Apparat Music

October 28th, 2005 | mobilesignals, music

Just a reminder: if you’re making music, and you’d like me to listen to your work with regard to being included on an Apparat Programme, you can email me mp3s at I’m listening to everything I’m getting, and, with the intent to produce a Programme every Friday, I’m going to be burning through stuff pretty quickly…

Eco-Damage Triggers Pre-Halloween Rabid Vampire Bat Attack

October 28th, 2005 | mobilesignals

As reported on ProMED by Dr. Luciano Goldani:

Hematophagous (vampire) bats are proliferating because of forest devastation in the state of Maranhao, northeastern Brazil. 20 cases of fatal rabies have been clinically documented. The population in the area is protecting their houses with wire nets to prevent bat bites.

(Thanks to Conrad)

Americans Take Halloween Way Too Seriously: Proof

October 28th, 2005 | researchmaterial

The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.

The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said. The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles…

(Found by Xeni Jardin, thanks)

The Warren Ellis Net

October 28th, 2005 | brainjuice

Go to the Frappr map for and add yourself and your location. It’ll be interesting to see where we come from.

Note: Frappr always starts on the US. Use the arrows in the top left to shoot away from America and into the rest of the world.

…the fuck?

October 28th, 2005 | brainjuice

$207 million to remake a flick about a giant monkey?

$207 million?

I mean, when the new Superman flick was reported to have gone to US $250 million, I assumed they were, you know, literally making Brandon Routh fly. For $207 million, you can grow your own giant fucking monkey.

NASA and ESA put satellites into orbit around Mars for less money.