Thou greybeard, old Wisdom! may boast of thy treasures;
Give me with young Folly to live;
I grant thee thy calm-blooded, time-settled pleasures,
But Folly has raptures to give.
The Gator found this neat interactive: rhyme with Rabbie Burns!
Via Nate: QWOP, a running game you play right in your browser! This is AMAZING.
Also via Nate: Quote Investigator – was that inspirational quote really said by the person you think it was?
Splendid drive-thru prank: the invisible driver
Spot the Quality Cafe in many films! (via David R esq.) – and – 6 places you’ll recognise from the background of every movie (via Dylan)
The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins, pickpocket – great New Yorker article, went viral for a reason!
Science comes clean: Overly Honest Methods
Toy train company bids for a major UK railroad. It gets a reply. (via Alan Jackson)
The girl who played Veruca Salt in the classic Willy Wonka film wrote a book about it that is (a) free to download [EDIT: nope, not any more, it’s now US$10!], and (b) apparently really great. (via Gino)
Beware the occult hand! (via Allen Varney)
The Fresh Prince theme song lyrics, after google translation:
Sounds like the new Before… film is actually good. And, exhale! Here’s a neat essay about Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, to get you in the mood. (I remember when the first film was released, this was the scene everyone was talking about.)
The Skywalker Paradigm (gotta have a Star Wars link, huh)
And finally, the weirdest thing I’ve seen in a while: Sharon Tate models Mao Tse Tung.