Crazy conservatives getting their panties in a twist about the State Department’s “Mosques of America” calendar.
Also, this writer Jeff Johnson seems to be jealous over the fact that he didn’t come with Stuff White People Like. Get over it, dude.
There’s a patron saint for the Internet? Meet Saint Isidore of Seville.
The Star Pheonix: ‘Couch surfing’ site reveals cultural side of the Internet
Gabe and Max answer questions on Boing Boing TV:
Wow, now I’ll never get anything done ever again.
Still, who wants to play?
BERLIN (Reuters) – Knut, Berlin Zoo’s celebrity polar bear cub, is growing from a cuddly ball of fur into a shaggy, powerful predator who could soon pose a serious threat to his devoted human keeper who has nursed him from birth.
The cub, which still draws some 5,000 fans every day, turns six months on Tuesday and his 28 kg (62 pounds) are starting to show. His snout is longer, his torso chunkier and teeth sharper.
Here’s a video of Knut‘s glory days as a cub — set to German techno, of course. (Also, I love the fact that the German word for polar bear is “eisbaer” [ice bear].)
I just found Paul Wolfowitz’ home address using Google.
The New York Times just published the above picture of Paul Wolfowitz coming out of his Chevy Chase, Md., home. The street address, 7104, is clearly visible.
So, as an experiment, I typed in 7104 chevy chase wolfowitz into Google. My first result came back with this: Report from Paul Wolfowitz demo at his 7104 Pinehurst Pkwy, Chevy Chase home.
So here I am, minding my own business, reading The New York Times online, when I come across this article about Bush’s upcoming dinner with the Queen of England. The article mentions that it’s a “white tie” dinner, and not knowing what that is, I go look it up.
Then I continue reading the article, and come across this line:
Even so, as it does for every official state visit, the White House has been consulting with the State Department chief of protocol.
What in the heck is that? Sure enough, there’s someone who’s job it is to do various things, like:
1. Plan and execute detailed programs for foreign leaders visiting the President and accompany them during their official travel in the United States, including their visit with the President at the White House.
10. Organize treaty-signing ceremonies.
15. Manage the Blair House, the President’s Guest House for foreign leaders.
Huh, ok — the Blair House, that sounds neat. So I click there and then click on the Guestbook page. And here, I find what may be the most unintentionally hilarious internationally geeky page on the Internets.
These are scans of entries from the Blair House guestbook, ranging from the historic (Charles de Gaulle), to the printed-like-a-third grader (Hamid Karzai), to the simple (Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President of the United Mexican States), and finally to the screaming: Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan (pictured at right).
And that, my friends, is how one gets distracted by the Internet.