Wednesday, March 31, 2004

The Dangers of Southern Cooking

Foods: Urgent Safety Notice Regarding Ice Box Rolls Recipe in April Issue on Page 154: POTENTIAL FIRE AND SAFETY HAZARD.: "Please DO NOT USE the Icebox Rolls recipe that appeared on p. 154 of the April 2004 issue of Southern Living. It has been determined that heating the water and shortening, as described in the original recipe, is dangerous, and may pose a fire and safety hazard. DO NOT USE this recipe."

Liberal talk radio network comes to Bay Area

Industries & Communities - "A tiny Berkeley AM radio station that carries Chinese and Korean programming is the likely Bay Area home of Air America Radio, a new left-leaning political talk radio network designed to counter conservative talk shows."

Monday, March 29, 2004

::India:: Photo Gallery by Charles Marut

::India:: Photo Gallery by charles marut at "These photographs were made in Delhi, Bombay, and the Indian Himalayas in September, 2003." - some fantastic photos. Saw these Friday night at the Spring show at PhotoCentral.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Costco: The Only Company Wal-Mart Fears

Costco: The Only Company Wal-Mart Fears: "Nobody Runs Warehouse Clubs Better Than Costco, Where Shoppers Can't Resist Luxury Products at Bargain Prices" - it also treats its employees much better - to the chagrin of Wall Street - via metafilter. - Beyond Google - Beyond Google: "The Web is so full of useful info that no search engine can find it all. But a multitude of specialty sites deliver shopping advice, reference databases, leisure-time ideas, and more--fast." - good article on other place to to find information on the net besides Google.

The Word Spy - man cave

The Word Spy - man cave: "man cave

n. An area of a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can be alone with his power tools and projects."

Thursday, March 25, 2004

MSNBC - Local officials nearly fall for H2O hoax

MSNBC - Local officials nearly fall for H2O hoax: ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - City officials were so concerned about the potentially dangerous properties of dihydrogen monoxide that they considered banning foam cups after they learned the chemical was used in their production.

Then they learned, to their chagrin, that dihydrogen monoxide — H2O for short — is the scientific term for water.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Business phrases people hate - Mar. 24, 2004

Business phrases people hate - Mar. 24, 2004: "The fact of the matter is that at the end of the day there is nothing, like, value-added about using cliches 24/7. With all due respect it's not awesome, it's annoying. "

Robot Kids In Race Against Time

Robot Kids In Race Against Time: "In just six weeks, they designed and built a robot that could climb stairs, navigate obstacles, throw balls into a basket, even pull itself up on a bar ten feet above the ground. That won them the right to go to the national championships in Atlanta next month. "

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Data Dispute Bush's 'Rich' Label for Small Business

Politics News Article | "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the presidential race's war of words over the economy, President Bush makes it sound as if small-business owners are in the cross hairs of Democrat John Kerry's plan to roll back tax cuts for wealthy Americans.

But data from the Internal Revenue Service and the Census Bureau suggest the vast majority of small businesses provide their owners with incomes far below the $200,000-a-year mark where Kerry says he would begin eliminating tax cuts. "

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Monday, March 15, 2004

The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA)

The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA): "The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA) is the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms." - from metafilter.

Judge reduces lawyer's fees because of typos

Judge reduces lawyer's fees because of typos: " federal judge in Philadelphia, in prose suggesting barely suppressed chortles, reduced a lawyer's request for fees last month because his filings were infested with typographical errors."

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Bush's Bagmen - Meet the Pioneers and Rangers, the president's A-team for campaign cash "Welcome to the most ambitious and best-organized shakedown in the history of American presidential politics. Bush is working to raise a record $200 million -- and so far, at least sixty percent of his campaign donations have come from just 416 elite fund-raisers like Bionda. Never before have so few raised so much so quickly. It's a fine-tuned operation that takes the principles of corporate America and applies them to political fund-raising"

Monday, March 08, 2004

BBC NEWS | Europe | Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian

BBC NEWS | Europe | Coffee is 'health drink' says Italian: "There is sound scientific reason to enjoy your morning espresso without worrying about the health effects. Coffee can be good for you..."

Sunday, March 07, 2004

How Many Halves Are There in a College Basketball Game?

The Smoking Gun: Archive: "As college final exams go, the test Jim Harrick Jr. once gave in his University of Georgia physical education class was a piece of cake. ... [T]hat test, a 20-question mockery that includes such brain teasers as, 'How many points does a 3-point field goal account for in a Basketball Game?' " : Q and A With 'Life of Pi' Author : Q and A With 'Life of Pi' Author: "Yann Martel, Author of Life of Pi, Answers Your Questions"

Las Vegas Monorail

Las Vegas Monorail: "The Las Vegas Monorail is the newest attraction on the famous Las Vegas skyline. Gliding above traffic at speeds reaching 50 miles per hour, you'll be able to cover the four mile route in approximately 14 minutes "

The color of Monet / Las Vegas cashes in on the cachet of fine art

The color of Monet / Las Vegas cashes in on the cachet of fine art: "Serenity can be hard to find in this willfully frenetic neon oasis, better known for gaming than painting. But art, both classic and contemporary, is becoming easy to find in Las Vegas, which now displays world-class work, especially paintings, in galleries, museums and, yes, hotel-casinos. "

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Yahoo! News - Leaked Pentagon report warns climate change may bring famine, war: report

Yahoo! News - Leaked Pentagon report warns climate change may bring famine, war: report: "A secret report prepared by the Pentagon (news - web sites) warns that climate change may lead to global catastrophe costing millions of lives and is a far greater threat than terrorism. "

Insurer warns of global warming catastrophe Reuters world news: "The world's second-largest reinsurer, Swiss Re, warned on Wednesday that the costs of natural disasters, aggravated by global warming, threatened to spiral out of control, forcing the human race into a catastrophe of its own making."

Monday, March 01, 2004

Google Holiday Logos

Google Holiday Logos: "We have a variety of logos commemorating holidays and events. We've put them in this online museum for your amusement. "

TechTV | Top 10 Reasons Nerds Are Better Than Jocks

TechTV | Top 10 Reasons Nerds Are Better Than Jocks: "We put the formulaic nerd up against the stereotypical jock. It's not even a contest. Nerds rule!"