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December 28, 2002
Brigitte Boisselier, Raelians, appearance and credibility
The Clone Crone: Is Brigitte Boisselier the scariest woman of 2002? Will she replace the Bride of Wildenstein in our epidermic disaffections? The Sunday British tabloids seem to think so. How much does protagonists' physical appearance influence our perception of public events, such as the alleged cloning of a human being? [ See MeFi's recent thread.] Are rampant male chauvinism and female cattiness making a comeback? In other words, would people take the other, more famous Brigitte more seriously if she were still beautiful? Or a man?
posted by Carlos Quevedo at 9:25 PM PST - 28 comments

Let's hope they weren't letters to Warner Bros.
Harpo Marx ran secret documents past Stalin. Really.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:19 PM PST - 20 comments

moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo
Betting on Mini-Cows "ROCKWELL, Iowa -- Dustin Pillard is betting his farm on compact cows...Pillard has 50 tiny cows on his northern Iowa farm" MEANWHILE..."In a May dispatch from Cuba, the Wall Street Journal reported that Fidel Castro proposed in 1987 to alleviate a chronic milk shortage by trying to get his scientists to clone the most productive cows, shrunk to the size of dogs so that each family could keep one inside it's apartment. The cows would feed on grass grown inside under fluorescent lights." Now I'd like a mini-polar bear, please, and a mini-elephant, while you're at it...
posted by troutfishing at 10:32 AM PST - 18 comments

Billboards of Tehran
By their billboards ye shall know them: the Tehran street advertising collection. See Western luxuries, goofy icons and hardline Islamist and reformist propaganda compete for Iranian minds. Watch out for those changing Iranian ad standards, though. [via hoder]
posted by mediareport at 9:16 AM PST - 8 comments

Young-hae Chang flash pieces
Beckett's Bounce and Riviera in English, and another version in Chinese.
The latest from Young Hae Chang.
posted by hama7 at 5:13 AM PST - 12 comments

Girl to sue over detention
Girl to sue over detention "The family, who want compensation, will argue that the detentions were unlawful because they took place in Freya's free time. " If you can't give kids detention, how else are they going to be punished for breaking school rules?
posted by feelinglistless at 3:57 AM PST - 88 comments

Oh, those wacky Japanese animators!
Pinpin Lelapin...While surfing on a Singapore site called FlashMove, I came across a zany Flash site: A wonder bit of inscrutable Japanese-inspired French animation from Studio Tanuki in the form of Pinpin Lelapin, an adorable pink balloon bunny rabbit who farts on people. In addition to the giddy animation and stylised artwork on the site is the unique "Super Mario"-type run-and-jump navigation. (Note: Mostly in French, with some Japanese and broken English. Contains Flash, music, farts, giant mecha battles and a Sailor Moon parody.)
posted by Down10 at 2:41 AM PST - 8 comments