July 6, 2006

Double Dose

Filed under: web — ted @ 4:32 pm

Two days worth of sundry links, in convenient bullet form:

  • As if we needed another reason to love Barack Obama: in this write-up in Slate, read about his remarkably reasonable view of religion and the role it plays in politics and daily life.
  • The Kama Sutra of Reading: smart, sexy, and adorable.
  • Western Union refuses to transfer money to people named Mohammed. This is one of the few anti-terror measures I’ve encountered which is actually more foolish than the random search. Pakistani Qadir Khan is quoted as saying: “Every Mohammed is a terrorist now?” Yes, Mr. Kahn, especially the Prophet.
  • Ever wanted to be a Jedi? You can practice with this Flash game. Once you’ve mastered the practice droid, well… um… what’s next… attacking the Death Star in and X-Wing? Sadly, that’s in another game.

Like the rest of you, I love things that make boring, mundane aspects of life look lovely. Presently, I’m loving these stylized barcodes.

Super rad.

Another superb list: rateyourmusic.com’s The 100 Worst Album Covers EVER. I was pleased to see my musical nemesis, The Rolling Stones, check in at number 3 for this gruesome monstrosity:

Nice pants, Mick.



  1. I gotta agree: those UPC codes are sweet. The yellow pants are not.

    Comment by Daniel — July 6, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

  2. Great Obama link, sir. I very much agree with his way of balancing faith and public life. We need much less assurance and much more humility.

    I still think 2008 is too early for him to run for President, though.

    Comment by Mark — July 7, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

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