Saturday, February 09, 2002

The Ebola outbreak rages on in Central Africa, 52 deaths so far...I tellya, these poor folk just can't seem to get a break, between AIDS and things like this...thing is, though, one reason it's spreading is that in this remote area, doctors can't seem to convince people that eating monkey meat and the ritual of dismembering their Ebola-ravaged loved ones isn't helping their cause.
Central African Ebola Outbreak Toll Jumps to 54
Yike...anyone remember the Faulkner tale "A Rose for Emily"? Change the gothic Southern setting and put it in Japan and that's sort of what we have here...
Woman Kept Mother's Corpse in Bed for Year
Well, what do you know? Apparently Muhammad Ali has Irish roots...
Muhammad O'Ali? Boxer's Roots Traced to Ireland
What the hey, here's another page full of optical illusions, some of 'em are pretty good.
Optical Illusions - Online Illusions - Optical Tricks - Optic Illusions
Stare at the black dot and move your head back and forth:
Maybe I've posted this already, can't remember, it's a really cool site though, a lot of neat little science projects you can make at home, crystal radios, etc.
Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
A really fun little flash game, pick up gold, avoid monsters, drink potion, you know the drill. Fun though, reminds me of an old Zelda type game.
Gold Yard - Play
Altoids (of the Curiously Strong Mints) has a really spiffy website. I want a tin of altoids now. :)

Friday, February 08, 2002

For the true lover of hot sauces, sauces so hot they have warning labels and can cause serious injury if used improperly (no joke).
Hot Sauce Catalog - Tijuana Flats Hot Foods Inc - Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally Hot Sauces
Then again, maybe the poles aren't melting and the global warming thing isn't going to be the death of us all (I'm sure something else will though, I'll keep looking).
New global thermostat reading -- The Washington Times
It's a bird, it's a's...SUPERBABY!!!! :)
Charlotte Observer | 02/07/2002 | Wreck throws baby from car; she lands unhurt 8 feet away

Thursday, February 07, 2002

Listen to the LAPD, NYPD and other police scanner broadcasts live. - live police & fire broadcasts
I never knew how deeply, disturbingly into Nerf toys some folks are, then I saw this.
NerfOnline - All Nerf Guns, All The Time
CNN reviews it's favorite online games. - Review: The all-star team of online games - December 26, 2001
A Harvard Dr. of Philosophy messes with your head as only a Harvard Dr. of Philosophy can. I'm not going to sleep well tonight, if I ever do manage to get to sleep. Will I even be asleep or is that just part of the program? I wish I hadn't read least Timecube you can laugh off...this though, this is kind of...unsettling...sigh.
Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?
Remember the old Atari game Pitfall? Basically you jumped over holes and alligators with a cheesy-looking little guy named Pitfall Harry. Now, thanks to the miracle of the internet, you can be bored and aggravated all over again, online! This'll make you appreciate your 3D card.
Activision presents, for its 20th anniversary... Pitfall!
Need secure web hosting? I mean really, really secure? How about running your site from deep within a nuclear blast bunker?
The Bunker - Navigation posts it's list of the top personalities of the web...surprisingly, I'm not on there some kind of minimum readership for a site (as in more than two) for eligability or is this just a glaring oversight?
I've been listening to Shoutcast stations lately and I don't think I've ever posted this link before, you need a winamp to's a pretty cool site for streaming radio, the feeds seem to sound better than similiar Realplayer and Mediaplayer sites and if you have the bandwidth, you can even add your own station and stream your existing mp3 playlist over the web for others to hear. Winamp is the best thing ever :)
A fun little mini-golf game, from Electrotank. Found this link via Popbitch, whose newsletter I subscribed to earlier this evening...I haven't gotten one yet but the sample I looked at on her site (which contained this link as well as a bunch of gossip stuff) was cool.
Electrotank :: Online gaming at its best
Time magazine's site has an article on blogging and Blogger in particular. Pssst. Wanna See My Blog?
It's late, late, late and as usual I'm completely unable to sleep...I don't really have anything particular in mind to post, I'm just bored and insomnia-ridden. I can never seem to sleep unless I'm just so exhausted I can't keep my eyes open. I should be working on a decent template for this thing as I'd like to upgrade to Blogger Pro hard drive is full of crap though and I don't have many disks with which to burn all my mp3s and such so I don't even have room to install Photoshop, really, so I guess I'll just post a few random amusing/weird/interesting links if I can find any before I get too sleepy to go on blogging.
Well, it looks like Kimble (AKA Kim Schmitz) has a heap of trouble on his hands...the famous hacker, who's website, detailed his exploits and fast living, was deported from Thailand and faces insider trading charges in his homeland of Germany. A supposed invitation for surfers to view his suicide live on his website turned out to be a hoax and his page invites viewers to email him "in prison". You may remember Kimble as the German hacker icon who offered ten million dollars for anyone who could come up with Osama Bin Laden. Looks like he's gone for awhile now.
The Register
I don't think I've ever posted this link here before, probably everyone in the free world has been there anyways and there's really no need but just in case, I'm gonna put it out there, Ain't It Cool News, by Harrry Knowles, the original movie fanboy's site. Harry and his spies dig up dirt on all the latest movies and obsess over every crumb of information they can gather regarding flicks. I go to this site on a pretty regular basis, even though I can't remember the last time I actually went to the theater and saw a movie, I'm such a hermit.
Ain't It Cool News

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

Who wants to live forever?
The Scotsman - Top Stories - Scientists find key to eternal life
Great for news junkies...the Associated Press's portal to it's member sites, with a handy map so you can just click your state and find the AP supported pages.
The Wire - Breaking News from The Associated Press
Well, bad enough my favorite college football team is in the crapper for years to come (see previous post) but racism is alive and thriving at the University of Alabama as well. At this point, even I am thinking of tossing all my Alabama ball caps...sigh.
TNR Online | Sorority Row by Jason Zengerle (1 of 2)
A horrible , uncalled for personal attack on Dick Patten (of tv's Eight Is Enough fame) that I should have had the decency not to die laughing at...Dick Van Patten's Weblog.
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Only rednecks would bother getting so indignant over not being able to exercise their right to watch two chickens maul each other to death. Also, only rednecks could have created such a tacky web page to spread their goofy pro-chicken-fighting propaganda, complete with a backdrop of cheesy midi "glory, glory halleluyah" orchestration.Friends of Gamefowl
Fred Durst sucks....(yep.).
John Petrucci Forum - Limp Bizkit must be destroyed.
Jan. 31 — Enron executives and lawyers appear to be going bankrupt in style, traveling to bankruptcy court hearings in New York in the company's two remaining private jets : Enron's Managers Fly With Executive Privilege
How many times have a griped about my lack of a high-bandwidth connection in this blog so far? Well, here's one more instance...a free movie everyday, plus rental for $1 U.S. for three days. Realplayer and at least a 100 kpbs connection required. Today's free movie was Buckaroo Banzai :)
English Movies Contents
Damn Lorena Bobbitt....look what she started? Now you can't go a week without hearing a similiar story in the still hasn't lost it's ability to give me the heebie-jeebies though. Yikes.
New York Daily News Online | News and Views | Crime File | Wife Accused of Slicing Hubby's Penis
This guy has a real Atari 2600 hooked up to the internet and you can control it (sort of) from his webpage.
Please go to to view this whole website.
Presenting...the world's first jet-powered beer cooler...huzzah!!!

The jet powered beer cooler
This is just too cool...want one.

All about i Visor
I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Dave...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists at the World Economic Forum predicted on Friday a grim future replete with unprecedented biological threats, global warming and the possible takeover of humans by robots.

My AOL | Today's News
Canadians kick ass!
CBC News: Canadian combat troops land in Kandahar
Just can't make up stuff like this... buying info: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Self-Esteem
This is truly stupid.

You can bet there wasn't a tear shed in the smoky rooms where the oddsmakers do their work...the Patriots hadn't even made it to the locker room and they were already predicting the Rams for 2003.
Yahoo! Sports: NFL - Repeat? Patriots get no respect from Vegas oddsmakers
With all the scary things to be worried about in Africa - lions, tigers, crazed hyenas and what have you - the worst of the lot seems to be those hungry, hungry hippos.
Spooky...not only did the Xbox's A.I. predict a historic Patriots/Rams upset, but it also predicted that the Pats would win the game on the last play of the game by the exact score of 20-17. Not to mention a better than average guess on playoff and regular season games. || news || 0202 || nflfeversuperbowlxxxxvi

Monday, February 04, 2002

Well, looks like I couldn't have been more wrong, regarding the score of the least it was a good game for a change, hats off to the Patriots. Had fun watchin' Paul McCartney rap with the FOX pigskin crew too. I was kind of hoping he'd rag on Terry Bradshaw's hair, or lack thereof, but alas.