Spamusement!: “Poorly-drawn cartoons inspired by actual spam subject lines!”
(Thanks to Metafilter)
Joi Ito’s Web: Memories of memory: “It’s a ancient (about 30 years old) hard disk that probably fit about 256K”
Humanity Stoops to a New Low | Metafilter: “I’m an atheist but I make two exceptions: I believe in cat heaven; and I believe in a special hell for people who do stuff like this.”
Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Anybody but Bush – and then let’s get back to work: “This madness has to stop, and the fastest way of doing that is to elect John Kerry, not because he will be different but because in most key areas – Iraq, the ‘war on drugs’, Israel/Palestine, free trade, corporate taxes – he will be just as bad. The main difference will be that as Kerry pursues these brutal policies, he will come off as intelligent, sane and blissfully dull. That’s why I’ve joined the Anybody But Bush camp: only with a bore such as Kerry at the helm will we finally be able to put an end to the presidential pathologising and focus on the issues again.”
When given the choice of using unlimited dial up internet for £10, a month, or just paying 1p (£0.01) per minute for the connection, we figured it would be cheaper to go with the £10 a month. Good choice.
When our last bill came, I worked out how much it would have cost, had we gone for the 1p/minute option. It turned out to be £114.61. Ouch. Good choice there. In one month, we’d been online for 7.6 days. We both work full time, so that’s just evenings and weekends, and the computers are switched off when we’re out, so they’re not connected if we’re not there. Maybe our Internet addiction is becoming a problem…
BBC NEWS | UK | Crafty sheep conquer cattle grids: “Hungry sheep on the Yorkshire moors have taught themselves to roll 8ft (3m) across hoof-proof metal cattle grids – and raid villagers’ valley gardens.”
Uh-oh. The sheep are coming. Humanity doesn’t have long left.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Cokelore (Feel the Curves!): “This poster was released in the mid 80s and prompted a total recall of all posters because of the picture painted in ice-cubes at bottom right corner – a woman performing an act.”
Is Novacaine Supposed to Taste Salty? | Metafilter: “in cases like this, one is tempted to simply write a 72-point, Bodoni ‘WTF?’ and leave the thread.”
And – “I remember reading a letter to a shrink (or someone) with an advice column from the girlfriend of a guy who put sperm in icecubes and served them in drinks to guests.”
WTF indeed. And Ew.
Jeff Maurone: Metanoya: More on My Dinner with #1 on the Forbes: “So, in response to the multitude of email messages I got asking for more juicy details on what it’s like to eat dinner with Bill Gates, I figured I should write the comprehensive posting about said topic.”
Space images show relentless Bangladeshi floods | New Scientist: “Three weeks worth of torrential rain have resulted in the worst flooding that the impoverished nation has seen for 15 years. So far, 400 people have been killed by drowning, collapsing buildings and disease resulting from the floods.”
Two thirds of the country is now submerged in water. It’s certainly a scale that’s beyond my imagination.
You can help by donating to the British Red Cross, who are currently providing relief in the area.