I've covered Opacity.us here a few years ago. It's a site where an 'urban explorer' goes into abandoned buildings and photographs the decay. There's some seriously good photography here of abandoned mental hospitals and such that might actually put a shiver down your spine. The second site, AbandonedButNotForgotten, is a more guerrilla endeavor. Rather than actually getting permission, he 'finds a way in' and takes pictures surreptitiously. It's a less arty, more gritty take on the same subject.
Maybe that Ann coulter chick ( dude ) is on to something
So it turns out that the reason that most suicide bombers are Muslim is that they are poor, and not getting laid because all the Muslim babes are tied up with the rich guys. Hey, I don't come up with this stuff, I just report it. The article also covers why men like blonds and big boobs; why rich people have more sons than daughters; why Britney Spears is over at age 26; why a man's mid-life crisis is his woman's fault; why sexual harrassment isn't sexist; and why Bill Clinton's cigar was more than a cigar. Boy howdy, is Psychology Today ever gonna get some mail on this one.
May the Folds Be with you
Geeks! Origami figure from the seeking-to-be-published book Star Wars Origami. I'll set the snark aside, and let you determine for yourself why it hasn't been published yet; I love it that someone is this focused. A few of the figures are a little lame, but there is some pretty fun stuff here—like the not-quite-but-getting-there 'lifesize' Jabba the Hut. The little gift boxes of small figures that he made for, and presented to, some of the principals in Star Wars ( like George Lucas ) are pretty nice too. Beats the hell out of most blogs anyway.
Move Over Octodog
The universe of internets kitchen tools is a wonderous place. Previously I brought you the popcorn fork, the octodog, and a couple of different banana guards. Now, taking its place among that hallowed set we have the Tatermitts: rubber mitts that have some kind of abrasive palms that allows you to take the skin off a a potato in 'a few quick strokes.'
Of course, if you forget and rub your nose while you're wearing them, it might prove just a tad unpleasant.