Archives: May 2007

links for 2007-05-31

“The LOLcky Horror Picture Show” by Elliott C. Evans Awesome! (tags: meme movies funny lolcats) Glomp – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Um, yeah, I had to look up this word after reading it on a something awful article about anime. I am enlightened. Somewhat. (tags: definitions) Fun with Google Maps satellite images « Route 66

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Route 66 Mapping

The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 – a great information website has “Turn by Turn” maps that identify where Route 66 is, since some of the original road is no longer, and most of it isn’t marked with highway markers anymore. Turn by Turn Route 66 in Google Maps – Some kind Google Earth enthusiast

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“I’m here to shoot a pilot”

Boing Boing is questioning whether this is actually true, but it seems to be making the rounds and has shown up on numerous news sites: Director Mike Figgis spent longer at LAX airport than intended. He’d arrived in Los Angeles, along with half the acting and directing world, for what is known as ‘pilot season’,

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links for 2007-05-30

Stop Homework Stop Homework is the blog of Sara Bennett, co-author of The Case Against Homework: How Homework Is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It. (tags: education children theory family) Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks

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links for 2007-05-29

The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 292 It never ends. But at least the idiocy is funny. (tags: conservatives republicans idiots politics)

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Big Things Photos – Back up and Running

My “Big Things” photo galleries are back up and running, finally, after some coding goofiness. In going through all the new photos, I realized I have hundreds of new ones to put online; I’m further behind on this project than I thought. But I have much easier ways to get them online, so that’s good.

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links for 2007-05-26

instructables : 4-leaf Clovers: A Finder’s Guide (tags: howto plants biology) Galls.com Catalog Law Enforcement Equipment – Public Safety Equipment – Law Enforcement Uniforms. Noted because it’s how some people have modded their vehicles to be “urban camouflaged.” (tags: clothes safety survival shopping)

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Al Gore’s Office

Check out how cluttered Al Gore’s Office is. (From Time Photo Series.) Nice monitor set-up. That would be awesome.

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links for 2007-05-25

just severe enough « passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers “If you leave the coffee pot low, you fail at life.” Stephanie should put this up in her office. (tags: funny) dk.com: DK Publishing Inc. Publisher of those cool image-rich reference books. (tags: reference books publishing education) Passive-aggressive behavior – Wikipedia, the free

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Working on my “Big Things” photo galleries

The lack of posting around here lately is because I’m reworking my “Big Things” photo galleries. I’m reworking the thumbnails to make them larger, but with smaller file sizes. I’m reorganizing them and making it harder for people to hotlink to the photos and chew up my bandwidth. I also have a bunch of new

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Joss Whedon on the “Honor” Killing of Dua Khalil

Joss Whedon recently wrote a long piece about the “Honor” Killing of Dua Khalil, and asked that it be posted on Whedonesque, an unofficial fan site of his work. I haven’t written anything about this event, although I read about it on several blogs, because it’s the kind of occurrence that leaves me chilled with

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links for 2007-05-22

Garden Supply – Planet Natural Store for environmentally friendly garden products. (tags: garden green environment organic sustainability) Poisoned Toothpaste in Panama Is Believed to Be From China – New York Times Great. Just great. (tags: food safety health) Color Oracle Designing for the color impaired. A tool to test your color palettes so that your

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Today’s Fortune Cookie

You will enjoy good health, you will be surrounded by luxury. I take it back fortune cookie – I believe every word you say, I swear!

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Unitarians at Arlington National Cemetery

Stephanie had some interesting news from her family today – Years ago when her Opa was interred at Arlington National Cemetery, his headstone was configured with the flaming chalice – the Unitarian Universalist symbol. Later her Oma was buried next to him, and recently her cousin Chip went out to visit them, and the flaming

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links for 2007-05-19

Google Maps – Old Route 66 Similar to the map I created, but mine shows our actual stops along the route. (tags: google maps travel history America) Popular names for twins, 2006 – Social Security Info Note how many of them have same initial letters. And some of them that are just too similar. (tags:

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links for 2007-05-18

ScienceDaily: Ceiling Height Can Affect How A Person Thinks, Feels And Acts “When a person is in a space with a 10-foot ceiling, they will tend to think more freely, more abstractly. They might process more abstract connections between objects in a room, whereas a person in a room with an 8-foot ceiling will be

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Random Facts About My Head

Attention, Everyone: My head measures 21 and 7/8ths inches around, which means I wear a 7 M sized hat, according to the Hats In the Belfry website. That is all. UPDATE: That is not all. Furthermore… Although I would never wear one, I really love these hats.

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Gardening

You’ll have to pardon me – this is on of those posts that’s just making notes for myself to refer back to later. Last night I planted in the front flowerbeds: 1 purple lavender 1 orange symphony 1 summertime pink charma 2 Dianthus – Confetti Deep Red 2 Dianthus – Spangled Star A seed packet

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links for 2007-05-17

Burma Shave and Route 66 Songs, Dust Bowl Books (tags: reference history) True Colors Tour 2007 – Cyndi Lauper, Erasure, Dresden Dolls, Debbie Harry “We should all have the right to live with the same dignity, opportunity, safety. It shouldn’t matter what anyone’s sexual orientation is.” — Cyndi Lauper, True Colors Tour, 2007 (tags: events

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

At the end of June, Stephanie and I are going to take her new Beetle, Phoebe, on the annual road trip caravan to Roswell, New Mexico – Roswell 2k. This year there’s a Route 66 version of the trip, which we’ll be joining in Chicago, along with several of Stephanie’s Beetle-owning friends. So we’ll drive

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My Past Falwell Greatest Hits

Joke posts about Falwell I posted in the past that are getting traffic now that he’s died. No guarantees on the quality of the jokes… The Theological Significance of Tinky Winky 5 Reasons Tinky Winky Can’t Be Gay The Top 13 Reasons Jerry Falwell Thinks Your Favorite TV Character is Gay The Batty Hymn of

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links for 2007-05-16

The Top Five Tools for Managing Your Mac’s iTunes Library > InformIT Number 5 on the list is what I was looking for – a way for us to use iTunes on 2 different computers by have the same music library. (tags: iTunes tools music productivity) Some Community Tips for 2007 | fortuitous Matt Haughey

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Jerry Falwell Dead at 73

According to CNN: The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television minister whose 1979 founding of the Moral Majority galvanized American religious conservatives into a political force, died Tuesday at age 73. Falwell was found unconscious and without a pulse in his office at Liberty University, the college he founded in Lynchburg, Virginia, said Ron Godwin, the

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links for 2007-05-15

Subtraction: The Failures Behind Success Khoi Vinh’s commencement address. (tags: inspiration webdesign) Bush challenges hundreds of laws – The Boston Globe President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it

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links for 2007-05-12

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Administration Withheld E-Mails About Rove (05/10/07) The Bush administration has withheld a series of e-mails from Congress showing that senior White House and Justice Department officials worked together to conceal the role of Karl Rove in installing Timothy Griffin, a protégé of Rove’s, as U.S. attorney (tags: hypocrisy lies bush politics) The Free

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Today’s Fortune Cookie

“You crave your lover when the two of you are apart.” Ooo la la! Hawt cookie! I couldn’t read it out loud to my co-worker – I had to hand it to her to read, lest I get a case of the giggles. (But I will be reading it out loud to my girlfriend later.)

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The L-Word’s Illene Chaiken

If you’re a fan of the show (or if, like us you’re really just a fan of Leisha Hailey) then this parody will be hysterical. (via Dorothy Snarker).

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links for 2007-05-11

Spiderman Personalized Video – Kideo.com This is just scary – have your kid’s head superimposed on a Spider-man cartoon. (tags: weird) Genes Take Charge, and Diets Fall by the Wayside – New York Times Lots of very interesting information here on dieting and weightloss. (tags: nutrition health food)

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Solar-Diesel Hybrid VW Microbus – concept car

I ran across a video on the Verdier Bus on YouTube, and had to google to find out more about what it is. Turns out it’s a concept car – a design firm put it together and it won a Special Prize from the Jury at the Caravaning Design Award 2006/2007. The Website for the

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Diverticulitis

Yes, I’m specializing in getting diseases (Diverticulitis, Pleurisy) that sound like things your great-grandma suffered from back in the 1800s. I plan on getting consumption next, followed by typhoid. Then I’ll start talking about my Sciatica. This is ridiculous. I spent the night in the hospital; Stephanie took me there after work because I had

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links for 2007-05-09

102 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Dogs | The Found Bin It is a myth that dogs are color blind. They can actually see in color, just not as vividly as humans. It is akin to our vision at dusk. (tags: dogs pets lists designCool designIdeas) fagbug.com – activism on wheels On April 18th,

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I try to be like Grace Kelly, But all her looks were too sad

Just getting some color ideas out there for something I’m working on… I could be brown I could be blue I could be violet sky I could be hurtful I could be purple I could be anything you like Gotta be green Gotta be mean Gotta be everything more Why don’t you like me? Why

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links for 2007-05-08

Wired 14.06: Fixer-Uppers Architects that build for the world’s homeless. How not Howard Roark of them. (tags: architecture charity) What the myth of mirror neurons gets wrong about the human brain. – By Alison Gopnik – Slate Magazine Mirror neurons are supposed to be “altruistic cells” in the mind that cause us to mirror the

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links for 2007-05-07

Travel USA Travel – Route 66 Travel Guide – USA Tourist Getting ready for our Route 66 tour this summer. (tags: travel tourism) Route 66: Links & Resources (tags: travel tourism) The Mother Road: Historic Route 66 (tags: travel tourism maps guide) Flickr: No Fact Zone.net’s photos tagged with LOLBERT Stephen Colbert’s version of lolcats.

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Books I’m In the Middle Of…

Every once it a while I can’t decide what to read, so I pick up more than one book and I have several of them halfway done; this is one of those times. Sword of the Guardian: A Legend of Ithyria (Legends of Ithyria) by Merry Shannon Actually, I finished this cheesy lesbian fantasy fiction

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links for 2007-05-06

Hearts & Minds – The Boston Globe Since Plato, scholars have drawn a clear distinction between thinking and feeling. Now science suggests that our emotions are what make thought possible. (tags: science psychology thoughts language) Swiss Graphic Design History – a photoset on Flickr (tags: posters illustration design inspiration)

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It’s Caturday!

And I R posting some of my favoritest LOLcat pictures for your entertainment, because I R not allowed to do anything and I R bored. These probably won’t stay on my site long. So enjoy them now.

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Cardiac Catheterization – good news

My cardiac catheterization went really well today. We found out that my arteries are clear and functioning great, and my heart’s in good shape. I have high blood pressure, which I will now be taking medication for. And we were already planning a heart-healthy nutrition and exercise program, so we’re already doing the right thing.

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links for 2007-05-04

IU Study: Content analysis of O’Reilly’s rhetoric finds spin to be a ‘factor’ A media study at IU determines: “Commentator uses name-calling more than once every seven seconds in ‘Talking Points Memo’ (tags: media politics research IU) Villains, Victims and the Virtuous in Bill O’Reilly’s “NO-SPIN ZONE” Statistical tables from the IU study. (tags: media

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A Partial List of My Pet Peeves

Posted today for your amusement/irritation, to be updated as necessary on future occasions. People who walk up escalators …especially when they ask you to move out of the way. Seriously – go take the fracking stairs, Sporty. I’m using the escalator for a reason. I don’t come over to your treadmill at the gym and

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links for 2007-05-03

Copykat Recipes Recreating favorite restaurant dishes at home. (tags: recipes reference food cooking) LJWorld.com – Lawrence, Kansas Very nice newspaper site design. Simple, clean, efficient. (tags: designCool inspiration) The Credit Card Prank John Hargrave ask “How crazy would I have to make my signature before someone would actually notice?” (tags: pranks security shopping funny identity)

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Sexed-up Hermione Granger

As Bil points out, for the IMAX promotional poster for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix” movie someone adjusted Hermione’s girl parts somewhat in comparison to the original movie poster, giving her some bigger boobs, a thinner waist and fluffier hair. I grabbed the picture he posted comparing the posters side-by-side, and overlaid

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links for 2007-05-02

MacKinnon: ‘Women are not human’ – The Harvard University Gazette In legal terms, women are not human, according to MacKinnon, who discovered that fact while parsing the language of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 1948 United Nations document defines what a human is, and what people are universally entitl (tags: feminism gender law

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Hot-Wing-Flavored Chicken with Ranch Sauce

from Healthy Soul Food Recipes, by the American Heart Association Serves 4; 3 ounces chicken and 2 tablespoons sauce per serving 2 tablespoons hot-pepper sauce, or to taste 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each), all visible fat discarded Vegetable oil spray 1

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OMFG – I’m on Joe.My.God.

This tabloid magazine photo I snapped on a knee-jerk reaction and then blogged about has been making the rounds of the internets; I swore I wasn’t going to do a “oooh, look how popular I am! I’m famous!” post, because that’s so lame. Plus, I’ve had other things to worry about. But today it’s on

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Michele Bachmann

“Any of you who have members of your family that are in the lifestyle – we have a member of our family that is. This is not funny. It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say this is gay. It’s anything but gay.” – Michele Bachmann, (R) Minnesota 6th District.

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FDA limits Chinese food additive imports

The FDA release from the FDA site. USA Today explains: The Food and Drug Administration is enforcing a new import alert that greatly expands its curtailment of some food ingredients imported from China, authorizing border inspectors to detain ingredients used in everything from noodles to breakfast bars. The new restriction is likely to cause delays

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links for 2007-05-01

Filler in Animal Feed Is Open Secret in China – New York Times For years, producers of animal feed all over China have secretly supplemented their feed with the substance, called melamine, a cheap additive that looks like protein in tests, even though it does not provide any nutritional benefits. (tags: dogs cats pets safety)

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