October 31, 2007
Dying with style
The Premeditated Murder Flowchart
Rainer Fassbinder's Gravesite
Victor Villenti, 50, was a strict vegetarian, and forced his family to follow the same regime. While jogging in 1991 he was killed by an eight pound frozen leg of lamb which fell from a third-story window. If You're Going to Die, Do It Differently
The 10 Most Fascinating Tombs in the World at Neatorama
Is it distressing to experience consciousness slipping away or something people can accept with equanimity? Are there any surprises in store as our existence draws to a close? How does it feel to die?
“The Heaven Virus” Big Giveaway
Prolific author & blogger Cliff Pickover is “giving away" an e-book version of his recent book “The Heaven Virus” to readers of the following blogs: Reality Carnival, BoingBoing, Neatorama, and Grow-a-Brain. A bargain at 99 cents (The print version of the book at Amazon.com goes for $23.95). "Inoculate yourself" today!
A Huge Depository of Unusual blogs and bloggers Here
She’s a Model Now?
Based on Hieronymus Bosch, Fall of the Damned lampshade
Pieter van Suijlekom's Reef Aquarium
She’s a Model Now? (Ooops, doesn't work!)
Winner of the “2007 Ugly Couch Contest”
A Huge Depository of Unusual Design Concepts Here
October 30, 2007
The Temple of Gravity from Burning Man
A NASA flash work for its STS 108 Space Shuttle Mission (Ok, so it was done in 2001)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Space Links Here
Monks at play, a collection of beautiful old glass-plate photographs put online by a Swiss Benedictine Abbey
An industrial robot had been reprogrammed to inscribe the Luther Bible into a endless roll of paper
A Huge Depository of Unusual links about Unusual Gods Here
More scary Halloween Masks from Forbes
A Huge Depository of Unusual Schwarzenegger Links Here
October 29, 2007
How to get green traffic lights using science
Russian off-road ZIL screw drive
Road-Rail Vehicles on “Dark Roasted Blend”
World's oldest surviving Rolls-Royce for sale
A Huge Depository of Unusual Car Links Here
The Crosswalk Prank
How to wake up your dad, friend or husband
An urban art oasis in Riverside
History of 'greasy spoons' in the UK
The Banana Restaurant, condom themed restaurant In Taiwan
Everyone wants to open a bar. Financially it is one of the worst investments you could ever make, but the cool factor is off the charts. If you really want to make money in the saloon industry I suggest the "money on the wall" theme
By the way, my favorite local restaurant, Mariscos El Tío's, which serves wonderful authentic Mexican food, had been discovered on the internet! In the last 6 months I invited many guests & friends to visit its unusual & artistic grounds, and among them was Seattle Realtor-blogger Marlow Harris and her family. Marlow posted recently a detailed photo story about the owner Martin Sanchez’s Folk Art shrine and within a few days her story spread around the intertubes, including mentions on 2Boings, Neatorama and many other blogs. I only hope that the lines at Tio’s Tacos won’t get too long now…
A Huge Depository of Unusual Bars and Restaurants Here
October 28, 2007
Manejo de Estres
The meeting is over at “I Can Has Cheezburger”
A man owned a small farm in Maine. The IRS claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent.
"Well", replied the farmer, "There's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 per week plus free room and board.
Then there's the half-wit who works here about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes $10 per week, and I buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night."
"That's the guy I want to talk to - the half-wit," says the agent.
"That would be me," replied the farmer.
(From Maggie’s Farm)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Job Offers Here
The San Diego Fires
More YouTube: Jon Stewart in "Half Baked"
Typical retail price of cannabis around the world. How do you say “Kekkou desu” in Japanese?
Stoners in the Mist, a fake documentary which Dr. Barnard Puck observes and performs experiments on “stoners”
How sturdy are hemp nightgowns from the 1820s/30s era?
Use your coconuts
Similarly, a re-post: Thịt chó: Eating a (hot) dog. Warning: Graphic photos of preparing a dog!
From AskMefi: Phrases & sayings that incorporate fruits
A Huge Depository of Unusual Meat and Vegetable Links Here
October 27, 2007
The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium occupies a hilly spread of land in Booneville, Arkansas, a town of barely more than 4,000. It admitted its first patient in 1910 and discharged its last in 1973. (Thank you, Traci)
Where you wish the streets have no names
A Spa at the Pfister Hotel Milwaukee
Mountain cave hotel Beckham Creek Cave Haven near Eureka Springs, Arkansas
In the mid-19th century, one Mrs Favell Mortimer set forth to write a definitive travel guide to the world. There was just one problem: she had never set foot outside her native Shropshire. The rudest travel book ever written
Generate a custom packing list for any journey with the Universal Packing List
Not related: Illusions on Worth1000
A Huge Depository of Unusual Travel Destinations Here
Iconic moments of the twentieth century
A group of aged volunteers pose in their everyday outfits and in their daily environment (the vicinity of the Home) to re-enact the scenes from well-known newspaper photographs taken from history books and encyclopedias. Iconic moments of the twentieth century at "Wives of Henry the 8th". (Thank you W.)
Beer flag. (From J.)
A blog dedicated to the discussion of topics relating to the history of Sandusky and Erie County, Ohio. (Thank you, Dorene)
Peter Fonda's "Captain America" Flag Brings $89,625. (Thank you, Bob D.)
This is a category that depends on submissions from Grow-a-brain readers. Please send me some good links! A Growing Depository of American History Links Here
Looking for Charles (“Chuck”) Greer
Do you know Charles Greer, (known as “Chuck”), previously of Palm Desert, California? He was a friend I associated with about 15 years ago, and whose whereabouts I since lost.
I’d like to get in touch with him again. If you know where he can be found today, please ask him to call or email me. My contact information is on “about” page above.