Saturday, June 23, 2007

Friday fun for June 22, 2007

Well, it may be a day late, but here's a diverse batch of things to make your weekend (or any other day) a bit more interesting.

Channelling Abba

If you like Abba but you're not too sure about the Bush administration, you're going to love this music video. More proof that Abba can take any subject and make it seem fun! Mama mia!

Here's the link.

Not your average day in the chair

An interesting story and photo about a journey through a crosswalk that went very wrong - but worked out OK.

Here's the link.

I am my avatar?

Ever notice how dog owners so often seem to look a lot like their pet? It looks as though something similar happens when people create their own avatar to represent them in the virtual world. This slideshow from the New York Times shows the real and virtual views of some people who have a foot in both worlds.

Link to the slideshow

The Times also has a fascinating story about Chinese gold farmers (link to Wikipedia), a new real-world industry created to meet the needs of online worlds for credit. It's a fascinating, and disturbing, look at the murky intersection of "reality."

Link to the NYT gold farming story

That's it for now. Enjoy!

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