August 1999

Tuesday, 31 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 31, 1999

Sporks may be the best thing to come out of Taco Bell since the choco taco, but they're also tools of Satan. (Posted to Religion)

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Monday, 30 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 30, 1999

Aliens. They like pancakes. They really like pancakes. (Posted to Wackos)

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Friday, 27 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 27, 1999

Bigstep lets you set up an entire online retailing web site for free. Where's the money? (Posted to Commerce)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 27, 1999

Help prevent senseless tragedies: The Center for Shopping Cart Abuse Prevention. (Posted to Humor)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 27, 1999

Unisys now wants $5000 from virtually every web site operator in the world. Don't you just love frivolous software patents? (Posted to Computing)

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Thursday, 26 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 26, 1999

You play video games? What kind of pervert are you? (Posted to Games)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 26, 1999

There's a group and a web site for everything. In this weeks' episode, members of the South Asian Journalists Association have a set of web pages devoted to a controvercial Vanity Fair photo spread. (Posted to Culture)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 26, 1999

Killer app for travel junkies with PalmPilots: you can now use AvantGo to get MapQuest directions and maps on your Palm using MapQuest to Go. (Posted to Gadgets)

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Wednesday, 25 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 25, 1999

Much like the philosophical web-site-discussion software Third Voice, you can now chat with other people visiting the same websites you visit, with Gooey. (Posted to Internet)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 25, 1999

Many people believe HIV is a human engineered virus run amok. This is incorrect. HIV was created by aliens. (Posted to Wackos)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 25, 1999

Not surprising: the first video game music live concert. (Posted to Music)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 25, 1999

Tired of keeping your own booklist online? Want the entire world to know what books you've been reading? No? Well, too bad: amazon.com is now listing purchases for all to see. (Posted to Internet)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 25, 1999

Wanker of the Month (need we say more?) (Posted to Commentary)

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Tuesday, 24 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 24, 1999

You've heard of the risks of getting viruses from the Internet, but now it appears that you can get bacterial infections such as syphilis as well. (Posted to Humor)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 24, 1999

After misreading the Archimedes Plutonium article as speaking about the "Fusion Electric Butter Law" I decided to search for electric butter, only to find The Electric Kitchen, Hawaiian Electric Company's cooking program with all sorts of wacky recepies. Just recently, Okinawan recipies including Pig's Feet Soup and Fried Ahi in Soy Sauce. That's Ahi, as in "tuna". (Posted to Food)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 24, 1999

I cannot help but think that eyebrown stencils from eyebrowz.com are the facial equivalent of the infamous informercial-hawked spray on hair for male pattern baldness. (Posted to Fashion)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 24, 1999

"The IDchip experiment was the embodiment of millenial angst as I saw it." Forget ID cards. Think wetware. (Posted to Computing)

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Friday, 20 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 20, 1999

mullet (mu' lit) 1. any of a family of edible, spiny-rayed fishes found in fresh and salt waters and having a small mouth and feeble teeth, as the striped (or gray) mullet. 2. any haircut which the sides and top of the hair are significantly shorter than the back (the originator of the term "mullet" seems to be Mike D of Beastie Boys fame). Now updated for 1998! (Posted to Fashion)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 20, 1999

In the "How many people can we piss off at once" department, two economists have found a (somewhat tenuous) link between legalized abortion and declining crime rates. (Posted to Politics)

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Thursday, 19 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Special effects junkie Tim Fox has spent a lot of time trying to make Star Wars and Star Trek like special effects. He's got a tutorial on how to take pictures of yourself using a lightsaber. (Posted to Movies)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Can't decide where to eat? zagat.com has the restaurant reviews you've probably seen in their restaurant survey guidebooks. (Posted to Food)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

It seems that The Man doesn't just oppress the little guy, sometimes he delivers a beat-down to giant faceless corporations as well. Boo-hoo. (Posted to Finance)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Transformers. They're more than meets the eye, and, apparently, the toy that will not die. (Posted to Games)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Wondering which particular pool of blithering idiots would take evolution out of science education? God bless the Internet. (Posted to Religion)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

New technology, old time rock and roll: therollingstones.com. New technology, low cost high quality self defense products: ledzeppelin.com. Uh.... (Posted to Music)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Addicted to ebay? Too lazy to write your own monitoring software? Afraid to leave your desk for fear that you'll be outbid on a very important auction? It's time for ebay a-go-go. (Posted to Internet)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 19, 1999

Wired to the teeth but never even thought of getting a fax machine until someone embarassingly asks you for your fax number? Get your faxes through email via eFax. (Posted to Computing)

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Wednesday, 18 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 18, 1999

The themes may change, but it's good to see that the creators of jodi.org will always be on crack. (Posted to Art)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 18, 1999

TreeLoot is giving away money to those who have nothing better to do than sit around clicking on imagemaps. There's probably a catch in there somewhere, but we aren't bored enough to go figure it out, so, hey, go nuts. (Posted to Wackos)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 18, 1999

mayhem.net keeps you up to date on everything American society would like to hide. Did you know that the Unabomber was a volunteer for CIA mind-control experiements? (Posted to Commentary)

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Tuesday, 17 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 17, 1999

Readers of the recently posted "bad buzzwords" link who had trouble distinguishing between stupid marketing terms ("extranet"), long standing hacker usage that has crept its way into business meetings ("bandwidth"), terms that business people have come up with to sound like insiders ("take it off line"), and actual legitimate geek usage that the idiotic author neither understood nor took the time to properly research and report on ("cracker") would be advised to check out the reference source on the subject: The Jargon File (or, for those of you who prefer your documents in dead tree form, The New Hacker's Dictionary (note that the print version is based on the file from three years ago, and is out of date). (Posted to Reference)

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Sunday, 15 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 15, 1999

In 1999, two young filmmakers went into the woods to make a SCARY movie and they never returned (!!!). One and a half days later their footage was found mysteriously at a lab where it had been mysteriously canned, prepped for video, and edited (!!!). The Blah Witch Project. (Posted to Media)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 15, 1999

Some people like golf a little too much. (Posted to Sports)

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Archived Memepool Post: August 15, 1999

Back Orifice 2000 can help your love life. (Posted to Commentary)

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Saturday, 14 August 1999

Archived Memepool Post: August 14, 1999

Joe Cartoon gives you the killer app the Internet has long been waiting for: the power to blow up a gerbil in a microwave. (Posted to Humor)

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