September 09, 2005

New Orleans (Katrina) Photo Essay

A fantastic (and blessedly nonpartisan) photo essay on New Orleans before, during, and after Katrina from a resident. No posturing. No grandstanding. No politicizing. Just photos. [via mefi]

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September 08, 2005

Dictionaraoke

This is frickin' awesome! Dictionaraoke, the singing dictionary — this site features parodies of popular songs using karaoke-style backing music with vocals provided by audio pronunciation samples from online dictionaries. Examples: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody or The Police's Every Breath You Take or Tori Amos' Me and a Gun (this last is sacrilige, I know). [via frykitty]

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September 07, 2005

d70 Focus Chart

Another d70 focus chart from kottke

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iPod nano and iTunes 5

Apple releases iTunes 5 and replaces the iPod mini with the iPod nano

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Ten Reasons to Eat Local Food

Ten reasons to eat local food [via kottke]

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Miscellaneous Katrina Stuff

Miscellaneous Katrina stuff: Jon Stewart and The Daily Show on the inadequate response, The Onion: God outdoes terrorists yet again, Hurricane Katrina: our experiences (from members of an EMS convention stranded in the French Quarter). Also a Katrina timeline and another Katrina response timeline [the last is via schmuck, I hate to admit]

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How to Make a Superhero Movie That Doesn't Suck

How to make a superhero movie that doesn't suck — I don't think the author goes far enough

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The Nerd Geek or Dork Test

The nerd, geek, or dork test — I am a "modern, cool nerd". I am 78% nerd, 52% geek, 43% dork. (Though according to the bottom of the results page, I am 82% nerdier, 71% geekier, and 74% dorkier than my peers.) [via kdlb]

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The Early Days of the Muppet Comic Strip

The early days of the Muppet comic strip [via scrubbles]

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September 06, 2005

Stacy Catches the Harry Potter Bug Eight Years Late

Stacy catches the Harry Potter bug. Eight years late.

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Gilligan Gone to the Desert Island in the Sky

Gilligan has gone to the desert island in the sky

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Gender Gap Persists Between Lesbians and Gay Men

I've had conversations about this in the past: gender gap persists between lesbians and gay men [via scrubbles]

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OneLook Reverse Dictionary

Whoa! This is very useful. The OneLook reverse dictionary is more than just that — I love the "related words" lookup feature. Very cool.

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September 05, 2005

Movable Type Style Generator

This Movable Type style generator is pretty keen

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September 04, 2005

Clever Whale Uses Fish to Catch Birds

It's been a long time since I posted an animal intelligence link: clever whale uses fish to catch seagulls [via bragg]

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