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For You Skiers: How to Blow a Knee Properly

Ouch! Ick!

posted at 4:36 pm
on Dec. 29, 2006


If Real Men Ran the World…

A list by Chris Erskine.

posted at 4:47 am
on Dec. 29, 2006


Do NOT Buy a Horn for Your Child

Or this will happen to you -- listen to the sound clip.

posted at 1:12 pm
on Dec. 24, 2006


Monique is Cured of Her Food Allergies

It's astounding. Truly, truly astounding. And I've seen both the before and after reaction.

posted at 1:07 pm
on Dec. 24, 2006


Santa’d Better Watch Out! Will He Be Laid Off?

I love Joel Achenbach -- holiday humor that's actually funny.

posted at 9:37 pm
on Dec. 23, 2006


Use TCP Port 587 For Mail Submission

Is this true? Does anyone do it?

posted at 3:32 pm
on Dec. 20, 2006


A World of Panoramic Photos from 2006

All from the trip of Lee and Satchi. It's a beautiful collection.

posted at 11:09 pm
on Dec. 19, 2006


Riddle: Pi, a Mobius Strip, and Operation Enduring Freedom

What are three things with no end in sight...

posted at 4:05 pm
on Dec. 19, 2006


A news report on The Blasphemy Challenge

Here's The Challenge itself.

posted at 12:46 am
on Dec. 15, 2006


Tehran International Trade and Convention Center, Conference Schedule for 2007

Worth a chuckle. You have to know that Iran is sponsoring a conference questioning the Jewish holocaust, to get the joke.

posted at 4:56 pm
on Dec. 13, 2006


Desperately seeking Zune

A San Fracisco columnist sets out to find another person who bought a Zune, so they can trade files wirelessly

posted at 3:34 am
on Dec. 12, 2006


Is George W. Bush the worst president in U.S. history?

There is .. one extremely simple measure of who is worse, summed up in the question that antiwar demonstrators asked LBJ back in the 1960s: How many kids did [he] kill [each day]?

posted at 2:52 am
on Dec. 12, 2006


How to Order a Pint in a Real Irish Pub


posted at 6:05 pm
on Dec. 8, 2006


Site-Flavored Google Search: add search to your site that brings up somehow more relevant results

Basically, it's a good search box that's "biased" towards a certain type of result, i.e. politics or movies or stocks, as determined by you in advance.

posted at 1:57 am
on Dec. 5, 2006


Live Hamster Stuck in a Video Game

It does better than I do when I play Mario.

posted at 9:22 pm
on Dec. 4, 2006


Hand-Carved Crayons

If you haven't seen them elsewhere online, take a look; they're beautiful.

posted at 9:17 pm
on Dec. 4, 2006


Video: Sexual Consent Forms

From Boing Boing.

posted at 1:02 am
on Dec. 2, 2006


Put paper ballots on the agenda

Why can I get a receipt from my ATM, but not from my electronic voting machine?

posted at 9:56 am
on Dec. 1, 2006



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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