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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

United Nuclear back in the news!

The folks at United Nuclear Supply are back in the news today. Apparently you can buy the radioactive poison used to kill a Russian journalist from them.....

Radioactive poison for sale on Net

It never ceases to amaze me the things that are made legal (or illeagal) in this country. What do they use to decide...a "Magic 8-ball"?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Problem With Music

Whenever I talk to a band who are about to sign with a major label, I always end up thinking of them in a particular context. I imagine a trench, about four feet wide and five feet deep, maybe sixty yards long, filled with runny, decaying shit. I imagine these people, some of them good friends, some of them barely acquaintances, at one end of this trench. I also imagine a faceless industry lackey at the other end holding a fountain pen and a contract waiting to be signed. Nobody can see what's printed on the contract. It's too far away, and besides, the shit stench is making everybody's eyes water. The lackey shouts to everybody that the first one to swim the trench gets to sign the contract. Everybody dives in the trench and they struggle furiously to get to the other end. Two people arrive simultaneously and begin wrestling furiously, clawing each other and dunking each other under the shit. Eventually, one of them capitulates, and there's only one contestant left. He reaches for the pen, but the Lackey says "Actually, I think you need a little more development. Swim again, please. Backstroke". And he does of course....

This is an interesting tale of how a band gets fucked by a record label. Read on....

The Problem With Music

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My friends at b3ta.com....

If you like sick twisted humour with a Brittish flavor...then this is the site for you. The demented Flash and Photoshopping that comes from this site is both horrid and awesome all at the same time. Is that possible? Of course it is!

Your's truly has even had a post featured on the site and in their (spam free) newsletter. Some of the pop culture references are lost on us "Yanks", but overall you're likely to bust a gut laughing!

What the......???

You have got to be kidding me! $15,000 for this jacket....what kind of drugs would you have to be on to buy that?

Definition of a Liberal

A very wise statement by a very wise man....

Piri Reis Map

In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.

The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.

Read more about it here...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Futility Closet

No matter how much you love your job, you can't work for 10 hours straight.

That's why there's Futility Closet: a thousand bite-size anecdotes, epigrams, illusions, and curiosities; puzzles, prodigies, sublimities and horrors.

Read a few and get back to work. We'll keep finding more.

Futility Closet

A nice resource for web oddities and interesting stuff!

Great Music Tool!

Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?

Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions.
We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.

This is a really cool tool for listening to streaming music that you can tailor to your tastes. Sweet!...


Bunny Suicides

Check out these great cartoons...a little warped yet very amusing!

Bunny Suicides!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Photo Lookalikes

This site has a great collection of celebrities and politicians that look like all kinds of different people! Very funny...

www.cosmictribune.org - Lookalikes