I've mentioned 'em before
, but here are this year's Dumbest Moments in Business
. Also, via slashdot
, a CNN
article about complicated consumer electronics and poor confused saps such as myself.
I like this person's weblog
. And here's blacktable.com
, which is... hmm... well, I like their turducken how-to
Al Franken tackled a LaRouche supporter at a Dean rally? What the
Here's an Ars Technica article
about Apple, mini iPods and pricing strategy. Here are comments, from Ars
: media preservation--CDs
, from NIST, and others
, from the LOC.
Here's a Rolling Stone interview
with Justin Frankel (of Nullsoft/Winamp/Gnutella/etc fame). Here are /. comments
Ha! Ha! The bombs are bursting!
Fire! Fire! In English it's fire!!
Fu Fu! The bombs are increasing!
Hey! Hey! Let's make fires of peace!
Somehow we're always involved
All this time, being either cold or sweating
There are many things to decide
I'm at the edge of a cliff (Hah ha~)
If I have to, I'll do it, regardless of how many times
Raise the power! (Yes~!!)
If I don't do it, who will?
I'll answer the call for hope.
3,2,1 - I won't forget this even when I become an adult.
3,2,1 - Your heart is bursting because you're invincible.
Today and tomorrow
I'm at the edge of a cliff.
Ba! Ba! Babibube bombs!
Good good! Good looking fire!
Pu! Pu! What about fractions?
Bey! Bey! I'm learning about fire!!
--translated lyrics to 'I'm at the Limit,' opening music from Bomberman Jetters
(NA GC version: 1/29/04), via this faq
and fansub group Anime Kraze
Via mefi, some Princeton kid's Generic Rap Song
. Call it a parody of the intellectually-and-artistically-bankrupt style that, y'know, some fools be spittin'. The song/video/essay? I don't necessarily think it's all that, so to speak.
Via mefi, abandoned bikes
Here's a mefi post about damaged books and marginalia
. Oh, the things I've seen.
Also, two crime novelists I like: Andrew Vachss
and George Pelecanos
. Also, I'm a huge Jim Thompson
fan, but, like, guh. The man is the Elvis of crime fiction.
And, two different mefi threads
about Bush and education in Texas (check the first thread for links to anti-five-paragraph-essay arguments
). Here are the main articles referenced, from 60 Minutes II and the NYT
Also, in the both-Slashdot
category, anti-pomo-litcrit stuff from a hard scientist--in this case, an engineer
Library worker stuff--refgrunt
, and refgrunt
. I love it, though I still want to find or start an lj group for, like, stupid patron stories.
Even if I didn't like Bob Dylan, I'd still think this Annotated Blonde on Blonde
was superfly fresh.
, a directory of 24-hour and late-night places.
The Onion AV Club's Pathetic Geek Stories
has its own site.
Some random guy hates
Here's a Washington Post article about the Bush twins
I don't like streetlights--I like stars. These folks
agree. "Everybody doesn't agree with you--you agree with everybody."
Here's an article about Athlon coolers
. I'll need it when I get that Shuttle. Oh, fractious day.
And, lastly, the Creative Commons
people. Should I publish this weblog under this license
thread contains references to Child's Play, Penny Arcade and that NY Post article
about GTA. Metafilter covered many of the same topics here
. Same story with the popular "What You Can't Say
." Here's /.
coverage. Ooh, and from Harper's via mefi
, A History of the Iraq War, Told Entirely in Lies
. And more from mefi, misappropriated retrocrush content
, and the art of the cigarette paper
Here are memepool posts about libraries
Here's a weird article
from Tom's Hardware, seemingly suggesting that people try to become white-box PC vendors. Here are slashdot comments
"They go to an all-night emergency waiting room run by Dr. Nick, they ask Smithers if they can go ahead of him. He replies, "Uh no, I'd really rather get this taken care of." He's standing up, while everyone else is sitting which I believe to be a very subtle reference to the legendary problem gay men supposedly come to emergency rooms with, namely having a foreign object in his anus he is unable to remove."
That's not a subtle reference, you dolt, it's an anal fixation. And it's not in the show--it's in your head. Via mefi, this site
seeks to explain ostensibly-obscure Simpsons references like Chez Geuvara's and 'Ich bin ein Springfielder.'
Also, here's Lake Superior State University's annual list
(way to make news, LSSU) of Banished Words
. 'My bad': played out since 1998. I was sick of 'my bad' ten years ago, and I just heard a coworker use it the other day. I'm reminded of that Straight Dope
slogan--Fighting Ignorance Since 1973 (It's Taking Longer Than We Thought).