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Things you don’t ever want to see again

Mice Wine

Baby mice wine is a traditional Chinese and Korean “health tonic,” which apparently tastes like raw gasoline. Little mice, eyes still closed, are plucked from the embrace of their loving mothers and stuffed (while still alive) into a bottle of rice wine. They are left to ferment while their parents wring their tiny mouse paws in despair, tears drooping sadly from the tips of their whiskers. (cracked.com)

What is so gross about that? It looks quite delicious really.

Last.fm, 30boxes, Jaiku etc.

So I have been joining a heap of social networking sites lately (I don’t know why I bother, no one ever visits me).  One of these sites was Last.fm. It has probably been around for ages but I just discovered it. It listens (scrobbles) the music you play on your computer and then matches you with other people who have the same musical tastes. Great idea, because unlike other web-radio-station-things, it doesn’t mean you have to be streaming songs off the internet for it to recognize them. The interesting thing is that on many social networking sites you gain ‘credibility’ or coolness or whatever on how many friends you have or how many posts or comments you make.

However Last.fm is different. You get ‘credibility’ by listening to more music. Which is super great!

I’m weird!

I also joined twitter and 30boxes a while ago but the 30boxes sites has been down because of traffic and the Twitter IM thing is never online to IM so that is helpful. Anyway I discovered Jaiku > Basically the same as Twitter except different.

This is a really crap post but I have to keep my public entertained! I only have three assignments to go before the end of semester, so hang in there! Please forgive me.