August 31, 2004

Smoking

"Nicotine could soon be rehabilitated as a treatment for schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, as well as hyperactivity disorders."
Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Warning: nicotine seriously improves health

"Sexual frustration has driven a mild-mannered chimpanzee to take up smoking and spitting, according to China's Xinhua news agency."
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Frustrated chimp takes up smoking
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PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC.


PHOTO: When Nerds Protest The RNC.
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Everything you wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask

Simon World :: Everything you wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask
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Bikes Against Bush

"Bikes Against Bush is an interactive protest/performance occurring simultaneously online and on the streets of NYC during the Republican National Convention. Using a wireless Internet enabled bicycle outfitted with a custom-designed printing device, the Bikes Against Bush bicycle can print text messages sent from web users directly onto the streets of Manhattan in water-soluble chalk."
Bikes Against Bush
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Jet-powered wheelchair surprise

"Giuseppe Cannella had a big surprise for his mother-in-law when he put a jet engine on the back of her wheelchair."
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Lincolnshire | Jet-powered wheelchair surprise
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Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote

The Memory Hole > Justice Department Censors Supreme Court Quote
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August 30, 2004

Cleaner bins rubbish bag artwork


BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Cleaner bins rubbish bag artwork
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Toy In Candy Bag Appears To Depict 9/11 Attack


WFTV.com - News - Toy In Candy Bag Appears To Depict 9/11 Attack
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Tricks of the Trade

"For every occupation, there is a catalog of secrets only its employees are aware of—such as how waiters with heavy platters know to look straight ahead, and never down. Armed with a bag of reader mail, Matthew Baldwin unfurls a whole lot more true insider knowledge."
The Morning News - Tricks of the Trade
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August 29, 2004

It's the IQ, stupid

"His supposed intellectual failings are the butt of countless jokes, but so far the question of George Bush's brainpower hasn't hampered his electoral prospects. Why not? In the latest of his dispatches for G2, former New York Times editor Howell Raines asks how important intelligence really is in an American president"
Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | It's the IQ, stupid
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August 28, 2004

Goldie Lookin Chain

I've been away on tour with Welsh comedy rap combo, Goldie Lookin Chain.
Actually, that's not true. I've not left my bedroom.
But as Dave pointed out, I do look like the bloke in white here.
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August 27, 2004

Missing

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August 26, 2004

Bailiffs

This morning I was rudely awaken by bailiffs...

...they left without a penny.
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Hung like a Spider

"Many men dream of having a larger member, and penis envy is at the root of much popular psychology - witness all those unwanted e-mails. But the idea of having a penis so large that it is an encumbrance is horrific. Penis length in humans generally varies from 10-20cm (erect), but there is a tribe in Africa in which the male member is much longer, and its owners tie it into a loose knot while walking. But for these people, it is big, but not quite an encumbrance."
Survival of the biggest

UPDATE: penis design female selected? Caramoja urban myth?
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August 24, 2004

Bush, Advertising, the Olympics and Iraq

Bush Ad

Bush Launches Ad Tied to Olympics

Iraqi soccer players angered by Bush campaign ads

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August 21, 2004

Doing a Lynndie


'Who can forget the iconic image of Lynndie England, the ugly she-man, grinning and pointing at an Iraqi prisoner-of-war's cock?
The image has shocked, sickened and outraged people. But more importantly, it has captured the imagination of young men and women up and down the country who don't give much of a shit about anything. The result is a new craze called "doing a Lynndie". If you aren't "doing a Lynndie" now, you soon will be.'
Bad Gas: Doing a Lynndie

[NB: She wasn't ugly, her actions were.]
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Dog Bites Man

"An aggressive Dachshund saved his owner from being raped. The dog attacked and bit the man in both legs until he ran off."
Mini dog saves woman from rape

"A cocker spanielís bark took a bite out of crime early Wednesday when a burglar slipped into a Medford home through an open window."
Timid cocker spaniel gives would-be burglars the business
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Can God Save us from Religion?

'"I was molested by my father when I was 3 and gang-raped day after day by my cousins and brothers, starting when I was 6 or 7," she told the Star Tribune before Wednesday's sentencing. Byler, 20, alleges that she was raped more than 200 times by members of the Amish family in which she grew up. "And when I'd tell my mother about it, she'd tell me that if I had prayed harder, fought harder, these things wouldn't happen.'
Amish sex scandal: An 8-year penalty for years of pain

"An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot eat wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained no wheat, violating Roman Catholic doctrine."
Wheat-allergic girl denied Communion

"Byrns, 61, was charged with sexually abusing an 11-year-old altar boy at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in the Parkville section of Brooklyn for two years beginning in the spring of 2000. He faces two charges of sexual conduct against a child and 20 counts of sexual abuse."
Brooklyn Priest Accused Of Molesting 11-Year-Old Altar Boy
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Toogle

"The most comprehensive image buggery on the web."
Toogle Image Search
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Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground

"A black bear was found passed out at a campground in Washington state recently after guzzling down three dozen cans of a local beer, a campground worker said on Wednesday."
CNN.com - Bear guzzles 36 beers, passes out at campground - Aug 19, 2004
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Britney Spears asks Jenna Jameson for lesbian sex

"Porn star Jenna Jameson claims that Britney Spears asked her for lesbian sex. Jenna befriended Britney after a showbiz party but Britney's publicists blocked their relationship after the singer asked for sex."
Britney Spears asks Jenna Jameson for lesbian sex
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Rafting Tournament on Sex Dolls in North Russia

"Leningrad Region will host a rafting tournament on inflatable rubber dolls on Saturday."
Rafting Tournament on Sex Dolls in North Russia - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM
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August 17, 2004

It's Just the 'internet' Now

Wired News: It's Just the 'internet' Now
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John Kerry Sucks Less . com

John Kerry Sucks Less . com
Spot on.
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London Tube Map

Black and White Photography: London Tube Map
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What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?

"Liberals in the United States have been losing political debates to conservatives for a quarter century. In order to start winning again, liberals must answer two simple questions: what is conservatism, and what is wrong with it? As it happens, the answers to these questions are also simple"
What Is Conservatism and What Is Wrong with It?
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ATHENS 2004

Empty Olympic stadiums set off alarm bells
I was going to post something to the effect of, "why is the olympic games so fucking tedious", but changed my mind as they have provided us with one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen, their hyperlink policy.
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Teens cited for nude one-on-one hoops

"Two Wyoming teenagers have some explaining to do about why they were playing basketball in the buff."
Teens cited for nude one-on-one hoops
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Couple frog marched into doing wedding march

"Two Bangladeshi lovers found themselves frogmarched down the aisle by police after pretending to be married when they checked into a hotel, a report said Tuesday."
Asian Sex Gazette - Couple frog marched into doing wedding march - South Asia"
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Blog Interrupted

"When Jessica Cutler put her dirty secrets on the Web, she lost her job, signed a book deal, posed for Playboy -- and raised a ton of questions about where America is headed"
Blog Interrupted (washingtonpost.com)
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August 16, 2004

Teacher orders students to masturbate in class

India News Online :: 123Bharath.com
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August 7, 2004

This Week

I will be mostly on holiday in the Peak District.
Without Internet access, but with Internet friends. Obviously. ;-)
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List of company name etymologies

List of company name etymologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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August 6, 2004

The UK Independence Party

The UK Independence Party (not really)
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Circle Line Party 3

Circle Line Party III Tonight!
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Farewell and Welcome

Just as one friend gets a life (farewell Sarsparilla Vanilla, we'll miss you) another friend commits academic hara-kiri as another blog is born (a warm welcome to Auntie Em's house of cookies).
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August 3, 2004

August 1, 2004

Dentist Pleads Guilty in Naked Cycle Ride

Yahoo! News - Dentist Pleads Guilty in Naked Cycle Ride
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Man cuts own penis

news24.com
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