December 1, 2007

Cut The Knot

Interactive mathematics miscellany and puzzles, including 75 proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, an interactive column using Java applets, and eye-opening demonstrations. (Actually, much more.)
posted by parudox at 11:52 PM PST - 11 comments

Stuck in a child’s playground

Is Web2.0 a wash for free speech in China? "Lately I've given a few talks around town titled 'Will the Chinese Communist Party Survive the Internet?' My answer - for the short and medium term at least - is 'yes.'"
posted by Abiezer at 11:12 PM PST - 13 comments

Like Tetris, but chain-y

Chain Factor - a disappearing-piece Flash puzzle game that may also cause your time to disappear. I am trying to treat my addiction by passing it onto you.
posted by aaronetc at 8:54 PM PST - 24 comments

Canadian beer responsible for global warming

No wonder why Canada won't meet their Kyoto targets A University of Alberta researcher is calling on Canadian beer drinkers to go green and toss their energy-guzzling beer fridges, found in one of three households across the country.
posted by Coop at 7:29 PM PST - 53 comments

Stompo online

Serious Pest Locators And Terminators (S.P.L.A.T.) are the take-no-prisoners rival pest control company.

Here are some stopmotion animators.
[more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury at 6:38 PM PST - 3 comments

Friends with God

Comedy: The Bastard Break Up, "Being Gay" Commercial, Pointless Profanity Ep. 2, all by Canadian comedian Jon Lajoie. Total of 17 YouTube videos
posted by growabrain at 6:23 PM PST - 14 comments

See answer key on back.

It's Saturday night. You're here browsing on the internet. Why not do something intellectual for a change? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi at 6:20 PM PST - 27 comments

(It's missing a few) TV Theme Songs

Name That TV Theme Song
Need help? Television Tunes has 3000+ themes available in mp3 format. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 4:47 PM PST - 23 comments

US to allies: "Suck it, haterz!"

US has right to kidnap any defendant, anywhere, anytime, says it's UK lawyer. Until now it was commonly assumed that US law permitted kidnapping only in the “extraordinary rendition” of terrorist suspects. The American government has for the first time made it clear in a British court that the law applies to anyone, British or otherwise, suspected of a crime by Washington. [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- at 4:46 PM PST - 75 comments

"The War on Terror will be as successful as the War on Drugs."

How America lost the War on Drugs. An article by Ben Wallace-Wells in Rolling Stone.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 4:26 PM PST - 40 comments

To be standing by the flag not feeling shameful, racist or partial.

Morrissey makes some controversial remarks to the NME. Defensive explanations by the interviewer, attempts at defusing the situation and threats of legal action ensue, as does satire.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:21 PM PST - 53 comments


For sale: One useless cat.
posted by plexi at 3:07 PM PST - 53 comments

"Poking Facebook"

02138 Magazine is "Poking Facebook" with court documents and Zuckerberg's potentially embarrassing online journal (pdf). Facebook responds.
posted by Soup at 2:52 PM PST - 40 comments

Stop abuse...

Bears is a series of portraits by Kent Rogowski showing teddy bears that have been turned inside out and restuffed. There are more images here. Is it any wonder that stuffed animal abuse is a serious problem in more than two countries?
posted by Krrrlson at 2:25 PM PST - 22 comments

Needs More Evil

E-How to be an evil villain, The Ultimate Evil Villain Role Model, Top Reasons to Become a Supervillain, Vote Evil, Supver Villain Ethics, and Forbes Management Secrets of the Super Villains. [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot at 2:15 PM PST - 12 comments

Talkin' World War III

Can we have a little talk about World War III?
posted by homunculus at 2:10 PM PST - 38 comments

Today, yesterday's Olbermann, by... Tomorrow

Tom Tomorrow presents Bill O'Reilly's Very Useful Advice for Young People. Also available as read by Keith Olbermann.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:01 PM PST - 28 comments

Amnesty International ad campaign against FGM

Amnesty International has a powerful new visual ad campaign against Female Genital Mutilation. Close-ups (SFW) of the ads in question are here and here. [more inside]
posted by Rumple at 1:07 PM PST - 61 comments

Read it or hear it? Say it or type it?

Enter text, get an mp3. Make a call, get a text. Talk into your phone, send a text.
posted by desjardins at 12:43 PM PST - 14 comments

Is this a +2 dagger I see before me?

Arden: The World of William Shakespeare is a Neverwinter Nights mod created by the Synthetic Worlds Initiative at Indiana University. You can play it, but it's kinda boring.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:43 PM PST - 9 comments

Travels With Charlie

The Daily Coyote: "Charlie came into my life when he was just ten days old, orphaned after both his parents were killed. He lives with me and a tomcat in a one-room log cabin in Wyoming."
posted by fandango_matt at 9:13 AM PST - 54 comments

I'll take "Famous Driveways" for 100, Alex.

If you remember this scene, then this will be sad news. It's always sad to lose trees, but these are landmarks.
posted by tizzie at 7:42 AM PST - 22 comments

how to make a bacon loincloth

Salami Fighting Association - "Because food does not only give life, it can also kill." via Buzz [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive at 7:29 AM PST - 18 comments

A great Leporid-American gets his due

Bugs Bunny, greatest banned baseball player ever. A close analysis of recently rediscovered historical footage makes it clear that the little-known Bugs Bunny would have been one of history's greatest baseball players, had MLB's notorious speciesism not prevented him from competing. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:45 AM PST - 20 comments

Train Runs Through Market

Train runs through bangkok market. (via)
posted by phrontist at 5:43 AM PST - 35 comments

Get a Glow on Tonight

Earlier this week this story about illegal uranium sales was in the news. Had they been thinking they could have ordered online here and here. BTW, check out what else customers are buying.
posted by Xurando at 4:47 AM PST - 28 comments

The Fossil Finders

Dinosaurs preach Young Earth creationism. "The Fossil Finders are a group of eight homeschooled children on a search for the [Biblical] truth on fossils." (This shorter excerpt cuts to the main argument, involving the discovery of flexible T. Rex tissue. Scientists remain interested in the find.) The video was produced by World's Biggest Dinosaurs, the people who now own the roadside landmark, Cabazon Dinosaurs -- and have turned it into a creation museum. [Previously]
posted by McLir at 1:04 AM PST - 37 comments

"A single person can profoundly touch the lives of so many people."

"Dear Miss Breed..." the letters begin. Clara Estelle Breed was the children's librarian at the San Diego Public Library from 1929 to 1945. When her young Japanese American patrons and their families were forced into relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1942, Miss Breed became their penpal and their lifeline, sending them books and supplies, assisting with various requests, and "serving as a reminder of the possibility for decency and justice in a troubled world." [more inside]
posted by amyms at 1:03 AM PST - 10 comments

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