Archive for April, 2003

Sacred Texts

Friday, April 25th, 2003

(via MetaFilter)

This is pretty cool – The Internet Sacred Text Archive

– archives of religious, spiritual, and mythical texts.

Washington Post Contest winner

Thursday, April 24th, 2003

(via the Home-Ed list)

The Washington Post had a contest; submit instructions for anything, written in the style of a famous person.

The winning entry:

The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare).

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke — banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, ’tis what it’s all about.

— by William Shakespeare (Jeff Brechlin, Potomac

Some kids have *cool* dads!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

(via BoingBoing)

They build things like this.

My projects tend to look more like this.

When Escher and Lego meet…

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

This is what happens.

Ah, it was about time to update my old wallpaper anyway.

What does the cow say?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

Apparently, ‘bú’ if it’s Hungarian.

Animal sounds by language

(I think I’m gonna need a category just for cow items.)

Look out, Homestar, it’s The Great Sasuke!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

(via devnull)

Jesse Ventura has a rival.


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2003

(via devnull)
Honda’s amazing Accord ad apparently took 606 takes.

I don’t care. I’m still impressed.

Soylent Brown is turkeys! Turkeys!!!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2003

(via Metafilter)

If legit, this is really cool! Oil and gas from just about anything carbon-based.

Compaq answers the age-old question

Thursday, April 10th, 2003

(sorry, lost the attribution)

Compaq finally lets you know where to find that darn key!

Elementally, my dear Watson!

Thursday, April 10th, 2003

(via The Shifted Librarian)

Cute! A Flash animation of Tom Lehrer’s
Elements song.

Shock and Awe ™

Thursday, April 10th, 2003

(via Lockergnome)

Sony has trademarked the term Shock and Awe

Bizarre! What next, “Bud Light ™ proudly presents the Fox ™ -Halliburton ™ America’s War on North Korea! Now with 10% more cluster bombs!”

EMI sells something, may be CDs

Thursday, April 10th, 2003

(via Lockergnome)

EMI is selling copy-protected ‘CD’s that dont’ play in some CD players, like the XBox, since the ‘CD’s don’t comply with the standard for audio CDs developed by Philips and Sony.

Be careful when buying CDs, if they’re copy-protected, they may not play on all CD players.

Alas for us!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2003

Ben’s old truck just dropped dead
Damon’s ankle broke
Granddad’s foot has just succumbed
to years of too much smoke.
Gabey has a fever
John Paul has a cold
Joanne’s ears ring from Meniere’s
I’m just getting old.