Wednesday, March 31, 2004

CBS | Late Show with David Letterman : Wahoo Gazette:

"Last night we showed a clip of the President giving a speech. Behind him stood a lad who was obviously bored silly. The 14-year-old or so yawned, scratched, yawned, yawned, checked his watch, bent over, stared at the ceiling, and then fell asleep during the President's speech. It was very funny. So funny, in fact, that CNN replayed the clip Tuesday during their broadcasts. But, but, but, the first time is was shown, CNN anchorwoman Daryn Kagan reported that the White House said the clip was a total fake, it was merely the Late Show having fun with their ability to edit and do TV tricks. Dave says what the CNN reporter said was an out and out 100% lie. A couple hours later, CNN anchor person Kyra Phillips reported that the kid was at the speech but not where the Late Show had him. Dave again makes the claim, 'That's an out and out absolute 100% lie. That kid was exactly where we said he was.' It's true. The speech was at a Florida Rally on March 20th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Dave is irked that the White House was trying to make him look like a jerk. But he's glad he got his side of the story out in the open. "
SeeMeRot.com :: Live Coffin Cam:

"Welcome to SeeMeRot.com. This site is dedicated to all who have gone before us. Two months ago we attached the worlds first 'Live Coffin Cams' to the interior of our subjects' casket. "
Air America Radio

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

The Untitled Project:

"The Untitled Project is a series of photographs of urban settings accompanied by a graphical text layout. The photographs have been digitally stripped of all traces of textual information. The text pieces show the removed text in the approximate location and font as it was found in the photograph."

Monday, March 29, 2004

Friday, March 26, 2004

shapes of things:

"The mind-bending effect of soaking a Gummi Bear overnight in water. Unsoaked bear shown for scale."
Aerogel:

"Aerogel is a solid, but it is 99.8% empty space. In fact, it very closely approaches the density of air. It practically IS air."
Yahoo! News - Muppets Bringing Peace to the Middle East:

"TEL AVIV, Israel (Hollywood Reporter) - Where countless politicians and diplomats have failed, Elmo, Cookie Monster and their 'Sesame Street' buddies are on a mission to promote peace and tolerance in the Middle East.

A programming experiment using the Muppet characters was launched six months ago and was widely welcomed by parents, educators and the media. But the Muppets are not without their critics in Israel..."

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

sleeping by the mississippi:

"'Over and over again I fall asleep with my eyes open, knowing I'm falling asleep, unable to prevent it. When I fall asleep this way, my eyes are cut off from my ordinary mind as though they were shut, but they become directly connnected to a new, extraordinary mind which grows increasingly competent to deal with their impressions.'

Charles Lindbergh, writing about the twenty-second hour of his transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis"
Bowling Ball From 17th Floor Narrowly Misses 3 Officers:

"The practice of throwing things at police officers from rooftops and other high places is somewhat common in New York, enough so that the targets have a name for it. They call it airmail. Even so, a bowling ball is an unusual piece of correspondence, the police said."
Photography by Alec Soth

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Britney Says:

" Have you ever been to the bookstore at MOMA in New York? Man, that's just about my favourite store in the whole world. I can get lost in there for hours. It's great because there's so much to look at and no one ever recognises me because I have this image of being a dumb uncultured blonde. "

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

guess who endorses Bush?:

"'Kerry will kill our nation while it sleeps because he and the Democrats have the cunning to embellish blasphemy and present it to the Arab and Muslim nation as civilization.'
'Because of this we desire you (Bush) to be elected.' "

Monday, March 15, 2004

Tearaway Burkas & Tinplate Menorahs:

Al Franken on his USO tour.
let's pluck away on our twangers: "Rainbow was a credible childrens TV show from the 70's and 80's. This clip was actually broadcast and watched by millions of youngans (maybe). "

Friday, March 12, 2004

MY HELL IN CAMP X-RAY:

"A BRITISH captive freed from Guantanamo Bay today tells the world of its full horror - and reveals how prostitutes were taken into the camp to degrade Muslim inmates."
Abandoned Asylum:

"a pictorial tour through asylum architecture and history"
Exploration of the Decay of Urban Northeast:

"FilmTech is an abandoned building in Western MA. It used to be used to process and store rolls of motion picture film. Opening date is unknown, but closing date appears to have been later 80's, possibly 1987. There are thousands of reels of film remaining on shelves and the floors as well as the old film developing equipment."

Monday, March 08, 2004

The Test Card Gallery:

"The BBC and ITV have over the years used a number of tuning signals, test cards and captions either for engineering purposes, or just to fill time in the days before breakfast and daytime TV. This page shows some of them, and some of the captions used in days past."
Puzzle over three-headed frog:

"The creature - which has six legs - has stunned a BBC wildlife expert who said it could be an early warning of environmental problems. "

Sunday, March 07, 2004

MORE:

"'How this administration handled that day, as well as the war on terror, is worthy of discussion,' he said. 'And I look forward to discussing that with the American people. And I look forward to the debate about who best to lead this country in the war on terror.'"

Friday, March 05, 2004

The Atlantic | March 2004 | Rewrite Shakespeare Contest:

"Beginning February 17, 2004, The Princeton Review will accept revisions of the 'All the world's a stage' speech from As You Like It. The revision should be in response to the same assignment given to 'Shakespeare' in the article 'Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?':"
Lego Color Guide - Britdog Models.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Psycho Studio - Edit your own Shower Scene!:

"Edit your own version of the classic Shower Scene, and now with version 2, save it into the gallery - all you need is Flash 4!"
MC Hawking's Crib:

"Yo! This site is your ultimate resource for information about Stephen Hawking the gangsta rapper."

Monday, March 01, 2004

Eschaton:

"'we Christians have decided that parts of the Bible don't apply to us anymore.'

'So if we can put aside the teachings on women, on divorce, on the Sabbath -- and those are all things that we choose -- then why not on homosexuality, when we don't choose our sexual orientation?' "