May 2005 Archives

This review made Episode 3 worthwhile. Very funny and bang on.


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Wikitrivia is a challenging trivia game that automatically generates questions from entries in the Wikipedia. It works quite well, except for rare occasions when the answer appears within the question in slightly modified form.

Lovely lollies

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How to make a Guinness ice lolly. Way to break the rules about Guinness serving temperature, and then some, but that would be nice on a hot day. (The images on the site are not loading currently, but if you right-click the photobucket icons, you can open them in another window or tab.) (via

In a fight between Tree Man and Princess Leia, who would win?

Two funny links lately:

Green Day DAY

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Just want you all to know that I have a green jacket on today, to keep the mood GREEN.
And just think, tomorrow is Star Wars Day!

Feynman's letters

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The Guardian has published some excerpts of letters written by Richard Feynman (1918-88), and introduced by his daughter. The letter to his mother about the first atomic bomb blast is fascinating, but the letter to his deceased wife is truly moving.

Oopsy daisy

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So I somehow managed to delete the database for this weblog (I think it had something to do with clicking the delete button) and I'm still in the process of restoring it. I backed up the database in March, but everything since then has to be rebuilt from backups of the html pages. Comments are missing on all recent entries, but I'm hopeful that I can restore those too.

Canadian idyll


I’ve been trying to come up with a more Canadian name than Chuck Guité, and the best I’ve got so far is Lanny Diefenbaker. No wait: Shania McBouchard.

Some Sarah Vowell links


I’m currently enjoying reading Sarah Vowell’s Partly Cloudy Patriot, and did a little searching for what she’s got on the web. Here’s some of it:

SV’s articles at Salon, 1995-99
Interview with SV about her Cherokee roots
Real Audio clips from The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Wikipedia entry with links to all her NPR appearances

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