Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Friday, June 25, 2004

The Investigators, International Private Investigators, El Paso, Texas

Check out the photo gallery and action figure links. I think that I had one of those toys as a kid...

The Investigators

"Thank you for your interest in The Investigators" [via Jason]

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Pair Nailed In AOL Spam Scheme

Spam in the place where you live...now face west.

Pair Nailed In AOL Spam Scheme

"An AOL software engineer was arrested today for stealing the company's entire subscriber list--totaling 92 million screen names--and selling it to a 21-year-old Las Vegas spammer. According to the below federal criminal complaint, Jason Smathers, 24, last year illegally accessed the highly confidential AOL list by using another employee's identification codes. Smathers, who worked in AOL's Dulles, Virginia office, then allegedly sold the list to Sean Dunaway, who used the AOL database to promote his own online gambling business and who also sold the list for $52,000 to fellow spammers, one of whom used the names 'for purposes of marketing herbal penile enlargement pills,' according to the complaint. AOL's subscriber base is about 30 million individual customers, who account for 92 million different screen names. Prosecutors also contend that Smathers subsequently sold Hathaway an updated AOL customer list--this one with approximately 18 million names--for $100,000. Both men have been charged with conspiracy, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years. The Secret Service probe was aided by a spammer who purchased the two lists from Dunaway and is now seeking 'leniency concerning his/her participation' in the AOL conspiracy, notes the complaint."

Anxious Country Prays to Placate 'Sweating' Deity

Anxious Country Prays to Placate 'Sweating' Deity

"KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Priests offered special prayers as hundreds of devotees thronged a shrine in a remote Nepali village on Wednesday to appease a Hindu deity after its stone idol began 'sweating,' witnesses said."

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Senate Race Sex Scandal

For all the Star Trek/Boston Public geeks...

Senate Race Sex Scandal

"JUNE 22--In what may prove a crippling blow to his U.S. Senate campaign, divorce records reveal that Illinois Republican Jack Ryan was accused by his former wife, actress Jeri Ryan, of pressuring her to have sex at swinger's clubs in New York, Paris, and New Orleans while other patrons watched. The bombshell allegation is contained amidst nearly 400 pages of records ordered released yesterday by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge who ruled on media requests to unseal documents from the Ryan case. The salacious charge leveled at the politician was made by Jeri Ryan, who has starred in TV's 'Star Trek: Voyager' and 'Boston Public,' in a court filing in connection with child custody proceedings (you'll find a portion of that heavily redacted September 2000 document below). The performer alleged that she refused Ryan's requests for public sex during the excursions, which included a trip to a New York club 'with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling.' While Ryan confirmed the trips with the actress, he described them simply as 'romantic getaways,' denying her claims that he sought public sex. The politician has repeatedly claimed that his divorce file--portions of which were sealed in 2000 and 2001--contained no embarrassing information that would harm his chances against Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The Ryans were married in 1991 and, in November 1998, Jeri Ryan filed for divorce citing 'irreconcilable differences.'"

Extreme Manipulations

Some are funny, some aren't.

Extreme Manipulations

Ookla The Mok

Ookla The Mok

A band with this name can't be that bad.

Friday, June 18, 2004

We Have Confirmation That Someone Has Tested A Thanatos Device

We Have Confirmation That Someone Has Tested A Thanatos Device

"We have received confirmation that, somewhere in the great Garagum desert in Turkmenistan, an organization unknown to us has successfully tested a Thanatos device."

Pitchfork MP3s

A selection of free mp3s of indie and experimental bands. Things that you aren't likely to hear on the radio (at least not in Cleveland).

Pitchfork MP3s [via Daiv]

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Ulysses for Dummies

And not the Roman one...

Ulysses for Dummies

Got His Tongue - June 17, 2004

Eeewwww!

Got His Tongue - June 17, 2004

"Meet Pamela Johnson. The 43-year-old Minnesota woman was swapping spit early yesterday morning with her boyfriend at her St. Paul home (the couple, together for about six months, were making up/making out after a fight). That's when, for no apparent reason, Johnson allegedly bit off about an inch-and-a-half of her 47-year-old boyfriend's tongue. The man was treated at a local hospital and released, but St. Paul cops were unable to track down the missing tongue and think [WARNING: you may gag if you read further] that Johnson might have swallowed her beau's tongue. Arrested for assault, Johnson was booked into the Ramsey County jail, where officers snapped the below mug shot."

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

SFX EXCLUSIVE!

Bryan Hitch is redesigning the TARDIS

Future Monuments to Celebrities

Future Monuments

Well, this site on the wonders of Photoshop really has to be experienced. I don't think that I could adequately prepare you for it. There is a pop-up, so be warned.

Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

"In Which the author finally has The Conversation with his daughter..."

And yet, its not the conversationn that you would expect from a title like that... A very good read, none the less.