Cool links

Trojan War: fact or fiction?

May 17, 2004
By tom

A little bit of both, says National Geographic Online.

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Two chuckles

May 17, 2004
By tom

1) Maud Newton wins a caption contest. 2) Sheila Lennon underscores the risks of putting pictures of yourself online. (This is another of those hilarious examples of goofing off with Photoshop.)

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Sci-fi meets Banned for Life

May 10, 2004
By tom

Via Maud‘s blog: The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Clich?s

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A linguist in hell

May 5, 2004
By tom

… no, this has nothing to do with working on the copy desk; it’s an amusing retrofit of a “guy gets to choose between heaven and hell” joke you’ve probably already heard. It has linguists but no Chomsky (I just put his name in there for the Google hits). Link via MeMo.

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WiFi on the Mall

May 4, 2004
By tom

I’m talking about the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. It now has a wireless access point. So, next time you’re there you’ll know why all those geeky-looking people with laptops are gathered behind the Capitol — most likely a violation of the Patriot Act.

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An item for your spring Brides section

April 30, 2004
By tom

This guy got more than 3 grand for his ex-wife’s wedding dress. All he had to do was pose in it. (Link via Mme. Paquin) Update: More on the seller, thanks to Sheila Lennon’s blog.

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Speaking of scoops

April 27, 2004
By tom

April 28 brings Free Scoop Night to Baskin Robbins ice creameries.

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For all you dial-up users

April 19, 2004
By tom

The New York Times says you have lots of company. Up to now, the market for high-speed connections has been dominated by the young, educated, affluent and tech-savvy. In some circles, it is considered not just functional, but an essential bit of modernity, like knowing what happened on “The Sopranos” or that Diesel refers...

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Follicle follies

April 17, 2004
By tom

Side Salad points to a wonderful pageful of famous examples of Major League facial hair.

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Don’t burn the flag: Wash it

April 17, 2004
By tom

Sheila Lennon links to an example of peaceniks getting smart. Burning the flag makes the flag-wavers foam at the mouth but how on earth could they object to people cleansing it?

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