September 17th, 2006

VW Rabbit

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A new Flash animation from Cerberus, responsible for De la Terre à la Lune the other week: Raiders of the Trash, starring a positively heroic rackety-coon.

Tabblo's yet another in the very long line of image hosts - but here, they seem to be wanting to do something like Flickr, but better. Worth a peek. (Left is one particularly beautiful shot of the NYC Apple Store, from the floor, looking up through the glass cube into the cityscape)

Bunny pic for the day, easily this by Kiwaku, noticed by mycroftb. The serene affection is quite beautiful, ne? (Pretty much worksafe; includes bunny buns) And this roo playing a tiger is just fun.

And here, presumably by popular demand.. is an iPod case based on that photo. ^_^; ("There are no words to describe it. And you know why.")

I like shiny. I like the latest iPod TV spot. Not the usual silhouettes - here, they're showing off the new colors. So pretty.. I just wish it were a full-length music video.

A few data nuggets in this Second Life story, "The average Second Life user spends 40 hours a month in the virtual world, Rosedale said. Half of all members live outside the United States. About 43 percent are women. The median user age is 32."

The trailer for "Another Gay Movie". ^_^

Wondered why the rebuilding of Iraq was such a success?

"To pass muster with O'Beirne, a political appointee who screens prospective political appointees for Defense Department posts, applicants didn't need to be experts in the Middle East or in post-conflict reconstruction. What seemed most important was loyalty to the Bush administration.

O'Beirne's staff posed blunt questions to some candidates about domestic politics: Did you vote for George W. Bush in 2000? Do you support the way the president is fighting the war on terror? Two people who sought jobs with the U.S. occupation authority said they were even asked their views on Roe v. Wade.

Many of those chosen by O'Beirne's office to work for the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ran Iraq's government from April 2003 to June 2004, lacked vital skills and experience. A 24-year-old who had never worked in finance -- but had applied for a White House job -- was sent to reopen Baghdad's stock exchange. The daughter of a prominent neoconservative commentator and a recent graduate from an evangelical university for home-schooled children were tapped to manage Iraq's $13 billion budget, even though they didn't have a background in accounting."

And why not? Magnetic bullet holes for your car.

And it's official: the European Wii launch will be on Dec 8, retailing for £179 or 249€, including Wii Sports. Or you may prefer one for US$249 or CDN$279 on Nov 19, or 25,000¥ on Dec 2.

And prize for Husky Expression of the Year goes to..