November 30, 2004
And You Will Know My Name Is The Lord
"Pulp Politicians": What do they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Iraq?
Jules Winnfield in the 1800's, a Worth 1000 Celebrity Time Travel contest
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “ Jesus' General”, Long Live The Christian Cultural Revolution. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
A Large collection of Pulp Fiction Links Here
A colorful mosaic gracing the entrance of Livermore's new library is of a genre known as naןve art because of its whimsical design and childlike nature. Maybe that explains why 11 of the 175 names and words on the piece are misspelled - from "Eistein" and "Shakespere" to "Van Gough" and "Michaelangelo"
Northern California Light and Structure, photography by Edmond Leys
Thousands of Nature Scenes from Northern California, by Photovault
California Rare Fruit Growers
You, me & the Salton Sea. In Los Angeles, some people's idea of traveling is to brave traffic to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Not at Ostrich Ink. There are a lot of odd places to travel to that aren't very far from LA, and in this issue, we take you to one of the oddest of all, the Salton Sea. Click on the dead fish to advance
Holy Molly! We’re Taste Testing Grilled Mary Sandwiches
The most useful link you’ll ever find on Grow-a-Brain: Pizza Hut simple Online ordering site
“You're looking at all the public photos on Flickr tagged with pasta”
Black Table’s Fine dining for coarse folk - A yokel’s guide to Jean Georges
Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetic Stew: Explorations in Dymaxion Dining
Last year I linked to the very tasty samples from The International Edible Book Festival Gallery. Here’s many more: 4th International Show and Tea Edible Books. The New York 2003 Festival. 2004 Booklavahs. More Books to eat. Japan's Edible books collection from Masaaki Tatsumi
The Combat Cutlery Gallery, a celebration of lethal flatware
McSweeney’s Reviews of New Food
The First Jewish-American Cookbook, by Mrs. Esther Levy, 1871
A Large Collection of Unusual Meals Here
November 29, 2004
Remember the Pueblo
Two panoramic photographs of the waterfront of Seattle, Washington, taken from the same vantage point - 95 years apart
Also, Scuba-naked's free Patriotic Music Downloads, including John Wayne reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
Six things you don’t know about Texas
Portraits of Americans Who Tell the Truth, by Robert Shetterly
A 12 panel piece of art which R. Crumb named "A short history of America"
The 'Streets Of America' project
U.S. Postal Service: Official Abbreviations
Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “ We Make Money Not Art”, by a blogger who once worked at a smelly Portuguese squid museum. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Many More All American Links Here
I don’t usually post such requests, but here is an email I received tonight:
…my name is Daren Kearney Heidgerken and I am attending the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business (Class of 2006). This semester two of my classmates and I are taking Marketing Research. The primary project of the course is to create and administer a survey. We are creating a Web based survey that we would like to use to reach as large of an audience as possible.
As I was brainstorming ways to draw people to our survey I came across your blog. I was wondering if you would mind placing a link to our survey from your blog.
You can see a draft of our survey here
We have only a short time to administer the survey, so I would appreciate hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.
Daren Kearney Heidgerken
Please pass the link around. Let’s fill their box with thousands of responses!
November 28, 2004
Revised Larry Carlson
Gilles Tran’s 28 Variations on the "Assassin and his cats" picture
Charles Forman’s Snow is Fun
Wasqua Witchcraft for little beauty
Earlier you enjoyed the Flash version of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements", by Mike Stanfill, Private Hand, who also gave us The Infinite Cat Project and The Last Request. See more of his stuff: Slim Whitman’s Rainbow and Sunny, a love poem
New (up to 58) screens of psychedelic headache from DirtDirt
Also, Larry Carlson re-designed his house
A new meme, but simpler: Subservient stickman
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Mimi’s “Smartypants”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
(Damn, I've blogged a lot this weekend!) More Flash, Java & Shockwave Links Here
”Further Thoughts on Exploding Heads”
Dan Ratherisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Dan Rather - "We had a slight hitch in our giddy up, but we corrected that."
From Chip Rowe: Why I love cuss words: Say you drop something heavy on your foot. "Gosh darn it!" doesn't cut it. And why should it? Language Hitlers say anyone who swears doesn't have sufficient mastery of the language. Bullshit. Invoke Shakespeare when someone cuts you off in traffic and see how fast you get through town
Languid is a statistical language identifier. Give it at least 20 characters of UTF-8 encoded text and hope for the best
Fortune cookies: “It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it”
The Need for a Simplified Sign System
Many More Lingulogiscal Links Here
Famous Scots-Italians. (Warning: Music!)
A history of Niagara Falls Daredevils
The Website for all former Playboy Club Bunnies
"This is my rifle.
There are many like it but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend
It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
Without me my rifle is useless
Without my rifle I am useless"
Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man
"Micro-Mike”, solar-Powered hermit squatting on Los Alamos Land
More Unusual People Achieving Unusual Things Here
After 12 years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No habla ingles." From GQ’s 100 Funniest Jokes of All Time. Also there, “This greasy spoon restaurant was so bad, on the menu there were even flies in the pictures”
Funniest joke ever told by a dog
A middle-aged man and his wife are out to dinner to celebrate her forty-fifth birthday.
He says, "So, what would you like, Sarah? A Jaguar? A mink coat? A diamond necklace? A cruise?"
She says, "Bernie, I want a divorce."
He says, "I wasn't planning on spending that much."
Asked to write a composition entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," a student wrote, "I am thankful that I'm not a turkey." Also, from The Friars Club Jokebook:
It was the end of the school year and the students were giving their teacher gifts. The teacher knew the profession of the kids' parents so she would guess what they got her.
The florist's daughter gave her a box, she put it over her head and shook it. "Are they flowers?" asked the teacher, the student replied, "How did you know?"
Then the candy shop owner's son came with a box, she put it over her head and said "Is it candy?" The student said, "How'd you know??"
Then the liquor store owner's son, Johnny, came and the teacher saw the box leaking. She put her finger on it, sucked juice of the finger and said, "Is it wine?"
Johnny shook his head. Then she licked it again, "Vodka?"
Johnny replied, "No. It's a puppy."
(The point about jokes is that if you heard them all, you’ve heard them all. But how to remember a good joke when you need one?) Many More Crazy Jokes Here
November 27, 2004
The Audio Shaker
The amazing Audio Shaker looks like a simple coffee grinder. But after you talk or sing into it, just cover it up, shake it a little and uncork it. What you’ll get is a sound omelet! (Another amazing discovery from Journalist Ami Ben Basat. Also from Ami, “Why Knot?”, a kinetic sculpture/machine that continuously ties and unties a necktie)
Visions of Science photography winners
A list of Chester Carlson’s Patents. The history of office equipment : Invention of the Cellophane Tape, The ball point pen, the fax machine (Invented in 1843!), Xerography, other contraptions. (Image above of the very first Xerox copy!)
"The Gates", Christo’s Project for Central Park , New York
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it”
Robosaurus in Action, the world's first real CAR-nivorous monster: 40 feet tall, 60,000 pounds, lifts 4,000 pound cars up higher than a 5 story building and breathes 20 feet fingers of flame
"Why Not" Open Source Movement - How to use everyday ingenuity to solve problems big & small
Guess before you click! What is this Mystery Image? Courtesy of Gerard Van der Leun’s “American Digest” which is today’s “Blog Of The Day”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Many More Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here
How to master things
How to master the art of the wink
How to drop out is more complex than we've been led to believe
From The Bonomo Library of Handy Pocket Manuals: Become Lovelier After Forty, Become a More Popular Hostess, Improve Your Dancing,
How to Find Your Man, and more
How you can be a Slacker – in 6 easy steps
How to Cope With Overnight Success. What do you do when your product's a hit?
How to interpret Classified ads, when seeking for a new man, woman, job
The Beauty Of Life is a 2D short film made at a German Film school
21 days to change a habit
The gift of a lifetime: Become a donor
Many More Things To Do With Your Life Here
The Day after The Day after Thanksgiving
Taking out the leftovers - "This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant, that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Alice's Restaurant..."
Miqel’s hard-to-classify and inexplicable recordings: The Yokohama Knights, Gay and Straight Together- Vol.1, Korean Childrens Choir, many more
Welcome to Norton Records , home to the frantic sounds of Hasil Adkins, Link Wray, the Pretty Things, the Flamin' Groovies, the Alarm Clocks, the Sonics, the Wailers, Question Mark and the Mysterians, Dale Hawkins, Ron Haydock, the Rockin' R's, Esquerita, Andre Williams, Jack Starr, the Flat Duo Jets, the Untamed Youth, the Phantom Surfers, King Uszniewicz, the Hentchmen, Wade Curtiss, Jackie & the Cedrics, the Church Keys, The Dictators and loads more wildies
Excellent rendition of the war president singing U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday
More Elvis paintings by Naoki Mitsuse
Julieta Venegas, accordion-playing Mexican art-punk
Nothing is forever: On the one year anniversary of it's release, these British folks are calling for a boycott of Outkast's 'Hey Ya'
Our huge collection of Odd Music and Musicians Here
Uncover the ancient secrets of Babylon
Steve Gedikian writes about the end of an era at Winamp
Job Interview at Totalitarian Burger
Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview
Dream jobs from Outside Magazine
The Worst Jobs in Science: The Sequel. Tampon Squeezer, Tick Dragger, Iraqi Archaeologist, Anal-Wart Researcher
Many More Unusual Professions Here
New World Record
The Henry Ford Museum presents Toys! from 1840 to 1960
The Toymaker - free paper toys that you can make yourself
The Ultimate Water Gun bursts onto the Los Angeles art scene
Greetings, fools! Welcome to Mister T and me
San Andreas/Real Life Similarities in the new Grand Theft Auto. (Slow load)
Many More Unusual Games and Toys Here
November 26, 2004
To die for
"Perishables," clothing made out of tripe by artist Pinar Yolacan
A collection of Dr. Martens boots designed as if each character from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series would have worn them
The $10,000,000 Victoria Secret 2004 Fantasy bra: A heavenly bra like no other in the world
Hallowig - Knit your own anime style wig
Thunderwear concealed Holster
Banana Republican Fall ’04 catalog
Bad Vacation Tees: Iraq, Afghanistan and Baghdad
The History of My Hair and 90 days of letting my Hair grow. Both from today’s “Blog Of The Day” “Fussy” (If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten). If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Many More Unusual Fashion Trends Here
Were you present when your picture was taken?
An oldie, probably a re-post: Things people actually said in court , word for word, taken down by court reporters:
Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
Q: Did you check for breathing?
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.
Police Blotter from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.
Guide to Garroting. Best practices for half-strangling robbery victims. Originally from “Robbery as a Science,” Harper's New Monthly Magazine, May 1853
Some consumers enjoy soap carving , often using Ivory Soap: Hobby for guys in jail