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August 31, 2004

Famous Realtors

famous_realtor Free idea from Mister Pants: If you're moving, here's a way to save money on moving costs: before you move, loan all of your belongings to friends. And then after you've moved, ask them to return them.

Welcome to Trygve Lode's treehouse

Bricks and Brass is your web site if you are looking for an older, period house

Previously mentioned: Realtors with unfortunate names

…”She married a successful, but not famous, realtor”…

Any other famous Realtors out there?

One man’s opinion: Do you still need an agent to buy a home? (Try to do it without one.)

“In an effort to sell my house I made a trip to the bible store. A friend of mine told me that if you buy a St. Joseph statue, bury it in the yard upside down and facing the house and say a prayer to St. Joseph everyday - your house will sell. So I buried the statue and prayed my anxious little heart out. St. Joseph, it's all in your hands now.”

Our Large Real Estate Resource Center Here

August 31, 2004 in Real estate | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Pass the Uni

sushi_art Eye candy from Shutterbug

My first Spam Musubi, made with fried Spam instead of raw fish

For sale on eBay: Official sushi Chopsticks hand made for Japanese Mafia

Sushi Moments in TV & Film (Sorry, a tripod site)

New food products from the Pacific Rim - Wasabi Pops from Doctor Fun

Hostess Twinkies Sushi and Crispy Candy Sushi Snacks

Sushi collectibles, including a Sushi Vinyl Shower Curtain

Our Big Collection of Unique Sushi Links Here

August 31, 2004 in Food - Sushi | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

August 30, 2004

The real history of the internet


Welcome to PONG-Story, a site dedicated to Ralph H. Baer, inventor of the video game

The Complete History of the Internet

Linux isn't only for geeks - Welcome to the Linux Jewellery Store. Also, Computer Key Rings

Alien Fossil Mouse from Ultimate Computer Case Website

Things Google knows about you. (From Kottke)

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-Llantysiliogogogoch, the World's Longest Single Word Domain Name

Penguin dreams by jotto

McSweeney's E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone

More to Life on the Internet Here

August 30, 2004 in Internet | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Twins, Heros and Artists

Switched_on_bach He did “Switched-on Bach”, the album that launched the synthesizer, as Walter Carlos, but later became Wendy Carlos, a versatile artist

The clay eaters - Geophagia disorder seen as a cultural phenomenon, especially in rural South. (From Waxy)

The Conscience of Abu Ghraib whistleblower Joe Darby

Do you have Eyes on your back?

Angie Pontani and The World Famous Pontani Sisters

Chronological History of Conjoined Twins from “Twin Stuff” (The web’s largest community for twins, triplets-and-higher)

Many More Human Interest Stories Here

August 30, 2004 in Unusual People | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

No ordinary tourism

African_lions A Tribal Tattoo Journal visits the disappearing origins of tattoo art

How to See the World On $25 a Day or Less

Back in the 70s there was an outlaw race where a group of guys in modified cars drove from NY to California in 32 hours, 7 minutes. It formed the basis for the movie "Cannonball Run". Here's the link to the documentary about it

the African expedition project with Journalist Tatiana Parfishina. From Belarus to Africa

Four on Tour have been at it for 511 days, 20 hours, 49 minutes, and 54 seconds

One man's journey toward freedom A few years ago, Jeffrey Sawyer quit his job, sold all his possessions, and set out walking from Asheville, NC. He had no destination in mind and no goal except to inquire into the meaning of life, love, and freedom. After traveling as far as Minnesota, he returned to where he started. Since then, he has taken many such journeys, not only in the US but in Mexico, Hawaii, and Southeast Asia. Everywhere he goes, he carries little or no money and does most of his traveling on foot

Le Viaduc de Millau is being built

Bangkok's tallest buildings over the years

11_hot_link_button Un-related link: Available Balance $756,891.76

Many Other Unusual Travel Links Here

August 30, 2004 in Traveling Places | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

August 29, 2004

“Medal Gate”

Political Appearance - Can you tell at a glance if someone’s a Republican or a Democrat? A quiz

“I have a lot of trouble in the bumper sticker department. Bumper stickers are all about pithy one-liners, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with political debate these days. You can’t fit nuance into the space. So here are some nuanced Bumper Stickers

cocaineTotal Box office of Fahrenheit 9/11 up to now - $168 million. Michael Moore's new letter: "Kerry has tried to pass himself off as a war hero, but thanks to you and your friends, we now know the truth"

ConventionGate: "Let's turn a corner, any corner" - An exclusive look at Bush's nomination speech

RNC: How to score at the convention. (To supplement Mr. Sun’s previous article How I would score at the DNC convention

“fuggedaboudit!” - The Great America Shout, for September 2nd, 2004, 10 pm. Cover of the banned TimeOut New York magazine

Best Corn I’ve ever had

Btw, what does this display of body language tell you?

MedalGate: Viet Cong Veterans Denounce Kerry: 'Sampan Veterans For Truth' Call Kerry Unfit For Command. And, Mark Fiore’s “The Miracle of Political Attack

John Kerry Emoticons

TEX! George Bush and the Fine Art of Character Assassination

Nostalgic & Patriotic Posters. (From “Goyk”)

More Fair and Balanced Election News Here

August 29, 2004 in 2004 Election | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Accordion Festivals

straw_bear Straw Bear Festival

You don’t want to miss The Cotati Accordion Festival this weekend

You also don’t want to miss The National Lawn Mower Racing Contest in Waynesboro, PA. (From “Girl Hacker”)

Origami Weekend 2004. Other exhibits from previous festivals. On Yahoo, a display of some Origami Dragon from the festival.

Four million Sikh are coming to Amritsar, to celebrate the 400th year of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib

National Penis Day (A New Zealand AIDS Foundation Festival. From “Persentio”)

Sziget Festival 2004. (What the heck is that?)

Other Strange Festivals from Around the World Here

August 29, 2004 in Festivals | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Beer Song

I_like_beer_bottles World's Largest Six-Pack in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

The beer song: I like Beer ’cuz it is good

Bottle Opener /Fridge Magnet

Some controversy with Molson's "Friends" ad Campaign

Simplest Homemade Beer: What you need & how to brew

Beer in aluminum bottles on the way. Thank you, Alcoa

A guy & his mug - The more you look at this picture, the more you realize how happy it is

According to Side Salad, nobody likes a glass of beer with a big head

A Huge Collection of Unusual Beers And Other Alcoholic Beverages Here

August 29, 2004 in Beverages - Beer | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Goodbye to Orange County

Yorba_linda_home_1 Thumbnail Photos of Orange County Telephone Directories

Zen Center of Orange County

The Early days in San Clemente

Photos from Cardiff by the Sea

Orange County Zoo

Mountain Biking in Southern California

AutoFree Orange County, Discovering Life Without A Car. (Thanks, “Digital Souls”)

120,000 killer bees in Santa Ana

(Now that I have moved to Riverside, postings about Orange County will probably become sporadic.) Many more Unusual News about Orange County Here

August 29, 2004 in Orange County, California | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Greetings Achievers

Jeff_lebowski You're entering a world of Lebowski: 1500 Achievers from 30 states and abroad attended the Lebowski Fest New York two weeks ago. Here are some Tall tales and fan photos from The Knitting Factory 2004

A guy dressed as the rug

Bowling pin autographed by Jeff Bridges

This Aggression Will Not Stand T-shirt

Swearing Jesus (Very abusive. Modeled partly after Jesus Quintana)

Goofs - Mistakes and errors that occur in the movie

Another random Lebowski Generator

Many Strange Big Lebowski Links Here

August 29, 2004 in Cinema - "The Big Lebowski" | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Eat the rich


A comprehensive list of Songs about money

Money is not the root of all evil. But too much money can make you talk nonsense. Too little money can have the same effect.

Why you should stop writing checks

Teach your kid about money with the Amazing Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Toy

A pyramid scheme is the name for a scam that coerces people to both contribute money and help promote the program…

Our Strange Links about Money Here

August 29, 2004 in Money & Finances | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

August 28, 2004

Just Say No

just_say_no Fictional American presidents from President Gary Nance to President Josiah Bartlet

An archive of results from recent New York Times polls

A primer in discrimination against GOPers - Socially acceptable bigotry. Why are many progressive Democrats intolerant and mean toward those with whom they disagree politically?

On the other hand: We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore - How did the Party of Lincoln and Liberty transmogrify into the party of Newt Gingrich’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk?

Be independent: Just Say No To Everything

Wooden Nickel Museum

How Long Can the Country Stay Scared? by Bruce Schneier

Bill HR 3687 IH - To amend section 1464 of title 18, United States Code, to provide for the punishment of certain profane broadcasts, and for other purposes

“TV Series #1” by Jeffrey Wiener. Watch there also "TimeBomb Man of the Year" with Chairman Arafat

More Strange Politics Here

August 28, 2004 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Someone left the cake out in the rain (?)

macarthur_park Lakers Fans

The Blessing of the Cars. Ten years ago, Stephanie and Gabriel Baltierra of Los Feliz decided they loved their cars so much they wanted to get them blessed

Sculptural Works in MacArthur Park. Photo blogging from the area around the park today, by Jake Dobkin. Song facts about MacArthur Park by Richard Harris .

Rioter statuette by Jon Haddock

Andrew Wood’s LA Streamlined, art deco style

Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey and Venice by Steve Fazzio

"50mm" - L.A.'s Graffiti Art website

(I must re-post The Drum Machine, this little Japanese headbanger Troupe here for no other reason that it is too cool)

Many More Unusual Links About Los Angeles and Orange County Here

August 28, 2004 in Los Angeles | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them"

beer_can_helicopter History of elevators. (From Johan Jacobsson)

Soccer-playing Vstone robots

Life’s Greatest Miracle

“Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist” and other non-Indiana Jones Scientific quotes (From Mike Power)

10 Patents That Changed the World

Cheating Chernobyl. Alexander Yuvchenko was one of the few workers at Chernobyl's reactor number 4 the night it exploded on 26 April 1986 to have survived.

Do you have a problem with flies or mosquitoes ? Problem solved with The Amazing FlyGun

Invented by Mistake: Coca-Cola, Post-it, Scotchgard, Penicillin

Quote above from Rush Limbaugh. Many More Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here

August 28, 2004 in Science & Inventions | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tartan patterns

punk_glamour Create a Tartan

Nintendo Flip Flops

Snacks underwear

Outkast's Andre 3000 Named Best-Dressed Man (with documentation/gallery)

The Jesus Hair cut from Tan’s custom hair cuts in Laurel, MD

The fashion photography of Kenneth Wong

Janet Jackson shields are held in place by piercing jewelry

Ugly Dress, the archive of the world's worst Bridesmaids dresses

The making of Lauren, a display mannequin

The usual disclaimer: Based on the frequency of Fashion postings, readers may suspect that I am very fashion-conscious myself. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many More Strange Fashion Links Here

August 28, 2004 in Fashion | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack