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2 September, 2003

Must-See TV

Breaking news: NBC Announces Law and Order: RIAA Series.

NBC announced it will be expanding its successful Law and Order franchise with a fifth series called Law and Order: RIAA which focuses on an elite division of New York police who are teamed with RIAA lawyers.

"In the third episode we've filmed we follow several teens who purchase music legally from a Sam Goody, but then are beaten to death and have the music stolen as they exit the store by a band of music pirates," said Wolf. "Not more than 10 minutes later those legally purchased CDs are made available to millions of file sharers."

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Who's On First?

Who's on first? An updated version of the classic Abbott and Costello bit, by Lincoln Spector. It starts out like this:

Ultimate SuperDuper Computer Store. Can I help you?

Thanks. I'm setting up a home office in the den, and I'm thinking of buying a computer.

Mac?

No, the name is Bud.

Your computer?

I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.

Mac?

I told you, my name is Bud.

What about Windows?

Why? Does it get stuffy?

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August Search Requests

Following is a list of some of the more unusual search requests from last month. These are search strings that people typed into a Web search engine -- and they ended up at the J-Walk Blog. This is just a small sampling

Down load illegal copy of harry potter the order of the phoenix * home made photos of giant women * how do infomercial hosts convince people to buy goods * a list of all active hotmail accounts in the ottawa area * 3d porn pictures that you need red and blue glasses to view * sawed in half celebrity images * Bursting Pregnant Belly Gallery * ROSANNE BARR'S FEET * pictures of vegetable oil containing divided nickel * madonna swallowing a goldfish * "overweight wife" * find somebody's real name by their username name in personal ads free * "average toilet flushes" * "Excel 2002 Power Programming with VBA" download crack * laundry tips urine odor * anything nude of shania twain * bootleg ".pdf" Walkenbach * Snoop Dogg's Yearbook Picture * sneezing blogs * getting a smiley face with colon key * THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THE WORLD BETWEEN 1900 TO 2003 * calories in miniature liquor bottles * 36DD-24-34 * find august email addresses of dominoes company canada * are chain letters legal or illegal lets set the record straight * what b-52 plane doing on the moon * her electric rectal plug * newsgroup asparagus download

And my favorite:

how to retrieve an item flushed down the toilet

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Ultraviolet Flowers

A collection of ultraviolet flower photos.

Not all species have the typical bull's-eye UV pattern, which may be confined to symmetrical flowers. Nevertheless flowers may exhibit a virtually endless variety of spectral signatures.

The photos below show the same flowers, photographed in visible light, and in ultraviolet light.

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Ern Malley

The official Ern Malley web site. The story of a fake poet who was the basis for the world's greatest literary hoax.

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Squished Pennies

Washington DC is home of the Squished Penny Museum.

Squished (or elongated/smashed/pressed/rolled) pennies are cents that have been rolled in a special machine to create a souvenir. The penny is put through a pair of hardened steel dies, one or both of which is engraved with a design. The penny is squished between these dies, or rollers, with 22 tons of pressure, causing the design to be impressed upon the coin.

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Debra Bowen on Spam

From CNET: Taking Microsoft to task on spam. California Senator Debra Bowen talks about spam and Microsoft.

Q: You've harshly criticized Microsoft for lobbying against certain spam bills, including yours. Do you think your rhetoric is appropriate?

A: I do. I believe it's an accurate assessment of how Microsoft has acted on the issue of spam, which is basically to talk out of both sides of its mouth. If you read The Wall Street Journal, you'll find Bill Gates advocating a system of self-regulation in which Microsoft becomes, effectively, the post office for spam and collects the equivalent of a postage stamp for each piece of spam delivered.

Of course, that would also give them the ability to charge their Internet or software customers for the ability to block spam. So Microsoft has talked openly about wanting to license spammers or wanting to create a postage-stamp concept.

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50 Worst Musical Artists

Blender magazine's list of the 50 Worst Artists in Music History.

Extended drum solos. Prog-rock concept albums. Kenny G. We endured all these - and much worse! - to bring you Blender's list of the 50 most talentless music acts of all time. Just please don't ask us to do it again. Ever...

The Blender site wants you to buy the magazine, so it only shows the first 10. But you can see the entire list here. Insane Clown Posse (shown here) tops the list.

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Mothers Against Boomerangs

OK, the Mothers Against Boomerangs site is a bit misleading. It's actually a pro-boomerang site.

Mothers Against Boomerangs is a student organization at The University of Texas at Austin, dedicated to promoting interest in boomerangs through boomerang workshops, protests, support groups, and guest speakers.

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Bad Designs

Lots of examples of things that are designed poorly.

(via Bifurcated Rivets)

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Attention Car Thieves

If you plan to steal a car, you'll want to check out CNN's list of the most stolen vehicles. At the top of the list is Cadillac Escalade -- which probably also makes the list of the most over-priced vehicles.

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Random Names

If you need some random names, head on over to the Random Name Generator.

The random name generator uses data from the US Census to randomly generate male and female names. Use it for screenplays, fake id's, car rentals, pick-up lines, books, prank calls, movies. Give a random name to that special someone you meet at the bar.

You can also specify the "obscurity factor." Here are some examples of totally obscure names: Soo Hanock, Garret Bestwick, Rebbeca Cornelson, Hannelore Broccolo, Ike Peetoom, Kathaleen Huddy, Salena Mcglockton, Jude Durrwachter, Gayle Burnaman, and Heide Malawy.

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Stuff That Used To Be Legal

From the University of Buffalo Department of Psychology: Before Prohibition.

Images from the preprohibition era when many psychotropic substances were legally available in America and Europe.

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