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Recently Read: Preserving Artist Mary Nohl’s Home

Via Hyperallergic: A Single Woman Is a Witch: Battling to Save the Art Environment of Mary Nohl Over a period of 50 years, the artist Mary Nohl transformed her yard as well as the interior and exterior of her cottage into an environment that stands in conversation with the surrounding land, lake, and her childhood

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links for 2011-09-27

The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their 'Liberated Sexuality' – ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews These aren't those women. They're how dudes want to imagine those women would be — what Wire creator David Simon called writing "men with t*ts." They read like men's voices coming out of women's

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links for 2011-09-26

FlashZebra.com: Multipurpose Hotshoe Adapter (Item #0064) I may need this at some point… (tags: hotshoe flash camera photography) My second trailer: a flatbed this time, also based on Burley's kid trailer. I'm in the middle of building something roughly like this. (tags: diy bikeCart)

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links for 2011-09-24

Indianapolis Announces Really Embarrassing Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics | The Onion – America's Finest News Source (tags: Onion indianapolis) Why Women Aren’t Crazy — The Good Men Project It’s a whole lot easier to emotionally manipulate someone who has been conditioned by our society to accept it. We continue to burden women because they

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links for 2011-09-23

Scientists discover bisexual squid of the deep Yes, squids are bisexual. And promiscuous. Keep that in mind when that giant squid attacks your ship. You may have an out, if you're really cute. (tags: Squids bisexuals)

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links for 2011-09-22

5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race – Run For Your Lives A Zombie Infested 5K obstacle course. Protect your brain and run for your life. This is one race where your legs giving out are the least of your problems. Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind event, one part 5K, one part obstacle course, one

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links for 2011-09-21

Ruth Belville Greenwich Time Lady | The Mary Sue Equipped with a pocket watch that was certified by the Greenwich Observatory every week, Ruth Belville sold the time to the clockmakers of London. She performed this duty between the years 1836 and 1840, helping these clockmakers set their products according to the watch, which was

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links for 2011-09-16

iTunes – Music – Pulse – Single by Chi Sherman & Gabriel Harley My friend Chi has a spoken word single up on iTunes; you should check that out. 🙂 (tags: iTunes music spokenWord friends) Ultimate List of Superheroes and Villains Man, is that a big fat list. (tags: reference comics heroes villains art history)

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links for 2011-09-15

10 Revolting TV Shows That Need to Die | | AlterNet Television influences our culture and mental health. Here are shows that we need to kill like a virus. (tags: sexism misogyny racism greed childabuse)

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links for 2011-09-12

Online Comic Book Store for T-Shirts, Etched Glass, Statues, Graphic Novels & More | GoodGuyComics.com This site has quote a few wonder woman shirts in all sizes, not just tiny ones. Their selection for batgirl and batwoman is small, and they don't carry all the sizes I'd like. Also, I think some of their logos

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links for 2011-09-08

What we SHOULD have been taught in our senior year of high school – The Oatmeal All true, but the math is particularly funny. (tags: education cartoons) Hey, Bioware: Stop Crowdsourcing Your Gender Politics | The Mary Sue The Mary Sue illustrates how not to do crowdsourcing – don't let people vote on stuff that

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links for 2011-09-07

Fictional Food | Bringing food from page to plate! Recipes for fictional foods from books, television, movies and comics. (tags: recipes fiction books movies television) Fridge Horror – Television Tropes & Idioms Fridge Horror is, simply put, when something becomes terrifying after the fact. Maybe you thought about this or that plot point a little

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links for 2011-08-18

The Fashion of the New DCU This is a HILARIOUS critique of the new DC Comics reboot uniforms. I hope someone at DC reads this, because it's funny as hell. (tags: comics DCComics fashion superheroes) The COMPLETE definitive Catwoman origin Catwoman is one of the DC Comics heroes bereft of a identifiable backstory – many

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links for 2011-08-13

Amazon.com: Read Fantastic, Female-Friendly Comic Book Trades A list of female friendly comic book trades. (tags: DCComics comics graphicNovels Batgirl WonderWoman) Indiana Anti-Gay Lawmaker Offers Teen Boy $80 for Sex | The Bilerico Project D'oh! Anti-gay Indiana lawmaker gets caught in a gay sex scandal – and it's not his first time paying for gay

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links for 2011-08-11

Dangerous Minds | CAPTCHAs to keep idiots out of comment threads Genius. (tags: grammar humor design) The Elvis-Kiss Mystery-Solved! | Culture | Vanity Fair (tags: photography elvis mysteries) The Fantasy Novelist's Exam Or, how to make your fantasy novel suck balls. (tags: funny reference fantasy writing literature plots characters) Do Nothing for Two Minutes don't

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links for 2011-08-10

Vintage Clothing – Unique Vintage – Homecoming 2011, Swimwear & Bathing Suits – Bridesmaid & Wedding Dresses COOL clothes, and not very expensive either. Awesome. Look forward to seeing Stephanie dressed like this. (tags: clothes vintage retro shopping)

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links for 2011-08-08

Buffy's Marti Noxon on Joining Glee, Why Brittany is More "Evolved" Than Most – omg! news on Yahoo! Oh, great. Marti Noxon is embracing the junk science "sexual fluidity" bandwagon. Fabulous. My favorite show is going to make me froth with rage, I can just fucking tell. (tags: glee junkScience sexualFluidity BULLSHIT)

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links for 2011-08-05

Would you like to buy a monkey? — TheBloggess.com The Bloggess finds a stuffed monkey in a thrift store and proceeds to adopt it, despite the fact that it appears to be a serial killer monkey. Awesome funny. Why didn't I had her to my feed reader the last time I found an article she

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links for 2011-08-04

Pony Up Haters: How 4chan Gave Birth to the Bronies | Betabeat — News, gossip and intel from Silicon Alley 2.0. I love the ideal of 4chan. If I started getting on it regularly, I have a feeling I'd disappear there forever. Which would be lovely, but I really do have to accomplish things. (tags:

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links for 2011-08-03

Who is that hot ad girl? A blog that helps you find out who that hot chick in your favorite ad is. (tags: women advertising cool) Boobs Don't Work That Way Hilarious blog that critiques illustrations of women (primarily comics, but also other) and outlines why their renderings of boobs are wrong. Totally fucking wrong.

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links for 2011-08-02

Kinsey scale – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Given the frequent firestorms on lesbian websites about what is meant by "bisexual" and what is meant by "lesbian" I've started using numbers on the kinsey scale occasionally to make references to sexual orientation. Dunno if it helps any, but at least there's no dispute over definitions. (tags:

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links for 2011-07-29

Firefly Banjo Ukulele – Flea Market Music (tags: muic banjo ukelele) How To Explain What A Meme Is In One Image: Pics, Videos, Links, News The internet. It is all for you. Learn it. Know it. Grow. (tags: memes viralmarketing funny)

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links for 2011-07-27

The Most Hilariously Effective Signs Supporting Gay Marriage | Happy Place If you don't like gay marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies. (tags: funny lgbt marriage signs) The Science of Sexism: Primate Behavior and the Culture of Sexual Coercion Bonobos are as closely related to us as chimpanzees are

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links for 2011-07-26

#362947 color hex (tags: 362947 hexidecimal colors) The Positive Integer 362947 (tags: 362947 integers) The news coverage of the Norway mass-killings was fact-free conjecture | Charlie Brooker | Comment is free | The Guardian On Saturday morning I saw a Fox News anchor tell former US diplomat John Bolton that Norwegian police were saying this

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links for 2011-07-24

The Ol’ Switcheroo: A Consideration of Gender-Bending in Geek Culture | The Mary Sue Well yeah, because half the heroes I want to play are guys. (tags: cosplay gender genderBending) A Three Step Plan for Giving Up Diet Soda Part 2 – Aspartame Withdrawal and Sugar Cravings Interesting that a chromium supplement can reduce sugar

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links for 2011-07-23

Damn You Auto Correct! » The Top 15 Most Popular DYAC Texts Of All Time Making a fool of myself laughing at this out loud in front of others. You should too. (tags: iphone autocorrect lol) http://headjs.com/ "Non-blocking loading is the key to fast pages. Moreover Head JS loads scripts in parallel no matter how

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links for 2011-07-22

Neville Longbottom: How to Successfully Travel Through Matt Lewis (AKA Neville Longbottom) goes from goofy-looking kid to hot adult over the course of the Harry Potter series. Check out the photographic time line. (tags: HarryPotter movies) How Forever 21 Keeps Getting Away With Designer Knockoffs Between Urban Outfitters and this shit – obnoxious. (tags: ripoffArtists)

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links for 2011-07-21

BBC News – Americanisms: 50 of your most noted examples I'd like to get on this train with them. (tags: language english america linguistics) Defend Your Research: Hurt Feelings? You Could Take a Pain Reliever… – Harvard Business Review The University of Kentucky’s C. Nathan DeWall asked 62 undergraduates to take 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen

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links for 2011-07-14

Tattly™ Designy Temporary Tattoos — Welcome Awesome temporary tattoos you can purchase. (tags: tattoo shopping cool) George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire may turn out to be eight books instead of seven I don't care – I still enjoy it. It can be eight books. And it's clear from the Martin quote that

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links for 2011-07-13

Richard Dawkins Gets into a Comments War with Feminists – National – The Atlantic Wire Aw, Dawkins. I love you, dude, but you're going to lose this one, because for the first time in my hearing at least, you're dead wrong. (tags: feminism sexism gender skepticism Dawkins media)

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links for 2011-07-10

How To Break A Diet Soda Addiction: Tips From A Former (Diet) Cokehead Lots of great advice, including tips for Sassy Water and Italian Soda. (tags: soda nutrition health)

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links for 2011-07-06

Daily diet soda tied to higher heart attack risk – Health – Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com The study, which followed more than 2,500 New Yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than

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links for 2011-07-01

If Women Ruled World of Warcraft | The Mary Sue A bunch of World of Warcraft community Youtubers and Machinima makers (Machinimists? Machinimators?) got together to give us all a look at what personal interaction in WoW might look like if gender ratios were reversed and men were treated to some of the same stuff

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links for 2011-06-30

iPhoneTracker @ GitHub This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn't record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. (tags: tools visualization software privacy)

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links for 2011-06-25

Indiana Economy Stronger Than Others, but at a Cost – NYTimes.com The cost being that despite massive spending cuts and privatization, the economic realities of the country still exist here in Indiana – people are unemployed and businesses are not moving to the state to employ them. Unless they start, all the cost cutting in

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links for 2011-06-23

People Argue Just to Win, Scholars Assert – NYTimes.com Well, as an explanation for comfirmation bias, it makes sense. I guess. If it's supposed to. Heh. (tags: reason science debate rationality) And that’s why you should learn to pick your battles. — TheBloggess.com "So he loaded it onto a trolley, but Beyoncé was surprisingly unstable,

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links for 2011-06-21

8 Real Women Who Deserve Their Own Movies | The Mary Sue I'm effing in love with the blog "The Mary Sue." Can you effing tell that? Because I'm totes posting links to all their articles. And you should read this one too. (tags: funny history culture women movies) 11 of the most egregious lies

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links for 2011-06-19

'Glee': Six Join Writing Staff for Season 3 – Hollywood Reporter Awesome – Marti Noxon will be one of them, and Alison Adler is another; I really like both of their work.. This will do wonders for fixing the uneven story lines and making the characters more consistent. I'm really looking forward to next season. 

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links for 2011-06-18

Help the Cheerleader "A Silsbee High School cheerleader took her school to court when they kicked her off the squad for refusing to cheer her own rapist. The week of May 5, 2011 the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and is requiring her family pay the school $45,000 in legal fees." This site

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links for 2011-06-17

Eleven Doctors: Guess Which One Is David Tennant Damn it. I really need to make TeeFury my homepage so I see it every day. I can't believe I missed this shirt. Damn it. (tags: DoctorWho shirts) Petri Dish Jello | The Mary Sue Bookmarking for Halloween planning. (tags: science jello nerdy halloween)

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links for 2011-06-16

When You Lose Your Virginity, And When You Get Divorced – Jezebel Teen girls who's "first" sexual experience was rape are more likely to get divorced later on in life. (tags: rape sexuality relationships)

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links for 2011-06-11

Tracy Morgan's Meltdown? | News | The Advocate Lots more groups are sitting up and taking notice of the story (tags: 30Rock television homophobia) WHY I NO LONGER "LIKE" Tracy Morgan – A MUST READ A first-hand account of the rant that Tracy Morgan went into at a comedy show. Really upsetting to hear, and

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links for 2011-06-09

Blag Hag: Why is the G-spot still such a mystery? Because they're asking the wrong people, maybe? This isn't rocket science. Well, I guess it actually IS, but fortunately for me, I'm a rocket scientist, so I can tell you – yes, it's there. And I can show it to you. Grab a torch and

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links for 2011-06-03

Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies – ksl.com I kid you not this is the real news story: "FARMINGTON — While the state has yet to officially cancel any events involving horses that might have been exposed to a local recent equine herpes outbreak, owners and arenas are taking precautions. Because

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links for 2011-06-02

Giant Cardigan Sweater Big Enough for Two People | Geekosystem I totally want to make this – no joke. (tags: knitting) The 'Times' As Tardy Leader and the History of Women's Suffrage | The Awl Long and interesting article examining the New York Times editorial policies, and their role in reporting on women's suffrage as

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links for 2011-06-01

Effing Dykes: From July to the End of September Lots more on what lesbians wear to the beach. (tags: fashion Swimwear) Autostraddle — Autostraddle’s Swimsuit Issue: Butches, Bois, Femmes, Dykes, Grrrls and Otherwise-Identified Beachgoers What lesbians wear to the beach.  (tags: fashion Swimwear) Ninety gaffes in ninety years – The Independent Shit the Queen's husband

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links for 2011-05-28

Simple for beginners, rich for aficionados: How Starbuck’s drink framework and ordering language 
engage customers at all levels AKA Starbucks for beginners: how to figure out that menu. (tags: food language marketing)

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links for 2011-05-27

Why does everyone want to fix "Glee"? – Glee – Salon.com Lots of valid criticism here, too, Glee. And some good ideas for fixing some of the problems. (tags: glee television writing) Styling ordered list numbers | 456 Berea Street If you (well, your client) can live with list item numbers not having any special

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links for 2011-05-26

The Marriage Cure | NewAmerica.net There's no such thing as "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" – poverty begets poverty and no amount of hard work will guarantee that you break the cycle. Marriage isn't solution (tags: wealth poverty marriage race) Steven Tyler's Teenage Girlfriend Tells Her Side Of The Abortion Story – Jezebel Wow,

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links for 2011-05-25

Legislator Says Women Should Plan For Post-Rape Abortion, Since "I Have A Spare Tire" – Jezebel During the House's debate, Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a Mulvane Republican who supports the bill, told her: "We do need to plan ahead, don't we, in life?" Bollier asked him, "And so women need to plan ahead for issues that

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links for 2011-05-24

Doctor Who Artwork by Bill Mudron – Art Nouveau Amy Pond | Once Upon a Geek (tags: DoctorWho) The Bedtime Book for Guilty Parents — New York Magazine The bedtime book you don't dare read to your kids — "There’s a reason that the No. 1 title on Amazon last week was a still-unpublished rhyming

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links for 2011-05-21

Alice Austen: Early Female Photographer Alice Austen was one of the first American women to become a photographer, and the style she developed anticipated the genre of documentary photography. She lived the life of an independent, genteel woman during the Victorian Age, but she also defied convention and challenged stereotypes in both her work and

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links for 2011-03-26

Scott Adams (Dilbert), deleted post • tinysprout Wow, talk about an angry angry woman-hating man. What a sad little douche nozzle Dilbert's creator is. "The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone.

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links for 2011-03-03

Amazon.com: Panasonic Lumix 12.5mm f/12 3D G Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras: Camera & Photo How on earth did I miss that this existed? A 3-D lens for my camera. Holy shit. Add to wish list indeed. Sadly, I was just assuring Stephanie last night that I wasn't going to buy anything

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links for 2010-12-17

Some Shit I’m Sick of Hearing Regarding Rape and Assange « Kate Harding kate covers all the issues. (tags: rape women politics gender feminism) The Man Repeller I'm not sure whether I'm intrigued or repelled. (tags: fashion humor blogs) Winona Ryder, Mel Gibson & The "Oven Dodger" Joke Horrified. (tags: celebrity bigotry hate)

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links for 2010-12-16

Cable TV’s Top Shows For 2010: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ See? I'm not the only one who thinks you should be watching Rizzoli & Isles. (tags: television) A Call to Men An organization for men committed to ending violence against women. (tags: men activism feminism violence)

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Another thing I love about fanfiction.net

The site has great mobile stylesheets You can read on your mobile device, which is why I was the only blissfully happy person standing amidst a crowd of very disgruntled people for an hour and a half in the security line at La Guardia. So yes, I was basically reading what amounts to very light

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links for 2010-12-07

Oliver! FanFiction Archive – FanFiction.Net You know, I love fan fiction, but this is just too silly even for me. Come on, guys. (tags: fanfiction funny absurd)

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links for 2010-10-28

1970 Ford Paint Colors Bring em' back Olive. Last Stand Custard. Good Clean Fawn. Anti-Establish Mint. Counter Revolutionary Red. Knight White. Young Turquoise. There She Blue. Three Putt Green. Freudian Gilt. (tags: colors vintage funny)

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links for 2010-10-27

Citizenship for Students – United States – Coming Out Illegal – NYTimes.com Wow. A whole different perspective on undocumented residents. (tags: immigration) The Feministing Five: Rachel Maddow Fantastic interview with Rachel Maddow – I love her answers on some of these questions. (tags: feminism rachelmaddow reprorights journalism) FUCK YEAH Hipster kitty knew about it way

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links for 2010-09-21

Nation Once Again Comes Under Sway Of Pink-Faced Half-Wit | The Onion – America's Finest News Source "This particular pink-faced half-wit is at the height of his persuasive powers," Ellington said of the bloated, hateful multimillionaire. "By exploiting citizens' greatest anxieties during an uncertain time in our nation's history, the pink-faced half-wit has been able

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links for 2010-08-24

Final Letter in Katakana Among those who sortied from Chiran, there were few fathers who volunteered to be kamikaze pilots. Captain Kuno was one of these men. On May 23, 1945, the eve of his sortie, he wrote his final letter all in katakana [1] to his 5-year-old son Masanori and his 2-year-old daughter Kiyoko

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links for 2010-08-19

On Distraction | Alain de Botton Allowing our brain to go on a diet – to step back from the endless swell of information – is critical to us being able to engage with people and ideas that are important. (tags: ideas concentration focus) The New Right-Wing Smear Machine | The Nation How bullshit travels

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links for 2010-08-18

The nitty-gritty of whittling down your possessions – Boing Boing Now every purchase I make comes with a second-guess: Do I really need this? Like really, really need this? In the past year, "impulse buy" has left my vocabulary. I found myself buying fewer things, but also nicer things. On the whole, it's led me

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links for 2010-08-13

Everything You Think You Know About Mike Tyson Is Wrong: News + Politics: Details After reading through this article – nope. Everything I know about him is right. Rapist and Criminal. This is telling: "I went back to Brownsville with my reality-TV-show crew, they're doing a segment about my childhood racing pigeons, and Brownsville's all

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links for 2010-08-03

Disputed chemical bisphenol-A found in paper receipts The headline is misleading – there's nothing in dispute about BPA. It's toxic and unsafe. Since I first read about this, I started paying attention to where my receipts go. The ones that get dumped in my food bag at a fast food place are the most alarming,

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links for 2010-07-20

ProtoFluid – HTML5 and CSS3 Web App Prototyping Facilitates web app testing on various screen sizes, orientations and browsers. (tags: css3 html5 html testing)

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links for 2010-02-18

Economic Perspectives from Kansas City: Wall Street Still Doesn’t Get It An interesting perspective. Dunno what I think about it yet — "A Wall Streeter buys the life insurance policies of individuals with terminal illnesses, packages them into securities, and profits when the underlying collateral dies. In his most recent movie, Michael Moore documented the

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links for 2010-02-16

Get This: Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow : NPR "The fact that the oceans are warmer now than they were, say, 30 years ago means there's about on average 4 percent more water vapor lurking around over the oceans than there was, say, in the 1970s," he says. Warmer water means more water vapor

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links for 2010-02-13

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series stars a small lady who lives in an "upside-down" house in a lively neighborhood inhabited mainly by children who have bad habits. (tags: books children stories) Figure Skating Video, Schedules, Results, TV, News | NBC Olympics The all-important information we need to know for

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links for 2010-02-12

List of cognitive biases – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: science lifehacks psychology logic) May Wright Sewall – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Indianapolis' resident suffragette and feminist. (tags: feminism suffrage voting women) National American Woman Suffrage Association – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If you look at the section "background conflict" there are some really interesting

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links for 2009-12-09

EasyRGB – The inimitable RGB and COLOR search engine! Matches digital color numbers to actual paint colors (tags: tool colors design branding reference) ACORN Report Finds No Illegal Conduct | TPMMuckraker That's because it was all made up by Republicans. (tags: election2008 republicans corruption)

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links for 2009-12-08

École Polytechnique massacre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: history feminism misogyny crime violence) Lessons of the Montreal Massacre – thestar.com The Montreal Massacre was different. Lépine had a specific target: women. He blamed them for his own failures. His suicide note listed other women he'd set in his sights: a politician, a union leader,

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links for 2009-12-01

Go Away (tags: funny blogs writing letters) Edge: THE MOUNTAIN AND THE CLOCK "The entire Journey is actually a set up for the secret payoff. Having passed through the stresses of the Labyrinth the traveler is relieved to find the apparent payoff. But since the Apparent Payoff is anticipated, it can never be entirely satisfying.

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links for 2009-05-03

[link deprecated: http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/articleNew.aspx?id=77262 ] The Great Families – Indianapolis Monthly Prominent Indianapolis families (tags: indianapolis indiana history)

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links for 2009-02-11

Dow Drops Sharply Honestly, I really would like to punch Wall Street in the balls right about now. WTF? You don't think you're getting bailed out the way you want? Consider it punishment for getting us into this fiasco. (tags: economy news finance) #105 – Pretentious Indie Music Know-It-All « Oh, the temptation to send

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links for 2009-01-08

People Who Deserve It Socially responsible reasons to punch someone in theface. (tags: funny awesome blogs) Having a wonderful time, wish you could hear – Roger Ebert's Journal "Sita Sings The Blues — An animated version of the epic Indian tale of Ramayana set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw" — wow, I

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links for 2009-01-06

Flickr Photo Download: Air Force Blog Assessment Very nice assessment of how the Air Force responds to blog posts. Good rules of thumb for anyone, actually. (tags: blogging business comments) The Labyrinth Coalition – Labyrinths in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio (tags: mazes labyrinths)

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links for 2008-12-26

95 Old School Games You Can Play Online | AMOG – Alpha Males of the Group (tags: gamesVideo gamesOnline) Installation Art, Sculpture, and Public Commissions by Devorah Sperber, New York City (NYC) Really cool pixel art – similar in concept to the bottle cap art car we did. (tags: art pixel media) The Buzzwords of

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links for 2008-11-07

Motel Hell – a set on Flickr (tags: signs) death does come, of this we are sure (tags: architecture death memorial designCool inspiration designIdeas) Facebook | Karl Baden's Photos – Discreet Deaths Heads: a Collection Collection of Death's Heads (skulls) hidden in mystery novel book covers. (tags: bookcovers) The Best Inventions of the Year –

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links for 2008-10-16

The Gist of the ACORN Story If I successfully register Mickey Mouse to vote, on election day, Mickey Mouse will still be a cartoon character who cannot go to the local voting station and vote. Logically speaking there's very little way a few phony names on the voting rolls could be used to commit actual

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links for 2008-10-12

Ethics report: Palin abused authority – Decision '08- msnbc.com ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. (tags: election2008) Talking Points Memo | Weird. Sad. Surreal This afternoon on the

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links for 2008-10-11

Download Fire Vox A screen reader to test for accessibility for vision impaired. (tags: screenreader accessibility webdev) American Experience | The Murder of Emmett Till | People & Events (tags: racism politics) Make-Believe Maverick : Rolling Stone (tags: election2008)

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links for 2008-07-14

Anti-Gay Alabama A.G. Caught Being Gay No really? C’mon, this stuff is getting really old now. Can’t we just call all homophobes as gay and be done with it? That’s where we’re going anyway. (tags: homophobia politics equality) Global warming his the North Pole | Herald Sun FOR the first time in human history, the

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links for 2008-07-12

Bush to G8: ‘Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter’ After rejecting global climate-change targets, George Bush’s parting shot to the G8 summit. Yes, because the imminent collapse of our climate and destruction of human life is super funny. (tags: government news Bush corruption green) Quintessential TSA stupidity: taking airline cutlery away from a pilot yeah

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links for 2008-07-08

The Associated Press: FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses (tags: news health) Tiptoeing on Bush and Convention – NYTimes.com GOP doesn’t know what to do with Bush at the convention, given how unpopular he is, will he tank McCain? (tags: republicans election 2008) FOX News Doctors NY Times Photos – Political Machine Fox News

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links for 2008-06-27

Shocking new report shows one in five gays are victims of homophobic violence Well no shit. This is news? (tags: homophobia violence) Shakesville: Because They’re From Venus Melissa examines the phenomenon of why most internet hate mail comes from men. (tags: feminism misogyny netiquette)

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links for 2008-06-20

Report: Exams reveal abuse, torture of Guantanamo Bay detainees – CNN.com “We found clear physical and psychological evidence of torture and abuse, often causing lasting suffering” “There is no longer any doubt that the current administration committed war crimes. The only question is whether those who ordered to (tags: torture bush corruption politics) Flickr: Smithsonian

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links for 2008-06-19

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Thanks to 9/11, she’s outraged by decolonization “I am aware of all internet traditions.” Where the meme started. (tags: meme funny) Balloon Juice “I am aware of all internet traditions” explained. (tags: funny meme) Balloon Juice – Internet Traditions Parodies “I am aware of all internet traditions” parodied. (tags: meme funny)

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links for 2008-03-12

World Clock (tags: culture data census statistics) Guinness certifies giant crab cake – USATODAY.com That’s the awesome. I love it when people make big things. I should be working for the Guinness Book of World Records. Or the beer company, either one. (tags: bigThings news awesome) drupal.org | Community plumbing (tags: cms applications resources publishing)

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links for 2008-03-10

Train-ee | ExpressionEngine® Training by Boyink Interactive (tags: EE training) An Introduction to ExpressionEngine [on Geek & Mild] (tags: ee training) ElfCartel Wireframes (tags: design prototyping) PolyPage (tags: prototyping javascript design GUI) Cryptomundo.com » Evolution of Yeti (tags: illustration) I Love the Yeti: Yeti in Popular Culture (tags: awesome blogs culture)

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links for 2008-03-09

Average pay of mayor’s inner circle up 8% in Ballard administration | IndyStar.com Republican Mayor Greg Ballard has spent more money hiring top lieutenants for his administration than his Democratic predecessor did. (tags: Indianapolis local politics)

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links for 2008-03-08

Dumb and Dumber: An Essay and Its Editors – washingtonpost.com What bothers Allen about this picture is that these women reject, with every fiber of their latte-loving beings, the abstinence-only, father-knows-best, slut-shaming crabbed misogyny of the Republican right. (tags: feminism misogyny women journalism) Photoshop Disasters (tags: photoshop funny) From the Washington Post article: In a

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links for 2008-03-05

Forgotten Chicago (tags: chicago history urban retro) Schoolhouse Electric Co. Classic period light fixtures and vintage glass shades. Very, very cool, and very much in keeping with our house. (tags: lighting reproduction retro vintage architecture) Chicago World’s Fair | 1893 – a photoset on Flickr (tags: photography vintage history chicago)

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links for 2008-03-04

Steampunk Remake: Dave Veloz’s Keyboard and Monitor Very cool steampunk computer. (tags: cool steampunk design) The Steampunk Workshop (tags: awesome steampunk) Toronto Gay Weddings.com | Home (tags: marriage)

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links for 2008-01-06

keybr.com – Be productive, type faster! Sure. Right. (tags: exercise tutorials fun productivity) Traverse City Record-Eagle – Religion & Marriage: Some churches take stand on gay unions They won’t marry anyone, gay or straight. (tags: lgbt equality marriage rights)

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links for 2007-02-20

Lead-laden lunchboxes OK’d by government – CNN.com In 2005, when government scientists tested 60 soft, vinyl lunchboxes, they found that one in five contained amounts of lead that medical experts consider unsafe — and several had more than 10 times hazardous levels. But that’s not what they told the publ (tags: government health secret) The

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links for 2007-01-31

Hearts, Mending Broken Hearts – National Geographic Magazine As heart disease reaches epidemic proportions worldwide, researchers are moving away from the old “clogged-pipes” model to search for triggers lurking in our genes. (tags: health heart) American RadioWorks – Reports from a Warming Planet Photos and reports from eight places around the world illustrate the global

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links for 2007-01-14

putative.com: FedEx refuses shipment of made-up stuff, empty cans They didn’t like what was written on the packaging, so they refused to ship it, citing “homeland security.” Bull crap. (tags: mail security media) Mexicans OK gay weddings The northern Mexican state of Coahuila became the first in the country to approve gay unions yesterday. Mexico

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links for 2006-09-10

Lot 49: PodSigns: Hearing Reloaded Archives sign cue cards to show iPod users to communicate — like “do you know CPR?” and “Yo, there’s a line.” (tags: signs funny iPod) TheIndyChannel.com – Officials Reject Hanging Re-Enactment At Former Jail A history tour re-enactment of a 200-year-old hanging event is rejected by Corydon officials. (tags: funny

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links for 2006-06-27

A Treasury of Macrame Owls We had one of these when I was a kid. I imagine it got sold in a garage sale at some point or another. (tags: owls macrame crafts) 50 Most expensive cities The 50 most expensive cities in the world, according to the cost of items including housing, transportation, food,

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links for 2006-06-23

Reading Proust : In Search of Lost Time (Swann’s Way, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Prisoner and The Fugitive, Finding Time Again) (tags: Literature books proust) CNN.com – ‘Time’: Its time has come – Jun 22, 2006 the 25 most popular nouns according to the

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links for 2006-06-22

:Sharron Kraus: :Dark folk music for the new millenium: Recommended by my friend Rob. I need to listen to the mp3s I downloaded and then go back and download some more if I like them. (tags: music artist) Bird Chase Laser – Visual Bird Deterrent – Safe & Humane Bird Control A laser pointer designed

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links for 2006-06-21

Harrison Center for the Arts Located at 16th and Delaware, in my neighborhood. (tags: art museums artist Indianapolis) nuvo.net / NUVO Cultural Vision Awards When NUVO initiated the Cultural Vision Awards seven years ago, we had at least two goals in mind. We wanted to recognize individuals and organizations doing innovative work in Indianapolis. The

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links for 2006-06-20

The mysterious appeal of Garrison Keillor By Sam Anderson (tags: radio culture media) Slander and libel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Definition of defamation. (tags: law writing legal) FARK.com: (2113253) Photoshop theme: Separated at birth (tags: fark photoshop funny) Gasometer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I’ve seen several of these around, and always wondered what

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links for 2006-06-17

The Asian Parking Game Cool online game in which you try to park a smart car in a variety of tiny parking spots. (tags: onlineGames games flash funny) CBS: Big Brother 7 Website for the seventh season Big Brother. (tags: television) FreshBooks – The Fastest Way to Invoice Your Clients (tags: billing business software) On

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links for 2006-06-15

Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad Thing A must-read website for new parents who are thinking of baby names for their kids. Or drag queens trying to come up with stage names. (tags: baby funny names) CNN.com – Drug caches found in Home Depot vanities – Jun 14, 2006 Apparently, we should be shopping at Home

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links for 2006-06-14

The Universal Packing List A Generator that creates a list of items to pack for travel, based on you entering some information about the trip you plan on taking. (tags: travel tools howto packing organization)

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links for 2006-06-13

Students’ Device May Improve Chest Closure After Heart Surgery Interesting article on a new way to fuse the breastbone back together after heart surgery. (tags: biomed heart health) Treehugger: The 4 Stages of Global Warming Denial (tags: politics environment green) Haunted Indianapolis Ghost Walk (tags: history Indianapolis fun) Bacteria in Sun Tea Risk “Sun tea”

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links for 2006-06-10

Ann Coulter “Godless” Mrs. Betty Bowers Reviews Ann Coulter — And Her Book, Too. (tags: politics funny satire) Haven’t Been There, Haven’t Done That Reverse snobbery, in which a group of people try to one-up each other by talking about all the shows they haven’t seen, because they’re “above all that.” (tags: culture funny essay

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links for 2006-06-09

The Fantastic in Art and Fiction Coll old illustrations of fantasy images – angels, devils and other fantastic stuff. (tags: fantasy illustration horror art images) Dictionary of Victorian London Victorian History – 19th Century London – Social History (tags: history london victorian reference) Turn your $60 router into a $600 router (tags: router howto hacks)

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links for 2006-06-06

X-Tra Rant » Congressional Attendance : IN-07 Carson (D) This is a really interesting set of statistics — worth noting, definitely. Carson’s been accused of “poor attendance” but her record for the last two years shows no such thing. (tags: politics democrats Indiana) Pride Week at a Glance Pride events for Indianapolis. We might end

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links for 2006-06-02

English mnemonics – Wikiquote I’d need a mnemonic to remember some of these mnemonics. (tags: reference wiki memory) ILoveAnything.Com – Custom I Love T-Shirts and Apparel You type in the last word of the “I love ….” and they ship the shirt to you. I’d get a shirt that says “I love Stephanie” but that

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links for 2006-06-01

YouTube – Amazing R/C airplane demo Precision flight of a radio-controlled airplane, indoors. (tags: flying video radioControlledPlane) arc90 lab | tools: Sidenote Demo Adding sidenotes to your pages. (tags: css designIdeas) Minty Boost! – USB charger for your gadgets (tags: diy iPod hacks) kitten stuck in toilet Awww. At least he was rescued. (tags: cats)

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links for 2006-05-31

Tombstone Generator You can create a tombstone graphic — I refrained from filling one out for myself. I did, however, note the death of democracy in January, 2001. (tags: generator graphics signs) Blog Snobbery 101 | ara pehlivanian hee. (tags: blogging humor) graphpaper.com – Mom’s Design Advice: Take One Thing Off Great idea… (tags: designIdeas)

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links for 2006-05-27

Yokel – Directory of local stores and products. Yokel is a search engine for local “things”, similar to GoogleMaps and YahooLocal. The Yokel search engine helps comparison shop online for things you want to buy offline at local stores. Type in what you are looking for and the city or zip code you want (tags:

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links for 2006-05-26

Video: Hoosier Race Family Some folks in Speedway have their house all decorated for the race — complete with a firepit in the yard, surrounded by toilets for seating. Classy!! (tags: video)

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links for 2006-05-24

Tree House Home Tree houses that look like cartoon homes; a little off kilter and off balance. Comes with own tree! (tags: treehouse architecture art funny) List of fictional expletives – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: funny language wikipedia) Forty Media – Blog – Top Ten Stock Photography Cliches A great primer on photo shots

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links for 2006-05-23

Illusion of control – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is pretty funny, and explains why I think I control the weather. (tags: wikipedia) BillMonk (tags: finance management tools) Betty Bowers — America’s Best Christian. (tags: funny satire religion politics) unamerican 4.0 Interesting site for political bumperstickers and activist ideas. (tags: stickers shopping politics activism subversive)

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links for 2006-05-22

GarbageScout.com – Found treasure map – a recycler’s dream, a cheapskate’s best friend, and a dumpster diver’s companion (tags: freecycle cool google maps) Sandcastle Bundt® Pan (tags: wishlist Shopping cooking)

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links for 2006-05-20

Mac vs. PC System Shootouts – Apple 12″ iBook vs. Apple 13″ MacBook (tags: macbook) Persistent Vision 2006: Essential Queer Movie List (tags: glbt movies) Historical Sounds in MP3 Format MP3 audio of notable moments in history, including Apollo 13’s “Houston, we have a problem”, Albert Einstein explaining e-mc^2. (tags: mp3 history download) Freakonomics Blog

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links for 2006-05-18

Afterglow Studio :: The Work Cool light sculptures made from old junk and tools. (tags: lighting wishlist sculpture) IMA Marriage Exhibit Inspires ‘We Do Too’ LAMP Fine Arts Gallery hosts “We Do Too—Life, Love and Unions”, a collection of 20 photographs of families headed by same-sex couples taken by artists Mark A. Lee and Daniel

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links for 2006-05-16

Bristol and Bath – The Scale Collection – Kyle (tags: Shopping wishlist bathroom) Secret gov’t source tells ABC News: ‘Get new cellphones’ (tags: bush illegal spying) Hidden Wall Outlet Mini Wall Safe (tags: hidden house wishlist Shopping) Millennium Falcon Mac mini Mod (tags: mac mod starwars fun tutorial) ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott

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links for 2006-05-14

Fairy Doors of Urban Fairies in Ann arbor (tags: house architecture fairy fun) Garden Decorations – miniature doors and windows for fairies and elves (tags: shopping fairy doors house architecture)

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Recent News Items

Or, “Things That You Overlook When You’re Appendix is Exploding” Michael Savage, darling of the right-wing, got fired for saying he hoped someone would get AIDS. Good lord, you didn’t realize the man said stuff like this all the time? Did you listen to him at all before you hired him? Bush is exposed as

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The Mighty Organ

Here’s a cool website that appears to have just started up. The Mighty Organ. Three interesting articles that caught my eye right away – Roscrucians, the Gnome Liberation Front, and Dull Chic. I definitely bookmarked this. My list of stuff to do is getting much longer. But I am getting stuff done, so that’s cool.

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