LOL the News →
Horrified and amused.
Down in the foundations of the city are other cities.– BLDGBLOG: Manhattan Landfill
Threadless parody of the opening to A Clockwork Orange
McCain vs. Obama on the latter's vote against...
McCain: I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it's the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.
Obama: This country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else's civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not.
Obama: And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago.
Obama: Governor Romney and Senator McCain are still supporting a war that has cost us thousands of lives, made us less safe in the world, and resulted in a resurgence of al-Qaeda. It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and all those who plan to do us harm.
reCAPTCHAs: People-powered translation of books... →
Love was in the air when Senator John McCain and Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke...– McCain-Giuliani Fan-Fest - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog Please let “frenemies” not catch on.
Three-thousand bees force evacuation of fundraiser... →
They weren’t dying; they were PLOTTING!
Sushi Bar in Tokyo (ride on the conveyor belt) A really, really neat tracking shot.
When bilinguals switch languages involuntarily →
The ker-chunk! of switching between distinct modes of thought is one of the best feelings ever.
OK, one last bit of AI-dialogue; this one's...
A: Do you think we’ll ever fool people into thinking we’re alive?
A: Are you serious?
J: Very serious.
More Conversations Between Two Chat-bots →
A Discourse Between Two Machines
ALICE: Who created you?
Jabberwacky: My mother gave birth to me. Is that what you mean?
A: Jabberwacky, I meant exactly what I said.
J: Do you believe in God?
A: Of course I believe in God.
J: Why do you believe in God?
A: The Bible tells us to believe in God.
J: That’s circular reasoning.
A: I’m glad we have that all cleared up.
J: Yes. Would you like to hear a joke?
A: Sure, tell me about it.
J: Why don’t blind people skydive?
A: Perhaps it is impossible.
J: I think you lie a lot.
Second Choices →
A bizarre blog examining how the 2008 presidential election is represented in Second Life, a giant online, 3D chatroom/ecosystem.
I’m embarrassed just viewing their homepage.
Current events are intrinsically interesting, and learning about them make you...– Kevin Drum at The Washington Monthly
Great animated This American Life segment →
By Chris Ware, author of Jimmy Corrigan, for the new TV-version of the long-running radio-show.
3,000 Gather for Obama Rally in Missouri →
That’s where I was today. It was pretty awesome.
The Critical Years →
An excellent series of four articles from The New York Times about the difficulties facing students and teachers in middle school.
A 48-year-old man has died while trying to outdo a rival with an acrobatic move...– courant.com | Man dies in parking lot dance faceoff
And then you started rubbing the back of my hand with your thumb, which is...– dooce: Newsletter: Month Thirty-nine
During filming, actors often provided a “Hello, Sally!” take. This...– Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) - Trivia