February 28, 2005
2005 Academy Winner for Short Animated Film
"Ryan", directed by Chris Landreth, is based on the life of Canadian animator Ryan Larkin. Thirty years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Today, Ryan lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. How could such an artistic genius follow this path?
The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick by R. Crumb
Strange Anime tickling gallery (Warning: Japanese Anime!)
Duck & Monkey by Joe Perna. (Thank you, Joe)
The Unh Project: A collection of guttural moans from comics
The 12 of the dumbest covers of American comic books we could find
Many More Unusual Comics and cartoons Here
Inside the Dienstelle Marienthal, West Germany's nuclear bunker
Some 300,000 Child soldiers are being forced to participate in wars around the world.
The Child Soldier project of Sierra Leone. Child soldiers of Liberia. 20% of the combatants in Liberia's civil war were children. They were among the most brutal fighters: many of them killed, raped, tortured and even practiced cannibalism
Milosevic's war crime defence: "I was just issuing orders"
US Army 2004 Year in Photos
History of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Oliver Willis’s blog, “Like Kryptonite to stupid”. I finally made a little Linking Icon the “winner” can stick on their site, if they wish.
February 27, 2005
Dave’s 1972 Chevy Impalas. Still Runs - The cars that wouldn’t quit
Pre-War Car, a daily magazine dedicated to the pre 1940 car
Histories of 1036 British Motor Manufacturers who were in business between 1894 and 1960, including those that never made it past the prototype stage
Design defects of the Ford Pinto gas tank
Hood ornament/ Car Mascot - From Streamline to Jet age 1933-1966
Wanna buy some used police cars? Ford Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet Impala available
A Large Collection of Unusual Cars Here
Frighten your garbage man
Wanted: 30 Chinamen and a Zeppelin
Get your I Park Like An Idiot Bumper Stickers, and spread the joy around
The 1810 historic Berners Street Hoax
Super Mario Bros. was an inspiration to many of today’s computer engineers. In celebration of Engineering Week, a Super Mario was created out of 3800 Post-it notes
This Prank page was featured on ”I am Bored” this weekend, and that had brought up to 700 visitors an hour to Grow-a-brain for the last few days. Yo, guys, thank you for visiting, and check out the rest of the site (On the left). Many More Hilarious Pranks And Many More Outrageous jokes Here
Shopping is forever
Color diamond encyclopedia. Diamonds of all colors can be found in nature. Over 300 colors have so far been identified; From pink to black, spanning all the colors of the rainbow including blue, red, yellow, green, gray and brown, natural color diamonds are all excluded from the D to Z classification, which only applies to colorless ("white") diamonds.
Skin bag - “Synthetic human skin” formed from latex
Other types of bags, Crumpler’s bags
Brian sells his sweater on eBay. It's a nice Irish fisherman's sweater
Rhinoplasty glasses , get a nosejob without going under the knife. (From “Popgadget”: Personal Tech for Women)
They have ways of making you spend: Retail psychology and how stores get you to buy products you otherwise wouldn’t have purchased
Wash your sins with a Pope On A Rope Soap
Box talks greeting cards
Get your Allah pendants today
Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here
An evening with the doctor
Sheila Lennon compiled a nice collection of RIP’s to Hunter S. Thompson. What a bloody shame.
Live Cams from The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West
The First Page of White Noise, With Help From Don DeLillo
Gertrude Stein online: “I write for myself… and for strangers”
The Tiny Pineapple Nurse book collection
The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Alzheimer's: Living With An Impostor”. My life as an Alzheimer's caregiver. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post
February 26, 2005
The William P. Gottlieb Collection, comprising over sixteen hundred photographs of celebrated jazz artists, documents the jazz scene from 1938 to 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. (From Internet Weekly)
Interspecies jukebox with Orca and guitarist Jim Nollman
Horse Operas. Everywhere you looked in the 30's. 40's, 50's and early 60's, you found singing Cowboys
A folk version of Straight out of Compton, sung by Nina Gordon (Brilliant, and comes with language warning)
"Bozo & The Birds" at Kiddie records weekly, classics from the golden age
Reginald Kenneth Dwight before he changed his name to Elton Hercules John
Rev. Charles Martindale, known professionally as Disco Duck has been entertaining on the duck call since 1960
John Sankey is The Harpsichordist to the Internet
Classic Cat, a directory with links to over 1500 free to download classical performances, sorted by composer and work
Re-post: Jewish Reggae MatisYahu Live on Jimmy Kimmel
The Leonard Cohen Files: “One by one the guests arrive, The guests are coming through…”
The Music Pole, a new instrument
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville online state of mind
Many More Unusual Music Links Here
All You Can Eat Advertising
Vintage Advertisements & Vintage Steel Pen Catalogs
There ain’t nothin’ like cat herding
Re-post: Nostalgic mid-century ephemera
Somebody actually paid $20.50 for The Forehead Ad Blocker™!
A Large Collection of Unusual Ads Here
Skyscraper for sale
Unusual Villas Rentals, Over 2000 Villas, most ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 per week
Hong Kong building for sale. Act now and get two for the price of one
Top 5 naked real estate agents in the west: Everything for a sale!
When your real estate broker is also a matchmaker
Do you want this lady Realtor from The Real Estate News Company to visit you daily?
Mountain View Dome for anyone who is interested in Monolithic Domes (also known as Thin Shell Structures) and their advantages.
How To Make Money With Real Estate Options by Thomas J. Lucier
(Photo above of the area outside my house in the “Riverwalk” community in Riverside.) More Unusual Real Estate Information Here
Harbin Ice World Festival 2005
Members of Japan's Ground Self Defense Force work on a large snow sculpture of the Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse riding a dragon ahead of the Sapporo Snow Festival. Winners of the 56th Snow Statue Contest
2 years ago, photographer R. Todd King portrayed the Snow Festival in Harbin, and created a web sensation. In 2005, he’s back in Heilongjiang province, with a series of gorgeous photographs of Harbin 2005. Here’s how they build them. Elsewhere, BBC's 21st International Snow Festival photos. More photos from 2004. Where do you go when it’s 11° F in Beijing?
Snow boat at The Dartmouth Winter Carnival
Winter carnival at Saranac Lake, NY
Ice conditions at the World’s Longest Skating Rink
The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships 2005
Juergen Specht’s ice sculptures from a Meiji shrine
Eskimold - Build your own igloo
Vodka luges and hand-carved ice sculptures by Martin King
The next big thing
Lex & Terry proudly present “Fan Deformity of the Week” - Nipple on the leg
Female Latex Masks By Kerry - Crippy festish
Bald celebrities who endorse the “HeadBlade” Head Razor
Estancio Gomez, known as Ferro, the Magnetic Man of La Mancha
My name is Amy Ritchie. I am 18 years old licensed taxidermist, a member of the North Carolina and National Taxidermists Associations, and nationally certified by the NTA. I have been practicing taxidermy for nearly five years, specializing in small mammals and gameheads
Tony had been collecting since he was very little. No wonder his collection is so large
Many More Unusual People Doing Unusual Things Here
“The borders of our lives”
Donkey Bong, a disturbingly moronic animation from Joe’s Cartoons. (You must watch a short, stupid ad first)
The neck of my guitar: More than 200 bootlegs of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
The Graduate - A resource for film students and fans
Match the song lyrics to the artist: Simon and Garfunkel or Marilyn Manson?
Acoustic guitar Song Collection
Phil and Don, The Everly Brothers
Old Friends, Back on Tour, The NPR interviews
Many More Unusual Simon & Garfunkel Links Here
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Everything isn’t under control”, a front for an Illuminati-like organization. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
February 25, 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking
Air Pockets by Bruce McCall: “Dear Full-Fare Passenger Only, This is the last edition of Air Pockets in its current form. With the next issue, our in-flight magazine will appear as a lively, fascinating, and informative paragraph on the back of your boarding pass. And it’s yours to take with you.
As this airline’s new chairman, I have the pleasure of announcing a host of other passenger-related initiatives inspired by our merger with the Fifteenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court…”
Featured Slide Shows from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center
Airport of the Year 2004
The “Hundred Dollar Hamburger” is a Pilot's Guide to Fly-In Restaurants
Photograph shows an in-flight airliner with panels missing from one of its engines
Why is American Airlines gathering written dossiers on fliers' friends?
Henk van de Meene’s $20,000 Suitcase
”To fly is everything”, one of the most comprehensive sites on the web covering aviation history
Dial-a-plane. The original Carousel Hangar revolutionizing aircraft storage
Many More Unusual Flight Links Here
I am not a crook
“Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosones that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.”
Will We Need a New 'All the President's Men'?
The Man and His Shadow : Making Up Richard Nixon
Elvis & Nixon Films: What we've got here is a list of films about two of America’s greatest icons. These two clowns loom large in the American psyche so it's no wonder they just keep popping up in comedies, documentaries and mockumentaries.
Definition of Five o'clock shadow
Nixon's Greatest Cover-Up: His Ties to Kennedy’s Assassination
All the president’s hair - How much do you know about the hair of American history?
"Hey look, there's Jesus!"
An odd .jpg of Weeping Jesus
God's Yellow Pages - Let your fingers do the walking thru the Bible
Cross in Bottle, from Wunderkammer
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Holy Prepuce (Latin præputium) is one of several relics purported to be associated with Jesus. At various points in history, a number of churches in Europe have claimed to possess it, sometimes at the same time. Various miraculous powers have been ascribed to it
In light of Jesus' declining use of coupons and rebate forms, Christ had been stripped of one of His numerous titles. No more will He be known as Christ the Redeemer, according to a Vatican spokesman. Likewise: God proclaims Bush "Jesus Christ Almighty"
Many unanswered questions: What Wouldn't Jesus Do?
Date to Save: Who Would Jesus Date?
What would Jesus Google? Bless those who Google you
From Ifilm’s Best Shorts of 2004: The Outtakes of the Christ: Mel Gibson's blooper reel. (You must click on “Skip ad” button first)
Jesus Presley, music for today’s modern sinner
Welcome to DigiBless. At our site you can have all of your electronic documents blessed with a blessing of your own choice, using our Holy Server
Stupid Evil Bastard’s brother receives The Anointed Jesus Prayer Rug Scam
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.