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Monday, March 29, 2004

 

Building a better Blog + Mad Maxine

I'm still in the process of revamping the site so things will continue to be quiet 'round these parts until Wednesday or Thursday. Right now, I'm having problems incorporating the new layout scheme into Blogger. If you have nothing better to do, you can track Blog 2.0's progress by clicking here.

If it looks familiar, you're not imaging things. Shhh! Don't tell that Hasser guy.

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"There is no commercial gas stations in a dead zone, so tank must be full. We don't need to run out of fuel on the middle of some nuclear desert."

In the meantime, here's a link to the Knarliest Website in the History of Human Existence. Elena is a motorcycle enthusiast living in Kiev. Not content to ride her bike at sane speeds, she makes regular, high speed trips through the Chernobyl "dead zone." She carries a nuke meter with her and doesn't send to mind standing a few hundred yards from objects that could make her glow in the dark. In short, she's every geek's dream gal.

Elena's stories are straight out of anime and/or Mad Max. The site is 28 pages of incredibly eerie pictures and anecdotes, such as the one about looters being shot in the '80s after trying to make off with radiation-filled TVs. There's pictures of abandoned towns, amusement parks and apartment buildings. I guess the highest praise I can give is that I've never seen anything like it.

Hat tip: Sho + Art Bell.

PS: What is the correct spelling for "knarly"? Does it need the "k"?

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