Archive for March, 2004

Not a dream

March 4, 2004 - 6:44 pm 1 Comment

I thought that stuff like this was just what Moral Majority members used as liberal boogeymen to scare poor Timmy to sleep at night. Turns out I was wrong.

Take the Gender Aptitude Test. Know that state universities are using it in class. Be prepared not to get a “good” score unless you’re bisexual and feisty, transgendered, or asexual. If that’s not enough, you can buy the book. The blurb says:

Bornstein also takes aim at the recent flurry of books that attempt to naturalize gender difference, and puts books like Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus squarely where they belong:on Uranus. If you don’t think you are transgendered when you sit down to read this book, you will be by the time you finish it!

…yeah.

Toys

March 4, 2004 - 3:13 pm Comments Off on Toys

Bunch of cool toys:

Typeface art set to music.
Worth1000.com has a “Recreate the Far Side” Photoshop contest.
Original Psycho footage is available with a web gadget that lets you edit the shower scene.
A passive robot which walks like a human being.
Scale subway maps of different cities around the globe.
If you have any spare 3D glasses lying around, check out videos and pictures from Disneyland.

Question

March 2, 2004 - 4:04 am 2 Comments

Does John Kerry have acromegaly, a condition that causes growth of extremities? Abraham Lincoln was said to have had it. Consider these pictures, and look at the size of his hands:

Kerry in a schoolyard
Kerry on stage