February 28, 2007
Such a lovely place
“I was in Baker. A truck-stop of a city in the south-eastern chunk of California and I got hungry. I was on my way home. Baker sits at the mouth of Death Valley to the south and is the small podunk between Primm and Barstow. Not that Primm is any bigger, but at least it has some rollercoaster's.
One thing Baker is home to is an internet legend. One of those "Funny Signs!" pictures that's circulated its way through chain mails and internet forums. Zzyzx Road. lol.
I had passed the road and the famous sign on the interstate plenty of times, but this time was different. I had it all figured out. After I finished my sandwich, I was determined to find out...” - The Mystery of Zzyzx Road
Fort Ord, a deserted Military base occupies an area as big as San Francisco
A new semi-annual giveaway?
Total number of hits: 7,006,135
Average per day: 6,261.67
Last seven days: 73,759
Today since midnight GMT: 14,743
I’d like to create a new contest with some money prizes, but I’m drawing a blank. Please suggest some ideas to energize this place. It’s getting kind of boring…
I’m also interested to see what you readers look like. I don’t care if you’re young & pretty, or not. Please post your photos in the comments. If you don’t, I’ll quit. Update: I guess, you cannot download a photo, you'll have to sumbit a link... Oh crap...
Products for geriatrics
Brush your teeth while listening to The Village People’s YMCA! Sound vibrations stream from the bristles through your teeth - so you can actually hear music inside your head. Only $9.99
A blog about Birth Of An Apple Store in Boston
The NYC condom is here
More than 170 kinds of ”Journeys encouragement” cards from Hallmark, when you don’t know what to say at other people’s “challenges” - $2.29-$2.99 each
14 Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee
Also there, 10 shopping tricks that stores hate
“Nobody died at Watergate”
Original, Limited-Edition, Presidential-Style Black Velvet Portraiture of Prominent Republicans Painted on Black Velvet Entirely by Hand in Tijuana, Mexico by Professional Mexican Velvet Elvis Artists Exclusively for The Patriot Portrait Collectibles of Indignico Inc. Limited-Issue Velvet Republicans
Richard Nixon - The watch
Breaking news: Deja vu all over again: Break-In At Democratic Party Headquarters...
(Pix above from an Hungarian play)
February 27, 2007
Enter the web address of your choice in this box and click DUCKSPEAK. Anything that's just padding will turn into a "QUACK"
Love among Cockatoos in 4 pages
Surely a re-post: Gorgeous cats
The Dog Museum Also-Known-As Musée du Chien, Aka Museo del perro
A stinky thread on AskMeFi: Please help me Stop my dog from farting
Welcome to The Nacirema Dream
Welcome to Da Ali G Translator! Just type in wot ya want to say, an' da whoohoo.co.uk translator will convert hit into Ali G speek! Enjoy dis wicked site! Maximum respect!
List of Newspeak words. In keeping with the principles of Newspeak, all of the words listed here serve as both nouns and verbs; thus, "crimethink" is both the noun "thought-crime" and the verb "to commit thoughtcrime". To form an adjective, one adds the suffix "-ful" (e.g. "crimethinkful"), and to form an adverb, "-wise" (e.g. "crimethinkwise"). Linguistically the Newspeak can be understood as an agglutinative language not unlike Finnish or Japanese.
"Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past." The full 1984 film (Radford / 1984 version)
Re-post: The complete text of 1984
Provo spelled backwards is Ovorp. "Adanac" is "Canada" spelled backwards, and it's an exceedingly common name for businesses, streets and so forth in Canada. Is this common in any other country?
Stairway To Zappa Heaven
A short Zappa bio on NNDB
February 26, 2007
In For the Long Haul
Excuse me, waiter - There are 3,000 dead American soldiers in my soup
Who is New 'Baghdad Bob'?
Army hand signals with comments. (Click to enlarge)
Iran is nose job capital of the world, and other things I have learnt about Iran lately
The occupation of Iraq has been a losing game for a lot of reasons. Consider one Army unit's effort to hand out hundreds of soccer balls to Iraqi kids
Missing: $12 billion in cash
The domino effect
The British are leaving, the Iraqis are failing and the Americans are staying - and they're going to be there a lot longer than anyone in Washington is acknowledging right now.. What few people seem to have noticed is that Gen. Petraeus's new "surge" plan is committing U.S. troops, day by day, to a much deeper and longer-term role in policing Iraq than since the earliest days of the U.S. occupation. How long must they stay under the Petraeus plan? Perhaps 10 years. At least five. Why we are staying in Iraq
Adult Sheep Finder, The World's #1 Sheep Sex and Dating Personals Site. With Adult Sheep Finder you can meet single, sexy sheep in your area at the touch of a button
The Barenaked Ladies: Sound of Your Voice staring a number of Youtube celebrities, including Winston Spear, Barats & Bereta, Eepybird, geriatric1927, Where The Hell Is Matt, Numa Numa, Album Cover Battle, Brookers, Bh3m3, The Winekone and Evolution Of Dance
The Prisoners Of YouTube
Master Plan, a short movie about the power of Google
Hot or Not composite images
Jeff Hoard one of the top contributors to Reddit. Complete list found in the WSJ article about Hidden influencers, the top submitters to social bookmarking sites like Digg, Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon, Newsvine, etc.
A graphic map depicting Open Source VS. Empire of Microsoft
Santa Mail. Here’s a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids. 9 other Stupid Online Business Ideas That Made Someone Rich
February 25, 2007
History of sushi
Sushi mania, the movie
From One voice
Peacemaker video game
Every 30 seconds one man is driven over by a drunk
Every 30 seconds one man is driven over by a drunk driver… This is that man! (Very funny)
More from Cogmios: What is a problem and what is not a problem
A map showing which side of the road traffic drives on
The worldwide distribution of blood types
Secrets of the circus engineers - 15c
What's Special About This Number? - from 0 to 9,999
Vidipedia, a free video encyclopedia that anyone can edit
Don't try and lick your elbow (You can’t) and other interesting real facts (that are strange and might be true)
Glen & Gary & Glen & Ross
The only hope for four men with Tourette's is a doctor who will teach them to speak. Warning: Extra strong David Mamet / Tourette language
(From Trailer Mash)
Queer Silents, a directory of silent films and silent-era actors and directors that are all of a gay, lesbian, transgender, or queer nature. (From
/// Reddit it /// Add it to your del.icio.us /// A Huge Depository of Unusual Film Directors and other Other Movie Links Here
Seattle artist Phil Hanson painted 30 different people that influenced him one on top of another on his torso, then he trimmed a little off of the edges, took that strip and rolled it up. (His Bush portrait will remind you of the war president collage that Michael Moore did in April 2004. From Blort)
Goodbrush, the art of Craig Mullins
Socialist realism was the official style in the arts in the Soviet Union from the early 1930s until the decline of Communism in the 1980s. Here is a Russian masterpiece “February 15th, Custom officers arrest 203 kilos of heroin”, a sample of Modern Art Realism
Master Polish poster designers
Welcome to UFO Artwork. For a number of years I have been intrigued by old artwork that appears to depict UFOs. The artwork in my collection consists of frescos, tapestries, illustrations, oil paintings and early photographs
February 24, 2007
Frenchman Jean-Yves Blondeau first conceived of his plastic Buggy Rollin' suit in 1994 - Rollerman Extreme (YouTube)
A guy with double jointed face
Horse Joins A Bicycle Race, Nearly Wins!
Video of the man who fell 12,000 ft... and survived
Paraglider survives after soaring to 32,000 feet