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February 1, 2003
Do you slip her the hot beef injection?
Teenage Girls Not Getting Enough Meat... At least, not according to the American Beef Industry, which concoted this laughably ridiculous "lifestyle" site to appeal to god knows who, ostensibly focused on teen girl issues (prom? dating?), but with a thinly veiled meaty agenda beneath it all. Bonus points for the horrifically Avrilesque domain name. Marketing. It's what's for dinner.
posted by jonson at 11:24 PM PST - 59 comments

Dental Plan / Lisa needs braces!
Best. Episodes. Ever. Though I think they're wrong about the worst. In honor of the upcoming 300th episode of the Simpsons, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the 25 best episodes and 1 worst. May the arguments, and uneeded meme generation, begin.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:53 PM PST - 128 comments

A Title of Remorse
A letter to the President. From one thing to another, so much for which to be accountable.
posted by the fire you left me at 6:58 PM PST - 48 comments

Year of the Ram! [or black sheep, or goat]
The year of the Ram!... or black sheep... or goat Dating since 2600 BC, the Chinese calendar is a lunar system of dating that goes in 12 year cycles. It is commonly seen on the place mats of your favorite Chinese eatery. Each year in the cycle is assigned a different animal, mine being the great, "clever to the point of genius" (i always remember that part) monkey - which happens to be next year. Any one make resolutions for this holiday? I wish I knew more about this but apparently there are traditional ceremonies for it. A little advice for the year ahead.
posted by phylum sinter at 6:36 AM PST - 9 comments

Houston we have a problem!
Houston we have a problem! At 9:00am EST communication was lost with space shuttle Columbia. The touch down should have been occurred at 9:16am.
posted by MzB at 6:23 AM PST - 450 comments

No, no! - Iraq's the REAL threat, sure Pyonyang will gnaw off a leg...
Pyongyang's crosshairs on US Capital "A propaganda poster released by North Korea depicts the country's struggle with the United States over the North's nuclear program." - poster shows North Korean soldier with large shells looking at Capital building crumbling from a large explosion. (NYT)
posted by troutfishing at 6:04 AM PST - 27 comments

Classic Radio Gallery
The Classic Radio Gallery: Wooden radios, speakers, and more.
posted by hama7 at 5:38 AM PST - 10 comments

Yum!
If it tastes good, eat it? Food scientists have discovered that AMP, " a naturally occurring substance ..... found in a wide range of natural foods - including breast milk" can be used to make bad tasting food taste good. Will it save humanity from the "unholy trinity" of sugar, salt, and fat, or are we all tumor meat as soon as this stuff gets some traction?
posted by BGM at 12:16 AM PST - 29 comments