Blogmeme: Page 56 of the book nearest to you

This time from Erich The rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. And my […]

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Pat’s been everywhere

I can’t think of anything real to post (and am chastised for it), so I steal Patmemes: visited 23 states (46%)Create your own visited map of The United States. The big blank area in the great plains/northern rockies is the most upsetting to me. From everything I’ve heard it’s a beautiful part of the country. […]

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Mosaic Survey

Memestealing from Pat, Kitty, etc. The rules, such as they are: Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search Using only the first page of results, pick one image. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the […]

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0 insightful remarks by mustache lovers

All, There is a new best website ever. Enjoy! Dear Gentle Reader, Many of the following pages have graphic and clear images of the masculine mustache in all its forms, both sublime and grotesque. My intent is not to shock or titillate, but merely to inform on the subject. The Nineteenth Century gave us many […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Quicksilver

Lifehacker is currently running a beginner’s guide to Quicksilver. Quicksilver is an amazing utility. It completely changes the way you use your computer, replacing tons of mousing with a few keystrokes. If you depend upon your wrists for your livelihood, I can’t recommend getting to know Quicksilver quite enough.

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H3: The environmental choice

SvN links to and discusses a study regarding the environmental cost of different cars. The original article discusses the energy cost per mile to build different cars and concludes, amongst other things, that the Hummer H3 takes less of an environmental toll than a Honda Civic Hybrid. And while many consumers and environmentalists have targeted […]

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More fun with North Korea

Arms Control Wonk has some analysis of the recent nuclear test in North Korea. Estimating the yield is tricky business, because it depends on the geology of the test site. The South Koreans called the yield half a kiloton (550 tons), which is more or less—a factor of two—consistent with the relationship for tests in […]

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Clearing up some misconceptions

Recently a good friend commented in her feed and made the following bold statement regarding an article about breastfeeding: Man, you can’t trust ANY study you read nowadays! Eggs are bad, eggs are good, wine is bad, wine is good. I just don’t know anymore. I think it’s important for the public to know […]

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Monrovia, Represent

I couldn’t make it because of work, (and I probably would have been too busy had I stayed home anyway), but there was a great car show in Monrovia this has Saturday. LA-area artist Coop covers the event amazingly.

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It’s never too soon….

Notable celebrity death + at-home t-shirt production = exceedingly tacky yet funny. It’s true. Do the math and prove it for yourself.

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