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April 1, 2008
The End Of The World As We Know It
. If you want to imagine the catastrophe - how you would cope, what would you do to save yourself and your family - where do you turn for advice?... The idea of dying together, all of us, in some ways seems less appalling than the thought of going alone.
posted by amyms at 11:32 PM PST - 29 comments
Porn for the Blind
is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge. [NSFW]
posted by basicchannel at 11:09 PM PST - 32 comments
An ancient tradition
or despicable exploitation? As in ancient Greece and Shakespeare's theatre, boys dress as women
to entertain men. A hint of Afghan homosexuality was included in the movie The Kite Runner
. An Uzbekistan theatre group is presenting two plays
on this theme in Seattle this month. The homosexual element of Afghan culture has waxed and waned depending on who is invading their country at the time.
posted by binturong at 4:22 PM PST - 109 comments
Max Mosley, controversial
president of the FIA
(the governing board of F1 and other international motorsports), made headline news this past weekend for a "sick nazi orgy with 5 hookers"
that was caught on tape (posted, but has since been pulled down). He has apologized
, but does not plan to leave his position, despite many who feel his vices may detract
from motor racing.
posted by jaimev at 1:22 PM PST - 88 comments
Life Before Death
- (from the site) "This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying - and living."
posted by blue_beetle at 8:41 AM PST - 67 comments
3D map of Shanghai. Double Click a building and get a pic of the building
My Chinese isn't up to it but if you double click a building you seem to get a pic of the building and nearby flats for rent. The links on the lower left seem to take you the nearest McDonalds, Hospital, and KFC.
You start in the new area of Pudong, go west of the river (direction left) to find the older sites. The cranes on building sites is a nice touch.
If you want to see Shanghai from ground level try here:
posted by priorpark17 at 2:33 AM PST - 13 comments