Microlog//2003.10

Microlog entries posted in October 2003

Monsters Are Everywhere!
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How rock’n’roll fell out of love with drugs
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Matthew Engel reports on how America [rightwing corporate America, that is] is ravaging the planet
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The incredible story of two British teenagers who completely revolutionised the concept of video games
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“Lately I’ve been wondering what would happen if a robot and a person had sex.”
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The Picture of Everything [c/o leuschke.org]
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Slepping: its so smiple
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Amusement park physics
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“Unionists should think of those troublespots where, unlike today’s Northern Ireland, bombing, killing and maiming still happen every day - and realise what a chance they just blew.”
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Hypnotoad! [c/o kottke.org]
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Ten Things Radical about the Weblog Form in Journalism [c/o Boing Boing]
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Steve Albini’s original mix of Nirvana’s All Apologies [c/o WaxyLinks]
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Movie manners courtesy cards [c/o Accordion Guy]
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John O’Farrell on literary prizes
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Bill Bailey has a weblog [c/o Infovore]
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The first genomic analysis of human faeces reveals that our guts are teeming with 1,200 different viruses, more than half of which are unknown
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Can you tell a real smile from a fake one?
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The Reflex Tester [c/o Signal vs. Noise]
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Ten Things I Dig About Panther
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DJ Taylor discusses the judging process prior to last night’s award of the Booker Prize (DBC Pierre won it, by the way)
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Zimbabwe’s only independent newspaper relaunches on the web
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According to a recent study, Kansas really is flatter than a pancake (plus more about the Ig Nobel Prizes)
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Illustrated catalog of ACME consumer products [c/o Interconnected]
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Timeline plotting the history of the TransFormers (from a great collection of various timelines)
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An ode to the humble mix-tape (plus five music critics make their own mixes)
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Edward Said, 1935-2003 (author of Orientalism)
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Unnervingly accurate personality test results (accurate for me, anyway)
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A Brief Overview of Linguistic Features of the Blogosphere [c/o Interconnected]
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JM Coetzee on being Lost in London
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Michael Eisen on the strange case of the academic journal
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The Guardian unveils the shady past of Booker Prize nominee DBC Pierre
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Michael Moore Mania! A Guardian exclusive interview with Moore, plus three extracts from his new book, Dude, Where’s My Country? (Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3)
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Top Ten Most Overused Music Critic Words, Phrases and Cliches [c/o Magnetbox]
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This page is a reverse chronology of Microlog entries by MacDara Conroy filed under October 2003. You will find many more in the Archives.