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February 28, 2005

2005 Academy Winner for Short Animated Film

Chris_landreth_1 "Ryan", directed by Chris Landreth, is based on the life of Canadian animator Ryan Larkin. Thirty years ago, at the National Film Board of Canada, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Today, Ryan lives on welfare and panhandles for spare change in downtown Montreal. How could such an artistic genius follow this path?

Middle Eastern comic heroes. (From ”Monkey Filter”)

The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick by R. Crumb

Strange Anime tickling gallery (Warning: Japanese Anime!)

Duck & Monkey by Joe Perna. (Thank you, Joe)

The Unh Project: A collection of guttural moans from comics

The 12 of the dumbest covers of American comic books we could find

Many More Unusual Comics and cartoons Here

February 28, 2005 in Comics & Cartoons | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Child Soldiers

Idiots_1 Inside the Dienstelle Marienthal, West Germany's nuclear bunker

Some 300,000 Child soldiers are being forced to participate in wars around the world.

The Child Soldier project of Sierra Leone. Child soldiers of Liberia. 20% of the combatants in Liberia's civil war were children. They were among the most brutal fighters: many of them killed, raped, tortured and even practiced cannibalism

Milosevic's war crime defence: "I was just issuing orders"

US Army 2004 Year in Photos

History of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism

(Photo found on Persian blog.) Many More Unusual Links About War and About Peace Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Oliver Willis’s blog, “Like Kryptonite to stupid”. I finally made a little Linking Icon the “winner” can stick on their site, if they wish.

February 28, 2005 in War | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 27, 2005

Pinto Madness

Hunting_1 Dave’s 1972 Chevy Impalas. Still Runs - The cars that wouldn’t quit

Candy-covered Beetle

Like Volvo military vehicles? Looking for that special 4WD? Want to stand up to Hummers? Well this is the vehicle for you. A very complete and original 1956 Volvo TP21 “Sugga”. (From ”Jalopnik”)

Pre-War Car, a daily magazine dedicated to the pre 1940 car

Histories of 1036 British Motor Manufacturers who were in business between 1894 and 1960, including those that never made it past the prototype stage

G500 Mercedes for sale, just back from Chechnya. Slightly used, bring an offer. More Russian automotive news: Sink holes!

Design defects of the Ford Pinto gas tank

A gallery of awesome cars. (From ”Organic Shadows”)

Hood ornament/ Car Mascot - From Streamline to Jet age 1933-1966

The 2005 Jeep Hurricane Concept. Probably discovered on Auto Spies

Wanna buy some used police cars? Ford Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Caprice, Chevrolet Impala available

A Large Collection of Unusual Cars Here

February 27, 2005 in Cars | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Frighten your garbage man

Cooking_baby_1 Wanted: 30 Chinamen and a Zeppelin

Get your I Park Like An Idiot Bumper Stickers, and spread the joy around

The Garbage men Prank

Disco in an elevator

The 1810 historic Berners Street Hoax

Super Mario Bros. was an inspiration to many of today’s computer engineers. In celebration of Engineering Week, a Super Mario was created out of 3800 Post-it notes

This Prank page was featured on ”I am Bored” this weekend, and that had brought up to 700 visitors an hour to Grow-a-brain for the last few days. Yo, guys, thank you for visiting, and check out the rest of the site (On the left). Many More Hilarious Pranks And Many More Outrageous jokes Here

February 27, 2005 in Pranks | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Shopping is forever

P_diddy_ipod_3 Color diamond encyclopedia. Diamonds of all colors can be found in nature. Over 300 colors have so far been identified; From pink to black, spanning all the colors of the rainbow including blue, red, yellow, green, gray and brown, natural color diamonds are all excluded from the D to Z classification, which only applies to colorless ("white") diamonds.

Skin bag - “Synthetic human skin” formed from latex

Other types of bags, Crumpler’s bags

99¢ stores are the new Woolworth’s

Brian sells his sweater on eBay. It's a nice Irish fisherman's sweater

Rhinoplasty glasses , get a nosejob without going under the knife. (From “Popgadget”: Personal Tech for Women)

IKEA tattoo

They have ways of making you spend: Retail psychology and how stores get you to buy products you otherwise wouldn’t have purchased

Wash your sins with a Pope On A Rope Soap

Vintage pens

Box talks greeting cards

Get your Allah pendants today

A large collection of monogramed hand towels, manufactured by Jim Dicus, blogger at ”Full Circle”

Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here

February 27, 2005 in Shopping | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

An evening with the doctor

GonzoSheila Lennon compiled a nice collection of RIP’s to Hunter S. Thompson. What a bloody shame.

Live Cams from The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West

The First Page of White Noise, With Help From Don DeLillo

Gertrude Stein online: “I write for myself… and for strangers”

The Tiny Pineapple Nurse book collection

Longmire does Romance Novels

The Arthur Miller Society

The Random House author site of Haruki Murakami

The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. Translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs

Pope Writes Book

Sketch above by Ralph Steadman. Many More Unusual Literary Links Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Alzheimer's: Living With An Impostor”. My life as an Alzheimer's caregiver. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post

February 27, 2005 in Books & Literature | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 26, 2005

Giant Steps

John_coltraneRecorded on May 5, 1959 in New York City: John Coltrane’s Giant Steps, a wonderful animation by Michal Levy. Pencil drawing by T. Matthew Vahsholtz

The William P. Gottlieb Collection, comprising over sixteen hundred photographs of celebrated jazz artists, documents the jazz scene from 1938 to 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. (From Internet Weekly)

Interspecies jukebox with Orca and guitarist Jim Nollman

Horse Operas. Everywhere you looked in the 30's. 40's, 50's and early 60's, you found singing Cowboys

Soviet patriotic music

A folk version of Straight out of Compton, sung by Nina Gordon (Brilliant, and comes with language warning)

"Bozo & The Birds" at Kiddie records weekly, classics from the golden age

Reginald Kenneth Dwight before he changed his name to Elton Hercules John

Rev. Charles Martindale, known professionally as Disco Duck has been entertaining on the duck call since 1960

John Sankey is The Harpsichordist to the Internet

Classic Cat, a directory with links to over 1500 free to download classical performances, sorted by composer and work

Re-post: Jewish Reggae MatisYahu Live on Jimmy Kimmel

The Leonard Cohen Files: “One by one the guests arrive, The guests are coming through…”

The Music Pole, a new instrument

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville online state of mind

Many More Unusual Music Links Here

February 26, 2005 in Music_ | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

All You Can Eat Advertising

Corky I Wrote a Poem About Your Haircut, an “Innocent Escape” by the romantic, manly advertising geniuses of some paper towel company (Didn’t catch the name… From ”Electrolicious”)

Terms of Advertising

Fat people are hard to kidnap

Vintage Advertisements & Vintage Steel Pen Catalogs

Share Moments. Share Life. with Kodak. (One of many Remixed commercials)

The Coca-Cola Nazi Advert Challange

There ain’t nothin’ like cat herding

Re-post: Nostalgic mid-century ephemera

The decline of western magazine design

Advertise on my colon

Somebody actually paid $20.50 for The Forehead Ad Blocker™!

A Large Collection of Unusual Ads Here

February 26, 2005 in Advertising | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Skyscraper for sale


Unusual Villas Rentals, Over 2000 Villas, most ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 per week

Hong Kong building for sale. Act now and get two for the price of one

When your bank says "No", Fantasyland Mortgage says "Why not?" (From ”Inman blog”)

Top 5 naked real estate agents in the west: Everything for a sale!

When your real estate broker is also a matchmaker

Do you want this lady Realtor from The Real Estate News Company to visit you daily?

Gruesome apartment for sale - Blunt honesty in marketing. (Thank you, Robert)

Mountain View Dome for anyone who is interested in Monolithic Domes (also known as Thin Shell Structures) and their advantages.

How To Make Money With Real Estate Options by Thomas J. Lucier

(Photo above of the area outside my house in the “Riverwalk” community in Riverside.) More Unusual Real Estate Information Here

February 26, 2005 in Real estate | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Harbin Ice World Festival 2005

Covered_ice_1There had been many new stories about recent Ice festivals. Here are the hi-lights:

Members of Japan's Ground Self Defense Force work on a large snow sculpture of the Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse riding a dragon ahead of the Sapporo Snow Festival. Winners of the 56th Snow Statue Contest

2 years ago, photographer R. Todd King portrayed the Snow Festival in Harbin, and created a web sensation. In 2005, he’s back in Heilongjiang province, with a series of gorgeous photographs of Harbin 2005. Here’s how they build them. Elsewhere, BBC's 21st International Snow Festival photos. More photos from 2004. Where do you go when it’s 11° F in Beijing?

The ice wall adventure of The Alaskan Alpine Club. (Follow up on the Frozen Fountain posting)

Snow boat at The Dartmouth Winter Carnival

Winter carnival at Saranac Lake, NY

Ice conditions at the World’s Longest Skating Rink

The Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships 2005

Juergen Specht’s ice sculptures from a Meiji shrine

Finger drawing on car windows. (From ”Otomano”)

Eskimold - Build your own igloo

Vodka luges and hand-carved ice sculptures by Martin King

Many more Unusual Ice Sculptures Links as well as Sand Sculptures Links are here

February 26, 2005 in Ice Sculptures | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

The next big thing


Facial Tattoos are the Next Big Thing in Cycling. See Nicole Freedman, 2000 Olympian, before and after photos. (This can’t be real, can it?)

Lex & Terry proudly present “Fan Deformity of the Week” - Nipple on the leg

Female Latex Masks By Kerry - Crippy festish

Bald celebrities who endorse the “HeadBlade” Head Razor

Estancio Gomez, known as Ferro, the Magnetic Man of La Mancha

Welcome to Kofi Girls. Peace, love and atomic bombs, hommie! (From ”Web Wasteland”)

My name is Amy Ritchie. I am 18 years old licensed taxidermist, a member of the North Carolina and National Taxidermists Associations, and nationally certified by the NTA. I have been practicing taxidermy for nearly five years, specializing in small mammals and gameheads

Tony had been collecting since he was very little. No wonder his collection is so large

Many More Unusual People Doing Unusual Things Here

February 26, 2005 in Unusual People | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

“The borders of our lives”

GarfunkelDonkey Bong, a disturbingly moronic animation from Joe’s Cartoons. (You must watch a short, stupid ad first)

The neck of my guitar: More than 200 bootlegs of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

The Graduate - A resource for film students and fans

Match the song lyrics to the artist: Simon and Garfunkel or Marilyn Manson?

Skellies on Olivia

Acoustic guitar Song Collection

Phil and Don, The Everly Brothers

Old Friends, Back on Tour, The NPR interviews

Simon & Garfunkel Video clips

S & G Midis

Many More Unusual Simon & Garfunkel Links Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Everything isn’t under control”, a front for an Illuminati-like organization. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

February 26, 2005 in Music - Simon & Garfunkel | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 25, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking

Birds_1 Air Pockets by Bruce McCall: “Dear Full-Fare Passenger Only, This is the last edition of Air Pockets in its current form. With the next issue, our in-flight magazine will appear as a lively, fascinating, and informative paragraph on the back of your boarding pass. And it’s yours to take with you.
As this airline’s new chairman, I have the pleasure of announcing a host of other passenger-related initiatives inspired by our merger with the Fifteenth Circuit Bankruptcy Court…”

Index of Aerodynamics Slides

Featured Slide Shows from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center

Airport of the Year 2004

The “Hundred Dollar Hamburger” is a Pilot's Guide to Fly-In Restaurants

Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner

Photograph shows an in-flight airliner with panels missing from one of its engines

Why is American Airlines gathering written dossiers on fliers' friends?

Henk van de Meene’s $20,000 Suitcase

”To fly is everything”, one of the most comprehensive sites on the web covering aviation history

Dial-a-plane. The original Carousel Hangar revolutionizing aircraft storage

Modified Airliner Photos

Many More Unusual Flight Links Here

February 25, 2005 in Flight | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

I am not a crook

Obey_1 “Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosones that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.”

Other quotes by Hunter S. Thompson

A kinescope of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate. (From The Rick Prelinger Archives)

Nixon’s Funeral Services

I am not a crook

A fan letter, among Woodward and Bernstein's Watergate Papers

Will We Need a New 'All the President's Men'?

The Man and His Shadow : Making Up Richard Nixon

Elvis & Nixon Films: What we've got here is a list of films about two of America’s greatest icons. These two clowns loom large in the American psyche so it's no wonder they just keep popping up in comedies, documentaries and mockumentaries.

Definition of Five o'clock shadow

Nixon's Greatest Cover-Up: His Ties to Kennedy’s Assassination

All the president’s hair - How much do you know about the hair of American history?

Many More Unusual Links About Nixon and About Lincoln Here /// Digg this post /// Add it to your del.icio.us

February 25, 2005 in Americana - Richard M. Nixon | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

"Hey look, there's Jesus!"

Jesus_lol_1 Visual Evangelism

Early Christian Writings

An odd .jpg of Weeping Jesus

God's Yellow Pages - Let your fingers do the walking thru the Bible

Cross in Bottle, from Wunderkammer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Holy Prepuce (Latin præputium) is one of several relics purported to be associated with Jesus. At various points in history, a number of churches in Europe have claimed to possess it, sometimes at the same time. Various miraculous powers have been ascribed to it

In light of Jesus' declining use of coupons and rebate forms, Christ had been stripped of one of His numerous titles. No more will He be known as Christ the Redeemer, according to a Vatican spokesman. Likewise: God proclaims Bush "Jesus Christ Almighty"

JC was a Streaker T-shirts. Surfin Jesus T-shirts

Many unanswered questions: What Wouldn't Jesus Do?

Date to Save: Who Would Jesus Date?

What would Jesus Google? Bless those who Google you

From Ifilm’s Best Shorts of 2004: The Outtakes of the Christ: Mel Gibson's blooper reel. (You must click on “Skip ad” button first)

Jesus Presley, music for today’s modern sinner

Fafblog interviews Jesus

Welcome to DigiBless. At our site you can have all of your electronic documents blessed with a blessing of your own choice, using our Holy Server

Stupid Evil Bastard’s brother receives The Anointed Jesus Prayer Rug Scam

More Unusual Links About Jesus and Other Eclectic Spiritual Links Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

February 25, 2005 in Jesus | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack