Way back when: Hawthorne's story The Scarlet Letter depicted Hester Prynne, convicted of adultery, wearing a Scarlet-colored letter A to make public her sin. Things change. Now we go in for logos. A
S/M writer: Laura Reese This author has found a niche. She combines the detective story with S/M. Sample from her latest proided here.
A Short History of the Basque CountryArchaeological and ethnographic findings indicate that Basque man evolved from Cro-Magnon man in this area over a period dating from about 40,000 years ago until distinct features were acquired approximately 7,000 years ago. Two thousand years later the sheep, not native to these lands, was introduced and horse and cattle farming came into being, as shown by Adolf Staffe. These circumstances made it necessary for the people to travel periodically and cultural contacts were thus made.
Bumper Statements yep. choose a category and check out bumper stickers for that group...of couse I love America etc is big now. How about: Honk if you Love Bin Laden? Should get your car some interest.
The Hero Machine construct your own hero or heroine, cloth your hero etc Everyone needs a hero so whynot make your own?
WinMX - The best way to share your media Napster-lie and easy to use, is the claim made for this free stuff. I have no taech background and can not comment.
Internet ranges in new domainsNew names .biz - businesses .name - individuals .museum - museums .pro - professionals .aero - aviation .coop - cooperatives .info - general information
Scientists On Four Continents Linking To Data Grid technical and scientific globalization. We are the world.
Provocative Prescriptions this tells where they get those crazy names from that make a flacid guy , well, not so.
WorstJob.com (who's got the worst job?)via Cool site of the Day....would your job make a good showing at this site?
Toaph's Interest in the Urban Primitive Movement What happened to that nice polite young boy? Here he is!
Air Force Link Gallery American Air Force. Many photos of various bombers, fighter, choppers etc. Your tax bucks at work
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sometime in the 19th century, a fat woman died and her body changed almost entirely into soap. It may sound like an urban legend, but researchers are serious. On Thursday, they performed a CT scan on the woman's mummified body hoping to learn more about the process that turns some corpses into a waxy, soap-like substance called adipocere. The body, dubbed ``Soap Lady,'' has been on display for more than a century at the Mutter Museum, a former haven for medical students but now a Philadelphia tourist attraction featuring thousands of medical oddities. : 'Soap Lady'
The Foundation For a Better Life if you are not overly jaded, cynical and burnt out from the current news, this site will gladden your hearts with some Positive views and stories.
MP3.com - America's Resolve send greeting with the tune you select (patriotic) and while at it, give to Red Cross.
j k a i m a n . c o m J Kaiman.com. Infographics. Recently mentioned in NY Times,which noted too the usefulness of blogs, this site has photos of WTC.
Online, Artists Ask 'Why'? frum for artists to express through their art feelings about the terror attacks.
The Seychelles from what I have seen of this far-off set of islands, a place of magic, beauty,romance.
Playmates Why does Playboy give some pics of women each of whom represents a month and they begin with November? Is there something we should know about October that we are not being told?
Watching How the Brain Works as It Weighs a Moral Dilemma science helps to explain culture. Via NY Timeseg req'd.
Chasing After Conrad's Secret Agent - It's the archetypal novel about terrorists. And everyone's getting it wrong. by Judith Shulevitz a corrective to what the writer perceives as misreadings of this Conrad novel. As I recall the plot is based on events that did take place.
Arthur Schlesinger:The Last Liberal what I like about this book review is all the historical background you are given.
anonymomma.com - in the beginning there was a bag & a blonde if you figure what this is all about please let me know.
NextDraft a plug for a newsletter that has lively news with a much-needed dose of humor. And no. I have no connection to this newsletter.
These photographs, along with his notebooks and writings, illuminate the rare vision of an intensely private man who, as a writer and photographer, was able to reveal the lives of others with striking sensitivity. Included here are selections from Gedney's finished prints, work prints, contact sheets, notes, notebooks, handmade photographic books, book dummies, and correspondence William Gedney Photographs and Writings via Duke University Special Collections.
Iraq history, culture, people, archeology, Islam, mythology, current events, oppression of modern day Iraq and more
Children's Songs singalong (parents need permission from the kids) with music. A number of bible-oriented numbers but then there are the others, including---Hokey Pokey. If you don't have a kid, rent one or just sing while no one is around.
Shattered 9/11/2001 photo gallery of WTC, via Time Magazine. Conrad, The Heart of Darkness--"the horror! the horror!"
Where are they now file the girl next door (not next to where I live), Barbie Benton, long-time lovemate of Hugh Playboy Heffner in a number of poses. Some of which are but covers to the Playboy Magazine. And some that you should not view at work.
- Under Biology's HoodFrom the man who gave us the automated DNA sequencer comes a whole new approach to the study of life
corporate aviation security trainingAir Security provides customized training for Flight Crew, Cabin Crew, Flight Department personnel, passengers and company security personnel. Participants learn the theory and application of Air Security International’s proven concept of preventive behavior techniques for international flight operations. In the course of this training participants will learn what preventive measures flight operations, crew, passengers and security personnel can take to reduce their risk from such crimes as kidnapping, sabotage, extortion, harassment, illegal trafficking and acts of terrorism.
Joe Queenan's Contrition Web Page if you don't know this guy's writing, you should and you will be delighted by his wit.
Bit by Bit, Ancient Society Reemerges on Island Off Ventura County Coast California. Perhaps they were surfers.
Junger & the Taliban Junger is the author of The Perfect Storm. Here a lok at Massound, opposition leader assassinated just before WTC attack.
chick is missing some body parts she is described as a "leggy" Australian super model but supporting evidence lacking.
Witnesses of an age: the residents of Leningrad from the 20s to the 80s. Great photos. But don't cl;ick. Just sit back and the pics change for you.
No one exploits American fears of, and unconscious longing for, catastrophe more expertly than the concept-thriller writer Tom Clancy, said to be the highest-paid author in the world (his recent two-book deal is worth a reported $45m). Clancy is a cultural phenomenon: arguably the most popular novelist on earth, with more than 30 million of his books in print, an unreconstructed Republican hawk and a close friend of the Reagan family and Oliver North. "If you don't like driving a tank, there's something wrong with you," Clancy once said. His work is saturated with research and hard detail; his descriptions of nuclear submarines and fighter jets have a startling authenticity - the boffin porn of the teenage defence electronics fanatic. "A lot of what I know about warfare I learnt from reading Tom," said Colin Powell, the US secretary of state and former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Tom Clancy
DefenseLINK - Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense links to various departments and activities.
Television Can Enhance Children's Intellectual Development, Study Finds Get your kid off the computer and let him watch Jerry Springer.
KABUL (Voice of Sharia) -- Citing worldwide reaction to last week's terrorist attacks, multi-national terror network Al Qaeda announced Thursday that it would lay off 5,000 or more holy warriors. The "holy war" concern said the move was necessary because of an expected 20 percent fatwah reduction and the cost and complexity of thwarting new airport and immigration security procedures, according to a statement broadcast on Afghanistan's Voice of Sharia radio. [more]
Today in History: September 24. F. Scott Fitzgerald His novel The Great Gatsby has much to tell us still.
Anita Blonde With Girlfriend Definitely not for the workplace. Why are guys so attracted to lesbian sex? I have yet to get a convining answer.
Robert Hayden An amazingly gifted poet. He was one of the most gentle people I had ever met, and yet his poetry is very "masculine." Read a poem given in the links and you will see what I mean.
Science fiction came true this week." That remark wasn't made by some professional reader of the culture's tea leaves, but by George Robertson, the secretary general of NATO. When a globalist commander falls back on a genre to describe reality, you know the triumph of entertainment is complete. It used to be the Bible that got quoted in moments of enormity—and to some extent it still is, as all the prayer vigils held last week attest. But these days even the Almighty bows before pop culture's clout. In an unfathomable event, we turn to entertainment, and from the inventory of its words and images, we assemble meaning. [more]
A Romantic Natural History A website designed to survey the relationships between literary works and natural history in the century before Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859
More than 100 years ago, Friedrich Nietzsche observed the gradual turning inward of the German population, away from an open neighborliness. He noted in Human, All Too Human that the clearest sign of this increasing social alienation was that people say "ironic things to the other, but neither of the two feel the other's irony." This sort of keen insight into daily life can reveal larger changes in the culture. Though the social worlds of latter-day Germany and present-day America are disparate, there are similarities, at least when it comes to the way a nation's culture helps to create an inward turn in the lives of its citizens [more]
God Bless America My country--right or wrong. When it is right, I will cheer like hell. When it is wrong, I will let them know as loud as I can. And that is waht democracy is or should be all about.
Afghanistan Culture looks like a fun place for a honeymoon. Bet accomodations will be plentiful and inexpensive by next week.
What a lady my grandmother saw this glorious woman when coming here to escape the oppression of the old world.
Irving Berlin once said that, "a patriotic song is an emotion and you must not embarrass an audience with it, or they will hate your guts." This philosophy made him one of America's most outstanding writers of patriotic songs from World War I through World War II. Irving Berlin
Ganapati or Genesha, the Lord of Categories: All that can be counted or comprehended is a category (gana). The principle of all the classifications through which the relations between different orders of things, between the macrocosm and the microcosm, can be understood is called the lord-of-categories (Ganapati). Ganesha Home Page
National Security Agency What with so many cut-backs in employment, this place may well be doing a lot of hiring soon.
Caprice Bourret too good to share at the workplace. And not appropirate, unless you want unemployment compensation.
The Weekly Bitch but it is not what it usally is--light, fun. Instead a focus upon the terrorist attack on America.
Hunting down mainland Chinese mistresses becoming lucrative trade in Hong Kong It's a living and beats working the counter at McDonald's.
Jane's Video Gallery Helpfully presented in alphabetical order! Watch brief videos to see what the world's makers of arms brings to our Civilization. RealPlayer needed.
Note: tomorrow I will be posting URLs that are concerned with the attack upon the United States. These sites are mostly about locating people, survivors etc.
Gogo4u.com Pakistan fun page (?). Not sure what the heck this about but click on pics for lots of laughs.
Marcel Proust I tried twice to read the entire work (Le Temps retrouve) and failed. I finally began and found it nearly impossible to stop. I finished it and it was truly a remarkable experience.
pocketpig.com - a daily dose of delectable drawings Sabrina uses her sony clie to draw her daily etas. A tough job but someone has to do it.
Italian Holidays, Festivals and Street Parties... easy to use site. Just enter dates and areas and you get listing of fun events in Italy!
Thee are least three, but to my way of thinking more, great reads in the Science section of the New York Times for 9/18. You need of course the free registration--FREE--to access the great links hereNy Times Science Section
A British scientist has gone back to the drawing board to make computers that can cope with the internet age. Web without the waiting
The Vocabula Review - September 2001 - Table of Contents for those in love with language (English), here is a great spot.
Iskip.com site for the latest aerobic fad--skipping. It is fun. It works. It makes you feel great and lose weight. But sure is tough on shoes.
About the Glass Armonica not a misprint: Armonica and not harmonica. And glass. A history of the darned thing.
Welcome to Frogpool - Austria´s 1st Online Frog Museum Hard to imagine a second one wanting to compete.
Lemon Aid Used to be you bought a lemon of a car you [plainted a lemon on it and drove it up and down in front of the dealer. Then some states passed "lemon laws," helping those taken in by shifty dealers. With the Internet, you can call attention tow whatever mistreatment you feel you have been subjected to. Here is a site that attempts to point to the many inadequacies of a hospital!
Free Career, Personality, Soulmate, and Color Test you are given 12 colors. Yo pick your favorite. Then you learn which career(s) are appropriate for you!
An interdisciplinary group of scientists argues that we know behavior is crucial to health--and it's time health research and interventions reflected that. Stop ignoring the data
POLLSTAR - The Concert Hotwire [Home - Last Updated 5:34 Fri, 14 September 2001] tracks favorite music groups as they tour and now listing cancellations because of terror attacks.
Note to readers: in light of the tragic events unfolding in America, I am cutting back on postings at this site in order that I might spend more time at www.bushwacker.blogspot.com, where I feel I should be making what materials I can find available for readers there. I will,though, continue to post here but not with the same quantity. But enough to keep you busy.
book review a number of books reviewed here on drugs and the state. Is there any way we can halt a large part of this trade?
Christian Mondin - Fotógrafo: babe Syssiphus had to roll asomething or other uphill too. But I prefer the job done by this young lady. Not for the workplace.
David Hume (1711-76). a quick and easy guide to this important thinker/writer. His prose noted for its elegance.
Ben Shephard's A War of Nerves: Soldiers and Psychiatrists in the Twentieth Century traces the evolution of wartime neuroses from the puzzling appearance of "shell shock" in the winter of 1914-15 through the "post-traumatic stress disorder" of the Vietnam War's aftermath, and, more recently, to "Gulf War syndrome." Midway through his engrossing narrative, one especially evocative statement appears: "Every man has his breaking point and these, in the fulfillment of their duties as soldiers, were forced beyond the limits of human endurance." When the Mind Sounds Retreat Good book review.
By 1952 Les Paul was not only the most popular guitar player in America, he was also a leading innovator in guitar and electronics design. The Les Paul Story
jazz history @ harlem.org: a great day in harlem Explore jazz through one extroadinary photograph. Don't miss this one.
Picture Index: People Pictures of classical figures (Roman) based on coins and busts, and arranged alphabetically.
RatingZone - Your source for personalized entertainment recommendations! tell this site your preferences in various media and it will give you ideas for others that match your tastes.
"The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen Book of the year. Or at least one of the most talked about (hyped) books of the year. Review.
Just plain SEX or info for the young about what is ok and what is not and the answers they need that too often they are denied.
Indecent Images images from "provacative" pre-Raphaelite paintings that censors and other "moral" people did not want you to see. Includes commentary.
Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov a great Russian poet. But his early novel, A Hero of Our Time, is perhaps what he is best known for and will be remembered by. This work (and others) available on-line, throlugh links here. Also links to other sites.
Slam down those dishes and scream "I QUIT!" Working for the Man. Tips on jobs and careers. What to do and not to do.
Widowers peakMenlive longer. Often lonely widowers. Yates said it years ago: An old man is but a patry thing. A hat upon a stick (scarecrow) unless soul clap hands. For many, no sould that is uplifted.
Evolutionary Psychology hot area of evolutionary studies, growing out of Sociobiology. Is genetics all in the mind?
Plato's Republic 'best philosophical work ever' Darwin's Origin a close 3rd for most important works on human condition.
"I'm not a black man singing white man music, I am an American singing American music. I worked out those problem years ago, and everybody else will have to work their way out of it too." Charlie Pride, Mississippi musician
Shroud of turin - burial cloth of Jesus? a seemingly unbiased review of testing of the shroud for authenticity.
'Empire': A User's Guide, Deconstructing the New World Order, by Charles Mudede and Nicolas Veroli (08/16/01) This is regarded as an important book. I have posted this review on my other blog, Bushwacker, but I am also posting it here. The book itself is written in a turgid academic style and is difficult to read, but the review here sums up the salient points of the work on Globalization, how it came into being, what it means, and where it may be going, and how it will affect nations and individuals.
New Deal: Rediscovering America I am a photographer hired by a democratic government to take pictures of its land and its people. The idea is to show New York to Texans and Texas to New York. --Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration photographer, U.S. Camera One, 1941
Leonardo da Vinci brief bio and some 5 painting that can be clicked on,with a few that enlarge to full page.
Pitcairn's History Details the history about The Mutiny of the ship Bounty and the settling of Pitaciarn Island.