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Principia Discordia: First Edition
posted on Apr-6-06 at 9:07 PM

How to strip down your computer for playing games (via the ever-useful Frog Blog)
posted on Aug-26-05 at 10:20 PM

LifeHut How to do everything from mowing the lawn to being a cool parent.
posted on Aug-4-05 at 7:02 AM

Star Wars Easter Eggs (via Forever Geek)
posted on May-27-05 at 3:46 PM

Optimus Prime Dies of Prostate Cancer "When it comes to prostate cancer, there's more than meets the eye," National Prostate Cancer Coalition CEO Richard N. Atkins, M.D. said. "Often times when one has symptoms for prostate cancer it's already in its late stages, that’s why early detection is so important."
posted on Feb-28-05 at 10:18 AM

How Kids (Like Yours) Get Trapped on the Streets Bob Parsons gives a chilling summary of how the vortex of homelessness can suck young people into a world of drugs and prostitution even faster than you might realize. (Makes you wonder how many MeFi users might be in this exact situation.)
posted on Feb-15-05 at 6:54 PM

24th Century Interior Design You've met the have him design your home!
posted on Sep-19-04 at 8:55 PM

Follow the Rhinos Weblog tracking two white Rhinos as they travel next month to the Phoenix Zoo. Nice looking site (via CSS Vault). In related news, poachers have killed about half of the world's population of wild white rhinos in the last year (more here).
posted on Aug-19-04 at 8:07 PM

Interactive Church Music Player The LDS Church has created a cool new tool for exploring its hymnbooks: a Flash application that not only shows the sheet music, but allows transposition, tempo changes, part selection, and all kinds of other nifty things.
posted on May-16-04 at 8:06 AM

Can you balance the budget?
posted on Apr-10-04 at 12:07 AM

The Church of Daler
posted on Feb-6-04 at 10:41 PM

posted on Jan-7-04 at 9:39 AM

Matrix in ASCII. Nice.
posted on Nov-13-03 at 11:14 PM

Oatmeal - Experience Machine (link to HTML; need QuickTime to view episode)
posted on Oct-19-03 at 4:18 PM

How about tolerance for all? These regular protests in Utah (or other LDS-dense populations) don't seem to make much news, though they'd probably be scandalous if performed against other religious groups.
posted on Oct-10-03 at 11:44 PM is a collaborative event calendar that looks like it's going to be interesting. (Reviewed here by some guy.)
posted on Sep-20-03 at 3:00 PM

Kook; thickhea having mermenta: cockeyed Follow the links and see if you can figure it out. I can't.
posted on Aug-21-03 at 8:14 AM

Put The Star Wars Kid in Episode III Finally, a petition worth signing.
posted on Jul-16-03 at 8:36 AM

Life Support is an online help desk for everyday life. It operates like a tech support web site (with tickets, responses, etc.), but the issues are about religion, love, and politics instead of printers and device drivers. I got some interesting and/or entertaining responses to the issues I posted.
posted on Jun-5-03 at 9:37 AM

Looking for a design for your next website? Open Source Web Design is a site that offers tons of free web design templates that you can take and modify for your own needs.
posted on May-30-03 at 6:05 AM

Do you know your National Parks? We've all heard of Yosemite and Grand Canyon, but what about some of the less well known but nevertheless remarkable parks such as Haleakala, Capitol Reef and Isle Royale? (I guess I'm a sucker for underdogs.)
posted on May-17-03 at 7:27 PM

They are the weak, the maligned, the oppressed. They are...the Capitol Hill staffers. (One of the many entertaining features of Hill Zoo, a site that brings a little humanity back to Washington.)
posted on May-6-03 at 4:19 PM

"The original holy instrument of The Yoga of Jesus."
posted on Apr-16-03 at 9:28 PM

Sean-Paul Kelley and Nick Denton have some amateur infographics of the Iraq conflict online. [more inside]
posted on Mar-23-03 at 12:10 PM

A Summary of Pythagorean Theology
posted on Mar-20-03 at 7:53 AM

Hussein Translator on CBS Used Fake Accent? I thought this was an amusing tidbit in the also popular "news vs. entertainment" debate.
posted on Mar-6-03 at 11:14 AM

Eminem's brand-namedropping
posted on Mar-1-03 at 8:18 AM

Open Source Content Management Systems Great resource for software (typically free) that allows you to start and maintain websites. The owners have gone so far as to install each one of them and give users admin access to try them out before downloading them.
posted on Feb-20-03 at 2:51 PM

Learn and compare your MP3 listening habits (via Waxy)
posted on Feb-9-03 at 6:33 PM

Not your average athlete He walked away from pro football glory to serve his nation, and he's loving every minute of it.
posted on Feb-7-03 at 11:36 AM

Joint ventures, terrorist networks, and other joys of social network analysis.
posted on Jan-16-03 at 3:37 PM

Senator Blanche K. Bruce was the first black person to serve a full term in the United States Senate (representing Mississippi from 1875 to 1881), and the first person born into slavery to preside over the Senate. The Senate Commission on Art recently unveiled a newly-acquired portrait of this determined leader.
posted on Dec-16-02 at 10:25 PM

Republicans and Civil Rights A somewhat opinionated but generally fact- and history-based (which is why I found it unusual enough to post) look at the place of the Republican party in the history of American civil rights.
posted on Dec-15-02 at 6:51 PM

Feng Shui for Web Designers Contains such helpful tidbits as "Macromedia Flash encourages curvy images and is therefore blessed with positive chi" and "The messy dithering of colours that occurs with JPEG compression is bad feng shui."
posted on Dec-12-02 at 5:53 PM

Reader-submitted designs for the WTC I know I'm going to hell for saying this, but some of these are tremendously funny...
posted on Dec-4-02 at 3:50 PM

Alter Ego What if you could live your life over again? This straightforward virtual life simulator is fun and involving, and I almost wonder if I didn't learn a thing or two in the process. Wonderful implementation of the concept.
posted on Nov-25-02 at 7:32 PM

Cloaca While it's a shame that contemporary "art" seems to require some form of bodily waste product in order to be considered an act of genius, I have to say that this particular one is fascinating. It eats a meal, digests it, and then ... does the obvious.
posted on Nov-19-02 at 11:46 AM

KidPub is an enchanting little website that I rediscovered after rediscovering a list of my circa-1995 bookmarks. (And it looks today almost exactly like it did then -- you can even see a bit of Siegel influence) KidPub is a place for children to post their stories, poems, etc. Most of the authors seem to be in the 9- to 12-year-old age range, and the stories have titles like "The Mystery of the Circus Clown" and "Crazy School". A cute site to remind you of the importance of reading and writing for children.
posted on Nov-11-02 at 9:19 PM

The Conceptual Metaphor Home Page at Berkeley offers a fascinating compilation of the metaphors underlying our everyday speech, such as Fear is Cold, Facts Are Points, Money is a Liquid, and Sexuality is an Offensive Weapon.
posted on Nov-10-02 at 4:32 PM

Data Archives from the American Presidency Project Fascinating statistical data about a variety of subjects, and not just trivia either. Includes data, for example, about Congressional concurrence with the President, number of Presidential vetos, number of first-year requests, etc. Good information for acquiring an overall understanding of our current political situation.
posted on Nov-6-02 at 12:22 PM

Sorry for the US-centric post, but Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote Vote tomorrow!! This nation is run by a handful of individuals: Not the rich, nor the famous, nor the powerful, but those common Joes and Janes who take a few minutes a year to go and put a checkbox on a piece of paper (or whatever you do in your state). While it's all very fun to discuss politics on Metafilter, or post about it on your blog, or shake your fist at it while watching the evening news, election day is the time when your opinion is worth something more than the Special Olympics Award for Internet Debate. Your country is asking you a question, and how you respond determines the course we all take in the future. I apologize for the grand and idealistic rhetoric, but this is a grand and idealistic situation! VOTE ALREADY!!!
posted on Nov-4-02 at 7:37 AM

Strange creature found in Chile Article points to Babelfish translation. Original article here (in Spanish). Anyone have any idea what this is?
posted on Nov-2-02 at 1:36 PM

For this installment of Oissubke's trip around the world, I bring you not tourism, not language, not culture, for this location is fascinating simply by virtue of its bold architecture. The buildings here are not quite New York, but not quite Las Vegas either. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Dubai.
posted on Oct-29-02 at 10:48 AM

Oissubke's voyage continues this week (sorry for the delay, but I had to wait for a boat to come by Gough Island to pick me up) with the Kingdom of Talossa. Not only does this obscure nation have an online government website, but they've put all kinds of data online with their official database system. Not bad for a nation with a (hard to see) Berber heritage. They also have a fascinating language (PDF) and printable Talossan-English and English-Talossan dictionaries for the language geeks out there.
posted on Oct-28-02 at 7:50 AM

The third stop in Oissubke's worldwide journey -- Gough Island, a tiny, eerily beautiful, nearly uninhabited island in the middle of the South Atlantic. Only the sturdy and the brave dare call it home. [Plenty more inside].
posted on Oct-24-02 at 9:27 AM

Continuing Oissubke's trip around the world, I bring you Liechtenstein: Where Democracy and Monarchy Harmonize! (More inside...)
posted on Oct-22-02 at 1:47 PM

Jorlon khaan bain ve? The first stop in Oissubke's trip around the online world is the beautiful land of Mongolia. Take a moment to leave the America-centric (not that there's anything wrong with that!) Web and see what the internet looks like from someone else's eyes... I've tried to pick sites that provide unique and interesting insights into the Mongolian internet, not just whatever Google coughed up for "Mongolia". Unless this post particularly annoys people, I'll plan to continue my journey with Liechtenstein in a few days.
posted on Oct-21-02 at 1:36 PM

"Clean" Elections Fiasco I have the misfortune to be a voter in Arizona, a state which has instituted a so-called "Clean Elections" system, in which candidates who campaign a certain way qualify to be eligible for funding matching that of other candidates. The goals are to "eliminate special-interests" and "level the playing field", but it has backfired badly. How can I retain my political voice when contributions to my preferred candidate wind up being matched (with taxpayer money) for the other candidates? We're in the middle of a fiscal crisis in this state, and candidates are being funded with millions of dollars of campaign welfare taken from public funds, which (as always) is being used for mudslinging. What part of "Clean" is so confusing? I can only hope that my boy Jeff can work some miracles.
posted on Oct-19-02 at 3:10 PM

England and USA disagree on the death penalty. Jordan is back in the NBA. The New Yorker interviews Radiohead. Men like action babes. A foster girl dies alone. Bob Dylan doesn't dig newfangled music. A bunch of folks of questionable coolness try to cash in on Marvin Gaye. Find this historical distribution of your surname. Rabbits still don't make sense. The date? September 10, 2001, possibly the most forgotten day in American history.
posted on Oct-17-02 at 10:15 PM

An Awkward Situation Flirting strangers suddenly find themselves a little closer than they wanted to be. Have you ever been in an awkward situation with a not-quite-stranger?
posted on Oct-16-02 at 9:52 AM

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