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April 9, 2007
Top 100 watch sites
on the web. Strangest
watches, tactical sniper
watches, micromechanical engineering
for connoisseurs. Nooka
watches, USB Data Storage
watch, dot matrix
watch, futuristic cool vintage
, funkadelic diamond rotolog
, not fussy about the exact time
watch, Rolex or replica?
, horological hallucination
watches, solar powered braille
watch, Philippe Starck
watches, our growabrain's super collection
of timepieces. A brief history of watches
posted by nickyskye at 11:22 PM PST - 34 comments
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
- Jackie Robinson
This Sunday April 15, 2007, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the breaking of baseball's color barrier
. For one
and managers throughout
as well as entire teams
will be saluting his memory
Robinson's retired number 42
for his tremendous leadership
and off the field (previously),
he is remembered
for his determination
, and for his post-career activities as a civil rights advocate
. Perhaps the highest compliment is to say simply that Jackie Robinson
of the greatest players
to ever grace
a baseball diamond
, but his contribution to baseball, and to equality in America
was far greater than statistics and pennants.
, do you want a ballplayer who is afraid to fight back?" "I want a ballplayer with guts enough not to fight back!" See The Jackie Robinson Story
, starring the man himself. (1:16:29, Google video)
posted by edverb at 8:43 PM PST - 20 comments
Porn for Women
is a new photo book by the Cambridge Women's Pornography Collective that asserts that what really turns women on is a man who cleans the house and asks for directions. Others disagree
. (All links SFW.)
posted by desjardins at 2:41 PM PST - 58 comments
The death of Russia [google video].
A very interesting documentary made for Channel 4 in the UK on the state of modern Russia from Marcel Theroux
Marcel is older brother of Louis Theroux
and son of the travel writer Paul
Marcel's documentary style is more sober than that of his brother and he deals with a tragic subject delicately and with a sympathetic tone. A very depressing but nonetheless very watchable documentary told by a literate, compassionate journalist.
[48 minutes running time]
posted by ClanvidHorse at 12:05 PM PST - 18 comments
First Responder Training Sites.
For police training purposes, in Southern California ten locations have been set up to look like "anytown, usa", where target practice & hostage situations are acted out. These areas are known in the industry as situation simulation villages, tactical training sites, or Hogan's Alleys (?
). Emergency State
is an online exhibit of over 200 photographs of these strange prop towns.
posted by jonson at 10:34 AM PST - 18 comments
Everyone needs more Kuler.
There a lot
of color pickers out there...and I generally like all of them...but Kuler takes things a step further by making a community
of color and color themes. Of course it's tied with their products but that doesn't distract from the usefulness of this free online application. It is also a beautifully designed website both in form and function.
posted by rmmcclay at 7:41 AM PST - 14 comments
Clive James on Scams and Hoaxes.
"If the flim-flam man is sensible enough to offer you a return of only twice as much, the scam might even work. I was once defrauded of a heartbreakingly-large sum by a fellow writer who was smart enough to offer no return at all. True to her word, she didn't return my money either.
posted by Blue Stone at 5:32 AM PST - 18 comments