|what's the buzz||
Article of the Moment
This guy makes beekeeping sound pretty dang cool.
Definitions of the Moment
SCIENCE: A way of finding things out and then making them work. Science explains what is happening around us the whole time. So does RELIGION, but science is better because it comes up with more understandable excuses when it's wrong. There is a lot more Science than you think.
from A Scientific Encyclopedia
for the Inquiring Young Nome
by Angalo de Haberdasheri
--Terry Pratchett, "Wings", third of the Bromeliad Trilogy. Geared as children's literature but a very good read, especially the first one "Truckers".
Quote of the Moment
"Every player who excels in the college game has a modicum of bloodlust; as Bill Parcells once noted, football isn't a game for well-adjusted adults."
--Brendan I. Koerner in this older Slate piece on Why some NFL players are meaner than others. And with that, the Patriots record-breaking, absolutely historic winning streak came to an end...
Link of the Moment
You probably have to be geeky to get this but this Slashdot link comparing Linux Gentoo users to "Ricers" really amused me...because I tend to see computers as more-or-less appliances, at least as far as the hardware and OS goes, I'm amused by people who go nuts trying to tweak their systems. ("Ricers" is a disparaging term for guys who take Japanese cars and tweak them for "better performance"...the most obvious sign of Ricers are super big rear spoilers and those giant exhaust pipes)
Video of the Moment
Welcome to November!
Video of the Moment
This is how the world ends / This is how the world ends / This is how the world ends / Not with a bang but a flash video. Ok, maybe some bangs in there too. (It sounds a bit like Mario Twins, not sure if its the same guys or not.)
Gamer Link of the Moment
I found this making of (the Xbox game) Halo article reprinted from the UK "Edge" magaine was a decent read, though I'm yet to really have played the game.
|no vim, brrrr||
Another month has arrived. Time goes by quickly, on the other hand events at the start of October seema long long way away; I wasn't even doing intraday updates of kisrael.com.
Mixed Metaphor of the Moment
"I broke your pomegranate cherry?"
--CJP mixes a metaphor, 2002.10.30. Indeed, I had never had a pomegranate before. What an odd, alien-seeming fruit, where you scoop out the red seeds from their white nesting lattice and then chew their covering.
Game Geek Link of the Moment
It's the GameSpy Grudge Match. This week: Mega Man vs. Bomberman. Their archive and writing is decent, though probably not as sharp as the original WWWF Grudgematch...its set of past matches is worth skimming through, from "Gary Coleman vs. Webster" to "Bill the Cat vs. Odie".
|where no whiny teen has gone before||
Link of the Moment
Somehow I missed the Wil Wheaton Responds To Your Questions when it first came out on slashdot, but John was talking about. He got an early big break in "Stand By Me" and he also played Wesley on Star Trek: The Next Generation. (He was kind of the Barney the Dinosaur of the show, the character it was cool for everyone to hate.) Interestingly, he's become a fairly mainstream geek, albeit one who can act. He runs his own website and takes everything in good humor, as long as you don't think an abundance of "I was with your mother last night" jokes eliminates the possiblity of "good" humor.
Funny of the Moment
I've seen news reports that the PO is going to irradiate the mail with gamma rays. Gamma rays and microwaves are so completely different that I can easily believe that one would work, but not the other. Microwaves are actually radio waves, which are much, much lower on the electromagnetic spectrum than gamma rays."HULK DELIVER THROUGH SLEET!
HULK DELIVER THROUGH RAIN!
HULK SMASH GLOOM OF NIGHT!!!!"
--David Carson and TomR@Fred.Net on alt.humor.best-of-usenet
Flash Movie of the Moment
The Screener is a minimalist flash movie, four brief episodes. Not screamingly funny but with a quirky appeal. (via cruel site of the day)
|KHftCEA 2000-11.1 November|
I am so sick of hearing about this election, especially since such a dumbkof like W has a chance of winning. Is he even that likable?
Got a note from Lee, now safely in Phoenix. Said the midwest was scary, especially Oklahoma, so I said that we should tell 'em if they don't get a clue they have to give their goddamn musical back.