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recent wikipedia featured article. not bad, though i think the article as structured will be confusing to non-specialists. seems they might have split it up into several articles, though i think they do a reasonable job of at least raising the many, many points that should be discussed in a comprehensive discourse on the language / platform / marketing machine that is java.
i didn't know that java was originally designed to run embedded in cable set-top boxes and microwaves, with the "web thing" being mostly a crime of opportunity.
Posted by tormp at 14:04
16 December 2005
For her 17th wedding anniversary, Jeanette Yarborough wanted to do something special for her husband. In addition to planning a hotel getaway for the weekend, Ms. Yarborough paid a surgeon $5,000 to reattach her hymen, making her appear to be a virgin again.
Posted by Matthew Softwater at 11:43
14 December 2005
MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY MONKEY
i want to go see the big CGI monkey. as if that weren't already cool, i've also heard that people get eaten by giant slugs. so, who's interested? i know that it's showing tonight.
For the love of god, stop washing your baby or whatever and go see this thing. It's amazing.
Posted by tormp at 11:31
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Samuel L. Jackson will be appearing in a movie titled "Snakes on a Plane".
At some point, the film's working title was altered to Pacific Air Flight 121, to the consternation of many. Josh Friedman declined the script offer upon hearing the new title. In August 2005, a perturbed Samuel L. Jackson told an interviewer, "We're totally changing that back. That's the only reason I took the job: I read the title." The film has currently reverted back to the working title of Snakes on a Plane.
All I can say is, thank God.
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 22:25
"THE QUESTION of what would happen if poets and playwrights wrote works whose titles were anagrams of their names is one that has been insufficiently studied in the past..."
MULTICOLORED ARGYLE SEA
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
It is an ancient Mariner,
And he taketh lots of drugs,
And he thinks his beard is made of snakes
And his body crawls with bugs.
Posted by Amitai Schleier at 14:30
Posted after much nagging by Mr Trump
Posted by Matthew Softwater at 13:09
05 December 2005
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The article says:
the researchers proposed that strong aphrodisiacs be dropped on enemy troops. The idea was that the deliriously loved-up men would unable to resist one another, but would be suffused with regret once the potion wore off.
Were they just going to lob extasy on Iraqi encampments?
Posted by Drew at 22:23
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I distinctly remember back in like 1992 when I finally got my ole 386 25MHz box really humming, sorting out all the DOS 6.0 TCPIP stack issues and getting my newsreader, email, ftp, and I think even gopher client working smoothly, and I decided to start working with WinSock in Windows 2.0 and everything got fouled up again.
Posted by russ at 10:11
27 November 2005
as you can on his blog, hosted on blogger. not safe for work, i suppose. in addition to being naked, donavan himself is quite the porn aficionado.
to think that anchorbutt might be mere nanometers away from the hard disk storage of 80's reference shill Donavan Freberg's vanity blog(s)... it makes you wonder.
oh, apparently there was somebody with an EverQuest character named something-something Anchorbutt in 2004. he was an elf. and a cleric.
Posted by tormp at 22:24
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When Spears talks about the South Asian musical influences on "In the Zone," she says she's "been into a lot of Indian spiritual religions." When asked if one of them is Hinduism, she says, "What's that? Is it like abbalah?"
Shakira, discussing her recent album "Oral Fixation, Vol. 2", in the New York Times, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005:
"I've always felt that I've been a very oral person. It's my biggest source of pleasure. From a psychoanalytical point of view, we start discovering the world through our mouths in the very first stage of our lives, when we're just born. The first album cover is more Freudian, and the second one more resembles Jung, because Eve is a universal archetype. I tried to keep a unity between the two album covers, and I chose to use some Renaissance iconography. Mother and child and original sin are recurrent concepts of the Renaissance period, and I wanted the historical character."
Posted by tormp at 00:08
19 November 2005
noticed by FAQ enthusiast kyl. from the Gund Foundation FAQ:
"Are there specific fields in which the Foundation does
The Foundation does not fund programs that provide services to the elderly or to individuals who are physically, mentally or developmentally disabled. Our grantmaking in the health field in limited to retinal degenerative disease research, community health and AIDS policy and services."
hey man, that's cool.
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Your wife decides to go out with her friends drinking and dancing....
You're okay with it, because you get to watch sports all night....
You hear her stumble into bed around 4 and laugh knowing she's going to have a monster hangover....
You wake up next morning and go outside to the family Volvo, which she used last night....
You sigh in relief because it's all in one piece....
You circle the car looking for dents and find none....but wait a minute.
Posted by Irving Katz at 07:43
03 November 2005
Yeah, I realize the odds of you lot not having already read a 2002 Star Wars article from McSweeney's are nil. So spare me the nut violence, and so forth.
Posted by Ryan Leaf at 10:23
01 November 2005
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FLOMATON, Ala. -- Edmond Knowles started out saving pennies in a 5-gallon can. Thirty-eight years later, he was storing them in four 55-gallon drums and three 20-gallon drums - nearly 1.4 million in all. Knowles, who runs a gas station, cashed them in Wednesday, pocketing $13,804.59 after they were counted at a bank. "It's just something that happened," he said. "I started so long ago that I don't even remember why." He got some help along the way from customers at Ed's Service Station. "Customers would come by and say: 'Ed, throw these in your drum,'" he said. Coinstar Inc., a company that maintains coin-counting machines in banks and supermarkets, said Knowles' 1,380,459 pennies breaks the record of 1,048,013 held by Eugene J. Sukie of Barberton, Ohio.
Posted by dcass at 21:34
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Your strange grandfather is a great source of female attractiveness. Only because it makes for some interesting entertainment. You'll be telling stories. Like how grandpa got drunk once, and decided to make love to the right sub-woofer of your stereo.
Also, check out the freakish arms on the guy in number six.
Posted by kofno at 22:31
22 October 2005
i was drunk googling trying to find that insane site Mani found years ago with the terrifying dog outfits.
When drunk, please search the Minimalist Weblog (yes, I'm bracing for a cockpunch) for the object of your desire.
In this case, it would have taken you to a dead link, but they did leave a forwarding address. It's not quite how I remember it, but you know what they say: you can't step into the same river twice.
Posted by Drew at 09:29