September 30th, 2004


I could have put this one under but I felt the ASCII was more important.

September 24th, 2004

Beware the insidious basketball player, my son.

September 24th, 2004 Monster Mushroom Sprawls in Switzerland

Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:54 AM ET

ZURICH (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest mushroom growth, spanning an area 800 by 500 meters, has been discovered in a Swiss national park, scientists said Friday.

The 1,000-year-old fungus, covering an area equivalent to around 100 football pitches, was found near the Ofenpass in the mountainous southeastern canton (state) of Grisons and judged to be a single growth after a detailed survey.

“The majority of the fungus is an underground network that looks a bit like shoelaces. The surface mushrooms look like the normal type you would pick, and are brown to yellow,” said Muriel Bendel, a spokeswoman for the Swiss research association for forestry, snow and countryside (WSL).

The fungus, “Armillaria ostoyae” or honey mushroom, is edible, the WSL said, adding it had been known since Roman times for its cleansing effects on the digestive tract — as long as it was eaten raw. But certain forms can kill trees.

The WSL said Switzerland’s monster mushroom was trumped only by a growth in the United States which covers a surface area of nine sq km and weighs an estimated 600 tons.

September 23rd, 2004

vote for Frances, if nothing else

Thanks, Alicia.

September 23rd, 2004

Ubiquitous computing will require a new approach to fitting technology to our lives, an approach we call “calm technology”.

September 23rd, 2004

No Surrender Japanese Holdouts After WWII

September 22nd, 2004

Gentile Invaders

Watch out for the Swastikas.

September 22nd, 2004

The Habib Sitara. A Pakistani city cart.

An affordable, four-wheeled vehicle.

Whatever that is, I want one.

September 21st, 2004

In the beginning, in dimension filled with life energy, called Zone Energy, there was only one Spark (or Lasercore), spawned from primal energies of that plane.

September 21st, 2004

Galeria ascii

September 21st, 2004

AnneRice.Com: Musings From the Beach

After the publication of the The Queen of the Damned, I requested of my editor that she not give me anymore comments. I resolved to hand in the manuscripts when they were finished. And asked that she accept them as they were. She was very reluctant, feeling that her input had value, but she agreed to my wishes. I asked this due to my highly critical relationship with my work and my intense evolutionary work on every sentence in the work, my feeling for the rhythm of the phrase and the unfolding of the plot and the character development. I felt that I could not bring to perfection what I saw unless I did it alone. In othe words, what I had to offer had to be offered in isolation. So all novels published after The Queen of the Damned were written by me in this pure fashion, my editor thereafter functioning as my mentor and guardian.

Sweet Jesus, she’s a genius! I know exactly how she feels.

Her latest Amazon reviews, however, have been less-than-stellar. Ms. Rice responds (if you don’t believe it’s her, check out her other reviews).

September 21st, 2004

Vandals target [Louisiana] Democrats? office for second time

September 20th, 2004

September 20th, 2004

happy teeth

The image has the link in it, if you want to go there. The gif is scary enough.

I want one.

September 20th, 2004

LA Weekly: President Evil

Heh heh.

September 20th, 2004

Three collections of
flood photos sent in by viewers of WNEP 16.

And two sets from the Scranton Times-Tribune.

Oh, by the way—I completely missed Talk Like a Pirate Day due to regional flooding. So sorry.

September 19th, 2004

eGuide Interview: Karen Finley

It’s a myth, okay? Never happened.

September 17th, 2004


Furby + umbrella = furbrella

I want one.


September 16th, 2004

Rembrandt was wall-eyed

September 16th, 2004

Curbed: Historic Rebranding of NYC’s Skyscrapers

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