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July 24, 2005

Mean-spirited jokes

Scrod A businessman arriving in Boston for a convention found that his first evening was free, and he decided to go find a good seafood restaurant that served Scrod, a Massachusetts specialty. Getting into a taxi, he asked the cab driver, "Do you know where I can get Scrod around here?" "Sure," said the cabdriver. "I know a few places... but I can tell you it's not often I hear someone use the third-person pluperfect indicative anymore"

Many more Jokes on Translation there

Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?
A: I'm not sure, but if the answer is "A cure for Parkinson's disease," then Bush will try to stop scientists from breeding them. Because he likes it when people get Parkinson's.

- Although I Like a Good George Bush Joke as Much as the Next Guy, Some of Them Seem Gratuitous and Mean-Spirited

Not today my little one. (A PBF panel from ”MetaChat”)

There are three rules about telling a bad joke

Voicemail: Honey? It’s your mother. And I’m afraid I have some really bad news. Could you give me a call as soon as you get in?
[I frantically dial her phone number]
M: Hello?
I: Ma? It’s Ian, I just got your message. What’s going on?!
M: [Brightly] Oh hi, honey! How are you?
I: I’m… well I’m fine, but you said you had some bad news?
M: Oh, yes. [Somberly] Do you remember Mrs. Ikeson, who lived next door to us when you were in elementary school? Well I we just got her annual Christmas letter in the mail, and she said that her dog Buster has diabetes.

Other Types of Stories My Mother Tells

Many More Hilarious Jokes and other Funny Stuffs Here

July 24, 2005 in Jokes | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Seven words

Bookish Everyone has a favorite word. What's yours?

Conception of a Question: When did the phrase Who's Your Daddy? go mainstream?

Weasel Words, Contemporary Clichés, Cant & Management Jargon

Seven words you can't say in kindergarten. Caution: contains foul language and political thought. (“Damn it, why can't I get comment threads like this?”)

The Alternative dictionaries are a collection of various forms of "bad language" from many languages. At the moment, there are 2743 entries in 162 dictionaries

Language Is A Virus from outer space

Some (clean) euphemisms or colloquialisms for fear or anxiety

Many More Unusual Language Links Here

July 24, 2005 in Languages | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

The plan to control the world

Rule_the_world_2 “Do not erase!” - I saw The Google Master Plan in person, but wasn't allowed to speak of it because of my NDA… (From O’Reilly Radar)

A new wiki for sharing ideas and experiments with the Google Maps interface. (For example, how about this lovely Swastika building?)

Also, The Grow-a-brain Google search. (From Boynton)

Jef Poskanzer gets one hundred times as much spam as Bill Gates

Geek Fantasies. (I must have posted it before)

Amiga Pictures 1986-1991

Remembering Netscape 10 years later

Why I love the internets, #37

More To Life On The Internet Here

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Free_smell_1 Obscure items from old Hungarian catalogs. (Found at ”Szanalmas”)

“Santelubain 999” - Automatic human washing machine

For all who are interested in Victorian Trade Cards that used to advertise American goods and services during the late 1800s. (From ”Transparencies”)

We are all familiar with the mundane things we can rent. Why one could rent a whole assortment of things, if one were so inclined!

Introducing The Orwell XL Transparent Backback, for New York’s busy subway commuters

Shopdropping: To covertly place merchandise on display in a store. Primarily used in guerrilla ad campaigns, tactical media projects, and art installations. s. reverse shoplift, droplift. (From “Coudal Partners”)

”Kiss” Celebrity ducks, 4-pack

Canstruction® Competitions - Designing giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers

Search categories on Cafe Press

Haircuts that require shaving the neck are no longer a challenge with the HairLine. Just put it on like a reversed sun-glasses and use the razor touching the HairLine as a template

In 2004, the top 400 internet retailers generated combined web sales of more than $51 billion and accounted for 58.3% of all U.S. Internet sales

Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here

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July 23, 2005

Tour De Frank

Zappa_record_1 Welcome to Zappa Wiki Jawaka!

The apparent origin of the droodle Ship arriving too late to save drawing witch cover

The original Man’s Life Weasels ripped my flesh

Q: "So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?"
A: “You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
Many more Zappa quotes

A Fine Girl. Oil on canvas by George Morris, from Art Inspired by Zappa Music

"Cucamonga years", a new documentary about the Pal Recording Studio

Zappa plays Zappa - Brothers Dweezil & Ahmet 2005 European Tour Dates

Many More Odd Zappa Moments Here and Unusual Dylan Links Here

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Cookies and Cream

Cookies_and_cream Bible Candy is similar to sand art, yet it is made out of great tasting candy. Each color has its' own Biblical Meaning

Baking instructions for NASCAR Race Cake. (Thank you, Michael)

Gingerbread violin and ginegrbread CPU

Synthizer cake action (and other Micron shaped cake, complete with jelly buttons and sweetie knobs, in the links)

The science of Saltwater taffy

Daily Snickers Satisfies Tricks

Seen everywhere: Matt's Giant Gummy Bear

MooTown Snackers Image above from “Hollyism”. Many More Unusual Sweets and Unusual Chocolates Here

July 23, 2005 in Food - Desserts | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

History of the open road

Rolls_royce Beautiful pedal cars of Southern California (Found at the Petersen Automotive Museum)

Exploring a fascinating lost chapter in 20th Century pop culture, “Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films” revisits the shock-value driver's ed films that haunted American teens throughout the 1960s and '70s

Replica of a 1937 Oklahoma Highway Patrol car

The Zippo car, a Chrysler Saratoga, was custom built in 1947 at a cost of $25,000.00. Sporting two larger-than-life Zippo® lighters with neon flames, the car was in parades and special events across the U.S. during 1948 and 1949. Also, Hershey’s Kissmobile and The history of The Wienermobile. (From John's Blog)

No Engine Required - For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity—and $30,000

Would you like a road trip across America, transporting somebody’s car instead of driving your own?

History of The Old Plank Road: "Standard equipment for a trip to Yuma in 1920 to 1927 consisted of extra boards, two auto jacks, gunny sacks, a shovel, food and water for at least two days, and lastly—to be totally prepared—a set of boxing gloves."

Gibbs Aquada, Sports Car & Jet Boat. (And how it works)

With appearances on several television networks, dozens of worldwide magazines, and hundreds of newspapers, Earl Zausmer's BMW 540i undoubtedly ranks as one of the most publicized car audio systems ever. (From ”Fawn Jotters”)

Custom Hood Ornaments by Jud Turner. (Also by same artist, The Chemical Straightjacket)

Our friend, Ray Newton, of PTeazer fame just finished designing one of the 4 tailgate vehicles for the new Chevy HHR’s, and he will be featured in an episode of The Learning Channel's reality show "Rides"

Goodguys Street Rod of the Year

Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Onkara Art Car Project

Running a Range Rover on coconut oil

A Bellevue, WA man's Ferrari burst into flames at the gas pump

This is the eighth post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Doddery, a New Zealand Road Worker who blogs at “Rest Area 300M”, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, mate! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Many More Unusual Automotive Links Here

July 23, 2005 in Cars, Co-blogged with | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

July 22, 2005

Giant Octopus

Sleeping_dog_1 Mike, The Headless Chicken (1945 – 1947) was a Wyandotte rooster that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. (More at Wikipedia)

The Campus Squirrel Listings. The quality of an institution of higher learning can often be determined by the size, health and behavior of the squirrel population on campus. This site documents the critter quality at schools throughout the United States and beyond

Street signs of Dogs

A baby hippopotamus, swept into the Indian Ocean by the Tsunami, is finally coming out of his shell thanks to the love of a 120-year-old tortoise

This is Michigan

Jumping animals. From The French Highway Network. Jumping cats. Also, Escargot, a short French film about a snail


Fishermen in northern Thailand catch a giant cat fish

Octopussy. From some Russian LiveJournal Octopus Blog. (Some odd stuff inside, beware. For example, this Cephalopod Image Gallery)

Praying Mantis on a computer monitor

Varieties of Fancy Rat

Must_blog_now_4 Political Animal: “I can’t wait to 2008” – The next JibJab-like parody

Many More Unusual Animal Stories Here

July 22, 2005 in Animals | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

July 21, 2005

Let’s hug it out

Pig_lips Anna Maria Volpi shows how to eat spaghetti. (From The Daily Pick)

Medieval Gastronomy in images

A Flapping Crane’s Pope's Chicken - Wake up... with the Pope

Iron Chef America promotional videos. (From Screenhead)

Caviar Staircase, designed by Chef Rick Tramanto, the owner of Tru in Chicago. All You Need For Full Caviar Enjoyment. Only $600

While examining an old Egyptian pamphlet, I stumbled onto an ancient secret - The Golden Ring Diet!

How to poach an egg

Soup Blurbs: "I don't know how else to say it. This soup was born to be a soup." (From BB-Blog)

What is the meaning of Garlic Buns

The World's Biggest Sandwich

Cookbook Wiki

“This Cheese Is” Sticks. KFC play things

Egg & Muffin Toaster, a multi-function appliance. (From A Whole Lotta Nothing). Also, Toast in the post

Many More Unusual Recipes and Meals Here

July 21, 2005 in Food | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

July 20, 2005

Three deadbeat roommates for the taking -

Monkeys First roommate is unemployed, antisocial, has poor hygiene, and has a slight body odor issue. Actually he has a major body odor issue, but since he is antisocial you will notice this only on the rare occasions he actually comes out of his room. He will accept any job that doesn't require good hygiene or social skills. Highlights include stinking so bad you'll think there's a dead body in his room, slamming the front door at two in the morning, and passing out naked in the bathroom. He does keep common areas clean, since he is rarely in them.

Second roommate is short, surly, and missing teeth. Missing teeth are not related to the fact that he is short and surly - but future missing teeth may be. He likes to be unemployed in the winters, but this does not significantly impact his financial situation as he also likes to deal drugs. If you like being woken from a sound sleep by a 2 AM phone call to see if you are "holding" this one's for you. Other highlights include late night confrontations with drunken asshole friends, missing food, late rent payments, overcharging for underweight packages, raiding your beer for his friends, and answering the phone half asleep when your parents call at 2 in the afternoon. he keeps his room neat and clean for the comfort of his friends and customers, but will make a mess of the common areas.

Roommate three likes to take long walks on the beach. Unfortunately he likes to do this with an ex-marine's current wife and follow up it up with late night freebasing sessions. He is friendly, and has a lovable toothless grin. Slightly wetbrained from years of excessive drug use, but more considerate than my other two roommates. Tends to ramble endlessly, but only when you are actually in the middle of something. Also likes to clean, but will ramble about the fact that he cleaned.

Roommates can be taken individually or as a set.

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Mark A. Thomas. "Remember when we were dating and you had strep? we were about to break up and I was sick and tired of giving you money. You called me a bitch in front of the drugstore but then said you had a sore throat and I bought you some cough drops. You said "I'll pay you back". I knew you never would"

Also there: I have a fat ass. A lesson on train etiquette

14 Phrases Which Have Never Before Been Spoken or Written.
No 1: "So everybody give it up for my good friend Adolf Hitler!"…
No. 14: "If you don't let go of my damn Jello mold, F. Murray Abraham, you're going to wish you’d never set foot on this damn banana boat!"

Zombies Personal Ads

Teen’s dying wish for Cameron Diaz not granted

Breaking news: A new group forming for people with attention defici HEY LETS GO RIDE BIKES

Monkeys from ”Dean is Gay”. A long list of Hysterically Funny and Crazy Links Here

July 20, 2005 in Funny | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

July 19, 2005

Play Ball

Soccer_2 1,466 Sport stadiums in the US. From World Stadiums! The most comprehensive stadium database on the net, which currently contains more than 8,500 stadiums in over 215 countries

Many sports team t-shirts (In Hebrew)

Sand Master park in Florence, Oregon. 40 acres of private sculpted dunes chutes, bowls, rail slides and jump ramps

“Disco Rout” by LegoWelt

Trailer to the documentary Lipstick & Dynamite, by Ruth Leitman

Now you can fly above water with AquaSkipper

VolleyBall for Jesus

Danny Way's leap across the Great Wall of China. Repost: Danny Way Official Website

Many More Unusual Links of Extreme Sports Here

July 19, 2005 in Extreme Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

'Finding Nemo'

Yorba_linda_pool_1 Amazing pool-floor mosaic of the cast of 'Finding Nemo' by Robert Vogland. (From Adam Kempa. Also there, Bottlecap wall at Brooklyn's Barcade and Thousands of old 45s on eBay!)

EcoSmart Fire Places. (Thank you, Michael)

Leon Trotsky's Toilet, Tub, and Hot Water Heater. (From Toilets of the World: Toilets I have encountered)

Temperature-sensitive bathroom fixtures from Hansa

Russian interiors

Stige stool by Marzio Riboldi and Matteo Visentin. One of the winners of The Folding Chairs Design Competition

Retro-decorating. A classic Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book circa 1968

Experimental Lightning by Enlai Hooi. (From Hidden Art Designer-Maker Directory)

Many More Unusual Design Concepts Here

July 19, 2005 in Home Decor | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

All Along The Water Tower

Woody_guthrie Needlepoint pillows of six South American Communist Heroes

Early 20th-century postcards manufactured for the Fourth of July were very popular. Thousands of colorful cards featured such themes as Uncle Sam, the Goddess of Liberty, eagles, cannons, flags, liberty bell, fireworks, Statue of Liberty, Native Americans, Revolutionary War figures, nautical subjects, and the nation's founders. (From ”Neurasthenia”)

Water Towers from Across the US

1856 – The Arabia Steamboat Museum

North Dakota Governors, from “The State Historical Society of North Dakota”

Yankee or Dixie? Quiz: 0% is pure Yankee and 100% is pure Dixie. (From Hattie’s blog)

A little late: 4th of July Celebrations from around the world

The United States Christian Flag - Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! (From ”Bifurcated Rivets”)

"Healing Field" of 3,031 Flages in Sandy, Utah remembers the victims of September 11

Farnsworth House Inn, Gettysburg, PA

Faces of Alaska

Many More Unusual Stories about America Here

July 19, 2005 in Americana | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Performing in a floor show

Illusion_1 Clown Basics: Helmut Hoogerbrugge shows the importance of clichés. (Click on the “Work” button on top of page to get the less-known of Hoogerbrugge wild creations)

Poker Chip Tricks - There's more to poker than simply playing with the cards you're dealt

The Coin Walks from “Coin Manipulation”: Walk up, walk down, pendulum, staircase, more. A Nasty Coin Trick: Guy swallows a coin whole, shows it is moving down his arm and cuts it out

Derren Brown’s Abandoned Wallet Trick: When I leave a cash-filled wallet on the pavement in a busy street all day, I am playing with people's perceptions. By drawing a line around it, I disconcert them even more by making it look 'official'

The Most Beautiful Machine

Juggling videos by Mike Paradis, 15-yr-old juggler

'Glorious Execution' - Teller reviews a biography of Chung Ling Soo, The Glorious Deception

The Magic Portal is a short stop motion film that uses LEGO®, plasticene, cardboard and pixellated live action, made between the years of 1985 and 1989 on good ol' fashioned 16mm film. The story concerns the strange fate of a LEGO astronaut called L, who discovers the Magic Portal on board his giant spaceship

Old Posters from a Dutch Circus Museum

The People of ILM

Many More Unusual Magic Tricks Here

July 19, 2005 in Magic | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 18, 2005

Mr. Sandra Bullock…

Handlebars The new Mister Congeniality

Lowrider Bicycle Preview

Five things the yuppie on the Harley doesn’t want you to know

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame. (From ”Coudal Partners”)

I’ve blogged single-wheeled rides a few times before, here’s a new site called Wheelsurf

It Happens Only in India - watchman or sleepman?

We love to ride, from BMW of Santa Cruz County

Indian Larry

Many More Unusual Harley-Davidson Links Here

July 18, 2005 in Harley-Davidson | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack