May 31, 2004
Memories of Wars
The Congressional Medal Of Honor, for the bravest of the brave
The correct order of wear of USAF ribbons
History of U.S. Armies in Uniform from 1747 to 2004
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s fifth book, "Brothers in Arms" about the 761st Tank Battalion (Colored), first all-black tank unit to fight in World War II
Famous Arab Americans, from Selma Hayek & Ralph Nader to John Sununu and F. Murray Abraham
Our large Americana Resource Here
Fungus & Tornadoes
How do the experts capture avalanches on film, and live to try again?
The Styx - Tasmania's Valley of the Giants contains the tallest hardwood trees on Earth
Mama's Minerals for gifts out of rocks, gems, minerals, geodes, and Crystals
Our Collection of Links about Nature Here
Drinks on the house
Making Homemade Soda is really very easy and much less expensive than store bought soda. Once you practice a little and get the proportions of sugar, flavoring syrup, yeast, and time to ferment in the bottle set to what your family likes the soda is really VERY good
Got Swedish Milk? - The ad
Our Huge Collection of Unusual Drinks Here
Odd Comics & Comix
Andrew Wyeth-style portrait of Homer Simpson by Roberto Parada
Discover “The Joy of Tech”. Which of the following is you? Google’s Valentine Day Graphics? “Haven’t you ever used underwear as a coffee filter before?” Internet dating? “According to my blog’s opinion poll”? or "If Cats could blog"? More than 500 other panels there.
The Israeli Ranan Lurie was one of world’s most influential political cartoonists. (Scroll down for the list of 72 world-leaders interviewed by him). But was he also a spy for the Mossad? (His wife, Tamar Lurie, by the way, is one of the most successful Coldwell Banker real estate brokers in the country)
Winners of the “Greatest Story Never Told MacroMedia Competition”
Our large Comics & Cartoons Resource Here
More Unusual Magazines
Capitalism Magazine is a daily magazine providing articles from a pro-capitalist, laissez-faire, pro-individual rights perspective
Sheep Magazine- The Voice of the Independent Flockmaster
The Christian Cowboys and Friends Magazine - Presenting Jesus!!!
Paper of Record is an historical archive of full-page newspaper images from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s
Fake Magazine Covers by readers of “Something Awful”. From “Torture Weekly” to “Metaphor Montly”… I’m sure that some of them actually exist. And, Real headlines. I like: "Man Wins $25,000 Bet By Swallowing Watermelon Whole"
Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here
More real estate blogs
Just last week, “Inman News” wrote the first serious article about real estate blogs. Now, here comes the first corporate-looking real estate blog, Lockhart Steele’s “Curbed”, covering Manhattan’ rentals, sales & development, with lots of general articles. Curbed is based on the idea that all conversation in New York eventually comes back to real estate, apartments, and neighborhoods. A good read for any interested party.
Blogs of other brokers: South Texas Real Estate by Roman Alfaro & Randy Watson, cowboy-Realtors from San Antonio
The Red Wagon Team of Keller Williams - The 2nd blog from Orange County, California
Costa Rican Real Estate: Is it a good investment? How does one go about learning it? How to avoid pitfalls
Our complete list of real estate blogs Here
May 30, 2004
BBC photos from the bombed-out Iraq wedding in Mukaradeeb, 19 May
Arlington West - White Crosses on a Beach of Santa Barbara, CA
Survivor: Baghdad (Old link)
Iraqi firefighters fighting a pipeline fire. “I think this is one of the finest news images I've seen in a long time. It's frightening, glorious, beautiful, amazing, informative, all at the same time.”
Iraqi artist Kalat creates statue of US GI . (See the long list of comments below it)
Country Joe McDonald sings Cakewalk to Baghdad:
"It went real easy,
Took a couple of weeks
Tore down that statue
Set those Saddamites free
The frogs and the krauts, they feel real bad,
'Cause they missed out cakewalkin' into Baghdad..."
I am looking for information about the Valley of the Peace cemetery in Najaf in Najaf, considered to be one of the largest in the world. If anybody has a link to it, please email it to me. Our huge Archives of The War in Iraq are Here
An Introduction to Mieskuoro Huutajat, the Finnish Men's Choir Wild Shouters
The Art Of Grace Slick: After retiring from Rock and Roll in 1989, Grace Slick began a new career in the visual arts
Iron Butterfly posters. (From Paddy Blake)
Fats Waller, born 100 years ago this week
Roll-up portable piano is on sale
“Wayback Machine” archived thousands of live concerts of many different bands. Say goodbye to your family and start clicking…
An index to the operas, musicals, plays, and sacred oratorios and dramas in the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive
Our Large Music Resource Center Here
News from Vegas
The new Israeli mob in Las Vegas
Ashley Revell, a 32-year-old man from London, England, sold everything he owned, even his clothes, to try his luck Sunday on one spin of a roulette wheel
Some Unusual Las Vegas Links Here
May 29, 2004
“Looking into the abyss”
“Welcome to the future official site of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. I'm Karl Rove, "the brains behind the Bush" and curator of the library.”
From McSweeney’s, “Pros And Cons Of John Kerry's Top Twenty Vice-Presidential Candidates”:
12. Bob Menendez, Representative, New Jersey –
Pro: Could solidify shaky support in New Jersey, lure Latino voters
Con: Along with brother Lyle, murdered parents
History lesson: GOP must stop Bush By Carl Bernstein. Originally at “USA Today”
Kerry historically is considered a "good closer". He better be, or we all end up in jail next year... More Biased Clips about the 2004 Election Here
The Dude Abides
"Drawing a Line In The Sand" - Steve Buscemi, 'King of the Indies'
The Dude Mobile, 1972 Plymouth Fury III stocked with Creedence tapes and no Eagles
The Big Lebowski Drinking Game: Every time Walter mentions Vietnam – 1 drink
Advocates For Jesus: The Second Coming: “We are trying to form a petition to persuade the Coen Brothers, to make a movie exclusively about the Jesus. While there are rumors floating about this movie being made, there is no official word. If you would like to see this masterpiece created, please sign our guestbook and voice your opinion, man!”
For nearly twenty years John Saleeby have made it a practice to avoid movies by the Coen Brothers…
“I mean, say what you will about the tenants of National Socialism, Dude -- at least it’s an ethos”: Entire Political Discussion Spoken Using Quotes From "The Big Lebowski"
The Big Lebowski Dance Page! Check it out! Be sure to scroll down
“The Chinaman is not the issue!”
Lessons learned from The Big Lebowski
The original Garbage Plates was created at Nick Tahou's in Rochester, NY. In the meantime, there have been many imitations with many different names, such as Sloppy Plate, Trash Plate, Dumpster Plate, etc… (From Upbeat & Downstairs)
Norwegian lutefisk - Hear that gagging sound? It's Norwegian-Americans attempting to connect with their heritage. It happens every year at this time; thousands of people choke down an infamous concoction called lutefisk. This feeling is pretty universal
Record Sandwich - 3.5 meters by 3.5 meters
The 2004 Noodle Eating Championship in Ohio
Our Extensive Food Resource Here
A rabbi and a priest went into a bar…
A. Why do Canadian anarchists like donuts so much?
B. Because it's a circle, eh?...
A. What is the definition of a really good tax accountant?
B. Someone who has a loophole named after him.
More Accounting Jokes here
Q. Why do so many people take an instant dislike to the viola?
A. It saves time.
Two cannibals were sitting around a campfire one evening after supper. One cannibal says to the other: "your wife makes good soup!"
“…I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us need the eggs.”
Lawyer Joke Emporium from NOLO
A few, Hilarious Jokes Here
The Atget Rephotographic Project: Eugene Atget made approximate 6,000 photographs of Paris between 1900 and 1926. Using reproductions of Atget’s photographs, students attempted to locate his “tripod holes” and to replicate the exact view and framing of his original scene. (From Kottke)
The Cellar Image of the Day brings note-worthy daily images, usually some time before they pops everywhere else (and they always do)
Love Cubes from Martin Parr
“Returning to Brazil after 25 years I was captivated once again by the charm and beauty of the country. No doubt the Brazilians are photogenic subjects, but it goes deeper than the image. Compared to the paranoia of people I've wanted to photograph on American streets, Brazil is absolutely refreshing." (From Crazy Kimchi)
How Will I Know Her? is a web-based exhibit about being far from the one you love, for reasons that are out of your control
Our Odd Photography Collection is Here
Don’t let your dog steal your fireworks
Firework Champions 2004
Our Collection of Fireworks Links Here