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January 25, 2003
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Mouse?
Mickey Mouse attempts suicide and fights the Nazis. Minnie Mouse goes wild at National Lampoon, while Donald Duck has a drug problem. Read about a 1970s porn film, a series of underground comics, the missing black centaur in Fantasia, and all the other cultural history that Disney doesn't want you to see.
posted by jonp72 at 11:12 PM PST - 26 comments

an orgasm in every pot?
"Documenting the orgasm": An interview with Annie Sprinkle : "I have a vision for the future where all the necessary sex education will be available for everyone; there will be no more need for abortion, no more sexually transmitted diseases. No one will ever go hungry for sex because there will be sex kitchens all over town serving sex instead of soup."
posted by troutfishing at 10:42 PM PST - 30 comments

vw
The Sun is Shining in the Sky. Music video as advertising, to great effect.
posted by the fire you left me at 6:50 PM PST - 41 comments

Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame gives Suzanne Somers (of "Three's Company" and ThighMaster fame) her own star. Did you know that there's a fee to get a star? $15,000 is the going price of being having a star, evidently.
posted by msacheson at 6:08 PM PST - 14 comments

Axis of officially anglophone bug-eaters
I knew it! Norway, Cameroon and Laos are in sinister cahoots! [Java, more from the creator]
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:40 PM PST - 10 comments

Nike Shox
Nike Shox NZ: "And he's off like a bull with gas." [Quick Time video]
posted by hama7 at 3:33 PM PST - 44 comments

Defend your right to provide content!
Back in the good old days, before The Privacy - Nightmare,
before the deep thinkers went missing in action, before The Permissions Crisis, before the Team Leaders took over with their earth-gobbling death machines and our consciences were drugged into submission, Nigerian security chiefs offered their German counterparts sage advice on combating black magic. And nobody ever spied on the birds!

Except for the Conservative Midwest, where people had other interests, Americans spent their spare time happily perusing ECHO - The EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online, freely offering their comments on federal regulations at Regulations.gov, and reading stimulating independent content like The Talking Blogroll Blues, ... [more inside]
posted by sheauga at 2:43 PM PST - 8 comments

Chips Ahoy!
Everybody Loves Potato Chips! But not everyone is a fan of your nationally available tripe; for the true connoisseur, regional "estate" chips are where it's at. From the delicious, slightly vinegary "Utz Carolina Style Barbecue", to the St. Louis hot sauce flavored "Old Vienna Red Hot Riplets"; from the straightforward pleasures of Tim's Cascade Style Cracked Peppercorn to the more exotic temptations of Route 11's Mama Zuma's Revenge, these "micro-fryeries" will never threaten Frito Lay for America's spare change, but for those lucky enough to travel the U.S., they are a welcome taste of local flavor. The truly tempted can scratch that itch via the miracle of e-commerce, but don't expect them to get to your house in time for the Superbowl. Any other favorites out there to keep an eye out for?
posted by jonson at 1:49 PM PST - 37 comments

Weekend Frippery
Love or fight is a little animation by Boris Hoppek, and while visiting, don't miss his bimbo sculptures. Then, take a quick spin over to Noodle Town to meet the residents. And if you haven't yet overdosed on cute, visit the 10 second flash animations at itching hands...these quirky little primitives and stick figures seem to be quite the rage among illustrators.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:47 PM PST - 5 comments

Were from the UN and we're here to help!
Were from the UN and we're here to help! Question: If you're a UN Weapons Inspector and a man jumps into your vehicle screaming "Save me! Save me!" clutching notebooks to his chest what do you do? The answer is simple, you turn him over to the Iraqi authorities who now claim to have "no information on the incident." This ought to foster more cooperation from Iraqi scientists...good work Blix and Co.
posted by RevGreg at 12:54 PM PST - 54 comments

Microsoft = Megatarget.
Microsoft = Megatarget. A new worm is rapidly spreading across the Internet, functioning like a massive DDOS attack and crippling ISPs in South Korea. It's host? Microsoft SQL server. (Get yor fix on, then reboot!) What impact will it have over here, I wonder...
posted by insomnia_lj at 11:42 AM PST - 63 comments

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
O wad some Power the giftie gie us -To see oursels as ithers see us! Put on your Sporrans and join me for a wee dram and a bite of Haggis, as Scotland celebrates its national bard ,William Mcgonagal. Oops , i mean Robert Burns.
posted by sgt.serenity at 11:34 AM PST - 16 comments

A restaurant critic and her anorexic daughter
"My daughter can't be bulimic. I don't diet. We don't talk about calories or fat or weight loss. Much of our family life centres around food. Look at my job as a restaurant critic!" Joanne Kates is the restaurant critic for the Globe and Mail; her daughter suffered from anorexia. Today, the Globe published their story in their own words.
posted by mcwetboy at 11:10 AM PST - 8 comments

Online SF Short Fiction
Online SF Short Fiction. It's good and it's free. Sci-Fiction is the biggest name in the online field, publishing many big name authors (This week's story is by Octavia E. Butler for instance) and winning several awards. (Also check out Swanwick's Periodic Table of Science Fiction while you're there). But there are more sources for good online SF: The Infinite Matrix, Strange Horizons and Infinity Plus (reprints) for instance. And let's not forget that all the print magazines have put their Nebula nominees online (though Analog's stories are coming up as 404s). Let the reading commence!
posted by rainking at 11:06 AM PST - 7 comments

FantasticFecalFind
Thanks to global warming we are in deep shit. Biologist Gerry Kuzyk was hiking with his wife in the remote reaches of the Yukon when he caught the putrid scent of caribou dung wafting through the chill air. Then he saw it -- the biggest pile of animal droppings he had ever seen, 8 feet high and stretching over a half-mile of mountainside.
posted by srboisvert at 10:58 AM PST - 13 comments