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April 7, 2002
who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
spongebob sqarepants! absorbent and yellow and porous is he! spongebob squarepants! if nautical nonsense be something you wish! spongebob squarepants! then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!
posted by kd at 9:48 PM PST - 34 comments
Nobody came to my Winter Solstice party
I'm not accusing anyone, just asking why and what gives.
via the most amazing thing I have ever found on the internet, without exception, the spectacular, hilarious, awe-inspiring, truly monumental, brilliant and moving Leisuretown
posted by Settle at 9:23 PM PST - 21 comments
Inside an American Atheists convention.
"Ellen Johnson herself touted a recent City University of New York survey showing that the proportion of Americans who do not adhere to any religion grew from eight percent to 14.1 percent during the past decade. (However, Johnson did not share another finding with the delegates — that just 0.4 percent of Americans consider themselves atheists.)"
Could Atheist activist rhetoric and harsh attitudes towards the religious be responsible for this discrepancy? It looks like agnostics and non-religious people may not want to join what they see as an agreeable but fringe group.
posted by skallas at 8:32 PM PST - 70 comments
I'm here to tell you about the ultimate sporting clash of the titans-Air Hockey!
That's right, the ultimate rec-room sport of the '70's is alive and well. There's leagues galore
including one in Austin, Texas
(home of numerous MeFite's.), and cool Flash animations
of some slick moves. Ever since I bought my first table at age 10 at a yard sale, this has been my game. Nice to know it's still out there. There's even places to buy nifty tables
if you're in the market. Me and the missus used to love playing at the local arcade on this beauty
with the nifty flourescent puck. Now drop the puck and play!
posted by jonmc at 8:19 PM PST - 3 comments
is a new magazine/web site dedicated to "interactive design and commerce." Nice design; bummer about the frames.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:17 PM PST - 13 comments
The Red Hot Jazz Archive
- Louis Armstrong
, Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon
, Ma Rainey
, Don Redman
, Trixie Smith
and all the other household names are here. Essays, biographies, discographies, filmographies and sounds
--It's your one stop shopping source for the Potato Head Blues
in its entirety--truly one of the high points in Western Civilization--for example, among many, many other classics. I ran this sucker through here and Google and it doesn't show up--so pardon the double-post if it is so. I mean, it ought to be
. It's just one of my favorite sites. A little hard on the eyes but a delight just the same.
posted by y2karl at 3:18 PM PST - 9 comments
A few laughs at the expense of a "pretty great state"
Legislators' Ignorance Is Embarrassing
Few would argue that "a proper understanding of American history and government is essential to good citizenship," as stated in a bill written this year by the Utah Legislature and signed into law March 18 by Gov. Mike Leavitt.
But in its zeal to put God back in government, the Legislature revealed an embarrassing ignorance of America's history and its Constitution.
posted by onegoodmove at 2:53 PM PST - 23 comments
Uncle Sam Sez: Sheesh! Get Some Exercise!!
A new National Center for Health Statistics survey shows that only seven out of 10 Americans get enough exercise every week. About four in 10 get practically no exercise whatsoever. How much do you exercise, and if so, are you one the three in 10 who do so enough? Is the report full of it? Should I go swimming now, or in an hour? Ride the bike there or take the car? Isn't driving a car to a nearby gym kinda stupid? But I digress. (Pauses, gets his bearings.) Isn't this pathetic?
posted by raysmj at 12:27 PM PST - 72 comments
The only moral and practical answer
that there has ever been to this question: partition, territorial compromise, a two-state solution, the establishment of a Palestinian state in most of the occupied territories with security arrangements in the Jordan Valley and identity arrangements in Jerusalem. An analysis that I can live with from The New Repuclic.
posted by semmi at 12:16 PM PST - 8 comments
Are Your Posts Perchance Too Mealy-Mouthed And Polite?
Do you have difficulty getting your points across? No problema
! Have The Burn Maker
translate your drippy hippy sentences into flame-throwing heat-seeking missiles that will get you
the attention you crave and deserve![I wouldn't be surprised if this has been posted before - but I certainly couldn't find it...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:11 AM PST - 82 comments
exactly what it sounds like. i found this while googling for a succinct definition of film noir, and this was too funny to resist. dig the altered picture of rita hayworth and the music clip, man.
posted by pxe2000 at 10:29 AM PST - 5 comments
Chimera 0.2.0 for Mac OS X
is now available for download. If you prefer using Mozilla
to IE5.x/Mac but dislike the lack of an Aqua GUI, then this is the browser for you. Chimera now supports Quartz rendering and is based on the Gecko engine which means it has great standards compliance. There are still many features missing, but this browser is showing great potential.
posted by crayfish at 4:37 AM PST - 21 comments