Here's a nifty everything2 thread--originally in a Wired piece by Douglas Coupland, but I can't seem to find it right now--Statements that would be shocking to people living in 1975
. First published in 1995, but just like futurism, it gets better and better with each passing year.
Ooh, and an Ask Slashdot about laser eye surgery
. My favorite comment, by far, is this one
, which namechecks silicon-eyelet manufacturer Kaos Softwear
. Not surprisingly, I like laser eye surgery better in the company of subincision and tooth-filing than I do in the company of tanning beds and botox. That said, I like it best of all in the company of Steve Austin and Jamie Sommers.
Also, here's Commercial Closet
, about LGBT issues in advertising, and a collection of especially difficult (i.e., more accurate in higher ranges) IQ tests
Also, the Internet Archive is amazing. Yeah, yeah, I'm probably mostly telling people who already know, but just in case. Amazing. Getting better all the time, too, with things like Election 2004
video archives, Naropa Institute
audio and videogame speed runs
. And have I mentioned that Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools
rocks my world?
Ooh, and here's an entertaining Mefi
post about high-IQ societies
, and a Slashdot post
about MS looking to sell Slate. There is speculation
(passive voice) that Slate's Firefox recommendation
just might have something to do with it. Also librarian pickup lines
, and LIS terms that sound dirty
. "Members of group X do it in some humorous X-related manner."
And, via Game Critics
, here's videogame forefather (well, one of them) Ralph Baer interviewed in High Times
. Yes, that High Times.