Eluding Happiness: A Buddhist problem with Christmas, from Slate.
Kazakh Adoption Diary, from Slate.
Love Match: Couples who cross-donate kidneys, from Slate.
When Chinese Sue the State, Cases Are Often Smothered, from The New York Times.
Hosed: Which pantyhose are best?, from Slate.
ACLU Pizza Ad, from AdCritic, courtesy of Brad.
The War on Christmas, the Prequel: When the holiday was banned, from Slate, courtesy of Alison.
Pro Bikes: Maureen Bruno-Roy's IF Planet Cross, from cyclingnews.com.
Big Air!, from Fat Cyclist.
House Backs McCain on Detainees, Defying Bush, from The New York Times.
A Happy Hipster Hanukkah, from The New York Times.
The "Out to Lunch" Defense: Karl Rove's story doesn't make sense and Beyond Spin: The propaganda presidency of George W. Bush, from Slate. both courtesy of Mark A.
Japanese get fat penguins to exercise, from The Boston Globe.
Non-denominational wrapping paper, from ThinkGeek.
Ask the Doctor: A brighter shade of.... yellow?, from VeloNews.
Glossy Skin, Vinyl-Clad Heart, from The New York Times.
When the War Room Is the Family Room, from The New York Times.
Inquiry Details Claims of C.I.A. Prisons in Europe, from The New York Times.
Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don't, from The New York Times.
It's Sensitive. Really, from The New York Times. Fascinating article about narwhals.
When Clothes Help Make the War, from The New York Times.
Environment and Cancer: The Links Are Elusive, from The New York Times.
Team GB miss out on pursuit gold, from the BBC, courtesy of Mark A. Features some stunningly pathetic whinging.
Suggestions for the Lance Armstrong Movie, by Fat Cyclist, from cyclingnews.com.
Men in Love: Is Brokeback Mountain a gay film?, from Slate.
Recent Engrish Discovery, courtesy of Josh.
A Necessity Airlines Shouldn't Take for Granted, from The New York Times.
Temp Jobs at the Wine Shop: Let the Orientation Flow, from The New York Times.
Yours, Mine and Heirs', from The New York Times.
Secretary Rice's Rendition, from The New York Times.
Ever So Humble, Cast Iron Outshines the Fancy Pans, from The New York Times.
Sit Happens: A search for the best desk chair, from Slate.
The Medical Tourist: How my shoulder sent me to China, from Slate. The Medical Tourist: Getting the Beijing treatment, from Slate.
Oh how I wish I could have seen Mario Cipollini on the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars.
Bike-powered iPod charger, courtesy of Mark A.
Vietnam War Intelligence 'Deliberately Skewed,' Secret Study Says, from The New York Times, courtesy of Mark A.
Field of Hallucinations, from The New York Times, courtesy of Brad.
Moody? Cranky? Tired? Feed Me!, from The New York Times.
Emily, the stowaway cat, is coming home, from The Boston Globe.
After Storm, Riding His Heart Out, from The New York Times.
Longer needles needed for fatter buttocks, from Yahoo! News, courtesy of Josh.
Item from Engrish.com, courtesy of Josh.
Cyclists team up in sport, life: Salem now home for dynamic duo, from The Boston Globe, courtesy of Robin and Josh.
Harvard, for Less: Extension Courses' New Allure, from The New York Times.
Shop-Till-You-Drop Specials, Revealed Here First, from The New York Times.
Sex Ed for the Stroller Set, from The New York Times.
The Unwasteful Home: I Vant to Drink Your Vatts, from The New York Times.
On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study, from MIT, courtesy of Mark A and his friend Julius.
Austen Power: A neat, fleet Pride and Prejudice, from Slate.
How Accurate Is Jarhead?: What one Marine makes of the Gulf War movie, from Slate, by Nathaniel Fick.
At Center of a Clash, Rowdy Children in Coffee Shops, from The New York Times.
Found: Sam Alito finally turns in his thesis, from Slate.
Proselytizer for Pedaling Acts on His Words, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachel and Mark A.
President Bush's Walkabout, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachel.
The Delicate Job of Transforming a Geisha, from The New York Times.
'Gulag' leak from CIA men, from the Sunday Times, courtesy of Mark A.
A Wal-Mart-Brand Symposium: Academics and PR Coexist at Conference on Social Impact, from the Washington Post, courtesy of Mark A.
A Fred's-Eye View: Lookin' for some Road Rage, from VeloNews. (Downhill road racing.)
EPO maker to back California Tour, from VeloNews.
On Lanai, a Laid-Back Hawaii, from The New York Times.
Einstein on the Beach: The Ph.D.'s of Culebra, from The New York Times.
Cheap thrills: Its prices are just one way IKEA is altering how America decorates, from The Boston Globe.
Beyond Gasoline: Taking the Future for a Drive, from The New York Times.
Red Devils knock off Lexington for first time, from the Burlington Union, featuring our own Rachel.
The Word We Love To Hate: Literally, from Slate, courtesy of Alison.
Daily Show: Corddry - Double Vision. "Rob Corddry would love to report on Scooter Libby, but there's a giant ball of tin foil to look at."
Experts say US is losing war on terror, from Reuters courtesy of Josh.
A New Weapon for Wal-Mart: A War Room, from The New York Times.
On Target, from The Boston Globe Magazine. "So what's the big difference between Target and Wal-Mart? We welcome one to a prime corner of Downtown Crossing but cold-shoulder the other."
Two Koreas to Compete as Single Nation at Olympics, from The New York Times.
On Gravity, Oreos and a Theory of Everything, from The New York Times.
But Will It Stop Cancer?, from The New York Times.
Scientists Link a Prolific Gene Tree to the Manchu Conquerors of China, from The New York Times.
A Long, Rocky Road With 39 Months to Go, from The New York Times.
The Brontosaurus: Monty Python's flying creationism, from Slate.
When Good Strips Go Bad, Doonesbury strips from Slate. "Harriet, we hardly knew ye. The following week of strips on the planned confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers were intended for publication beginning Monday, October 31st."
Flemish wife calls Walloon spouse "lazy," arrested, from Reuters courtesy of Josh.
Comparing Extremists: On the question of who's more out of the mainstream, the conventional wisdom is dead wrong, from The American Prospect, courtesy of Rachel.
Grim milestone for U.S. military in Iraq, from The Boston Globe, courtesy of Mark A.
Iraqi death toll much higher than U.S., from The Boston Globe, courtesy of Mark A.
McDonald's to Add Facts on Nutrition to Packaging, from The New York Times.
Cheap: It's Chic, but Is It Good?, from The New York Times.
He's Having a Baby: And needs a stroller pronto, from Slate.
My Big Fat 80's Bar Mitzvah, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachel.
Protecting the Presidential Seal. No Joke, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachel.
Prez Iraq team fought to squelch war critics, from the New York Daily News, courtesy of Josh.
Silent Night? Holy Crap! Tom and Katie's scary Scientology birth plan, from Slate, courtesy of Alison.
Item: Sisters Think Parents Did O.K., from The New York Times, courtesy of Robin and Rachel.
Meet the Life Hackers, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachel.
Doomsday: The Latest Word if Not the Last, from The New York Times, courtesy of Mark A.
Chewie to Become U.S. Citizen, from Cinescape News, courtesy of Rachel.
Britain's Secret Service Indeed! Spy on It on Its Web site, from The New York Times, courtesy of Brad.
Don't Look Now... Here comes inflation, from Slate.
Kid Power: Let's use it to fight the flu, from Slate.
No Gifts, from Bobke Strut.
How Are Nobel Prizes Awarded?, from Slate.
Weaving Yarns In Cyberspace, from CBS News.
An Open Letter to Assos, from Fat Cyclist.
Lance Armstrong's Endurance Tested By Sheryl Crow Concert, from The Onion.
How I Made a Carbon Fiber Bike in My Garage, by Damon Rinard.
God told me to invade Iraq, Bush tells Palestinian ministers, from the BBC, courtesy of Josh.
Author Nathaniel Fick: One Bullet Away, from WBUR's Here and Now.
Best Show on Earth, from Dooce.
Weeks Later, Most Storm Victims Lie Unnamed, from The New York Times.
Eminent Domain Revisited: A Minnesota Case, from The New York Times.
Slowing Is Seen in Housing Prices in Hot Markets, from The New York Times.
How to Succeed in Cyclocross Without Really Trying, from Kerry Litka's web diary.
Worth linking to again: Stuff on My Cat.
Abortion Might Outgrow Its Need for Roe v. Wade, from The New York Times.
Reimbursement Program for Troops Stalls, from The New York Times.
A Scholar Tackles the Wash, from The New York Times.
Are McMansions Going Out of Style?, from The New York Times.
Smooth Ride, from the MIT Media Lab, courtesy of Tad. "The colored-on map below represents the bumpiness of the streets of Cambridge."
Spray paint the weapon in this battle: Anonymous vandal obscures cyclists' signs, from The Boston Globe.
Giant Squid: Don't mess with them, from Slate. Giant Squid, Where Are You?: If they're so big, why can't we find them?, from Slate.
Compared With Their Filmmakers, the Penguins Have It Easy, from The New York Times.
Grizzly Mel, from Manolo's Shoe Blog.
Giant squid caught on film for first time, from BoingBoing.
Peeing statues spell out famous quotes and SMSs in wee, from BoingBoing.
Antiwar Fervor Fills the Streets: Demonstration Is Largest in Capital Since U.S. Military Invaded Iraq, from the Washington Post, courtesy of Mark A. Weekend of Protests Photo Gallery, from the Washington Post, courtesy of Mark A.
A Web of Faith, Law and Science in Evolution Suit, from The New York Times.
Is It Better to Buy or Rent?, from The New York Times.
Paging Dr. Welby: The medical sins of Grey's Anatomy, from Slate.
The Missing Link: The president's errant attempt to mix his troubles, from Slate. Shades of bin Laden and Iraq...
Supersize Strollers Ignite Sidewalk Drama, from The New York Times.
Reinventing Television: We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a Special Report from Jon Stewart, from Wired, courtesy of Mark A.
Yes, Martha Fires Someone, but Pink Slip Is Scented, from The New York Times.
You Have Two Cows, from a million places on the Internet.
European jeers, from the Anchorage Daily News, written by my friend Heather. (Scroll to the bottom.)
Bestseller in Mideast: Barbie With a Prayer Mat, from The New York Times, courtesy of Rachelita.
Ass Backwards: The media's silence about rampant anal sex, from Slate, courtesy of a guy who probably wants to remain unnamed.
Challenged by Creationists, Museums Answer Back, from The New York Times.
Craving Hyphenated Chinese, from The New York Times.
Insensitive Idiots Market Katrina Drink, from AdRants, courtesy of Alison.
Helvetica Kicks Crap Out of Arial, from AdRants, courtesy of Alison.
A Shop for Riders Hooked on Wheels, from The New York Times. Strangely, this was in the auto section. And what's up with the lame headline?
Tax Cuts Weather Storm, from Slate.
Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood, from The New York Times.
The 6 Percent Solution: Skip Real Estate Agents, from The New York Times.
Different Strokes: Pro golf goes transsexual, from Slate.
Jimmy Carter's favorite charity: a wildly expensive way to help small numbers of the non-poor, from The Weekly Standard.
Romney view on bugging stirs responses: FBI rules detailed; Muslims angered, from The Boston Globe.
Moments of Truth: What John Roberts really thinks, from Slate.
Reading Faulkner With Oprah: It's underrated, from Slate.
Vatican bid to find gays in seminary stirs concern, from The Boston Globe.
Mass. Lawmakers Reject Gay Marriage Ban, from AP, courtesy of Alison.
Everybody Poops, from Wonkette.
This man almost died because of Bush's FEMA, from the Philadelphia Daily News blog.
An irritating speck?, from Universal Hub. Oh Mitt Romney. Just go home already.
Corruption, from the Interdictor.
Confirmation Report: Oh, the Humanity!, from Slate.
Bi-blog Coverage of the Tennessee State Fair, from Nashville Stitch 'n Bitch. Some of these entries will take your breath away. Creepy dolls, crochet, 9/11 -- need I say more?
CPAC of the South, from Wonkette. "Today, the New York Times investigates the Christian conservatives' fifth column: Penguins."
Freakonomics: Does the Truth Lie Within?, from The New York Times Magazine.
FEMA Director Michael Brown resigns: Chief steps down following removal from role in New Orleans aid effort, from AP, courtesy of Alison.
Remember that Time Anderson Cooper Got Mad?, from Wonkette.
Whoopsi Gras, from Mark Fiore.
Too Good To Check, from Wonkette, courtesy of Mark A.
WSJ: White rich elude Orleans chaos, don't want poor blacks back, from Raw Story.
Police Trapped Thousands in New Orleans, from Workbench.
FEMA Chief Is Relieved of Storm Duties, from The New York Times.
Enough. It's Over, from Daily Kos.
Physician who told off Cheney lost his home in Katrina, arrested by Cheney's M-16-carrying goons, from OpEd News, courtesy of Josh.
Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans flood superimposed on metro Boston, from the Boston Globe.
It's So Fine To Be a Refiner: Who you should really hate when you fill your tank, from Slate. And then there's the taxes too...
Meet the F**kers, from the Daily Show (video). Key quote: "Prior to heading FEMA, Brown spent the '90s as the commissioner (this is true) of the International Arabian Horse Association. I guess he stands out in that most Bush appointees are beholden to Arabian people."
"Oblivious, In Denial, Dangerous", from Atrios.
An Imperfect Storm: How race shaped Bush's response to Katrina, from Slate. "I don't think Kanye West can support his view that George W. Bush just doesn't care about black people. But it's a demonstrable matter of fact that Bush doesn't care much about black votes. And that, in the end, may amount to the same thing."
FEMA Head Bears the Brunt of Katrina Anger, from AP, courtesy of Mark A. Quote from Trent Lott: "I did threaten to physically beat a couple of people in the last couple of days, figuratively speaking."
Gay marriage up to governor now, from the San Francisco Chronicle, courtesy of Mark A. Mark writes: "A tiny glimmer of good news amid all the incompetence. How I long for the old days of a_i which featured mostly odds and ends from the Globe."
No Relief: Why we shouldn't aid Katrina's victims too much, from Slate. It's an interesting argument, though the author doesn't take into consideration the inconvenience and opportunity cost of being displaced due to a natural disaster.
God Outdoes Terrorists Yet Again, from The Onion, courtesy of Mark A.
Timeline: How the hurricane crisis unfolded, from the BBC.
News of a Very Small World, from Wonkette.
FEMA chief sent help only after storm hit, from The Boston Globe, courtesy of Mark A.
GOP Begins Damage Control, from the Washington Times, courtesy of Mark A.
U.S. declines some foreign offers of hurricane aid, from the Washington Times, courtesy of Mark A.
Editorial: FEMA fails its core mission, from the Washington Times, courtesy of Mark A.
What Is Martial Law?: And is New Orleans under it?, from Slate.
Tragedy Has Many Meanings, from Overheard in New York.
Chertoff's Reading Habits, from Wonkette.
The Beautiful Mind Strikes Again, from Daily Kos. Barbara Bush: Things Working Out 'Very Well' for Poor Evacuees from New Orleans, from Editor & Publisher (first heard about this from Mark A).
A blog from New Orleans, in the thick of it, from Blue Mass. Group.
FEMA chief: Victims bear some responsibility, from CNN, courtesy of Mark A.
Frustrated: Fire crews to hand out fliers for FEMA, from The Salt Lake Tribune.
N'Orleans and the 2008 GOP Convention: Laissez bontemps roulez!, from Reason's Hit & Run.
Can FEMA Do Anything Right?, from Daily Kos, courtesy of Josh. "Just take a look at this list of stories."
Time To "Swift Boat" NorthCom Commander, from Daily Kos.
A flood of words, from the Chicago Sun-Times, courtesy of Mark A. "Context is required to understand Kanye West's latest outburst -- criticizing President Bush on national TV during telethon."
The city where the dead are left lying on the streets, from the Independent, courtesy of Mark A.
In Europe, High-Tech Flood Control, With Nature's Help, from The New York Times.
Editorial blasts federal response, from CNN.
White House Enacts a Plan to Ease Political Damage, from The New York Times.
Storm Exposed Disarray at the Top, from the Washington Post.
Bush Visit Grounded Relief Helicopters, from Daily Kos.
The Cavalry Didn't Come, from Wonkette.
Culture of Life, from Atrios.
Text Message from New Orleans: A Rehnquist Joke, from Wonkette.
The Army Corps of Engineers vs. Lake George, from Wonkette.
The Rebellion of the Talking Heads: Newscasters, sick of official lies and stonewalling, finally start snarling, from Slate, courtesy of Mark A.
Congress Likely to Probe Guard Response, from AP.
Halliburton hired for storm cleanup, from the Houston Chronicle.
Finally, from Wonkette.
Government Saw Flood Risk but Not Levee Failure, from The New York Times.
From Margins of Society to Center of the Tragedy, from The New York Times.
Katrina's response hits first hurdle, from the BBC.
Local Officials Criticize Federal Government Over Response, from The New York Times.
Flushing out the ugly truth, from Salon (watch ad for free site pass). "The horror in New Orleans has exposed the nation's dirty secrets of race and poverty. Americans are ready to help. Will our leaders show the way?"
Remain silent!, from Salon (watch ad for free site pass). "As they've done after every crisis, right-wingers are insisting that to question the Bush administration is unpatriotic. But no one should be afraid to hold our incompetent leaders to account."
Bush fought funding in Energy Bill for Gulf Coast protection, from Salon (watch ad for free site pass). "The administration strongly opposed the new funding as 'inconsistent with the budget.' "
Anatomy of an unnatural disaster, from Salon (watch ad for free site pass). "With FEMA gutted for Homeland Security and flood projects delayed for lack of funding, the New Orleans nightmare should surprise no one."
A Tragedy By Any Other Name, from Wonkette. "A tipster informs us that down in New Orleans, they have a name for the flood waters that have invaded the city: Lake George. Email attributed by tipster to 'friend at the EPA'..."
Budget cuts delayed New Orleans flood control work, from Reuters.
Storm disaster fuels doubts over US terror plans, from Reuters.
Gone With the Water, from National Geographic (October 2004). "The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble -- with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere."
FEMA Dir. Mike Brown fired from prior job at Horse Association, from Daily Kos.
Nagin's Nightmare: Full Transcript, from Wonkette.
Category 4 Hurricane Determined To Strike U.S., from Daily Kos.
Interesting stuff on Katrina at Atrios.
Compassionate something or other in action, from Daily Kos.
Bloggers on Blogging: Heather Armstrong, from Rebecca Blood.
Official Quits on Pill Delay at the F.D.A., from The New York Times.
The Pitch: A Series About Wacky Terrorists, from The New York Times.
American Science, RIP, from Stay Free! The scientist stamps from USPS are parodied as anti-scientist stamps. Hilarious. And sad.
"Mr Housing Bubble" shirts strike chord, draw ire, from The Boston Globe.
"I have not urged my own children to enlist", from the Blue Mass Group.
Governor Landslide, from the Blue Mass Group.
I invaded the White House press corps, from Salon (watch ad for free site pass). "I had front row seats at the media's Great Slave Rebellion over Karl Rove. No wonder our democracy's in trouble."
Scientific Savvy? In U.S., Not Much, from The New York Times.
The Chucks Without the Laces, from Manolo's Shoe Blog. Perhaps the only blog where Chuck Taylor and Jacques Derrida co-exist in the same post.
Both Sides of the Windshield, from Fat Cyclist.
Cut It Off: Another disgusting religious practice, from Slate.
Rape Charge Follows Marriage to a 14-Year-Old, from The New York Times.
Mormonism may sour Romney for some in Christian right, from The Boston Globe, courtesy of Alison.
Gates of Fire, from Michael Yon's blog. From MSNBC.com: "There is actually good reporting coming from Iraq -- check out Michael Yon's blog, for example. And it's possible to get a clearer picture of the strategic picture than most big media accounts provide."
Boing Boing's $250,000 Intelligent Design challenge (UPDATED: $1 million), from Boing Boing.
Jim Leftwich's Flying Spaghetti Monster T-shirt at Boing Boing store, from Boing Boing.
Industrial Revolution, from Frazz.
Missed Church? Download It to Your IPod, from The New York Times.
Today's Horoscope: Now Unsure, from The New York Times.
Cutting through search-engine clutter, from the Boston Globe.
Zoo tortoise gets a fiberglass shell-patch after surgery, from Boing Boing.
Scientist Trading Cards, from All Too Flat.
Bush says anti-war protests threaten to weaken the United States, from AP. The photo of the "BS Protector" is priceless.
Even in Summer, Americans Dread Winter Heating Bills, from The New York Times.
Avast! Pirates Steal Readers' Hearts, from The New York Times.
The War Pragmatists, from Daily Kos.
Quelle surprise! Iraqi women to be f***ed over!, from low culture.
Should I Move to Amsterdam?: Weed, Tightwads, and Hookers, from Slate. Should I Move to Amsterdam?: Living the Dream, from Slate.
Louisiana getting fatter faster than other states: State rises to fourth place in nationwide obesity rankings, from the Shreveport Times, courtesy of Paul A.
Press Wrestles With Grammatically Incorrect 'Virgin', from Editor and Publisher.
Who decides--and how?, from Asymmetrical Information, about the Merck verdict.
Happy Statehood Day!, from Ono Kine Grindz.
Our Trump Card, from Reason's Hit & Run.
This summer skier's outfitted in proper attire, from the Boston Globe.
Should I Move to Amsterdam?: The Quest for Gezellig, from Slate.
To Snip?: Help Slate's circumcision research project, from Slate.
Constitutional Contention, from Slate.
MSNBC: majority of Americans "extremists", from Daily Kos.
Venezuela Slams Robertson Over Remarks, from the Washington Post.
Courtship Ideas of South Asians Get a U.S. Touch, from The New York Times.
Like mother, like son, from Daily Kos.
Should I Move to Amsterdam?: Bikes and Bitterballen, from Slate.
RNC is bankrolling legal defense of the architect of New Hampshire vote suppression, from Blue Mass. Group.
Surveys Shows Romney Lags, from Blue Mass. Group.
Pastafarianism: Flying Spaghetti Monster cult grows, from BoingBoing.
Ministry of Reshelving puts 1984 in its proper place, from BoingBoing.
What Makes People Gay?, from Boston.com. "The debate has always been that it was either all in the child's upbringing or all in the genes. But what if it's something else?"
The Big Gulp, from Wired. "NASA pisses away millions hauling H2O into orbit. But there's a better way -- recycle astronaut urine. Just one question: How does it taste?"
Mindful of Symbols, from Scientific American. "On the way to learning that one thing can represent another, young children often conflate the real item and its symbol. These errors show how difficult it is to start thinking symbolically."
Group Theory in the Bedroom: An insomniac's guide to the curious mathematics of mattress flipping, from American Scientist.
Thigh the beloved country, from Salon (watch an ad for a free site pass). "Muscle-bound models sporting 'big butts' star in Nike's fall ad campaign. Can this real-women marketing craze be real?"
Kid Karma, from The Sneeze.
Target: Discount retail goes to The New Yorker, from Slate.
Recycled Sentiment, from Flying on 2 (my dad's blog).
God Wasn't Thinking Of You, Fred Phelps, from Electric Venom.
Got SUV Guilt? Peace of mind can be yours for $274, from Slate.
Book 'em, from Salon, a humorous essay by Garrison Keillor. "If Ketchikan, Alaska, can have a $223 million bridge, can the nation's English majors score some swanky libraries?"
Consider the Lobster, from Gourmet, courtesy of Jennifer. Love this article.
The hollow man, from Salon. "Bush's inability to feel the pain of others -- highlighted by Cindy Sheehan's peace vigil -- is a stark contrast to the anguish LBJ felt over casualties in Vietnam."
The State of the Debate on the War: Kittenpimps, from Wonkette.
Forget the Call of the Wild: In Montana, the R.V. Set Is Drawn by the Words 'No Taxes', from The New York Times.
Riding Fung Wah? Wear Asbestos, from CarPundit.
Department of awful headlines, from Asymmetrical Information.
One rule for Peloton One: Don't pass the president, from USA Today, courtesy of Robin.
Priest's pooch welcomes N.D. parishioners, from Boston.com.
Rove Has Competition, from Wonkette. " 'The people of today's Americas want a politician who can speak their language and speak it badly.' Andy Dick is Harlan McCraney, the man who knows why our children isn't learning." WATCH THIS MOVIE!
When Politics Kills, Grief Becomes Politics, from Cold Fury.
Thou art no Romeo: Famed swan couple is all-female, from Boston.com.
Under Pressure, from The New York Times, about sous vide cooking.
The Other Army, from The New York Times, courtesy of Brad. This is about mercenaries private security companies.
Make all sorts of things, with PVC, from Make.
How to Use Google Maps EZ, from Bluweb.
No More Fighting with the DMV: Custom Car Emblems from youremblem.com Are Great, from Real Tech News.
President Bush Sells Pizza in New Zealand, from AdRants, courtesy of Alison.
Pet Tricks -- and an Accidental Career, from NPR.
Reading "Lord of the Flies", from Salon (watch an ad for a free site pass). "Almost 20 years ago, I wrote a paper on William Golding's survival tale -- without reading the book. This summer, I thought I'd see if it was truly as dreadful as I imagined." Speaking as someone who read the book and refused to write the paper: YES.
Bush Vows To Eliminate U.S. Dependence On Oil By 4920, from The Onion.
People try to lose weight at McDonald's, from Boston.com.
A list of bike paths getting funding in the transportation bill, from Boston.com, courtesy of Mark A.
Absence makes, from from This Fish Needs A Bicycle.
Soldier's mom digs in near Bush ranch: Senator sees 'echoes of Vietnam' in vigil to meet president, from CNN, courtesy of Mark A.
Mass. auto insurers set to seek a rate cut: Industry proposal could impede Romney plan, from Boston.com, courtesy of Mark A. I have to agree with Romney (even though I dislike him) -- the current system is ''Soviet-style."
Thrill ride: Tom "Pohaku" Stone works to revive the ancient Hawaiian tradition of he`e holua, or lava sledding, from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, courtesy of Rachel.
Independently, Two Frogs Blaze the Same Venomous Path, from The New York Times.
Espresso crema shots, from BoingBoing.
There Goes the Sun: Which sunscreens work best?, from Slate.
Farewell to my first true love..., from Crazy Aunt Purl.
Kerry Litka's thoughts on Matt Damon playing the role of Lance Armstrong, from CycleDisciple.com.
Vice Follies: Why prosecuting victimless crimes is a colossal waste of time, from Nashville Scene.
Political Lightning Rod Planted on New Hampshire Farmhouse, from the LA Times.
The Fall of the House of Saud, from The Atlantic.
White House Denies Existence of Karl Rove, from the Onion, courtesy of Alison.
BREAKING: Novak Takes His Lack of Balls and Goes Home, from Wonkette. What Makes Bobby Run? (Part 1), from Wonkette. What Novak Was Running From ... Was it ... a book?, from Slate.
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, from Kottke.
Brain-Dead Va. Woman Gives Birth, from the Washington Post.
Timbuktu for the Timid, from Slate.
Army battling decline in black recruits: Trend has worsened since war in Iraq, from the Dallas News.
Japanese develop 'female' android, from the BBC.
Harris Says Newspapers 'Colorized' Photographs, Distorting Her Makeup, from the Tampa Tribune. Katherine Harris's Extreme Makeover, from Wonkette.com.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: ...Now, you're a doctor. Do you believe that tears and sweat can transmit HIV?
SENATOR BILL FRIST: I don't know. I can tell you...
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You don't know?
SENATOR BILL FRIST: I can tell you things like, like...
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, wait, let me stop you, you don't know that, you believe that tears and sweat might be able to transmit AIDS?
SENATOR BILL FRIST: Yeah, no, I can tell you that HIV is not very transmissible as an element like, compared to smallpox, compared to the flu.
The Souter Factor: What makes tough conservative justices go soft?, from Slate.com.
The Blogs of War, from Wired.com. "On the 21st-century battlefield, the campfire glow comes from a laptop. It's a real-time window on life behind the lines - and suddenly the Pentagon is on the defensive."
62-year-old woman found guilty of assaulting a federal aviation security staff member, from BoingBoing.net. "She squeezed the breast of the security person after she claims the security person had done the same to her."
Daily Show on Scientology, from BoingBoing.net.
Condoleezza Hairdo Alert System, from Sparkle Pony.
Sushi Lesson: How to eat sushi properly, from Bayosphere (previous parts of the series are available; the series is ongoing).
I'm Glad That Somebody is Thinking About This Stuff, from Instapundit.com.
"They always throw around this term 'the liberal elite.' And I kept thinking to myself about the Christian right: what's more elite than believing that only you will go to heaven?" - Jon Stewart
Court Finds Bias in Policy of Schools for Hawaiians, from The New York Times.
Documents Tell of Brutal Improvisation by GIs: Interrogated General's Sleeping-Bag Death, CIA's Use of Secret Iraqi Squad Are Among Details, from the Washington Post, courtesy of Mark A.
GPS Is My Co-Pilot: Which in-car navigation device is best?, from Slate.com.
Steal This Billboard, from Experience the Message, courtesy of Alison.
Santorum's Mighty Wind: The AccuWeather Protection Act of 2005, from Slate.com.
The Cinema of Latter-Day Saints, from The New York Times.
Sweet Streams: How to listen to new music for free, from Slate.com.
Sticking Up for Thimerosal: Read the studies -- it's safe, from Slate.com.
Catholic Justice: Quit tiptoeing around John Roberts' faith, from Slate.com.
"Ghost bikes" eerie reminders of accidents, from the Seattle Times, courtesy of Tad.
God vs. Satan: Who's the better investor?, from Slate.com.
Dog beats most in swim from Alcatraz, from Boston.com.
President Bush Shows His True Feelings?, from Wonkette.com, courtesy of Mark A.
Twelve Sequels to Dances With Wolves That, Due to Monetary Constraints, Were Never Produced, from McSweeneys, courtesy of Alison.
Special-Interest Bike Shops, from McSweeneys, courtesy of Alison.
We Can Leave Iraq by 2007: Here's how, from Slate.com.
Nelson-Lodefink Ball clock Phase 1, from Finkbuilt.
Britsh Wit Unappreciated, from Wonkette.com.
Cat got your keyboard?, from Salon.com (watch ad for free site pass). "A clever new software program will keep Mr. Cuddly's paws off your computer."
How Does the Heat Index Work?: Pretty well, if you're 5-feet-7, from Slate.com, courtesy of Mark A. The Assessment of Sultriness. Part I: A Temperature-Humidity Index Based on Human Physiology and Clothing Science, from the American Meteorological Society, also from Mark A.
Market share, from Boston.com. "Economists have long used their tools to analyze social phenomena. Now sociologists are learning to stop worrying and love -- or at least study -- the market."
Girls in (Cowboy) Boots: Attitude on the Hoof, from The New York Times.
Futuro Flashback: The Prefab From Another Planet, from The New York Times.
By Data Obsessed, from The New York Times. My favorite part about this article: the photo captioned "Today's cyclist has computer-generated information" features a cyclist using a helmet and aerobars that are at least 10 years old.