Monday, July 11, 2005

Random Sites

A rendition of "Guns, Germs, & Steel" is playing on PBS tonight; check your local listings for channels. I didn't get very far into the book, but it was interesting and excellent fodder for conculturing, conworlding, and world-building in general. Hope they do a good TV version of it...

Over on another blog, there is a posting about clothing size inflation — you know, where the "Large" pair of pants clearly wouldn't fit anyone not as thin as Kate Moss. I suppose it does have a point when it says that perhaps that is large for the general population targetted by Abercrombie & Fitch and the like. And sure, forcing all the women's clothing companies to agree to a standard small-medium-large scheme would never work. But why wouldn't some sane, sizes-with-units-like-inches, measuring scheme work, eh? Eh? Grrr. Need to go surf some other site before I rant off for another paragraph...

Hmm, that blog doesn't seem to be the source of happy news at the moment. It quotes The Wall Street Journal talking about taking a hit for the team.

And in more linkish news...

Temperature-sensitive bathroom fixtures
Water faucets that go from blue to red with water temperature. Purdy!
Family Guy wiki
ICE phone contact
Mentions a UK campaign to help emergency personnel figure out a person's emergency contacts.

Oop, TV show on. Post over!