In the tradition of that Human Descent site I’ve linked to previously, here’s a three-beasts-in-one photoshop contest from the users of Worth1000.com: Chimaera 6. Thanks to Onan for the link.
Here’s a silly but vaguely interesting item, at least on a symbolic level, from the Mobjectivist weblog: Forgery exposed! Basically, he shows that the footage in the recent Bush ad showing Kerry windsurfing back and forth has been flopped, with the same footage being shown both correctly and mirror-reversed, to create the “flip flopping” imagery [...]
So I was listening to an NPR interview with the founder of RightMarch.com on the way home, hoping to hear a thoughtful counterpoint to MoveOn.org’s stance and getting a little annoyed at Terry Gross’ bad interview style. I was pretty severely let down by the guest though and decided to take a look at RightMarch [...]
Saddam has been captured, huzzah! Meanwhile, the war was still a profoundly stupid idea, sold to the public via a systematic campaign of lies. Winston Smith at Philosoraptor sums up my feelings exactly with this item: A humble prediction. The right acts as if it has accepted the following inference: Saddam is terrifically evil; Bush [...]
I keep thinking about that silly “Mission Accomplished” banner. Judith Bushmiller, the New York Times reporter who asked the question in last week’s press conference that led to Bush asserting that it was the sailors’ idea to fly the banner, has an interesting followup story: Two words on a banner that no author wants to [...]
Digital artist Greg Apodaca gives a dramatic example of the little Photoshop manipulations that go into creating high-quality cheesecake: Greg’s digital archive. Thanks to kottke.org for the link.
Here’s one of those things that you come across during random surfing (apologies for having lost track of where I came across the link) that just makes you lean back in your chair and say, “whoa.” Anyway: HumanDescent’s page at b3ta.com. Update: Oh; the real site of the user in question, with even more wackiness, [...]
A lot of people have contributed time and energy to lies.com over the years. Follow the link below, or scroll down, to learn more about some of them.
from the yes-sir,-sir dept. He doesn’t mention it until the bottom of the page, but supposedly nearly all of the 213 Things Skippy Is No Longer Allowed To Do in the U.S. Army are things he was actually commanded by higher-ups not to do. Which makes it fairly, you know, funny. At least to me. [...]