Rants and Raves
The purpose of this section is to provide a repository for
rants and raves, interesting essays, and anything else we find interesting.
There are a number of mechanical devices that
increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the
You know "that look" women
get when they want sex?
- Mind-boggling anamorphic
pavement drawings by British artist Julian Beever. Keep in mind that
these are drawn
with colored chalk--to be washed away by the first rain.
- The famous photograph from the
Marciano-Walcott fight lives again. (23Sept1952)
- Enfeebling America: a wonderful essay on the wuss-ification of America, by George
- An illusion of motion.
- There's something very strange about this
picture taken in a friend's bathroom.
if you think you
see the anomaly.
- My official certificate
from the Word Police Academy. My motto: "I have a web site...and I
know how to use it."
- Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" has
generated a controversy about the facts and meaning of the life of Jesus. Not
long ago, an additional text was discovered in an ancient linen backpack found
in a cave outside Jerusalem contained parchment containing the musings
of one Debbie of
Rule of Terror A description of life under Sadaam Hussein, by Kenneth
Rock's Error: What the co-inventor of the Pill didn't know about
menstruation can endanger women's health. (New Yorker, March 2000)
- Here's a related
article entitled Farewell to ‘Aunt Flo’ (Newsweek, Feb2002)
- Email addresses on web pages are a prime target of
spammers. Learn how to form email address
in your web pages so that they are invisible to web crawlers and spambots.
Within three months of implementing this technique, my spam dropped by 80
- Flash! ReplayTV (not Tivo) Owns
Key DVR Patents.
- The way TV news
ought to be (requires RealPlayer).
- If Lincoln had used PowerPoint
to write the Gettysburg Address.
- Lincoln's letter
to Mrs. Bixby.
- In the History
of Gynecology, a Surprising Chapter. To say the least!
- Email Etiquette How not
to abuse email in ways you weren't even aware of.
It Must Be the Guns An essay
about the relationship between guns and youth violence.
Ideas Need Love, Too! A
wonderful essay on learning by Alan Kay.
Vehicles Feeling guilty
that you don't own one of those new electric cars? HA!
Men Had Periods Why
do women have to talk like this?
Ryan's Mother No commentary
Really Was Wrong with Mars Pathfinder
This one is rated CG-13 -- there are some mildly technical parts
(so people over 13 might require Child Guidance) but they aren't
necessary to an understanding of the article.
- About Dogs Great quotations about dogs.
- Do You Know
Where (or Who) Your Kids Are? This
will make you feel very old.
Vanilla Ice Cream Problem Even
insane-looking problems are sometimes real.
- An "Anti-shopping"
Trip There must be a
clinical name for this form of depravity....
- A Cultural
Threat to Boys Now that
girls are getting attention, what about the boys?
(Update 4/24/2002: NOW today
announced that "Take Your Daughters to Work Day"
has been changed to "Take Your Children to Work Day."
Jenkins Goes to Washington This
is a first-person narrative of how, in the political aftermath
of the Littleton, CO murders, a mild mannered MIT Professor was
called before Congress to testify about "selling violence
to our children,'' and what it is like to testify.
Really Can't Go Home Again U.S.
Blacks get a chilly reception when returning to their ancestral
African home land.
- Did you know that the fear of failure
is named Atychiphobia? You would if you knew about the
exhaustive list of phobias.
of the Fittest (M&M) How
one person helps the Mars Candy Company keep the gene pool of
its M&M strong.
- Malibu Barbie. A man digs things out of his back yard and sends
them to the Smithsonian Institute for analysis. Heres a
letter of reply from the Smithsonian Institute.