January 10, 2004

When Running is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Run

Marijuana Buzz Linked to 'Runner's High.' How do I begin to pose one suitable question? Will we see tapped-out stoners jogging roadside in Phish-logo sweats and Nikes? Will the DEA outlaw running? Will states enact "medical running" legislation? Will the ONDCP be forced to release new "Now go tell your teammates you were caught getting high from running; they'll understand" ads?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:56 PM PST - 31 comments


Mathematik and Dynamical Systems. Mathematical visual effects and games, mostly javascript-based.
posted by donth at 7:53 PM PST - 5 comments


AsimovLite. Three cringe-worthy Isaac Asimov short stories. Also: Asimov's "Lecherous Limericks", quotables and links to related essays.
posted by nthdegx at 6:55 PM PST - 5 comments

My Scrabble value can beat all y'alls.

What's your name's value in Scrabble? And please, no "it's a trick question, you can't use proper nouns" whining. (via Elayne Riggs)
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:26 PM PST - 28 comments

I guess he's not switching...

"Crash Different" Well, I think this editor probably isn't going to continue using a Macintosh if he can help it. A decent spoof video, actually, on the "Think Different" / "Switch" campaigns. [via MemeStreams]
posted by djspicerack at 5:21 PM PST - 43 comments

The Safety Net

TheSafetyNet.Org • A collective of men who are working to stop date-rape and sexual abuse. "When a person is raped, it’s trust that’s used as the weapon...We’ve decided that it’s time to reclaim that trust, reclaim that responsibility. Men Rape. Men abuse. And men can stop it."
posted by dhoyt at 5:13 PM PST - 2 comments

VP would back ban on gay marriage

VP would back ban on gay marriage Best guess: Bush won't try for an amendment so as not to lose potential votes for his party. But this does say something about the man next in line--if not already first--for the presidency.
posted by Postroad at 5:02 PM PST - 36 comments

Legacy Admissions: Part 2

Affirmative Action Texas Style: Part 2
[A]fter consultation with each of the Texas A&M University System Regents, I have decided that, effective immediately, Texas A&M will no longer award points for legacy in the admissions review process.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:47 PM PST - 34 comments

Iranian underground music awards

Second Iranian underground music awards participants: They can't publish their records or play in public because of the Islamic government's fear of Rock music. There are hundreds of underground Rock bands in Iran right now. Christian Science Monitor has the story of one of them.
posted by hoder at 12:00 PM PST - 2 comments

Odd Nerdrum

Odd Nerdrum. [Via Giornale Nuovo.]
posted by homunculus at 11:36 AM PST - 5 comments

Report says Bush planned Iraq War before 9/11

New report says Bush planned Iraq War before 9/11 Jan. 10 — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill charges in a new book that President Bush entered office in January 2001 intent on invading Iraq and was in search of a way to go about it.
posted by wsg at 10:52 AM PST - 101 comments

Twinkle, twinkle LED...

The Vos Pas is an apartment that it's owner has lit entirely with LEDs. More here.
posted by ukamikanasi at 9:24 AM PST - 18 comments

Dirty Water - The Boston Rock & Roll Museum

"Kids were standing on chairs and dancing in the aisles the minute the police backs were turned. The building was dark with only the spotlights on...Satin jacketed packs of teens slugged, beat and robbed 15...Over my dead body will there be another rock show in the Boston Arena." ....from the 29 chapter History of Boston R&R at Dirty Water - The Boston Rock & Roll Museum.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:03 AM PST - 11 comments

Two Galleries of Future Primitive Art

Two galleries of future-primitive/outsider art. "...An innovative vision of art: simple, non-academic, emotional, on a human scale."
posted by moonbird at 8:40 AM PST - 3 comments

Guerrilla Art

Guerrilla art appeared at Magnuson Park's Kite Hill in Seattle again. This time, a war message, it seems.
posted by yonderboy at 8:14 AM PST - 4 comments

The Drug War Clock

The Drug War Clock. Its the 10th day of the new year. The US has spent 1 BILLION dollars on the drug war so far. 43,929 have been arrested, half of which for offenses related to cannibas and 6,587 people have been incarcerated. Happy New Year!
posted by skallas at 1:38 AM PST - 58 comments

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