Thursday, July 31, 2003

Television Broadcast Banned in Boise!!

Television Broadcast Banned in Boise!!

IDAHO POTATO HEADS: For those of us without cable television, NBC aired Queer Eye for the Straight Guy last week. Viewers were treated to the makeover of a mountain man by five gay men with varying talents. But if you were truly a mountain man from Idaho, you would not have seen the tips from the “Fab 5” because the Boise, Idaho NBC affiliate, KTVB, decided not to air the program. KTVB station manager Doug Armstrong told the Idaho Statesman that the decision to pull Queer Eye was based on the fact that the NBC station in Pocatello, Idaho, was going to air the program. KTVB aired an encore presentation of Donny Osmond hosting the game show, Pyramid. At least two other NBC affiliates nixed the airing as well. —

Monday, July 28, 2003

ARKive saves threatened wildlife

Website stores rare images and film of endangered species.


ARKive has the only surviving film of the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
© ARKive / Zoological Society of London

A huge digital storage project called ARKive is offering safe haven to images and film of the world's most endangered animals and plants.

Photos, footage and soundtracks are often as threatened as the creatures they document. Some, like their subjects, have already been lost forever. ARKive aims to give these valuable records a permanent home and make them publicly accessible through several websites.

Arkive Site

Sunday, July 27, 2003 - Secrets of deep-sea 'Lost City' are surfacing

By Tim Friend, USA TODAY
Scientists report that the Lost City, a bizarre cluster of limestone spires rising from the peak of an ocean-floor mountain, is at least 30,000 years old.

Lost City's hydrothermal vent field is located in the mid-Atlantic about 1500 miles off the U.S. east coast.
The 'city,' on top of a mountain about as high as nearly 3-mile"

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A Test Unusual

check out the id dude:)

Tacky Living - Gracious with a Difference

An odyssey into 50's pop culture and urban archaeology. (Also has some pictures of topless females!)

Tacky Antenae - Bad Breath - MUCH more!!

Saturday, July 26, 2003

NetsurferDigest: Toe Wrestling

Welcome to the extraordinary world of competitive toe wrestling. It's like arm-wrestling, but, well, with toes. It's a sport with a history, albeit a fairly short one, having been invented in an English pub in 1976, and there have even been efforts to elevate it to an Olympic event. We sense that toe wrestlers are more likely to be the kind of people who hang around pubs rather than honing their athletic prowess, and as if to prove this point one of the photographs in the picture gallery shows a contestant dressed in a jacket made of beer mats. There is some disappointing news for netsurfers who fancy a chance at competitive toe wrestling - the tenth Annual World Championships have just been held, so you'll have to wait a year if you want a tilt at champions Alan "Nasty" Nash or Karen "Kamikaze' Davies".

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Indoor plumbing may be all most readers know, but it wasn't so long ago that many Americans went out back to do their business. Indeed, a reasonable number of outhouses still exist in the rural US. The Outhouses of America sites honors our past plumbing with every possible detail imaginable, and some unimaginable. Learn how to build a working house. It's not as easy as you might think and the results of getting it wrong are generally extremely unpleasant. The site even has pages devoted to an annual outhouse race. All that seems to be missing is an outhouse with power and an Internet plug so you can set up a desktop in it.

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Friday, July 25, 2003

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

    They had but one last remaining night together, so they embraced each other as
tightly as that two-flavor entwined
    string cheese that is orange and yellowish-white, the orange probably being a bland
Cheddar and the white . . .
    Mozzarella, although it could possibly be Provolone or just plain American, as it
really doesn't taste distinctly dissimilar
    from the orange, yet they would have you believe it does by coloring it differently.

Ms. Mariann Simms -
Wetumpka, AL


Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Endurance Miles

On Behalf Of Frank -

I like riding my horse.
I like riding a hundred miles on my horse.
Riding fifty miles on my horse is okay.
Riding twenty-five miles on my horse is okay.
But, I REALLY like riding a hundred miles on my horse.
I have other horses. One, I don't like to ride at all. Some, I just
like to groom and feed sweet cookies to and watch them grow.
I love horses.
Some people are okay, too, but I LOVE horses.