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January 16, 2003
Entire streetscapes of the liveliest areas in London
Streets of London photoguide. Explore them from the comfort of your chair. Find that particular restaurant or bar online before you meet up for MeFiLondon. Not only that, they answer some really neat trivial questions.
posted by riffola at 11:03 PM PST - 11 comments

23 vs. 39
Ability vs. Guile. If you've seen the latest Gatorade commercial where 39 year old Michael Jordan plays against himself circa his 85 - 86 Bulls era and wondered "how'd they do that?", here's a very cool description of one of the neatest tricks I've seen recently.
posted by jonson at 10:41 PM PST - 7 comments

Musical Insanity
Feeling a little stressed? Maybe all you need are some Nuts In Your Mouth. Not quite as embarrassing as unprovoked Sweatpant Boners (they know what's up). For more information on crotch-themed rock, perhaps Dick Delicious and the Tasty Testicles can help. OK, how about Destruct-A-Thon? Oh, and before I forget to mention it, Gardy-Loo! (If you know what that means, you will.)
posted by Dark Messiah at 9:05 PM PST - 5 comments

Out of Africa
The Tsavo lions were made famous by the 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness. The stuffed trophies were donated to the Chicago Field Museum, where you can still see them today, in all their maneless glory. Facinated by stranger-than-fiction stories out of Africa, like the lost tusks of Malima Temboz, the Mountain that Walks.
posted by steef at 6:58 PM PST - 4 comments

Social Networks
Joint ventures, terrorist networks, and other joys of social network analysis.
posted by oissubke at 3:37 PM PST - 8 comments

GasBGon Flatulence Filter Seat Cushion
Clear the air, not the room.
"You no longer have to be embarrassed by the untimely passing of intestinal gas among your friends or family." The GasBGon Flatulence Filter Seat Cushion "...has been designed and tested to absorb the odor and sound of flatulence." Buy one today for yourself, a loved one or a friend.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:03 PM PST - 17 comments

The Ultimate Male Mastubation Resource on the web!
99% of you men have visited this website... and the other 1% of you will lie about it. (NSFW warning: some graphic, but tasteful, illustrations are contained within the site, but not on the front page. Also, sadly, information for females is no longer maintained on the site itself.)
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:55 PM PST - 60 comments

American Peace Homepage
American Peace Homepage. "While most people, including most Americans, tend to believe that the United States has largely been a peaceful country until recently, in reality nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, the United States has been engaged in military operations for most of this country's history. Of all the things the United States can claim, it certainly has no claim to being a 'peace loving' country. [Visit this site to see] a table containing every year, from 1776 to the present - all of US history. Just click on the year to see who US troops were killing, or threatening to kill, in that year."
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:26 PM PST - 38 comments

Who wrote Lord of the Rings, again?
Who wrote Lord of the Rings, again? Those wacky, wacky teeming million followers of Cecil Adams are at it again, this time figuring out how Lord of the Rings might have read were it written by other hands. The best, in my opinion, is John Cage's rendition.
posted by thanotopsis at 12:53 PM PST - 24 comments

Son of Spam
Son of Spam. MRE (Meals-Ready-To-Eat) and other military food rations have come a long way since the 60's.
posted by tboz at 12:33 PM PST - 11 comments

Are you a benny tied to a tree?
Playground law - a comprehensive (warning: pun) list of school yard insults. Beware - it sucks you in, I've been reading for an hour and I'm only on 'c'.
posted by Orange Goblin at 12:11 PM PST - 9 comments

Israel to conduct killings in the us
From UPI: Israel is embarking upon a more aggressive approach to the war on terror that will include staging targeted killings in the United States and other friendly countries, former Israeli intelligence officials told United Press International. I am so NOT trolling. I am simply curious to see what MeFi users have to say about this interesting news item.
posted by pejamo at 11:49 AM PST - 36 comments

Stick Insects Argue Against Evolution
The Twisted Path of Stick Insect Evolution Challenges the Theory of Evolution
Sort of... In an article on the cover of today's Nature, research on the evolution of stick insects is announced. But depending on the news source, this is either a strong challenge to the theory of evolution, or a mild revision. So who's right?
posted by rschram at 11:47 AM PST - 48 comments

Muscle Gals
Muscle gals The gym culture, protein diets, and Xena have made way for a new fetish.
posted by Dukebloo at 11:04 AM PST - 39 comments

Doctor, I've got a clamp... I mean, a cramp...
Doctor, I've got a clamp... I mean, a cramp... Surgical teams accidentally leave clamps, sponges and other tools inside about 1,500 patients nationwide each year, according to the biggest study of the problem yet. (yummy Xray here).
posted by sparky at 10:44 AM PST - 11 comments

Moleskine-ing
Moleskine notebooks I picked up my first Moleskine a few months ago and have been carrying it around everywhere, jotting down notes to myself, more stream of conscious than a journal. The pocket notebooks come in a variety of styles, including a Japanese Pocket Album that is one 60 page long continuous fold out sheet for making timelines, long drawings or photo albums. Even my plain notebook has a small pocket in the back cover to stick keepsakes (ticket stubs maybe?) as well as a built in bookmark and elastic strap to keep the book closed. Other bloggers also love their Moleskines. Not to be a product ad, but the combination of design simplicity and utility really make these notebooks a functional piece of art. It also helps to have a nice, small pen to carry with the journal.
posted by jonah at 9:36 AM PST - 79 comments

Bush Wants $60B for 2004 Fed IT Budget
Bush Wants $60B for 2004 Fed IT Budget. It's the only area aside from defense that is going to have an increase in spending when Bush releases his budget on 2/3. Mitchell E. Daniels said federal IT projects contain "tons of overlap and redundancies" and "far too many plans for which we do not have good business cases." And here I thought that was just the proper definition of our government.
posted by archimago at 9:34 AM PST - 109 comments

goody goody gumdrops!
released 35 years ago, "yummy yummy yummy i got love in my tummy", unarguably the most important pop song since "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini", roared to the top of the charts and its supporous and encrustulated bubblegum effluviance can still be heard in today's poppiest artistes. simple simon says: are YOU down with fruitilicious?
posted by quonsar at 7:31 AM PST - 23 comments

Closet racism/ageism/sexism is better than flipping the bird?
HIT!!! SQUISH!!! MASH!!! or BASH!!! your Buddy whenever the feelings of Road Rage come over you.

Please take a moment to let us know what you would like to see in the next buddy: Cow girl, Business Women, Old Geezer, Racial/Ethnic Taxi Cab Driver, Grandma, Black Businesswomen and man, Asian women, Valley Girl, Cop, Bus driver.
posted by machaus at 7:28 AM PST - 25 comments