the "tentacles" tag hasn't been getting much use lately

Rune Olsen
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Dear Lazyweb,

In the mid '90s, Henry Rollins and Ru Paul recorded a cover of Funkytown together. I'm not sure if it was ever released, but I require an MP3 of this.


Don't Fear the Falafel

FBI Hoped to Follow Falafel Trail to Iranian Terrorists Here

The FBI sifted through customer data collected by San Francisco-area grocery stores in 2005 and 2006, hoping that sales records of Middle Eastern food would lead to Iranian terrorists.

The idea was that a spike in, say, falafel sales, combined with other data, would lead to Iranian secret agents in the south San Francisco-San Jose area.

The brainchild of top FBI counterterrorism officials Phil Mudd and Willie T. Hulon, according to well-informed sources, the project didn't last long. It was torpedoed by the head of the FBI's criminal investigations division, Michael A. Mason, who argued that putting somebody on a terrorist list for what they ate was ridiculous -- and possibly illegal.

A check of federal court records in California did not reveal any prosecutions developed from falafel trails.

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Current Music: Photek -- Man Down ♬

how to goof off at work

Hey kids, here's something fun to try!

Remember those Magic Eye "random dot stereogram" things, where if you crossed your eyes just right, you could see 3D pictures?

So. Run the rd-bomb screen saver. Increase the grid size until the seed points are about two inches apart. I like -width 250 -height 220 (it looks better when the width and height are slightly different.)

Now sit about a foot away from the monitor, and cross your eyes slightly so that two of the boxes merge into one, just like you'd do with a random dot stereogram. Now it looks like your monitor is a window and the seething pattern is about ten feet away.

Ooooooh, trippy.

Keep this up for a couple hours and it'll be time for lunch!

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