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8 March, 2003

The Sorry State of Download Music Services

In this New York Times article, David Pogue summarizes why consumers are reluctant to sign up for download music services: confusing pricing, limited selection, and DRM.

Amazingly, he didn't even mention emusic.com -- the only service that provides unlimited downloads of unprotected files for a fixed monthly fee.

Posted on 8 March, 2003

Phoons From Around the World

The pose in the accompanying image is supposedly known as a "phoon."

This amazing web site has a collection of phoon pictures from all over the world. Each photo is meticulously catalogued, so you can quickly find the phoons you're looking for.

Posted on 8 March, 2003

Phone Recording Archive

Some guy has collected dozens of phone company recorded messages and made them available for your perusal. I guarantee that you will not find a larger collection of such recordings.

Posted on 8 March, 2003

Beer Butt Chicken

I make beer butt chicken the old-fashioned way: Shove a can of beer up a chicken and stand it up on the grill, forming a tripod with the beer can and the chicken legs.

We don't need no stinkin' beer can chicken apparatus!

Posted on 8 March, 2003

Ban Screwdrivers!

Should we ban all screwdrivers?


Welcome to BanScrewdrivers.com, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of screwdrivers. This Web site is intended as a resource that will raise awareness of this important issue, and influence public opinion. We hope that by ultimately banning the sale and use of screwdrivers, we can make the world a little bit safer, and increase compassion towards victims of screwdriver crimes and accidents

Posted on 8 March, 2003

Television History

An extensive site that deals with the first 75 years of TV.

You will find examples of television sets from around the world, year-by-year links to important facts, magazine covers and advertising. See examples of the world's first television sets, up to and including HDTV models.

Posted on 8 March, 2003

George Harrison Handwriting Font

Christian Schwartz created a font based on George Harrison's handwriting.

Working from samples of George Harrison's handwriting, I designed this font to be used in all of the publicity materials surrounding the release of Brainwashed, his final album, and a tribute concert. I drew a whole bunch of ligatures and alternates, to make it look as organic as possible.

Not available for download.

(via Reenhead)

Posted on 8 March, 2003