Tuesday, May 25, 2004


La empresa chiclera Lotte tiene una promoción muy Willy Wonka. Un afortunado mascador encontrara un boleto dorado dentro de sus chicles.

el premio. Unos chicles.

de oro solido.



300 Images From 1800 Sites

Una buena idea, y buena fuente de inspiración para diseñadores web:

I started gathering little, iconesque web images for myself so that I could compare, contrast, and study the techniques used by other graphic artists on the web. My initial pool of images looked so interesting that I decided to continue methodically hunting and capturing the icons for a public display piece.

The purpose of this document is not to copy the intellectual property of others, but rather as a jumping-off point for your own unique web graphic projects. It's for Brainstorming, if you will.

I roughly estimate that for every six web sites I scoured, I was able to acquire one graphic image. I visited only Fortune 1000 company sites, major online retailers, well known blogs, top advertising, publishing, and design agencies, technology and software industry leaders, and the very largest online news publishers. Approximately 1800 web sites later, I have this collection of 300 of the most interesting, unique, and beautiful formations of pixels to display.

300 Images From 1800 Sites


Citas del dia

Alexander Pope
'Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.'

'I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.'

John Kenneth Galbraith
'Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.'"


Sex Bracelets

Nueva moda en Estados Unidos. En las primarias se esta dando tambien el "sex bracelet".


Girls as young as 11 are stacking colorful rubber "sex bracelets" up their arms while their parents are unaware that each piece of the cheap jewelry represents a different sex act, according to a secret-code the kids share.

The kids play a game called "Snap" associated with wearing the bracelets. In the game, girls wear the bracelets around their wrists, and if a boy runs up and rips one off, he gets a "coupon" from the girl to perform whatever sex act the color stands for.

A black bracelet indicates sexual intercourse, blue is oral sex, red is a lap dance or French kiss and white is a homosexual kiss - and it gets more in depth.

Green represents having sex outside

Megan Stecher, 11, a fifth-grader who sells the $1 bracelets to her classmates at Holy Child Jesus School in Richmond Hill, Queens, for $1.25 said her teachers are not aware of what they symbolize.

"No one wants to tell them, either," Megan said. "Everyone collects and wears all the colors to school, and all the kids know exactly what every color stands for." "One person tells someone, and they tell someone else, and that's how it spread," Megan said. "I heard about it in the neighborhood."

Megan's mother, Michelle Stecher, 33, originally thought it was an innocent fashion fad.

New York Post Online Edition: seven


BBC NEWS | Programmes | Real Story | Young 'tanorexics' risking cancer

Hey! nueva enfermedad. Tanorexia. Mucho tiempo pasado en los salones de bronceado por los jovenes ingleses preocupa a los doctores de la isla.

The term "tanorexia" has been coined by doctors alarmed at the spiralling numbers of youngsters putting themselves at risk of skin cancer as they chase the perfect skin colour.

The British Medical Association and Cancer Research UK have called for a ban on under-16s using tanning salons.

A study by Newcastle University recently found that about 100 people a year die in the UK as a direct result of sunbed use, with many suffering long term damage in their youth.

The over-exposure of the skin to ultra-violet light can lead to cancer.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Real Story | Young 'tanorexics' risking cancer


Monday, May 24, 2004

Padre con dos hijos aboga su caso.

Tiene una hija de 13 años, y un bebe recien nacido. En cualquier otro lado ese seria el fin de la historia...

En ponchorama... Al hombre se le acusa de violar a su hija de 13 años y tener un hijo con ella.

pero eso no lo detuvo de argumentar que pues tiene una hija adolescente y un recien nacido... que como lo van a meter a la carcel??

Regional court in Russian city of Rostov sentenced a man to 10 years of imprisonment for incest. His daughter had a baby when she was 13 years old.

However, the rapist applealed the Russian Supreme Court on the grounds that he had a minor daughter and a newborn son to support. There has been no reply to this appeal so far.

The court detected that the father who is a drunkard and has never worked anywhere, started raping his daughter when the wife was working night shifts as a nurse. He threatened the girl and made her keep silence. He raped the girl even when she was pregnant, and shortly after the delivery.

The girl's mother learned who is the baby's father, only after the baby fell ill. She invented the plausible excuse that the father's blood can help the baby, and heard shocking confession from her daughter after this. She took the girl to the police. The man confessed of the crime during the investigation, but in court pleaded not guilty and said that his wife and daughter just invented all this. However, genetic expertise revealed that he is the baby's father.

Pedophile pleads he is a caring father - PRAVDA.Ru


Friday, May 21, 2004

Yahoo! News - Man Charged With Cutting 5 Dogs' Throats

A man was arrested on charges that he slashed the throats of five dogs in what his son said was an attempt to win sympathy from his estranged wife.

ehh? wife was obviously a cat lover...

The bloody dogs — four cocker spaniels and a miniature Doberman pinscher — were discovered in Martin's home last Friday by a neighbor. The animals are expected to recover.

ehhh?? sobrevivieron los perros??? como?

Martin told neighbors that someone broke into his house, injured the dogs and wrote threats on a mirror in lipstick. Sympathetic acquaintances mowed his lawn and brought him pasta and sausage for dinner

ehhh?? lo estaban amenazando? WTF??

Martin's son said he may have hurt the dogs in an attempt to woo his estranged wife, who always thought he loved his dogs too much.

the plot thickens...

Yahoo! News - Man Charged With Cutting 5 Dogs' Throats


Yahoo! News - What Is She Thinking About During Sex?

Les enseñaron pornografia a hombres y mujeres...

Resulta que las mujeres ven la pornografia y pueden seguir pensando en otras cosas.

Los hombres por el otro lado... eh? porno!!! donde?


que sigue? investigación en que tan mojada es al agua...?

Women watching erotic films are stimulated in a part of the brain associated with planning and emotion, research from scientists in Germany said Friday.

When scientists from Essen University put volunteers in a brain scanning tube and showed them pornography they found both men and women showed activity in the temporal lobes linked to memory and perception, but only women used their frontal lobes.

Unfortunately the researchers were not able to determine if their findings meant that while men lost themselves in the moment the busy modern professional woman was also planning her wardrobe, scheduling the vacation and juggling her tax receipts.

"We don't know why these differences between men and women exist. They just do," said institute director Michael Forsting.

Yahoo! News - What Is She Thinking About During Sex?

y ahora en que piensan los alemanes atrapados en el trafico?

A third of German motorists fantasize about sex when stuck in traffic while only 10 percent think of finding an alternate route, according to a motor club survey published Thursday.

Eight percent think about how much petrol they have, seven percent about their next meal, and seven percent about going to a toilet. Six percent think about their careers.

One in ten caught focus on their families, seven percent on shopping lists and another seven percent worry about the damage the traffic jam might do to their clutch. Only six percent said they don't think about anything in traffic jams.

The Auto Club Europa (ACE) in Stuttgart said 1,833 motorists took part in the Internet survey on what occupies their thoughts when traffic comes to a standstill.

Yahoo! News - Traffic Is Horrible! I'll Just Think About Sex...


Yahoo! News - Singapore Plans Reality Procreation Show

Yo estoy esperando que haya un reality show de hacer un reality show...

The prize: $100,000 — and a baby. Ten couples from around the world could compete in a reality TV show in Singapore to see who can procreate first, the city-state's self-styled sex guru said Thursday.

con este titulo realmente no pueden fallar:

Wei said he hopes the show, "Dr. Love's Super Baby Making Show," will be beamed across the world and shown locally by MediaCorp, the government-owned national broadcaster, later this year.

Y porque en Singapur:

A worldwide survey last year by condom maker Durex showed that Singaporean couples had sex on average just 96 times in 2003 — making them the least sexually active respondents among the developed countries surveyed

Yahoo! News - Singapore Plans Reality Procreation Show


Yahoo! News - Bible Argument Spurs Boiling-Oil Charge

La biblia??? yeah right...

A woman is accused of pouring boiling oil on her boyfriend's face in an argument over a Bible verse.

Angela S. Morris, 19, was charged with domestic violence assault and jailed on $250,000 bail. Her 31-year-old boyfriend, whose name was not released, was hospitalized with severe burns on his face, neck and chest.

The two were reading the Bible at the boyfriend's apartment May 13 when Morris went to the kitchen to prepare french fries, police said.

Morris told police that they continued to argue and that her boyfriend grabbed her from behind. Police said he then went to his bedroom to lie down. Morris followed and threw the oil on him, police said.

se aceptan sugerencias a cual exactamente es el pasaje que trajo la controversia...

Yahoo! News - Bible Argument Spurs Boiling-Oil Charge



Abraham Lincoln
'Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.'"


Thursday, May 20, 2004

Occupation: Girl - Troy in Fifteen Minutes

Página muy chistosa que resumen Troya en 15 minutos. Con dialogo alterno y muy muy chistoso.

Bedroom of Helen of Troy Sparta

PARIS: Hey, baby, I brought you a pearl necklace.



HELEN [weepy]: I can’t wear it because I’m sort of already married to that other guy but we’ve been doing the royal nasty for a week already anyway and you’re going to leave tomorrow and WAHHHHH.

PARIS: You could stow away and come with me and start a war that will end up killing 90% of the cast and totally be the downfall of my people and my kingdom!

HELEN: *sniff* I think… that’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever said to me.

y para los clavados en el Señor de los Anillos (digo con Boromir y Legolas salen!!)

Palace Backyard, Troy

Paris is practicing archery on a nice straw man nailed up to the wall. He hits bull's-eye after bull's-eye.

HELEN: Wow, I had no idea you were so good at this.

PARIS: Neither did I. Weird, isn’t it? And I really want lembas now.

HELEN: What?

Tambien estan: Hidalgo en 15 minutos (Oceano de Fuego (con Aragorn)
Van Helsing en 15 minutos (con Faramir... pueden creerlo Faramir, de casi principe a casi idiota)
y Hannibal en 15 minutos ( con nadie de LotR...)

Occupation: Girl - Troy in Fifteen Minutes


Dos de Perros

Dos historias de perros en Rusia y anexos... Aparentemente a ellos realmente les preocupan los perros. Tanto para llegar a las noticias cosas como:

A Russian veterinarian caught by undercover agents while operating on a cat was cleared on Tuesday of using an anaesthetic banned in Russia but widely used in the West.
A Moscow court ruled there was no evidence to support the charge against Konstantin Sadovedov, lured by drugs officers to a house and filmed while performing an operation using ketamine.

Ketamine, widely used in the West by vets and by doctors as a mild anaesthetic, was listed in Russia as a banned narcotic in 1998. It is also commonly abused by drug users.

Though it was removed from the list this year, while Sadovedov's case proceeded, the use of ketamine remains in a legal gray area since no law authorizing its use has yet been passed.

Russian media have reported raids on surgeries where vets were operating and at least two other cases remain outstanding.

"We didn't expect such an outcome," Sadovedov told dozens of supporters outside the court, some carrying signs reading "Give Drugs Back to Animals."

"Russian vets should be allowed to carry on their business -- that of caring for animals."

"This is clearly a joke," Sadovedov's lawyer, Yevgeny Chernousov, told reporters. "The sides were a vet portrayed as a dealer promoting ketamine and animals portrayed as drug users."

Yahoo! News - Vet Acquitted Over Banned Anaesthetic

y ahora lamentandose la muerte de un perro policia:

Bonny, one of Kazakhstan's top police anti-drug dogs, was killed in a robbery at her handler's home, a local newspaper said on Thursday.

Bonny was bludgeoned to death with dumbbells and a domestic iron after intruders robbed the apartment in the northern city of Petropavlovsk, the daily Liter reported.

It was unclear whether the burglars knew Bonny, an English cocker spaniel, was ranked among the top three police sniffer dogs in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan and its Central Asian neighbors lie on a busy drugs trafficking route from Afghanistan (news - web sites) to Western Europe via Russia.

Espero que encuentren a los culpables.

Yahoo! News - Top Anti-Drug Police Dog Killed


Yahoo! News - Marriage Vow to Change to 'I Receive You'

En Italia estan cambiando el "Te tomo como esposa" por el politicamente correcto "Te recibo como esposa"

Couples getting married in Italy's churches will soon say "I receive you" instead of "I take you" as part of their wedding vows.
Italian Roman Catholic bishops said Wednesday they had approved the change to underscore that marriage should not be seen as one person possessing the other but each receiving the other as a gift from God.

genial, las mujeres pasan de objeto, a paquete de mensajeria...

Yahoo! News - Marriage Vow to Change to 'I Receive You'


Eyelid Piercing

Nunca pensé que existiria algo que hiciera a la incustración de piedras preciosas en los ojos parecer como una buena idea...

Guess what??

y aqui esta parte del procedimieto...

si quieren datos, o solo saber que clase de gente se agujera un parpado:

Eyelid Piercing


IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog

Concurso de Diseño:

-Contest Description-

Design a personal item, or collection of personal items to address a transportation security related problem that travelers have. It could deal with time management(because of longer airport or train lines), Metal detector navigation, document storage, or something altogether unexpected and awesome(hint: we will probably like entries in this category more). Innovation, form, fun, and functionality are all important parts of the final design.
y los premios??

-Judging and Prizes-

Entrants must register by June 2nd, 2004. All entries must be recieved by June 11th 2004. The IDFuel Team will judge all entries based on form, fun, function, presentation, and originality. A first place winner, and at least one runner up (depending on the number of entries) will receive used design books about something awesome. Winning entries, as well as honorable mentions will be publicised in as many ways as we can pull off (We're hoping maybe magazines, and definitely the web, but we're new to this, so who knows).

okie... no los mejores... pero igual suena interesante.

IDFuel, the Industrial Design Weblog


Wednesday, May 19, 2004

BBspot - Which OS Are You?

Test de personalidad.

Que Sistema Operativo eres??

BBspot - Which OS Are You?

yo fui Mac OS x...


Yahoo! News - Woman Tries to Gas Unwanted Houseguests

Hey porque la gente siempre piensa mal? A lo mejor era un prank... como cambiar el azucar por sal???

A woman tried to get rid of unwanted houseguests by gassing them. A family friend introduced the 51-year-old woman to Kevin Frye and Andrew King and she agreed to let them spend the night, investigators said. But they overstayed their welcome — refusing to leave for six weeks as they allegedly sold drugs from her apartment.

Yahoo! News - Woman Tries to Gas Unwanted Houseguests


Yahoo! News - Juror Gives Defendant $10, Votes Guilty

Here's a tip. Don't sell drugs...

Un miembro del jurado le dio 10 dolares a una persona acusada de venta de cocaina y luego voto por su culpabilidad.

A juror wrote sympathetic words to the defendant, gave him $10, then voted to convict him of selling cocaine in a school zone.

Obviamente el abogado defensor del narcotraficante trato de anular el juicio. Pero sin exito.

A lo mejor los 10 dolares fueron para comprar algo de mercancia en el interior del penal...

que decia la tarjeta?

"You are a very intelligent young man," Chavarria wrote. "I think you are not guilty. You are a victim of the circumstances."

"If you have children, please think about their future," the card said. "Get an honest job. ... Be strong."

Yahoo! News - Juror Gives Defendant $10, Votes Guilty


Lista de los mas apestosos

Apparently, Brad Pitt could be a little better about washing underneath that skirt. Pitt was declared the world's smelliest celebrity by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand [Ed.note--Maybe that face Pitt makes when he's trying to "act" is just him catching a whiff of his own stink? ] due to his "inability to wash himself or his clothes." Though Russell Crowe is still ahead of Pitt in the Oscar tally, he only mustered enough body odor to merit second place. (Red carpet harpy Joan Rivers lives in fear of his musk, which must be strong enough to loosen her ghoulish facelifts.)

The full Stink-Ass Celeb Top Ten is below:

The Top Ten Smelly Celebrities:











Experto en olores de estrellas... yeah right.

para todos sus chismes directo de Los Angeles:



El sitio de uno de los colaboradores de Invader Zim y buen cuate de Jhonen Vazquez. En estos momentos estan en rediseño. Pero igual pueden ver la galeria de los Halfsies... Mitad una cosa y mezclados con otra ejemplo:



Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Potatoe Chip Gallery and Potato Chip Pictures

Galeria de papas fritas en forma de personajes famosos...

no se las coman sin verlas primero... Se pueden estar comiendo a Pedro Infante.

Potatoe Chip Gallery and Potato Chip Pictures



John A. Wheeler
'If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.'"


Monday, May 17, 2004

Regular Mini Doses of Caffeine More Energizing Than Morning Mug

Interesante reporte de como varias dosis de cafeina son mejores que una tasa gigante.

A lot of people start their day with a big cup of coffee, hoping that the caffeine will invigorate them. But findings published today in the May issue of the journal SLEEP indicate that there might be a better way to stay awake for long periods. According to the report, low doses of caffeine administered at regular intervals may provide improved pick-me-up benefits.

dos cosas. 1.- la teoria suena bien. Con dosis pequeñas aumentas el efecto y prolongas el cafeine buzz. 2.- hay una revista dedicada al sueño???

In the new study, the scientists instead tested the effects of administering an hourly, low dose of caffeine equivalent to about two ounces of coffee to one group, while the second group received a placebo. The caffeinated men performed better on cognitive tests than the control individuals did, and dozed off less often. And though they received the same cumulative dose as subjects in previous, single-dose studies, taking many small doses minimized some of the negative side effects that caffeine can have, such as tremors.

The caffeinated men performed better. Eso fue todo lo que lei del parrafo anterior.

Ahorita regreso voy por unas onzas de cafe.

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Regular Mini Doses of Caffeine More Energizing Than Morning Mug


Nick Berg's Killing: 50 Fishy Circumstances, Contradictory Claims, and Videotape Anomalies || kuro5hin.org

Dejenselo a los geeks investigar el asesinato de Nick Berg ( ya saben. Hombre de negocios muerto en Iraq... "In the end there can be only one??" Highlander??? Decapitación) Llegan a muy buenas conclusiones y apuntan sin dudarlo al gobierno americano. Good stuff.


The video of the killing has many flaws including problems with time skips, audio dubbing, and the characteristics, appearance and speech of Berg and the killers. People from Middle Eastern cultures believe that Middle Eastern people were not involved in this video, based on the mannerisms, accents, behavior and appearance of the killers. A close inspection of the video suggests that Westerners may have been involved.

For a number of reasons, it does not appear that the Jordanian terrorist Abu Masab Al-Zaraqawi, who was voice identified by the CIA (and whose name was on the tape), was involved. He has a poorly functioning prosthetic leg and a hand tattoo, which should have been observed. Neither were. The accent of the speaker in the video was not Jordanian. Why has the CIA seemingly lied about the analysis of Al-Zarqawi's voice and his role in the killing?

Recomendado el articulo.

Nick Berg's Killing: 50 Fishy Circumstances, Contradictory Claims, and Videotape Anomalies || kuro5hin.org


Nuevo look

Aprovechando el rediseño de blogger (que ha sido culpable de que me tarde aun mas en actualizar...) y mi propia flojeara de poneerme a diseñar algo....

Estoy utilizando uno de los nuevos templates de Blogger.

sugerencias y comentarios??


Laser Systems - VersaLaser

Guest link.

Llevo como 2 semanas con este link... Y de plano no puedo encontrar un uso práctico para este aparatejo en mi vida... But I still want one dammit!!

VersaLaser™ can transform images or drawings on your computer screen into real items made out of an amazing variety of materials… wood, plastic, fabric, paper, glass, leather, stone, ceramic, rubber… and it’s as easy to use as your printer.

suena como las maquinas de comida en Star Trek o Transmetropolitan.
A claro cuestan 10,000 dlls.

Laser Systems - VersaLaser


Friday, May 14, 2004

AIGA - Symbol signs

AIGA regala simbolos

The complete set of 50 passenger/pedestrian symbols developed by AIGA is now available on the web, free of charge. Signs are available in EPS and GIF formats.

AIGA - Symbol signs


Yahoo! News - The Cops Are Chasing Me in a WHAT?

Resulta que no es tan malo ser policia de transito en Italia:

Italian police took possession Friday of a sleek, 500 horsepower, two-seater Lamborghini Gallardo, which can hit a top speed of 185 miles per hour.
The sports car, painted in the police's distinctive blue and white colors, comes complete with a flashing blue light on the roof and will initially patrol the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway -- a road notorious in Italy for wild driving.
The Lamborghini will also be used to transport human organs for emergency operations.

Yahoo! News - The Cops Are Chasing Me in a WHAT?


Yahoo! News - Japan Lawmakers Scolded for Reading Comics

TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi scolded rookie lawmakers Thursday for reading comic books and talking on their cell phones during legislative sessions, according to a newspaper report.

The national Asahi newspaper said Koizumi scolded 30 first-term lawmakers from his Liberal Democratic Party during a luncheon.

"Don't send e-mail on your cell phones or read comic books in Parliament while in session," Koizumi was quoted as saying.

"You can be seen very clearly from the prime minister's seat. You should really stop that — it's disgraceful."

Koizumi's office said he hosted a luncheon Thursday, but it could not immediately confirm his comments.
Comic books, often with adult themes, are common reading material for middle-aged men. Japan's younger generation also is hooked on using cell phones to send e-mail.

The country's youngest lawmakers sit in the front of Parliament, while their elders sit in the back of the chamber.

Hey, por lo menos no estan dormidos y si van...

Otra razón para mudarse a Japón. Diputados que leen comics.

Yahoo! News - Japan Lawmakers Scolded for Reading Comics


La mejor cita del señor de los anillos.

J. R. R. Tolkien
'I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.'


Thursday, May 13, 2004

local6.com - News - New Swatch Ad Features Rabbits In Sexual Positions

Nuevo espectacular de Swatch en Nueva York.

Bunnies... Por supuesto hay broncas y quejas de que atenta contra la calidad moral de los ciudadanos de esta Ciudad Americana...

hehhe. bunnies...

local6.com - News - New Swatch Ad Features Rabbits In Sexual Positions


Choose Your Own Adventure: WTC || kuro5hin.org

De mis libros favoritos de la adolescencia eran esos de escoger el destino del personaje principal. Ahora la gente de Kuro5hin ha creado una aventura en el WTC de Nueva York...

You are an executive for a top financial institution in New York. The date is September 11, 2001. At 3:00 a.m. you got back from an all-expenses paid "business trip" to Thailand where you had sex with a 13 year old prostitute. You are exhausted and you fear you have contracted syphilis. Do you try to call in sick? Or do you push yourself to get into your office at the World Trade Center's North Tower by 8 a.m.?

If you try to call in sick turn to page 2

If you force yourself in to work turn to page 3


Choose Your Own Adventure: WTC || kuro5hin.org



Jewish Proverb
'If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.'


Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Bento Pictures

Sitio Japones de lunches creativos.


otra razon para mudarse a Japón...

Bento Pictures


the Google Terrorist

El FBI estaba buscando a un terrorista internacional... Cuando hicieron una busqueda en google con el nombre Emilio Fulci... resulto que solo tenian que ir a una tienda de videojuegos para aprender al maleante... Fulci es el villano de Headhunter.

It was the lead item on the government's daily threat matrix one day last April. Don Emilio Fulci described by an FBI tipster as a reclusive but evil millionaire, had formed a terrorist group that was planning chemical attacks against London and Washington, D.C. That day even FBI director Robert Mueller was briefed on the Fulci matter. But as the day went on without incident, a White House staffer had a brainstorm: He Googled Fulci. His findings: Fulci is the crime boss in the popular video game Headhunter. "Stand down," came the order from embarrassed national security types.

Todavia no se sabe, si el FBI tiene que acabar el juego y terminar con Fulci para cerrar el caso...

The Google Terrrorist


How-To: Write your doctoral thesis (Culture)

Por razones personales encontre esta liga extremadamente chistosa.

Como escribir una tesis doctoral:

The Oxford English Dictionary defines 'doctoral thesis' as: A completely worthless document that will not be read, but which is apparently important to someone, because it requires nearly impossible tasks to complete. This definition is spot on. Not a single person, aside from possibly (but not likely) your committee will read this pile of tripe that you create.

y los pasos para lograrlo:

Step Zero: Pain.
Step One: Do Stuff.
Step Two: Do More Stuff.
Step Three: Look Professional.
Step Four: Act Cool.
Step Five: Add it Up.
Step Six: Send it out.
Step Seven: Do the Impossible.
Step Eight: Fear the Ruler.
Step Nine: Wait.
Step Ten: I have to do what?

How-To: Write your doctoral thesis (Culture)


Tuesday, May 11, 2004

BBC NEWS | Americas | Man sent gun in internet mix-up

Man sent gun in internet mix-up

Applicants for Canadian firearms licences have to be vetted
A Canadian student who ordered an MP3 player over the internet from the US was shocked to receive a licensed handgun instead.
Brandon Buchan, 21, an English student at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, bid for the MP3 player on eBay, the Star Phoenix newspaper said.

The pawnshop that auctioned the device sent him an unloaded .22-calibre Smith & Wesson gun and a licence by mistake.

A Canadian customs official said not all parcels were X-rayed at the border.

'I'm no hit man'

The package, sent by courier, was labelled as containing an MP3 player.

"I was really shocked to see it was a gun," Mr Buchan told the newspaper.

"I'm not a hit man. I was mostly confused about it all. I thought 'How did this end up here?', and I figured it must just be a mistake."

The third-year student called the police, who removed the weapon.

He also e-mailed the shop, who are arranging for his MP3 player to be sent to him.

Mr Buchan says he is keeping a photocopy of the gun licence as a souvenir of the incident.

Applicants for firearm licences in Canada are subject to background checks, and all firearms must be registered.

O sera acaso como las compañias disqueras ven al consumidor de reproductores de mp3?? como bandidos armados...

BBC NEWS | Americas | Man sent gun in internet mix-up


The Lord of the Rings... los muebles

Si alguien tiene mucho dinero, mucho dinero... se puede comprar una mesa como esta:

27,000 libras...


Oak Furniture - English Oak Furniture


Dos citas de Escribir

Leo Rosten
'The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.'

Henry Morgan
'A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself.'

que nos lleva a la conclusion, que los escritores profesionales son cleptomanos... digo como si no lo supieramos.


Yahoo! News - Prostitute says government ruining trade

Seguimiento de la historia de la prostitución y los impuestos en Alemania.

BERLIN (Reuters) - A leading German prostitute says the government is putting the squeeze on the legalised prostitution industry with a drive to collect taxes and plans to fine businesses that don't hire trainees.

the bastards...

Molly Luft, operator of a famous Berlin brothel with 10 freelance staff, said the government's moves would harm a profession that employs 400,000 in Germany and has annual sales of four billion pounds.

"People just don't have the money to pay for sex anymore," said Luft, 60, referring to the country's stagnant economy and the new tax pressures.

"Who can pay more than they can afford? These law changes will be disastrous for brothel operators," she said in an interview with Reuters Television on Friday.

German lawmakers have started looking for ways to more effectively collect taxes from prostitutes after the Federal Audit Office scolded the government for squandering some two billion euros a year in lost tax revenues.

Yahoo! News - Prostitute says government ruining trade


No. 5 y subiendo de las formas en las que no me gustaria morir.

Man Fatally Bitten by Sexually Aroused Horse

WARSAW (Reuters) - A sexually excited stallion bit a Polish man to death when he tried to calm the beast, which had become uncontrollably aroused by a nearby mare, police said.

"The 24-year-old man, identified as Robert R., was bitten when he tried to calm his horse, which had become unsettled by the presence of a mare in the vicinity," a duty officer in the Baltic port of Szczecin told Reuters.

The horse went wild and began straining and bucking while pulling a farm cart through the village.

An autopsy would determine whether the direct cause of death was a severed jugular vein or damaged spine, the officer added.

Yahoo! News - Man Fatally Bitten by Sexually Aroused Horse


Monday, May 10, 2004

Yahoo! News - "Boomerang is British" claim

A best-selling author says he has evidence the boomerang was invented by Yorkshire dwellers rather than Australian aborigines, but the claim may not fly.

Historian Terry Deary, writer of the "Horrible Histories" series including "Terrible Tudors", was quoted as saying an ancient rock carving on Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire, showed a four-armed boomerang.

Archaeologists, however, believe the design shows a swastika, a common motif in Greek and Roman mythology.

"The evidence I stumbled across is quite literally rock solid," Deary told the Yorkshire Post. "I compared photographic images of the stone with today's four-bladed boomerangs - and the similarity was obvious. The boomerang is British."

como dicen por ahi... Now results!!

no contentos con joderse a los aborigenes, tambien les quieren quitar sus inventos y pasarlos como propios...

now results...

Yahoo! News - "Boomerang is British" claim


NY1 News: Top Stories

Uno de los peores encabezados que sea a encontrado segun Warren Ellis:

Double Amputee Arrested In Rape Of 78-Year-Old Woman

sigan la liga para conocer toda la historia... if you dare.

NY1 News: Top Stories



Orson Welles
'Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.'

Dave Barry

'Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.'

Henry Allen
'It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.'


Friday, May 07, 2004

Yahoo! News - Estimated 51.1M Tune in for 'Friends'

NEW YORK - In the end, Rachel, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler had a lot of friends. An estimated 51.1 million people tuned in for the final "Friends" on NBC Thursday night, watching the crowd-pleasing story line of Ross and Rachel declaring their undying love for each other

That makes it the fourth most-watched television series finale ever, behind "M-A-S-H" (105 million in 1983), "Cheers" (80.4 million in 1993) and "Seinfeld" (76.2 million in 1998), according to Nielsen Media Research.

It was also the most popular entertainment program on television since the concluding episode of the first "Survivor," watched by 51.7 million in August 2000.

Me da gusto saber que el final de friends no se comparo en raiting al de Seinfeld. Yo de plano lei los spoilers y pues nada espectacular. A mi me perdieron en la temporada 4 o la 5...

Yahoo! News - Estimated 51.1M Tune in for 'Friends'


McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Saddam's Interrogation Logs

Una página llena de sarcasmo que imagina los diarios de interrogación de Saddam.


Interrogation commenced: 0330 hours

Woke SH quite early to catch him off-guard and groggy. I asked, "What's your first name?" and he said, "Saddam." Again I asked, "What's your first name?" and he said, "Saddam." I kept asking, "What's your first name?" and he kept saying, "Saddam." Once I had a rhythm going, I quickly asked, "Where are the WMD?" and he said, "Saddam."

Interrogation terminated: 0338 hours

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Interrogation commenced: 2210 hours

I played chess with SH, who is not too bad a chess player. At one point, my bishop took his rook. I told him that in the U.S., when you lose your rook to a bishop, it is customary to divulge a little personal secret, like maybe where the WMD are. He said we weren't in the U.S., then he took my pawn with the horse piece.

Interrogation terminated: 0122 hours

Interrogation commenced: 1241 hours

After lunch, SH informed us he was willing to talk. Colonel Beckwith and I sat down with him. He spoke for quite some time and answered every question fully. We believe we have made great progress and we are researching the data.

Interrogation terminated: 1551 hours

- - - -

Interrogation commenced: 0940 hours

Colonel Beckwith and I told SH that we didn't think it was particularly funny that he had us looking for "Monkey Valley" and the "Camel Ass Testing Facility" when, it turned out, there were no such locations. Also, we told him we were unable to verify the existence of Mohammad Mohahaha and we do not believe his claims of having built an "infidel ray." We told him that, as a result of our disappointment, we would be denying his TV access. He said TV sucks anyway because they don't sing about him anymore.

Interrogation terminated: 1100 hours

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Saddam's Interrogation Logs


Thursday, May 06, 2004

re-use of wire coat hangers

Pagina de concurso de diseño donde el tema actual es el rediseño de los ganchos de ropa

ejemplo de como lo utilizan en indonesia:

para secar el pulpo.

el resto de la página no esta mal, en especial las lecciones gratuitas y la historia del diseño de ciertos muebles.

re-use of wire coat hangers


Telegraph | Connected | Did you see the gorilla?

Realmente me intereso este estudio, y recomiendo visitar las paginas con los videos de demo de los diferentes experimentos.

En corto. No prestamos atención (yeah I know big deal, discovery of the century) pero mas que el mundo se haya vuelto muy complicado, el estudio apunta que nuestro cerebro tal vez no pueda tener la capacidad de seguirle el paso por sus limitaciones.

Y para probarlo dos investigadores hicieron ciertas pruebas donde confunden al sujeto y hacen cambios para ver si los nota. Obviamente los experimentos son super chuscos y que no engañarian a nadie... pero es horrible pensar que si nos aplicaran alguno sin saber que somos parte del experimento, chance y podriamos caer.


In one experiment, people who were walking across a college campus were asked by a stranger for directions. During the resulting chat, two men carrying a wooden door passed between the stranger and the subjects. After the door went by, the subjects were asked if they had noticed anything change.

Half of those tested failed to notice that, as the door passed by, the stranger had been substituted with a man who was of different height, of different build and who sounded different. He was also wearing different clothes.

Despite the fact that the subjects had talked to the stranger for 10-15 seconds before the swap, half of them did not detect that, after the passing of the door, they had ended up speaking to a different person. This phenomenon, called change blindness, highlights how we see much less than we think we do.

ya vi el video de la puerta, y parece sacado de un world's funniest home videos... pero el clasico es el siguiente:

Working with Christopher Chabris at Harvard University, Simons came up with another demonstration that has now become a classic, based on a videotape of a handful of people playing basketball. They played the tape to subjects and asked them to count the passes made by one of the teams.

Around half failed to spot a woman dressed in a gorilla suit who walked slowly across the scene for nine seconds, even though this hairy interloper had passed between the players and stopped to face the camera and thump her chest.

However, if people were simply asked to view the tape, they noticed the gorilla easily. The effect is so striking that some of them refused to accept they were looking at the same tape and thought that it was a different version of the video, one edited to include the ape.

Prof Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire recently repeated this experiment before a live audience in London (as part of his Theatre of Science, performed with the author Dr Simon Singh) and found that only 10 per cent of the 400 or so people who saw the show managed to spot the gorilla.

como conclusion queda esto:

Subjects are good at remembering all of the objects in scenes containing four or fewer objects but frequently make mistakes describing displays containing a larger number of objects, indicating that the storage capacity of our VSTM is about four.

4... damn.

Telegraph | Connected | Did you see the gorilla?

esta es la liga a los videos muy recomendables:

djs_lab demos



Alvin Toffler
'The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Art Buchwald
'You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.'"


Wednesday, May 05, 2004

PhotoMann Travel Photgraphy - Images of Japanese Vending Machines

Los japoneses tienen maquinitas para todo. TODO. incluida la famosa maquina de pantaletas usadas de colegiala.

PhotoMann Travel Photgraphy - Images of Japanese Vending Machines


BBC NEWS | Health | Builder survives nailgun accident

A construction worker has miraculously survived after six nails were embedded in his skull.
Isidro Mejia, 39, was rushed to hospital after his nailgun accidentally went off, shooting nails into his head.

Newspaper reports say doctors at Providence Holy Cross Hospital in Los Angeles had feared for his life when he arrived.

But Mr Mejia is now out of intensive care and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Extensive surgery

Surgeons removed the six nails over the course of five days.

"Four of the nails were embedded in his skull," said hospital spokesman Brian Green.

"Another was in his spinal column. Surgeons worked round the clock to take the nails out one by one.

"It was a very delicate process and was not completed for five days.

"The neurosurgeon who operated on Isidro could not believe he was still alive.

"With injuries like that, he should have been dead. He has been taken out of intensive care and although still groggy and on medication is expected to make a full recovery.

"His wife and family are obviously delighted that he survived and are looking forward to getting home," he said.

According to the reports, police have launched an investigation. However, they believe it was a bizarre accident.

"His colleagues said Isidro was using a nailgun that has both manual and fully automatic settings," said deputy sheriff Dan McPherson.

"It appears he slipped and fired into his skull."

Justo despues de salir del hospital deberia comprar un boleto de loteria... there's lucky and there's this guy...

BBC NEWS | Health | Builder survives nailgun accident


Trading Places?D Walking Illusions

Galeria de disfraces donde parecen dos, pero son uno.

Trading Places?D Walking Illusions


Yahoo! News - Competitive eater sets popcorn challenge

Comedor de palomitas. La pelicula.

To mark the premiere of a film about his life as a competitive eater, Crazy Legs Conti is trying to eat his way out of a telephone booth-size structure filled with popcorn.

Conti, 33, donned a diving mask and snorkel on Tuesday inside the lobby of the Manhattan cinema that will show the film and lowered himself into a "popcorn sarcophagus," a wooden, windowed structure, to begin munching.

He vowed to eat his way through the 50 cubic feet (1.4 cubic metres) of salted, buttered popcorn in about eight hours, in time for the movie's premiere on Tuesday evening.

Conti, who runs marathons and is built like a wrestler, is no neophyte to nibbling, having won the world oyster-eating championship. His dream is to defeat Japan's Takeru Kobayashi in the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest on New York's Coney Island, regarded as the Super Bowl of competitive eating.

"This guy is completely genuine. He is taking every action he needs to make his dream a reality," the film's director, Chris Kenneally, said of Conti, who is from Massachusetts.

The documentary, "Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating," is part of the Tribeca Film Festival

Yahoo! News - Competitive eater sets popcorn challenge


Portadas de discos con imagenes de gatos

Crazy Japan... una coleccion de portadas de discos que tienen gatos.


el sitio esta en japones pero las ligas que vean abajo de content son para hombres y gatos, mujeres y gatos, gatos solos y gatos dibujados.



Garbage Pail Kids Card Profile *Series #4 Hi-Res*

Coleccion de Garbage Pail Kids. La galeria tiene version en alta o baja resolución.

Garbage Pail Kids Card Profile *Series #4 Hi-Res*


The Giant Gum Bubble Web Page

Una galeria de fotos de grandes bombas de chicle. Y tips para mas y mejores bombas

The Giant Gum Bubble Web Page


Japanese Cosplay!

No se que es mas triste, el hecho de que los japoneses se vistan con tanta dedicación como personajes animados...

o que me emocione tanto encontrarme a un Tao Pai Pai!!!!



Tuesday, May 04, 2004

BadAssMovieImages.Com - looking for a movie image?

Non Profit Online Museum for Hard to Find Movie Images. Ese es el titulo mas serio de la pagina. Pero BadASSMovieImages is what it is.


Sonny Chiba en StreetFighter

BadAssMovieImages.Com - looking for a movie image?


Design Observer: writings about design & culture: Michael McDonough's Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

Articulo en Design Observer de las 10 cosas que no te enseñan en la escuela de diseño.

The Architect’s Newspaper is my new favorite design publication. It’s a 16-page tabloid that comes out about twice a month. It’s literate and timely, a fast-paced collection of news, reviews and opinion from voices as various as Michael Sorkin, Peter Slatin and Craig Konyk, all beautifully designed (in two ruthlessly efficient colors) by Martin Perrin. And, best of all, it has a gossip column.

Last month, they published a piece by Michael McDonough, the accomplished New York-based architect, writer and teacher, called “The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School.” I read lots of these kinds of things (and even written a few myself), but I found McDonough’s not just entertaining but actually quite useful, and valid for nearly any kind of design discipline. He has graciously given us permission to reprint it here at Design Observer.

The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School
by Michael McDonough

1. Talent is one-third of the success equation.
2. 95 percent of any creative profession is shit work.
3. If everything is equally important, then nothing is very important
4. Don’t over-think a problem.
5. Start with what you know; then remove the unknowns.
6. Don’t forget your goal.
7. When you throw your weight around, you usually fall off balance.
8. The road to hell is paved with good intentions; or, no good deed goes unpunished.
9. It all comes down to output.
10. The rest of the world counts.

mi favorito siendo:

2. 95 percent of any creative profession is shit work.
Only 5 percent is actually, in some simplistic way, fun. In school that is what you focus on; it is 100 percent fun. Tick-tock. In real life, most of the time there is paper work, drafting boring stuff, fact-checking, negotiating, selling, collecting money, paying taxes, and so forth. If you don’t learn to love the boring, aggravating, and stupid parts of your profession and perform them with diligence and care, you will never succeed.

Design Observer: writings about design & culture: Michael McDonough's Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School


Monday, May 03, 2004

Yahoo! News - Sorry, This Brothel Needs an Apprentice...

y hablando de que:

2. 95 percent of any creative profession is shit work.

The German government's plans to levy fines on companies that fail to hire trainees will also be applied to legal German brothels, Der Spiegel news magazine reported Sunday.

Brothels failing to employ a certain number of apprentices will not be exempted from the financial penalties that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's government wants to introduce on all companies later this year, the magazine said.

The legislation drafted by the Social Democrats and their Greens coalition partners will fine companies that do not have one apprentice for every 15 workers.

Several members of the Greens party tried to allow an exemption for prostitutes but the Education Ministry responsible for the legislation blocked that, arguing it "would cause considerable difficulties," Der Spiegel said.

Yahoo! News - Sorry, This Brothel Needs an Apprentice...



Doug Larson
"What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living."

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