Aug
21
2006

TrackMeNot

Track Me Not

“TrackMeNot is a browser extension that protects web-searchers
against surveillance and
data-profiling. It does so not by means of concealment or encryption (i.e.
covering one’s trail), but instead, paradoxically, by the opposite strategy: noise and obfuscation. With
TrackMeNot, actual web searches, lost in a cloud of false leads, are
essentially hidden in
plain view. User-installed TrackMeNot works with the Firefox Browser and popular search engines, e.g. AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and MSN. “

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Aug
17
2006

Celebrity pic of the year

Marion Davies? Rosebud

Paris Hilton? Captain Beefheart!

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WTF…just WTF?!?!?

Anybody think she’s actually listened to it?

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Jul
04
2006

American Cops would be busting skulls over this

Video from World Cup 2006: a bunch of German soccer fans shake up the cops after Germany beat Argentina and advanced to the semifinals:

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Jun
28
2006

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? – Being an American – MSNBC.com

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? – Being an American – MSNBC.com

I have to be an honest Abe here: I only got 75%. The INS looks for 80%

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Jun
22
2006

TechnoTiki

Found this on Gizmodo: an LCD monitor framed entirely in bamboo! At £323 for a 19″ model, it’s not too bad a deal if the glass is decent.

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Jun
21
2006

pr0n for guitar players

If you play guitar and know who Richard Thompson is, you’ll probably find his Gear and Tunings Q&A an interesting read. If you don’t play guitar, there’s an assortment of
mp3′s available from his site, both serious and otherwise. His 1000 Years of Popular Music album is a brilliant idea, well worth checking out.

In writing songs, you ought to pull things into a sharper focus, so you draw characters who are larger than life, and you write about experiences that perhaps most people donít have from day to day. People are not really interested in the story of a soccer dad, necessarily. Unless itís the story of a soccer dad who canít take any more and shoots his family. Thereís a ballad. Thereís your contemporary “Tom Dooley.”

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Jun
08
2006

World Cup pick? The Droogs!

hooligans.jpgIt’s World Cup Soccer time again. Like most Americans, my favorite thing about World Cup Soccer is saying the word soccer to people in countries that really care about soccer. Well, that and the incidents of hooliganism. But with the threat of terrorism added into the mix, this year’s Cup has an almost unlimited potential for mayhem! And WFMU is celebrating with a World Cup Death Watch Contest. Even if you’re not into contests, they have an excellent collection of World Cup related links, including riot footage!!!!

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Jun
05
2006

Colbert Speaks at Knox College Commencement

Stephen Colbert spoke at Knox College’s 2006 Commencement on Saturday, and they’ve been kind enough to post a transcript of his speech.

colbert-grad06.jpgBut the best reason for me to come to speak at Knox College is that I attended Knox College. This is part of my personal history that you will rarely see reported. Partly because the press doesn’t do the proper research. But mostly because…it is not true! I just made it up, so this moment would be more poignant for all of us. How great would it be if I could actually come back here—if I was coming back to my alma mater to be honored like this. I could share with you all my happy memories that I spent here in…Galesburg, Illinois. Hanging out at the Seymour Hall, right? Seymour Hall? You know, all of us alumni, we remember being at Seymour Hall, playing those drinking games. We played a drinking game called Lincoln-Douglas. Great game. What you do is, you act out the Lincoln-Douglas debate and any time one of the guys mentions the Dred Scott decision you have to chug a beer. Well, technically 3/5 of a beer.

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May
29
2006

Shatner: Horses can help disabled kids – Yahoo! News

Shatner: Horses can help disabled kids – Yahoo! News: “”

“Shatner said that placing injured people on horseback has been shown to improve their conditions. “We know that the use of a horse in their therapy takes them beyond their handicapped body, their injured body, and into another area of health,” he said.”

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Mar
07
2006

Andy Richter has a new sitcom (again)

andyrichter.jpgAndy Richter’s had mixed luck starring in sitcoms. “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” only made it for a season and a half, and I’m not sure if anyone even remembers “Quintuplets” at this point. Nevertheless, he’s back this fall as Andy Barker P.I.” The good news is that Conan O’Brien co-wrote the pilot. I hope it’s good and goes five years; Andy deserves a shot at syndication money.

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