March 2003 Archives
Run Takoma! Run! Or rather swim! - American military dolphin goes AWOL. They really are smart.
Staying Alive - An interesting little thought experiment game in which you try to make choices that will keep your self alive. (It's really about the question of what is self.)
Carl Ridd - Carl Ridd died today. I knew Carl as an amazing Religious Studies prof at the U of W, and a generally cool guy who was passionate about justice issues. He was also a Hall of Fame basketball player. Prof. Ridd had been sick in hospital for some time.
(Click on his name to see his Hall of Fame bio.)
If you're planning on winning an Oscar - Michael Moore's advice for anyone planning on winning an Academy Award - don't go to church! It seems that church gets you thinking about the wrongness of killing and stuff like that, and the next thing you know you're being booed on national television.
quizilla - wow! you can make quizzes and take quizzes and manage quizzes. a real one stop quizz shop, i think it's fun... and eerily accurate.
Bright and colorful
What kind of art are you?
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Who is your Ideal Lord of the Rings (male) Mate?
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iraqometer - updated every 15 minutes. i don't think i like it, except that in the "about iraqometer" section, it has the following facts:
Percentage of Americans who currently support this war: 72%
Percentage of Americans who believe Iraq attacked the World Trade Center: 51%
Percentage of Americans who cannot locate Iraq on a world map: 65%
i'd like to see a huge collection of "percentage of americans who..." figures, i like them.
It's like 10 thousand spoons - This web site is supposed to allow you to send faxes from the web. Perfect for people who don't have a fax machine, right?
TMBG Dial-A-Song - Unpredictable but always quirky. A random tune by They Might Be Giants.
Salisbury House introduces Veggie Nip - The legendary Winnipeg institution now has a veggie burger. Apparently, it is a standard Money's burger, a little dry, and almost certainly cooked on the same grill as the meat. But if you don't mind that kind of thing, you do get a whole wheat bun, colourful coleslaw and endless fries. Scroll down to factoid 82 to learn about the history of the Nip (and the Silex coffee system?!?).
peace cards - send cards to protest the war in iraq. my favourite is "more candy, less war"
Ashton Kutcher and Tom Welling were Abercrombie models - At the same time, no less. (Stars of That 70's Show and Smallville, respectively.) OK, maybe it's only a big deal to me.
I enjoy a good protest sign. Here are a few from this weekend's war protest in NYC.
sitar power! - i didn't just go and see any old sitar player last night.. ashwin batish, or sitar power as his cap and sweatshirt said, has shared the stage with some of the worlds' finest artists such as Billy Bragg, C. J. Chenier, Cowboy Junkies, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Dissidenten, When in Rome, Violent Femmes, Lucky Dube. the rumour is that he electrified the sitar.
New computer speech system - from IBM. The demo is supposed to let you try it out 30 times, but I only got 3. Sounds pretty good, though.
Dice Box - I just came across this nifty comic. It reminds me of Doctor Who in a lot of ways.
andrea's website - self link! ha! i really want to put something here, and i don't have time to look for something good right now. so this is my school website, but it is interesting if you're decorating your home (all of the interesting materials supliers i've found are here) and when i find good creativity/inspiration sites, i put them in the creativity section.
Winnipeg Folk Fest performers 2003 - Ani Difranco appears to be the big name this year, although you never know when Burton Cummings is going to drop in.
Domain names still available - A comprehensive list of one-word domain names up for grabs. (This is where I found mukluk.net.)
Apple getting into music download biz? - Leaked through an LA Times article.