Postings to the B-List.
Subject: B-List: 50 Greatest TV Shows?
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 08:10:11 +0930
US TV Guide's 50 Greatest Shows
< http://www.tvguide.com/50th/features/020429a.asp >
Whether or not you agree with this US-centric list, the TV Guide
site has heaps of info about current and classic programs, including
episode guides, news and trivia.
My favourite US series, Northern Exposure:
< http://www.tvguide.com/tv/shows/showPage.asp?iprogramID=49557 >
Other US shows I've liked over the years, in no particular order:
Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle, Twin Peaks, Duckman,
The Sopranos, Frasier, Futurama, American Gothic, Ed, Grosse Point,
Subject: B-List: News Clippings and Connections
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 08:37:40 +0930
1. "Google Offers Premium 'Find Anything' Service"
< http://www.bbspot.com/News/2002/05/google.html >
2. "Is it a 'magic box' or a high-tech hoax?"
< http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/050502/met_9322821.html >
3. "Americans believe 'pseudoscience'"
< http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-science01.html >
4. "Business in the front, party in the back"
< http://www.salon.com/mwt/style/2001/04/09/mullets/ >
5. "Man in monkey suit is mayor"
< http://uk.news.yahoo.com/020503/80/cy6jg.html >
6. "Count Dracula makes bid for kingdom"
< http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s548942.htm >
7. "Pets May Get Own 'Bill of Rights'"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=894601 >
8. "'Boozehounds' Belly Up to the Bar"
< http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,51340,00.html >
9. "Sony Loosens Leash on AIBO Robot Dog"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=technologynews&StoryID=925684 >
10. "Loose connections"
< http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,591-260065,00.html >
Debunks the 'six degrees of separation' theory, ie that everyone on
Earth is separated from anyone else by no more than six degrees of
Most people have heard of the 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' game.
Here's the "internet home" of the Kevin Bacon game:
< http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/ >
There's also a game linking any actor/actress to any other:
< http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/star_links.html >
Subject: B-List: Life's Tough in the Office
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 08:16:36 +0930
1. "The art of office e-mail war"
< http://salon.com/tech/feature/2002/05/09/corporate_e_mail/index.html >
2. "Web of Distraction"
< http://www.shift.com/content/10.2/263/1.html >
3. "Workstations 'dirtier than toilets'"
< http://www.vnunet.com/News/1131608 >
4. "PCs: For Whom the Decibels Toll"
< http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,52438,00.html >
Subject: B-List: Animal News Stories
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 07:55:00 +0930
1. "What Exactly Does 'Meow' Mean?"
< http://www.cosmiverse.com/news/beaten/beaten05160201.html >
2. "Cat Goes on Rampage, Evicts Owners"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=957593 >
3. "Elk Acts Like a Bull in a China Shop"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=976657 >
4. "Elephants Used to Demolish Houses"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=957594 >
5. "Man in Trouble Over Republican Party Animal"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=976664 >
Subject: B-List: Tech News Stories
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 07:46:01 +0930
1. "Gadget testing gets Big Brother treatment"
< http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992258 >
2. "Family implanted with computer chips"
< http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/2002/05/10/implantable-chip.htm >
3. "Mobile keypad reinvented"
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1990000/1990855.stm >
4. "Motorola to Offer Classic Games Like Pong on Phones"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=technologynews&StoryID=977968 >
5. "Toshiba preps curved LCD screen"
< http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/25372.html >
6. "Estari to Launch Dual-Screen Laptop"
< http://www.twomobile.com/content/1086.php >
7. "Thin! Tan! Hotter Than Hell!"
< http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.06/melanotan.html >
8. "XBox Economics"
< http://red-mercury.com/mmceo/mmceo_current.html >
9. "NASA seeks right (old) stuff"
< http://www.iht.com/articles/57527.html >
Subject: B-List: Music Star Name Generators
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 08:23:25 +0930
Music Star Name Generators
< http://www.mp3.com/rockstarname/ >
The forms ask you for an email address too, so make one up if you
don't want to give your actual address.
There are name generators for 10 music genres available.
Here are my names for each genre:
* Alternative name is Motu Humbug
* Blues name is Mister Sharp
* Classical name is Edward Bayceklef
* Country name is Tennessee Ernie Bored
* Electronic name is Fruity Loops Phil
* Hip Hop name is Positive Cipher
* Jazz name is A.C. Thirty
* Metal name is Kenny Kweens
* Pop Rock name is One Symbal Simon
* World Music name is Jah Infinity
Jah Infinity is my pick of this bunch.
Dilbert and the Google Doodle
< http://www.google.com/dilbert.html >
The technology behind Google's great results
< http://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html >
Subject: B-List: Friday Roundup
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 08:15:05 +0930
1. "TV Boosts Social Life with Imaginary Friends"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=939642 >
2. "The Next Hot Jobs"
< http://www.smartmoney.com/consumer/index.cfm?story=working-june02 >
3. "Top 10 e-mail scams exposed"
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_2003000/2003264.stm >
4. "Top 10 Ad Complaints UK 2001"
< http://www.asa.org.uk/annual_report/ar_2001/complaints.asp >
5. "50 Uncoolest Records (That We Love)"
< http://www.rollingstone.com/features/featuregen.asp?pid=665 >
6. "Teen Vegetarians Healthier Than Meat-Eaters - Study"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=sciencenews&StoryID=948294 >
7. "Female Choice Seen to Benefit Human Intelligence"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=1002081 >
8. "Art prize eludes van man"
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entertainment/arts/newsid_1998000/1998753.stm >
9. "Criminals Surrender After World Cup Ultimatum"
< http://www.reuters.com/news_article.jhtml?type=humannews&StoryID=976677 >
10. "Police Hope to Track Robber by His Dentures"
< http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/news/05212002_nw_dentures.html >
11. "School prank turns vicious in Massillon"
< http://www3.cantonrep.com/cantonrep01/menus.php?ID=45454&r=7&Category=11 >
Subject: B-List: Oddcast Virtual Hosts
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 07:36:50 +0930
oddcast - virtual host
< http://www.oddcast.com/oddcast/site/index.php >
Play with a virtual host, putting words in their mouths and dressing
them up. Requires Flash 5.
* Dubya Goes to War!
< http://www.oddcast.com/host/bush/ >
* MTV.com Movieawards Virtual Winner
< http://www.mtv.com/onair/movieawards/ma02/virtualhost/ >
* Make Your Own
< http://host.oddcast.com/ >
If you're really keen you can customise a host a make a personalised
greeting to email to someone.
Subject: B-List: BBC "So" Personality Quizzes
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 08:19:37 +0930
BBC "So" Personality Quizzes
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/personality.shtml >
* Money, money, money - Are you destined to be rich?
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/rich.shtml >
* r u a txt addict?
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/textaddict.shtml >
* Find your perfect partner
for girls < http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/quiz_girl.shtml >
for boys < http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/quiz_boys.shtml >
My perfect partner: Miss Cool
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/so/quizzes/quiz_boys.shtml?result=3&answered=7&total=16 >
Also has links to lots of other types of quizzes on the BBC site.
Some other BBC quizzes that may be of interest:
* Which Decade Are You?
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/cult/gigaquiz/gigaquiz.pl?infile=cult_general2&path=cult_general2&pool=decade10 >
Apparently I'm stuck in the Naughty Nineties
* Red Dward Quiz
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/comedy/gigaquiz/gigaquiz.pl?path=red_dwarf_cosmo&infile=red_dwarf_cosmo >
My result: "Oh sir! You are KRYTEN. Engage panic mode."
Subject: B-List: Super Web Soccer
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:01:58 +0930
Super Web Soccer
< http://www.radicalplay.com/socca/ >
World Cup 2002 starts today, so here's a Java-based soccer simulation
game to get you into the mood.
SBS's "The World Game" Site
< http://www.theworldgame.com.au/ >
Teams, Schedules, Reports, Photos, Multimedia, etc.
Australia Wins World Cup
< http://wwiii.sbs.com.au/home/index2.php3?id=19989 >
It was the Five-a-Side World Championship, but it's a start.