- Bill Hicks - A comedian who tried to make people laugh, but usually ended up pissing them off, or drawing blank stares.Born in 1961, Hicks died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 32, just as he was peaking. His thoughts on advertising: "By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. No, this is not a joke: kill yourself . . . I know what the marketing people are thinking now too: 'Oh. He's going for that anti-marketing dollar. That's a good market.' Oh man, I am not doing that, you fucking evil scumbags." He's funny.
- Lego: a Machine for Living - Interesting article proposing a lego-like, modular system for building houses. It makes sense, too. Can a modular system give you more freedom than something that is totally custom (considering limited resources)?
- The Eye of Argon - Reputedly the worst science fiction story ever written. I concur. Check out this page to see if the story got any better when translated back and forth by a language translation system
- Just who WAS Dr. Strangelove, really? - "Strangelove is such a potent character - twisted, coldly rational, his mechanical arm likely to spring into a SEIG HEIL at the slightest provocation - that many people have speculated on who Strangelove might be 'based' on."
The Holy Filament
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