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Friday, April 28, 2006

Shanawdithit (1801 – June 6, 1829) is believed to have been the last surviving member of the Beothuk people.

As the Beothuk are extinct and few written accounts of their language exist, little is known about it.

We Didn't Start the Fire, wikified.

Bonus: 'Although the song ranked #1 in the US, and #7 in the UK, Blender magazine ranked "We Didn't Start the Fire" on its list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever". "We Didn't Start the Fire" also appeared on VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever, a collaboration with Blender.'

Bah. It's a good history lesson, at least, because it juxtaposees pop and high culture, letting you get the gestalt.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pickpocketing used to be punished by death, but the public hangings were considered prime targets for pickpockets.

Aristasia is a largely imaginary all-female society existing primarily in England. (via)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I'm playing around with a MicroKorg (someone else's). The best part is the vocoder.