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Monthly Archives: December 2005

If it wasn’t coming from the Discovery Channel, I’d be inclined to think this story was fake. Actually, I’m still inclined to think it’s fake. They’re saying that in Britain they found a piece of Roman pottery depicting a gladiator in a g-string, holding a whip.

The image represents the first known depiction of a gladiator in such revealing attire. It adds to the evidence that ancient Romans viewed gladiators not only as fearless warriors, but also as sex symbols.

See, now all your Russell Crowe fantasies are historically justified.


You mean Wikipedia isn’t invulnerable? Oh, say it ain’t so.

A man who posted false information on an online encyclopedia linking a prominent journalist to the Kennedy assassinations says he was playing a trick on a co-worker.

Yeah, a trick played out in front of millions of potential readers. Oops.

The ConScript Unicode Registry has information on the ongoing standardization efforts of encoding fictional language character sets into Unicode. This came up today when my manager asked my cubical cohort if Elven was supported by UTF-8. (Answer: not yet, but they’re making progress.)

URGH! brings us the R. Kelly School of Rhyme.

Cross-reference with Glenda’s The Most Awesomely Bad $14 You’ll Ever Spend at your leisure.

Just a reminder to never, ever name one of your weblog entries with “porno” or anything similar in the title if you don’t want a bunch of people stumbling to your site looking for such. A good third of my traffic in the last couple of weeks has come from people searching for weird porno… and other things. “Ninja Gaiden porno?” Come on, guys…