Missed mentioning a holiday yesterday, as it was Flag Day here in the US. I
guess it's not too surprising that this one doesn't get the notice of some other
holidays, since nobody gets the day off, and observing the holiday apparently
consists of displaying the American Flag, which, while appropriate on most all
other national holidays, seems to be all there is to this one. Anyway, happy
belated Flag Day to all, and thanks to WingNut_666 for the reminder about it.
And here's one more entry to those we file under the irony/coincidence file
(known to some as the file of stuff that delays getting down to the link of the
day), I'll have you know that I am actually a descendant of Betsy Ross, who,
according to a legend some still adhere to, was the seamstress for the original
stars and stripes.
Also, "How dare you make a math mistake when a bunch of code monkeys
read your page," is the tongue-in-cheek, but not unfair word from code
monkey Randy Pitchford, one of many to point out my square-headed error in
trying to cube a number yesterday (subsequently fixed)... I promise to use a
calculator next time.
Today's Time Eater: Kick-ups by Liam O'Donnell.
Link of the Day: Matrix
SE (thanks Dan Leadbetter). Celebrating our 100th Matrix send-up (give or
Story of the Day: Homer Simpson's Phrase in Dictionary
(AP). Thanks Alex and the following one million readers who sent this in.
Wait... you mean it wasn't a word before? Doh!
Bonus Story: Web Site Offers Madonna Concert Ticket -- for Sex
(Reuters). Thanks Patrick Steele.
Media of the Day: This
page has photos of a homemade mech (looks like a Gundam dealie). Something
related to this may have been posted here already, as it looks familiar. Thanks Digital Silence.
Weird Science: Ant chemical shows promise as treatment for Alzheimer's
(Cornell Chronicle). Thanks Ant (who
Wild Science: NASA selects candidates for 2007 mission to Mars
(CNN). Thanks again Ant.