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August 19, 2005

The Bicycle Thief

Oj_simpson According to the South Carolina State-wide Offender Record Database, South Carolina police are still searching for a man who was arrested in 1949 for a minor offense. Herbert Simmons escaped and has been missing since

Street Scams of Barcelona

Stolen bicycle registry with a database of stolen bikes

Gas Thief Escapes on Tricycle

Eric C. Conn, lawyer: Yes I speak Spanish, and My wife is Hispanic, but the more important question is this: What’s wrong with that?

Pictures Of Surveillance Cameras

Case Closed - Profiles of infamous crimes and criminals

2 from “The Smoking Gun”: He Brakes For Midgets and "Gold Dust"...

Many More Unusual Links about Crime and Punishment Here

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August 18, 2005

My Toy Helicopter

Downhill_2 A giant site of Airport Postcards For Sale from Larry Myers

Six B747-400D Disney planes for Japan Air Lines 50th Anniversary Campaign

Wrong Way Corrigan became a legendary aviator, not because of his accomplishments as a pilot but rather because of a supposed navigational error. In 1938, Corrigan "mistakenly" flew from New York to Ireland - when he was supposed to be flying from New York to California

Airport Homes. Find your pilot dream house

Emilio Pucci’s hostess couture, designed for Braniff International

Early Aircraft Design. The drawings featured here were found in original U.S. Patent applications. The patent drawings reflect the various design styles of the early 20th Century. (From Jeremy Tolbert)

Welcome to Airline Timetable Images, a site devoted to the collecting of airline timetables. Here you will find images of many timetables, both old and new

Complaint from Seat 29E, sent to Continental

Shannon Goff’s Cardboard Helicopter

New Micro spy planes. The Wasp air vehicle has a 13-inch wingspan and weighs 6 ounces

Many More Unusual Flight Links Here

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August 17, 2005

No. 52 - Refuse all honors before you are offered them

Vertigo_1 10 Things You Should Do More Often Than You Think (From “Ritilan”). No 1. Tell you Spouse you love them and appreciate what they do

Andrew Jones 1000 Self-portraits

Adults have long compiled lists of things to achieve before they die - but now youngsters are being encouraged to tick off their own "must do" list. 33 things to do by age 10. No. 25. Find some worms

101 Things you do not want your System Administrator to say. No 71: I hate it when that happens

Kill a rat and 100 other things to do, from The Guardian 2004. No. 16. “Remain alert, but not alarmed”

100 Things to do when ordering a pizza by phone

From Vegard Skjefstad’s list of 100 Things to do: No. 14. Rob a bank.

A LJ list

Things to do on Saturday Night. No 69: Hijak a bus. From "The Random Ramblings Of A Cannabis Addict"

100 Things to do Besides Drink: “Life weights”

Many cities just slap a bunch of tourist attractions on a webpage & call it “100 things to do”, f. ex. during a Milwaukee winter or in Oakland or in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington

Another List of Lists, from “Forkbender”

1001 things on my wishlist before I die

The Complete List of Things to do before you die Here

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No one needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one

Niagara_falls_1 Flash of drawings by Antonio Jorge Goncalves of people sitting in subway trains in cities around the world. (From ”Drawn”)

Lahoree Swimming Pool, the largest natural swimming pool in the world

Between 1991 and 1994 a photographic survey of the Leaning Tower of Pisa was undertaken by the Committee for the consolidation and conservation of the tower. Every column, capital and decoration of the tower was accurately photographed and catalogued. The survey has produced 6400 photographs. (From ”Everything Isn’t”)

Images from Thessaloniki, Greece by taz

Bienvenue sur le site de La Marseillaise, The French national anthem

400-foot waterfall discovered in California park

“A small town in upper Austria near the Bavarian border, Fucking is a tiny village whose sole industry consists of allowing tourists to have their photo taken alongside the town sign on the main road”

Many More Unusual Travel Destinations Here

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Feedster Top 500

With 1,470 links, I have “earned the right to proudly display the Feedster Top 500 icon on my blog” (No. 232, middle of the scroll – Yea!)

More links:

From Wugsy: …”probably the best blog in the world

From “RTC”: …some of the best links ever

Resource blogon flickr. (By Creatrix)

My favorite blog” (In Danish)

"Get your stats counter spinning like a slot machine..."

- Who y’all calling ”prestigious blog”, boy?

August 10, 2005 mention on Tamata Chuang’s Orange County Register Business blog

If you like the graphics displayed here, you can see a big portion of this blog’s images on Google

Previously mentioned articles, from Investor’s Business Daily and Los Angeles Times story about real estate blogs

Grab a graphic to link to Grow-a-Brain

Here is the complete list of what people were saying about Grow-a-Brain

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August 16, 2005

“Man who drive like hell is bound to get there” (Chinese proverb)

Stop_bush_1 From The US Department of Art & Technology: Tristan und Isolde’s Fateful embrace (Click on hi-rez video)

"How gently and quietly he smiles
How tenderly he opens his eyes
Do you see it, friends?
Don't you see?"...

“Buy beleaguered, overworked White House aides enough drinks and they tell a sordid tale of an administration under siege, beset by bitter staff infighting and led by a man whose mood swings suggest paranoia bordering on schizophrenia…”
- Losing it by Doug Thompson (who described Bush a few weeks ago as “criminally insane, a pill-popping dry drunk whose erratic behavior and reckless actions threaten world peace and the future of this nation far more than any Islam-spouting religious fanatic… an enemy of the state, a mood-swinging despot who threatens the very freedoms that form the foundation for this country…”) - Thank you, E.S.

The Apparat - Bush's back-door political machine

The cast of characters Involved In Plame Leak

Voting for Frankenstein

Design for Confusion, by Paul Krugman. I'd like to nominate Irving Kristol, the neoconservative former editor of The Public Interest, as the father of "intelligent design." No, he didn't play any role in developing the doctrine. But he is the father of the political strategy that lies behind the intelligent design movement - a strategy that has been used with great success by the economic right and has now been adopted by the religious right

Many More Links Unusual Links About Politics As Usual Here

August 16, 2005 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack


Graffiti Beautiful Ripples luxurious bathrooms

Bring back the spittoon! A giant spittoon collection

Esther Derkx’ Improved Crockery

Order up the buffalo wings and ice down the Milwaukee’s Best--it’s almost football season! And there’s no better place to play armchair quarterback than in the Golgotha La-Z-Boy

A blog about monobloc plastic chair, the most successful and least beloved piece of furniture of our culture

The Household Cyclopedia - a book of general knowledge printed in 1881. (From ”Fawn Jotters”)

Residential Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator

Home graffiti - Translate urban, misfit anger into commercial, homely decoration

Modern cave. People still live in caves

A Cob Cottage Update: A Multi-Media Visit with Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley on New Developments in the World of Cob Building. The Hand-Sculpted House: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage

Building a Cob Oven. (From ”Jolly Socratic”)

An Exhibit of Flower Shaped Urinals and other Nature Inspired Sculptures by San Francisco Artist, Clark Sorensen

Many More Unusual Design Concepts Here

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August 15, 2005

Bags of fun

Door_ticket_3 How To Make a Set of highland Bagpipes for $5. Also: Universe of Bagpipes - A pathway to a nearly forgotten world of musical magic for musicians, historians, instrument makers, collectors and all who are enchanted by bagpipes

Funky Do Morro - Music from the slums of Rio. Also, Favela Faces tells the stories behind four people living in or around the favelas of Rio de Janeiro

The Glasses used to make Finkenbeiner Glass Harmonicas are made from Pure Quartz (fused silica) and contain no lead. Instruments are completely assembled with motor and speed control

Ken Butler’s hybrid instruments and sound sculptures

Depressing Classic Rock Midi Songs, by the LSDudes

Twink, a toy piano band. It's a challenge to take anything involving a toy piano seriously, but here are some Samples. (From ”Fazed”)

How many singers does it take to make an opera? Sometimes fewer than it takes to screw in a light bulb. Most well-known operas happen to have seven or more solo roles. Here, to satisfy the curiosity of the would-be impressario with a limited payroll, or the small group of singers wondering what they can do all by themselves, is a list of operas requiring six or fewer solo singers

Some Wikipedia’s Lists: "Am I The Only One?" List of song titles phrased as questions, List of songs whose title appears more than twenty times in the lyrics (Think "Love Shack"), List of songs over fifteen minutes in length - Note the compositions of Klaus Schulze. (And of course, List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks; Think Pink Floyd's "Mother" and "Run Like Hell")

Fri 26 August 2005 Marseille Figs will perform at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of an event concerning art & money

Mike Portnoy of Dream Theatre in the studio playing a huge-ass set of drums

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. (From ”Ffkieke - Source is often NS4W!) Jimi Hendrix pretended to be gay so he would be discharged from the army

Grab a graphic to link to Grow-a-Brain

And that's that. Ta-da! The Aristocrats! Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here

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The New Dorcus line of Tite-Waist Pants

Pimpin Parts of the Uniform. (From “Dressed to the Nines”: A History of the Baseball Uniform)

Designer Eyepatches

Novelty fabrics for Lara’s Corsets & Gowns. (From Martin Klasch)

The Dorcus Collection. Lileks’s men's fashion from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Edible Arts Show in Hastings New Zealand , March 6 2005. (From ”Jaf Project”)

Burl Veneer's New Tie Blog

Wild Rose Tattoo Shirts. (Like the previously-blogged Sleeves Clothing)

Colour of the Day project. A different color t-shirt for each day of the week

Re-post: Draw-girl

Many More Unusual Fashion Trends Here

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August 14, 2005

Beer News

Drinks_on_the_house_1 Composer Randy Johnson’s score to the Heineken ad ”Disturbances”. (Click on Music – Ad is at bottom left. From a Google Answer)

Reassuringly Elephants - Beware of the beer that turns you into an ostrich. Drawing on Buñuel, with music by Tchaikovsky, Valse Sentimentale, performed by Clara Rockmore. (Also by Frank Budgen - "Streaker" for Nike). Stella Artois Live Film. Other Stella films

Steelback Tango, brewed by Steelback Brewery, voted worst beer in the world, as rated by the thousands of beer enthusiasts at RateBeer.com

The LiveDrunk Wrist Band

Brew your own delicious ginger beer

Vores Øl, the world's first open source beer draws its inspiration from the open source movement

Lots of beer paraphernalia at The Annual Homemade Bikini Contest at the Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, FL

Job description: Beer destroyer

Kidsbeer, a nonalcoholic brew aimed at children

An Austrian holiday resort is offering guests the chance to swim in a pool containing 42,000 pints of beer

A Huge Collection of Unusual Beers And Other Alcoholic Beverages Here

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Credit Card Debt

Credit_cards Why Americans are in debt - A horrible credit card promotion

Of the world's 100 largest economic entities, 51 are now corporations and 49 are countries

Large denomination bills in U.S. currency

A diagram to help you make sense of the recent Corporate Corruption scandals

Buy Blue

The Dubious Rewards of Consumption. Greater material consumption has not brought about greater happiness, argues World Watch Institute researcher Alan Thein Durning. (From Singlenesia)

(By the way, I am using the last matches from an old-fashioned Norwegian matchbox that I found in my possession. Somehow I've kept it since 1974, when I lived in a farm near Oslo... It says on the cover "Velg Gul" - Choose Yellow - Nitedals fyrstikker)...

Many More Unusual Stories about Money Here

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August 13, 2005

“A fierce dog ruins a liquor store business”

Ginger “Aged ginger is more pungent” and many other Chinese Proverbs

Two weeks ago tuesday four o'clock in the afternoon, a fish reportedly spoke up in a fish store in New Square, NH... Zalmen, the fish monger heard the fish making noises as if it was sobbing and then the fish said in Hebrew "tzrichim shmira, hasof bah" (we need protection, the end is arriving). The fish cried some more and then said "Ani tzarich tikkun, ani tzarich tikkun" (I need repair, I need repair)…

“I am looking for a downloadable high resolution photo or painting of a red one room schoolhouse. The image will be used to create a photo montage/mosaic, and should be clear (not a water color blurry type). Would like the photo to include some trees and a country lane if possible”

Zoom Book

First Aid (in German!)

Welcome to the Internet's hiccup archive

These galleries show only a tiny fraction of the 11,000+ frogobilia that are housed in the FrogsGalore Museum, a purpose-built secure location for private collector Sheila Crown to display her ever growing collection of frog artifacts

Neenstar and “The stairs of the life of a woman

…The first sculpture was given to my wife Nava, when she graduated in dentistry. After severe stroke, in 1995, I could not practice dentistry any more, and one of my activities, became the dentist statue collection

World Chill - How chill are you?

Kama Sutra for dummies

Transsexual Shaving Cream

May Day Mystery

The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

Music in similar motion (? – A giant repertoire of round photos over many pages)

Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves: Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes, and the Quest for Transcendence. A new book by Dr. Cliff Pickover's

"English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England!"

Many More Unusual Oddities and Crazy linkage Here

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August 12, 2005

Golden Age of the Cube

Arno_rubik_1 The Perplexing Life of Erno Rubik

Cult of Mac, a series of Rubik's Cube sculptures by the French artist "Invader". Portrait of “Invader”

Cubed Keyboard (From Worth 1000’s Stupid Technology)

flickr Puzzles

Lego cube solver: Dual RCX, LEGO Cam enabled, solves the 3x3 Rubik's cube. (Thank you, Steel). LEGO Rubik's Cube. Also, Rubik's Cube Solver by Eric Dietz

Hungarian Rings

Cube Java Applet. (From a Metafilter thread)

Self-referential aptitude test

Planarity. Arrange the vertices such that no edges overlap

Everything You Need To Know About Rubik’s Cube and Hundreds of Other Games Here

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Hygiene in Space

Laika Space Mission Patches covers the patches for all US manned missions prior to the Space Shuttle

A study of the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle. Eric Idle, Monty Python player extraordinaire, wrote the Galaxy Song for the movie The Meaning of Life. I was quite curious to see how it has withstood 20 years of astronomical leaps in our understanding of the universe

The Cosmic Distance Scale will give an impression of how immense our Universe is by employing a method used many times in "Power of 10" films - that is, starting with an image of the Earth and then zooming out to the furthest visible reaches of our Universe

"Waste Collection Systems" in space - i.e. How do astronauts go to the bathroom?

Mars Rover Sunset: A Moment Frozen in Time. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th martian day, or sol

$100 million moon flight with Space Adventures

Encyclopedia Astronautica

Seen everywhere: Steve Robinson’s Self-Portrait. Astronaut turns camera on himself during repair job "underneath" Discovery on August 3.

Laika, the first space dog, did not live nearly as long as Soviet officials led the world to believe

Many More unusual links about space travel Here

August 12, 2005 in Space | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

August 11, 2005

The Donald started a real estate blog

Blog_tshirt The latest real estate blogger is also the wealthiest one: "My career is a model of tough, fair dealing and fantastic success - without shortcuts, without breaking the law."

National Association of REALTORS® ‘s “Center for Realtor Technology” published a report today on blogging in real estate. Also, the new blog of the NAR. Let the floodgates open.

City Comforts Blog

Matt Lanning’s blog on San Francisco Real Estate

Buy a Home in Ohio, by Leah Ifft in Youngstown

Myrtle Beach Condos, by David O'Connell

Design Your Blueprint for Real Estate Success with America's Favorite Real Estate and Business Coach, Rodney Johnson

Denver Financing

Metro Denver Real Estate News

My East Bay Agent

Owe Boat - Debt makes the world go ’round

Real Estate Rants with podcaster Palmer Often, of Orange County. Interactive Real Estate Discussions

At Home in St Cloud

”For sale by owner” Links

Real Estate Marketing 101

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

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