URLs du Jour (6/22/2005)

  • I used to have a Vanilla Fudge album (this one, to be specific); in fact, I may still have it somewhere in the dusty lower bookshelf where all my old vinyl lives. When I saw they were coming to one of our local concert venues, I asked myself: Are those guys all still alive? Amusingly, a couple days later I read Shawn Macomber's interview with Fudge's drummer, Carmine Appice:

    "Are you guys all still alive?" the manager interrupted, according [to] Appice.

    I guess that's the question that spontaneously pops into one's head, if one is Of A Certain Age.

  • You don't have to be particularly sane to file a lawsuit. (Via Linux Weekly News.)
  • The sharp-eyed Minuteman points out yet another case where NYT readers "in the cocoon" miss out on relevant information in an important story.
  • OK, so Slate is usually just full of snarky leftist crap, but every so often comes a gem like this:

    In line to get my badge for this year's skeptics conference in Pasadena, Calif., I recognized the little man standing behind me. He was bald, with a full, white beard, and he looked older than I would have imagined. "Excuse me," he said, "is this the line for the skeptics meeting?" When I nodded, he looked me up and down and replied, "Oh, I doubt that."

    The article is an interesting brief history of modern skepticism, and even though it doesn't quite live up to that opening paragraph (what could?), it's still quite good.

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