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July 31, 2005

The Aristodogs

Gromit_2 The Seven Laws of Comedy Writing by David Evans. 1. Be able to throw out your best joke. Six more

The History of SNL's Black Dudes

The Aristocrats - The Greatest Dirty Joke Ever Told and what’s funny about telling it 75 times. Salon review. "What the hell was Penn thinking" - The official movie site. (Thank you, Nick)

Getting old & cranky: 20 minutes of a George Carlin’s rant. Text of Why We Don't Need 10 Commandments. (Usual warning!)

Who's the Stooge?

Animations of some Jim Carrey's clips

Many Of The Best Comedians in the World Here

July 31, 2005 in Comedians | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Warehouse art

Stipple_1 The Van Gogh Project is a series of Big Easel paintings based on Vincent van Gogh's Sunflower Paintings. Each sculpture consists of a colossal hand-painted reproduction of one of the seven Sunflower Paintings, measuring 7 x 10 metres, which rests on a 25 metre,17,000 kilogram steel easel

Stipple Portrait Drawings and Pen and Ink Illustration by Wall Street Journal portrait artist Noli Novak

A sampling of work from "Law & Order: Artistic Intent", a group show from May 2003. This theme was inspired by my intense love of "Law & Order"

A small collection of 17th century Dutch art by graphic artist Golan Levin, who usually creates completely different modes of reactive expressions

Fine Art at Costco: "Atelier De Cannes" by Pablo Picasso, Original Crayon Drawing 1958, $129,999.99

Welcome to Femtasia

Dinosaur installations by Brendan Monroe. (From BB-Blog)

More Underground Australian art by Johnny Beinart

Making the rounds: Pen drawings at DQ3

Bruce Holwerda. From Midland, Michigan

How to Screen Print a Poster. Start to Finish

Nudists bare all to see ”The Naked Truth” at Viennese museum

Many More Unusual Contemporary Artists Here

July 31, 2005 in Modern Art | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack

July 30, 2005

Ferret Magazines

Ferrets_1 Mark's Very Large National Lampoon Site, an unauthorized guide to what I consider the best years of National Lampoon magazine, roughly 1970-1975

Brain Research Magazine Subscription on Amazon. Price for one year: $23,177.83 ($176.93/issue. From Kevin Journal)

BrickJournal is a quarterly publication that will focus on the Adult Fan of LEGO community

Get all the newspapers from small town USA exactly as they were printed. (From ”Presurfer”)

Church Business, catering to the ever-changing roles of today’s church leaders with a magazine packed full of relevant, practical and fun-to-read articles

Pick your magazine from among our over one Million Magazines in stock

Snopes investigates: Was it a real cover for "Parents" magazine, or was it a doctored photo? (When I linked to Panopticist’s Magzine covers edition on May 28, 2005 - See below - I did not expect that it will create the highest traffic to Grow-a-brain up to now, with as many as 1,700 hits per hour. YO!)

July 30, 2005 in Newspaper & Magazines | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Long Way to Tipperary

Helmet_1 How safe are we? The Jefferson Parliament Bomber footage

Government Liquidation – The exclusive partner of the US Department of Defense for the sale of Military Surplus

Propaganda posters from the Spanish Civil War

Archive recordings from World War 1

Staring Genocide in the face. Eyewitness Account: "In Darfur my camera was not enough". Wikipedia’s ongoing explanation of the Darfur conflict

Bunker Buster video. (From ”Flabber”)

A Website for Study and Appreciation of Ritual Weapons

What You Call Torture, We Call Training. There has been a lot of talk of atrocities perpetuated by the U.S. Military lately. In the interest of educating and informing the general public, I'm taking it on myself to do run this expose on some of the things our troops are doing in our name, and in the name of "freedom"

Halliburton announced on Friday that its KBR division, responsible for carrying out Pentagon contracts, experienced a 284% increase in operating profits during the second quarter of this year

Al Qaeda Training Manual (PDF)

Experiencing War. From the collections of the Veterans History Project

Many More Unusual Links About War and About Peace Here

July 30, 2005 in War | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


Impeachment_3 Whereas the wearing of unseasonal or inappropriate clothing can be reasonably expected to have lethal consequences in light of the London subway bombings; And whereas the federal government authorities have deemed it necessary to the security of the national air transport system to thoroughly scan, search and even strip-search passengers prior to airplane embarkation - Let's get naked. (From Commentary Today, Political Commentary Updated Daily)

Oderint dum metuant: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Darth Vader does Rove

The Administration and the Fury. If William Faulkner were writing on the Bush White House

What should I do now?

Who said it? “I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors”. Not this Bush

A Metafilter thread: What are some good titles for a Bush-administration-themed porno movie?

5 pages of old Anti-Bush bumper stickers

Is it illegal to burn the flag of OTHER countries in any countries?

Eight Days in July, by Frank Rich

Many More Links Unusual Links About Politics As Usual Here

July 30, 2005 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sand World

Spaceball_5 It’s time for somebody to develop a website (or a blog) that will show the step-by-step construction of elaborate sand sculptures in details. I’m certain it will become an immediate internet hit. Until then:

Donne di sabbia

HellRaiser. (From ”Unoriginal”)

World Sand Sculpture Festival Brighton 2005, by sculpture grrrl. All her flickr sand sculptures sets. All of them

Chess pieces made of sand

Mythos Europa. (From Ursi’s blog)

Man charged in sandcastle destruction at the fifth annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Hampton Beach

Sand Sculptures Festival in Haifa (June 2005)

Camera Cellphone made out of sand

Grow-a-Brain’s Extensive Sand Sculptures Galleries and Ice Sculptures Galleries Here

July 30, 2005 in Sand Sculptures | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

July 29, 2005

The “LIST” is getting longer…

New_listing “THE LIST” keep growing by leaps & bounds, and because I started “THE LIST”, I have to keep updating it…

Guess How Much These Houses Cost. From “Hot Property”, the new BusinessWeek Online’s Real Estate Group blog

Frances Flynn Thorsen’s plan of getting the real estate blogging community together to cover the NAR annual convention in San Francisco is shaping up. There is now a website, Real Estate Blog Squad, and a growing group of Realtors that will participate. This will be an opportunity for many of the industry’s bloggers to meet & interact for the first time. See you in San Francisco in October

REALTORS Conference and Expo Weblog. Sponsored and Maintained by the Center for REALTOR® Technology

Seattle Real Estate Talk, the second quality blog from Seattle. By Stuart and Louise Maxwell

Carey Ann Parker’s Desert Homes Today from Palm Desert, CA

Valerie Figueroa Consulting

Ask The Underwriter

“Internet blogs have the potential to be effective consumer tools for home buyers and sellers. They also appeal to real estate junkies who watch and follow market trends”, From Sunday’s story at The Los Angeles Times about real estate blogs that included opinions from yours truly

LA Real Estate by Jon Strum in Marina Del Ray

”Patrick” offers a giant list of Housing Bubble News Links

The Jersey Shore Real Estate Bubble

From San Diego - Econo-Almanac for the Landed Poor

Diablo Valley & Contra Costa Real Estate Blog by Catherine Myers of Alain Pinel Realtors

Realtization, Real Estate Investment & Marketing Blog by Ketan Chhatpar

Real Estate Today, from Asheville, NC

Southern California Real Estate Crash

Vail, CO Real Estate

Housing Bubble 2 - Ben Jones examins the home price boom and its effect on owners, lenders, regulators, realtors and the economy as a whole

Tim Iacono’s The Mess That Greenspan Made

REI by Default

Vancouver Housing Market Blog

Wanted: Atlanta Homes

Fat Kitty making the move from poverty to prosperity

A new address to Charles & Jennifer Turner’s Portland real estate blog

Olivier Travers is asking: “Who's Going to Take Online Real Estate to the Next Level?

And meanwhile, "Existing home sales set record in June". House prices rise at fastest pace in 25 years...

The complete List of Real Estate Blogs as well as Grow-a-Brain’s Extensive Real Estate Archives are Here

July 29, 2005 in Real estate Blogs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

July 28, 2005

Work environment

Valued_employees_2 A visit to Adobe. A visit with the Photoshop engineers at 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA. June 16 & 17, 2005

Stressed smoker

Adventures in Video. Years and years ago, before I was a world class web designer, and before there was Blockbuster, I worked at a mom and pop video shop chain, where I learned a lot of important life lessons worth sharing

Name Your Child According To Your Profession. For example: Lawyer's daughter – Sue. Thief's son - Rob

WAHM.com - The Online Magazine for Work-at-Home Moms

A blog by an Anonymous Lawyer

Why Do You Work So Hard? Is it maybe time to quit your safe job and follow your path and infuriate the establishment? (From Avi Solomon)

Being prepared is half the battle. The 25 most difficult questions you'll be asked on a job interview. (Re-post?)

Many More Unusual Career Moves Here

July 28, 2005 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Let us pray

Lettuce_1 Entries continue to roll in for the 2005 Pestiside-Havaianas Contest, the first competition aimed at finding and celebrating the most beautiful pair of feet in Hungary

Greatest Rock Guitar Solos. (From a giant list of Music lists)

Best of “Worth1000” POTD Galleries

Best umbrellas for a price

Forbes 2005 survey - World's Most Expensive Hotels

More Of The Best of Everything Here

July 28, 2005 in Best of Everything | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Medieval gas stations

Steps_1 Car Showrooms and gas stations. Also, Kentucky's Roadside Commercial Architecture, 1920-1960

Search 15,000 House Plans

The World’s tallest virtual building

Explore The Allianz Arena in Munich

Medieval Boston. Most people think of Boston as a dense city, and it is, especially by American standards. Today’s city is, however, a pale shadow of the medieval maze that was Boston before large-scale modern planning and spatial concepts entered the picture

Abandoned Russian Buildings

The Galleria by designer Jason Hill. (From ”Modern Phoenix”)

The residential projects of Carrasco & Associates

Dome Photographs by David Stephenson. (From ”Transparencies”)

Many More Unusual architectural Links Here

July 28, 2005 in Architecture | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

30 Pieces of Gold

Closed Boston Chefs; Search by location or name, and view each portfolio

Salacious Dining names in Virginia. Apparently the secret to retail success in the Outer Banks is to think up a name that's mildly witty with a really filthy connotation

Chinese Food Restaurant Name Generator

Eating in Chinese. I have never quite been able to sit down to a meal in a Chinese restaurant without wondering. Wondering if the Chinese characters on the menu said the same thing as the alleged English translations. So I started to learn some Chinese

Kiplog Dining at “Per Se”

A Funky Bar In Poland

Flying Pie Pizzaria in Boise, ID

The Original Spanish Kitchen in Los Angeles became the subject of an urban legend starting in the early 1960s. The restaurant, which opened in the mid-1940s, was a popular eating spot until September 1961, when it closed for good. What made the closing of the restaurant so unusual was the combination of its success coupled with the fact that the building's contents were left totally intact for years afterward

The spy bar in New York

Many More Unusual Bars and Restaurants Here

July 28, 2005 in Food - Restaurants & Bars | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack


Fuck_you_very_much Jim Moini’s License Plates with the Number 13 on them

An automatic license-plate reader that can scan 500 license plates an hour looking for stolen vehicles underwent its first field tests by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department last week

A special Florida "Imagine" license plate debuted. All Florida approved plates

Pink Plates Proposed For Sex Offenders. Yellow Plates Already In Use For Drunken Drivers. (From a Metafilter thread)

License Plates collector's portal

License Plate Mania from around the world

C9H13N - Vanity plate spells out methamphetamine

Many More Unusual License Plates And Other Automotive Links Here

July 28, 2005 in Cars - License Plates | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

July 27, 2005


Visual Esao Andrews

The Making of Pu Yi

Re-post: PressTube – The strange animation by James Paterson

Connect the dots

Ocean critters

Bang cubes by Chrico

Electronic Music Time Line: 1867-2001


Artificial Art by Kurt Baumann. (From Run me, a software art repository)

Very Strange Sims

Green or Purple

A large Collection of Digital Eye Candy Here

July 27, 2005 in Digital Art | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 26, 2005


No_adults_1 Ze Frank sings along songs for children with short attention spans

A pictorial survey of uniforms worn by British schoolboys over the years. (From ”Monkey Filter”)

Vote for Juanzo. Dear reader I prostrate myself and ask for your assistance. If you live in or around the Tunbridge Wells area, please spare a moment to purchase a copy of the Courier and plop your vote for number 267

A six year-old Tiger Woods takes the British Open. (From ”Screenhead”)

273 spellers from the 2005 National Spelling Bee. Also, Kid Faints at Spelling Bee

Teacher’s confiscated item collection - very historic. On eBay

Babies With Beards. Welcome, and thank you for joining us! We are parents, teachers, educators, and caretakers of bearded babies

Sold on Target - Baby DNA Kit- DNA Profile and DNA Storage. Only $139.99

Hey, Klingons have feelings, too: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Federation of Planets, and to the galaxy for which it stands, one universe, under everybody, with liberty and justice for all species

Save Tillie

Many More Unusual Links About Kids Here

July 26, 2005 in Kids | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 25, 2005


Suggestive_1 Field Guide To Moscow, by the authors of eXile, Moscow-based alternative newspaper

Also, London lost and found. An alternative guide for the misguided

A giant source of Pictures from Thailand

Oceania Postcards and Picture Galleries (Warning: Loud background music!)

Hip hotels from around the world

The Universal Packing List - Generate a custom packing list for any journey

Vagabonding: Mike Pugh’s round-the-world travelogue

Enchanted Expeditions, for trips to the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador. (Recommended by Stuart Hughes)

A list of Hospitality Exchange and Travel Clubs

By the way, did you, or someone you know, lose a 256 mb Sony Memory Stick Pro on the National Mall, Washington DC at the beginning of July?, If so, let Tibor Szégy-Légy, The Janus Museum's webmaster, know

Suggestive photo above from Molly’s blog. Many More Unusual Travel Destinations Here

July 25, 2005 in Traveling Places | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack