August 31, 2007
Get Rich or Burn Out trying
On Wall Street, a new phrase was invented only a few years ago: IBGYBG. I’ll be gone, you’ll be gone, so let’s do the deal and let the suckers pay for it.
Great Moments in Marketing on “If Charlie Parker was a gunslinger”
Telemarketing: To sell, via the phone. That's a simple definition, isn't it? And no telemarketer is ever a total failure. After all, just to put on the headset you've already sold something: Your dignity. That first high pressure sale is a two-fer: One magazine pack and your morals. Keep at it long enough and you can even sell your soul
A Huge Depository of Outstanding Salespeople Here
1,000 fatal doses
Ratio of fatal dose to effective dose
LSD Educational Video (Part 1. YT)
Bill Gates Goes to College, starring Jon Heder
Owsley “The Bear” gives a rare interview, on a recent trip back to the Bay area
Rare vintage Timothy Leary wristwatch for sale on eBay
"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
(Quote above from Futility Closet)
A Huge Depository of Links About Borges & Marquez Here
August 30, 2007
Birth of The Blues with Johnny Carson
Best selling French tune is 40 years old - Claude François sings Comme d’habitude
A Huge Depository of Unusual Sinatra Links Here
Dinner in the Metro
Dinner in a Russian Metro in memory of a recently deceased Russian cult writer Prigov. The train ran along the circle line and new passengers were invited to have a shot of vodka in his honor. After the full circle the table and disposable dishes were abandoned
St. Louis is full of dead bars. Some have been reborn as, well, bars. Others as some other type of commerce. Many are abandoned and no small number have simply vanished. Here are a few
World's First Automated Restaurant Opens In Germany
A Huge Depository of Unusual Bars and Restaurants Here
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Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,
So do our minutes hasten to their end;
Each changing place with that which goes before,
In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
Nativity, once in the main of light,
Crawls to maturity, wherewith being crown'd,
Crooked elipses 'gainst his glory fight,
And Time that gave doth now his gift confound.
Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth
And delves the parallels in beauty's brow,
Feeds on the rarities of nature's truth,
And nothing stands but for his scythe to mow:
And yet to times in hope my verse shall stand,
Praising thy worth, despite his cruel hand.
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The John Galt Corporation of the Bronx, hired last year for the dangerous and complex job of demolishing the former Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street, where two firefighters died last Saturday, has apparently never done any work like it. Indeed, Galt does not seem to have done much of anything since it was incorporated in 1983
This note on the fridge is to say
That those ripe plums that you put away
Well, I ate them last night
They tasted all right
Plus I slept with your sister. M'kay?
(From an excellent literary limerick-off at MeFi. The original William Carlos Williams)
LEGO creation inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story “Little Ida’s Flowers”
A Huge Depository of Unusual Literary Links Here
August 29, 2007
"Ok, Larry, you are not gay”
A list of Republican Sexual Deviants
(Russ Zimmerman middle brow rendition above from Mixter's Mix)
Cabin Safety cards
Cabin Safety cards for women
An intuitive visualization illustrating how far an Air New Zealand customer can fly depending on the estimated price of a flight ticket, represented on a world map
Unrelated: Prosthetics and Orthotics center...
A Huge Depository of Unusual Flight Links Here
Door of Paradise
Happy door in Santa Clara, CA
10 Fun and Weird Doorstops
Problem-solving flowchart on the door of the men's room at the Texas Chili Parlor
Billy Bob Thornton Opens Another 'Door'
The Doorganizer hangs on a hook or doorknob and looks after your wallet, phone, cigarettes, keys, post, ipod - all of the stuff you forget at least once a day
August 28, 2007
Old Dan Tucker
On This Site Stood, by Norm Magnusson. (Thank you Alex)
The Mothman is the name given to a strange creature reported in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia between November 1966 and December 1967. The creature was sporadically reported to be seen before and after those dates, with some sightings as recent as 2007.
Most observers describe the Mothman as a winged man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes. It often appeared to have no head, with its eyes set into its chest. A number of hypotheses have been presented to explain eyewitness accounts, ranging from misidentification and coincidence to paranormal phenomena and conspiracy theories
As the nation celebrates Weekly Radio Address History Month, The White House presents this inspiring archival address from President Lyndon Johnson, speaking about the importance of fighting Communism abroad. (From M.Y.)
A collection of Civil War envelopes
Interactive street map of Early Omaha. (Thank you, Ruby)
This is a category that depends on submissions from Grow-a-brain readers. Please send me some links! A Growing Depository of American History Links Here
Battle between AC and DC current
Antique microscope slides, looked at from a strictly aesthetic standpoint (egged on by a design obsessed brain obviously) are some of the most elegant and perfectly beautiful human artifacts on planet earth. You can quote me on that. See below for irrefutable Beautiful Specimens
A Huge Depository of Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here
August 27, 2007
“Blogs are not the future. Blogs are the present”
Why people are blogging less:
1. We got busy.
2. Scoble quit Microsoft. Just kidding.
3. Blogging isn't for everybody.
4. Believe it or not, some of us have better things to do than to be continually justifying ourselves to a crowd of passive-aggressive, self-loathing, loser fucktards.
5. The future we spent a long time evangelizing has already arrived.
6. They said what they had to say, then moved on.
(gif above from Nasty Nets)
A Huge Depository of Unusual blogs and bloggers Here
Welcome back, diggers
Let them eat cakes
The Muppet Show Cake by Adam Newbold
Scotland is blissfully free of ageing populations. The Scots die young and don't cling on their pensions for decades like Japanese centenaires, sucking the blood of younger generations. What's their secret? The Scottish Diet, an age-old combination low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in confectionery, fat enriched meat products, sweet and salty snacks accompanied by generous amounts of sugary drinks and alcohol.
One of the best example of this wonderfully nutritious diet is Scotland's National Dish, the Deep-Fried Mars Bar
The world's most expensive deserts at Forbes
Walking my dog
Ever see Martin Short choke on a donut?
… There's a lot of things you never see and you don't know you don't see em because you don't see em. You gotta see something first to know you never saw it. Then you see it and say, "Hey, I never saw that." Too late, you just saw it. I know things you never see. You never a Rolls Royce with a bumper sticker that says "Shit happens." You never a really big, tall, fat Chinese guy with red hair. You never see a wheelchair with a roll-bar. You never see someone taking a shit while running at full speed. And, you never see a picture of Margaret Thatcher strapping on a dildo.
Then there are some things you never hear. That makes sense, some things you never hear. You never hear this, "Dad, you really ought to drink more." Here's something you don't hear too often. "Do what you want to the girl, but leave me alone." Here is something no one has ever heard ever. Ever. "As soon as I put this hot poker in my ass, I'm going to chop my dick off." You know why you never that? Right! No one ever said that. Which to me is the more amazing thing, no one ever thought to say that before tonight. I'm the first person in the world put those words together in that particular order. First guy. Number one. Here's something you don't hear too often. "Honey, let's sell the children, move to Zanzibar and begin taking opium rectally." "Mom, mom I got a big date tonight. Can I borrow a French tickler from you?"...
A Huge Depository of Unusually Funny Comedians Here
August 26, 2007
Aerial Shot of al-Qataniyah Blast That Killed 400 People
Operation Iraqi Freedom was never a war against Saddam ¬Hussein. It was simply the redirection of a huge portion of the US treasury to the pockets of Big Business, conducted with the active support and full power of the federal government and almost completely unfettered by oversight of any kind whatsoever. The Great Iraq Swindle
A Boy and His Green Chick
Audios & videos of CNN international correspondent Michael Ware
A Huge Depository of Stories about The War for Iran's Oil Here