Official home of Bruce Sterling's Viridian Design Movement. Includes an archive of Sterling's Viridian notes. Link
interviews the Google dudes. Link
A robot rocket ship that eats itself. Link
"An international team of scientists has recovered microorganisms in the upper reaches of the atmosphere that could have originated from outer space." Link
Transcript of a 1967 conversation between Timothy Leary, Gary Snyder, Alan Watts, and Allen Ginsberg. Link
Cartoonist Roy Tompkins draws a wonderful "Weird Item of the Week" cartoon. Link
Yippee! Everyone's favorite televangeli$t, Robert Tilton, is back on the air. Anointed prayer cloths for everyone! Link
Good kitsch painter. (from Jimwich) Link
My Thanksgiving comic for Guru.com. Link
Here's an article I wrote for The Industry Standard
about "open content" encyclopedias, including Douglas Adams's attempt to bring to like his Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Link
Here's the back cover of a 1953 comic book about an anthropomorphic cow milking machine. Link.
Here's the front cover and the story behind the comic. Link
Nike TV commercial makes fun of disabled people. Link
FBI's Carnivore can capture and archive unfiltered Internet traffic. Link
The author of this piece who claims the Gilchrist brothers have restored the spirit of Ernie Bushmiller to "Nancy." Link.
Do you agree? Link
Nice site about old children's records, with sound samples. Link
The best thing about wireless Internet devices is accessing the sites designed for them on your desktop machine. I like the (almost) text-only version of The Onion. Link.
John Perry Barlow describes his first acid trip.
"With the possible exception of having children, taking that trip was the most important thing I ever did. In terms of creating the person I am and how I approach the world, why I do what I do, and what I think it's all about, no other experience in my life has been so transforming. When you know that everything is invisibly connected, it alters everything you do, from the way you treat "other" people to the way you treat 'yourself.' It certainly changed the focus of my intellectual interests."Link
Statistical analysis of the voting irregularities in Palm Beach. Link
Some excellent stuff up on Jimwich right now, especially the posts about traffic jams and a wonderful prank played by a scientist on a stuffed-shirt pomo journal. Link
Internet use habits based on nationality. Link
Long article about an early 19th-Century "wolf boy."
Unsurprisingly, Victor's wild life had left him ill-equipped for a life indoors. He refused to wear clothes, ripping them off whatever the weather. He slept curled up in a ball like an animal and defecated without shame whenever and wherever the urge took him. He would only eat familiar food such as his half-burnt potatoes or raw walnuts and acorns. These he would snatch with ill-grace and chew on with complete absorption. His gait was peculiar. He walked uncertainly and preferred to lollop along in a shuffling run. Occasionally he would revert to all fours as earlier he had been seen to do in the forests. Link
"Fourteen-year-old Shobha Guruputrayya Sutturmath residing in Maradur village was the talk of the town for around two months, after it became public that stones were falling from her left eye." Link
"Aliens" cult about to clone dead baby girl. Link
Book about the Great War between LA and SF. Link
I haven't read any of Hunter S. Thompson's recent work. This essay on baseball doesn't make me want to read more of it. Link
Fun, small library of exotica MP3s. Link
Great archive page about the guy who flew around in a lawn chair tied to a bunch of army-surplus weather balloons. Link
Every day, a different "oddball" comic book cover. I like this one: Comso, The Merry Martian. Link