Thursday, August 26, 2004
- Learn quantum physics the fun way, with The Interactive Schrödinger's Cat [and a tribute to the semi-living feline on The Straight Dope™]
- Alas, A Blog celebrates today's 86th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
- Paul Goyette at Locussolus talks about some quirks and impressions of Gmail
- Rejoice, fans of good food and food-writing: The Soup Lady has returned!
- Amazing photos of the sport of squirrel fishing, slated to debut in the 2008 Olympics
- An excellent essay from Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Bruce Schneier warning of the effects of long-term terrorism warnings [via Kottke]
- Praise the Lord and pass the plastic letters: make your very own digital Church Signs!
- "The official website of the man from Granby, CO": Killdozer.us
- Not just whistlin' dicks-y - Deep South™, a hilarious politicocomic adventure from the makers of No Milk, Please
- Flickers AV Club points out "easter eggs" on the Donnie Darko DVD.
- One cool cat
- This year's class of incoming college freshmen never knew a world before Chernobyl or the Energizer Bunny.
- Tunes of coolness from Oveloe, the brainchild of Montreal artist Charles Bisaillon. Swirly, spacey and catchy electronica with a unique analog core, reminding me a little of Air. Download free mp3's or buy some CD's - my faves are "Shades of Black" and "Transistor Love."
- Jason at Positive Liberty on the Attack of the 50 Foot Bagel:
In the last few years, nearly every grocery store has neutered their bagels. Thomas's Bagels are especially bad. They're soft and puffy, dull on the outside and spongy on the inside. They don't even fit in the toaster, for it seems that in the mid-1980s someone decided that making bagels larger constituted an obvious improvement.
Within hours, the toaster magnates hastily called a summit on the matter and agreed to retaliate by making larger toasters. This step angered the bagel syndicate, because it was not enough for them that their product merely be larger. No, the consumer must also appreciate that it's grown, and this requires a bagel slightly larger than whatever toaster you happen to have. An arms race was on, and the bagel makers fired back with bigger-than-the-toaster bagels. Toaster makers invented a newer, even larger toaster.
As of this writing, the American bagel is rapidly becoming a spheroid. [continue reading "What I Ate For Lunch"]
- Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes on Star Wars II fanatics [on Milk and Cookies, via Crime and Federalism]