September 30th, 2003

Interactivist Info Exchange: Independent Media

September 30th, 2003

Googlism for: the other michael

the other michael is a rather timid
the other michael is christian name i choose
the other michael is ok
the other michael is momentarily glimpsed
the other michael is urinating in the snow
the other michael is at the basketball
the other michael is the father of anna maria maurer who married martin brill
the other michael is fun
the other michael is having trouble with his connection?
the other michael is a michael c
the other michael is? in him
the other michael is going to

September 29th, 2003

STAR TREK for Communists

One memorably mind-boggling episode revolves around a shipboard ‘Mathematical Olympiad.’ Nemetsov served as quizmaster, but the competition was won by Cadet Valentin Volkov. He’s the show’s slide-rule-toting teen heartthrob, a role model for Soviet youth, and he has a mischievous pet monkey named Yuri.

I want a mischievous pet monkey, dammit!

September 29th, 2003

Stale Urine In the Caves of Nuclear Fire: download the classic album FOR FREE!

September 22nd, 2003

announcement by John Bromberg

From John Bromberg. sadly, I did not get to the museum to bang a nail into John’s sculpture.

UPDATE January 13, 2005: Please see The Young Person’s Guide to John Bromberg for more.

September 22nd, 2003

weirdest LONGEST search phrase to find xradiograph, yet. PART VII



earlier parts

September 22nd, 2003

not a real ebay email, its an e-scam! is a legit ebay site, but while the jpeg shows this, it actually send you somewhere else.
clicking on the image (view title for “real” link info) gets you to

Go to OcalasMostWanted for the scoop.

UPDATE! 10.20.03 a different variation (with interstitial text) over at Sercurity Forums.

UPDATE 01.27.04 Suspicious of the address-bar and want to check the location of where you’re really at? Try this JavaScript code [that I found…somewhere]:

javascript:alert(%22The real URL of this site is: %22 + location.protocol + %22//%22 + location.hostname + %22/%22);

Make a shortcut for your toolbar with the info, then click any time you’re feeling antsy….

September 21st, 2003

“New Rally-X” boot graphics, edited from a MAME session.

September 21st, 2003

To: nepapa AT
From: the Other Michael <xraysmalevich >
Delivered-To: mailing list nepapa AT
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 06:25:56 +0200 (METDST)
Reply-To: nepapa AT

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PLease do npt spim!|
pleose dooootS pam!!
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::":e :c nct SPEN^=

September 19th, 2003

Angle-Grinder Man

September 19th, 2003

weird and various ways to find xradiograph PART VI

wherein it should also be noted that part II was numbered completely arbitrarily.

colossal squid pictures: ya re-post one CNN story, yer branded fer LIFE!
how does a accordion work: for tips
umbrella pictures: I should get some, with Isabella and all.
giant squidd
patting the head pictures
phony shark pictures: take that, Damien!
pictures of pancakes

part II
part III
part IV
part V

September 19th, 2003

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!

Avast, ye weblubbers! That lusty wench Chloe has put t’gether a wee tribute that be including the above picturing and a movin’ pitcher of people tryin’ to talk like us pirates. Features a sock puppet. Aaargh!

Fer some added booty, feast yer eyes on th’ DELUXE Pirate Umbrella Hat from the kindly artisans at Archie McPhee. For those of ye havin’ a hard time with the voicin’s.

some mail from Mike B.:

So today is the big day when we:

* Watch Chloe’s great short film of people drinking and talking like pirates

* Honor Johnny Depp’s unique pirate character in “Pirates of
the Caribbean.”

* Honor Stale Urine’s unique use of pirates in “The Fourteen Points.”
(In which a group of pirates become a theater company under the
direction of Woodrow Wilson.)

* Maybe engage in file-sharing or other piracy.

* Read Hakim Bey’s “Pirate Utopias”:

* Fire a volley across a bowl of Cap’n Crunch.

* Swab something.


September 18th, 2003

ISABEL Graphics Archive: watch where it was and where it was supposed to go….

September 18th, 2003

eBay item 2952060791 (Ends Sep-23-03 11:48:11 PDT) – subway sandwich half eaten – reserve: anybody hungry?

September 18th, 2003 – Mysterious squid deaths investigated – Sep. 18, 2003: “Scientists are trying to find out what caused two enormous squids, one of them 40 feet long, to wash up dead on Spain’s northern coast this week. [….] The second squid to wash up in recent days was a 191-lb female and was found by a man swimming. He told a Reuters photographer he had attached one of the tentacles to a float and dragged the creature toward the shore.”

UPDATE 09.20.03 CNN: Spanish navy shocks blamed for giant squid deaths. Navy denies the charges.

September 18th, 2003

NPR : Fashion Industry Copes with Designer Knockoffs

Some clothing designers are watching this week’s fashion shows in New York with an eye to knocking off their competitors’ designs. Like the music industry, the fashion business is rife with unauthorized copying. But it’s relatively free of infringement lawsuits like the ones the major record labels recently filed.

As NPR’s Rick Karr reports: ‘If you find yourself attracted to, say, a handbag in an upscale Soho boutique but it costs too much, head a few blocks south to Canal Street. You’ll probably find the design that caught your eye on a table on the sidewalk selling for a lot less: A knockoff of a $600 Prada bag, for example, goes for around 100 bucks.”

My favorite quote, not appearring in the printed version, has the commenter calling Canal Street “the Kazaa of the Fashion Industry.”

September 17th, 2003

spam arrives with marvellous text inside, only to be comprised of GIFs and JPEGs. They can track receipts by their server logs!

September 17th, 2003


yes, this is a little old. so sue me.

* síndrome respiratorio agudo severo (SRAS)

September 16th, 2003 : Whence?: “the history of the toaster is the history of 20th Century Cultural Trends and Industrial Design”

ICS toaster museum: yeah, there’s at least TWO of ’em!

furious toaster: a blog. not updated since May. oh, well.

Bakelite & Toaster museum: ooh, a third! plus that brittle plastic stuff! (hint: don’t click the English flag).

Another hint:don’t leave your pop-tarts in the toaster and walk away. and a variation.

a moron’s guide to toast

toaster pastry resources

somebody had a conversation with my toaster. well, their toaster.

a bunch of ways to make toast

a nice simple way to make toast, by Jenna. Thank you, Jenna.

buy a toaster on ebay.

in the past, I pined for a Hello Kitty toaster.
Now I can’t wait for the return of vaudeville.

September 16th, 2003

Company That Cloned Sheep to Sell Assets and Shut Down: “Dolly, the sheep created in 1996 with cells taken from a frozen ewe, was euthanized in February after a lung infection that might have been the result of spending too much time inside. Dolly has been stuffed and is on display at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh.”

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