Michael Barris feels your life can be reduced to a story that can be told in five words. OK, I’m game. How’s this: False Risk Is Almost Enough. Additional responses collected here.
Monthly Archive for August, 2002
One of MetaFilter’s members, vitpil is apparently living in Nigeria, and (s)he detailed all the competing ideas and power-plays within the political landscape of the country. Very interesting – especially for people who are appalled by the mother who is sentenced to be stoned to death for having her baby out of wedlock.
I have always wanted a Star Wars Land Speeder. I didn’t want a speeder as desparately as I wanted a light saber or the ability to float a spaceship with the power of my mind, but this is still pretty freaking cool if you ask me.
As part of the Bush Administration’s ongoing efforts to obliterate all traces of terrorism in the United States, the Department of Justice has commenced registration of each and every American Patriot.
Here’s an interesting idea. postcardX gives you the name and address of somebody who is a total stranger to you. You are then invited to create something and send it to them. The most interesting part probably comes when somebody else creates something and sends it to you. Kind of a randomize pen pal/art type [...]
Well, there’s a nice tip: Scrub your lists. Suppress suspicious "spamflag" addresses such as "abuse@" or "marketerspam@." Link
This story about an NBC news crew filming a hacker as he breaks into their own network is funny. But mostly, I’m posting it because I just tickled pink by my tongue in cheek headline. So sue me. Sometimes my tastes run to the lame and juvenile.
So, The Gilmore Girls. If you’ve not seen this show, but you are familiar with the premise, you may be tempted to dismiss it as trite crap. I can see how it might look that way from the outside looking in. But, it’s really much better than it sounds. If you’ve seen the show, then [...]
Based on the information that some of my favorite bands or artists include: Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann and Jonatha Brooke, GNOD think that I would enjoy listening to Emiliana Torrini. Judging from the sound clips on Amazon, I think Gnod may be right. Can’t buy it though. She’s on Virgin which is part of the [...]