February 27, 2005

Gay men read maps like women

"Gay men employ the same strategies for navigating as women - using landmarks to find their way around - a new study suggests."
New Scientist
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February 26, 2005

Calling all desperate Christian singles...

"TBogg and ThinkProgress have been trawling around the dating service at Sean Hannity's website. "No," you say, "such an easy target for derision surely does not exist in the wild. That can only be an invention of snarky, smug left-wing bloggers, right?" No, it's real and oh so worth your time."
apostropher
Link thanks to Cliff.
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February 25, 2005

Just Letters

Just Letters
Brilliant fun, link thanks to Vanessa.
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Unseen Countdown

geekgifts
Link thanks to Cliff.
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February 14, 2005

Venezuela


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez talks with people who were affected by flooding in Araira in Miranda state, about 50 km (31 miles) from Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, after floodwaters receded following a disaster that has left at least 15 people dead.
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Budding Jordan cyber love ends in divorce

A budding romance between a Jordanian man and woman turned into an ugly public divorce when the couple found out that they were in fact man and wife.
Yahoo! News
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God and Evolution

Humans may have evolved to believe in God.
The New York Times
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February 12, 2005

Yahoo! Messenger

sweetbabe4all2001 (21:49:02): are u there?
martinsewell1 (21:51:25): I'm here ----> <---
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:55:24): hi
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:56:29): hi
martinsewell1 (21:56:35): Hi!
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:56:44): yeah
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:57:00): there is something i wanted to tell u.
martinsewell1 (21:57:44): Yes?
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:57:57): are u sure?
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:58:12): i need $1,500 us dollars.
martinsewell1 (21:58:39): Is that all?
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:58:55): yeah
sweetbabe4all2001 (21:59:15): can u send it to me?
martinsewell1 (22:00:44): You need an American, they have US dollars.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:00:58): yeah
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:01:28): or did u want to send 800 pounds?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:02:18): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:02:26): or what did u think?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:02:45): which one will u send?
martinsewell1 (22:02:59): That's not enough: 1500 *MILLION* pounds is what you need.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:03:27): no
martinsewell1 (22:03:38): Why not?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:03:52): i dont need that is too much 4 me.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:05:31): ok
martinsewell1 (22:06:32): Okay, how about $1500 plus 800 GBP?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:06:54): what does that mean?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:08:49): OK
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:08:54): WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
martinsewell1 (22:09:35): Okay, $100, 000 cash in non-sequential unused notes, that's my final offer.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:09:58): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:10:17): when will u send that?
martinsewell1 (22:10:45): In a brown paper bag.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:11:15): where will u send it to?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:13:10): ok
martinsewell1 (22:13:30): To sweetbabe4all2001
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:14:07): i mean which bank will u send the cash to?
martinsewell1 (22:15:19): I'll send it through the Internet. Are you ready?
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:15:30): no
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:15:58): i want u to send the $1,500 us dollars to western union money transfer to nigeria
martinsewell1 (22:18:05): $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:18:44): what does that mean?
martinsewell1 (22:20:12): That was the money going through.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:20:26): no
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:20:31): are u serious
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:20:33): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:20:39): how much will u send?
martinsewell1 (22:22:44): Scroll up and count.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:23:05): i need $1,500 us dollars.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:26:47): ok
martinsewell1 (22:27:36): Let's go halves. You give me $10 BILLION and I'll give you $1,500.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:27:55): what?
martinsewell1 (22:29:43): Okay, my final offer, you give me $100 BILLION and I'll give you $500.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:30:15): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:30:17): when
martinsewell1 (22:32:25): On 29 February.
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:33:21): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:37:43): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:57:15): are u there?
martinsewell1 (22:58:23): I'm here ------------------------------------------------------------------------------->
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:58:34): cool
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:58:45): ls i need tyhe money on monday
sweetbabe4all2001 (22:58:55): i need the $1,500 us dollars
martinsewell1 (23:00:26): Another $1500?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:00:57): no
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:01:17): i only want u to send me $1,500 us dollars.
martinsewell1 (23:01:32): What about $1,500.01?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:01:42): no
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:01:53): i only need the $1,500 us dollars.
martinsewell1 (23:02:18): What about $1,500.02?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:02:36): what did u m ean by that?
martinsewell1 (23:04:36): What about $1,499.99? That's all I have.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:04:50): no
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:04:59): i only need $1,500 us dollars
martinsewell1 (23:08:32): $1,499.99 now, and then $0.01 later, when I know I can trust you.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:09:02): i am a child of god
martinsewell1 (23:09:31): You are Jesus!
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:09:47): no
martinsewell1 (23:10:07): His sister?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:10:35): no is child.
martinsewell1 (23:12:21): Jesus's daughter? He kept that quiet.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:12:33): what
martinsewell1 (23:15:37): Are you related to Jesus H. Christ? And is he alive today?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:16:04): when will u send the money to the bank?
martinsewell1 (23:17:03): I shall send it to your brother for safe keeping.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:18:55): cool
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:18:58): when?
martinsewell1 (23:20:17): When he believes that you've been good enough.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:20:31): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:20:33): on monday
martinsewell1 (23:21:12): Do you promise not to be naughty over the weekend?
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:23:59): yeah
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:24:05): why did u say that?
martinsewell1 (23:24:23): Because your brother will tell me if you are.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:24:56): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:46:22): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:46:25): are u there?
martinsewell1 (23:47:11): Sorry, I was busy counting all my money.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:47:24): k
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:55:47): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:56:11): will u send the money tio mne on monday?
martinsewell1 (23:56:53): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ..........1,498, 1,499. $1 short!
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:57:06): u are funny.
martinsewell1 (23:57:28): And so are you.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:57:28): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:57:37): serious now.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:57:47): will u send it on monday?
martinsewell1 (23:58:41): I'll look for the missing $1 over the weekend.
sweetbabe4all2001 (23:58:54): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:05:52): ok
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:05:54): are u there
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:06:07): pls i want u to send the money to me on monday
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:06:31): i wawnt u to send it to this name,................. TAIWO OLANREWAJU
martinsewell1 (00:11:30): I've posted it.
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:11:39): good
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:11:42): thanks
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:21:21): buzz me when u are ready
martinsewell1 (00:25:52): BUZZ!!!
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:25:58): ok
martinsewell1 (00:26:40): What are you going to spend the money on?
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:27:03): i want to use it to start a busines
martinsewell1 (00:29:42): Why not simply run a 4-1-9 scam and save yourself the inconvenience of working?
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:30:04): what does that mean?
martinsewell1 (00:32:51): Advance fee fraud or '419' fraud (named after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code) is a popular crime with the West African criminal element. There are a myriad of schemes and scams - mail, faxed and telephone promises designed to facilitate victims parting with money. All involve requests to help move large sums of money with the promise of a substantial share of the cash in return.
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:33:26): yeah
sweetbabe4all2001 (00:33:32): u are right
martinsewell1 (00:34:35): You should give it a try.
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February 11, 2005

Fines for 'droopy drawers' backed


BBC NEWS
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February 10, 2005

Men think 4% faster than women, according to Canadian research

Men can think 4% faster than women, if controversial Canadian research is true.
icWales
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February 8, 2005

Rugby fan cut off his own testicles

"A Welsh rugby fan cut off his own testicles after his team beat England, police confirmed today."
ThisisLondon
www.smh.com.au
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February 7, 2005

Wetherspoon pubs to ban real ale

JD Wetherspoon is to ban real ale in all its 650 pubs by May 2006 amid fears beards are deterring customers.
BBC News
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February 4, 2005

Everything you Need to Know About Writing Sucessfully: in Ten Minutes

Stephen King
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the wurst gallery

the wurst gallery
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How to Cut...

à la carte by Peter Hertzmann
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February 3, 2005

Europe vs. America

The New York Review of Books: Europe vs. America
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February 2, 2005

Interview with a link spammer

'Sam - let's call our interviewee Sam, it's suitably anonymous - lives in a three-bedroom semi-detached house in London, drives a vintage Jaguar and runs his own company. But "it's not not all rock and roll and big money", says Sam. What isn't? Spamming websites and blogs with text to pump up the search engine rankings of sites pushing PPC (pills, porn and casinos), that's what.'
The Register
What a cunt. The Register now have a duty to leak his name and address. It's not as if we'd go round and spank his fucking head with a baseball bat, is it? ;-)
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February 1, 2005

The Children of Iraq

Photos (some disturbing)
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