A former Marine cook used a pocketknife to fend off a group of four would-be robbers, killing one and wounding another. I hate to say it, but: Good for him! [via mefi]
Tell me about couples and surfing. Though this fellow is actually doing research for an article on the subject, he offers some great food for thought. I, too, am addicted to the total flow of information on the internet.
Batwoman returns as a lesbian. Pop quiz: Is DC doing this because (a) a lot of lesbians read comics; (b) they want to raise awareness of important issues; or (c) men dig lipstick lesbians? [via Dave]
Holy cats. Check out Bob Keller's Jazz Page, an enormous collection of jazz-related links. I'm going to MeFi this if nobody else has...
Nightmare restaurant experience: take your table and shove it, a tale of a stolen reservation
Best AskMe ever! My cell phone is being bugged, I have changed my number several times. My corded landline phone is also bugged. My apartment has been bugged , don't know if it still is since I have moved. Don't know how they were able to bug my last apartment but it was. Can anyone help me (and further discussion)
Video: amazing R/C airplane demo
My feelings about market economies are all kerfuffled. The Great Money Trick does nothing to help. Am I a capitalist or am I socialist? Maybe I'm both. And neither.
My neighbor accidentally put a .44 Magnum round though my wall. It missed my head by three inches. [via mefi]
Good Things to Eat as suggested by Rufus — "A collection of practical recipes for preparing meats, game, fowl, fish, puddings, pastries, etc. by Rufus Estes, formerly of the Pullman Private Car Service, and present chef of the subsidiary companies of the United States Steel Corporations of Chicago, published by the author. 1911.
Video: 70s Toy Commercials
For Jeremy: Sushi tips — how to eat sushi
It's the meme that's sweeping the nation! Ten Thing I Hate About Commandments. This is really very funny (but be warned that there is a rather nasty word at the end which might bother some of you).
One of the most evil men in Oregon is at it again: Lon Mabon comes out of the closet
The best PC browser may finally be ready supplant Safari (which is, itself, vastly superior to IE): Firefox becomes a contender in OS X
Apparently some monkeys can communicate in complete 'sentences'. I need to start that animal intelligence weblog! [via Dave, who knows I love this stuff]
How to cure your hayfever or asthma by intentionally infecting yourself with hookworm [via Dave]
Blue Nation [via Kris]
This Apple notebooks comparison chart is quite handy, though I'm still at least fifteen months away from getting a new computer.
Is this a repeat? I love stories of feral children. They're wild! [via Dave]
A future with no bananas? "Go bananas while you still can. The world's most popular fruit and the fourth most important food crop of any sort is in deep trouble. Its genetic base, the wild bananas and traditional varieties cultivated in India, has collapsed."
Stay the course. First lady Laura Bush said on Sunday she does not believe opinion polls showing her husband's approval ratings at record low levels. I don't believe that I will die. [via airbag]
Luneray's Frog Prince Hat — Kris, you should knit one for me...
Food Cravings — if you crave this... what you reall need is this... and here are some foods that have it...
Very funny video clip of President Gore on Saturday Night Live (hosted locally)
Pauline Kael's 1975 essay on Carey Grant, a famous piece of journalism.
Time says that the Nintendo Wii is "a game for all ages". All of my garage sale earnings are going into an envelope to be held until Christmas, at which time I'll spend the money on a Nintendo Wii. (Actually, I may preorder one...)
Fun Wii facts confirmed — okay, it's official — I'm not channeling all my "found" money (garage sale money, web site ad revenue, etc.) into a fund to buy Nintendo's latest game system when it comes out around Thanksgiving. I had been intending to save for a new Mac, but that can wait. I want a Wii.
A great weblog entry that I wish I had written: The Best and the Interesting
Alcohol consumption in monkeys mirrors human drinking patterns — interesting study that shows monkeys drink when stressed, and that solitary monkeys drink more [via bb]
AskMe: Have you ever managed to quit using the internet? I've given it up for short periods, and loved it, but am always drawn back. I've talked with others who have had similar experiences. Now, though, I'm entrenched: I'm running three sites and have bought into the lifestyle!
AskMe: I need more sad songs
Bicycle accident on Google Video — I guess that's what happens when you ride down the side of a volcano at over 100mph...
A wild fox playing on a trampoline in the back garden — cute, cute, cute
Dolphins know each others' names — I'm telling you, animals are far smarter than most people give them credit
This is awesome: Cephas the tame blue jay, who hangs around while Cass McNutt programs
Handy info: the Windows EULA in plain English. Every one of you running Windows XP has agreed to be bound by this contract.
Does the next Bond film look awesome or what?
Saturday is the annual Free Comic Book Day. Go visit your local comic store!
Hilarious McSweeney's: Cookie Monster searches deep within himself and asks: Is me really monster?
A victim of its own success: Blizzard acknowledges WoW problems. [via Dave]
Science ficton becomes reality: DARPA is researching the regeneration of human limbs. Awesome. [via Dave]
Just a reminder that the 2006 FIFA World Cup is only about a month away! Woohoo! Prepare for soccer talk around here...
PB on finding lost URLs — the more I live my life on-line, the more relevant this becomes
NOT for Kris: Eye Jewelry [via Dave]
Lenny's Alice in Wonderland site
Superman Returns — I'm excited about this film and I don't even like Superman!