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May 31, 2005

Paris Hilton Commercial

Clio_award The new Mac ad by Martin and Alex Tobias

Innovative Durex ads

David Frankham’s Talk Talk - People Shapes ad

Ernie Schenck asks: How About A Little More Burger And A Little Less Cheese

McDonaldland's first appearance. From Two All-Beef Patties Special Sauce Lettuce Cheese Pickles Onion on a Sesame Seed - The Freaky Universe of McDonald's Advertising

"In an effort to raise the individual American's awareness of and interest in advertising, the National Advertising Board launched a $32-million "Advertising: Get The Message!" campaign in major markets across the country Monday.

"From lifesaving drugs to new diet beverages, advertising keeps you informed about the products and services you want to buy," a spokeswoman said in a 30-second spot titled "Keep An Eye Out For Ads." "But advertising can't work for you if you don't pay attention!"

Winners of the 2005 Cleo Awards. The "Subservient Chicken" has been voted the "best of show"

7UP Offers Consumers the First Free Ticket into Space

Many More Funny and Unusual Ads Here

May 31, 2005 in Advertising | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Beer Gut

Beer_advertizing_1 Portugese Cerveja. (From ”BeTuMan”)

Glass beer mug checker

O'Paul Lee's Beer Jelly 21oz Mug. (From ”Coudal”)

The Ring Thing, the ring bottle opener that you wear

"It was the sight of Brasky's naked body that drove Brian Wilson insane": Bill Brasky Quote Archive. "We once had a bachelor party for Brasky. He ate the entire cake before we could tell him there was a stripper in it."

The Ultimate Beer Gut contest

National Six-Pack (Canadian)

Australian beers reviews

Beer Can Collector: Anybody can brew beer, but only God can make rust. (From ”Presurfer”)

A Huge Collection of Unusual Beers And Other Alcoholic Beverages Here

May 31, 2005 in Beverages - Beer | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

The mystery of Donald Crowhurst

Footsteps_1 At 100,000 horsepower, the Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C turbocharged two-stroke is the Most Powerful Diesel Engine in the World

Bumfuzzle is the story of Pat and Ali Schulte, who grew up near St. Paul, Minnesota and were married in 1997. In March of 2000 they moved to Chicago. While in Chicago they came up with this crazy idea to sail around the world, despite the fact that neither of them had ever been on a sailboat before

The mystery of The Teignmouth Electron: On 1 July 1969, after sailing 16,591 miles in 213 days, Donald Crowhurst scribbled his last deranged entry in the log of Teignmouth Electron, made his way to the stern and stepped into the sea

A list of all passangers aboard The Titanic. (From ”Bifurcated Rivets”)

The 118 Wallypower

A selection of cruise ship posters from 1900 to present

Webcams of the Meyer Werft German shipyard

At 416 feet, Paul Allen’s “Octopus” is the world’s largest yacht. This is a Powerpoint Presentation from ”Yacht crew”

Make your own kayak for less than $100

Everything you ever wanted to know about Barnacles

Bill Reid explains the crowded Spirit of the Haida Gwaii which now graces the $20 Canadian Banknote

How was a trireme built?

Chumbe Island Coral Park, one of the most spectacular corral islands in the world

Unrelated: In the mid-1800s, John Banvard painted a three-mile long canvas of the Mississippi, made a million dollars exhibiting it, built a replica of Windsor Castle on Long Island, and died broke. Other panoramas there.

This is the third post composed together with another blogger, this time with Charlie ‘Vruba’ Loyd, who provided many of today’s links. (First post here, second post here.) Thank you, Charlie! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Many More Unusual Boats & Yachts Here

May 31, 2005 in Boating, Co-blogged with | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

May 30, 2005

Free Dog!

Free_dog This is a smallish yet loud dog. It is not small enough to fit in your purse, but who the hell are you kidding, you're no Paris Hilton. Sizewize, it is somewhere between the Taco Bell dog and Benji. It is brown and white, or possibly just white but dirt caked. I think it's about a year old. I think that because it's been about a year since I've been able to sleep past 6:30am without being awakened by the barks of a medium sized dirty dog. I don't know that it knows any tricks, but it is very skilled at shitting in my yard and barking incessantly. I think it is a boy dog, but I only think this because the owner of said dog is a misogynistic, wife beating dirt bag, and I can't imagine that he'd have a girl dog, but I could be wrong about that. I've never gotten close enough to the dog to check out its goods, so if gender is a deal breaker for you, you might want to pass on this one. I don't know this dog's name, but I can tell you that it does not answer to "JesusChristPuhleeezeShutTheFuckUp!!!" If you're looking for a dog with that name, than this is not the dog for you.

The one tricky part about this transaction is that technically, this is not my dog. In fact, there is no "technically" about it, this is definitely not my dog. This rank creature belongs to my next door neighbor, The King of Rank Creatures. What makes this whole scenario feasible is that said next door neighbor has the disposition of a drunken Boo Radley, and will almost certainly not even realize or care that you are in his yard stealing his dog. Also, as the next door neighbor, I will provide excellent look out skills.

Original here: Craig’s List Jan 28

More fun: In-depth analysis of Lionel Richie’s video Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? with many still shots. (From the new ”MetaChat”)

Risky things to bring on a first date

Break-Up Letter. Dear Connie, I know the counselor said we shouldn't contact each other during our "cooling off" period, but I couldn't wait anymore

Reach! Lecture Musical from Prangstrup

A long list of Hysterically Funny and Crazy Links Here

May 30, 2005 in Funny | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Le Mano de Dios

Baseball_stadium In honor of the new spring baseball season, a Baseball stadium tour via Google maps. (Also, a flock of seagulls)

The hand of God on our side

Cement balls & tug boat chains at The No frill gym

SquashPics - home of Squash's top photographer, Steve Line

This just in: Tiger, Woods Assault Elin Nordegren. Also, the thing about Ben Folds Five

How to perform strongman stunts, still relevant today as it was in 1952

Many More Unusual Links of Extreme Sports Here

May 30, 2005 in Extreme Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule

The_ginger_man Where will you be on Friday, June 03, 2005 at 06:00 PM? If you have nothing better to do, mosey over to 211-215 East 49 St., New York. Miguel de Cervantes will be there, promoting his book Don Quixote with a Panel Discussion thereafter. (From ”Nelliphant”)

The J.P. Donleavy Compendium. And then there are the The Ginger Man pub chain

Lyrics to nearly 800 songs for adults. From “Celebrating the adult writing of Shel Silverstein

Greg Keeler 's Stories about Richard Brautagan

The Thirty-six Dramatic Situations

"Asses are made to bear, and so are you" 100 famous Shakespeare Quotes. On the other hand: The Skinhead Hamlet: Shakespeare's play translated into modern English. The old Monkey Shakespeare Simulator

When I interview people about their reading and ask, “Do you give up on a book you don’t like?” people usually get a pained expression and say something like, “Well I’d like to be able to give up. I should give up. But I find it hard to.” (From Kottke)

Breaking news: My favorite waiter-blogger is writing his first book!

Scattered Leaves. In the early decades of the 20th century, a Cleveland book collector named Otto Ege removed the pages from 50 medieval manuscript books, divided the pages among 40 boxes, and sold the boxes around the world. (From Metafilter)

Read online: A large Russian depository of literary works, both in English & Russian

Many More Unusual Literary Links Here

May 30, 2005 in Books & Literature | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

May 29, 2005

Katy Lied Outtakes

Lp_cover Steely Dan Sounds, from Andy Metzger's Steely Dan Page

The sheet Music for Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz. (From Charlie ‘Vruba’ Loyd)

Chillout and Trans MP3s from Finland, hosted by MBAR. Experimental music by Thorrific Secret Music Download

400 postcards of Richard Wagner’s operas. (From ”Plep”)

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Don "Buck Dharma" Roeser, Danny Miranda, and Eric Bloom. (Source is NSFW, but the only one I could find that hosts the original. If you know of a better quality copy, please let me know.) Correction: This is Will Ferrell in a live performance with Queens of the Stone Age. How the Blue Oyster Cult parody became Bruce Dickinson’s biggest hit

La Viuda (Widow? From ”Ffkieke”. This source is not safe either)

128 illegal recordings of John Cale

Tens of thousands of tapes, CDs and records from The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Rineke’s collection of album covers. Dana Countryman was the editor and publisher of “Cool and strange music” magazine. Here are the worst from his Unusual LP Cover Art collection

Recorded on this Date by Miles Davis

Literal meaning of song titles in images

The IBM glass engine enables deep navigation of the music of Philip Glass

Many More Unusual Musicians and their Art Here

May 29, 2005 in Music_ | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

I am not a cook

Appetizers Vegemite ads from the 20’s to today

I love to cook. But I love cookbooks even more, especially if they're old and filled with recipes for things I'd never want to eat. Scary foods: The ultimate diet recipes & meat inspections

Klingon Gingerbread, Baked Camels, Ground Pork Peanut Butter Cookies & other Bizarre Recipes

A visit to a Bagel Bakery. (From “Tasting Menu”)

50,000 spider crabs

Micon’s Dinner blog

All over the internet this week: Crying while eating is good for you

Many More Unusual Recipes and Meals Here

May 29, 2005 in Food | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Rolling Wheels

Camouflage Matchbox Gallery with Ambigram art. (From Mirabilis)

Bicycles Locked to Poles

Welcome to The Larson Company Camouflage Division. Larson Camouflage offers a variety of solutions and services to wireless network developers. While the roots of our Camouflage Division date to the first Mono-Pine in the industry, we have developed and structured our business around the increasing needs of wireless carriers and those who support them

Images of mathematicians on postage stamps

What the Bible says about sin and temptation

NASCAR special

A short film, Hand Righting

Many More Unusual Oddities and Crazy linkage Here

May 29, 2005 in Odds & Ends | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Bloody Sunday

Just_do_it What I want in a man, revised list

Just Do It

Mr. Twitcho, the loser. (Explicit Language getting worse as the guy grows old & more desperate)

45 Dobbsheads

Dude falling

The Scientific Farm, StrangeLab

A Scared pig

Strange faces from Eclectech

The pope funeral, April 1st, 2005

A long List of Links That Will Waste Your Time or that are Simply Stupid Here

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Songs about Crack Cocaine

Aura I am Drugs! A series of Public Service Announcements to young people to stay on drugs – “I used to have to eat every day because I was hungry”. (From ”Screenhead”. Update: If you like this movie as much as I did, please vote for it as the Best Short at Emerging Comics of New York site. The short film selection is about halfway down. Thank you.)

Leary Timothy’s shoes. (From ”Feet Me”, famous feet series)

Free DSL at The Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn

I take illegal drugs for inspiration, by psychologist Susan Blackmore

The message of the DEA Drugs of Abuse 2005 edition: Do not do drugs or you'll have to use these completely awesome multicolored pipes that totally rock

Pharmacy – This is your game on drugs. What happens when three people want to watch three different programs: "Car Wash;" "Close Encounters of The Third Kind" and "Valley of the Dolls."

Songs about Heroin and Songs about Crack (and Cocaine)

20:16, the Acid Sign

Rejected 'Love Is' Comics

The new Erowid Splash page

The Acid Archives of Underground Sounds, 1965-1982

More about any kind of illegal drugs especially Acid and Pot Here

May 29, 2005 in Drugs - Timothy Leary | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 28, 2005

Garage Mahal


See how your car would fare in a crash - view crash test videos for recent vehicle types and models. Crash tests are conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. A short film about a Smart Car by “Louis” (Of the recent Yoda Gigolo fame)

Photos of Unusual Metropolitans. (Thank you, Michael)

Exotic Spotter. Spotting an exotic is a rare occurrence. That's why this site brings together hundreds of exotic sightings from all over the world

New words and phrases about cars, from Word Spy. F. Ex., “Cup-holder cuisine” n. Food meant to be consumed while driving in a car or truck and that comes in a package designed to fit inside a cup-holder

Plans for building your own car, van, three-wheeler, hovercraft, EV, hybrid, boat, sub and more

The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) exists to increase public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance and to encourage through competition, advances in electric vehicle technology

Many More Unusual Automotive Links Here

May 28, 2005 in Cars | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

“Will you hand me a towel, tulip?”

Uma_1 The Sign of the Empty Symbol. Mark Conard essay on The death of God and the Royale with Cheese: Pulp Fiction is about American nihilism, the loss of all meaning and value in our lives. Existentialist Counterpoint - A dissenting view from Michael D. Gose at the erudite Metaphilm: “It is widely appreciated that Tarantino rejects both the a priori truths associated with the classical Greeks and the revealed truths associated with the Bible”

“This is a Tasty Burger”. Pulp Fiction isn’t the only place Big Kahuna Burger BK burgers show up. They’ve been seen in almost all of Tarantino’s flicks, including a few outside sources. Here’s the BK recipe

More Pulp Fiction action figures

More about Hawthorne Grill, 1956-1999

Jules Winnfield on hockey. (On the flight back to the States, I saw Jackson’s movie Coach Carter, and I liked it a lot, even though it was completely predictable)

The Norwegian Samuel Jackson 5 band

Waiting for The Vega Brothers

Many More Unusual Pulp Fiction Links Here

May 28, 2005 in Cinema - "Pulp Fiction" | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Long Live The King

Bush_abdullah Fear & diversion: Comedian Sinbad has just been arrested in Los Angeles after allegedly exposing himself in a public school

More breaking news: Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

Wikipedia’s entry on the election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was logged on at 9:47 AM, April 19, about 10 minutes after the Vatican announcement: Internet speed indeed

Exciting news from the Autobahn: Samaritan tows motorist - at 100 mph

Orem home hiding stash of cash: $10,000 is found wrapped in foil and tucked in fake vent

Man finds $2,000 in shirt, turns it in. (Fake registration required)

While the mainstream media started reporting yesterday that “King Fahd is in stable condition and improving, a day after he was hospitalized for unspecified medical tests”, Debka file has been writing about the eminent demise of the king now for 3 days

News organizations ignore gay filmmaker’s sexual orientation: Obituaries for Ismail Merchant mostly silent on 44-year gay relationship

Many More Unusual Headline News Here

May 28, 2005 in Current News | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

The Saturday Evening Post

Parents Garage Life magazine. As long as you are obsessively interested in something, you will eventually find a Japanese magazine that seems like it was written for no one else. Whether interested in Western shirts, Levis, bomber jackets, Coleman camping equipment, Red Wing boots, retro sneakers or Rolex watches, there is a magazine for you. And these are no flimsy get rich quick schemes; they are beautifully printed, wonderfully photographed and exhaustive. True labors of love by passionate individuals. (From ”Jalopnik”)

A new magazine, Understatement Weekly. (From Panopticist’s Magazine category, where the enclosed graphic is also taken)

Magazine Publishers of America look to the future

In 1923, J.C. Henneberger began Weird tales - The Unique Magazine. Throughout its 30-year history, the obscure pulp published some of the most outré fiction ever issued. The stories were odd, macabre, and completely unique. Weird Tales existed in a void, and the stories published therein reached pinnacles of strangeness never equaled

Colon is ace in hole. From “The Daily News”, L.A.'s third best paper

Axes and Alleys. The Official Magazine of The Royal Tractor Repair and Maintenance Society of Outer Mongolia - "Bringing you the best in tractor repair and maintenance information." Under direct control of the Office of Telecommunications, Director of Web Development.

Norman Rockwell Licensing from The Saturday Evening Post

May 30 update: Welcome, Boing Boing readers. Explore more than hundred strange topics that Grow-a-brain has to offer. Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here

May 28, 2005 in Newspaper & Magazines | Permalink | Comments (6) | TrackBack