June 30, 2008
Night nurses on flickr, by Dr. Odio
Literary Tattoos for People who Love Books
Slaughterhouse 1945. Before he was a noted author, Kurt Vonnegut was a POW in Nazi Germany. A letter from those years
Re-post from 2003: Mysterious leather-book covers
A Huge Depository of Unusual Literary Links Here
How to photograph coins
A Huge Depository of Unusual Photography Links Here
June 28, 2008
How To Pretend You Care About The Election
Homemade Obama bumper sticker
D. Hussein O’Maley: Obama Supporters Take His Middle Name as Their Own
Joey Comeau is Overqualified
If you remember the 1990s you'll remember this wonderful yell - the sound of the Yahoo's singing yokel. To hear it any time just click on the ! at the end of the Yahoo logo. 9 more Internet Easter eggs. (Thank you, Chau). Also, WALL-E Easter Eggs
"May I use the Xerox machine, because I have to make copies?" The power of "because"
A Huge Depository of Unusual Job Offers Here
June 26, 2008
The love you take is equal to the love you make
(The last lyric on the last album The Beatles recorded). This is a re-post, performed by Chris Bliss
Songs My Boyfriend Knows All the Words To That Cause Me to Question His Attitude Toward Commitment
George Carlin is dead. (But Barack is still alive)
Rectangle by Harmlog
A Huge Depository of Unusual Beatles Links Here
June 23, 2008
40-Unit Apartment Building for sale in The High Desert
In spite of the downturn in the real estate market, I’ve decided to sell a 40-unit building that I own in Adelanto, California. I have priced this property at $3,390,000 for a quick sale.
Like the 2 other buildings that I posted here before (One of which sold and closed), I do not necessarily expect some Grow-a-brain reader to be the ultimate investor of this local Inland Empire building, but I'd like to offer a deal similar to the ones I did before to the many real estate bloggers (and other webmasters) who read this site: If you’re able to generate a buyer for this property, I will pay you $10,000 referral fee, at close of escrow. So please spread the word among your prospects. (And call me to receive a written, protected arrangement if you have an actual candidate looking to take advantage of today's ideal market conditions).
Here are some details regarding the subject:
The Hyde Park Apartments on 18400 Montezuma Ave, Adelanto, 92301.
Down payment: $ 847,500 (25%)
New financing of $2,542,500 at 10 years fixed, possibly at 6.6% interest, $13,983 per month
Gross Scheduled Rental Income: $26,600/monthly $321,600 Annually
Allowance for Vacancies & Credit Losses (3%) $ 9,648
Gross Scheduled Income $311,952
Operating Expense allowance (27%) $86,328
Net Operating Income Estimates $225,853
Current rents are 16 1/1 bedrooms @ $ 595/mo. = $ 9,520/mnth
24 2/1 bedrooms @ $ 695/mo. = $16,680/mnth
Laundry Income/mo. $ 600
Total Rents $26,800/mo. $321,600/yr.
GROSS RENT MULTIPLIER on actual rents: 10.54 Gross
CAP RATE on actual income & expense: 6.66%
This beautiful property consists of a 40-Unit Apartment project, with a good mix of 24 X 2-Bedroom /1 Bath and 16 X 1-Bedroom/1 Bath units, on a spacious 4.08 acre lot. Security gated 1-story frame and stucco construction throughout. The buildings all have pitched, shingle roofing. The project has 2 Laundry facilities, and 40 car ports, plus more parking. It was built in 1984. It is well cared-for by two trained, professional on-site managers who are dedicated to the tenants’ well-being, as well as the owner’s profitability. It’s been a good property to own, and it may continue to pay out to the next owner.
Adelanto is a small, desert city in San Bernardino County, California about 9 miles northwest of Victorville. It had been experiencing tremendous building boom in the last few years, which is expected to keep growing. A few months ago, there was a story in the LA-Times, about an unusual, new Buddhist Meditation Center that is being built now outside Adelanto, in the middle of the desert. It is being built less than 2 miles north of the apartment building, right north on the I-395.
Please share this information with your qualified prospects. Email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or call me on my cell for more details.
See you in escrow.
For other properties listed by my company, Census Realty See here
The Google Sari
The Google Sari by Indian designer Satya Paul
African vintage hair styles at “African Loxo”
Because of the popularity of Guide Horses, service horses and emotional support horses, there has been a increasing demand for sneakers and shoes for miniature horses
June 22, 2008
Sit and Fart in my Duck (NSFW)
Typical Reaction to the Revelation That I Do Not Own a Cell Phone, By Year. From “Defective Yeti”
My Wife Is the Greatest Corn Cob Eater In the World
World’s Oldest Fisherwomen: “I will just say it...my Mom is 82 years old in 2005 and I couldn't be prouder of her. This year she caught a 90 pound Halibut, a 55 pound King salmon and then a 50 pound King salmon. This year was a good year for her AND for us as she can't possible get all that fish back to Atlantic, Iowa. The freezer is half full of fresh fish!! Thank you, Mom.” (From Unique Daily)
Old Calculator Web Museum, devoted to preserving, documenting, and sharing the technology of desktop automatic calculating machines - from the electro-mechanical calculators of the 1950's into the early 1980's. (From Anarchaia)
Date Nails were used for showing ownership, treatment purposes, Identification, sequencing poles and bridge timbers. Dating ties and poles for replacement purposes. Some nails show the height of a pole, or the wood it is made from. This is just a few of the many uses for Date Nails. A virtual collection of Date Nails. One of 25 of the Strangest Collections on the Web
Shoot the rainbow
Jones Soda Campaign Cola, only $23.99 for a twelve-pack
Also, how to make Skittles Vodka
A new Grow-a-Brain category of unusual links about Barack Obama Here
June 20, 2008
The Most Colorful Currencies
The secret of Vanuatu's happiness - No money, lots of honey
Un-related: Paul Nylander's Incredible Mega Math Art Page. (Thank you, Mason)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Stories About Money Here
Ways To Steal Gas
In Lithuania they create cars from PU-foam and luxury CL-klasse Mercedes
Rolls-Royce 'Batmobile' has been spotted on the streets of London
The Five Best Ways To Steal Gas...And One Really Bad Way
A Huge Depository of Unusual Car Links Here
June 17, 2008
The “Clinton Women” shooting the breeze
Gennifer Flowers & Paula Jones: For only $1.99 a time you can download video clips of "Two Chicks Chatting". (Photo from the website)
More horrible flashbacks of a decade long gone: Ross Perot is back with Perot Charts
Large sculptures by Philip Jackson
Artist Michele Pred's makes sculptures from items confiscated at San Francisco International Airport. (From Andrew Sullivan)
Nazi Barbecue Sauce - Start shopping now for your 4th of July barbecue
An elevated walkway through the trees by Marks Barfield Architects has opened at Kew Gardens in London. Tree Top Walkway
A Huge Depository of Unusual Art and Artists Here
How to torment telemarketers with one word
From The Benefit Headline (“Stops Diarrhea in 30 Minutes”) to The How To Headline (“How To Avoid Snake-Oil Selling Scumbags On The Internet”) - 8 Different Types Of Headlines Which Sell
Shamwow! Meet the next great TV pitchman
A Huge Depository of Unusual Links About Sales and Salespeople Here
June 16, 2008
"...Vagabond Jan Chipchase spends most of the year traveling around remote parts of the globe figuring out how people actually use technology -- particularly phones. He has noticed a new behavior among his native hosts. If they are young, they want to borrow his phone and mine if for goodies they can copy. Here is Jan's first experience in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Wandering around UB and chance up disciples [monks] playing football in a temple complex. They invite me into the warmth for a reason - to mine the memory of my phone of all its value. Half a dozen files transferred from my device - particularly interested in obtaining photos of women from Japan..."
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Before the advent of the airplane, acoustic location was applied to determining the presence and position of ships in fog.
Acoustic Location was used from mid-WW1 to the early years of WW2 for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during WW2 by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective. Horns give both acoustic gain and directionality; the increased inter-horn spacing compared with human ears increases the observer's ability to localize the direction of a sound. (From Hanuman)
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10 Acts of Heroism in the Sichuan Earthquake
A Huge Depository of Unusual Travel Destinations Here