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April 03, 2007

Baby chameleons

Baby chameleons, originally uploaded by essexjan.

Todays FlickrFind.

March 14, 2007

Anthony Ciolli resigns from AutoAdmit

Anthony Ciolli has stepped down as Chief Education Director of the AutoAdmit admissions board. Ciolli is satirically "eulogized" by an AutoAdmit acolyte here.

Ciolli says he's stepping down because he has been the victim of "cyber-harassment" following Ellen Nakashima's Washington Post expose of AutoAdmit's long record of sexist, racist, and otherwise intimidating threads by AA's pseudonymous law students posting about their named female classmates. You can read Jill's own AutoAdmit backstory here.

Luckily for us, Jill's a lot tougher than Anthony Ciolli.*

*Correction: Anthony Ciolli emailed me to stress that he stepped down because of an incident of cyber-harassment that was directed at a third party, not because of any harassment he suffered. Ciolli confirmed that, as aeroman suggested in the comments below, he resigned over this incident in which an AutoAdmit poster announced that he was going to send a derogatory letter about a Yale Law student to YLS faculty.

February 17, 2007

Theme park will not lift elephant with human hair

resist exploitation, originally uploaded by wacky doodler.

A Taiwanese themepark has rescinded its decision to lift a 6-ton elephant with a cord of human hair. Instead, the park plans to hoist 6 tons of wood and rocks. [AP]

February 16, 2007

Constantly move forward

Silkies Below, originally uploaded by Steven Trainoff Ph.D..

Today's FlickrFind: Constantly moving forward...

Check out the rest of this photographer's photo stream. He's one of the most talented underwater shooters on Flickr.

Update: Mom just emailed to ask why I have a link to a page of memorable quotes from Annie Hall. That's a good question. Here's the quote that I was referencing with the title of the post... Alvy Singer: A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.

Update 2: In other shark news, man grabs shark with hands, blames vodka...

February 15, 2007

Out of sorts

Snow Leopard, originally uploaded by AlexandraPhotos.

Today's FlickrFind.

Billions wasted in Iraq [AP]

February 12, 2007

More on NYC's tips-only baggers

shopping carts, originally uploaded by gari.baldi.

Andrew Friedman of DMIblog has more details about tips-only grocery baggers in New York City.

February 11, 2007

Man divorces wife for slipping him pumpkin instead of zucchini

Happy Halloween!, originally uploaded by AArchibald.

A man filed for divorce when learned that those "zucchini" pies his wife had been making him were actually made of pumpkin:

A Russian man immediately filed for divorce from his wife of 18 years after he discovered she had been making pies with pumpkins instead of zucchini.

"She knows I absolutely hate pumpkins and she lied to me for months," said Ivan Dimitrov, 47. "What else has she been lying about? What man could trust a woman who fed him pumpkins?" [NY Post]

February 02, 2007

Jello shots in jail

This is another in our ongoing series on intoxication and incarceration...

According an upcoming article in the New England Journal of Medicine, hand sanitizer is the latest inmate craze:

A usually calm 49-year-old prisoner prompted a call to the Maryland Poison Control Center after guards found him red-eyed, combative and "lecturing everyone about life." [SPI]

Jellied hand sanitizer is approximately 70% alcohol by volume.

A separate incident with an isopropyl-alcohol based hand sanitizer led the authors of another forthcoming NEJM article to offer one of the most touchingly naive recommendations in the history of public health:

The second case involved a 43-year-old alcoholic in Cincinnati who was admitted to a hospital for chest pain.

By the time the man was treated and discharged, he was delirious.

He was readmitted for tests, but before the results came back, "the patient was seen in the bathroom drinking the alcohol-based hand wash from its dispenser," write Ashkan Emadi, MD, PhD, and LeAnn Coberly, MD, of the University of Cincinnati.

"When asked why he ingested the hand cleaner, he pointed to the label, which read, 'Active ingredient 63% v/v isopropyl alcohol.' He explained that this percentage is higher than that in vodka," write Emadi and Coberly.

"Perhaps changing the description on the container from isopropyl alcohol to isopropanol or propane-2-ol would decrease the attraction of these hand sanitizers for potentially dangerous abuse," write Emadi and Coberly. [WebMD] (Emphasis added.)

I wonder if they asked him whether he would have consumed the hand sanitizer knowing it contained rubbing alcohol instead of ethanol. I suspect the answer was "yes."

[HT: Loren]

January 26, 2007

Dali's dog

, originally uploaded by Sergi Bernal.

Today's FlickrFind.

January 24, 2007

"Attention: Lunatic Atheists & their Lawyers"

God is an American?, originally uploaded by dust....

Today's FlickrFind.

I was going to save this for the next Sunday Sermonette, but I couldn't wait.