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$80K advance for Flying Spaghetti Monster book

7/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : $80K advance for Flying Spaghetti Monster book - Bobby Henderson, creator of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has gotten an $80,000 advance to write a Pastafarian Bible.

hort profile of sociolinguist William Labov

7/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : hort profile of sociolinguist William Labov - Short profile of sociolinguist William Labov. "Brooklynese is exactly the same whether it's spoken in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island or in Brooklyn. Or the Lower East Side."

10 ways that companies can stop being stupid

7/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : 10 ways that companies can stop being stupid - David Pogue on 10 ways that companies can stop being stupid and help their customers. "Thou shalt not hide from thy customers." (via df) [via]

merlinmann : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers - New York Times - "Thou shalt not entomb thy product in indestructible plastic." Sing it, sister.

WillPate : 10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers

Thin slicing the NBA

7/11/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Thin slicing the NBA - Is it possible to use thin slicing (as detailed in Gladwell's Blink) to make better bets about the outcome of NBA basketball games? The most important factors would appear to be FG%, turnover rate, offensive rebounding rate, and free throw attempts. (via [via]

Quick overview of increased use of statistics in pro basketball

7/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Quick overview of increased use of statistics in pro basketball - Quick overview of increased use of statistics in pro basketball, i.e. the moneyballing of the NBA. More NBA stats madness at 82games.com.

Reasons bloggers hate the mainstream media

6/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

jkottke : Reasons bloggers hate the mainstream media - Reasons bloggers hate the mainstream media. "Bloggers got stood up at prom. By the MSM."

Dave Cassel's 100 Greatest Internet Moments

6/11/2005 @ 06:55 UTC

Andy Baio : Dave Cassel's 100 Greatest Internet Moments - some serious nostalgia, mining the early web for memes and culture

Matthew M. Boedicker : 100 greatest internet moments

jkottke : Compilation of the 100 greatest internet moments - Fun compilation of the 100 greatest internet moments. (via waxy!, i think) [via]

Rod Begbie : Greatest Internet Moments - A nostalgic selection of memes and history from the last ten years. [via#

Blue Ball Machine

6/11/2005 @ 05:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Blue Ball Machine - Blue Ball Machine: this is scay on a big monitor

Nelson Minar : Blue ball machine - With sound (via Zawodny)

Philippe Janvier : Blue Ball Machine - Work flow !! [via#

jkottke : Mesmerizing blue ball contraption - Mesmerizing blue ball contraption.

Mydirtyipod

6/11/2005 @ 04:55 UTC

jkottke : Mydirtyipod - Once again, the pornographers are on the cutting edge of technology. Feast your eyes on the Web 2.0ness of mydirtyipod, which offers naughty iPod-ready videos and podcasts. I'm gonna spell this one out for you: NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

How Chip Kidd furnishes his apartment

5/11/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : How Chip Kidd furnishes his apartment - How Chip Kidd furnishes his apartment.

Fascinating and disturbing video of a handful of hornets completely annihilating an entire colony...

5/11/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Fascinating and disturbing video of a handful of hornets completely annihilating an entire colony of honeybees - Fascinating and disturbing video of a handful of hornets completely annihilating an entire colony of honeybees. (via cyn-c) [via]

Christian Marclay will be premiering his new piece, Screen Play, at Eyebeam on Nov 11th

5/11/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Christian Marclay will be premiering his new piece, Screen Play, at Eyebeam on Nov 11th - Christian Marclay will be premiering his new piece, Screen Play, at Eyebeam on Nov 11th. Damn the luck, I'll be out of town. I loved Marclay's Video Quartet piece.

List of famous people who are also secondarily well known

5/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jkottke : List of famous people who are also secondarily well known - This list of famous people who are also secondarily well known says that allegedly (or should that be allegendly?) Charlemange invented white wine.

Women with higher levels of estrogen judged more attractive than those with lower levels

5/11/2005 @ 00:55 UTC

jkottke : Women with higher levels of estrogen judged more attractive than those with lower levels - Women with higher levels of estrogen judged more attractive than those with lower levels.

Google Desktop 2 is out of beta

4/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jkottke : Google Desktop 2 is out of beta - Google Desktop 2 is out of beta. This release includes new sidebar panels and support for scriptable plug-ins. No Mac version yet.

Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night

4/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

jkottke : Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night - Chris Johanesen has a short review of the Eyebeam panel last night. "I'd certainly rather read an insightful and well-written post about sandwiches than an unoriginal, poorly thought out post about politics." I like that Ebert quote too.

HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

4/11/2005 @ 17:56 UTC

merlinmann : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - Like it says: get setup to hit that Mac from anyplace--even on Windows. God, I miss Mark Pilgrim.

jimray : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere

jkottke : How to use your Mac from anywhere - "This guide demonstrates using SSH tunnels and VNC screen-sharing software to use your Mac from any PC over the Internet. It's fast, secure, cross-platform, and can be done entirely with open source software." (thx tag)

Simon Willison : HOWTO Use Your Mac From Anywhere - A screencast tutorial by Mark Pilgrim. [via]

Top 100 DJs for 2005

4/11/2005 @ 17:55 UTC

jkottke : Top 100 DJs for 2005 - The readers of DJ Magazine picks the top 100 DJs for 2005. Top honors go to Paul van Dyk.

Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible

4/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

jkottke : Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible - Visualization of frequently quoted passages from the Bible. "This visualization is an attempt to understand how people quote the Bible: which parts they choose to quote, & why." More frequently quoted verses appear in a larger, darker font. (via ia) [via]

Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works

4/11/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

jkottke : Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works - Restaurant critic Alison Arnett on how her job works, including how she stays so thin when she eats for a living, her best meal, and the reviewing process.

Lisa Randall and Raman Sundrum have proposed some ideas about gravity, extra dimensionality, and ...

3/11/2005 @ 23:55 UTC

jkottke : Lisa Randall and Raman Sundrum have proposed some ideas about gravity, extra dimensionality, and string theory - Lisa Randall and Raman Sundrum have proposed some ideas about gravity, extra dimensionality, and string theory that may be testable when the Large Hadron Collider goes online at CERN in 2007.

30,000 calorie sandwich

3/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

jkottke : 30,000 calorie sandwich - Man makes and then eats a $47 sandwich containing 30,000 calories. It took him 12 hours to eat it. The final product looks absolutely disgusting. Update: I changed the link because I got reports of it trying to install some kind of scumware on people's co

Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl

3/11/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

jkottke : Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl - Panoramic photo of suburban sprawl near San Ramon, CA. Beautiful and terrifying.

philgyford : Panoramic photograph of suburban sprawl near San Ramon, California | Matt Jalbert - Unreal-looking. Would be great to see this animated over a decade or two. (via Kottke again. He has such good links.)

30,000 calorie sandwich

3/11/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

jkottke : 30,000 calorie sandwich - Man makes and then eats a $47 sandwich containing 30,000 calories. It took him 12 hours to eat it. The final product looks absolutely disgusting.

deusx : My High(er) Horse: Home of the 30,000 calorie sandwich - "A tyrant of a sandwich, so gargantuan and calorically blessed that the mere sight of which would cause Jesus himself to break down in an explosive torrent of tears and fury. "

Transcripts from 42 hours of presentations by Buckminster Fuller

3/11/2005 @ 18:55 UTC

jkottke : Transcripts from 42 hours of presentations by Buckminster Fuller - Transcripts from 42 hours of presentations by Buckminster Fuller. "These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries from the 1927 Dymaxion house, car and bathroom, through the Wichita Hou

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