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November 30, 2004

And You Will Know My Name Is The Lord

Quarter_pounder Pulp Fiction Tattoo

"Pulp Politicians": What do they call a quarter pounder with cheese in Iraq?

“Pulp Fiction” co-writer Roger Avary is suing Microsoft saying that the corporation stole his idea for a virtual yoga game, and writing about it in his blog

Jules Winnfield in the 1800's, a Worth 1000 Celebrity Time Travel contest

Tarantino on Kill Bill’s Camerawork. November 2003 Tarantino Playboy interview (Large irritating, noisy pop-ups)

Kill Bill Linux T-shirt

Kill Bill Vol. 1 in a series of ASCII text images

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “ Jesus' General”, Long Live The Christian Cultural Revolution. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

A Large collection of Pulp Fiction Links Here

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California snoring

Ca_license_driverA colorful mosaic gracing the entrance of Livermore's new library is of a genre known as naןve art because of its whimsical design and childlike nature. Maybe that explains why 11 of the 175 names and words on the piece are misspelled - from "Eistein" and "Shakespere" to "Van Gough" and "Michaelangelo"

Northern California Light and Structure, photography by Edmond Leys

Thousands of Nature Scenes from Northern California, by Photovault

Zero Gardens Nudist Colony. From “Weird San Diego”

California Rare Fruit Growers

You, me & the Salton Sea. In Los Angeles, some people's idea of traveling is to brave traffic to the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Not at Ostrich Ink. There are a lot of odd places to travel to that aren't very far from LA, and in this issue, we take you to one of the oddest of all, the Salton Sea. Click on the dead fish to advance

Many More Unusual Stories From California, from Hawaii and from Iowa Here

November 30, 2004 in California | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Holy Molly! We’re Taste Testing Grilled Mary Sandwiches

Pasta The most useful link you’ll ever find on Grow-a-Brain: Pizza Hut simple Online ordering site

“You're looking at all the public photos on Flickr tagged with pasta

Black Table’s Fine dining for coarse folk - A yokel’s guide to Jean Georges

Jacques Pépin, Fast food my way. A nice flash site. (From “Fish Bucket”)

How well do you know your cheeses?

Medieval Gastronomy

Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetic Stew: Explorations in Dymaxion Dining

Last year I linked to the very tasty samples from The International Edible Book Festival Gallery. Here’s many more: 4th International Show and Tea Edible Books. The New York 2003 Festival. 2004 Booklavahs. More Books to eat. Japan's Edible books collection from Masaaki Tatsumi

The Combat Cutlery Gallery, a celebration of lethal flatware

The Worst TV Dinner Ever, and Archie McPhee’s TV Dinner Beverage Napkins. (Also there, Acupuncture Head Model)

McSweeney’s Reviews of New Food

The First Jewish-American Cookbook, by Mrs. Esther Levy, 1871

A Large Collection of Unusual Meals Here

November 30, 2004 in Food | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 29, 2004

Remember the Pueblo

 American_dog Two panoramic photographs of the waterfront of Seattle, Washington, taken from the same vantage point - 95 years apart

Bobby Yang plays the Star-Spangled Banner on his funky violin. (From the always-unique “Everlasting Blort”).

Also, Scuba-naked's free Patriotic Music Downloads, including John Wayne reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

Six things you don’t know about Texas

The Not-all-Americans-are-stupid-quiz. (From “Left Edge North”)

Portraits of Americans Who Tell the Truth, by Robert Shetterly

A 12 panel piece of art which R. Crumb named "A short history of America"

Couldn't be better looking, Jantzen ad, 1948. From the re-visited Ephemera now, dedicated to the commercial art of mid-century America

The 'Streets Of America' project

U.S. Postal Service: Official Abbreviations

Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “ We Make Money Not Art”, by a blogger who once worked at a smelly Portuguese squid museum. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

Many More All American Links Here


I don’t usually post such requests, but here is an email I received tonight:

“Mr. Levin,

…my name is Daren Kearney Heidgerken and I am attending the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business (Class of 2006). This semester two of my classmates and I are taking Marketing Research. The primary project of the course is to create and administer a survey. We are creating a Web based survey that we would like to use to reach as large of an audience as possible.

As I was brainstorming ways to draw people to our survey I came across your blog. I was wondering if you would mind placing a link to our survey from your blog.

You can see a draft of our survey here

We have only a short time to administer the survey, so I would appreciate hearing back from you at your earliest convenience.

Many thanks,
Daren Kearney Heidgerken
Fremont, California”

Please pass the link around. Let’s fill their box with thousands of responses!

November 29, 2004 in Americana | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

November 28, 2004

Revised Larry Carlson

 Crazy_eye Gilles Tran’s 28 Variations on the "Assassin and his cats" picture

Charles Forman’s Snow is Fun

Wasqua Witchcraft for little beauty

Earlier you enjoyed the Flash version of Tom Lehrer's "The Elements", by Mike Stanfill, Private Hand, who also gave us The Infinite Cat Project and The Last Request. See more of his stuff: Slim Whitman’s Rainbow and Sunny, a love poem


New (up to 58) screens of psychedelic headache from DirtDirt

Also, Larry Carlson re-designed his house

A new meme, but simpler: Subservient stickman

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Mimi’s “Smartypants”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

(Damn, I've blogged a lot this weekend!) More Flash, Java & Shockwave Links Here

November 28, 2004 in Digital Art | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

”Further Thoughts on Exploding Heads”

Comedian_george_carlin Dan Ratherisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Dan Rather - "We had a slight hitch in our giddy up, but we corrected that."

From Chip Rowe: Why I love cuss words: Say you drop something heavy on your foot. "Gosh darn it!" doesn't cut it. And why should it? Language Hitlers say anyone who swears doesn't have sufficient mastery of the language. Bullshit. Invoke Shakespeare when someone cuts you off in traffic and see how fast you get through town

Euphemistic Language, from the master of tongue, Saint George Carlin

Languid is a statistical language identifier. Give it at least 20 characters of UTF-8 encoded text and hope for the best

Phonetic Alphabets

How to Learn a Language

Word Count, the most popular words in English. (From “Z-Filter”)

Fortune cookies: “It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it”

The Need for a Simplified Sign System

Many More Lingulogiscal Links Here

November 28, 2004 in Languages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Walking tall

Shaquille_1A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, N.Y. 1970. A photograph by Diane Arbus. Also, twelve giants and their rings. Sandy Allen, tallest woman in the world and the Cardiff Giant

12-year-old Jay Greenberg is being compared to Mozart

Famous Scots-Italians. (Warning: Music!)

A history of Niagara Falls Daredevils

The Website for all former Playboy Club Bunnies

"This is my rifle.
There are many like it but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend
It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
Without me my rifle is useless
Without my rifle I am useless"

Beautiful Mutants by Mark Mothersbaugh. Who is he? His other name is Devo

Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man

"Micro-Mike”, solar-Powered hermit squatting on Los Alamos Land

More Unusual People Achieving Unusual Things Here

November 28, 2004 in Unusual People | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack


LaughterAfter 12 years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No habla ingles." From GQ’s 100 Funniest Jokes of All Time. Also there, “This greasy spoon restaurant was so bad, on the menu there were even flies in the pictures”

Funniest joke ever told by a dog

A middle-aged man and his wife are out to dinner to celebrate her forty-fifth birthday.
He says, "So, what would you like, Sarah? A Jaguar? A mink coat? A diamond necklace? A cruise?"
She says, "Bernie, I want a divorce."
He says, "I wasn't planning on spending that much."

Osama’s letter

Asked to write a composition entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," a student wrote, "I am thankful that I'm not a turkey." Also, from The Friars Club Jokebook:

It was the end of the school year and the students were giving their teacher gifts. The teacher knew the profession of the kids' parents so she would guess what they got her.
The florist's daughter gave her a box, she put it over her head and shook it. "Are they flowers?" asked the teacher, the student replied, "How did you know?"
Then the candy shop owner's son came with a box, she put it over her head and said "Is it candy?" The student said, "How'd you know??"
Then the liquor store owner's son, Johnny, came and the teacher saw the box leaking. She put her finger on it, sucked juice of the finger and said, "Is it wine?"
Johnny shook his head. Then she licked it again, "Vodka?"
Johnny replied, "No. It's a puppy."

A Guy Walks Into a Bar...

Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide. From a large cache of science jokes

(The point about jokes is that if you heard them all, you’ve heard them all. But how to remember a good joke when you need one?) Many More Crazy Jokes Here

November 28, 2004 in Jokes | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 27, 2004

The Audio Shaker

10_22_38_astoriaThe amazing Audio Shaker looks like a simple coffee grinder. But after you talk or sing into it, just cover it up, shake it a little and uncork it. What you’ll get is a sound omelet! (Another amazing discovery from Journalist Ami Ben Basat. Also from Ami, “Why Knot?”, a kinetic sculpture/machine that continuously ties and unties a necktie)

Visions of Science photography winners

A list of Chester Carlson’s Patents. The history of office equipment : Invention of the Cellophane Tape, The ball point pen, the fax machine (Invented in 1843!), Xerography, other contraptions. (Image above of the very first Xerox copy!)

"The Gates", Christo’s Project for Central Park , New York

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it”

Robosaurus in Action, the world's first real CAR-nivorous monster: 40 feet tall, 60,000 pounds, lifts 4,000 pound cars up higher than a 5 story building and breathes 20 feet fingers of flame

Relief pants help you go faster when you fly. (From Jeremy Zawodny's linkblog)

"Why Not" Open Source Movement - How to use everyday ingenuity to solve problems big & small

How to get rid of Manchester's fridge mountains, and Norwegian fog remover. (Both from “Look at this”)

Missouri man legally changes his name to 'They'

John Hutchison The Wild Scientist From Vancouver. (From “Church of Moo”)

Mystery_image Guess before you click! What is this Mystery Image? Courtesy of Gerard Van der Leun’s “American Digest” which is today’s “Blog Of The Day”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

Many More Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here

November 27, 2004 in Science & Inventions | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

How to master things

 Winking How to master the art of the wink

How to drop out is more complex than we've been led to believe

From The Bonomo Library of Handy Pocket Manuals: Become Lovelier After Forty, Become a More Popular Hostess, Improve Your Dancing,
How to Find Your Man, and more

How you can be a Slacker – in 6 easy steps

How to Cope With Overnight Success. What do you do when your product's a hit?

How to interpret Classified ads, when seeking for a new man, woman, job

The Beauty Of Life is a 2D short film made at a German Film school

21 days to change a habit

The most comprehensive Definition of Happiness you will ever find. (From “Curiouser”)

The gift of a lifetime: Become a donor

Many More Things To Do With Your Life Here

November 27, 2004 in Do Something with your Life | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Day after The Day after Thanksgiving

George_crumb Taking out the leftovers - "This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant, that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Alice's Restaurant..."

Miqel’s hard-to-classify and inexplicable recordings: The Yokohama Knights, Gay and Straight Together- Vol.1, Korean Childrens Choir, many more

Welcome to Norton Records , home to the frantic sounds of Hasil Adkins, Link Wray, the Pretty Things, the Flamin' Groovies, the Alarm Clocks, the Sonics, the Wailers, Question Mark and the Mysterians, Dale Hawkins, Ron Haydock, the Rockin' R's, Esquerita, Andre Williams, Jack Starr, the Flat Duo Jets, the Untamed Youth, the Phantom Surfers, King Uszniewicz, the Hentchmen, Wade Curtiss, Jackie & the Cedrics, the Church Keys, The Dictators and loads more wildies

Excellent rendition of the war president singing U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday

The life & music of George Crumb. The score for Spiral Galaxy [Aquarius]

More Elvis paintings by Naoki Mitsuse

LGCMA, The Lesbian and Gay Country Music Association, a non profit, 501-C3 organization. (From “Linkswarm”)

Ashcroft & Bacon, new in music. The Ashcroft retirement card

Julieta Venegas, accordion-playing Mexican art-punk

English songs with balls

Nothing is forever: On the one year anniversary of it's release, these British folks are calling for a boycott of Outkast's 'Hey Ya'

Our huge collection of Odd Music and Musicians Here

November 27, 2004 in Music_ | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Uncover the ancient secrets of Babylon

ArchaeologySteve Gedikian writes about the end of an era at Winamp

Job Interview at Totalitarian Burger

Ten Questions You Should Never be Asked in an Interview

Dream jobs from Outside Magazine

Making the rounds: Alexandre Gueniot's Musical CV, looking for a new job as a software developer. Also, Whack your boss

A follow up on the FedEx logo posting: Interview with the designer of the subliminal arrow

The Worst Jobs in Science: The Sequel. Tampon Squeezer, Tick Dragger, Iraqi Archaeologist, Anal-Wart Researcher

Many More Unusual Professions Here

November 27, 2004 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New World Record

The Henry Ford Museum presents Toys! from 1840 to 1960

The Toymaker - free paper toys that you can make yourself

The eighties tarot deck. (From “Examined Life”)

Dominos_recordDomino effect: World dominoes record is toppled: 4,250,000 pieces. The company behind it, run by Mister Domino is involved with real, serious business

Catch 33

The unknown yoyo boy. Also, a day in the life of a Japanese yoyo master

The Ultimate Water Gun bursts onto the Los Angeles art scene

National Toy Hall of Fame. Wes Clark's toys from the sixties

Vintage and Classic Board Games from the Board Game Company

Greetings, fools! Welcome to Mister T and me

San Andreas/Real Life Similarities in the new Grand Theft Auto. (Slow load)

Many More Unusual Games and Toys Here

November 27, 2004 in Games | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 26, 2004

To die for

 Walk_like_this "Perishables," clothing made out of tripe by artist Pinar Yolacan

Close up of a Space shoe. Also, Manolo's Shoe Blog: “Will the suffering of the Iraqi people it never cease?”

A collection of Dr. Martens boots designed as if each character from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series would have worn them

Star Trek Knitting Patterns. (From Particles)

The $10,000,000 Victoria Secret 2004 Fantasy bra: A heavenly bra like no other in the world

Retro-themed patches

Hallowig - Knit your own anime style wig

Thunderwear concealed Holster

Banana Republican Fall ’04 catalog

Gothique III Fashion Show

Bad Vacation Tees: Iraq, Afghanistan and Baghdad

Intrigue, Chinese Foot binding-style shoes

The History of My Hair and 90 days of letting my Hair grow. Both from today’s “Blog Of The Day” “Fussy” (If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten). If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

Many More Unusual Fashion Trends Here

November 26, 2004 in Fashion | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Were you present when your picture was taken?


An oldie, probably a re-post: Things people actually said in court , word for word, taken down by court reporters:

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Police Blotter from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.

Guide to Garroting. Best practices for half-strangling robbery victims. Originally from “Robbery as a Science,” Harper's New Monthly Magazine, May 1853

Some consumers enjoy soap carving , often using Ivory Soap: Hobby for guys in jail

The city of Chicago stole my car

"Health tip from the American Medical Association: Never pour corrosive chemicals on your testicles." More Unusual Links about Crime and Criminals Here

November 26, 2004 in Crime & Punishment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack