Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Wide ranging and interesting.

From MSNBC, a story about the discovery of a Mayan mural dating back to roughly 100 B.C. (the oldest ever discovered). Includes an amazing picture. Here's the link:

Here's a funky little link to a place called "happy palace." It's basically just sets of photos submitted by users, and it's somehow very compelling.
[Correction: these pictures aren't submitted by users, but are found by the site author (referred to only as "f"), which makes it even more amazing.]

Dubious Quality Film Advisor Ben Ormand sends a link to a Giant in the Playground comic. It's from 2003, but it's still funny, particularly if you've ever played D&D:

From Jeremy Fischer, a link to an excellent essay titled written by MIT Professor Henry Jenkins. Titled "Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked," it intelligently answers some of the hysterical claims of video game "opponents."

It's all reminding me more and more of the hysteria over "crime" comic books in the 1940's and 1950's. And here's a link for that, if you're interested:

Good friend Andy Stingel sends in a link to the Australian National Public Toilet Map, which is a project of the National Continence Management Strategy. My favorite feature? The ability to create "My Toilet Map." No, I'm not kidding. Here's the link:

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