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:: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 ::
From the street outside of the building where I work, looking east you see the Ben Franklin Bridge, which leads to the Most Dangerous City in America (NYTimes).:: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 ::
How Bush Really Won (mojones) A long, but well-reasoned article on the considerable influence of rubes, snake-oil, slight-of-hand, and old-time 'ligeon in modern politics.
All Natural != All Tasty (from a double-bounce off the memepool)
Science: Tiny, robot, dead-fly eating aircraft (from /.)
70's Radio interviews with rock artists (Led Zeppelin, Cliff Richards, Steeleye Span) (RealAudio interviews)
Rumsfeld slip sparks conspiracy theory.:: Monday, December 27, 2004 ::
A nice gallery of old, decorative bicycle chain-rings.
Fundamentalists love death and catastrophe. It confirms their psychological sickness, forgives their hatred of humanity and the environment. They want it to happen.
The Bush administration dreams of a state of perpetual warfare. Intelligence was used to learn of or confirm malicious behaviour, which could lead to combat. Now, Rumsfeld has a plan for "commencing combat operations, chiefly to obtain intelligence" (NYTimes, reg. req):: Thursday, December 23, 2004 ::
The Daily Jive is on a short break for the Holidays. We'll be back soon with more and better stuff. Merry Christmas!
Macquariums at the Apple Collection
City Creator. Very cool.
Build a better Bush:: Friday, December 17, 2004 ::
SHHH Cards for annoying cellphone users (printable pdf) (via coudal)
Sketch-A-Move hotwheels (QT) Project description is here.
Ghost Stories with Hidden Agendas (McSweeneys)
[Monumental climate problem; Zero Bush Administration leadership] Shrinking glaciers evidence of global warming, while as a slap-in-the-face to the rest of the world, the U.S. won't even fully participate in world climate talks.
Fiddling While Iraq Burns (NYTimes):: Thursday, December 16, 2004 ::
The gallery of misused quotation marks. "Cool!"
Die Screaming with Sharp things in your Head. If you're a ceramic garden gnome.
mp3 of the day: A 1977 Inspirational McDonalds employee record (mp3) featuring the voice of Ray Kroc his-bad-self, who sounds like he had a few before busting his cut. Horrible, horrible, horrible. As if working for Mickey D's isn't bad enough without having this stuff forced on you.
Red State Cuisine (found on Retro Randy)
Fantastic site profiling Czech Book Covers from the 1920's-30's (from GMT+9, who always seems to get the inside line on these things)
Battlefield Earth: Bill Moyers explains why fake-Christian fundamentalists feel justified in treating the environment like a toilet. (speech transcript, well worth reading)
Santarchy: Santas Gone Wild! From a NYTimes article about Santas behaving badly.:: Monday, December 13, 2004 ::
The strange art work of Ray Caesar.:: Sunday, December 12, 2004 ::
Attention lazy, hipster, loungecrawlers: it's not too late to add the "Lazy Drinker" computer controlled cocktail mixer to your list.:: Thursday, December 09, 2004 ::
After a 9 year break, American Music Club is back with a new album, Love Songs for Patriots, which is available for free, streaming mp3 download on their web site.
A Rube Goldberg physics assignment page (with the long Rube Honda Commercial video, and video links to past class projects):: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 ::
Winner of this month's ultra-descriptive url contest: oldmencrying.com
Kerowack's insane roller disco dance party video (.mov, courtesy of memepool)
An update to the Kitaoka optical illusions page. (caution: eye-hurt)
A nice little flash jumper game featuring the ultra-rare bearded character. His beard is so prominent in his mystique, they named the game after it.
You caint make yer corn-squeezins without a copper moonshine still (warning: horrendous midi that sounds like a cross between 'turkey in the straw' and a hobbit folk dance):: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 ::
Terri Gross's interviews David Johansen on the New York Doll's, their reunion at this year's UK Meltdown Festival Reunion, and his Buster Poindexter alter-ego (NPR.org, full audio interview link)
When Bad Things Happen (To Bad People) (Mother Jones)
Instructions on how to make this enormous ape-friendly keyboard
"That song was written with a hunger that can break down stone walls. That was the motivation.":: Monday, December 06, 2004 ::
[Christmas Party.mp3] An odd Christmas song, courtesy of the Walkmen
Bush sets out to dismantle 30 years of environmental protection:: Saturday, December 04, 2004 ::
Interview with Fugazi's Ian MacKaye:: Friday, December 03, 2004 ::
"Access to networks like the World Wide Web might need to be limited to those who can show they take security seriously"
Comedian Patton Oswald talks to NPR's Terry Gross (streaming RA)about what it's like to do political comedy in front of an angry mob of rednecks who are screaming "Bush Rocks!".
The Covers Project Longest Chain (a covered b; b covered c...):: Thursday, December 02, 2004 ::
Australia has a browsable National Public Toilet Map
A full-featured virtual oscilloscope.
12 days, $66,344.46
Toast, toast, toast, toast, toast, toast, toast, toast. What do you put in a toaster?
Huge Mineral and Gem Gallery:: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 ::
[VLDTV] The world's earliest television recordings from the late 20's - early 30's done on Silvatone and Phonovision shellac discs (capturing a 30 line horizontal scan!)
Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography (McSweeneys)