...will he ever win?

March 15, 2012


Clickolinko!

https://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/XXXTerm

not what I thought it would be by the name

March 15, 2012 02:02 AM

http://www.hardlogic.com.au/

speaking of text art, this 'working on the website' graphic is pretty cute. Just ignore the eta... http://www.hardlogic.com.au/

March 15, 2012 02:02 AM


Laughing Squid

Southwest Flight Attendants Make Galley Food Recipes with Passengers

Southwest flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

Flight attendant Mandy showing off a finished “Key Lime Cookie Dough Sort Of” recipe on Southwest flight 1200

On my Southwest Airlines flight to SXSW 2012 conference, I snagged the front row bulkhead seat. Little did I know, I would soon be in the middle of a very fun experiment put on by our flight attendants, Mandy and LaDonna. My seatmate Susan and I watched as they filled up ten vomit bags with various food items found in the plane’s galley. Mandy then announced that she wanted volunteers as she had been wanting to try out airplane food recipes with passengers for a long time. Volunteers were chosen (including my seatmate) and she began to tell us how to prepare the recipes.

Mandy called the first recipe “Key Lime Cookie Dough Sort Of” and it consisted of crushed airplane-shaped cookies, Coffee Mate creamer and a wedge of lime. The next was simply peanut butter and several passengers attempted to crush peanuts to a smooth consistency. It got even better when the pilot came out and offered up an unexpected suggestion: Chocolate Mousse. It was a simple recipe made of powdered hot chocolate mix and Coffee Mate creamer. We ended up dipping our mini pretzels into the (somewhat delicious) finished “mousse”. Winners were announced and much fun was had by all involved. In fact, it may have been the most fun I’ve ever had on a commercial flight.

Here are some of the images from that fun flight and the rest can be found here:

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

Yours truly trying out the finished “Key Lime Cookie Dough Sort Of” recipe

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

Flight attendant LaDonna showing the bag of Plane Cookies needed for the “Key Lime Cookie Dough Sort Of” recipe

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

My seatmate Susan making the “Key Lime Cookie Dough Sort Of” recipe

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

Passengers making peanut butter

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

Mandy and the pilot checking out the flight-made peanut butter

Southwest Airlines Flight 1200 Airplane Food Recipes

My seatmate Susan dipping a pretzel into the finished “Chocolate Mousse” recipe

photos by Rusty Blazenhoff and Susan Taylor

Special thanks to Mandy and LaDonna!

March 15, 2012 01:31 AM

March 14, 2012


Laughing Squid

Anonymous Releases Their Own Operating System: Anonymous-OS

anonymous-of

anonymous-os

anonymous-os

Anonymous has just released Anonymous-OS, their own Ubuntu-based operating system that uses the MATE desktop environment. It was created to help check the security of web pages for educational purposes and is available for download through SouceForge, at your own risk of course.

Created for educational purposes,
to checking the security of web pages.
Please don’t use any tool to destroy any web page :)
If you attack to any web page,
might end up in jail because is a crime in most countries!
*** The user has total responsibility for any illegal act. ***

via The Next Web & The Hacker News

March 14, 2012 11:31 PM


jwz

Chairlift

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 11:16 PM

Of Verona

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 11:12 PM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

GIANT RATS BREEDING IN SUBWAY SYSTEM

NEW YORK – A rare breed of giant rat is terrorizing the New York City subway system.

March 14, 2012 10:32 PM


Laughing Squid

Eerie Shadow Projection Trash Sculptures

Shadow projection sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow projection sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow projection sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow projection sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Shadow projection sculptures by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

British art duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster create trash sculptures that, when lit, project eerie shadow images.

via My Modern Metropolis & wicked game

March 14, 2012 09:46 PM


Clickolinko!

http://zork.net/~spork/cgit.png


neale: http://zork.net/~spork/cgit.png

March 14, 2012 09:02 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Pzc0pamd8&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58Pzc0pamd8&feature=share (32 secs in)

March 14, 2012 09:02 PM

http://woozle.org/~neale/g.cgi/eris/commit/

emad, like that?

March 14, 2012 09:02 PM

http://www.errorists.org/stuff/blogform-redacted.png


spacehobo: http://www.errorists.org/stuff/blogform-redacted.png (old news?)

March 14, 2012 09:02 PM

http://woozle.org/~neale/gitweb.cgi/eris/snapshot/3.0rc1.tar.gz

like with gitweb you can say "http://woozle.org/~neale/gitweb.cgi/eris/snapshot/3.0rc1.tar.gz

March 14, 2012 08:32 PM


BB-Blog

PaperKarma – stop paper junk mail with your iPhone.

Every once in awhile someone comes up with an app so easy and so useful, it astounds me. PaperKarma is one of those apps.

First, it's free, which is awesome (and a little mindboggling). Second, after signing up, all you have to do is take an iPhone pic of the junk mail address and hit send. PaperKarma does the rest. Third – and BEST – it works.



If you've ever tried getting off a junk snail mail list, you'll LOVE how simple this is.

PaperKarma | Control Your Mailbox, Stop Paper Junk Mail - Using Your Phone!

March 14, 2012 08:13 PM


Laughing Squid

Foie Gras Fluffernutter

Chef Corey Cova of ABV restaurant in New York City combines high brow and low brow in his Foie Gras Fluffernutter, a Wonder Bread peanut butter and Fluff foie gras sandwich topped with hazelnut crumble and sour apple.

via amNewYork

images via Cornerstone Communications and Corey Cova

March 14, 2012 08:07 PM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS NEW AMERICAN FLAG

WASHINGTON - The White House reportedly is set to announce a redesign of the American flag.

March 14, 2012 08:02 PM

TOILET SNAKES IN MANHATTAN!

NEW YORK - Large numbers of residents in Manhattan and the Bronx have been finding snakes in their toilets.

March 14, 2012 08:02 PM


Laughing Squid

A New Garbage Pail Kids Feature Film is Being Made by PES

According to Deadline New York, Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company is making a feature film based on the Garbage Pail Kids, the Topps trading card line of delightfully disgusting trading cards that parodied Cabbage Patch Kids. Short film director PES (Fresh Guacamole) will direct the film that has the screenplay written by Michael Vukadinovich. This is apparently not directly related to the 1987 live-action film flop, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. In 2007, former Disney CEO Eisner purchased Topps.

For nostalgia sake, here’s the trailer for the 1987 film, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (no trailer available yet for the new film):

image via Obvious Winner

March 14, 2012 07:45 PM


jwz

Force Field (or maybe "Forest Fire"?)

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 07:01 PM


Laughing Squid

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Brilliant Tape Sculptures by Mark Jenkins

Street artist Mark Jenkins creates wonderful packing tape sculptures and installs them in cities around the world. Jenkins reveals his rather time-consuming process in this making-of video. He is judging the 2012 Scotch Off The Roll Tape Sculpture Contest, which is accepting entries through March 24.

via Animal

March 14, 2012 06:54 PM

How To Pour the Perfect Pint of Guinness From A Can

CHOW.com’s kitchen editorial assistant Lisa Lavery shows how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness from a can in this short tutorial.

March 14, 2012 06:51 PM

American Hipster, Online Channel Features Hipster-Focused Programs

American Hipster is a new YouTube channel that will feature original hipster-focused programming. Three programs round out the channel: American Hipster Presents, Hipster Grandmas and Max Movie Reviews. It launches Monday March 26, 2012.

From profiling our country’s trendsetters in their hometowns, to critiquing the biggest movies, news, and celebrities, American Hipster explores what it really means to be cool. The first city to be profiled will be San Francisco followed by Austin, Philadelphia and New Orleans…

The channel will include three original programs:

American Hipster Presents: A weekly documentary series hosted by Paavo Steinkamp profiling trendsetters in 10 cities across the country. Through earnest and stylized video portraits, American Hipster Presents explores the passions of American tastemakers in the worlds of music, art, food, fashion, and nightlife.

Hipster Grandmas: A weekly talk show on pop culture, celebrities, and current events. It’s hosted by two funny old ladies (played by a young gal and her gay BFF), who broadcast from their San Francisco living room, which they’ve fashioned into a Boca Raton bungalow. It’s basically TMZ meets The BBC meets Seinfeld’s parents. Old is the new black.

Max Movie Reviews: A weekly review show hosted by Maximus, the talking hipster baby. Max keeps you current on the latest Hollywood hits and flops as well as unforgettable cult classics. This baby’s funny, opinionated, and stylish. He’ll change you… after we change him.

March 14, 2012 06:42 PM

The Pink & Blue Project, Portraits of Kids With Their Pink & Blue Objects

The Blue Project : Kevin-Donghu and His Blue Things, 2008

The Pink Project – Tess and Her Pink Things, 2006

The Pink & Blue Project is an ongoing series started in 2005 by South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon where children are photographed with their pink or blue objects.

This project explores the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism.

The Blue Project – Seyoon and His Blue Things, 2007

The Pink Project – Yealin Ham and Her Pink Things, 2005

via The New York Times, PetaPixel and Photojojo

photos by JeongMee Yoon

March 14, 2012 06:16 PM

Metamorphosis, Stunning Animation Inspired by Hunter S. Thompson & Kafka

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

“Metamorphosis” is a stunning Kafka- and Hunter S. Thompson-inspired animation that is a promotion for Goodbooks International, a bookseller that donates all profits to Oxfam. New Zealand creative agency String Theory turned to production studio Buck and audio studio Antfood to create the animation.

via Colossal

March 14, 2012 06:02 PM

Objectum Sexual Woman in Love With the Statue of Liberty

Amanda Whittaker joins us to tell us why she has fallen head over heels in love with the Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty is visited by millions of people around the world. But while most appreciate what it stands for, or are in awe of its design, few would profess their undying love for it.

That is unless you are Amanda Whittaker who says she has fallen for the famous New York monument.

She joins us to talk about her relationship with Libby and living with Objectum Sexuality – a condition where people fall in love with inanimate objects.

Objectum sexualist Amanda Whittaker first fell in love with her drum kit, but after ten years she has now has a one-sided long-distance love affair with the Statue of Liberty, as told to ITV’s television show This Morning. We previously posted about the documentary film Married to the Eiffel Tower which follows the story of three different objectum sexualists.

via Jezebel and Nothing To Do With Arbroath

March 14, 2012 05:33 PM

Simon’s Cat in Shelf Life

Simon’s Cat in Shelf Life

March 14, 2012 05:30 PM

TED-Ed, Fascinating New Animated Lecture Series by TED

TED-Ed is a new initiative by TED to create fascinating video lectures by pairing outstanding educators with talented animators (intro video). TED-Ed is now accepting nominations for educators and animators. The first TED-Ed videos have been posted on YouTube—Here’s Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) on “How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries:”

March 14, 2012 05:22 PM


BB-Blog

Mix Boxes.

I'm a little drool-y over this shelving unit over at Fab.com.


Each of the six boxes in this shelving set is also a stand-alone storage piece. Or it was until a minute ago, when you mixed it with the other five into one large wall of shelves. The Mix Box set can be strewn around your home one by one, as a stacked unit, or something in between—depending on your mood or need. Held together by an interlocking box joint cut, each box is a sturdy piece of time-honored workmanship.
Fab.com | Mix Boxes


(I apologize if the link doesn't work without a membership. That's the thing that sucks about these flash sale sites – no easy way to link from a blog.)

March 14, 2012 05:13 PM


Clickolinko!

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2012/03/14/here-yare-boys-get-ya-ringtailed-motmots-here/

khmer

March 14, 2012 05:02 PM

http://alexandraerin.tumblr.com/post/19292600165/jpegartifacts-q-how-do-you-pronounce-ayn-rands

http://alexandraerin.tumblr.com/post/19292600165/jpegartifacts-q-how-do-you-pronounce-ayn-rands

March 14, 2012 05:02 PM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

BUGEYES REVEALED

The blogger known as Bugeyes126 has come forward as the tagger that has been defacing billboards for the chinese restaurant, Wu's Diamond Garden.

March 14, 2012 04:32 PM


Laughing Squid

We Care About New York, Menacing 1991 Anti-Litter Ad by David Lynch

“We Care About New York” is a menacing 1991 anti-littering public service announcement by David Lynch, in which littering is linked to the specter of rat infestation.

via Gothamist

March 14, 2012 04:31 PM


crummy.com

Beautiful Soup 4.0.1

It's been nearly two weeks since the release of the last BS4 beta, and no one has reported problems with the code. I'm sure there are still problems, but at this point the best way to find them is to do an official release. So, I present the first full release of Beautiful Soup 4, 4.0.1![0]

If you're just tuning in, Beautiful Soup 4 is nearly a complete rewrite that works on Python 2 and Python 3. Instead of a custom-built parser from 2006, Beautiful Soup 4 sits on top of lxml (for speed) or html5lib (for browser-like parsing) or the built-in HTMLParser (for convenience). Methods and attributes are renamed for PEP 8 compliance, and Beautiful Soup 4 incorporates the soupselect project to provide basic CSS selector support. I completely rewrote the documentation, Beautiful Soup's secret weapon since 3.0, for clarity and completeness.

That's the major stuff. Even though most of the code has changed, my goal was not to add a bunch more features, but to make sure Beautiful Soup will still be usable and useful years into the future.

Beautiful Soup 4 is mostly but not entirely backwards compatible with Beautiful Soup 3. Most users should be able to switch from 3 to 4 just by changing an import line. In the Python tradition of sticking a number on the end of your module name when you break backwards compatibility, I've released it as a separate package, beautifulsoup4.

This release also inaugurates the Beautiful Soup Hall of Fame, featuring the uses of Beautiful Soup that I personally find the coolest or highest-profile.

So, try out Beautiful Soup 4 the next time you need to do some screen-scraping. If you've used Beautiful Soup 3, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. If not, I'll just say I hope you like it.

I've thanked them before, but special thanks are once again due to Thomas Kluyver and Ezio Melotti for helping me get everything working under Python 3.

[0] The first release is called 4.0.1 instead of 4.0.0 because I've been bitten by clever packagers before and I don't want them thinking "4.0.0" is an earlier version than "4.0.0b10".

March 14, 2012 04:26 PM


Laughing Squid

Encyclopaedia Britannica Is Going Out of Print After 244 Years

Encyclopaedia Britannica Going Out of Print

After 244 years of publication, the print version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica is being discontinued. Of the 12,000 sets printed for the final 32 volume 2010 edition, 4,000 are still available (at $1,395). From The New York Times Media Decoder:

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog has posted about the discontinuation and released a video on Britannica’s digital efforts.

via The New York Times Media Decoder

image via Wikipedia

March 14, 2012 04:14 PM


Great News Network

GM crops banned in Peru

In a bid to protect its local food producers, the country has approved a law establishing a moratorium on income and production of genetically modified organisms.

March 14, 2012 04:14 PM

Santa Barbara Council Votes to Proceed with Plan for Carrying Out Plastic Bag Ban

“Would you like to buy a bag?” The phrase is now familiar in many California cities, and Santa Barbara could be added to the list of those to ban plastic bags from stores and require merchants to charge for paper or reusable bags.

March 14, 2012 04:11 PM

Niger creates Africa’s largest protected reserve

This inhospitable-looking landscape is home to some critically endangered species. The Niger government, this month, formally decreed this whole area - the Termit Massif and Tin Toumma desert - to be a national nature and cultural reserve. At almost 100,000 square kilometres it is the largest single protected area in Africa.

March 14, 2012 04:04 PM


Clickolinko!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fL5cedQDkk

cause and effect in 3 minutes

March 14, 2012 04:01 PM


Laughing Squid

Heavy Browsing, A Parody Site That Highlights Fashion Don’ts

Alison and Divya created Heavy Browsing, a parody site that shows (and hilariously comments on) a bevy of fashion don’ts.

Funny ladies. Serious fashion.

We’re just a couple of silk blouse enthusiasts who love trolling the Internet for discounted designer pieces. Thanks to many late night Diet Coke-fueled shopping sprees, we’ve realized that for every chic pencil skirt in an online clearance section, there is an ill-fitting bodysuit on the next page that makes us laugh out loud. Inevitably, some of these mishaps have made their way into our wardrobes, and because of that we’ve also collected some very helpful shopping and style tips. Mix that with our wry sense of humor–We were English majors! We love wordplay!–and you have Heavy Browsing.

images via Heavy Browsing

March 14, 2012 04:00 PM

Beer Venn Diagram

beer

The Venn of Beer by Pop Chart Lab

Where malt, water, yeast, and hops meet, magic happens.

March 14, 2012 03:53 PM


Modern Mechanix

SLIM FOR HEALTH (Nov, 1959)

SLIM FOR HEALTH

New-Comfort Pi Peer “SLIM-R”

Lifts Sagging Stomach Rests Weary Back

Improve your health while you improve your looks! Get rid of that nagging backache caused by sagging, dragging stomach: ease strain on your whole system; relieve unnatural cramping of internal organs. New SLIM-R belt, with modern scientific “lift-and ease” design, carries the extra load of your “bay window,” slims your waist by inches, improves your posture — actually makes you look taller. Made of special high-grade elasticized fabric. Supports without binding or compressing. No bulges!—no “corseted” look. New no-gouge stays prevent rolling and wrinkling. Comfort-design detachable pouch support. Results guaranteed or money back after 30-day trial. Buy two—one for change-off—and get third pouch support FREE I Order now—specify waist size.

Piper Brace Co.
Dept. WR-119R 811 Wyandotte St. Kansas City, Mo.

Related posts:

  1. Munsingwear serves up comfort two ways (May, 1952)
  2. Join the SLIM Set… (Sep, 1967)
  3. Health, Beauty Perfect Figure for Every Woman (Mar, 1922)


March 14, 2012 03:41 PM

ERIC ROBOT HAS PUMP FOR HEART (May, 1929)

ERIC ROBOT HAS PUMP FOR HEART

ERIC ROBOT, London’s famous mechanical man, opened his heart to the public the other day to show just what was in him. As the photograph shows, Eric’s “in-sides” are so mechanically complicated that a physician called upon to operate on him for appendicitis would hardly know where to begin. The two bellows which may be seen in the picture represent Eric’s lungs, and the small furnace is his stomach. The pumping machine does duty as his heart, being connected up with various portions of his person by means of hollow tubing.

Related posts:

  1. Where Robot Mice And Robot Men Run Round In Robot Towns (Apr, 1978)
  2. Robot Checker Player Is Undefeated (Jun, 1938)
  3. Walking Robot Has Radio Controls (Oct, 1948)


March 14, 2012 03:41 PM

Scientist’s Theory Explodes Hopes of Talking to Mars (Mar, 1932)

Scientist’s Theory Explodes Hopes of Talking to Mars

THE possibility of transmitting signals to Mars by short waves has long been a moot question among scientists. Some say no, and some say yes, but the latest contribution to the dispute has been made by Dr. Alexanderson, world famous electrical wizard.

Dr. Alexanderson’s stand on the question is negative, for the reason, he claims, that there exists another electrical ceiling beyond the moon which impedes the signals sent out from the earth. He also believes that the signals may get “snarled” in a mysterious electrical medium of some sort, which holds the waves imprisoned for a fraction of a second before releasing them for a return to earth.

Dr. Alexanderson’s theory means doom to the one recently advanced by Prof. E.V. Appleton, English scientist who holds hopes that we may some day talk with Mars. The refutation is based upon the fact that in recent tests signals transmitted into space returned to earth in 2-1/2 seconds, proving the existence of a reflecting medium.

Related posts:

  1. Is There Life On Mars? (Aug, 1956)
  2. What You would Find on Mars (Aug, 1939)
  3. Skyrocketing to Mars (Nov, 1928)


March 14, 2012 03:41 PM

ANIMALS TAKE SELF-PORTRAITS (Sep, 1954)

ANIMALS TAKE SELF-PORTRAITS

I wanted to take photos of animals in the field, leaving the camera setup unattended for hours if necessary. My camera has a flash that uses a solenoid to trip the shutter. The problem was to make a switch that would close a circuit firing the solenoid and then break the circuit so as not to bum up the solenoid and batteries.

Using two spring-type mouse traps placed side by side, two toggle switches, some wire, and a length of string I was able to build the gadget shown in the accompanying photos and drawing. It has worked satisfactorily, making possible the type of photos desired. The mouse traps and toggle switches are attached to a baseboard as shown. A short piece of wire is soldered to the spring-activated snapper of one trap in such a manner that it will control the snapper of the second trap (see drawing). A length of string runs from the trigger pad of the first trap to the remote spot on which the camera is focused where a bait is attached.

When an animal nibbles at the bait, the string releases the trap lever and the snapper bar springs open. As the snapper rises, it flips the switch, closing the circuit, the flash goes off and the animal takes its own picture. As the snapper bar of the second trap swings over, it activates the second switch and opens the circuit.

No related posts.


March 14, 2012 03:40 PM

“Here Y’Are, Boys! Get Ya Ringtailed Motmots Here!” (Jan, 1942)

“Here Y’Are, Boys! Get Ya Ringtailed Motmots Here!”

by Ronald Banks

LET’S suppose that when you awoke this morning, you had a burning desire to own a reticulated giraffe. Or a greater or lesser hill mynah. Or maybe a black-headed sibia.

How would you go about acquiring one of these items?

Would you organize an expedition, and, with gun and camera, go trailing off into the jungles somewhere in search of your prize? Would you look up one of the Ringling boys, to see if he had any left-over spare parts? Or would you write to your congressman?

You wouldn’t have to do any of these things. Instead, you could jump on the phone and call up Heinz Ruhe, in New York City. Mr. Ruhe is the nation’s foremost animal importer, and reticulated giraffes, hill mynahs and black-headed sibias are his everyday stock-in-trade. In fact, if you’re lucky, you might just happen to catch Mr. Ruhe when one of the above staples was on his list of specials for the day.

Now, you would expect a man in Ruhe’s business to be a mahogany-tanned, two-gun swashbuckler, striding around in breeches and pith helmet, while a couple of lion cubs romp gaily at his heels. Mr. Ruhe is nothing of the sort. He is a pink-faced, mild mannered, slightly hefty guy in his middle thirties, and there isn’t a dog or a cat, or even a dried cannibal head, in his comfortable Long Island home.

He receives, boards and sells the rarest, the wildest, the biggest and the littlest denizens of the jungles, mountains and plains . . . yet he has never even caught a garter snake with a forked stick!

He organizes expeditions by remote control to the crags of Tibet and the wind-swept wastes of Siberia . . . yet he sits quietly in his New York office, calmly calculating profit and loss, depreciation and overhead.

Animals are strictly a business proposition for Mr. Ruhe. The most snarling of them are just so much livestock he can sell to a zoo, a circus, or to a bunch of the boys pulling a gag at a college reunion. He’d get you a Brontosaurus Rex, if he could find one, for cash, F.O.B., N.Y., crated.

Mr. Ruhe puts out a classy catalog listing his wares. A few years ago he used to print and distribute to all and sundry large circulars resembling grocery store throwaways, upon which he set forth his current prices. But the war has wrought changes in animal importing and he no longer dares publish prices for fear they would change overnight. He’ll quote them verbally, however, to anyone in the market for anything four-legged, two-legged or no-legged.

Currently, for example, he is taking $2,500 for an Indian baby elephant. Something fancier, like perhaps a full-grown gorilla, complete with bad temper and enormous appetite, will go for $4,000, plus a little extra for care and feeding.

If the shopper wants something expensive but very exclusive, Mr. Ruhe will track down an okapi for $15,000. The latter is a curious combination of giraffe and zebra which inhabits the Belgian Congo and, as a _ matter of fact, there is only one specimen in the country today. It’s at the Bronx Zoo in New York and was given to the city by special arrangement with the Belgian government. Mr. Ruhe had nothing to do with getting it, but he’s sure he can supply one to anybody with $15,000 to spend for it. Are you interested?

Mr. Ruhe also sells snakes. He either has them in stock or will shoot a wire to one of the 35 representatives he has scattered all over the world and they’ll arrive, wriggling and fangy, in due time. There is no set price on the crawlers, however . . . you buy by the foot.

You can get a boa constrictor for as little as $5 per 12 inches, while a 25-foot python costs close to $1,000.

For more than 30 years Mr. Ruhe’s family has operated a private menagerie at the edge of a cemetery in Queens County, within sight of the spires of Manhattan. Yet thousands pass by each day, never suspecting that within the three-acre enclosure is as lovely a collection of snarling public enemies as ever roamed through a nightmare. The farm bears the name of Louis Ruhe, who founded the business a century ago.

A high fence of heavy wire surrounds the zoo, where animal consignments from all over the world are assembled. With its barns, runways and aviaries for its furred and feathered lodgers, it is a distributing point, where the animals remain a couple of weeks before they are routed to permanent homes.

Right now Mr. Ruhe has a terrific problem of supply and demand. He’s being swamped with orders for livestock, but the war and the crimp it has put in the shipping business has left him far behind in calls. Africa and India have always been his happy hunting grounds, but he’s taking no chances of a valuable cargo coming in the way of a torpedo, so he has shifted to South America.

If the animal purchaser wants his specimen badly enough, and if Africa is the sole habitat, Mr. Ruhe obliges. But his ships have to travel around the cape of Good Hope instead of through the Suez Canal, which is virtually closed to commerce. Animals with weak sea legs get mighty wobbly by the time the journey is completed, but Mr. Ruhe rarely loses any.

He’s had a few vivid and some sad experiences, though, and some mighty big scares. There was the time a Siberian snow leopard, a full-grown, beautiful animal with the conscience of a dictator and the appetite of a cannibal, escaped from a crate while being taken via the Trans-Siberian Railway over the Ural Mountains into Europe. The big fellow roamed the forests for a week, swooping down on grazing herds and devouring horses, cows and sheep, keeping the entire countryside in a state of virtual siege and causing villagers to barricade themselves in their houses night and day. Finally he was cornered in a ravine, but no amount of kitchy-kooing could persuade him to enter a cage So they had to shoot him.

Ruhe’s biggest headache, however, was the time he lost $80,000 on an expedition into Ethiopia in the years before the war, when the Negus ruled supreme.

The expedition, after considerable trouble, had gathered together 35 giraffes; and giraffes bring $7,000 a pair. Before they would leave, however, the leaders set their hearts on a plain and fancy assortment of snakes. So orders went out to the safari to make a detour ( into the snake country.

But while it was perfectly all right with the tribesmen to go around chasing elusive but comparatively harmless giraffes, the prospect of going on a snake hunt held no appeal for them. They expressed their dissent violently, and the safari leaders argued just as strenuously that snakes it will be, or they don’t go back.

It wasn’t long before the tribesmen let out war whoops and a full-scale rebellion was on. In the terrific melee which ensued, the crates housing the giraffes were burst open, and every one of them skittered away through the jungle. It was a beautiful right hook to the Ruhe pocketbook.

Zoos and circuses aren’t Mr. Ruhe’s only customers, however. He’s the man who stocked up William Randolph Hearst’s San Simeon ranch with deer, antelope and other gentler representatives of wild life. The estates of George F. Getz and Frank Phillips also were animalized by him.

Before he supplies animals to private estates, however, Ruhe makes a personal tour of the grounds to make certain adequate shelters are available and the proper kind of enclosures are provided. If he thinks the animals won’t be comfortable or happy there, he recommends changes. It’s best if the animal finds as close a resemblance as possible to his natural habitat.

He’s careful about this, just as he’s careful about everything that concerns the well-being of his animals. He’d talk for hours about the futility of killing them, firmly believing that they should be displayed alive after capture. , “These wealthy game hunters,” he snorts, “hire themselves a crew of gunmen and guides, outfit a comfortable expedition and they all go out to blaze away at some poor animal.”

Mr. Ruhe takes five or six trips across the continent each year, visiting zoos to find out what replacements they want and what new animals they could use. He spends half the year in travel, the other half at his menagerie, his warehouse in the Bowery, or his office.

Meanwhile, if you’re on his prospective customer list, you’ll receive his catalog regularly and can just have a whale of a time window-shopping through it. Some of the commodities listed, for example, include ring-tailed motmots, yellow tail troupials, scimitar bablers, hooded pittas, yellow shoulder wydahs, grevy zebras, anubus (adult, medium and young), a macro-pus ualabatus (black-tailed wallaby), a sooty, half-grown mangabey and a red faced macaque.

Step right up and name your poison, gents—and if you don’t see what you want, ask for it!

Birds are Ruhe’s most popular subject … he sells from 200,000 to 300,000 each year and sometimes the figure runs to half million. He is, incidentally, also the largest canary dealer in America.

Here are some more prices he quotes on standard animal brands:
Hippopotamus——————————-$3,000
Bengal tiger……………………………………………. 2,000
Lion………………………………………………………….. 1,200
Chimpanzee ———………………………….. 350
Orangutan ……………………………………………… 2,000
Jaguar …………………………………………………….. 700

Mr. Ruhe didn’t quote us any price, and, as a matter of fact, we didn’t even ask him—but we imagine if you’re interested he might even be able to get you Frank Buck.

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March 14, 2012 03:39 PM


Clickolinko!

http://i.imgur.com/rNWlX.gif


pedro

March 14, 2012 03:31 PM


Laughing Squid

Apple Pi

For Pi Day, Shannon at a periodic table has created the apple Pi, a wonderfully clever apple pie where the fruit and crust adornments are cut into numbers.

I think it’s safe to say this may be the geekiest baking project I’ve done to date. And that’s saying something, as I am prone to geeking out in the kitchen a wee little bit. I mean, it’s a pie made entirely of apple numbers. And then topped with more numbers, this time of the crust variety. Oh, and not only numbers, you see, but the numbers of that beloved symbol of Nerdland (and I mean that in a good way), Pi.

images via a periodic table

March 14, 2012 03:30 PM

Homeless Hotspots, Charity Project Turns The Homeless Into Roaming 4G Hotspots

At the recent SXSW 2012 conference, Homeless Hotspots, a short-term charity project by New York City-based creative company BBH Labs in collaboration with Austin-based Front Steps shelter was launched. Several homeless individuals (wearing t-shirts that read “I’m a 4G hotspot”) roamed downtown Austin as “Hotspot Managers” and offered 4G wireless service for a monetary donation to a Paypal account.

BBH Labs describes the project on their blog:

This year in Austin, as you wonder between locations murmuring to your coworker about how your connection sucks and you can’t download/stream/tweet/instagram/check-in, you’ll notice strategically positioned individuals wearing “Homeless Hotspot” t-shirts. These are homeless individuals in the Case Management program at Front Steps Shelter. They’re carrying MiFi devices. Introduce yourself, then log on to their 4G network via your phone or tablet for a quick high-quality connection. You pay what you want (ideally via the PayPal link on the site so we can track finances), and whatever you give goes directly to the person that just sold you access. We’re believers that providing a digital service will earn these individuals more money than a print commodity.

There has been a fair amount of controversy around these walking hotspots. In a recent blog post, BBH Labs speaks about this controversy and clears up some false rumors. CNET’s Daniel Terdiman recaps the story and adds in his commentary in his story titled Homeless hot spots at SXSW: A manufactured controversy.

Techli spoke with Clarence, a participant in this unique experiment:

Clarence is from New Orleans, LA. He prefers the term “houseless” to “homeless.” He originally lost his house in Katrina and has had financial trouble since. He considers himself a good guy and tries to be a good friend to people.

March 14, 2012 02:50 PM


Clickolinko!

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/179813628453720065

Unity.

March 14, 2012 12:32 PM

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/179605743358582784

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/179605743358582784

March 14, 2012 12:32 PM

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/179557859334438912

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/179557859334438912

March 14, 2012 12:32 PM

http://threewordphrase.com/moulting.htm

best way to explain menses to a teenage girl ever.

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://www.theonion.com/articles/rick-santorum-relieved-no-one-has-asked-him-about,27630/

http://www.theonion.com/articles/rick-santorum-relieved-no-one-has-asked-him-about,27630/

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://www.metafilter.com/113809/The-Santorum-Strategy#4237629

Huh.

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://www.metafilter.com/113787/Homeless-people-used-as-mobile-4G-hotspots-at-SXSW#4236514

DING DING DING DING DING!

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://www.metafilter.com/113784/A-letter-from-Harold-Camping-admitting-wrongdoing-to-his-disgruntled-flock#4236175

I wish I'd thought of this one each time this happens

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://bible.cc/matthew/24-36.htm

SpaceHobo: Hah, I didn't know this: http://bible.cc/matthew/24-36.htm

March 14, 2012 12:02 PM

http://twitter.com/jnkboy/status/179674327699046400

emad

March 14, 2012 11:31 AM

http://nedroidcomics.tumblr.com/post/19263292068

http://nedroidcomics.tumblr.com/post/19263292068

March 14, 2012 11:31 AM

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2012/03/14/looking-glass-art/

Exhibit A.

March 14, 2012 11:31 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa2.jpg

Exhibit B. Mirror this image right-to-left and you begin to understand how people who grew up reading somewhat right-to-left would have experienced this as a more dramatic image.

March 14, 2012 11:31 AM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

ALIEN FOAM KILLING HOGS

Aliens are using expanding foam, which seems to grow on manure pits, to cause hog farms to explode.

March 14, 2012 08:01 AM

ALIEN FOAM KILLING HOGS

Aliens are using expanding foam, which seems to grow on manure pits, to cause hog farms to explode.

March 14, 2012 07:31 AM


Clickolinko!

http://www.finnix.org/rss/bittorrent/rss-bittorrent-download

recreated

March 14, 2012 07:01 AM


jwz

Polica

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 06:56 AM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

WANTED: KANGOROUS

WWN is on a mission to find our most wanted creatures. Please help us. Have you seen Kangorous?

March 14, 2012 06:32 AM


Clickolinko!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nad/3972563876/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nad/3972563876/

March 14, 2012 06:32 AM

http://twitter.com/ActualPerson084/status/179206612832096257

http://twitter.com/ActualPerson084/status/179206612832096257

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10463381

I'm sure the Church-Turing thesis has something to say about this.

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM

https://github.com/andreafrancia/trash-cli/blob/master/README.txt

"Don't use apt-get, this would install a very old version of trash-cli that

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=550074

trash-cli was buggy and unmaintained; somebody stepped forward to package the latest version, before it could be sponsored, ftpmasters removed it from the distribution.

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM

http://bugs.debian.org/662058

classy (trash-cli's removal from debian)

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM

http://blogmaverick.com/2012/03/13/i-hope-yahoo-crushes-facebook-in-its-patent-suit/

http://blogmaverick.com/2012/03/13/i-hope-yahoo-crushes-facebook-in-its-patent-suit/

March 14, 2012 05:33 AM


jwz

*

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 05:28 AM

The Bright Bright Lights

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 05:22 AM


Clickolinko!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3zIpkc_Vm0

ckape

March 14, 2012 05:03 AM

http://nemo.house.cx/~nemo/m/music/?path=music

http://nemo.house.cx/~nemo/m/music/?path=music

March 14, 2012 05:03 AM

http://b.igdata.co/

in case any of you are working with big data

March 14, 2012 05:03 AM

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/07-03-2012/120708-arizona_sheriff_obama-0/

written by dianna cotter, a 4.0 student

March 14, 2012 04:32 AM

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/state-election-2012/pray-the-gay-away-rally-planned-for-brisbane-20120314-1uzu4.html

oh dear. "Pray the Gay Away". really? :(

March 14, 2012 03:31 AM


Losanjealous

Photos: Taken By Trees @ Bootleg Bar, March 11, 2012

Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_01 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_02 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_03 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_04 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_05 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_06 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_07 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_08 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_09 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_10 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_11 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_12 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_13 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_14 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_16 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_17 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_18 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_19 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_20 Taken_By_Trees_Bootleg_Bar_03-11-12_21

Victoria


Taken By Trees | Tumblr | Secretly Canadian

SXSW 2012

March 15 – 3:15-3:45pm – Flamingo Cantina – The Under the Radar
March 15 – 10-10:40pm – The Mohawk – Secretly Canadian
March 15 – Hype’s Hotel – Yours Truly x Gorilla vs. Bear – DJ SET ONLY
March 16 – 6-6:40pm – Hype’s Hotel – No Modest Bear + Cream Team

March 14, 2012 02:39 AM


Clickolinko!

http://lorizzle.nl/

G-mad

March 14, 2012 02:01 AM


jwz

The Parlotones

Mirrored from jwz.org.

March 14, 2012 01:35 AM


Clickolinko!

http://zork.net/fortunes/fo0bar/39

eythian

March 14, 2012 01:32 AM

http://i.imgur.com/rXFYh.jpg


nemo

March 14, 2012 12:32 AM

http://i.imgur.com/JUyCF.jpg


I don't wanna go in the ocean any more

March 14, 2012 12:32 AM


Weekly World News -- Breaking News

ROMNEY ADDS “WOMAN” TO PLAYLIST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mitt Romney has added “Woman” by John Lennon to his official campaign playlist.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

OBAMA IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS BEGIN!

On Monday March 12, 2012, Congress is reportedly beginning impeachment proceedings against Barack Obama.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

NEWT GINGRICH FALLS INTO WORMHOLE

ALABAMA - At a campaign stop in Selma, Newt Gingrich took the stage... then disappeared!

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

SOUTHERN LIGHTS

Most people know about the northern lights - but photos by the International Space Station last week show that the "southern lights" are just as amazing.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

PINK SLIME MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is reportedly mandating that all American school kids eat pink slime.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

MAN EVOLVED FROM RABBITS

AMSTERDAM - A new study reveals that man's closest relative is not the monkey or the ape - it's the long-eared, cotton-tailed rabbit!

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

ALIENS LAND IN JAPAN

Four alien spaceships from Planet Zeeba landed in Makurazaki over the weekend.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

560 MILLION YEAR OLD ANIMAL

The oldest animal skeleton ever found was discovered in South Australia.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

NASA LAUNCHES MISSION TO THE SUN

NASA has launched a secret mission to the Sun!

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

REBEKAH BROOKS IS A WITCH!

LONDON - Rupert Murdoch testified the phone-hacking scandal happened because Rebekah Brooks is a witch.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM


Clickolinko!

http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx

flashy decoder-ring

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yumadwhiteboy.tumblr.com/

http://yumadwhiteboy.tumblr.com/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g11qWro1LzQ

They might want to do something about that

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGfplQ1FUFs

Elvia Allman: now, there's a name: "Giddy Up Oom Poppa Omm Poppa Mow Mow" ... ?see: giddy-up, faster faster... it all connects; and it's not even 420, yet

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84phU8of02U&feature=relmfu

due to the extreme and violent nature of this crime, this crime finds it fitting to try the defendant as an African-American.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qpq4tvsFB2A#!

timelapse of it starting to overflow back on friday evening

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18650124779/gin-and-juice-is-actually-delicious-though

that makes me feel a bit better about humanity.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://xplanes.tumblr.com/post/17170633731/the-third-x-1-46-064-known-as-queenie-is

I did not realize that was how they mated them for take off

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://xplanes.tumblr.com/post/14079378906/sunday-fantasy-363-propnomicon-is-one-of-the

http://xplanes.tumblr.com/post/14079378906/sunday-fantasy-363-propnomicon-is-one-of-the

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://wtfqrcodes.com/post/18673614180/your-perfect-job-search-will-end-the-same-way-as

I think you should have used a shorter URL.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://wtfqrcodes.com/post/18496499317/as-any-good-barista-will-tell-you-scanning-a-qr

this is... just a barcode, right?

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://wtfqrcodes.com/

http://wtfqrcodes.com/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/03/azure-leap-year-bug/

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/03/azure-leap-year-bug/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://timetrabble.com/?p=42

awwwwww :)

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/6522766/Survey-uncovers-Australias-cultural-cringe

more context

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/425597_3169152264543_1137547954_33148729_423726809_n.jpg


teferi

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.regretsy.com/2012/03/01/breaking-tragicrafting-andrew-breitbart-edition/

http://www.regretsy.com/2012/03/01/breaking-tragicrafting-andrew-breitbart-edition/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://opensource.org/licenses/isc-license.txt

This one says the FSF objected to 'and distribute' because of the Pine precedent, but the current FSF site says they object to 'and/or distribute' because of the Pine precedent.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://open.salon.com/blog/annie_keeghan/2012/02/17/afraid_of_your_childs_math_textbook_you_should_be

"One math exercise in a chapter I was assigned called for students to use a math formula to calculate their level of attractiveness, using a mathematical ratio of 1:1.618 (otherwise known as phi or divine proportion), a formula scientists have devised to set standards of beauty."

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years

teferi

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mansion-servant-enslaved-uber-rich-york-family-six-201707220.html

the rich are truly horrible people

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/

SpaceHobo, bz2

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/03/class-warfare-darien-style-the-cabbie-v-the-morgan-stanley-executive.html

wait wait, William Bryan Jennings?

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2012/02/msg00073.html

In which Mozilla employee Gerv Markham argues for the right of Debian users to have a 'firefox' package... against the current DPL.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2012/02/09/better-living-through-electrochemistry/

goodness.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2012/03/what-is-this-i-dont-even/

"I knew that we'd gone back to circa-1999 levels of Warp Factor Stupid when these jackoffs started showing up in my phone screens again. "System Engineers" who'd never stayed more than 9 months at a single gig, and could write RightScale templates but who had no idea what 'ps' or 'uptime' meant. And it's going to get worse (again) before it gets better."

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2012/03/stay-klassy-marca/#comment-102473

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2012/03/stay-klassy-marca/#comment-102473 <- pretty much sums it up

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.jwz.org/blog/2012/03/stay-klassy-marca/

haha

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://identi.ca/notice/91484684

wow.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://i.imgur.com/cx9Jx.jpg


sneakums

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://i.imgur.com/T0T4j.jpg


The scar you get when being struck by lightning.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://i.imgur.com/HQ4Hx.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/HQ4Hx.jpg

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://google.com/linux/

bz2: so early google used to have sub-googles like http://google.com/linux/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ISC

'This license does have an unfortunate wording choice: it provides recipients with "Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software…"'

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44442915@N00/3646717619/

pretty :)

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://faithinambiguity.blogspot.com/2011/01/personal-credo-for-my-building-your-own.html

so this is the output of the missus' "building your own theology" class.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3490161573129

when you're swimming in the creek \ and feel a bite upon your cheek \ that's a moray

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable_Lamb_of_Tartary

"Although it owed its currency in medieval thought as a way of explaining the existence of cotton, underlying the myth is a real plant, Cibotium barometz, a fern of the genus Cibotium.[2]"

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_P._Bush

"Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms, and Ammunition Section, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with munitions companies." --- war... !huh... good god y'all: ?what is it good for... absolutely munnie

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Whole_Lives

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Whole_Lives

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_5110

I like that dual frequency was a huge thing

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopodium_powder

i want some

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_goat

wow

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISC_license

'Before accepting the license as a free software license, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) asked for clarification of the text. In July 2007, as a result, "and distribute" was changed to "and/or distribute"'

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Robin

here's a bird that came back from 5, which is almost there.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/middle-class-guy/2012/feb/27/new-york-times-wastes-space-scott-ritter/

purported repeat-offender <-> beware of the flash --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oV6OsM9Hvo

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://click.olinko.net/4f53cbb8

"Children barred from Florida church" -- where sex-offender preaches

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/11/earthquaketrakcs2.jpeg


except that perhaps, which we had here

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/surprise-silicon-valleys-hero-marc-andreessen-is-backing-romney-2012-3#ixzz1o1ZO4IH8"

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/surprise-silicon-valleys-hero-marc-andreessen-is-backing-romney-2012-3#ixzz1o1ZO4IH8"

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://bugs.debian.org/apt-spy

i'm going to wager based on the bug count alone that it's not very well looked-after

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/3/4/how-to-cope-with-your-feelings-of-jealousy.html

Randall

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.americablog.com/2010/01/tale-of-two-jindals.html

For me, when I saw his mug, I thought: Alfred E. Newman <-> but, speaking of "bleaching": hearken back --> http://blogcritics.org/sports/article/ojs-last-run-a-tale-of/

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.actew.com.au/Our%20Projects/Enlarged%20Cotter%20Dam/DamCam.aspx

oh boy, flowing over the construction site for ~60 hours now...

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwzr0jKbrv1r7c8x7o1_400.jpg


purty

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://2012.handmadebicycleshow.com/

I suppose I might as well stop by

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://zork.net/~nick/screenshots/the-rasher-fits.png


CONSPIRACY

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://zork.net/~nick/screenshots/so-hurry-up-already.png


atob

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://zork.net/~nick/screenshots/dirk-rasher.png


http://zork.net/~nick/screenshots/dirk-rasher.png

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/anonymous-hacks-panda-security-in-response-to-lulzsec-arrests/10542

BUT HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE THEY ARRESTED THE LEADERS OF ANONYMOUS NOW THEY CAN'T FUNCTION

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlAW_1hgT8

another wingsuit video, not sail this time

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJEHp15Hoo0

better wallet material than tyvek, I think

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6M3lTMQfeU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6M3lTMQfeU

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k

squinky

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om63OYwvll0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om63OYwvll0

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4nnk1t4DnU

Bill Budge describing the inner rendering loop of the original DOS port of Quake.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEFCQRwj28w

squinky, that wingsuit guy flying a bit close and breaking his legs

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyk7utV_D2I

yo, is this racist?

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRGLqYuZ1gA

John Romero *still* has the Apple II memory map memorized.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18836841198/what-if-i-said-a-bunch-of-racist-stuff-but-it-was-on

that sounds exactly like what someone would say on opposite day.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18836841198

OH NOES!

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18811227346/im-german-and-the-word-race-makes-me-cringe-every

oh, snap.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18807587242

Well played.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18799225239

see, Seuss is a hard nut to crack, because after the war he was in japan during the first elections and he kind of had a big change of heart, which is how you get from this kind of thing to the Sneeches

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18795192252

Both are Irish.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18764641151

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA*head asplode*

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/18613406793

BEST. ANSWER. EVER.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://yoisthisracist.com/post/17580627343/can-you-explain-the-bet-litmus-test-and-what-some

fuzzy

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.wjla.com/pictures/2012/02/looking-up-from-below-the-surface-amazing-underwater-dogs/17635-1256.html

tiaz

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://vimeo.com/15115350

http://vimeo.com/15115350

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/18238/why-do-most-public-toilet-doors-open-inwards

I always did wonder!

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/raymondh/statuses/176835085172084737

amen, brother

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/raymondh/statuses/176812464799891456

background on the above

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/176484980694851585

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/176484980694851585

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/176483352214388736

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/176483352214388736

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/176480056011534337

the background for all of those

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175730409450119169

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175730409450119169

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175730269763022848

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175730269763022848

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175729793306857472

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175729793306857472

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/kpich/statuses/175729357443174400

you had me halfway, dude

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/176860921258455040

emad

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/176345524314714112

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/176345524314714112

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/176315323811758080

http://twitter.com/RandomTEDTalks/statuses/176315323811758080

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/1b-of-nude-body-scanners-made-worthless-by-blog-how-anyone-can-get-anything-past-the-tsas-nude-body-scanners/

hahaohdear

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/03/global-rainbow/

Screwtape

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://the-talks.com/interviews/terry-gilliam/

sneakums

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://soundcloud.com/limited-taste/limited-taste-hari-seldons-1#play

sneakums, Screwtape

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://soundcloud.com/blogtorwho/tom-baker-philip-madoc-tribute

SpaceHobo

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/02/10/obama_riled_up_republicans_on_contraception_and_then_delivers_a_knock_out_punch_.html

huh, that's a really interesting take. Not sure how much to trust slate and their "DID YOU KNOW THAT DOLLAR BILLS ARE ACTUALLY BLUE?" contrarianism, but it has my hopes up.

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/sets/72157603671370361/?page=13

teferi

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://scott.a16z.com/2012/03/05/the-webcam-reads-credit-cards/

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://www.reddit.com/r/christinahendricks

http://www.reddit.com/r/christinahendricks

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30613F9385C17738DDDA80A94DE405B8685F0D3

BICYCLES DESTROYING THE FABRIC OF SOCIETY (PDF)

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://plano.gov/Departments/CUS/Pages/faq.aspx#21

http://plano.gov/Departments/CUS/Pages/faq.aspx#21

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM

http://picturesofpeoplescanningqrcodes.tumblr.com/

emad

March 14, 2012 12:02 AM