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September 23, 2005

"Have you got anything I'd like?"

Free_items_2 Una Visita a Vallarta's: May 29, 2005, The Family Goes Grocery Shopping at a typical Mexican market

Narrow Ice Cubes Fit into Water Bottles. Only $5.49 for tray.

The Oculas private relaxation theater. Developed over four years by renowned British designer Lee McCormack, the McLaren Formula One™ racing team, computer interface designers, and yacht builders. Exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, and only $45,000. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

Tired of receiving mounds of unsolicited letters and offers in the mail? Want to fight back? Want to get rid of that old tire in your garage that the garbage man won't take? Then read on.....

Advertise! Advertise! Capture people's exclusive attention with an offer from Just Toilet Paper - Stupid idea!

Spotted at Atlanta Airport - a vending machine selling iPods

Unique Vending Machines of Japan, including eggs, rice cleaners, fishing bait & flight insurance. More things you wouldn't normally expect to find in vending machines: vegetables & fried octopus

Hello Kitty Fire Extinguisher, just in time for the busy & cute fire season

Toothpaste and Mouthwash in 32 unusual & refreshing flavors: Sweet Almond, Darjeeling Tea, Coffee, Pumpkin Pudding, Sweet Potato…

Mission: Go to GAP, buy a pair of pants

2,500 Vintage Items at “Esnarf”, a Midwest Source for Unique and Unusual Antiques and Collectibles

Retro Wardrobe

Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here

September 23, 2005 in Shopping | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

September 22, 2005


Shaving_moon_1 From The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Zombies in philosophy, including many other philosophical zombie resources

What do these have in common?, a game played on MetaChat last month. Before looking at the answers, get warmed up with some easy ones before you move into more and more difficult ones

Face in blocks. Dali painted “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea”, which at 30 meters becomes the portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Antidepressant derivatives of cis-4-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine: The Zoloft patent

Some of Stephen Hawking's lectures

Many More Intelligent Links and Brainier Links Here

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September 21, 2005

10050 Cielo Drive

Cielo_drive Grand Lodge Officers Jewels Stolen

The Testimony of Charles Manson. November 19, 1970. An extensive site about Charles Manson

Fashion mug shots

How to Help a Friend Who Gets Arrested in the Middle of the Night

Weight lifting in prisons & correctional recreation, pros & cons

Protecting international treasures . FBI Returns Eight Ancient Stone Seals Looted From Iraq

Former New York Times crime reporter Selwyn Raab's new book The 'Five Families' of New York Crime. (Heard on Fresh Air)

Dangers and foul deeds during the 19th century. (From ”Asylum Eclectica”)

Many More Unusual Links about Crime and Punishment Here

September 21, 2005 in Crime & Punishment | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

September 20, 2005

Arabic for Vietnam

Saddam_trial Aesop in Mesopotamia, by J. Daniel Janzen. “Sooner or later, you run out of children to lie to”

What has happened to Iraq's missing billion dollars? By Patrick Cockburn

Know your enemy - The video of Al-Qaeda Leader in Iraq, Abu Mus'ab Al-Zarqawi Declaring "Total War" on Shiites, from The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI-TV)

Killer Products. The Perpetual War Portfolio is an evenly weighted basket of five stocks poised to succeed in the age of perpetual war. The stocks were selected on the basis of popular product lines, strong political connections and lobbying efforts, and paid-for access to key Congressional decision-makers

With God on Their Side. Today in Iraq (But not in your news. From Crisis pictures)

Breaking news! According to White House sources, President Bush is bracing for intensified criticism following Monday's report that the body of Tyler Sheehan, son of outspoken anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, was recovered from the receding floodwaters in New Orleans…

Also, Vacation Ruined By 'Stupid Dead Soldier'. Bush addressed Mrs. Sheehan, who was not present, by saying "a mother should not have to bury her son this way, by which I mean allowing her son's death to destroy his commander-in-chief's one chance to relax and unwind."

Saddam's Revenge

Final Draft of Iraqi Constitution (as translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press)

Smells Like Victory. Victory is never have to say you’re sorry

Much More About The Upcoming US War on Iran Here

September 20, 2005 in War in Iraq | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Late cuts and Long hops

Madrid_bullfight South Korean ice water divers and those Indonesian water boxers. (Both from Cellar Image of the Day)

Get your bullfighting tickets in Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, and Valencia

Five Indian cricketers return, one of them diagnosed with a niggle

Gary Smith’s collection of Classic goalie masks

A List of Technical Cricket Terms

2005 English cricket season. (The only article from the Wikipedia category articles that are too technical I could slightly understand)

In This Corner, in the Flouncy Skirt and Bowler Hat... Wild Women of Bolivian wrestling

An oral history of San Jose's legendary skate-punk subculture

Red, White and Blue Popcorn Holder Cone with N.Y Yankees emblem on it

Many More Unusual Links of Extreme Sports Here

September 20, 2005 in Extreme Sports | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 19, 2005

The Song Remains Insane

Jazz_sign Richard Thompson’s Song-o-matic

Herman Leonard Photography of Jazz musicians

A list of the 1000 most-frequently recorded jazz standard compositions

Generate new compositions, with Stephen Wolfram’s A New Kind of Music.

I first read about Kenna through Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink

"A Million Ways" by ”OK GO” in the backyard dancing. (Probably a re-post)

Robert Moog, ca. 1964

A Music video by Carl Lewis, ca. 1986

Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here

September 19, 2005 in Music_ | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

September 18, 2005

Kangaroo Traffic Courts

Data_input_1 Ticket Assassin – How to successfully fight traffic tickets in California

Forty-one Anomalies of Water, by Martin Chaplin

The US Census Bureau. Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data

Sunrise/Sunset Calculator anywhere

20 Things They Don't Want You to Know about Computers

Wikipedia:Community Portal. Photo of Two bread rolls at the Wikipedia:List of images. Also, List of internet slang from "10-4" to "zOMG". Much more there

Many More Unusual Bits of Information Here

September 18, 2005 in Information | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Here is the Secret News

Suspected_terrorist “Ammerika Today” - The last Italian-language daily in the States

Headlines Here: Lorem oopsum

Read the full text of the Nov 4, 1869 first ever issue of “Nature” Magazine, published on 4 November 1869

100 largest world newspapers - now by continent. Top 150 US Newspapers by Largest Reported Circulation

Redesign of The Guardian

Here is the Secret News:

"All people are afraid. No one knows what they’re doing. Everything is getting worse. Some people deserve to die. Your money is worthless. No one is properly dressed. At least one of your children will disappoint you. The system is rigged. Your house will never be completely clean. All teachers are incompetent. There are people who really dislike you. Nothing is as good as it seems. Things don’t last. No one is paying attention. The country is dying. God doesn’t care.

(From When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?)

"On Evil" - Bill Maher’s New Rules for September 17, 2005 – As sharp as the week before. If anybody finds the text, please email it to me. Update: Full text from the HBO site: "Some people think Satan is real and some people think global warming is real. If you think stopping gays from doing it is more important than the ice caps melting, the boogeyman is you..."

Many More Unusual Newspapers and Magazines Here

September 18, 2005 in Newspaper & Magazines | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Drinking on the job

Drinking_on_the_job_1 Spider shake

Unique Thai Drinks and reviews of more Crazy Asian Drinks

Liquid Cereal from “Brain Twist”, developers of unique beverage products.

Other Rejected soda pop flavors from Fark.

Soda Fountain Recipes from the 20's and 30's

Other sodas: Virgil's, micro-brewed root beer, Vernors Ginger Ale, aged in oak, and Faygo Original Rock & Rye

There is no alcoholic beverage more popular among the poorest people of Brazil than Cachaca. Made by distilling the liquids extracted from sugar cane, containing between 70 - 80% of alcohol, and remarkably cheap and remarkably intoxicating, there is probably no beverage better designed to make people forget their poverty

Did you ever know a "chocoholic"? One of those folks who just can't get enough chocolate? I bet there's at least one in your home or workplace. At my house, it's my wife Emily. She's got to have her little bowl of Hershey's Kisses in the living room. She can't go shopping without bringing home some chocolate ice cream or a chocolate-cake mix. She's even got a funny little sweatshirt that says, "My Name Is Emily, And I'm A Chocoholic." To be honest…I'm Like A Chocoholic, But For Booze

Also, According to a new study on female alcohol use and blood pressure, young women who consume two or three alcoholic drinks a week are much more fun to do research on than women who do not consume alcohol

Unusual vine labels

More latte art, from flickr

What's in those cans beside beer? If you're a six-pack enthusiast, you're not going to like the explanation

Anheuser-Busch Water Cans Donated to Hurricane Katrina Victims

The iPod bartender allows 3rd or 4th generation iPod owners to take a list of drinks with them

Many More Unusual Drinks Including Unusual Beers Here

September 18, 2005 in Beverages | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 17, 2005

Water Drip

Water_drip Liquid Sculpture is the process of creating shapes by dropping and splashing water, or other liquids. These sculptures are then photographed, since they last only a few thousandths of a second. By Martin Waugh, and by The Carranza Field Astronomers

“Maximum Beauty”, An exhibition of new works by Leonard Nimoy

Digital photo of the day from Steve’s Digicams

The 2005 Photobloggies

Rick Ho's hydrant photographs

The Flickr Magazine Covers

Infinite Flickr: The Movie. Also, flickr Engrish tag

Corner Shots

Celebrity shots by Annie Leibovitz: Nude Lennon hugging Yoko, taken the morning before his death, pregnant Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, Keith Haring, Bruce Springsteen, 1987, Merce Cunningham, fully-wrapped Christo, Meryl Streep, and more

Many More Unusual Photography Links Here

September 17, 2005 in Photography | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

May 15, 1905

Casino_carpet_1 Nevada Casino Matchcovers

The notorious Casino Carpet Gallery. six pages of casino carpeting and nothing but

Casino Floor Plans. (From The Near Future of Las Vegas)

“Dead showgirl in trunk”, one of Things That Did Not Stay in Vegas

The Vegas Boom. Long seen as only a tourist destination, Las Vegas is currently America's fastest-growing city. Why are so many people moving there? Other Onion News

Kevin Knapp’s trip of The Stratosphere Tower

Follow the Money - The city's economy

Is Sathorn One design in Bangkok based on The Venetian Casino?

Welcome to the most detailed history of the Las Vegas Strip on the internet today, considered by many to be possibly the worst website ever

Las Vegas Centennial

Many More Unusual Stories From Las Vegas Here

(By the way, Pod, please stop…)

September 17, 2005 in Traveling Places - Las Vegas | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

September 16, 2005

The Peter Schmuck File

Camel_riding_2 Pete, ever think of changing your name?
"Actually I did, Buddy."
"You did?!"
"Yeah, my name used to be Richard, but I got tired of people calling me Dick." (From 'Getting over the Hump in Learning Yiddish')

Homeland security in Yiddish: "How long did it take the Twin Towers to fall? 8 seconds. How long will it take to save Williamsburg from the artists???"

A contract with God, the first graphic novel in Yiddish, by Will Eisner. (Thank you, Steven M. Bergson)

Bagels and Bongos, Yiddish standards done to a 50’s Latin beat by Irving Fields

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

A short glossary of Yiddish words. Online Yiddish Dictionary

The National Yiddish Book Center

Blogs in Yiddish: שלום בערגער, The Yiddish Journal, קטלא קניא, naye un alte lider, דער חָסיד נוֹעם סטאַריק, אין מױל אַרײַן

More Unusual Yiddish Links Here

September 16, 2005 in Yiddish | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

September 15, 2005

God's Lonely Man

Taxi_driver_1 The Vanished Garden of Allah, Southwest corner of Sunset Blvd and Crescent Heights Blvd., Hollywood

“Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water”. Jerry Goldsmith’s haunting score to Chinatown

Moxie blog is intended to chronicle the process of developing, financing, starting, and maintaining a small, independently-owned, art-house theater. Movie theater preservation and awareness, at Cinema Treasures

Travis Bickle in pop culture

Now Playing - QuickTime Movie Trailers

Doctor Macro’s Hi Quality Movie Scans

Neomuet, a collection of seven silent films. (From ”Blue Tea”)

The Big Chill in 30 seconds, also re-enacted by bunnies

Every mainstream film script ever written has one of The Twenty Plots

Hilarious reviews by Dustin Rowles: …“Unfortunately, I may never know how European Gigolo ended; I was unable to weave my way through the dazzling maze of red herrings before I was so overcome with the greatness of European Gigolo that I simply had to leave. As fine as the first hour of Deuce Bigelow was, I felt sure that the last half-hour could only disappoint. And besides, the high that I’d attained from huffing several cans of paint thinner had begun to wear off, and I needed a refresher”…

“Death before Dishonor” above by Justin Wood. Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors and other Unusual Film Stories Here

September 15, 2005 in Cinema | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

You & me and the next war

Terrorist_2 Ghost town Chernobyl

Children Commandos by photographer Dima Beliakov

The Military-Industrial Complex Speech by Dwight Eisenhower, 1961

Schedule of Upcoming Extremist Events: 2005, (From the “ADL”)

List of weapons that don't exist, but should, from Incendiary pants to Radioactive vegetables

Razzle Dazzle Camouflage. First World War camouflage based on Cubism. (From ”Fawn Jotters”)

(I must have posted it before -) Silhouettes of Aeroplanes

World War II - The Chat Log. If World War Two had been an RTS game, it would have gone a little something like this....

“You & me and the next war” was a famous play written by the Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin. Many More Unusual Links About War and About Peace Here

September 15, 2005 in War | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

September 14, 2005

Spinning through the ages

The_clap Welcome to the Museum of Yo-Yo History

Oriland – Art that combines Origami and Ikebana

Russian Omelette, a smashing party game. Please have a towel handy

Re-post: Domino Day 2004 and how it was built

The insane, 15-gesture version of Rock,Paper Scissors. (From ”Milk and Cookies”)

Giant Microbes plush toys. Now available: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Cough, Ear Ache, Bad Breath, Kissing Disease, Athlete's Foot, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating, Sleeping Sickness, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, and Bookworm (and in our Professional line: H.I.V. and Hepatitis). Displayed above: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

The Game of The Century 13 year old Bobby Fischer Vs Donald Bryne / New York 1956. (Use Preferences to Show Games List. Found on ”Chess Brilliancies”)

Tapecraft. Crafts constructed from simple invisible tape and colored with permanent markers

Also at flickr: More than 300 close-up photos of custom arcade tokens. None have cash value; each once bought a few minutes' time in another world. (From ”Boing Boing”)

Growing Up Ginger. Did I dream this, or did there exist a Barbie-esque doll in the 70s whose breasts would grow when you wind milled her arm?

Choose your life

Many More Unusual Games and Toys Here

September 14, 2005 in Games | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack