Monthly Archives: August 2006

Generation empty

Marin psychologist Madeline Levine says that driving our kids to succeed is a journey over an emotional cliff. BY JILL KRAMER | PacificSun.com Tomorrow’s movers and shakers are emotionally wounded, says psychologist Madeline Levine. An increasing number of well-heeled, driven, … Continue reading

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Strumstick

From the Strumstick website: You’ll sound good right from the start and you can play songs the first day. The Strumstick feels good to play, you’ll pick it up again and again. We designed the Strumstick for people who don’t … Continue reading

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Bolting out of Church Buildings

An interesting CBC interview with the editors of Geez magazine – one of the guys used to work at Adbusters, and now using culture jamming to get people to rethink spirituality. (Thanks, Richard!) Check out www.geezmagazine.org Posted Tue Aug 29th, … Continue reading

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Altoids Tin Survival Kit

  Field & Stream magazine shows how to pack a survival kit into an Altoids tin. They present several versions, including the Pocket Kit, Day Kit, and Wilderness Kit.     Link (via Life Hacker) Posted Sun Aug 27th, 2006

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What OS would Jesus use?

Ubuntu Christian edition The Ubuntu Christian edition is a special version of Ubuntu Linux that comes with a porn blocker and Christian software. Along with the standard Ubuntu applications, Ubuntu Christian Edition includes the best available Christian software. The latest … Continue reading

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The End of the Oil Era Looms?

By Alexander Jung | Speigel Oil, uranium, gold and platinum are more sought after than ever today. The search for natural resources is becoming increasingly difficult and prices are soaring. But future growth of the world economy depends on these … Continue reading

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Armor of God kid’s pajamas

Your children will be eager for bedtime with their Armor of God pajamas to protect them from the beasts under the bed. Just $39.95. From the Armor of God web site: The Armor of God PJ’s were inspired by a … Continue reading

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Functional, full-sized dory-boat made from newspapers

Reverend Rob Murray in Pinawa Manitoba Canada was pining for the ocean, so he built a dory out of wall paper paste and the local newspaper. With a couple coats of varathane to keep the paper and water separate, she … Continue reading

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History of the Low Rider

Artist and hotrodder Robert Williams points to the example of the Indian longrifle as one of many instances of humans’ interaction with, and need to transform, the impersonal products of the Industrial Revolution into something more relatable, more human, something … Continue reading

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Chronicle of a War Foretold: August 1990 to March 2003

This is the first installment in Mother Jones Iraq War timeline project: The first drafts of history are fragmentary. Important revelations arrive late, and out of order. In this timeline, we’ve assembled the history of the Iraq War to create … Continue reading

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Crazy J, the Guitar Playing Robot

Check out the guitar playing robot here   Posted Thu Aug 17th, 2006

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Power-strip shaped like a container ship

This power strip, shaped like the container ship that brought it from China, is terribly handsome, the kind of thing you’d want on your desk, rather than under it. I like that it seems designed to look best when covered … Continue reading

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Transparent canoe-kayak

“This kayak-canoe hybrid has a transparent polymer hull that offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats.” It’s yours for just $1,459.95. Link (Via CubeMe)   Posted Mon Aug 14th, 2006

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the grossest candies

The Candy Addict site has a neat write up the ten grossest candies currently on the market, from hyper-realistic Harry Potter candy cockroaches to disgusting Fear Factor organs-and-parts to a particularly gross #1 (I won’t spoil it for you).   … Continue reading

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