March 31, 2004
Don’t just sit there - Do Something
Ready for another boring night of mind-numbing television? No? Looking for a new hobby? Perhaps you'd just like to liven up your next party? How about some Fire Dancing?
What happens to the T-shirts you donate to charity?
10 Things to expect after you turn 30. Number 10. Starting in 24 hours, you are officially closer to 40 than to 20. How're they hanging now, kid?
New! Hemp wheat sprouted bread, an ancient recipe for the energy of life
Smoking Dope with Thomas Pynchon: A Sixties Memoir
More unusual clocks
First Atomic Clock Wristwatch - Do not be misled. The many "atomic time" wristwatches you see on the market today are merely cheap quartz wristwatches with a built-in radio receiver…
Karen’s Alarm Clock v3.0.3
The problem is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
March 30, 2004
I want to read “Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush.” By John Dean.
From the Publisher: Former White House counsel and New York Times bestselling author John Dean reveals how the Bush White House has set America back decades—employing a worldview and tactics of deception that will do more damage to the nation than Nixon at his worst.
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out on a Tuesday
Top Twenty Drug Using Cartoon Suspects, from Shaggy to Speedy Gonzales
Lennon's Song "Help!" - The Real First LSD-Oriented Beatles Song
In Search of the Magic Plant "Ska Maria Pastora" in the Mazatec Country. (From “My Problem Child”)
Stand up philosopher, Timothy Leary’s death
David E. Nichols, Ph.D. - A Scientist Reflects on the Discovery and Future of LSD
(Unrelated): "Bad spellers of the world... Untie"
(Refresh the screen to enjoy the fractal above)
Death & Eternity Links
The last picture you'll ever take... (From “Worth 1000”)
The gothic & creepy Gruft – Death room at the Propeller Island Hotel in Berlin
Near-Death Jokes: "If you are reading this - you are dead"
American Anthropology Obituary Index (? - I guess you need that too)
"No, no, you’re too kind..."
Outside View: Who is William Krar? Did the Feds stopped the most devastating terror attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, and why have you not heard about it until now?
The Headline of the Week from “Finance Asia” (Thanks, Wayne)
Heady stuff: Condoleezza Rice on “Promoting the National Interest” - but this article is from January 2000, so expect slight differences from today’s positioning… (Found at ”Arts & Letters Daily”)
More Links about Current News Here
The fried chocolate sandwich is a Scottish winner
Biscuit tin quiz from “Nice Cup Of Tea And A Sit Down”
CRAYON - Create your own Newspaper
Who Owns What: Online guide to what major media companies own
”News of the Weird” Map, search by state
Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here
March 29, 2004
Fix your mess!
Katrina As Michelangelo: My Dining Room Mural
The Chicago TV Bed with secret, remotely elevated flat panel 22" wide screen television
The role of the folding chair
Artistic Glass Sink Sets for Bathrooms (From ”Information Junk”. By the way, John-of-Footprints, please contact me with a good email – I’d like to ask you something and I’ve tried to reach you a couple of times but the email on your blog doesn’t work).
Hand-painted children's furniture (From "Dragons of Walton Street" in Knightsbridge London)
With the Southern California Weather we are having now -
Harbin China Ice & Snow Festival 2003 – definitely, the most amazing ice sculptures you’ve ever seen. (J-Walk & Larry, the Happy Cynic beat me to that one!). Here’s a Webshot album of Harbin and a BBC story about the festival
World's first drive-in cinema for ice scooters in Saami, Norway
Tim Linhart is The Mountain Freak
Snow butt (?) in Grindelwald, Switzerland
“Team Sandtastic” becomes Team Snowtastic in the winter (obviously)
Snow "jizo" line a street in Shinjo City, Yamagata Prefecture. "Jizo" memorialize and watch over aborted fetuses wandering in the netherworld, according to the Jodo sect of Buddhism
The Ten Thumbs guide to Snow Sculpting
Sacramento Airport Booty from “Cockeyed”
"Every time I fly and am forced to remove my shoes, I'm grateful Richard Reid is not known as the Underwear Bomber" - Flying Jokes and "Airport ABCs: An Explanation of Airport Identifier Codes". Both from “SkyGod”
The rest of Our List of Flight Links is Here
Abercrombie & Kent, the original luxury travel company
Little Czech Primer in pictures
Paris at night (Click to enlarge)
Propeller Island Art Hotel in Berlin
March 28, 2004
The war goes on
560 pairs of boots and a pile of 8,500 shoes
War Rationale: Version 10.0, from Tom Paine
Somebody Google-bombed "Bush's foreign friends"
Nights of the living Dead
“Animated Architecture”, designers of lightning, set & video projections for the Grateful Dead concerts
It was 1978, the night they closed old Winterland down - and the Grateful Dead's all-night show lives on in memories, flashbacks...
More Music -
The excellent blog ”Tofu Hut” writes about Susana Baca, an Afro-Peruvian Jazz singer (See 3/24/04 posting). He has some beautiful temporary MP3’s there. Listen to "Cardo O Ceniza". More about Susana Baca and some Susana Baca samples