Ripping Yarns...
Thrilling adventures at the frontiers of pop culture



"The very finest selections from Mr Berners-Lee's Electric Interweb, hand picked and presented for the more discerning browser."



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Complaints and compliments to Stuart Houghton

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Blood Music

Biotech resaerchers in the UK have discovered that cells in the human body may use 'morse code'-like patterns of signals to activate and deactivate genes.

Posted by: Stuart / 10:28 am ::link to this entry



Wednesday, January 12, 2005

MP3 Pocket Watch

You can keep yuor iPod Shuffle, I want some retro geekery.

Posted by: Stuart / 3:56 pm ::link to this entry



Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Prostitutes BBS

Someone found this internal bulletin board system from a Florida-based 'escort service' on Google. It's fascinating stuff.

"The Musical note next to the girls mean that they are on 'THAT TIME OF THE MONTH'"

Posted by: Stuart / 2:21 pm ::link to this entry



Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Will Eisner, RIP

Will Eisner passed away on January 3rd, 2005 at the age of 87 following quadruple bypass heart surgery.

Well, that's 2005 off to a fucking brilliant start, I don't think. Eisner was a genius who wrote and illustrated some of the most human comic strips in the canon - he also pretty much invented the concept of the Graphic Novel and played a big role in the late '80s realisaztion that comics were art in more than just the obvious sense.

Posted by: Stuart / 4:26 pm ::link to this entry



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