November 25th, 2004

Porsupah smile by Djinni

Turkish dairy squirting

Pic for the day, by Anklebones and TheWormwood. Absolutely not even remotely work-safe. ^_^

Canada no longer holds the record for milk squirting: "My technique is simple. I suck the milk into my nasal cavity, hold my nose, pull my left eyelid back with my finger, and squirt."

If you're not familiar with Greg the Bunny, DVD Times has a good review of the recent DVD release (of the Fox series only, not surprisingly - if anyone knows where to find the original shows, I'd love to hear!). And while looking around for other news on Ratatouille, I came across a rather.. um.. odd character one of the storyboard artists came up with, independently: Rocket Rabbit. Eep!

I want to play with one of these. ^_^ (Wonder if they're dog-safe?)

Not a very happy bunny (indeed, he's known to be a bear) is the chief economist at Morgan Stanley: "Roach sees a 30 percent chance of a slump soon and a 60 percent chance that 'we'll muddle through for a while and delay the eventual armageddon.' The chance we'll get through OK: one in 10. Maybe."

54% of the 1,574 adults questioned in an NSF survey on scientific literacy (36K two page PDF) knew that the Earth takes one year to orbit the Sun. In brighter news, 75% knew the Earth revolves around the Sun, rather than vice versa.

The AOL CD throne: "It contains 4000 CDs, weighs at least 150 pounds, barely fits through doors, and plugs into an electical outlet."

Did anyone happen to record the BBC series "Absolute Power", starring Stephen Fry and John Bird as heads of a PR agency? It seems to've travelled a lot, including TVNZ and BBC Canada, but as far as I can see, there's no video release, and no sign of a rerun.

From coongt, news of the Jones Soda Holiday Pack.

Woohoo! Prompted by the surprise arrival of a R1 copy of The Saddest Music in the World, I finally opened Ocelot up to see if there was any visible obstruction preventing the drive from spinning up. (The motor's fine, as evidenced by it sucking the disc in without trouble) And lo, a single hair around the spindle.. once back together, all was well once more.

Now this - the Schienenzeppelin ("Rail Zeppelin") - would've been fun to see in action: a train pushed by an open propeller. Though I'd have settled for a ride on this Japanese maglev, which set a record of 552kph (342mph), beating out the conventional record set by a French TGV, at a more stately 515kph.
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