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January 9, 2008
John James Audubon's Birds of America
John James Audubon's Birds of America
with Audubon's original text. It's laid out by
family and genus
but there is also an alphabetical
list of plates
which has bigger versions of the bird pictures. There are also links to the
as well as
birds driven to extinction since Audubon's time
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Obama is branding himself in graphic design
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The Edible Battle of Pelennor Fields
What I did over Christmas vacation
- a scale model of Minas Tirith during the Battle of Pelennor Fields from Tolkein's
The Return of the King
. In candy.
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Franco Donaggio Art
"I often come back home and empty my camera of the
I have seen, then I 'wash' them of any meaning and rearrange them into personal visions." --
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RPM Challenge 2008
It's that time of year again.
The RPM Challenge has been opened again for 2008. Can you record an album of 10 songs and/or 35 minutes during the month of February and send it in by the end of the month?
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"Those darn neighbors need waking up, I can tell you, constable!”
Cary Grant on LSD.
Excerpted from his
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Rules of Thumb, collected, categorized & peer evaluated
Rules of Thumb
is a user submitted (and voted upon) collection of the world's greatest rules of thumb for different situations, from
a bicycle frame
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150cc of awesome (15 songs from 10cc)
"The Worst Band in the World"
, but they played one on TV. And just about every song they recorded that
have 'Love' in the title (
"I'm Not in..."
), tested the limits of '70s Pop Music Oddness, starting with the stand-up/sit-down/doo-wop
(sitting by the telephone).
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Science and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election
"The next president of the United States of America will control a $150 billion annual research budget, 200,000 scientists, and 38 major research institutions and all their related labs. This president will shape human endeavors in
, bioethics debates, and the energy landscape of the 21st century." With the coming election, the
created a new website
and devoted a section of their journal
candidates' positions on
issues. But to help further
clarify their positions
, some people are
for the candidates to have a
presidential debate on science and technology
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produces stunning works of
. He has been lauded for creating
"...Hebrew characters that melt,"
but it is
his more unconventional work
- made up of letters with vivacity and personality. He calls his gorgeously abstracted work
existing wholly neither in the space of art or typography, with hope that
it might transcend language altogether
. See his
for more sketches, works, and arresting typescapes.
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Google your food
There has been a
major scientific breakthrough
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Should we have a meet up?
When is the 7th Annual No Pants! Subway Ride?
This Saturday, January 12th, New York City
. They seem to have done it in
as well. Village Voice
on 2006's shenanigans.
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Rant Of The Century
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
. "Is that a nest of tables? No, it's Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley having some red hot passionate embrace that is positively teaky."
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Rules to Live By
50 Things I've Learned in 50 Years
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Blogging the Qur'an.
Blogging the Qur'an
The Guardian's Madeleine Bunting and cultural critic
will blog a different verse or theme of the Qur'an each week. Bunting
says its one of the most difficult books she's ever read
, which is what a lot of non-muslims tend to think. The idea has been
by those of a very similar political hue. Others are already
blogging the the Bible
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An independent magazine for teenage girls.
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Fifty car pileup closes 1-4 in Florida
I watched man burn to death, heard others screaming in the fog.
A massive, 50-car pileup, the result of three or more crashes on I-4, has led to at least 3 fatalities and 82 injuries in central Florida near Orlando.
The smoke and fog
were so bad that rescue efforts were hindered. Drivers with no visibility did not know whether to stay in their burning cars or risk running out onto the highway for help.
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Max Yasgur's Farm
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Publishing Industry Trends to Watch in 2008
15 Publishing Industry Trends to Watch in 2008
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"Attacking that battle station is not my idea of courage. It's more like, suicide"
September 11, 2001. It's 10:15 am and the South Tower just went down. Millions of French people are watching the live coverage of the events on TF1, France's major TV channel, with star anchorman Poivre d'Arvor doing a running commentary.
Then, for a split second, a character from a famous movie happily tells us (in French subtitles) that he "did it"
(18 s in the video) (Dailymotion video).
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Trying to put the genie back in the bottle
Chicago adds a 5-cent-per-bottle tax on bottled water.
Will this reduce bottled water consumption?
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Sturgeon's law 2.0
It's round robin, user generated, choose-your-own-adventure style, web 2.0 fiction.
My productivity is now permanently crippled. The
gives some background, if you care about that sort of thing.
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"You will explode after two minutes".
"Video of Iran ‘attack’ on three US warships released by Pentagon"
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