March 31, 2007
Scenes from a Life
Dan Rather’s Segment on the 1972 Republican Re-Election Effort with Karl Christian Rove making an appearance at the four minute mark
Modified limited hang out - Frequently cited as evoking Nixon's strategy of admitting only what it was compelled to admit, the phrase has also become a political catchphrase used to describe any grudging partial release of information. (From a James Wolcott piece)
No apologies. No surprise. Commanding even in failure - Cheney in Defeat
Happy April Fools Day
Scott Adams describes the best workplace prank he knows: Find someone who has two phones – say a work phone and a home phone. Pick a time when you know the target is near one of the phones and no one will answer the other. Call the phone that won’t be answered, then use three-way calling to call the phone that will be answered. When the target answers, say nothing but connect the three-way call. He’ll hear his own answering machine at home telling him to leave a message. (231 readers left comments with additional suggestions)
Coke Bomb explosion # 11
Real Estate Wives
A blog about Real Estate Wives (and Husbands. Thank you, Lani)
Craig Childs’s All Around The City from San Antonio
The blog of Sue Berger, a realtor in the Gladwin, Michigan area
Angela Ward’s Tumbleweed Realty blog from Maui
Jodi Gunther & Josh Pratt’s blog about the Adirondack real estate market
Danielle Lazier’s blog from San Francisco
Jim Reppond’s Seattle Real Estate Information
Yoga at Home
The Man Who Drew Mice by Peter Snelling
The internet’s only fansite dedicated to the best Saturday Morning Cartoon show that ever wasn’t, The Adventures of Li’l Bill & Hill
Supergirl must send her mind into an alternate world to bring back the spirit of a man in a coma who did not wear his seat belt. Five pages of quizzes and a personal note from Elizabeth Dole make this package complete but not compelling. More at The World's Worst Comic Book Museum
March 30, 2007
New Life For Biloxi's Live Oaks
Four live oak trees in the median of U.S. Highway 90 Biloxi that died as a result of hurricane Katrina received new life at the hands of a skilled chain saw artist
Flood Wall. New Orleans artist Jana Napoli collected hundreds of drawers from the flooded and abandoned neighborhoods in the days and months that followed
4/30/07 Update: Chainsaw artist above is Dayton Scoggins
Donkey Hoty - The viewing of hot donkeys
It has been scientifically proven that the viewing of donkeys, real or artificial, can attune the viewer to a warm and enlightened state of mind. The viewing of donkeys can alleviate the symptoms of day-to-day life and instill a strong feeling of "donkey-viewing" in all but the most hopeless cases. The art of (my friend) Nava Koresh (Click pix to enlarge, and see all galleries inside)
Colin Christian’s Nighttime adventures on Planet Freud
Sketches drawn on the New York City subway system
Wrapped Reichstag®, Berlin 1971-95
Big Metal Boxes
Shipping containers flickr pool
Personal mini-submarines available now
The FLIP research vessel is the only ship in the world having the ability to flip from a horizontal position to a vertical position while at sea
(Photo above by Quang-Tuan Luong)
No time to blog tonight. Sorry
March 29, 2007
Steve Martin in Little Shop of Horrors - Be A Dentist
Who are the highest paid janitors from around the country?
Hire me or I’ll bite you
I don’t want to work - Please help me to retire, and continue to live a fulfilling life
PHB (above) is every employee's worst nightmare. He wasn't born mean and unscrupulous, he worked hard at it. And succeeded. As for stupidity, well, some things are inborn
March 28, 2007
Bohos & Bohemians
Live view from the Lawrence Hall of Science, overlooking the San Francisco Bay Area. Roll over the image to see what areas you are viewing
Not paying attention to small details
25-year mortgage for a man aged 102
Ze Frank money shot
Nihilist Chewing Gum - No flavor
Bakery in Ratchaburi, Thailand - The actual video of Body Parts Made Of Bread
Researchers at the University of Illinois say the so-called "5-Second Rule" isn't a myth
A guide to eating a “delicious” MRE (=Meal, Ready-to-Eat)
March 27, 2007
Wavy Gravy once asked a Zen Roshi…
Wavy Gravy once asked a Zen Roshi, "What happens after death?"
The Roshi replied, "I don't know."
Wavy protested, "But you're a Zen Master!"
"Yes," the Roshi admitted, "but I'm not a dead Zen Master."
(From the short blog of dead master Robert Anton Wilson)
"Help me figure out the name of the brand of canned butter my mother loved as a child growing up in Taiwan"
"Some things gain value over time, like wine or rare books. But they lose value by being used -- and so many collections are dedicated to preserving objects in pristine condition. There are a few things that actually become more valuable, or even more useful, the more they are used. I can only think of two examples: the cast iron skillet (the nonstick seasoned surface gets better with each use) and the Yixing teapot. What other objects gain value through use and time?"
Snappy songs about telephones
"How do I develop a friendship with my favorite writer?"
Big Head Caps
On Friday I received a UPS package with a white t-shirt in it. It came from Don P., a reader of the blog in Murfreesboro, TN. He owns Big Head Caps - "Headwear for the cranially endowed". Thank you, Don, it was certainly a surprise.
If you would like to have your business promoted on this snazzy “T-shirt collection”, and be seen by (up to thousands of) readers on the same day, simply send a free T-shirt (Extra Large only, unfortunately) to me
c/o The Champion Company
3714 Tibbetts Dr. # 104
Riverside, CA 92506, USA.
And I will personally ask Miranda G., or another lovely, young woman to stand beside me as I display your T-shirt here. (Click on pix to enlarge)
Elsewhere: Shower cap a la Snoop
Hat Shapers - The wooden hat block is a thing of the past!
Say Goodbye to Flipflop Tanlines, and hello to Topless-Sandals
Coudal’s rich Fashion Archives!
March 26, 2007
American Pie Asian watermelon
The Howard brothers: Ron and Ron’s brother
Wrestelmania 21 Goes Hollywood - Taxi Driver Parody as performed by wrestlers
Papillon d'amour (YouTube). “By subjecting fragments from Kurosawa's Rashomon to a mirror effect, Nicolas Provost creates a hallucinatory scene of a woman's reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly”