We've all done it. But I was doing it before Twitter was invented. Not my privates but...you know.  
 
A teary Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized on Monday for having "inappropriate" telephone and email conversations with six women over three years, though he said he did not break any laws and would not step down...The New York lawmaker admitted he posted a photograph of his bulging crotch on Twitter, saying he had lied when he previously characterized the photograph as a prank.
Just what the title says!
Word sandwich
Posted by humandoing in fun & games 12 years ago
The object is to guess the mystery five letter word. Your guesses will float to the top if they are too “high” alphabetically, and they will float to the bottom if they are too “low” alphabetically.
Predict your own election! Use the interactive electoral college map to show how you think the election will turn out. Change states to democrat, republican, or neutral persuasions and see who the winner will be given that situation. Also shows voting results in map form from the 1789 election to the 2000 election.
Electoral Vote Count Predictor
Posted by FuzzyDave in gods 13 years ago
Using data gathered from various polls taken in all 50 states, this interactive chart shows the current status of the Electoral College vote (assuming the election were held today). Currently, John Kerry holds a commanding lead over George Bush, 332-195.
 
Bush or Kerry? The fate of the nation is now in your hands.  
 
President Forever is the most in-depth, intense presidential election game ever made. Using realistic electorate modeling techniques, an unprecedented number of options, the ability to plan complex strategies, detailed candidates, and sporting a futuristic interface, this is 2004 big time!  
 
This is kinda cool... You can run Kerry's or Bush's campaign in the free demo version.  
 
There's a Washington Post review here.
bumperstickers for thinkers
Posted by jones in shopping 14 years ago
these ain't yer grandma's bumperstickers.  
 
they're funnier, truer, and smarter.  
 
unless you've got a pretty cool grandma.
Alter Ego
Posted by sheff in fun & games 14 years ago
"What if you could live your life over again?"  
 
I have been playing this game all morning.  
 
You start off as a baby. You are presented with a wide variety of situations and asked a series of related questions. As you progress, the game tracks your intellectual, social, and emotional development (among other things).  
 
You can view your stats any time. As you pass major milestones in your life you get a detailed writeup of the person you are becoming.  
 
You will probably not finish the game in one sitting. Luckily you can come back any time and pick up where you left off.  
iloveplants.com
Posted by soulorcell in the "other" pile 14 years ago
This directory of "6,266 links in over 100 categories of plant and garden related items" has ten main categories: plants/seeds; products; general garden information (including such things as farmer's markets, mulching, and where to by beneficial bugs); events calendars; community gardens; catalogs; arboretums, botanical, and historical gardens; extension offices; master gardener programs; and associations and societies. On the home page, facts and growing tips about different fruits and vegetables are featured. Garden Zone gives plant hardiness information for the U.S. and Canada. Gardeners may share their thoughts in the Gardener's Journal. Free subscription to The Inside Dirt, a monthly e-mail newsletter, is available.  
Academic Life Isn't All That Hard - Why Would Anyone Need a Sabbatical  
 
 
I have four months off in the summer. Why would I need a sabbatical or a leave of absence? Coal miners, now they could use a sabbatical.  
 
The article is kinda funny, he basically has enough time to follow his scholarly pursuits because he avoids talking to anybody around him.  
 
 
Vote F*CKER
Posted by maximus in gods 14 years ago
Urban Outfitters has been selling a t-shirt that says “Voting is for Old People.” That shirt appeals to folks who distrust the establishment - but the way to protest the establishment is not to avoid voting, but to vote for change.  
 
The Vote, F*cker t-shirt is at least as inappropriate, nearly as ironic, and yet’t encourages participation. We think if people want to buy a political t-shirt, this is the one to buy.  
 
Less than 45% of young folks voted in the last presidential election.  
 
Less than 6% of the young people that do volunteer work, volunteer in political causes. Not very cool.  
How to Write Good
Posted by Mac in the biz 14 years ago
A long time ago, when I was just starting out, I had the good fortune to meet the great Willa Cather. With all the audacity of youth, I asked her what advice she would give the would-be-writer and she replied:  
 
"My advice to the would-be-writer is that he start slowly, writing short undemanding things, things such as telegrams, flip-books, crank letters, signature scarves, spot quizzes, capsule summaries, fortune cookies and errata. Then, when he feels he's ready, move up to the more challenging items such as mandates, objective correlatives, passion plays, pointless diatribes, minor classics, manifestos, mezzotints, oxymora, exposes, broadsides, and papal bulls.  
 
And above all, never forget that the pen is mightier than the plow-share. By this I mean that writing, all in all, is a hell of a lot more fun than farming. For one thing, writers seldom, if ever, have to get up at five o'clock in the morning and shovel manure. As far as I'm concerned, that gives them the edge right there."  
 
10 (well actually 9) brief lessons on How to Write Good
Welcome to the Stanford Prison Experiment web site, which features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.  
 
How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress. Please join me on a slide tour of describing this experiment and uncovering what it tells us about the nature of Human Nature.
CBS apologized on Sunday for an unexpectedly R-rated end to its Super Bowl halftime show, when singer Justin Timberlake tore off part of Janet Jackson's top, exposing her breast.  
 
offending image 1 | 2 | animated gif | computer genereated reenactment  
 
This stunning article about Abe Lincoln will make you wonder if anything we have been taught is even remotely true.  
 
Apparently what we think about the Civil War, is not.  
 
This one is a must read.