April 25th, 2005


Dig It

From the mammoth to the minuscule:

Cavers Smash World Depth Record: The nine-strong group travelled 2,080m (6,822ft) underground, passing the elusive 2,000m mark at Krubera, the world's deepest known cave. Crazy stuff...my hat's off to them.

Fierce Ants Build 'Torture Rack': A fierce species of Amazonian ant has been seen building elaborate traps on which hapless prey are stretched like medieval torture victims, before being slowly hacked to pieces. Even crazier stuff...well worth the read.
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    Breeders - Flipside/I Just Wanna Get Along
Use Your Brain

Expand Your Mind

A tough one, it seems, but, as usual, it was mostly just sneaky. Congrats to wesa and swanwhite (and to siggirl45 who was on the right track) who noticed that Art wouldn't have known the safe was pried open, if he'd gone after the thief immediately, like he claims, since that means he hadn't gone in the basement.

Well, it's Monday morning, and work is undoubtedly annoying you...how about a mind-break, eh?
Mrs. Shady is lying dead on a bed, and on the floor beside it is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental in her death, yet there is no trace of blood. Mrs. Shady's body reveals no signs of any cuts or bruises. How could she have been murdered with the pair of scissors?

Slight Edit: Mrs. Shady is not in the hospital, nor in poor health.
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    Rush - The Rhythm Method


Funny, I'm surprised it took this long for someone to make a porn version of a Russ Meyer flick, but there ya go. Probably took so long because, let's face it, Russ Meyer's films were almost porn already.

I'm sure the makers' hearts (or other organs) were in the right place, but Faster Pussycat! Fuck! Fuck! just looks goofy. And, come on, Summer Cummings is no Tura Satana.

On a fun note, though, they got Kitten Natividad to appear in it...so, there's one more connection to Russ.

And, for the morons out there, that link isn't even close to being work-safe. Duh.
The Mask (Laughing)

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"Felix, as far as you know, have I ever lied to you?"
"Well, I have...once or twice. About nothing that was too important. But now, the fact that I have admitted that I have, on occasion, lied to you, should convince you that I'm a fairly honest man...and, when it comes to the crunch, that I can handle myself with an acceptable degree of integrity. Now, do you agree?"
"I'm gonna give it to you straight, old friend."
"You think I'm crazy...?"
"That's a little straighter than I intended."
-- S.O.B.

I love this flick.
Smackdown (Anger)

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OK, dammit. I really have tried to stay away from political stuff, but this is just fuckin' too much.

Time Magazine reports that the White House has pulled Kerry supporters out of the IATC. That's the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission, a group that only meets three times a year to discuss things like telecommunications standards and spectrum regulations. Not exactly a political arena...but, apparently, Dubya has stooped so low that he's just outright and OPENLY bumping those that supported his opponent in the last election. Hell, they've admitted it.

This is not a political matter. This is an meeting of industry experts for telecommunication issues. Explain to me how this is any kind of party situation, and how this manoeuvre is ethical in any way.

You'd think someone with an approval rating that is hovering around 45% would be, at the very least, a little more subtle about the stupid things he does. But openly? That's just showing a contempt for the country you "run". Well, one good thing, in my opinion: the more he does like this, the more the American public will realize what a whack-job he is, and maybe we can start to make a change.