November 21, 2000

Nick Hornby on Hollywood.

Nick Hornby on Hollywood. The author of High Fidelity talks about its movie adaptation: "It is not possible to extract from the novel its central high-concept idea and chuck the rest away, simply because there is no central high-concept idea. Anyone attempting to do so would find that they had spent a reasonable amount of money on a story about a guy who works in a record store and splits up with his girlfriend."
posted by lbergstr at 9:46 PM PST - 4 comments

perfect headline: Chad Is a Country in Africa Racism—Florida's Real Scandal
posted by palegirl at 6:47 PM PST - 1 comments

Poisons spam bots dead!

Poisons spam bots dead! "Wpoison helps to combat the junk e-mail problem by effectively thwarting the efforts of junk e-mailers who regularly scan web pages, looking for target e-mail addresses to harvest, which they then send junk e-mail to. "

Wow, does this really work? Has anyone tried it or something silimar? I hope it does work, I really hope it does. (sorry if its been posted already)
posted by Hackworth at 4:56 PM PST - 14 comments

People.That.Really.Fucking.Suck Club

People.That.Really.Fucking.Suck Club Have you all caught this nifty new permutation on the how people/things/places/sites suck rage? The site uses this bit o' code to create hits like this attack on dori over at
posted by josholalia at 3:44 PM PST - 13 comments

Futurama's been pre-empted by football again,

Futurama's been pre-empted by football again, and I'm not gonna take it anymore.
posted by teradome at 3:28 PM PST - 16 comments

I kill you-

I kill you- through your email. Battlemail claims to be the worlds first free multiplayer email games system.
posted by TuxHeDoh at 2:40 PM PST - 2 comments

I didn't realize the Saturday Night Live Tom Green-Drew Barrymore wedding was real, with Drew cancelling the event five minutes before it happened, leaving Tom and producers to quickly improvise the left-at-the-altar bit.
posted by dan_of_brainlog at 12:00 PM PST - 24 comments

Intel's Top 10 Sneakiest Moves & Screwups.

Intel's Top 10 Sneakiest Moves & Screwups. I keep expecting to hear that several top executives have decided to "pursue other opportunities" but it never seems to happen.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 11:46 AM PST - 2 comments


EverQuest is just a game right? At what point do you play it so much that is becomes your life? And just what does it take to be a player?
posted by john at 11:06 AM PST - 5 comments

marchFirst circles the bowl...

marchFirst circles the bowl... Too bad. I thought it would be cool to work for them but now analyst are predicting the demise of the company. I wonder if they will have a great deals on Macs when they go bankrupt?
posted by Brilliantcrank at 10:36 AM PST - 7 comments

Thousands Protest at U.S. Army School of the Americas -- 1700 arrested

Thousands Protest at U.S. Army School of the Americas -- 1700 arrested Man, that's one place I wouldn't want to be arrested.
posted by snakey at 9:40 AM PST - 8 comments

What do the Mona Lisa and Geena Davis have in common? Dr. Livingstone presumably knows.
posted by Avogadro at 8:50 AM PST - 4 comments

Democrats control the weather!

Democrats control the weather! Beware!
posted by tiaka at 7:37 AM PST - 18 comments


Jason put up a link to the New Yorker article that mentions himself, Meg, Pyra, EV, etc. It also mentions MetaFilter and myself. I find this funny in a way, all of of these people that never would have known anything about each other are all interconnected. Why? Because Ev and Meg started Pyra. Because I read an article about the original Pyra app. Which led me to Blogger. Which led to Ev, Meg, Pb, MetaFilter... whcih led to Kottke, Haughey, etc. Ahhh the good old days
posted by monkeyboy at 6:44 AM PST - 36 comments

It's a tribute

It's a tribute to our system of government that no matter how screwed up the election is or how these folks get jerked around, we don't worry about them taking things into their own hands.
posted by CRS at 6:36 AM PST - 11 comments

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