the rise of man

September 2, 2003
Blenderites: It looks like things are starting to work again on the Love Blender but there are still some bugs (like the author profile page isn't showing up). I'll be getting things up to speed this evening.

Funny of the Moment
A study in The Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'
Conan O'Brien

Article of the Moment
After reading the article The Naked Face a year ago, I was thinking someone should capitalize on training people to read the "microexpressions" people inadvertantly broadcast with their faces...according to Wired, it looks like somebody has.

News of the Moment
That news report about the deliveryman who had a bomb strapped to him and was forced to rob a bank is the weirdest and saddest thing I've heard in a while.

Image of the Moment
The miniseries "V" was on one of the movie channels the other day...everyone remember its logo of a spraypainted "V" but I was more struck by the Vistors' "official" logo, which I've tried to reconstruct here. I like how it looks other worldy but still useable, like the alien countdown LED timer in Predator.

Incidentally, the current overapplied gag on Slashdot is "I, for one, welcome our new ______ overlords", from Kent Brockman in this episode of The Simpsons, which fits the old miniseries well.