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May 1, 2002
when memes colide domokun + developers = domopers
. even when it's the fuzzy happiness of domokun there's something about balmers raving that makes me have nightmares. on the plus side it's done quite well... so it's got that going for it.
posted by boogah at 3:59 PM PST - 15 comments
Introducing ... Ratbot!
Leave it to the good folks at SUNY to come up with a remote-controlled rat. Best of all: "If the rat correctly followed the cue and turned left, its reward-centre was stimulated, filling the rat with a feeling of well-being."
posted by risenc at 2:16 PM PST - 8 comments
"This Index of Logical Fallacies
looks like it should be required reading for anyone who wants to participate in online discussions. (Hello, Metafilterians? I'm looking in your direction...)"
This from someone named Meg Hourihan
. . .I found the link useful (very) while finding the linker very condescending, in this case. I guess we can consider ourselves slapped, huh?
posted by Danf at 2:15 PM PST - 65 comments
Is Aung San Suu Kyi going to be released?
Speculation's mounting that the military government of Myanmar is going to end opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's 18-month house arrest, after a U.N. envoy's trip to the country. Think that'll help, or even happen? (Suu Kyi's a bit of a cause celebre at the moment -- Bono's had her face on a t-shirt and he wrote "Walk On" about her, so you know something's going on...)
posted by logovisual at 1:15 PM PST - 6 comments
It's that month of the year again; read
about it, do the quiz
, talk and think about it at various events
, earn some money
for a cause. Or join
in: the fun should be well underway in about 7 hours. (All links NSFW. I wonder why. Do you wonder why?)
posted by disso at 12:40 PM PST - 21 comments
Milton would be proud!
Swingline has finally seen the light and is making candy apple red staplers as is seen in Office Space. People on ebay have been making a mint repainting other colors to be the desired red color for a couple years, Swingline decided that nothing is like the real thing and has started prodcution of this color, via only the website I think. We got ours today in the mail I'm so giddy I think I'm gonna pass out.
posted by Dome-O-Rama at 12:19 PM PST - 18 comments
Jenin 'massacre' reduced to death toll of 56.
Propoganda over, it's now official. I guess people will always believe what they want, but this comes straight from the Palestinian Authority.
I'm curious to know if this makes anyone in here feel the slightest bit regretful for jumping to conclusions (since we all know what happens when one assumes...).
posted by crustbuster at 11:59 AM PST - 56 comments
There is bad taste and then there is really bad taste
. I'm not sure how the scoring works, but I think my high score is as follows: dead: 2 men, 3 women, 0 child - injured: 2 men, 1 woman, 1 child.
posted by johnnydark at 10:25 AM PST - 39 comments
Google to Power AOL Search.
America Online and Google today announced a multi-year agreement that will make Google's popular search technology and targeted paid listings available on America Online brands. Google's paid listings will begin rolling out on the AOL service and AOL.COM immediately; they will launch on Netscape and CompuServe in the next several weeks.
posted by ncurley at 9:36 AM PST - 6 comments
Girls forced by principal to show underwear at school dance
What in the blazes is going on in schools these days that allows idiots like this to be administrators? First strip searching primary school kids, now forcing young ladies to lift their skirts and pull down their blouses to prove that they are wearing "appropriate underwear"? If only we were still allowed to keelhaul
posted by dejah420 at 9:26 AM PST - 41 comments
Bowling for Columbine
"The concept is that violence is just another all-American sport," says the source. "In a bizarre way, it sort of lets the shooters off the hook, saying that they’re just part of a culture of violence."
posted by gazingus at 9:03 AM PST - 6 comments
At Si Tanka Huron University, a school of 400 in South Dakota, as many as 50 people may have been exposed to HIV by having sex with an HIV-positive basketball player or two of the women he slept with, according to today's New York Times
posted by rcade at 8:51 AM PST - 22 comments
Tonight, when the grill is blackened with meat particles," he said
, "I will literally clean it with the marinated onions so that all the flavor from the grill goes into them. That allows me to start the next morning. It's like baking sourdough. You have to save some to start the next batch."
Do you have a sandwich obsession?
posted by preguicoso at 8:36 AM PST - 73 comments
File this under "Karaoke Gone Horribly Wrong"
(ASF File) Maybe we all look like this after a couple drinks and a microphone in front of us. Wait, no. I'm pretty sure we don't. (Nothing sexual or anything, so work appropriate, but you'll get some stares, especially if your volume is up high.) I think the girl on the right should start touring with Andrew W. K.
posted by gramcracker at 7:16 AM PST - 11 comments
The United Nations: Non partisan independant arbiter of international matters or hyper-politicized arena? You make the call
posted by BentPenguin at 6:34 AM PST - 20 comments
This new trading card game
takes an ironic look a a bunch of "Bad Ideas" from the dot-com boom and bust. The object is to remain in business as long as possible by raising money from VC's and forcing your opponents to spend resources on developing bad ideas... You can't actually generate any revenue, of course :-)
posted by sib at 12:47 AM PST - 7 comments