Ringers: Lord of the Fans,

A sympathetic documentary on LotR fans - Wired News.

Turning The Tables On PETA

Center for Consumer Freedom from The Chronicles of Tobermory

Centuries' Old UFO Coin Remains Mystery


Fictitious Jumping Mouse Loses Federal Protection

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never really existed — and is no longer in need of federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Yahoo! News

Atheism and children

Center for Inquiry Metro New York - Natalie Angier lecture


Searchable 'Buffy' cast, writer, director and episode database. I know people who will need this.



CoT Rules

The Chronicles of Tobermory, despite my obvious prejudice, continues to be a great source for news links.


Johnny Carson is dead.

I always enjoyed The Tonight Show when I was young - MSNBC.

Expect election day tire-slashing charges Monday

Remember the slashing of Republican tires in Milwaukee? Democrats to be charged. Geniuses bragged about it.

Score one for the evil 'West' and Liberty

Yushchenko Sworn In as President of Ukraine - FOXNews.com.


The War Against World War IV

In Commentary by Norman Podhoretz.

We have recon troops in Iran? Oh c'mon...


Free Iraqi

Blog by a pro-election Iraqi in Baghdad.

Fossils could fill gaps in human evolution

Remains from Ethiopia date back 4.5 million years - MSNBC - from CoT.

Gladiators- more show business than slaughter?

British Association for Roman Archaeology reserach suggests that gladiator combat may not have all been to the death -
Scotsman.com News.

Is your luggage safe at the airport?

What? "Airport Security" people stealing from luggage? No!?! link

Titan a 'Flammable' Moon Covered in Liquid Gas

Luckily for the solar system's second biggest moon there's no oxygen,
so there's no fire (fire, fire) - Yahoo! News.


Way Too Much God

Peggy Noonan, speechwriting goddess, on Bush's inauguration speech.


What is its Relative Value in U.S. Dollars?

Economic History Resources

From Corrupt Govt. Officials Dept:

Reason Magazine

Dave Barry for the NYT

Dave Barry quit his column last week. We need good libertarians wherever we can get them.

From the "Solar Power is Free!!" Dept:

I may yet be right about this:
Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough
thanks to CoT.


Fantasy Movies Hot in '05

From CoT: FOXNews.com .

Chronicles of Tobermory

A news link blog that I harassed into existence: Chronicles of Tobermory.


ET Visitors: Scientists See High Likelihood

This really cool. Scientists actually saying, there's got to be something out here - Space.com.
"It takes away the ‘not invented here’ prejudice, pointing out that a ‘yes’ to ET visitation is exactly what side our current physics and astrophysics theories would come down on as the most likely situation," Haisch concluded.


Huygens Probe

Latest space geek event:
First Images of Titan's Surface

The Rebels and the Redcoats

One of my students wondered today how the British might view the American Revolution (which we are studying). I found this:
BBC - History - The American War of Independence.


Ukraine Transition Brings Worry Over Past

Yahoo! News - Also, Yulia Tymoshenko likely to be Ukraine's Prime Minister.

US Geological Survey Photo Archive

Really cool - Digital Data Series DDS-21


Philip K. Dick Official Site

CRL & I are making a push to increase our sci-fi consumption. I have been looking up info on the most well-known/successful sci-fi people. This site is more elaborate than most - Philip K. Dick - Science Fiction Author - Official Site.

Rolling Rock

Mudslide Madness: A boulder some 25 feet high blocks both lanes of the Topanga Caynon Road.

Unintended Hiatus

Sorry for the break. School started back & several friends came to visit this past wekend. I have several links stored up, here we go:



Cool Flash game : Destroy the Castle - Hard, but doable - Invasion, I've made it to lvl 7.

Procrastination Short

Gotta Get My Stuff Done

Video Rentals Slowly Dying

When's the last time you rented a movie? - DenverPost.com

The year in games

Review of the year in games from several different people in the industry - Salon.com Technology.

Pixar on National Review Online

Interview with one of the main guys at Pixar, who started out as a janitor/security.


Progress in Iraq you may not have heard about

Power Line

British 'angel' saved hundreds from tsunami with classroom knowledge

Sometimes you actually learn useful stuff in school:
Yahoo! News

Sinkhole Followup

A boatload of info on our favorite sinkhole. Check out the slideshow:
1,282 Truckloads Of Sand Fill Massive Sinkhole.