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January 31, 2005

Action Verbs For your Resume

Our_agents_at_workWhich one is right for you? A simple quiz from TheNetworkAdministrator.com: “Should I become an astronaut, a firefighter, or a system administrator?

The Becky Klemt Letter, by a lawyer in Laramie, WY. (From ”Bag and Baggage”)

Australian John Lycette’s Not My Type - Life in a modern office

A near-interview with Steve Jobs, nearly conducted on the convention floor by Andy Ihnatko

How to Sell Your Boss. Selling your boss is critical to your success. If you can’t get your boss’s approval when you need it, you are not going to go very far in your career. (From a good blog by Michael Hyatt, “Working Smart”)

Your job sucks, but you can still smile at work all the time

Dumb Action Figures: Say hello to GeekMan, Bossman, and MoneyMan. (From “Sciatica”)

Power Verb List for effective resumes

Top 10 Reasons to Work at Google. No. 11: Gourmet lunches

An oldie: Insults to Use at Work. “This day was a total waste of makeup”

Clientcopia: Stupid Client Quotes. Example:
Client: "This looks like crap. Why did you make it like this?"
Me: "You asked me too."
Client: "If you knew it was going to look like this, why did you even bother?"
Me: "Because I charge you by the hour."

The above link is from Today’s Blog of the Day, “Details, details, details”. 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.

Picture above: “Our agents at work”, taken at the Champion Company, around 3PM. Many More Unusual Professions Here

January 31, 2005 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 30, 2005

Down Melrose Ave.

Century_blvd_1Los Angeles at Work 1920 - 1939

1902 map of Los Angeles

“LA Blogs” composed an animated drive down Melrose Ave., a la the new, hot A9 Yellow Pages

Mark Evanier writes about the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Avenue, across the street from Fairfax High School. Also, “The first time I set foot in the Ambassador, it was 1961, I was nine and Mr. Disney was about to release a new movie called 101 Dalmatians…”

10050 Cielo Drive, the Tate/Polanski Residence

Fundamental differences between LA and OC -
In OC: parking tickets don't make up 90% of the county's GDP.
In LA: your chances of being run off the road by some off-her-anti-psychotic-meds Botoxed bitch behind the wheel of a Hummer are significantly less...

The Los Angeles Universal Conversation Generator: “So, I like went to [shopping establishment] to find [trendy item]. But when I got there, they were totally out. So instead I got this [comically ugly trendier item]. Don't you love it?…”

City of Los Angeles High School Math Proficiency Exam

Los Angeles Thrift Shops

The Sunset Room

Office of The Assessor's Parcel Viewer

Many More Unusual Links About Los Angeles and Orange County Here

January 30, 2005 in Los Angeles | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

“All the knowledge we lost with information”

Mystery_manAll (?) of PBS special programs, more than 1,000 PBS television specials!

Rand corp's 1946 random numbers book is sold on Amazon, and the reviews are raving! Browse outstanding chapters, but note “The material is copyrighted”. Only $30 & This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. See details inside

The Ferengi Rules Of Acquisition:

14) Anything stolen is pure profit…
70) Get the money first, then let the buyers worry about collecting the merchandise.
214) Never begin a business negotiation on a empty stomach…

Table Tennis Links! Many more comrehensive guides at The Research Guide for Students

The Best Online Reference Sites, from “Search Engine Watch”

By the way: Who is the mystery professor above? (Hint: He is not a graduate of Duke University.) Many More Unusual Bits of Information Here

January 30, 2005 in Information | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

# 9

Abbey_road_1 Help! 2004 Version

Revolution #9 backwards. Remember when the "White Album" came out and we were worried that Paul might be dead? Remember ruining our needles playing songs backwards searching for hidden messages? Remember wondering what the entire song of "Revolution #9" would sound like backwards?

Which Beatles song is it? (By “Flobberlob” )

Rocky Raccoon, nicely performed by Phillip, Steel White Table’s brother

John Lennon and George Harrison's Official Website from the Afterlife

The Beatles Video/Audio Page (some rare)

Alan Aldridge’s Beatles Illustrations. Aldridge was best known for his Beatles Illustrated Lyrics. (From this MetaFilter thread)

Scans of Beatles' bootleg covers

The entire 1966 album 'Revolver', mashed by ccc available for download, February 2005

Steve Hoffman answers: What compressor did the Beatles use at Abbey Road Studios?

John & Yoko’s War is Over billboard blitz

Was all over the place last month: Meet the Beastles

Btw, Happy birthday, Dick

Many More Unusual Beatles Links and Unusual Zappa Links Here

January 30, 2005 in Music - Beatles | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Here’s your election gun, now you are democratic

Iraq_election_1 First of all, get your hot news stories right here: If it bleeds, it leads, with The Liberty Beast News Report! (Thank you, Nick of “Blanketfort”)

This election is a sham, by Salim Lone

We are all criminals: The invasion of Iraq was a crime of gigantic proportions, for which politicians, the media and the public share responsibility

Al Basrah: Why read Aljazeera, when you can get your news about the Iraqi resistance directly from the source?

Iraq Uncensored by seven independent photographers

Eliot Weinberger’s What I Heard about Iraq. I heard the Pentagon spokesman say: ‘This is not going to be your father’s Persian Gulf War.’

Microwaving Iraq - Is Iraq becoming a “saturation environment” of electromagnetic radiation? (From “Young Fox”)

Trailer of a Documentary ”Gunner Palace”: MTV goes to Sadr City

Juan Cole: The Speech Bush Should have Given in fall, 2002, as he was trying to convince Congress to give him the authority to go to war against Iraq

Elsewhere in the news: The submarine USS San Francisco in dry dock to assess damage sustained after running aground

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is by George Monbiot, author of “The Age of Consent”. 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 Headline News and A Whole Section About The War Against Iraq Here

January 30, 2005 in Current News | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

How to Make a Million Dollars - Guaranteed

Greenbacks_2Tobias Wong’s Money Pad: Peel as you go

Kate Bingaman’s Obsessive Consumption: Trying to get out of credit card debt and documenting the process. “I have committed myself to drawing all of my credit card statements (six total) every month until they are paid off . I have shifted my focus from buying to owing. Instead of asking viewers: What did you buy? I am asking viewers: Who do you owe?

Coins of Islamic Dynasties

Welcome to The Billion Dollar Quest. Hello. My name is Alex. I am 26 years old, and currently live near Ithaca, NY... I quit my job 5 months ago to pursue a dream… in the next 3 months my "business" will begin to make some money and within about 10 years I will have made a billion dollars…

If you are interested in much less, here’s How to Make a Million Dollars in Profit - Guaranteed

Current Value of Old Money. A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed below are useful in attempting to answer this question. (From “Two Things”)

Cash to Credit: The Evolution of Consumer Credit in America

How to save $18,000 on a $49,000 annual income

The 1933 Double Eagle Gold is considered to be the world's most expensive coin

Was making the rounds: The Money Wallet

“Making a million dollars is the simplest thing in the world. Just find a product that sells for $2000 and that you can buy at a cost of $1000, and sell a thousand of them”. More Ways Of Making a billion dollars Here

January 30, 2005 in Money & Finances | Permalink | Comments (17) | TrackBack

January 29, 2005

Sugar high

Champagne_jelly_3 Guess The Dessert. Hint: From “Noodlepie”, a blog about “scoff & swill in Saigon”

Is your ice cream missing something? Help control the pet population. From “Late Train”, again. This is not a joke. Try also, Horse flavored ice cream. Or how about a frozen Christmas manu: Turkey, sprout, sage and onion stuffing, mashed potato ice cream. Wacky ketchup

Mike's Candy Bar Wrapper Page: Sure, it all makes perfect sense now…

Why did the US 2004 military budget run up to $399.1 billion? To spread freedom in Iraq and to develop a 26 page guideline booklet for Military cookie and brownie regulations (pdf)

Inspired by Bill Bailey, I fabricated a giant KitKat out of four KitKat Chunkies. Then ate it. I don't know why, I don't even like chocolate. (From New Links)

Rainbow Dust is available in following mouth-watering flavors: Banana, Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, Candy Cane, Cherry, Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Key Lime, Kiwi, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Pink Lemonade, Sour Apple, Sour Black Cherry, Sour Cherry, Sour Grape, Sour Peach, Sour Watermelon, Vanilla & Watermelon

“Sewdorky”, makers of fine felted donuts since 2004

Marzipan Figurines, fruits, vegetables, penguins, burgers, much more. (From Particles)

Minicakes from The French Patisserie in Pacifica

How to chop a doughnut into 13 pieces with three cuts. How to blow up a rolo candy. How to make Monkey Pops

Champagne jelly above from pastry chef Blair Fukumura. Many More Unusual Sweets and Unusual Chocolates Here

January 29, 2005 in Food - Desserts | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

The Pain, When Will It End?

Romance“You’ve won!... Made me admit that I love you! What more do you want… To taunt? To gloat?” Jenny Miller’s archives of Golden era romance comics

Mr. Gisby’s Totally Gay Petshop from Andrew Georgiou

Moomins, the premiere Finnish national cartoon export. I remember them from my years in Denmark

Mug Travel with your host Backkom the bear

The Comics Curmudgeon reads & comments on a comic strip every day

The Freak Brothers Factory Store and Rip Off Press - Proudly corrupting the minds of America and the World Since 1969

The Cult of Tintin is the oldest and largest English language Tintin fan site on the Internet

A comment from Sonuva, regarding my contention a few weeks ago: “…I must disagree with your evaluation of Kevin Cornell as B. Kliban's heir apparent. He's funny, but not mind-rendingly so. Tim Kreider of "The Pain, When Will It End?" is, without a doubt, the closest thing to Kliban's wit, irreverence and visual style I've ever seen without being an outright knockoff. I urge you and your readers to immediately point your browsers towards (Kreider's crackpot political views and conspiracy theories) if you're looking for big-ass laughs…"

A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible

7 chapters from The Holy Bible: “You’ve taught me so much about life!”

Draw Your Life as a Comic: Harvey Pekar's 'American Splendor'

American Splendor Graphic Novels

You can find it everywhere: Bunny Suicides

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “This fish needs a bicycle” , If not for comfort, at least for entertainment's sake. 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.

Update! The Voices Behind The Simpsons

Many More Unusual Comics and Comix Here

January 29, 2005 in Comics & Cartoons | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 28, 2005

Hello Peace

Face_of_peace_4 What is Hello Peace? A phone service that lets Israelis and Palestinians start talking again. From Israel, Gaza or the West Bank? Dial *6364 free from Bezeq or mobile phones. From the USA? Now your call can make a difference

John WorldPeace Galleries

"Peace bombs": The Thai government has dropped an estimated one hundred million paper origami birds in an unusual peace bid

Peace Art Project Cambodia sculptures & furnitures made from de-commissioned weapons in Cambodia. (From “Left Edge North”)

Boy O Boy sings “Weapons of mass effection”: Put down you’re A-K, and drop your bazooka -

50 ways to build world peace

Find Peace of Mind: A site created by Kadampa Buddhists to provide information about meditation techniques

Everything you need to know about nuclear age history

Many More Unusual Links About Peace and About War Here

January 28, 2005 in Peace | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Branding yourself


Unofficial Calvin Klein Ads Archive. “This is not a catalog. It is merely a collection of previously published Calvin Klein magazine advertisements. I am not affilated with Calvin Klein, Inc.”

Boss models

"Jabhi Khushi Tabhi Tennent's"; An Indian ad parodying Bollywood 'A film about love, peacocks, and cold, frothy lager...'

A Fark Photoshop project: Create an ad using sex appeal to promote a product that you normally don't think of as sexy. Difficulty: Has to be SFW

Tobacco Advertisements: Richard Pollay's Tobacco Advertising Collection. From “TV Party”: Cigarette Advertising on TV - John Wayne for Camel: "Mild and good tasting pack after pack. And I know, I've been smokin' em for twenty years."

Over 9,000 images about The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 – 1920

Posters of The Olympic Games

Nike: See Lance Ride

DarrenS' Amusing Classified Ads slideshow. “Albino he-she, seeks similar. Call 020 7800 919”

An unsolicited commercial love story about Alicia, the girl in the spam ads

Bond Villains and Bond girls. (From “Snark Hunting” - Naming and Branding in Popular Culture)

Looking for Fry's Electronics weekly ads? This site is updated regularly with current sales and specials at Fry's Electronics

Teacher, meet ad guy. Ad guy, meet teacher.

Forgot to pay your bills? Telephone, electricity, water -

Making the rounds: “Who Needs A Computer Anyway?” Matt Groening Apple Ad from 1989. Some Cool (Mostly Apple-Related) Movies

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Rick's Cafe Americain” , (Not this Rick Blaine). 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 Unusual Ads Here

January 28, 2005 in Advertising | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 27, 2005

Exploring Wikipedia

Ashtray flickr coincidences: Towards the end of last year, I took a picture of (half) an amazing rainbow. Last week, I found someone with the other half

Pi set to music

How did the term "Reality-based community" come about? You may think it was invented by some happy go-lucky Democrat blogger, who wanted to proudly define himself. Not so. It’s a derogatory name coined by some Bush aid.

What is a Heavy Metal Umlauts? “Umlauts and other diacritics with a blackletter style typeface are a form of foreign branding intended to give a band's logo a tough Germanic feel. They are also called röckdöts.” Read all about them on Wikipedia. Then listen to Jon Udell “screencasting”, an inventive demo about the organic development of one Wiki page.

More: Wikipedia:Unusual articles: From “Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz” to "Hitler has only got one ball". Found on Päül Fränkënstëïn). More: The original bad jokes and other entries that didn’t make it

Guide to Flaming

Technorati’s Most talked about MP3s in the last 48 hours

Clusty, the new clustering search engine. Try it and tell me how it works

Cool home pages - get some inspiration daily

Must_blog_now_2 The tragic Riverbend’s Iraqi Blog "Baghdad Burning", is being published as a book! I’m surprised that nobody compared the anonymous Riverbend to Anne Frank before

Arianna Huffington’s Political Oscars 2005: Best Performance by a Rodent:
- Movies: Scabbers the rat in "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban."
- Politics: Tom DeLay

- Biggest Surprise of the Year: "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle."
- Biggest Disappointment: "Dubya and Dick Go Back to the White House."

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is the blog of Salon's managing editor, Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment (Where I found the original Umlaut posting). 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.

More to Life On The Internet Here

January 27, 2005 in Internet | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

January 26, 2005

“Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown”

Sandwich_2Gramophone burglar alarm, c 1939: "Help, help, the house at 927 North shhhhk 927 North shhhhk 927 North shhhhk 927 North ..." (From "Card House")

The Curta calculating machines were a marvel of mechanical engineering. Designed by Curt Herzstark of Austria, they were manufactured from 1948 through 1970 and continued to be sold until about 1972 when the new electronic pocket calculators came on the market

Over 200 different creativity techniques to help with creative thinking!

Dan Zen - Mad inventor meets Internet finds peace

Jefferson's Copying Machine. A polygraph is a mechanical device that moves a second pen parallel to one held by a writer, enabling the writer to make a duplicate of a document as it is written.

The Eunicycle. Some time ago Trevor Blackwell built a self-balancing two-wheeled scooter. Since then he realized that two wheels are redundant, and only a single wheel is needed to make a ridable vehicle. A vehicle with a single wheel is much smaller and lighter. It weighs under 30 lbs and is easily carried with one hand when going up stairs or on public transportation… Other homegrown bicycles

Wedding Bikes in NYC

Wearable Body Organ: “Scream Body” is a portable space for screaming

A series of randomly-generated product ideas. Design #15036075: It's a wastepaper basket that improves upper-body muscle, has been featured in Star Trek and is oak-paneled

Royal Device developed and built the biggest subwoofer of the world

Fresh Patents: The latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny

More Silly patents

The latest news: Turkey droppings fuel power plant

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Brianstorms , the web log of La Jolla entrepreneur Brian Dear. 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

January 26, 2005 in Science & Inventions | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 25, 2005

Step-by-Step Logo


How to design a logo, a step-by-step guide, from “Idea Book”

32 teeth online, Dental art by Dr. Bhalajhi Sundaresa Iyyer

The Ballerina Gallery, a tribute to great ballerinas of the past

Current international Artist ranking according to a special algorithm. Picasso is number one, Gerhard Richter (?) is number five. (From Kottke)

The Story behind “Kryptos”. Artist Jim Sandborn created a sculpture with an encrypted message on the CIA grounds. In 15 years only 3/4 of it have been decoded

Ron Mueck’s “Mask2”

Theater and Greek Masks by designer Alyssa Ravenwood

Art of the First World War, a guided tour

Toilygraph creations. The Toilygraph is an abstract product of Adrian Rodriguez. A creative technique by dropping colorful dyes into the toilet bowl. Rodriguez has turned the bathroom into a photo art studio. Sometimes spending hours getting the dye to drip precisely, with little mess.

Have a splendiferous day with Drawing from the Masters, by illustrator Paige Pooler

China Kaleidoscope by Wang Qinqsong

“This gallery has a large selection of prints by Ann Chernow"

Must_blog_now_1 "I Voted" stickers, Iraq 2005 version. Also there, BOMB-A-TRON, a handy tool for embedded reporters who need to file stories about the latest car bombing in Iraq

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Snarky Malarkey”, creator of “Subversive Cross Stitch” (At least, I think she is. If not, let me know). 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 Unusual Art Links Here

January 25, 2005 in Modern Art | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

January 24, 2005

Oh lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?

2005_c_class_1 This Blogger’s new wheels. Very nice, thank you...

Discover Paris in a truly personalized manner aboard your very own Citroën 2CV. (From ”Latitudes”)

The Brabus Maybach: When $370,000 is not enough car for you. Serious Wheels got you covered for all your splurging needs

Yes, you can cook in your car —but do you really want to? Yes

All models of The Packard Motor Car Company since 1903

What does your car horn says about you

The gathering place for people who like to see cars get helplessly stuck, bogged, mired or trapped in gooey mud, thick muck, slippery clay, deep snow, soft sand, or slick ice

Art Cars at The San Jose Museum of Art

The Volvo Owners Club

More About The Ultimate Driving Experience Here

January 24, 2005 in Cars | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

And the Winner of the 2004 Sack of Jawea Blog Award -

Apple_gatesJay Niemann’s Give, Get ,Take, Have is the hands-down winner of the “First Annual (2004) Sack of Jawea Blog Award” that The Corpuscle decided to give. What a nice gesture. Congratulations to the single participant

Lots of ‘Best’ lists pop up. Here’s The Best Arab Blogs Awards

Norman Geras of “Normblog” Interviews bloggers, and includes this profile of Saddam Hussein

Scott Rosenberg disagrees that if “you link it, you own it”. I concur: Even when I link to weird sites, like The American Nazi Party, I don’t own them. This is not like invading Iraq.

Blog Television: Stop Reading and Start Watching

Shannon's blog tells all about her romantic search

A large list of medical blogs, divided by categories: Physicians, nurses, patients, geeks

Why should Venture Capitalists blog?

I started working out again, finally, and I also discovered a list of Running blogs

List of Companies that have fired people for blogging and The new “International Bloggers’ Bill of Rights”

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Dennis Fox's Weblog, Political and Personal Observations. 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 Blogs and Bloggers Here

January 24, 2005 in World of Blogging | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack