May 31, 2006
The Mark of the Beast
The number 666 is cool. Made famous by the Book of Revelation (Chapter 13, verse 18, to be exact), it has also been studied extensively by mathematicians because of its many interesting properties. Here is a compendium of mathematical facts about the number 666
Water Talkies How cool would it be to talk clearly underwater? Well now you can with these Water Talkies! Just place your mouth over the mouthpiece when speaking and your voice will be heard by everyone in the pool, up to 15 feet away. (From Everything And Nothing)
Looking for the art of your life? Can't find that unique personalized gift idea? Gene-Portrait creates a unique DNA digital image of your genetic world from a sample of your own DNA. Each DNA portrait is unique and holds no medical or legal value. (Thank you JL)
Intelligent Design - Only you can prevent gray goo
Patent#: US 7037243: Cordless Jump Rope
Looking for some Uranium Ore? Call United Nuclear "We specialize in small orders"
Does Viagra Keep Flowers From Wilting? (Too expensive)
Many More Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here
The Sugar Bag Tree. (Der Zuckertütenbaum) by Albert Sixtus and Richard Heinrich (1928)
Color my bath with Crayola Color Bath Tablets
Many More Unusual Links About Kids Here
Brick by brick: A lawyer’s musings on real estate law in California
Pittsburgh Homes Daily, targeted at those planning to move to (or moving within) Pittsburgh
Homewerx Home Inspection Blog, AKA "the Original Home Inspection Blog"
Michele Flory’s Experience The Woodlands, TX
John Silos’s Fairfields Real Estate Blog
Here’s new real estate blog ranking site called PubSub
Tim O’Dwyer’s Australian Real Estate Blog
Ben Kakimoto’s blog of Seattle Condos and Lofts
And then one day you’ll find ten years have got behind you...
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
Timothy Leary passed away 10 years ago today. "I was with him the evening before he died and I still remember his humor even in his final hour"... (I met Leary in 1992, at one of Jerry Rubin’s many parties in Brentwood, but of course I met him 25 years earlier in my dreams & nightmares…)
This animated short, The Bicycle Ride is a fanciful depiction of Dr. Albert Hofmann's discovery of LSD. This cartoon was debuted at the "LSD Symposium" held in honor of Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday in Basel, Switzerland
This man has invented more than 80% of the world’s known hallucinogenic drugs, has had more than 4000 psychedelic experiences, and in 1967 created the drug ecstasy. Meet Dr Alexander Shulgin, groundbreaking scientist and explorer of the human mind
(I need to buy some lightning for my bedroom. I like this Ango Lamp. Any reader / decorator willing to come down to Riverside & help me fix my house?)
Skelly, The Garden Swimmer Sculpture
Richard Sweeney’s paper lights
Step by step of how to build am aquarium coffee table for a fraction of the cost of ready-made models
Many More Unusual Design Concepts Here
Put the watch down
Robots, tigers and towns: How Celebrities Go Bankrupt
It’s the summer of 1966. The Brazilian national football team has been invited to the Swedish town of Åtvidaberg by the AB Facit company, at the time a large successful producer of calculators and typewriters. It is all a part of the Brazilian team's training program for the World Cup in England later in the summer. They have just played a training game against Åtvidaberg FF and now it's relaxation and party time. Singer Lill Lindfors is entertaining, Pelé, guys in viking helmets are there and meat is being grilled over the Churasqueiras…
Animal Superstars: Where Are They Now? (Hint: All dead...)
Making the rounds: Actors in Character. (I like the Rosemary Harris # 2. Who’s she?)
Elvis's home sold to Uri Geller on eBay
Many More Unusual Stories About Celebrities Here
May 30, 2006
American Beauty Lookin' For a True Patriot
Hannidate - The place where people of like conservative minds can come together to meet
Foot fetish anyone? The Kama Sutra for foot lovers
How to Make a Quick and Dirty Mosquito Trap
Tutorial: How to make an awesome logo
How to make a Dick Cheney pumpkin-head paper mask
May 29, 2006
"Waitin' Round to Die" sung by Townes Van Zandt
Pjotro - The man with the musical suit
The Piano Society - Free Quality Recordings of Classical Piano Masterpieces
33 versions of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah
Top fifty conservative rock songs. At No. 1: "Won’t Get Fooled Again," by The Who
North Korean National Hymn Sing Along. (Click on KFA symbol)
iGoatse. The new skin for your iPod
The official Woody Shaw page
Original concert photographs at RockPrints
Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here
Stars of The Southern Hemisphere
Woody Harrelson's Record is Safe
Marijuana Recipes, from Butterscotch Space Pops to Ganja Cheese Ball
From PopArt: Marijuana Leaf. Created Using The Official U.S. Government List of the 647 "Street Terms" for Marijuana
Why would anybody buy Fake Silk Marijuana Plants?
Best places for a stoner vacation? Ibiza, Negril, Amsterdam
Rocky Mountain High. University of Colorado Police Post 420 Pics Online, Offer $50 For Each ID'd Pot Smoker
Pssss…. Wanna Get stoned? By Joey Lawrence
Small things about the Las Vegas rental market
"And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them." (Ezekiel 4:12-13) More about many illegal drugs especially Acid and Pot Here
The New Jerusalem by Pinhas Sadeh
The gods, from their temple distant beyond distance, call the poet,
Yet a youth, unto them.
They call to him who has no country, town or home,
To come and build his home in the heavens,
To come in betrothal to the girl of the heaven,
To go to the country church, or to the inn, to smoke his pipe,
And to ramble, on Sabbath morns, across the broad dusts of the heavens.
Life is time: the time that goes
As you dream life.
As fish live in water you live in time.
Time has no measure: the more beauteous the dream
The longer time lasts, becoming infinite and eternal.
And so you long for the most beautiful, the most beautiful of all:
The northern lights, the mist, the girls (pale or dark), the lawn
And so you long to guess the meaning of the call of the Gods.
In the past, yet a boy, you thought much of death.
Today you think, often, of the onceness
Of manâs life.
You have thought much of late of time that passes unchanging,
Of the dream essence of things and events.
For man passes like a meteor through this his world; alone like a
Like a meteor flushing for a fluttering second and falling into dusk.
He dreams muchâ¦ He dreams all his life.
He may dream of a small home and a golden haired girlâ¦
A burning hearth at evening, a pipe, a kettle boiling in the corner,
A window looking out on the lawn, cows
Returning from pastureâ¦
You dreamed another dream: to be homeless on this earth.
Encircling the globe in trains, in boats, on foot.
Sleeping by day, roaming by night, musing and moulding phrases of
Sitting in taverns over wine, singing in the company of strange people,
Looking around at this worldâ¦ Weeping at times, whistling softly.
The Gods denied you happiness,
That you might not live your own life.
That you might understand the suffering of others, that
You might be able to describe their woe.
The gods chose you in your motherâs womb and will always call you
From the mists of distance the gods beckon to the poet, yet a youth,
With beckoning most painfully sweet.
And so you went out of earthly Jerusalem, to seek the new Jerusalem.
You went out of the land of Egypt to wander in the wilderness of the
To celebrate the soulâs Passover.
This is the first part of a long poem by my favorite Israeli writer, Pinhas Sadeh (1929-1994). It is taken from his autobiographical novel, âLife as a parableâ, translated by Richard Flanz (1966)
Many More Literary Links Here
May 28, 2006
What kind of blog reader are you?
Let's Buy Us A Damn Webby. “We'd like to congratulate the winners on being successful enough to have the dough to enter the competition. What can we say? We prefer recognition when it's not pay-for-play, and we'd way rather spend that $245 on beer.”
Sorry I can't blog anymore now that I'm married; my husband doesn't allow it: A nice excuse to stop blogging
Gimme Your Stuff, the cultural exchange blog where you can swap items of significance to your area with items from others around the world
Blogs with a face. “A site matching blogger visages/symbols to their individual URLs and grouping the images into a (presumably) ever-growing collage”
Will work for peanuts
How to write a proper resignation letter
How I Work, by Bill Gates, chairman and CSA
"Writer's block," "swimmer's ear," and "athlete's foot" are all examples of occupation-specific conditions. Are there any others?
Seven Career Killers: Beyond lying on your résumé, stealing office supplies or failing to show up for work
Many More Unusual Career Moves Here
About a month ago, I was “tagged” by Alex at Neatorama with a “blog-meme” called Neat things about your hometown. I wouldn’t usually ‘do memes’, but here is “My Riverside” now (Click on photos to enlarge):
First orange trees in California, on the corner of Magnolia & Arlington.
The “Woods” Streets.
The Mission Bells, city symbol.
On top of Mt. Rubidoux.
The entrance to the gorgeous Mission Inn.
The old Evergreen cemetery by Pine & 14th St.
A sculpture of Ghandi (?) downtown.
Mario’s Place - Our favorite downtown restaurant.
The old Victoria Ave., where the last few orange groves remained.
The Whitegate area, right above my new house.
Some Bougainvilleas bushes up on Overlook.
It’s been nearly two years since I moved to town, and I feel very happy here. Elsewhere around the area: Current Riverside Real Estate market statistics
Vintage Palm Springs Postcards
50-Unit Apartment Building for sale in Fontana
Even though I am not about to leave for New Zealand for another 2 years, I’ve decided to sell now a 50-unit building that I own in Fontana, California. I have priced this property at $6,250,000 for a quick sale.
Like the previous building that I posted here recently, I do not expect to have many Grow-a-brain readers as potential investors in such local Inland Empire building, but I will offer to the many real estate bloggers (and other webmasters) who read this site the same deal I did before: If you link to this post, and if you’re able to generate a lead among your clients who’ll send me an accepted offer for the property, I will pay you $15,000 referral fee, at close of escrow. So please spread the word (or call me to discuss a protected arrangement).
Here are some details regarding the subject:
The Park Terrace Apartments on 1531 W. Rialto Ave, Fontana, 92335.
Down payment: $1,712,632
Assume existing $3,937,368 fixed rate 1st trust deed & note, due 10/10, at %5.75 interest, $23,074 per month, 1 point assumption fee
Gross Scheduled Rental Income: $48,080/monthly $576,960 Annually
Allowance for Vacancies & Credit Losses (5%) $28,848
Gross Scheduled Income $548,112
Operating Expense allowance (34%) $188,724
Net Operating Income Estimates $359,388
UPSIDE / MARKET RENT DATA 46 2/2’s @ $950/ $43,700
4 1/1’s @ $ 895/mo. $ 3,580
Laundry Income/mo. $ 800
Total Market Rent $48,080/ $476,960 yr.
MARKET RENT GRM (GROSS RENT MULTIPLIER): 10.83 x Gross
MARKET RENT CAPITALIZATION RATE (CAP RATE): 5.75%
This gorgeous property consists of a 50-Unit Apartment project, with a good mix of 46 2-Bedroom 2 Bath and 4 1-Bedroom 1 Bath units, on a spacious 2.3 acre. Security gated 2-story frame and stucco construction throughout. The buildings all have pitched, asphalt tile roofing. The project offers a Pool, Spa, and Laundry, and 50 garages. Built in the late eighties. It is located on the border between Rialto & Fontana, in a very high-growth part of town.
Please share this information with your qualified prospects. Email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or call me on my cell for more details.
See you in escrow.
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