November 30, 2005
The Dogs Of War
US-Made Suicide Bombs! These are by US military, law enforcement agencies or commercial security firms - whether for training or marketing or spooking the public
The Democratic Party Informing The Dog of war. By Mr. Fish
Reaction to the Victory in Iraq speech
Much More About The Upcoming War on Syria Here
Colors of the Underground , by Jakob Ehrensvהrd. Depending on the mineral composition, the colors of the underground can sometimes be spectacular.
Garden (2000) by Marc Quinn is a real botanical garden, full of plants and flowers from all over the world. They are displayed in full bloom, and are potentially eternal: the nearly 1000 specimens are immersed in twenty-five tons of liquid silicon kept at a constant temperature of -80˚ Celsius
47 feet high Stainless Steel Aspen
November 29, 2005
Work Makes You Free
Nachlass eines Soldaten - Private and military archive photos of a German officer during WWI
Himmler's Speech at Poznan. On October 4, 1943, Reischsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler gave a speech to a secret meeting of SS officers, in Poznan, Poland. In this speech, he spoke frankly about the ongoing extermination of the Jewish people. This is one of the most chilling documents of the Holocaust
Aerial Photographs of Auschwitz taken by the Allied Air Forces
Definition of Genocide, per Genocide Convention 1948
The Forgotten Camps. This list is far from complete. It is estimated that the Nazis established 15,000 camps in the occupied countries
Number of Jews Murdered by Country in Europe
A Year In Treblinka. An Inmate Who Escaped Tells the Day-To-Day Facts of One Year of His Torturous Experiences
Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuba & Olympia
Photo above of two children, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto, from Holocaust Encyclopedia. One month later, they were deported to the Majdanek camp. Kovno, Lithuania, February 1944
This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Anne Mathewson, who blogs at ”Ample Sanity”, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Anne! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.
Many More Unusual Links about the Holocaust Here
November 28, 2005
Best blog I know
The most common question that I get in emails is “Can you link to my site?” The second most common question is “Where do you find all that stuff?” Well, now it can be told. For over a year now, I’ve been scouring this most original site, and so I bring to you here -
Hemaworstje / Fulminatia / TollFreedom / Hopsakee. This Shock-blogger (From Holland? From Alabama?) digs into places that few of the traditional “Link-sifters” dare go, and his generous daily link-dump is always filled with incredible finds.
Be warned that his choices are often NSFW, and sometimes they are extremely offensive. Still you’ll regularly find there undecipherable Russian cartoons, obscure East-European eye-candy, outrageous usage of large weaponry, absurdities from the orient, unrelated wonders & some of the most gorgeous naked women in the world. The site often changes design (A few months ago, it went all white and you had to blindly click on a white screen to find the hidden links!), so don’t get too comfortable when approaching it.
Since it doesn’t look like he keeps archives which preserves his complete output, I decided to do something a little different here today, and under the category of Best of Everything, simply copy a bunch of unusual links (Many video clips) from the excellent
Hemaworstje Fulminatia / Hopsakee !
The Naked Box video
Archival footage taken from the 1999 documentary on the war on drugs "Grass”, showing a squad of Vietnam soldiers smoking marijuana through the barrel of an unloaded shotgun at base camp
Dennis Leary sings “I’m an Asshole”. (The uncensored version)
The old Candid camera trick with the eggs on the conveyer belt
"Beautiful Boxer", the true story of the Best Thai Transvestite Kickboxing Film Ever
The 100 Best Doctors in America list
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November 27, 2005
Some Video clips
Kugelmass, a professor of humanities at City College, was unhappily married for the second time. Daphne Kugelmass was an oaf. He also had two dull sons by his first wife, Flo, and was up to his neck in alimony and child support.
"Did I know it would turn out so badly?" Kugelmass whined to his analyst one day. "Daphne had promise. Who suspected she'd let herself go and swell up like a beach ball? Plus she had a few bucks, which is not in itself a healthy reason to marry a person, but it doesn't hurt, with the kind of operating nut I have. You see my point?"
Kugelmass was bald and as hairy as a bear, but he had soul…. (From ”O Mundo De Claudia”)
John Cocktosten and the rest of Fletch's Identities in order of appearance. (From a creative thread about creative fictional character names - Benovan Stanchiano, Noboru Watanabe, Ivanna Humpsalot, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Mucho Maas , Lili Von Shtupp, Scooter Libby, so many more). The subject was raised by John Martz
Dave Chappelle’s The Niggar Family
Will Ferrell in this week’s Earth to America “global Warming” gala. “We now return to your regularly scheduled program”
The 8 types of joke archetypes
Colbert Nation recaps
Many Other Funny Comedians Here
November 26, 2005
The 51st state: The state of denial
The Farm. Their parents left San Francisco 30 years ago to build a utopia in rural Tennessee. Now some of the products of that grand experiment - their children - have come back. (From ”Whippleworld”)
Christian Exodus is coordinating the move of thousands of Christians to South Carolina for the express purpose of re-establishing Godly, constitutional government. It is evident that the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned under our current federal system, and the efforts of Christian activism to restore our Godly republic have proven futile over the past three decades. The time has come for Christians to withdraw our consent from the current federal government and re-introduce the Christian principles once so predominant in America to a sovereign State like South Carolina
Invented landscapes by Carlos Diaz
Another American I’m not familiar with: Stephen Sondheim
Robert Clark travels around the US taking photos with a Sony Ericsson s710a
(While blogging this post, I’m listening right now to Twang City, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Honky Tonk, Zydeco, Blues and Roots Rock. Photo above is of Victoria Ave. in Riverside leading to my new house). Many More Unusual Stories about America Here
November 25, 2005
Tawchuh, What Tawchuh
Paul Fusco’s Bitter fruit, documenting the funerals of US soldiers
Not condoning torture (Warning! Graphic denials of allegations of torture). From Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches
Dick and Don's Cabal. A map of the major figures involved in Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld's 2002-3 campaign to invade Iraq
January 26, 1998 - A letter to the president
The art of Mark Bryan: March of the cowboy thugs
While We Were Sleeping. Where Was the Media Between Invasion and Murtha?
Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq’s Oil Wealth
"Baghdad Burning" about the recent assassinations
Kurdistan, The Other Iraq. The Government and the peoples of Kurdistan invite you to discover their peaceful region, a place that has practiced democracy for over a decade, a place where the universities, markets, cafes and fair grounds buzz with progress and prosperity and where the people are already sowing the seeds of a brighter future
Much More About The Upcoming War on Syria Here
November 24, 2005
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody – Please give thanks today
Just in time for Christmas: Dogs Playing Poker Drink Coaster Set
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This is usually the day that kicks off Winter/Christmas sales, so most stores have their best deals today. Usually such great deals that people will camp out overnight to be sure to get whatever is on sale. Is it worth the $50 in savings? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It's how much you value your time. It's one thing to wait to get the item, it's another thing to have to wait in line to actually purchase that item. NYT story about how Michael Brim developed the site
The Hemorrhoid Cryotherapy Device is a simple, do-it-yourself, means to reduce or remove hemorrhoids. It works by apply freezing temperatures directly to the inflamed tissue
America's #1 book on fire eating: You can eat fire
Soapcards, where your words are always clean no matter what you say. Thank you, Kate
Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here
November 23, 2005
Slash / slash
Now many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon they, too, were wed…
I'm My Own Grandpa. Sung by Ray Stevens
Naked German men by their cars
Amos Latteier built a chainsaw-powered walking machine called the "prosthetic ass". It didn't walk very well. Still, it was named Best Prosthetic Ass in Portland, OR. The prosthetic ass was demonstrated at the Science Faire at the Old Lab in 2000. Happily no one was hurt in the process
Who pays for international mail? Why does the U.S. deliver foreign mail when we don't get any money for the stamps?
Money Making Scheme No. 4675
The What is it? blog. I've been photographing and collecting unusual objects for quite a few years and have just recently started posting them on this site as puzzles for others to figure out what they are. blogger Rob's other blogs
Number spirals are very simple. To make one, we just write the non-negative integers on a ribbon and roll it up with zero at the center
November 22, 2005
Co-blogging with Revilo!
Out of the blue, I was contacted by one of my illustrator-heroes, the hugely-popular and enormously-famous Oliver Christianson, known as REVILO. (No, not that Revilo Oliver). After some communication, he agreed to co-blog the following post, here on Grow-a-brain. Yippee! Enjoy the following -
Comic pinbacks, a free reference and research guide for vintage comic pinbacks from the 1890s to the 1950s
Excellent doodles by Grumblebee
Characters in Motion, a compilation of over 90 films by 60 international studios, artists and designers. Music by Pheonix Foundation - Hitchcock
Simpsons body count. How many deaths will it take for the notorious Simpson clan to be brought to justice? How long will the Simpsons' bloody rampage be allowed to run unchecked? What lesson are we teaching our children while this lawless bunch remains free?
Brian Fremly Rocks! And he has a Big Head…
Religious Tracts on flickr
The illustration art of Everett Peck, Duckman's daddy
The dark world of Charles Burns
Dream of Becoming a Professional Cartoonist? Get Your Cartoons PUBLISHED and EARN $$$$ Within THREE MONTHS... GUARANTEED! With tuition from world-famous cartoonist, Lou Darvas!)
Everyone loves The Reverend Howard Finster. Finster was the creator of Paradise Gardens Park & Museum, a product of all his folk art and Chattooga County's largest tourist attraction
Worst Comic Ever. Uncle Ray in The Spirit, 1947, without question he worst Spirit drawn by anyone, anywhere, at any time
Portfolio by Olivier Kugler
Another Favorite webcomics thread from ‘Ask Metafilter’
Copyright above Oliver Christianson. A giant Collection of Unusual Comics Here
November 21, 2005
Own a piece of America & Become an instant land owner! Now you can actually own property in any state in the country...FREE. All you have to do is select a state on the next page and follow the easy instructions. Within seconds you'll be a proud owner of your very own parcel of land.... FREE. OK, so it's only one square inch of land, but it is land, and it is free. How many of your friends can claim that they own land in Colorado, or California, Hawaii, or even New York? For that matter in any state?
If Dilbert built his own house, he'd start with a list of functional requirements that looked like this:
• Zero maintenance inside and out
• Energy usage approaching zero
• Green building materials when practical
• Healthy indoor air quality
• Practical to build, using local contractors, etc.
Sprawl near San Ramon, California
Rising from Ruin - Real estate in Hancock County, LA, post-Katrina
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody
November 20, 2005
Breaking news: Al-Zarqawi killed by explosions in Mosul.
At least one Arab television media outlet reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (9AM)
Later: More from Debka
A 9 sec. Google video - Kid gets hit by basketball
Chinese Babies come with a microwave
Move over Garbage Pail Kids, here come The Krypt Kiddies
Feral children, also known as wild children or wolf children, are children who've grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own. (Probably a repost)
Drawings of aliens by the children the aliens abduct
The focus of the Donor Sibling Registry is to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation who are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. (From a NY Times cover story: Hello, I'm Your Sister. Our Father Is Donor 150)
Seen everywhere: Zubbles colored bubbles
Many More Unusual Links About Kids Here
November 19, 2005
Ronaldinho’s Golden Nike Shoes – Did he really hit the goal post 4 times from that distance?
Shoewawa’s really Ugly Shoe Of The Week
Welcome to the one-stop website for antique clothing buttons, Vintage buttons, collectible buttons, new and vintage Czech glass Buttons, uniform buttons and lots of button information
Inside My Bag. What does your handbag say about you?
Sex And The City - The Look
Many More Unusual Fashion Trends Here
November 18, 2005
No unwounded soldiers
More than 750 participants wearing yellow T-shirts join hands to create the world’s largest “Human Yellow Ribbon” on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flight line at the 2005 Miramar Air Show Oct. 15. (A high resolution photo at the bottom)
A Russian multimedia map, Soldiers of the Great War
Info on defense spending. How are your 558 billion dollars being spent every year?
The War on Terror as viewed from the Bourne shell
Lars Brüll’s Hell Destroyed