Friday, November 17, 2006

Today: links from others! Thanks, everyone.

From several library sites and also from Susan (Susan! What a blast from the past! Thanks so much for writing!): a student gets tasered in a library. Video of the incident is here (thank God for YouTube and technology - otherwise this might get dismissed as a wild rumor).

From the Graveworm: in keeping with Wednesday's post about Tesla, the BBC has an article about the promise of wireless power.

Also from the Graveworm, who is sort of obsessed with 1111: what it means when you see a series of ones all the time. (Fortunately, Mr. Graveworm doesn't put too much stock in this story.)

From Courtney: do men use cell phones like birds use their plumage? I have to say I've never noticed a man's cell phone in that way. I wonder if I'd be oblivious to pretty feathers if I were a bird.

From Bunny: which tarot card are you? Apparently I am the Moon. (Bunny was the Devil. Hee. Together, we are mega-spooky!)

And finally, a reminder from AdBusters: Buy Nothing Day is only a week away.

Have a spiffy weekend, everyone! See you Monday.

6 comments:

Satori said...

I'm the Wheel of Fortune. :)
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Satori said...

Hmm... I was conflicted with one answer and changed it just to see... That time I was The Star...

So I'm somewhere between "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Star"

Cassandra said...

I, too, am Wheel of Fortune. Hm. I'll have to think about that.

Cassandra said...

I had to take it again, as Wheel of Fortune seemed to perky for me, now I am the High Priestess. I can live with that.

Satori said...

Hmmm... Very interesting. The UCLA student that was tased is named Mostafa Tabatabainejad he's an Iranian American. He refused to show ID because he felt he was being singled out by racial profiling by the Library staff. Several other student verified that he was in fact a student, which should have been good enough. The only reason they are supposed to be checking IDs that late in the 24 hour library is to verify that only students are present. This is for the physical safty of students that are there late.

He's suing:

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ucla17nov17,1,1813095.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

Ssssooopppeeerr Ssssllloowww Mmmmaannn said...

High Priestess, am I. Hmmmm.

Go figure! (Quit snickering!)