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June 28, 2009

I Thought It was Monday...


We were resting on the couch in the late morning today, watching The Invincibles, and eating salad & watermelons, when suddenly the door from the back yard was yanked open, and two armed policemen barged in with their guns drawn. We jumped up, Stella covered herself up, and I asked them, what are you doing here. They said that they responded to a 911 call that claimed there were 2 transients and a dog squatting illegally in our house. I told them ‘You’re trespassing’, they demanded to see my ID, we had some back-and-forth, after which they left apologizing for their mistake. Wow!

 

For some reason, I thought that today was Monday, so after a few hours, I drove to the local police station to find out who called with this report. The station looked like the one in ‘Assault On Precinct 13’, it was empty and nobody came from behind the bullet-resistant glass, when I rang the bell. It took me a few hours to realize that today is Sunday...


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Dining at Manresa, Los Gatos

http://tinyurl.com/lter5m

from the flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ulteriorepicure/sets/

of Ultimate Epicure

http://ulteriorepicure.wordpress.com/restaurants/

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Iran in 1959

http://www.iranian.com/main/2009/jun/iran-1959

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 28, 2009 8:36:23 PM

Vintage Coke cans

http://inspiredology.com/vintage-coke-pop-can-designs/

Metal Detecting Sandals, at Hammacher Schlemmer

http://www.hammacher.com/publish/76779.asp?source=CJ&cm_mmc=CJ-_-1414665-_-1492714-_-Hammacher+Product+Catalog#

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 12:09:06 PM

Krautrock - The official Tangerine Dream website

http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/

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Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado, the highest suspension bridge in the world

http://tinyurl.com/n4gghq

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Sculptures by Michaella Janse van Vuuren

http://www.nomili.co.za/NOMILI_website/sculpture/index.html

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The Rubikcubism of Abbey Road

http://beatlestweets.posterous.com/the-rubikcubism-of-abbey-road-and-london-call

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 3:26:19 PM

I want Ruth Madoff's glasses. Any idea where to find these?

http://ask.metafilter.com/126082/Ruth-Madoffs-glasses

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My friend Bob loved his vinyl records so much that he used to obsess about which ones to save if his house caught fire but when it actually happened he chose his girlfriend instead.

One Sentence is an experiment in brevity. Most of the best stories that we tell from our lives have one really, really good part that make the rest of the boring story worth it

http://onesentence.org/stories/popular/all/

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 5:43:44 PM

David Bowie, Simon and Garfunkel, Yoko and John Lennon

http://juliasegal.tumblr.com/post/132530692/david-bowie-simon-and-garfunkel-yoko-and-john

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Segovia facades

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amberglow/sets/72157611497589853/

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Epilepsy for beginners (Click to biggify)

http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/3/34/Dizzy.gif

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10 faces in the sand

http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/10-Faces-in-the-Sand.html

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 6:22:41 PM

Essay by Eric Harris on keeping guns out of schools

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0707061columbine1.html

A guide to the Columbine High School massacre - 11,000 page report on investigative findings

http://www.davecullen.com/columbine/columbine-guide/evidence-columbine.htm

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If we concentrate on Auschwitz and the Gulag, we fail to notice that over a period of twelve years, between 1933 and 1944, some 12 million victims of Nazi and Soviet mass killing policies perished in a particular region of Europe, one defined more or less by today's Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. More generally, when we contemplate Auschwitz and the Gulag, we tend to think of the states that built them as systems, as modern tyrannies, or totalitarian states. Yet such considerations of thought and politics in Berlin and Moscow tend to overlook the fact that mass killing happened, predominantly, in the parts of Europe between Germany and Russia, not in Germany and Russia themselves

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/22875

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 6:31:24 PM

Deep-fried Converse

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirkocredito/sets/72157619742195694/detail/

By Mirko Credito

http://www.mirkocredito.com/

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Citizen Kane - The Theatrical Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyv19bg0scg

from IFC’s 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time

http://www.ifc.com/news/2009/06/50-greatest-trailers.php

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Dog taco

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosmtz/2543917946/

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Female Guardians of Russian Art Museums, by Andy Freeberg

http://www.andyfreebergphotoart.com/guardians.html

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 29, 2009 7:08:20 PM

hahaha! trespassers turned out to be the police!

Posted by: real estate brochures at Jun 29, 2009 8:10:06 PM

American Dope Growers Union - Support American-grown marijuana and their farmers

http://tinyurl.com/m882cq

A partial list of Saturday Night Live commercial parodies

http://tinyurl.com/jvbgy

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A lot of penguins
From the sky, it looks as though it is a river clogged with pollution or perhaps a field of exotic flowers. It's not until you get closer that the true nature of this living carpet is revealed

http://cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=20570

Posted by: Hanan at Jun 30, 2009 4:16:04 PM

The Long family lives as hermits in South Westland, New Zealand. They live in a makeshift hut without even the basics of modern life and have had no contact with the outside world for over 15 years. Once a young medical student poised for great success, Robert Long decided to relocate his family to the bush. I wanted to be somewhere where it was all wildernesses. Now living amongst the mountains of New Zealand they thrive from a lifestyle that would terrify most people. “I think they concentrate on what we miss out on, they don't realize how much we have that they don't have”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiSpWiojA6o

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Hot prison pals (Must be 18 to enter this site)

http://www.hotprisonpals.com/inmates.htm

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Eating Stinky Tofu in Taipei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QNGPmuqa6s

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Circus museum

http://www.circusmuseum.nl/eng/

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 1, 2009 4:39:27 PM

Toilet reading habits in Israeli adults

http://tinyurl.com/mlfuwm

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Romance scam

http://www.romancescam.com/forum/portal.php

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Ludwig Hohlwein, the Munich Poster King

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29710534@N05/sets/72157606859815629/

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Posted by: Hanan at Jul 2, 2009 4:43:37 PM

The Disneyfication of “Improv Everywhere”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpojZ0COU3Y

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British artist Alice Newstead, former employee of Lush UK, a 'handmade cosmetics' group, performs hung by shark hooks to protest against 'sharks slaughter'

http://jezebel.com/5306166/the-lush-life

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Old news: New Wearable Feedbags Let Americans Eat More, Move Less

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/new_wearable_feedbags_let

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Everyone is trying to get to the bar.
The name of the bar, the bar is called heaven.
The band in heaven plays my favorite song.
They play it once again, they play it all night long.

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 2, 2009 7:44:34 PM

From the website of Nelson's Bait & Tackle – Rachel Maddow catching a fish

http://www.nelsonsbaitandtackle.com/gallery/?go=2009/08&pic=p1010032.jpg

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The world of Mexican midget wrestling is in mourning after two of its most famous stars were apparently poisoned by fake prostitutes.


http://tinyurl.com/kk3cnw

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Kseniya Simonova’s sand animation “1945”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1JZ9O15280

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 3, 2009 9:02:46 AM

Estonian Fairy Tale

http://englishrussia.com/?p=1780

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The mythic art of Jonathon Earl Bowser

http://www.jonathonart.com/

Including an unauthorized cover of Saddam Hussein’s novel, Zabibah and the King

http://www.jonathonart.com/saddam.html

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The Desk of Oliver Sacks (interactive)

http://seedmagazine.com/interactive/workbench/oliver_sacks/

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 4, 2009 12:25:30 AM

A trailer of "L'argent de poche", my favorite François Truffaut’s film (with the HQ button, YouTube is finally bearable to watch)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oRbWVTDWrQ

Also, Night for day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqfhjt-Gg8

Les Quatre cents coups

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYCD1IBzzC0


Many more here –

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=75AB959B93AA4621

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 4, 2009 10:33:39 AM

“Johnny Fontane never gets that movie. That part is perfect for him, it'll make him a big star, and I'm gonna run him out of the business - and let me tell you why: Johnny Fontane ruined one of Woltz International's most valuable protégés. For five years we had her under training - singing lessons, acting lessons, dancing lessons. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on her, I was gonna make her a big star. And let me be even more frank, just to show you that I'm not a hard-hearted man, and that it's not all dollars and cents: She was beautiful; she was young; she was innocent. She was the greatest piece of ass I've ever had, and I've had 'em all over the world. And then Johnny Fontane comes along with his olive oil voice and guinea charm, and she runs off. She threw it all away just to make me look ridiculous! And a man in my position can't afford to be made to look ridiculous!”

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Hitler’s last moments – in Jewish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=198kIhOQV24
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304810702&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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Why Did the Cat Skip Town?

http://criticalmas.com/2009/06/why-did-the-cat-skip-town/

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“I don’t recall ever being blocked by someone who was guarding me.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & the secrets of the Skyhook

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/features/kareem

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The chicken bone art

http://www.ktfineart.com/past/?object_id=86&project_id=92

of Milwaukee outside artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

http://www.vonbruenchenhein.com/

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 4, 2009 4:00:12 PM

Happy 4th of July -

http://tinyurl.com/ly99j3

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 4, 2009 5:16:20 PM

Someecards for Cinephiles.

http://earlierwork.net/2009/06/08/someecards-for-cinephiles/

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Three Reasons to Put Diapers On

http://criticalmas.com/2009/06/three-reasons-to-put-diapers-on/

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One eye -

http://www.ssahn.com/archives/cat_oneeye.html

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L.A. Weed Dealer Finally Finds a Use for Twitter

http://artistsforaccess.org/

from ValleyWag

http://valleywag.gawker.com/5304616/la-weed-dealer-finally-finds-a-use-for-twitter

An unhappy client

http://browncardigan.com/imagesfarm/165364513de946ce69fbec7cc198861b.jpg

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 4, 2009 10:18:01 PM

“The very first credit card swipey machine ever invented should have had the sensor on both sides so you couldn't swipe it the wrong way, yet nobody will ever invent a device like that”

One of the many “Insights gained via one's career” -

http://tinyurl.com/qbhbvu

- somehow similar to Matthew Baldwin’s old ‘Tricks of the Trade’

http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/how_to/tricks_of_the_trade.php

This post will probably become nearly as popular as AskMetafilter most ‘favorited’ thread – “What single book is the best introduction to your field for laypeople?”

http://tinyurl.com/2a6hp2

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Lobsters in heraldry

http://tinyurl.com/m67kpe

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 5, 2009 10:43:26 AM

A collection of artisan bread boules

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fooey/sets/72157620079529200/

by “foooooey”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fooey/sets/

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Exodus of geese

http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/062009/geese.jpg

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Robert Lang

http://tinyurl.com/ko38v8

about the applications of origami

http://tinyurl.com/lplzwh

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 5, 2009 10:44:30 AM

Meet me in Nashville, on the corner of Greasy Creek & Creamer Rd.

http://tinyurl.com/qoydcz

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Digital Images of The Gutenberg Bible

http://tinyurl.com/htk1

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Éclairs at Fauchon patisserie

http://tinyurl.com/pl25av

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The obituary of Count Gottfried von Bismarck, a pleasure-seeking heroin addict, hell-raising alcoholic, flamboyant waster and a reckless and extravagant host of homosexual orgies

http://tinyurl.com/6w93v7

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A comparison of different sizes of sporting balls

http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/other-balls.html

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Hairstyles of American First Ladies

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/04/opinion/20090704_opart.html

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 6, 2009 6:30:55 PM

Sounds like Sundays at my place!

Posted by: Tattoo Designs for Women at Jul 7, 2009 2:39:03 PM

The Eternal Moonwalk

http://www.eternalmoonwalk.com/

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Viktoriya Sasonkina photographed by Steven Meisel

http://www.touchpuppet.com/2009/06/24/stunning-viktoriya-sasonkina-steven-meisel/

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The Morelli House, a classic example of Las Vegas mid-century residential architecture. Antonio Morelli, original owner and builder of the house, was the former Sands Hotel’s orchestra conductor and musical director.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/sets/72157604019436902/show/

From Road Side Pictures

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/sets/

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 7, 2009 7:07:41 PM

A giant uterus cake

http://tinyurl.com/m2m6jq

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The SS Silla, world’s fastest floating sauna

http://www.explorewestsweden.com/?p=145

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The 25 Best Store Names in Edinburgh

http://tinyurl.com/malkun

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 7, 2009 10:10:17 PM

Cool

Posted by: Dave at Jul 8, 2009 7:34:20 AM

Keggers of Yore

http://keggersofyore.com/

From SlackDaddy

http://slackdaddy.org/

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David Gilmour & David Bowie play Comfortably Numb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM0Pl80Zf00

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The game is a mind game. It only has 3 rules:

RULE 1: You are playing The Game.
RULE 2: Whenever you think about The Game, you lose.
RULE 3: Loss must be announced.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Game_%28mind_game%29

Posted by: Hanan at Jul 9, 2009 10:56:18 PM

Crazy stuff, can't believe the cops can make a mistake like that! You'd think one of them would knock on the door while the other was waiting around back....guns drawn is a little dramatic no?

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Posted by: Mark Ase at Jul 16, 2009 8:21:48 AM

And there you have it...

Posted by: Jim at Aug 6, 2009 1:16:28 PM