Farthest South Farthest South (sometimes stated as Furthest South), describes the most southerly latitude achieved by man before the conquest of the South Pole rendered the term obsolete. I love stuff like this. My own personal Farthest South is probably … Continue reading
My letter-writing campaign to the various cartooning syndicates and independents urging more cartoons about visits to breweries has started to pay off:
The World Question Center 2008 A collection of essays from people who know things about things they thought they knew but later figured out they didn’t. For instance, I like Martin Seligman’s essay about the probability of ET because he … Continue reading
Earthrace – The Boat In March 2008, Earthrace will attempt to set a new speed record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe running 100% biodiesel, and with a net zero carbon-footprint, in order to increase awareness of the environment … Continue reading
Places I’ve been: Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela will turn red sometime soon. And I kind of assume I’ll make it to India and China and Australia somewhen, I don’t know why. Antarctica, though, even though it doesn’t show up on … Continue reading
The 6 Most Terrifying Foods in the World | Cracked.com #5. Casu Marzu From: Sardinia, Italy. What the hell is it? This, dear reader, is a medium-sized lump of Sweet Fucking Christ. There are whole nations made up of the … Continue reading
AlterNet: Neocons on a Cruise: What Conservatives Say When They Think We Aren’t Listening From time to time, National Review – the bible of American conservatism – organises a cruise for its readers. I paid $1,200 to join them. The … Continue reading
Simply the oddest thing I’ve ever seen on the internets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdX_OBUeHb4
Found on this photo blog.
Shorpy | The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog I’d never seen this photoblog before recently, but now I see references for it everywhere. By “everywhere,” I mean in 3 different places. Sign in the window says “Register here… Hop pickers… Picking starts … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOvq3-oG5BM Funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Apparently it’s also/really a game, but the video is wonderful by itself.
Jury nullification – Wikipedia Jury nullification is a de facto power of the jury, and is not normally disclosed to jurors by the system when they are instructed as to rights and duties. This totally changes how I’ll behave if … Continue reading
Imagine, if you will, surfing through Youtube from music video to music video and finally ending up here; Paint Box, by Pink Floyd. As the video loads, I read several of the comments: “Syd’s great! David’s great! Syd’s lip-synching! He’s … Continue reading
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9dhO0iCLww Apparently they still show this in biology. We called it ‘the tRNA Sutra.’ Or maybe I just called it that, I can’t remember. Just 11 years after this film was made, we considered it an oddity created by a … Continue reading
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7124813712533211092=en This will either slap you to the ground in a fit of nostalgia (if you remember it) or do something else I know not what (if you don’t).
“I have the energy of a bear that has the energy of two bears!” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3620883134809824447,5=en
A Man & His Mountain. “I’ve had a few different jobs, a few different apartments and a lot of girlfriends, but one mountain,” he says. “And it’s the thing that never lets me down.” I remember reading about this guy … Continue reading