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Archive for November 2005

Fortune on the anime/manga industry

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The founder of ADV goes on at length about the importance of the fanbase, then comes out with this:

When ADV thought a Scooby Doo-esque series called Ghost Stories would be a dud, it issued a version with an intentionally inaccurate translation of the script--redubbing the characters to be more American (the leader now has attitude, and the boring sidekick was made into a born-again Christian)--knowing that would stir powerful passions. Authenticity being the Way of the Otaku, fans obliged by erupting in a furor.

Body hacks

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  1. Clear your stuffed nose!

Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

"Me And This Army" Radiohead remixes

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Mostly utter crap, but the Creep mix is clever.

EDOC Apparel

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ARG clothing with hidden messages and a line-wide storyline. Coming soon: Pokéshirt collectible clothing game.


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Simulate your night sky, just enter latitude and longitude.



Awesome Sopwith clone/update.



"Ask your doctor for a reason to take it."


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"Every Halloween in Lexington, KY, they block off the streets and recreate Michael Jackson's Thriller video."

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.