August 16, 2004
Article of the Moment
For "Popular Science", a man tries to live with only the ideas and technology available in 1954. He even writes "I can't go to yoga or the gym, since only the YMCA was around in 1954 (it turns out, though, that sit-ups and push- ups aren't a bad workout, and they're cheaper than a gym membership)." Makes me wonder about the idea that you don't need props to stay fit for the most part.
Quote of the Moment
"To the lonely it is company; to the forsaken it is a friend; to the aged and Timpotent it is a benefactor; they that be penniless are yet rich, in that they still have this majestic diversion. There are times when I prefer it to sodomy."
--Caesar's "Commentaries", according to Mark Twain from his Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism speech, 1879. And as long as I've brought us to this level of discourse, those who are more easily amused than offended may want to check out this non-explicit European print-ad for sexual lubricant.
Image of the Moment
|--via boing boing, photos from a wedding with stormtroopers. Strange world.|