I'm in bed, strapped in the continuous passive motion machine, giving my iBook near-continuous use: watching DVDs (hm — maybe Attack of the Clones is better than Phantom Menace, though this should be viewed as degradation of Phantom Menace and not as edification of Attack of the Clones), surfing the web, and trying not to write about a whole lot of nothing.
Sounds like a good time to clear out a pile of links, huh? (I apologize if any of these are recent repeats.)
- Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About: I know this is a repeat link, but it's funny. Especially when one is on painkillers. (Everything seems funny when one is on painkillers.)
- A truly excellent compilation of information about weblogs. If you're new to the medium, or apprehensive about it, this article's a good place to pick up some background.
- A breakdancing game from 1984. Jeff and I were big into breakdancing for a few months. We were probably the worst breakdancers on the planet.
- The powerpoint anthology of literature.
- The random word generator. (via Tom)
- I've been hearing a lot about Evelyn Waugh lately. I've never read him. Perhaps I should.
- Funny funny cybersex chats, in which a man is intentionally obtuse. Difficult to describe, but mostly inoffensive.
- Todd McFarlane's Twisted Land of Oz figures. I'm not sure why, but I think these are pretty damn cool.
- Heroes, a hilarious flash-animated cartoon riff on the film Clerks, with Marvel superheroes. Very funny stuff.
- More hilarity: from McSweeney's comes this two-part audio commentary for The Fellowship of the Ring DVD, as provided by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. (Disclaimer: this is parody, in case it wasn't obvious.)
- From Lisa comes this information about Portland's Underground. I've lived here for thirty-four years and never knew that Portland had an underground network of tunnels.
- The author of the game dropped me a note to let me know that a new version of NetAcquire is available. Puerto Rico is Funagain Games highest-rated game of all time; Acquire is its second-highest-rated game of all time. Our group hasn't played it much, but perhaps we should. NetAcquire allows play across a network, after all...
- I believe that more than one close friend will find the Esquire drink database quite charming. One may search for drinks by spirit, by mixer, by name, by glass type, and by occasion. Each drink in the database inclludes a basic recipe and an entertaining description, which often includes the history of the drink.
- Another group of friends will find getcrafty to their liking. Though this site bills itself as a source to help one "make art out of everyday life", it's much more than that. The site has great articles with information about simplicity, how to be unemployed, how to make jam, how to be nonviolent, and the top ten things to buy in a thrift store. A great site. (via Nicole)
- Another site about simplicty, this one from Cat. K.I.S.S. Living is a weblog focused on simplifying life. Check it out.
- On a somewhat-related note: obsessive consumption. What if you documented every expenditure you made for an entire year and then posted the information on the web?
- If you need the math explained to you, you might try mathworld, a comprehensive, interactive math encyclopedia. (via Tom, though I'm sure that Dana has mentioned it before)
- Library cats from around the world.
Kris just came in with a suggestion for her birthday: the television series Homicide: Life on the Street on DVD. She never wants DVDs, especially not DVDs of television programs. Amazingly, I had just placed this item on my Amazon shopping list yesterday, intending to get it for her birthday. We must be married, huh?
Also, Kris has been on a mission to get me to eat more fruits and vegetables for years. I like fruits and vegetables just fine, but I never choose them on my own. If I choose my food, I'm going to eat a steak or a frozen pizza or spaghetti-os. Well I'm not fixing any of my own food right now, so it's the perfect opportunity for her to push veggies on me. She's doing a great job. And I like them! I even like the cucumbers that she's brought me (which she's sprinkled with sea salt). I'm a bit afraid to try the tomatoes, though...
On this day at foldedspace.org
2005 — Nature Walks Now that the endless rain has, in fact, ended, and now that the weather has changed to something altogether more agreeable, I've had the pleasure of resuming my daily walks.
2004 — Observations I'm the salesman while Tony's in Indiana. Today, while out and about, I observed poor bike riders, a man with a cockatiel, and myself behaving poorly. Also, we're watching Colonial House.
2001 — Moreover Another list of links. I'm playing with news feeds from Moreover. The SciFi Channel is planning a Red Mars miniseries. Internet radio stations.