Tsunami May Have Revealed Mythical City

February 28th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Indian divers have found more evidence of an ancient port city, apparently revealed by December’s tsunami.

Stone structures that are “clearly man-made” were seen on the seabed off the south coast, archaeologists say.

They could be part of the mythical city of Mahabalipuram, which legend says was so beautiful that the gods sent a flood that engulfed six of its seven temples.

The new finds were made close to the 7th Century beachfront Mahabalipuram temple, which some say is the structure that survived the wrath of the gods.

The myths of Mahabalipuram were first written down by British traveller J Goldingham who was told of the “Seven Pagodas” when he visited in 1798….


“I Want To Thank Warner Brothers For Casting Me In This Piece Of Shit”

February 28th, 2005 | researchmaterial

George W. Bush won the “Razzie” worst actor of the year award on Saturday for his performance as president in “Fahrenheit 9/11″ but his moment in Hollywood’s dubious spotlight was eclipsed by Halle Berry, who actually turned up to receive her embarrassing accolade.

Berry was named worst actress of 2004 by the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for her performance in “Catwoman” and she showed up to accept her “Razzie” carrying the Oscar she won in 2002 for “Monster’s Ball.”

“They can’t take this away from me, it’s got my name on it!” she quipped. A raucous crowd cheered her on as she gave a stirring recreation of her Academy Award acceptance speech, including tears.

She thanked everyone involved in “Catwoman,” a film she said took her from the top of her profession to the bottom.

“I want to thank Warner Brothers for casting me in this piece of shit,” she said as she dragged her agent on stage and warned him “next time read the script first.”

It is rare for a Razzie winner to show up at the spoof awards held on the night before Oscars — but Berry did, saying her mother taught her that to be “a good winner you had to be a good loser first.” She received a standing ovation…


Slowchat

February 27th, 2005 | brainjuice

As in this, at ThinkAttack.

Anyone know how to make one of those?

W


MINISTRY OF SPACE

February 26th, 2005 | Work

Out this week in paperback and hardcover: MINISTRY OF SPACE by myself and Chris Weston with Laura Martin.