Sunday, September 11, 2005

Cleaning Out My Links Random Thoughts

Aquaman Villains Quiz. I had trouble remembering the names of some of the characters, although I recognized all of them.

Phil Foglio writes An Appreciation of Penny Arcade. Heh.

I forgot to mention in my review of Local #1 that there's A Local Blog. Go check it out.

TangognaT directs us to a Manga sale I wish I could take advantage of. For one thing, I'd get myself the rest of Hikaru No Go... then I might try out some other stuff as well.

When Boing Boing got annoyed at LEGO trying to protect their trademark, Jake McKee responded on his blog. I'm on LEGO's side with this one... heh.

Max got doored. Ouch.

I just got a haircut, and while she cut my hair, I converted my hairdresser to Pastafarianism. The T-Shirt helped. Arr. Ramen.

Sep 15-19 is "Holy Pasta Week"
Plan your menus now.

Play the FSM game! Convert people with His Noodly Appendage! HINT: watch the shadow.

What exactly would liquid oxygen do to your face?

Terrifying promotion. Yikes!

Sound from images and images from sound.

Trust and Computing.

Trash Heap has some... frightening news. Hey, there are worse things a brother could go to jail for...

WWII Photos on Flickr. This photoset is just cool. Via Boing Boing.

Wallace and Gromit.

Google saves lives?

I, personally, think this is a bad idea. Far too much possibility for stupidity to take over.

Benjamin Franklin's 13 Virtues. Each week, ol' Ben would concentrate on one virtue while marking transgressions against all 13 virtues in a book. Not a bad plan of self-improvement. Via MetaFilter. The MeFi's pan the plan.

Slashdot links to 20 things the tech industry doesn't want you to know.

Hmmm, do I want to watch Surface, or not?

Hurricane Thoughts:

Give to Operation USAGive to The Red Cross

Polite Scott describes helping victims of Katrina.

More benefits to help victims of the hurricane. And Bendis is auctioning off the first Powers cover as well.

A volunteer's story. Via Garrett.

A survivor's story. Via This Modern World.

Visiting New Orleans.

Helping out their guests.

Stories through e-mail.

An amazing slideshow of photos from NOLA before and after the hurricane. Watch this one all the way through, it's worth it for the perspective it gives.

The New Orleans talking blues. Via Making Light.

Boing Boing has a picture of Floodweiser.

Stuart Hughes directs us to a lesson about how to write captions for TV news.

The Seattle Weekly weighs in on the disaster.

The conspiracy theories have already started. The Museum of Hoaxes has one about Yakuza causing the hurricane.

Insurance companies might try to claim that damage in NOLA wasn't a hurricane to keep from paying out.

Aquarium survivors are airlifted.

Snopes takes on a neo-con talking point about the Katrina disaster.

Fafblog has do-it-yourself disaster remedies.

ExxonMobil made $10 billion this quarter. And people want the states to cut taxes on gasoline. How about the oil companies be punished for profiteering, instead? How much more money does the oil industry stand to make on the Katrina disaster? And, if you read the article, you'll see that Bush just gave ExxonMobil a tax break. Lovely. Bush just adds insult to injury. Via Mah Two Cents.

Good-bye, second amendment.

And forget about the first admendment, too. (ok, I admit, this is less a first admendment issue than a stupid bureaucracy issue, but the segue was to good to pass up).

The Red Cross wouldn't go into NOLA, and the people in the city weren't allowed to leave. More here.

The Red Cross can't get into New Orleans, but mercenaries can.

Compassionate Conservative.

The folks of Southern Louisiana introduce themselves.

One of these men is not like the others.

The man who told Cheney to "Go Cheney himself" was detained. He had lost everything in the hurricane, and says he was only throwing Cheney's own words back at him. Via C&L.

And lastly: Those were the days. Via MetaFilter.