Boundary Layer

The best way to find a line is to cross it

Sunday, September 30, 2001

Fun web games

For all your insect chomping cute spidery needs there this neat Flash game. Make sure you stay away from the fireflies. Also from Haddock there's this Shockwave game that lets you build a track and race slot cars (and waste time).

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Your tax dollars at work

Check out this marketing tool. It classsifies your "lifestyle" by zip code using census data and a whole lotta marketing research. It seems reasonably accurate assuming your area's demographic hasn't changed much since 1990. (via Metafilter)

Sunday, September 23, 2001

The Binch

A clever reworking of a holiday classic starring a certain famous terrorist. Apparently the fashion sense depicted in Austin Powers wasn't as over the top as I had figured. People actually used to dress that way as this picture of the OBL at 14 shows. The full article is here. I'll leave it up to you to figure out if its a hoax or not.

Where Google leaves off

Until Google crawls more frequently its not the place to go to search news sites and weblogs. If you want to know what the latest antics of the Bush administration are check out Daypop, a current events searchengine. To see what lame comments the weblogging community has to say about those same antics try Linkwatcher a weblog search engine.

The view from over there

Man on the street interviews by a BBC reporter in Islamabad, Pakistan.
(via RumormillNews)

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Separating from the chaff

How can you find out what weblogs are worth reading and which rehash the same boring nonsense. Blogyou will tell you. Well, actually it won't but you can find some interesting new weblogs there. Stick with those rated more than two Donald Sutherlands.

An odd combination

Smashing Peanuts: The story of the breakup of the Smashing Pumpkins as told by characters from the Peanuts cartoon strip.
(via Robotwisdom)

The sleeper agents have awoken

A good background article from the Economist on Osama bin Laden and his organization.

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Questionable intentions

The music media giant Clear Channel issued a list of songs that they "suggest" should not be played after the tragic events on 9-11. The list includes Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", Pat Benetar's "Love is a Battlefield", Lennon's "Imagine" and every single Rage Against the Machine song. Interestingly they have something against CCR's "Travelin Band", but have no problem with "Run Through the Jungle" and GW's favorite anti-war song "Fortunate Son". When is the last time you've heard Zager and Evans "In the Year 2525" on the radio anyway?

Sunday, September 16, 2001

Read for yourself

An excellent Israeli news site with detailed updates, background, and possible future scenarios.

(9/17/01 - According to the UK paper, the Guardian, the Debka newsite is probably involved in a disinformation/propaganda campaign. There may still be nuggets of useful information but it has to be separated from the writer's agenda.)

Saturday, September 15, 2001

The doctor is in

Hunter S Thompson gives his views on the events of 9-11 and what will happen now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

A dark day in US history

Some very sick and evil people took the lives of thousands of people and a little part of the innocence of America on Tuesday, 9-11-01. The last time something similar happend, millions of people lost their lives and the world was shaken to its foundations and rebuilt. I hope we learn from history before we turn the Bill of Rights into toilet paper and destroy all that so many Americans have given their lives to defend over the past 225 years. To do otherwise is to be manipulated by evil and become the very thing they accuse us of being, soulless, arrogant and immoral.

Thursday, September 06, 2001

Why do you know all the answers?

An hour wasted looking at questions people ask at Ask Jeeves' peek page yielded these nuggets which make me wonder about people and frightens me just a bit.

how do fish pass gas?

is x-rays dangerous?

ontological anarchy

Bank collateral scams in the late 70s and 80s

will me and daniel ever marry me?????????



How long did the Hundred Years War last?

what is a butt

had we but world enough and time, this coyness lady would be no crime. and so in urgent words I shant refine will you be my valentine

Where can I find pictures of people shtting in their pants?

What does smut mean?

what are my rights?

wavelets options pricing

what is a ass

Who wants to be a millionaire?

What is the single most destructive piece of information ever discovered by humanity

Scrambled eggs suit case monkey fart?

where can i find nasty valentines day cards

What is 2 times 2?

can i wrestle when i grow up

why does your site suck

what is the legal consenting age in Nebraska?

Where can I find information on the planet Sun?

Where can I order NADS by phone

what is 7 +8?

what is a rear?

Will I ever succeed in knowing how to do witch craft with my new sisters?

why do you know all the answers

Sunday, September 02, 2001

Was Jerry Garcia born before the invention of the aerosol can?

Yes, by one year, 1942 and 1943. You can answer this and other silly questions regarding famous peoples' livespans and semi-famous events at WhoWhatWhen.

Funny money

In a move sure to win the hearts of crooks, money launderers, and narco traffickers everywhere, the new euros will be released in bills with a denomination of 500. Thats means you can carry five times as much money in your briefcase to pay for your coke or Russian small arms by using euros instead of dollars. I wonder if they actually did it to expand their blackmarketshare or are just really stupid.

A sport past its time

I'm not into baseball. So it's funny that I found this article to be worth reading. It could be because it's more about how sports gambling works than baseball, but then again I'm not into sports gambling either. Hmm, that is odd. (via rc3)