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Heheh. I know the Google Maps Mania guy. And yes, he is a Canadian.

Earth to Google... | Earth to Google... | | CNET

With workplace survillance on the rise, cubicle inhabitants have been forced to find more wholesome sites to surf than they might otherwise. Even some non-porn sites--namely eBay and ESPN--have long ago been on the nix lists of systems administrators. But one G-rated site is quickly becoming the time-wasting site of choice for many bored workers, if their blogs are any indication: Google maps. What next, a site devoted to knitting?

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is preparing his long-awaited direct-to-DVD movie based on the exploits of his cartoon clan for a Sept. 27 release.

"It's been an enormous undertaking to juggle this with doing 35 new episodes of the show, but we think it turned out great," MacFarlane said of the film, his first full-length feature, and the first direct-to-video ever made off a television franchise.

The 83-minute, unrated "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" ($29.98) is based on the animated series MacFarlane created for Fox Television in the late 1990s. The irreverent series, aimed at adults rather than kids, went on the air in early 1999 and was canceled in 2003, only to be resurrected last month after an overwhelming demand for the show on DVD.

Fox preps 'Family Guy' movie for Sept. 27 DVD bow - Yahoo! News

  Cewl 1950s trailer plans

Neat. Make your own trailer.

Teardrop trailers are camping trailers that were popular from the '30s to the '50s. They typically sleep two inside, and have a galley under a rear hatch. From there, the possibilities are endless. Thousands of home builders and a dozen commercial builders have come up with a myriad of modifications and customizations. Fat fenders, skinny fenders, pop-up roofs, walk-in kitchens, windows, doors, you name it. There can be fifty teardrops at a gathering, and no two are alike.


When Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution through natural selection 143 years ago, the scientists of the day argued over it fiercely, but the massing evidence from paleontology, genetics, zoology, molecular biology and other fields gradually established evolution's truth beyond reasonable doubt. Today that battle has been won everywhere--except in the public imagination.

Embarrassingly, in the 21st century, in the most scientifically advanced nation the world has ever known, creationists can still persuade politicians, judges and ordinary citizens that evolution is a flawed, poorly supported fantasy. They lobby for creationist ideas such as "intelligent design" to be taught as alternatives to evolution in science classrooms. As this article goes to press, the Ohio Board of Education is debating whether to mandate such a change. Some antievolutionists, such as Philip E. Johnson, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Darwin on Trial, admit that they intend for intelligent-design theory to serve as a "wedge" for reopening science classrooms to discussions of God.

Besieged teachers and others may increasingly find themselves on the spot to defend evolution and refute creationism. The arguments that creationists use are typically specious and based on misunderstandings of (or outright lies about) evolution, but the number and diversity of the objections can put even well-informed people at a disadvantage.

To help with answering them, the following list rebuts some of the most common "scientific" arguments raised against evolution. It also directs readers to further sources for information and explains why creation science has no place in the classroom.

Scientific American: 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

Ever wanted a Swiss bank account?

In David Mamet's 1997 movie The Spanish Prisoner, a con man played by Steve Martin establishes a numbered Swiss bank account with a few keystrokes on a laptop computer in New York. The new account belongs not to him but to his flattered victim.

"All of 15 Swiss francs in it," Martin's character modestly tells his naive mark. "But you ever want to impress anybody, they can find out you have a Swiss account -- but Swiss law prohibits the bank from revealing the balance.

"Thus," he adds after a portentous pause, "are all men created equal."

That bit of dialogue makes Francois Micheloud laugh. "No, no, no," the Swiss account broker says. "You can't open an account online." He shakes his head good-naturedly as he talks from his office in Lausanne. He laments that movies give the impression that Switzerland is a "no-questions-asked country."

Swiss banks aren't only for spies

  Cewl Bubble House

Inspired by Finnish architect Antti Lovag (see his own Palais Bulles) in the mid 70's, the Bubble House with its an indoor river, bubble kernel and cactus garden is for sale.

we make money not art: Bubble House for sale

Welcome to the museum of early aircraft design. The drawings featured here were found in original U.S. Patent applications. The patent drawings reflect the various design styles of the early 20th Century. - Early Aircraft Design

  Bras from Briefs

In a pinch? Need a bra? Have you got undies?
Hoist them gals up with undies!

Boogie Bra

I first heard of the frozen shaving cream prank during my first year at U.C. Santa Barbara. The prank goes like this:

If you freeze a can of shaving cream in liquid nitrogen, then carefully hacksaw the can open, you can pull out a frozen shaving cream cylinder. This frozen foam block will expand at it heats up, making a huge mess! Two frozen shaving cream "bombs" can fill an entire car, so a car with a window rolled down makes the perfect target! presents: Frozen Shaving Cream Prank

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, oversized heads, alarmingly cherry-red lips, blotchy skin and sharp scroll-like claws are en vogue, at least in the digital world of artist Ray Caesar.

Caesar, a Toronto-based former animator and graphic artist for a children's hospital, is making waves in the world of pop art with his haunting, surreal digital prints, all produced just 18 months after he decided to pursue art full time. His works combine varied aspects of his life experiences, including the sorrow and inspiration brought by deaths of loved ones, and his years spent viewing photos of and working with abused, neglected and deformed children. His prints also benefit from Caesar's expertise with animation software and his exposure to animal research.

Wired News: Animator Makes Waves as Artist

Every time you make a credit card purchase, they're supposed to match your signature against the one on the back of your card. Nobody seems to check anymore, so I tried to see how far I could push it with wacky signatures like "Mariah Carey" and "Zeus," which you can read in the original Credit Card Prank.

"The Credit Card Prank" took on a life of its own, vaulting ZUG into the national consciousness. Since then, some thirty million people have read that article -- some of them, it turns out, from the credit card companies themselves. Surely, then, they must have learned their lesson. Right?

The Credit Card Prank II

I didn't have a way to lockdown my new Mac Mini, but I did have an old Dell case I wasn't using anymore. After gutting the drive bays, it was almost a perfect fit. I figure nobody would look piece at at this old box. This is proof not to judge a box by its cover.

Security through Obscurity - a photoset on Flickr

  Darwin has a Posse

These stickers and bookmarks are being introduced to increase awareness and appreciation of Charles Darwin. His theory of natural selection in 1859 provided a simple, non-supernatural explanation for how life on earth had evolved and continues to evolve. Although scientists worldwide view evolution and natural selection as completely uncontroversial, popular support in the United States is waning, especially with respect to the origin of humans. Without more public displays of affection for the theories of natural selection and evolution, it is likely that more and more schools will allow or even promote the teaching of evolution.

CHARLES DARWIN HAS A POSSE -- free bookmarks and stickers

Hunter S. Thompson's family is looking into scattering his ashes across the sky by shooting them out of a cannon.

Thompson, 67, who shot himself dead at his Aspen, Colo.-area home Sunday, said several times he wanted an artillery send-off for his remains, the Associated Press reported.

CBC Arts: Hunter S. Thompson wanted ashes scattered by cannon

This software owes its name to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. It realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet.

When the screen-saver is activated, the screen goes black and an animated 'sheep' appears. Behind the scenes, the screen-saver contacts a server and joins the parallel computation of new sheep. Every fifteen minutes 24/7 a new sheep is born and distributed to all clients for display. Each sheep is an animated fractal flame.

the electric sheep screen-saver

What does it say about the Central Intelligence Agency that its agents can crack the secret codes of enemy nations but can't unravel a coded sculpture sitting outside their cafeteria window?

It says, perhaps, that artist Jim Sanborn, who created the cryptographic sculpture named Kryptos that sits on CIA grounds, could have a career in covert operations if he ever grows tired of stumping the experts.

Wired News: Solving the Enigma of Kryptos

British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, posing as a character on his cable TV show, talked organizers of a rodeo in Roanoke, Va., into letting him sing the national anthem.

Cohen went into an act that so angered a crowd of about 4,000 people that he was hustled out of the arena to prevent any violence.

CBS News | 'Ali G' Comedian Riles Rodeo Crowd | January 14, 2005�12:00:01

Nothing says Happy Holidays like a photo of sweet little toddlers screaming at Santa.

It's hard to pick a fav, but as much as some of them had me howling with laughter, #15 is my fav.


Radio interview with Strong Bad, Homestar Runner, Coach Z, and Matt Chapman.

Finally, the ultra popular "Glossary of Perversion" available in a printed form! Over 2000 entries from you (our fans) available any time you want them. Keep it by your bed, on your coffee table, in your car, the bathroom... The possibilities are endless!

Over 150 pages of perverse terms creditted to the sick individuals who introduced them to us... yep, if your name is on our site, it's in the book. Every term on our site has made it's way to the book. Order yours now, there is no telling how long it will be available (lawsuits against Get Offended seem to be pretty popular as of late...).

Get Glossary of Perversion

He shows up around here and acutally posts quite a bit, is it a good thing or a bad thing ?

A Serbian tie maker is planning to launch a new range of penis cravats for the man who has everything.

Designer Neven Vrgoc said: "The ties are of a special shape and do not go around the neck of the man, but around his member.

  Herb Zipper

Hello, would you like to have sex with me? over 375000 people already have.

I'm Herb Zipper, chronic masturbator and the world's foremost authority on cybersex.

Are you lonely? Frustrated? A 40-year-old virgin living with his mother?
Believe it or not, I was too. That is, until I discovered...THE INTERNET.

Ready to get started yourself? Check out my video, How To Be A Cyber-Lovah.

Herb Zipper

  Rejection 2.0

If someone you recently tried to pick up at a bar told you to e-mail them at a address, don't get too excited about your forthcoming romantic prospects.

That's because any e-mail sent to any address returns the following bad news:

Paper Napkin is the newest in a line of services designed to help people on the receiving end of unwanted advances get rid of their would-be suitors.

Wired News: Rejection 2.0

I have tried my best to keep a low profile here but now people are wagering on who will get stabbed first. I could never imagine being angry enough to stab someone, even during shitter patrol when someone urinates on my freshly washed floors.

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