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October 31, 2005

Loose Links: Week of 31 October

¶ I steal a lot of Jason Kottke's links, so it's a pleasure to link to one of his own entries.

¶ JR, at L'homme qui marche - love that new yellow banner - found this animated ad for Stomp, having seen the show on a recent trip to London.

¶ Here's an interesting human-interest story from New Orleans that doesn't involve destruction.

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October 28, 2005

Loose Links: Week of 24 October

¶ Took all the way to Friday to find something fun: Drag queen Shirley Q. Liquor sings along with the old Winston Cigarette commercial. A prime memory. Teachers across the land railed so vehemently against the misuse of "like" in the cigarette's jingle - "Winstons taste good, like a cigarette should" - planted a lifelong mistrust of the shape-shifting word, and I usually write my way around it.

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October 19, 2005

Loose Links: Week of 17 October

Lots of kids are taking sleeping pills. Lots of adults, too. Too bad the damn things don't work. I did take a sleeping pill once that worked. It worked beautifully! Unfortunately, Quaalude turned out to have a recreational use that I, voracious consumer of forbidden substances, could never understand.

¶ This smells like a hoax to me. World's oldest noodles uncovered in Yellow River silt. (Thanks to kottke.org.)

¶ somehow this sounds a lot more appealing than cremation: promession. A/K/A freeze-drying.

¶ This "all-in-one" computer media center looks great, and I hope that it becomes standard, but two a desktop and two laptops in a row made a determined no-Sony purchaser out of me.

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October 13, 2005

Loose Links: Week of 10 October (BLTN)

¶ If you're in the mood for a college-style grossout, visit Jason Mulgrew's Everything Is Wrong With Me, where repulsive but funny nicknames are dusted off for a good laugh. I could hardly believe the tales of dissolution; the modern college is a sewer! But it was nice to know that "A fungus among us" is still current. Or was it?

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October 10, 2005

Katrina Coverage

Go Slimbo! This comes from a piece at cnews.com about Katrina

В блоге Slimbolala отец двоих детей описывал подробности эвакуации в город Мемфис, и решении вернуться на побережье. В понедельник он написал: «Мы только что обнаружили, что на первом этаже нашего дома воды по пояс». Позднее, для поднятия своего духа, он предложил всем присылать ему шутки и анекдоты про ураган.

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October 04, 2005

Loose Links: Week of 3 October

¶ The Mozart Effect: Does Mozart make you smarter? The argument continues. Here's an interesting update by Dave Munger at Cognitive Daily.

¶ Oh no! The International Male Catalog, home of unbespeakable outfits for - well a certain market niche - may go out of business.

For almost 30 years a curious clothing catalog has sold ruffled pirate shirts, pink sleeveless suits, and sequined black capes to a seemingly invisible public. What’s it like to go through life in a mesh top? Andrew Goldman treks from the stands at Yankee Stadium to the banquettes at the Four Seasons to investigate life as the ultimate fashion victim.

Straight male Andrew Goldman looks into the matter, but I'm not sure that he finds out. From Radar. Prepare to snigger.

Not Safe For Work: The trailer to an animated movie, dont je ne sais rien, about puberty. It reminds me - did anybody else ever see this? - of Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle, a film that the St Joseph County sheriff yanked from a theatre in 1978. My word! It's available on VHS!

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