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ive got some of those comments that wont go away. how do i clear those out?
- dave 7-16-2001 4:01 pm [link] [5 comments]

"Dow Jones is discontinuing the "ownership and maintenance of indoor plants" in a bid to save $40,000 a year at the Wall Street Journal and its other properties.

"If you would like to take over the maintenance of any of the plants," staffers were told in a memo, "please attach a yellow Post-It note with your name to a visible part of the plant container."

- dave 7-16-2001 2:18 pm [link] [add a comment]

I haven't bought the times in weeks but I do get a summerial e.mail from them every morning / todays includes this :

How Bush Took Florida: Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote

A six-month investigation by The Times shows that under intense pressure from Republicans, Florida officials accepted hundreds of overseas absentee ballots that failed to comply with state election laws.

- bill 7-15-2001 2:17 pm [link] [2 comments]

From Wired:

When a family of ducklings fell down a Vancouver sewer grate, their mother did what any parent would do: She got help from a passing police officer. Vancouver police officer Ray Peterson didn’t know what to make of the duck that grabbed him by the pant leg while he was on foot patrol in a neighborhood near the city's downtown. He pushed her away, but the mother duck persisted, grabbing Peterson's leg again when he tried to leave, and then waddling to a nearby sewer grate where she sat down and waited for him to follow and investigate. "I went up to where the duck was lying and saw eight little babies in the water below," he said. Police said they removed the heavy metal grate with the help of a tow truck and used a vegetable strainer to lift the ducklings to safety. Mother and offspring then departed for a nearby pond.

- jim 7-14-2001 6:23 pm [link] [5 comments]

bill, tom, steve how was the concert--i had to run i felt it would have been rude to leave during show and i had been there a bit and neede to work at home
- Skinny 7-13-2001 3:08 pm [link] [4 comments]

They're Back :

"According to the official Ninja Tune website, a Portland, Oregon radio station has been fined $7,000 by the FCC
for playing "Your Revolution," recorded by DJ Vadim featuring spoken word poetry by Sarah Jones. "Your
Revolution" appears on DJ Vadim's 1999 release, USSR: Life from the Other Side. The trouble stems from the
opening line of the song, "Your revolution will not happen between these thighs." The FCC has deemed that the
song features "unmistakable patently offensive sexual references."
Ninja Tune is encouraging fans and listeners to contact FCC Chairman Michael Powell at or
1-888-225-5322 "to voice your concern and support independent music and free speech." KBOO-FM stands
by their decision to play the track, and has 30 days to respond to the formal complaint. Those who are interested
in reading the full report (including the lyrics in question) can do so at the FCC's official site."

- bill 7-12-2001 5:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

friendlier than an Arkansas handshake........

- bill 7-10-2001 11:14 pm [link] [add a comment]

another reason to telnet. email wiretapping
- linda 7-09-2001 10:20 pm [link] [3 comments]

me me me
- dave 7-09-2001 3:02 pm [link] [3 comments]

Some conversation at Bill's party about unusual grooves on vinyl records (that's the actual needle-vibrating, spiraling cut, not rhythmic "grooves"). Maybe Tom could compile the cites, but the guy I was trying to recall, who had a record with two different spindle holes, was Rhys Chatham. Check out his "Is Rock Dead" essay if (like me) you're nostalgic for the future circa 1990. I really thought ecstatic dance music was happening, but instead of My Bloody Valentine and the Orb taking over MTV, we got Nirvana (great as they were) and another cycle of the same old Rock myth (and nobody in the Detroit I lived in ever heard of Techno).
- alex 7-06-2001 9:41 pm [link] [1 ref] [8 comments]

jerry garcia action figure
- linda 7-06-2001 3:41 pm [link] [1 comment]

Was it someone they ate?
Woman visits tribe that ingested her ancestor.
- alex 7-05-2001 5:52 pm [link] [add a comment]

Now them's fireworks!
- alex 7-05-2001 3:01 pm [link] [add a comment]

A conversation with playwright Lauri Bortz
- alex 7-02-2001 9:12 pm [link] [add a comment]

We can't keep up with her. I have to go to bed. She keeps going. You wake up and she's still at it. After 15 hours she's radiant.
(via robotwisdom)
- jim 7-01-2001 11:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

Nick hasn't been the same since his trip to Hyper Space
- steve 7-01-2001 7:28 pm [link] [3 comments]

Look and learn chumps.
- steve 7-01-2001 7:06 pm [link] [add a comment]

(rain or shine)

- bill 6-30-2001 2:41 am [link] [1 comment]

Sizzling Organic Chemistry Dramas!
- alex 6-28-2001 9:11 pm [link] [add a comment]

French Guiana trip is closing in and as with my preposed Fiji trip seems like a little unstability is in the air--need a Yellow Fever shot!!

thanks linda for info below--parts first paragraph sound great and its not too expensive to me and i hear the insect thing is overrated-- about the note: is true and there has been some resent bubbling but not serious--i will be in capital 3 nights, than the river trips than i escape to suriname if need be:>)

We cant say that French Guiana, site of one of the worlds most notorious prisons for more than a century, has been rehabilitated into a top destination for travelers. Its still hot, steamy and insect-riddenand its quite expensive, without the quality of restaurants and hotels to justify the high prices. But it has certainly undergone some major transformations. Devils Island, where many famous prisoners were held in solitary confinement, has become a coconut-palmed getaway for rocket scientists who work at the French aerospace complex on the mainland. And Hmong villagers, exiled from Laos, have established villages and farms in the countrys thick interior jungle. For certain intrepid travelers interested in exploring jungle rivers in motorized canoes and staying in South American tribal villages, this may be just the destination. We would stress, however, that this is not mainstream ecotourism: This is adventure, and only those who are willing to put up with a lot of inconvenience and the most basic conditions imaginable need apply.

Note: There have been occasions of civil unrest in the capital, Cayenne, which resulted in rioting in the citys streets. Student groups and labor unions have been involved in these disturbances, as have a small but vocal group of French Guianese that favor independence from mainland France. At times, Air France has suspended flights to the airport at Cayenne.

- Skinny 6-25-2001 5:07 pm [link] [add a comment]

You knew it would happen: CD-eating fungus!
Offers opportunities for waste disposal (of course, something like that could never get out of hand…)
Speaking of sci-fi scenarios, didn't William Gibson come up with bit-rot, some sort of actual data decay? Are my files really safe? Sumerian clay tablets have lasted 5000 years, but all I've got are promises!

- alex 6-25-2001 4:08 pm [link] [1 comment]

The series finale of Xena, Warrior Princess is on tonight (Sat 6/23) at 8:00PM on Ch 11.
From Salon and AP.

- alex 6-23-2001 8:15 pm [link] [add a comment]

"Turner's really suing Acme Rent-A-Car on Whalley Avenue in New Haven for cozying up with Big Brother. He's trying to recoup a $450 charge for allegedly speeding on his way to Virginia in an Acme minivan. The van was equipped with a Global Positioning System, or GPS, which transmits data via satellite. It clocked him "going at speeds in excess of 90 mph on three separate occasions," according to court papers. The internal device did, but the cops didn't."
- dave 6-22-2001 7:03 pm [link] [add a comment]

LOS ANGELES (AP) - ``Frasier'' star Kelsey Grammer will receive more than $1.6 million per episode in a deal that makes him the highest-salaried actor in television history, Daily Variety reported Friday.
- dave 6-22-2001 5:27 pm [link] [add a comment]

Gail Collins Named Editorial Page Editor of New York Times
- dave 6-22-2001 4:44 pm [link] [add a comment]