Not for all tastes! And not for office 3 birds via: lesby.erostrefa.pl

Raymond likes this photo. So too Unablogger. And add me to the growing list.

Automatic Treasure Machine I love this! From British Museum. Each time you open, there is something new -- with illustrations, text and audio.
An England fan dressed as Spider-Man has climbed Blackpool Tower to pay his tribute to the team's success in the World Cup.
Ursula Andress, from first James Bond film, via retrospice

drew barrymore
5 articles 'We Should Have' Known, Goss Says of 9/11 Summary: Congressional intelligence committee members were hearing from staff rather than witnesses Wednesday one day after the nation's cybersecurity chief revealed that fear of criticism was a real barrier to effectiveness in government counter- terrorism circles. Richard A. Clarke testified Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers rallied about 100 family members of Sept. 11 victims to demand an independent commission to investigate intelligence failures. Delving into whether the Sept. 11 attacks could have been averted, the congressional intelligence committees focused Wednesday on previous terrorist incidents with al-Qaida connections. In a closed-door briefing, staff of the joint House-Senate intelligence inquiry detailed a history of terrorist acts, touching on a purported plot in 1995 to dive-bomb a jetliner into CIA headquarters. , co- chairman of the joint congressional panel examining the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies, has come to some bold conclusions about the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counterterrorism expert Clarke underwent almost five hours of questioning Tuesday as the leadoff witness in the secret congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks. Lawmakers said Clarke, whose experience fighting terror goes back to the President Reagan administration
glossary of poetic terms found in Robot Wisdom.

Potemkine (Potemkin) if you can't read the French it doesn't much matter. The pictures are nice.

Web design 'causes confusion' A gap between how web designers and ordinary surfers think is causing frustration on the net.
Look at me! gallery of found photos, via moderna.org, found in CoudelPartners.com

DEFENESTRATION a site-specific sculpture

today's papers Slate Magazine.


from art show: Working Class Hero found in Artnet.com

Archaeologists find Silk Road equal. Dig shows extensive Roman sea trade with India
African droughts "triggered by Western pollution" Emissions from power plants and factories in the US and Europe may have sparked severe droughts south of the Sahara
Ben's Court a very nice moving piece about a guy named Ben, via The New Yorker.

jennifer tilly & gina gershon

movie gallery: 100 movie postersfrom artofthemovies.com, found in Coudal partners.
the Granger project A research project begun in 1993 based on an independently held collection of private expedition diaries, letters, photographs, and memorabilia left by American paleontologist Walter Granger (1872-1941) and his wife Anna Granger (1874-1952).

Israel captures 10 bombs at Arafat security command The bombs were found in the West Bank city of Ramallah, in the headquarters of the Force 17 praetorian guard headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Notes from the road lots of travel. Lots of notes. Lots of places. And you can join.

again, thanks, Tim
via: fhmus
Interested in conspiracy theories? see Serendipity
Need some laughs? tryNational Lampoon
terrorism: the truth is out there Strategy Studies: and there is good and bad news.
susan sarandon via retrospice

Not for office Sean's Madi Gras pictures thumbnail gallery
Gabriel García Márquez and magical realism. Many resources.
science projects The question comes like clockwork each year: "What can I do for my science project?" While the library has scads of books about do-it-yourself science experiments, you might find the perfect project without leaving your house. The Internet is a great resource for science-related activities, and with the following tips you could create the contest winner.

the future of text “These weren’t meant to be products,” says Anne Balsalmo, the project manager for XFR, “or things that are going to show up in your house someday. Instead it’s meant to help us think about how reading may change in the future, and how there may even be a new literacy that comes with new reading devices.” Experiments in the future of reading: web page
return to Point Pleasant Mothman, again.
via: montanaz
Not for Office! montanaz.com
Reflections on Stephen Wolfram's "A New Kind of Science" In his remarkable new book, Stephen Wolfram asserts that cellular automata operations underlie much of the real world. He even asserts that the entire Universe itself is a big cellular-automaton computer. But Ray Kurzweil challenges the ability of these ideas to fully explain the complexities of life, intelligence, and physical phenomena.

'Strike First' to Become Formal U.S. Policy Summary: The Bush administration is drawing up a document laying out a strategy of striking first to prevent nuclear, chemical or biological attacks, officials said on Monday, as authorities captured an Al Qaeda operative planning to attack the United States with a dirty bomb. Bush said such a strategy was needed to counter terrorists and tyrants -- a phrase that appeared to encompass groups like al Qaeda as well as countries like Iraq, Iraq and North Korea, which Bush accuses of seeking weapons of mass destruction. But there is general agreement that adopting a preemption doctrine would be a radical shift from the half - century - old policies of deterrence and containment that were built around the notion that an adversary would not attack the United States because it would provoke a certain, overwhelming retaliatory strike. 4 articles on this topic.
In a Snob-Free Zone found in Arts&Letters Daily. Has also appeared elsewhere.
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