Monthly Archives: December 2004

The Geophysics of the Tsunami

The BBC has an excellent “animated guide” about the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster. (It’s a 200k Flash slide show.)

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Guy Walks into a Taberna…

A joke in a dead language. Even worse, it’s an original joke in a dead language, so I can’t blame it on anyone else. Continue reading

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Another Happy Hint from the Front

The Surgeon General advises that Beverages at Rooftop Hotel Bars may be Injurious to your Wallet. Continue reading

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News and the World

On 12/21 my brother flies to Colombo in Sri Lanka to set up house. On 12/26 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hits the region. As it happens, he’s not home that day, and is safe and sound. Continue reading

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Second Verse, Same as the First

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good site. Continue reading

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The Hills are Alive with a Mound of Boar Ribs

If you could put just one thing in Keira Knightley’s mouth, would it be barbecue pork ribs? You might be doing the girl a favor, you know. Continue reading

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Thin but Trim, and Not Particularly Fat

Keira Knightley is not fat. Let this guide your actions. If there are fat things about, they are probably not Keira Knightley. Continue reading

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Can’t Make This Shit Up Dept.

or, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Le Figaro reports that a French procureur, or district attorney, for the city of Bayonne is accused of using a stolen credit card from a female German colleague to pay for “feminine services” at a … Continue reading

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Keywords for Success

The young man takes it upon himself to save the world. Also. Continue reading

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Faint Praise, Fast Food

In which one of these things may or may not be like the others. Continue reading

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