August 23, 2005

The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Technology for a Better World
As far as I'm concerned, all the money being laundered on finding cures to diseases would be better spent on "The Life Straw." It's one of the many designs nominated for "The Index Awards," an international competition to celebrate practical design and innovation. For only $2, the Life Straw is an invention that could provide drinking water for one person for an entire year. It is absolutely incredible (and brilliant). Check out the list of top nominations which include the Toyota Prius, Google, and the $100 laptop.

The UNcategorized
This June, Paris France debuted book vending machines stocked with classics like HOMER. I'd eat Funyuns before I'd buy "The Odyssey" from a vending machine.

New to me blog: Dell Gines has impressed me with his content and insight. I also like that he doesn't play political sides.

Gas Prices from Around the World
Check out this table of prices. So you think we have it bad? Try $6.48/gallon in Amsterdam. No wonder they all ride bikes.

Rapper 50 Cent Releases a Book
Columnist Gregory Kane takes rapper Curtis James Jackson III (also known as 50 Cent and whom I affectionately call "Creflo Dollar's half-cousin") to task for the "fond embrace" of crime and ignorance in his his new book, "From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens." The number of times you get shot apparently likens itself to currency.

Tupac's Legacy Goes Altruistic
Here's some irony for your diet. Am I the only one who thinks a "Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts is just a bad idea? The newly opened facility in Stone Mountain, GA has plans set to unveil a bronze memorial statue of Tupac on the anniversary of his death. And get this, the statue will be placed in the center of the "Peace Garden." Enough, I'm getting sick to my stomach. This tripe deserves its own post. Let's all say it together, "Stronghold."

Adulterer Greeting Cards
Nothing says, "I want to cheat on my wife," like a nice greeting card. At least, that is the aim of the new Secret Lover Collection.

Posted by Ambra at August 23, 2005 2:11 AM in Linkology
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Decent column from Kane. I can answer is question about Bernie Goldberg. Goldberg obviously didn't do his homework and just decided to call out the two rappers that O'Reilly has taken to task the most often. Luda may have commercialized, boneheaded lyrics, but saying he's one of the top-100 people screwing up America proves, among other things, that Goldberg was looking to simply name scapegoats and divert attention from others. If a rapper with empty, non-substantial lyrics is doing more to ruin this country than, say, a partisan divider like Goldberg, then we need to step back and evaluate why our country is so fragile.


Color me cynical, but the day Africans en masse get the Life Straw is the day Jesus returns. It sounds way too simple and has way too much profit potential for "them" (ah, the ethereal "them" and "they" raise their ugly heads again) to just come up off them for $2.00 a pop! BTW, where can I invest in this joint?!

Aw man, you missed your chance!
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