LESS ROCK MORE TALK
Jul 14, 1999
|For a few decades at the beinning of the century, Sears sold
to Culture by riotnrrd
|In 1901, Greek sponge-divers found an ancient shipwreck off the coast of
Antikythera which contained the remains of a
mechanism over two thousand years old.
Archaeologists and scientists now believe it was a device for calculating
the motions of stars and planets: a primitive analog computer.
for our understanding of ancient history are potentially enormous.
to Science by riotnrrd
|Now, I can die content, knowing there really was a General Tso, even if he probably had nothing to with the chicken which bears his name.|
to Food by boneyard
Jul 13, 1999
|You're smart and you want to know what's going on in PC hardware. C|Net's
computers.com doesn't cut it. You need
Tom's Hardware Guide.|
to Computing by akk
Jul 12, 1999
|A fifteen-foot-tall monument to Grimace? If you're looking for something for you and your friends to do for summer vacation, take a stab at The University of Chicago's 1999 Scavenger Hunt List, sure to provide days of mirth. Once you've finished that one, there are many more available.|
to Wackos by boneyard
|Are you under the impression that Oswald didn't kill Kennedy? That the Media is a lapdog of corporate interests? That the CIA operates without presidential authority? If so, you will find everything you need to justify your paranoid suspicions at the Real History Archives.|
to Conspiracy by pjammer
|Anthony Gallo Acoustics makes round speakers
that sound good. Buy some today.|
to Gadgets by akk
The Dr. Seuss Web Page contains the usual
opportunities to buy stuff. The best part of the site contains links to
of Seuss. These include a
brief Freudian analysis of The Cat in the Hat
and a Dr. Seuss Purity Test.|
to Culture by machita
|The text on
is in Japanese but it says the same thing in any language: "I am a very,
very lonely man."
to Wackos by riotnrrd
|Due to a dispute over
a farmer and his wife seceded from Australia and became the
Hutt River Province
Principality, which is ruled by the benign monarch
Highness Prince Leonard. The
legality of this
seccession is, of course, contested.
to Wackos by riotnrrd
|Make your next vacation a celebration of
and let the
Bureau of Atomic Tourism
to Travel by riotnrrd
Jul 11, 1999
the Irish Potato Famine merely made worse by British neglect,
or were they actively trying to
to Politics by riotnrrd
|The very rare book
Seraphinianus is a artwork of breathtaking creativity and beauty
masquerading as an Encylopedia of an alternate world.
to Art by riotnrrd
|How old is the universe? What's the shape of space-time?
Cosmology Tutorial has the answers to the really
to Science by riotnrrd
Jul 10, 1999
|I can sleep better at night knowing that the mysteries of the Great Pyramid have been solved at last. Again.
to Wackos by sck
|Buttons, buttons, who's got the buttons? If you mean those 88x31
GIF rectangles pasted all over the web, then these folks have the
buttons: Buttons Now!,
Buttons Now!, The 88x31
Button Gallery, Bunches of
88x31 Buttons, Dr. Cheap's
Button Collection, and Michael's
Plug Page. Too bad hardly anyone preserves the links behind
them. Caution: A lot of these buttons are animated, and a lot of
them run at full speed.
to Web by braino
|As the age of
draws to a close. It may be time to consider
the virtues of the antithetical perspective.
Luddism, the works of Neil Postman,
Ubiquitous Computing, and the possibly
heretical thesis that
isn't a panacea.|
to Computing by mpc
Scott Lincoln "Omar"
Davis has been gracious enough to transcribe John Baptist Porta's
Magick to the web. Omar's Dustfall
page is full of collected wisdom. I especially like his ripped
off copy of The Top 100
Things I'd Do If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord list.
Five-Cent Sugar Rocket is 35KB worth of serious model rocketry
instructions. These babies are supposed to reach 300 feet, and making
them requires a serious time and attention commitment. Don't
tell your parents where you found this, okay?
to Science by braino
Jul 9, 1999
|Sic Et Non -
Family & Friends Of Mumia Abu-Jamal,
Justice For Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
to Politics by mpc
|I didn't think that butling was that high-demand
a field, but
Butlers Guild disagrees. As does the
to Commerce by mpc
Jul 8, 1999
|Great Galaxies! Behold! KIRBY!. Thrill to
disturbingly overwrought analyses.
MARVEL at cosmic
domestic stories! SEE football of the future!
SMILE at drawings for his granddaughter's 7th grade report!
to Comics by mpc
are cylindrical or cigar shaped objects that have been
discovered appearing in the skies. The objects are not
like the typical 'cigar' shaped UFOS that have been
reported throughout history." -- Are these guys kidding?
to Wackos by urog
|Are you dreaming of moving to Silicon Valley and becoming the next Internet
gazillionaire? Conventional journalism will never reveal the devilish maze of nondisclosure/gag orders,
noncompete covenants and venture capital double-crosses that every entrepreneur must confront on
the road to seemingly overnight IPO riches. That's why it's gratifying to see Bronson's
on the fictions Silicon Valley invent for itself and the dirty laundry that it successfully buries. |
to Commentary by pjammer
|Mario Puzo? Yes. Bob "Holiday" Hope? Not yet. (Though, sadly, he doesn't look good.) The Dead People Server tells all.
to Reference by boneyard
|Hypercool doesn't even begin to describe Matt Madden's comic-strip experiment Exercise in Style. I especially liked this one.|
to Comics by peterb
Jul 7, 1999
|As long as I'm ranting about disturbing faces,
I might as well add the
Evil Queen Of Plastic Surgery. Jo(y)celyn(e) Wildenstein,
Wildenstein. There's almost nothing on her on the
web (surprising), but here's a slight
to Wackos by mpc
|My Simon is an
online department store which. Not interesting
in itself, but its
mascot may be the most frightening creature I have ever
seen. Especially in its plethora
to Commerce by mpc
Smarter Living is a sensible, no-nonsense
guide to buying things cheaply on the Internet.
They feature a
step-by-step guide to finding cheap airfares
with consolidated links to Internet specials, online agents,
etc. They are also working up a
|Nifty new games invented by independent small companies and individuals?
is a new on-line game store devoted to just that. And they
playtest and review
the games that they sell. (Sponsored by
who have invented a couple of games themselves.)
Contrariwise, if you're looking for nifty old games, check out
Crazy Egor's Game Warehouse,
which stocks all sorts of used, rare, and out-of-print gaming-phernalia.
to Games by belford
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