July 31, 2006
I’m a modern man, a man for the millennium
"...Behind the eight ball, ahead of the curve, ridin the wave, dodgin the bullet and pushin the envelope. I’m on-point, on-task, on-message and off drugs. I’ve got no need for coke and speed. I've got no urge to binge and purge. I’m in-the-moment, on-the-edge, over-the-top and under-the-radar. A high-concept, low-profile, medium-range ballistic missionary. A street-wise smart bomb. A top-gun bottom feeder. I wear power ties, I tell power lies, I take power naps and run victory laps. I’m a totally ongoing big-foot, slam-dunk, rainmaker with a pro-active outreach. A raging workaholic. A working rageaholic. Out of rehab and in denial…
…I bought a microwave at a mini-mall; I bought a mini-van at a mega-store. I eat fast-food in the slow lane. I’m toll-free, bite-sized, ready-to-wear and I come in all sizes. A fully-equipped, factory-authorized, hospital-tested, clinically-proven, scientifically- formulated medical miracle. I’ve been pre-wash, pre-cooked, pre-heated, pre-screened, pre-approved, pre-packaged, post-dated, freeze-dried, double-wrapped, vacuum-packed and, I have an unlimited broadband capacity..."
By the way, if you haven’t done so already, I am still interested in sending you 100 dollars... Less than 150 comments to go... Spread the word, please...
Buckles Blog for discussion of American Circus History
The half-life of an online posting? 36 hours
Winners of the 2nd Annual European Weblog Awards
Save or delete?
Would you save or delete Distorted dogs ? From Olympus Camera
Everything you didn't want to know about the annual Canadian Harp Seal slaughter
Wikipedia on Chicken sexing
Junku’s Cat bathing set on flickr
What Is It? Somewhere in Bolivia, this terrible critter is crawling around, waiting to snatch off a finger
Jen's Stuffed Toy Archive Crochet Patterns
Baiting the Nigerian 419 Scammers
Scam-O-Rama – The Lads from Lagos. Why should scammers have all the fun?
Headline: Murdered - For Falling in Love!
Murder Auction for true crime artifacts
Chicago crime. A freely browsable database of crimes reported in Chicago
Corporate Crime Reporter. Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the Nineties. (This decade coming up)
I Was Assaulted By This Man Who Identified Himself as a Police Officer and Refused to Provide Me Identification. Photography is Not a Crime
July 30, 2006
My friend, the dead tree flickr set
Glacier Margarita & other iceberg photographs by Aneel Nazareth. (From How does an iceberg get such an intense color of blue?)
Dan Bush’s Missouri skies
The Real cost of a restoration of a Dodge M37. Taking on a total restoration project can be a very good deal or a very bad deal depending upon how you account for your time and expenses
A classic car show we stumbled across in Orvieto, Italy, May 19, 2006
Strange and Unusual Vehicles can arise for many different reasons. Large, well-known manufactures are responsible for a large portion of unusual vehicles, in attempts to further the boundaries of vehicle design these manufacturers often produce outrageous concepts, some enter production, others are confined to the history books
“Grab the shiny thing & give it a tag” - Blond Star - Always on ‘cause you’re always blond
World’s Largest Monster Truck is Bigfoot # 5, a 1996 Ford F-250 with 120 x 48 x 68 Firestone Alaska Tundra Tires with aluminum wheels, weighing approx. 2400 lbs. each. (From Neatorama’s and See Here’s co-post of Weird World Records)
The Swirling Vortex of Doom
The Military-Industrial Complex explained in Why We Fight, an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine
Conservative Kids was founded in summer of 2004 when I was 13
Conservative Links at The Cato Institute
Bush executed his first veto since entering office on a bill supporting stem-cell research. What do you think?
The Ugly Truth: The emperor has no brain – “Russia's big and so is China”
What Global Warming?
From the Sapporo Yuki Matsuri Snow Festival
The winning entry in this year's International Snow Sculpture Championship in Breckenridge
Breaking the ice (wmv file)
What happens to an ice sculpture after it's been seen?
July 29, 2006
What makes a glass of beer taste so good?
Do bubbles in Guinness go down? We are used to seeing bubbles float up in a glass of beer, but bubbles in Guinness appear to break the rules.
Do the bubbles really sink in Guinness, or is it just an illusion?
My science project: How to Keep Beer Cold
Jesus, King of Beers billboard
72 suburbs in search of a city
Charles Phoenix’s Slide of the Week: Fondue Party, Los Angeles, 1968
Malingering's flickr set Ridiculous LA
From Los Angeles Street Art Pool
July 28, 2006
Robert M. Geoduck did and sent me the above specimen. Thank you, Sir. This is a thing of beauty, and I’ll always cherish it!
Meanwhile, my 100-Dollars-For-A-Comment-Promotion is taking off with over 330 comments already posted. Thanks to all! And if you own a very high-traffic site of any kind (or smaller), please help me go over the top and get the last 170 comments, by linking to that post, so that I can award the C-note to the lucky winner. And if you haven’t done so already, please click there & say “Hello”. It’s FUN & it’s FREE!
A new war
My parents & sisters live between Haifa and Akko and I am worried about them, (as I am about all other people living in a 500 mile radius of there). But they don’t seem to be too concerned. I am not going to write any platitudes about this new, stupid war: Like children, both Arabs & Israelis can’t stop fighting with each other. It’s terrible.
The photograph above is of 7 missiles that were shot into the sea right outside Haifa. (Click to enlarge)
Stop Destroying Lebanon. A collection of images highlighting the destruction in Lebanon
Where is Osama? An icon to many in the Islamic world, this short essay shows how visible the world’s most wanted man actually is
War Shooter, a portal for photojournalists covering conflict, crisis & disaster
Middle East Crisis: Who backs an immediate ceasefire?
A comprehensive coverage of Israel-Lebanon conflict on Wikipedia
July 27, 2006
Recently discovered real estate blogs
Infamous New York Real Estate Address anguish: houses of ill repute or residences shadowed by shame, blame, and pain in NYC. Ever wonder about the dark history hidden inside your doorway. . .?
The Pine Needle Lawn blog
Will Sanford’s Intown Report
Roof Top Views from Denver
Announcing The New Grow-a-brain T-shirt Closet Collection
If you would like to have your blog promoted on grow-a-brain’s new snazzy collection, “The T-shirt Closet”, and be seen by (up to many dozens of) readers on the same day, please send a free T-shirt (Extra Large only, unfortunately) to me
c/o The Champion Company
3714 Tibbetts Dr. # 104
Riverside, CA 92506, USA.
I will personally look for a lovely, young woman to stand beside me as I display your blog’s T-shirt, and post it here. (Click on pix to enlarge)
The beautiful, red on black donation above came from the NYC blog Office Pirates, a division of Office Pirates North America, which, in turn, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Worldwide Office Pirates.
Other very fashionable items:
Urban Hungarians showing off
By the way, The Say-Hello-And-Win-A-$100-Promotion is taking off with nearly 240 comments already posted. If you haven’t done so already, please say Hello & help spread the word...
July 26, 2006
Young Jodie Foster Et Claude Francois swinging
All of Serge Gainsbourg’s videos on TouTube