Friday, May 07, 2004


Xinhua News posts some pictures of "P'yongyang's largest market." (hat tip to NKZone). Row after row of identically dressed vendors selling what looks like the exact same stuff. Not exactly a capitalist paradise in which one can (must?) choose between fifteen different brands of toothpaste or toilet paper. But then again, aside from the uniforms on the vendors, what is to distinguish T'ongil market from one of its South Korean counterparts?


Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelms. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

(Hat tip to The Corner)

Thursday, May 06, 2004


Take a look at this video clip (QuickTime required; download for free here) and, in the words of the experiment's creators, "try to count the total number of times that the people wearing white pass the basketball. Do not count the passes made by the people wearing black."
Notice anything else remarkable or out of the ordinary? If not, you're not alone.

Wednesday, May 05, 2004


I have been and remain insanely busy; hence, the lack of posts of late. However, this is just too strange not to pass along. John Gorenfeld, who has long been commenting on all things related to a certain Reverend Moon, posts some still shots of a video of what looks like a coronation ceremony for Rev. Moon, held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building! Ain't democracy grand?

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