying to remember the name of this character - and find the artist's name - for ages. Childhood memories. Sigh.

  Zathras is dead.

  Norman Wisdom has retired.

Norman Wisdom



Sunday, October 17, 2004

  A gallery of vintage microphones.

  Folklore and mythology online text. Via Incoming Signals.

  What history teaches us about genocide, is that nobody really cares.



Friday, October 15, 2004

  Mr Grimsdale!

  Giant virus may qualify as 'living organism.'



Thursday, October 14, 2004

  Can music incite murder? Perhaps this may answer the question.

  Some light reading: wars, massacres and atrocities of the twentieth century.

  Mystery blast in Manchester.

Update: a clue.

  Down with 21st century philistinism!

  How to kill a website with one (hotmail) email - the most shocking part of this story is what iFast did.

  A timely perspective? Steyn on Britain.

Oh good, that'll help.

  Hmmm... yes, but have they forgotten the reason why light pens went out of fashion? They tire your arms.



Wednesday, October 13, 2004

  I just received this email:

Call out Gouranga be happy!!!
Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga ....
That which brings the highest happiness!!


Update: it hasn't worked yet.



Saturday, October 09, 2004

  Harder than diamond.



Friday, October 08, 2004

  Via gromblog - don't let it get your cursor!



Friday, October 01, 2004

  Meet the Freegans. Via Boingboing.