February 29, 2008
The amazing adventures of Wonder Cat at The New Yorker
South African Cordylus cataphractus, i.e. the armadillo girdled lizard
A Huge Depository of Unusual Animal Stories Here
Happy Presidents Day 1862
Happy Presidents Day 1862
Abraham Lincoln considering naked woman and naked boy outside the Bennington Museum
The Great Lincoln's Beard Challenge of 2008
“Please keep our streets clean, over 818 people have to sleep on them”. Raising consciousness about the city's homelessness with signs installed on the streets of Toronto by mark daye. (From Under Wire)
An installation by German artist Gregor Schneider in Bondi Beach. It references Australia's immigration detention camps which are often dire places in remote desert locations. Here is an "aerial" view of the installation. (From Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Art and Artists Here
A red light over my head
…I write the sports blog Deadspin.com, assembling more than 25 posts a day meant to enlighten, amuse and distract sports fans from the drudgery of their desk jobs. Every day, I write about 7,000 words; this means that every three weeks, I write the equivalent of an extremely long book. Sure, this book would be unreadable, and reviewers would certainly point out that none of the links went anywhere, but the word count would hold.
Recently, I wrote a real book, with words and pictures and a cover that will hurt you if you are struck across the head with it. It's an entirely separate enterprise from blogging, and not just because, when I finished a page, I didn't have people named CaptainCaveman and sexydogg1983 calling me an idiot. I wrote it in five months without taking a day off from the site….
(From Andrew Sullivan)
A Huge Depository of Unusual blogs and bloggers Here
Worth spreading -
Grow-a-brain being simply a link blog generates only few comments & very seldom any heated debate. 3 years ago I posted a link to the Indian movie star Aishwarya Rai that called her “The world's most beautiful woman”, and that post (with over 150 comments) keeps bringing fans & foes to argue over this point.
Another post that mentioned Warren Buffett, the world's second-richest man brought dozens of indigent people in financial difficulties to request donations from “humble” Buffett to complete their MBA studies, for operations, or just to survive.
The most recent spat occurred in a post that mentioned a guy named Stevan Thomas Radakovich, who restores vintage stoves. Apparently, his restoration work used to be fabulous, when he was featured in this Los Angeles Times story, and his stoves were used & credited on The Food Channel’s Rachael Ray productions, etc.
But by the time I linked to his beautiful website here (The site had since been taken down), things were not going so well, and it seems that there were many customers of his, who ordered & paid for these expensive vintage stoves, and never received them.
So they formed a posse & started using that blog post as a chatroom, gathering information among themselves, forming a community to seek restitution & exposure to their losses.
It’s an interesting read. It involves the Kansas Attorney General, the Wichita BBB, the local paper, and more. I just read it like everybody else. Scroll down to read over
100 250 angry comments there.
Related Site News Here
February 28, 2008
Hoogerbrugge Stickers For Sale: 67 Hoogerbrugge peel-off stickers on 8 sheets. You will get each sheet twice: a total of 134 peel-off stickers for just 13,50 €
Dr. Seuss Collection Organized by Spectrum
Emmeline, the Little Girl Who Was Forgotten (Flash)
Political hacking with The Wizard of Whimsey
The Simpsons opening sequence on wikipedia
A Huge Depository Of Unusual Comics and Cartoons Here
The Indian condom song (YT)
A heavily damaged bus driving around
Advice for real estate agents
Seth Godin’s best advice to real estate agents: Plan A - Quit being an agent. Get a job doing something else.
The Real Estate Business Is Content, Not Home Selling
Connect Realty, a new real estate / multi-level marketing company
Say you're a real estate investor. Say an airport in the New York region is expanding to become a major hub. What would you do? What would you buy?
A Huge Depository of Unusual Real Estate Stories Here
The upper deck
Cool presidential election trends 1840-2004
“Whatever happens in this campaign, we'll be fine.” The Clintons’ Recent Meteoric Rise in Wealth (with graphs)
Presidential candidates 2008 Upper Deck Series 1
Introduction to Gmail in Russian
(From Gmail blog)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Things To Do On The Internet Here
Images of Frost
Cloud formations by Alex Antas
A Huge Depository of Nature’s Unusual Mysteries Here
February 27, 2008
A state of mind
Love in the Time of Cholera (with Javier Bardem as Florentino Ariza)
The NY Times review
A Huge Depository of Links About Gabriel Garcia Marquez Here
Burka Fashion Show
Bill Maher’s Burka Fashion Show
5 New Yorkers that dress in only one color
Unlock The Secrets Now
Steve Wolvers’ “The #1 Agent In Iowa” Unlock The Secrets Now
Nine bloggers active in the Denver Real Estate market give facts, figures and their personal impressions of what is happening in all areas of Denver and its suburbs at All Denver Real Estate
Mack Perry’s Atlanta Real Estate Blog
Pasadena Real Estate Blog by Deena & Doug Willis
Michael Gardner’s Malibu Real Estate Blog
Michael Oliver’s Tucson Real Estate Blog
Real Estate Growth Solutions by Darin & Lloyd Persinger
Realtor.com's Let's Talk
Some Canadian blogs: Blue Mountain Real Estate Blog, Montreal Real Estate Blog, Fraser and Stephen Winters Blog from St. John's Newfoundland, Doug Lasenby's Sarnia Real Estate, the Edmonton Real Estate Blog and Saskatoon Real Estate Blog
Made in Hong Kong
Generally, radios made in Hong Kong between 1964 till the late 60's lacked all the style and color that made Japanese radios so popular and collectable. Today, these radios do not fetch big money on the collector's market. Generally, I will not pay more than $5 or $10 for one.
Michael Jack is a transistor radio collector who uploaded some of his 900 radios into flickr
Un-related: colored photographs of Norway in the 19th century
Many More Unusual Radio Links Here