October 31, 2008
Army of Darkness
A Huge Depository of Unusual Holiday Links Here
October 29, 2008
With Chris Matthews take
Many Other Stories of Heroes and Sheroes Here
I snorted my dad
Creative Trading cards at Glyph Jockey
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Those that know me know I am a sucker for multitudes. Many of anything intrigues me more than single things ever could. So it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to find out that I took 2925 dice and formed them into a bitmap image of the Madonna. That’s the Madonna, and not just plain ol’ Madonna. Madonna by Robert Hodgin
A Huge Depository of Unusual Design Concepts Here
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Do Not Post Pictures of This Sign to the Internet
American Cheese with Barack, McCain, Biden & Palin. Printed with liquid photo emulsion on individual slices
Wasilla’s is all I saw Palin-dromed
The Palin Effect at TPM
Another good reason to wait until someone is dead before you start naming things after him or her
Election Prediction by Craig Shirley, a Reagan biographer: My prediction is that with Acorn's help, Obama will win 107 percent of the popular vote and 600 Electoral College votes. Just like other Socialist candidates around the world. I further predict that the Democrats first action will be issue a bounty on the heads of all Bushies---if conservatives don't do it first
Two of a kind (YT)
Obama 1961 birth announcement from Honolulu Advertiser. This Honolulu Advertiser announcement of Barack Obama's Aug 4, 1961 birth was published August 13, 1961 on page B-6. It is available only on microfilm in Hawaii libraries. It has never been posted online in spite of the extensive controversy over Obama's birth certificate. The announcement is 4th from the bottom of the left hand column. (From Wikileaks)
Hope - An intangible object within every American that is destroyed every four years in November. More definitions at the Election Glossary from The Onion
By the way, I’ve been getting tons of hits from StumbleUpon recently, but I have no idea where is the 'Stumble'. If you know where it is, please email me the link. Thanks
October 26, 2008
The sky is falling
The Best (And Worst) Recession 2008 Covers
In 2002, German Spiegel magazine depicted the "Bush warriors" on its cover. Tomorrow, we'll see the follow-up cover
A Huge Depository of Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here
I was thinkin' about turquoise
Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at Kerouac’s grave, Lowell, MA – 1975 (photo by Ken Regan)
100’s of Dylan t-shirts. From Isis Magazine, the longest running Bob Dylan magazine still in print
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.
Well, he hands you a nickel,
He hands you a dime,
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time,
Then he fines you every time you slam the door.
I ain't gonna work for aggie's brother no more. (From Bicoastal)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Dylan Links Here
Zen and the art of foreclosure
And without looking the part, Leo Nordine, an affable Hermosa Beach-based real estate broker, expects to average one escrow closing a day this year -- something that would make most agents salivate.
Nordine, a 45-year-old native son and surfer didn't just catch the current foreclosure tidal wave, he has sold 3,500 bank-owned homes during the last two decades. He credits his uncanny ability to time the real estate market's cycles and position himself to reap its rewards as the key to his extraordinary success. And he does it all from the comfort of his home overlooking the Strand in Hermosa Beach.
Little about Nordine's road to riches is typical. He is a case study in how an intense young man without a formal education can be propelled by his drive and work ethic to the height of success - even when he doesn't live and breathe his job.
What's important to me," Nordine says, "is family, surfing and work -- in that order."
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A Huge Depository of Unusual Real Estate Stories Here
I’m an unemployed vagrant. All I have is a backpack full of technology, a shoestring budget and a very important list of 50 things to do. When everything is crossed off my list I get to go home. (Not to be confused with Amtrakker)
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100 things that every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life
Dave Freeman, co-author of 100 Things to Do Before You Die, a travel guide and ode to odd adventures that inspired readers and imitators, died after hitting his head in a fall at his home. He was 47.
A Huge Depository of Things to do before you die Here
The Wrecking Crew
Thomas Frank reads from his new book “The Wrecking Crew”, plus interviews. (From Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, by Matthew Yglesias)
In exactly the same vain: Sailboat Fuel from the previously-blogged 'The Great Iraq Swindle'
Also, The Sarah Palin Wardrobe Challenge: Kathryn Builds Entire Wardrobe for the Candidate for Less Than $2500
I hate sandcastles
Homer Simpson Sand Art
October 24, 2008
Rotten kids... you work your life out
...Everything... every single thing that took place in that courtroom, but I mean everything... says he's guilty. What d'ya think? I'm an idiot or somethin'? Why don't cha take that stuff about the old man; the old man who lived there and heard every thing? Or this business about the knife! What, 'cause we found one exactly like it? The old man SAW him. Right there on the stairs. What's the difference how many seconds it was? Every single thing. The knife falling through a hole in his pocket... you can't PROVE he didn't get to the door! Sure, you can take all the time hobblin' around the room, but you can't PROVE it! And what about this business with the El? And the movies! There's a phony deal if I ever heard one. I betcha five thousand dollars I'd remember the movies I saw! I'm tellin' ya: every thing that's gone on has been twisted... and turned. This business with the glasses. How do you know she didn't have 'em on? This woman testified in open court! And what about hearin' the kid yell... huh? I'm tellin' ya, I've got all the facts here...
More of Brandon Hardesty’s excellent re-enactments: Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo, Howard Beale in Network, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, Tony Montana in Scarface, and more. Brandon's blog
Bong Hits For Jesus
Partial List of cover art by design group Hipgnosis
October 23, 2008
My sombrero for your kayak
You think about all the space in your garage that kayak's taking up and just start to count how many jars of salsa you could fit on that shelf.
You remember last Cinco de Mayo when you showed up to the big party sans sombrero. Someone threw a bell pepper at your head.
Don't you think it's about time you traded in that kayak for a nice comfortable sombrero?
Okay. How about I also throw in a pinata with 300 dollars worth of loose change?
Think about it...If you no longer need that 10-12 foot sit on top kayak, I have a sombrero that----and I'm not even lying-----would look stunning on you.
You think you look good in that poncho of yours, you just wait until the ladies get a load of you in that sombrero. Meow, indeed.
(From The Original Joe Fisher)
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Also: I thought I should try something new and different for my interview on Tuesday. Who wouldn't hire me?
Perhaps best known for his '70s album covers for Miles Davis, Santana, the Beatles, etc., Tadanori Yokoo is arguably the most influential Japanese graphic designer of the Twentieth Century. Tadanori Yokoo posters
(gif above from ColourLovers)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Japanese Links Here