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November 30, 2005

The Dogs Of War


US-Made Suicide Bombs! These are by US military, law enforcement agencies or commercial security firms - whether for training or marketing or spooking the public

The Democratic Party Informing The Dog of war. By Mr. Fish

The Rendon Group response to Rolling Stone Magazine story about The Man Who Sold the War

Reaction to the Victory in Iraq speech

Much More About The Upcoming War on Syria Here

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Autumn_leaves Colors of the Underground , by Jakob Ehrensvהrd. Depending on the mineral composition, the colors of the underground can sometimes be spectacular.

Garden (2000) by Marc Quinn is a real botanical garden, full of plants and flowers from all over the world. They are displayed in full bloom, and are potentially eternal: the nearly 1000 specimens are immersed in twenty-five tons of liquid silicon kept at a constant temperature of -80˚ Celsius

Cloudy Sky

47 feet high Stainless Steel Aspen

Virtual Caves. (From ”Presurfer”)

2,000 metaflowers

(Photo above from City Rag). Many More Unusual Mysteries of Nature Here

November 30, 2005 in Nature | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

November 29, 2005

Work Makes You Free

Jewish_children Dear Anne: An Italian CG Animated Film Loosely Based on The Diary of Anne Frank. (From ”Twitch”)

Nachlass eines Soldaten - Private and military archive photos of a German officer during WWI

Himmler's Speech at Poznan. On October 4, 1943, Reischsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler gave a speech to a secret meeting of SS officers, in Poznan, Poland. In this speech, he spoke frankly about the ongoing extermination of the Jewish people. This is one of the most chilling documents of the Holocaust

Re-post: Shoah cartoon. (A Greatest Story Ever Told winner)

Aerial Photographs of Auschwitz taken by the Allied Air Forces

Definition of Genocide, per Genocide Convention 1948

The Forgotten Camps. This list is far from complete. It is estimated that the Nazis established 15,000 camps in the occupied countries

A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz/Birkenau

Number of Jews Murdered by Country in Europe

Eichmann Timeline. (From The Trial of Adolf Eichmann)

Two Jewish police in Warsaw

Nazi Persecution of homosexuals

A Year In Treblinka. An Inmate Who Escaped Tells the Day-To-Day Facts of One Year of His Torturous Experiences

Ohlendorf The testimony of Otto Ohlendorf, Einsatzgruppe D. He admitted killing 90,000 Jews, was convicted and hanged by the U.S. Josef Mengele

Schindler Stories

Amon Goeth, the Commandant of the Plaszow labor camp. (From "German Daggers")

Leni Riefenstahl’s Nuba & Olympia

Bearing witness

Truman Announces Germany's surrender, May 8, 1945. "The Nazis Strike", Chapter II of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, summarizes Hitler's plan for world conquest. Both from Internet Archive

Photo above of two children, seated for a family photograph in the Kovno ghetto, from Holocaust Encyclopedia. One month later, they were deported to the Majdanek camp. Kovno, Lithuania, February 1944

This is another post that I am “co-blogging”, this time with Anne Mathewson, who blogs at ”Ample Sanity”, and who provided most of today’s links. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Anne! If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Many More Unusual Links about the Holocaust Here

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November 28, 2005

Best blog I know

Best_award The most common question that I get in emails is “Can you link to my site?” The second most common question is “Where do you find all that stuff?” Well, now it can be told. For over a year now, I’ve been scouring this most original site, and so I bring to you here - Hemaworstje / Fulminatia / TollFreedom / Hopsakee.

This Shock-blogger (From Holland? From Alabama?) digs into places that few of the traditional “Link-sifters” dare go, and his generous daily link-dump is always filled with incredible finds.

Be warned that his choices are often NSFW, and sometimes they are extremely offensive. Still you’ll regularly find there undecipherable Russian cartoons, obscure East-European eye-candy, outrageous usage of large weaponry, absurdities from the orient, unrelated wonders & some of the most gorgeous naked women in the world. The site often changes design (A few months ago, it went all white and you had to blindly click on a white screen to find the hidden links!), so don’t get too comfortable when approaching it.

Since it doesn’t look like he keeps archives which preserves his complete output, I decided to do something a little different here today, and under the category of Best of Everything, simply copy a bunch of unusual links (Many video clips) from the excellent Hemaworstje Fulminatia / Hopsakee !

The Naked Box video

Buffalo kill

Archival footage taken from the 1999 documentary on the war on drugs "Grass”, showing a squad of Vietnam soldiers smoking marijuana through the barrel of an unloaded shotgun at base camp

Dead Chicken Processing In China

Dennis Leary sings “I’m an Asshole”. (The uncensored version)

Ting Ting plays Mozart

The Kafkaesque Cafard. (Showed up on Metafilter a few hours later)

The old Candid camera trick with the eggs on the conveyer belt

"Beautiful Boxer", the true story of the Best Thai Transvestite Kickboxing Film Ever

Snake eating mouse


Let’s Moose Around. (From ”Avery ant”)

The 100 Best Doctors in America list

>>>>Deleted per blogger's request<<<<

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November 27, 2005

Some Video clips

Old_john_cleese_1 John Cleese Ringtones at $ 2.49 a pop. (Who buys that junk?) It’s a long way from Fawlty Towers

Kugelmass, a professor of humanities at City College, was unhappily married for the second time. Daphne Kugelmass was an oaf. He also had two dull sons by his first wife, Flo, and was up to his neck in alimony and child support.

"Did I know it would turn out so badly?" Kugelmass whined to his analyst one day. "Daphne had promise. Who suspected she'd let herself go and swell up like a beach ball? Plus she had a few bucks, which is not in itself a healthy reason to marry a person, but it doesn't hurt, with the kind of operating nut I have. You see my point?"

Kugelmass was bald and as hairy as a bear, but he had soul…. (From ”O Mundo De Claudia”)

John Cocktosten and the rest of Fletch's Identities in order of appearance. (From a creative thread about creative fictional character names - Benovan Stanchiano, Noboru Watanabe, Ivanna Humpsalot, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Mucho Maas , Lili Von Shtupp, Scooter Libby, so many more). The subject was raised by John Martz

Dave Chappelle’s The Niggar Family

Will Ferrell in this week’s Earth to America “global Warming” gala. “We now return to your regularly scheduled program”

The 8 types of joke archetypes

Pablo Francisco's Impressions

The Goon Show Preservation Society

Colbert Nation recaps

Many Other Funny Comedians Here

November 27, 2005 in Comedians | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 26, 2005

The 51st state: The state of denial

Victoria_avenue_riverside The Farm. Their parents left San Francisco 30 years ago to build a utopia in rural Tennessee. Now some of the products of that grand experiment - their children - have come back. (From ”Whippleworld”)

Christian Exodus is coordinating the move of thousands of Christians to South Carolina for the express purpose of re-establishing Godly, constitutional government. It is evident that the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned under our current federal system, and the efforts of Christian activism to restore our Godly republic have proven futile over the past three decades. The time has come for Christians to withdraw our consent from the current federal government and re-introduce the Christian principles once so predominant in America to a sovereign State like South Carolina

The History of 4-H in Florida! (From Happy Palace)

World's Largest Fountain

The Field Guide to the North American Bird

Invented landscapes by Carlos Diaz

Another American I’m not familiar with: Stephen Sondheim

Robert Clark travels around the US taking photos with a Sony Ericsson s710a

(While blogging this post, I’m listening right now to Twang City, Americana, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Honky Tonk, Zydeco, Blues and Roots Rock. Photo above is of Victoria Ave. in Riverside leading to my new house). Many More Unusual Stories about America Here

November 26, 2005 in Americana | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 25, 2005

Tawchuh, What Tawchuh

November_7_1975 Paul Fusco’s Bitter fruit, documenting the funerals of US soldiers

Not condoning torture (Warning! Graphic denials of allegations of torture). From Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches

Dick and Don's Cabal. A map of the major figures involved in Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld's 2002-3 campaign to invade Iraq

January 26, 1998 - A letter to the president

Greeted with flowers and Saddam’s war crimes

The art of Mark Bryan: March of the cowboy thugs

While We Were Sleeping. Where Was the Media Between Invasion and Murtha?

Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq’s Oil Wealth

"Baghdad Burning" about the recent assassinations

Kurdistan, The Other Iraq. The Government and the peoples of Kurdistan invite you to discover their peaceful region, a place that has practiced democracy for over a decade, a place where the universities, markets, cafes and fair grounds buzz with progress and prosperity and where the people are already sowing the seeds of a brighter future

Much More About The Upcoming War on Syria Here

November 25, 2005 in War in Iraq | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody – Please give thanks today

Affleck_playing_poker Just in time for Christmas: Dogs Playing Poker Drink Coaster Set

Sears Wishbook 1979

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This is usually the day that kicks off Winter/Christmas sales, so most stores have their best deals today. Usually such great deals that people will camp out overnight to be sure to get whatever is on sale. Is it worth the $50 in savings? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It's how much you value your time. It's one thing to wait to get the item, it's another thing to have to wait in line to actually purchase that item. NYT story about how Michael Brim developed the site

Just two days after the opening West Texas Prada store in the middle of the desert, it was vandalized

The Hemorrhoid Cryotherapy Device is a simple, do-it-yourself, means to reduce or remove hemorrhoids. It works by apply freezing temperatures directly to the inflamed tissue

Fragrances of the World

America's #1 book on fire eating: You can eat fire

Soapcards, where your words are always clean no matter what you say. Thank you, Kate

Happy Turkey Day!

Many More Unusual Things To Buy Here

November 24, 2005 in Shopping | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 23, 2005

Slash / slash

Antique Dental Instruments

Now many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon they, too, were wed…
I'm My Own Grandpa. Sung by Ray Stevens

Naked German men by their cars

Amos Latteier built a chainsaw-powered walking machine called the "prosthetic ass". It didn't walk very well. Still, it was named Best Prosthetic Ass in Portland, OR. The prosthetic ass was demonstrated at the Science Faire at the Old Lab in 2000. Happily no one was hurt in the process

Who pays for international mail? Why does the U.S. deliver foreign mail when we don't get any money for the stamps?

Money Making Scheme No. 4675

So You Want To Shoot A Giraffe In The Forehead. Come with me. Up to where giraffe’s brains reside. (From ”Anarchaia”)

Summary of Harry Potter slashfic. (What is Slash fiction, you’re asking). Also, Save Harry from the grasp of Coca-Cola

A giant collection of Art Bikes. (From ”Look At This”)

The What is it? blog. I've been photographing and collecting unusual objects for quite a few years and have just recently started posting them on this site as puzzles for others to figure out what they are. blogger Rob's other blogs

The enduring popularity of El Chavo del Ocho, a Mexican sitcom about a street kid who lives in a barrel. (From ”Slate”)

The All-knitted wedding

Number spirals are very simple. To make one, we just write the non-negative integers on a ribbon and roll it up with zero at the center

Cassette Jam '05

Many More Unusual Oddities and Crazy linkage Here

November 23, 2005 in Odds & Ends | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 22, 2005

Co-blogging with Revilo!

Revilo Out of the blue, I was contacted by one of my illustrator-heroes, the hugely-popular and enormously-famous Oliver Christianson, known as REVILO. (No, not that Revilo Oliver). After some communication, he agreed to co-blog the following post, here on Grow-a-brain. Yippee! Enjoy the following -

First, here are some reasons for liking Revilo’s art: It hurts when I pee, Hang on, Cliff, Flowers, This is you, Informal Survey. More on Revilo’s Cartoons.

The links:

Comic pinbacks, a free reference and research guide for vintage comic pinbacks from the 1890s to the 1950s

Potential Comics UK 001. (From "McGuffin")

Excellent doodles by Grumblebee

Characters in Motion, a compilation of over 90 films by 60 international studios, artists and designers. Music by Pheonix Foundation - Hitchcock

Simpsons body count. How many deaths will it take for the notorious Simpson clan to be brought to justice? How long will the Simpsons' bloody rampage be allowed to run unchecked? What lesson are we teaching our children while this lawless bunch remains free?

Brian Fremly Rocks! And he has a Big Head

Religious Tracts on flickr

The illustration art of Everett Peck, Duckman's daddy

The dark world of Charles Burns

Dream of Becoming a Professional Cartoonist? Get Your Cartoons PUBLISHED and EARN $$$$ Within THREE MONTHS... GUARANTEED! With tuition from world-famous cartoonist, Lou Darvas!)

Everyone loves The Reverend Howard Finster. Finster was the creator of Paradise Gardens Park & Museum, a product of all his folk art and Chattooga County's largest tourist attraction

Re-post: Salad Fingers in search of the perfect rusty spoon. Ah, the feeling of rust! The new David Firth piece Spoilsbury Toast Boy 2 is very disturbing. “I am your grandmother. Yes!”

Li'l Abner

Worst Comic Ever. Uncle Ray in The Spirit, 1947, without question he worst Spirit drawn by anyone, anywhere, at any time

Portfolio by Olivier Kugler

Another Favorite webcomics thread from ‘Ask Metafilter’

This is my tenth “co-blogging” post. (Previous posts here.) Thank you, Oliver! If other bloggers/writers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

Copyright above Oliver Christianson. A giant Collection of Unusual Comics Here

November 22, 2005 in Co-blogged with, Comics & Cartoons | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 21, 2005


Real_estate_art_1 I don't understand why it's so hard to sell this Swedish apartment. (From ”Milk and Cookies”)

Own a piece of America & Become an instant land owner! Now you can actually own property in any state in the country...FREE. All you have to do is select a state on the next page and follow the easy instructions. Within seconds you'll be a proud owner of your very own parcel of land.... FREE. OK, so it's only one square inch of land, but it is land, and it is free. How many of your friends can claim that they own land in Colorado, or California, Hawaii, or even New York? For that matter in any state?

If Dilbert built his own house, he'd start with a list of functional requirements that looked like this:

• Zero maintenance inside and out
• Energy usage approaching zero
• Green building materials when practical
• Healthy indoor air quality
• Practical to build, using local contractors, etc.

Sprawl near San Ramon, California

A New Service Named HomePages Combines Real Estate Listings, Local Data, and Aerial Imagery. More about HomePages. (Thanks, Shawn Zehnder Lea)

Rising from Ruin - Real estate in Hancock County, LA, post-Katrina

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody

Art above by Polish artist Jacek Yerka, found at ”Neatorama”. Many More Unusual Real Estate Stories Here

November 21, 2005 in Real estate | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

November 20, 2005

Zarqawi dead?

Breaking news: Al-Zarqawi killed by explosions in Mosul.

At least one Arab television media outlet reported that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of the al-Qaida in Iraq, was killed in Iraq on Sunday afternoon when eight terrorists blew themselves up in the in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (9AM)

Later: More from Debka

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Bad parents!

Family_of_three Bad parents

What Color Eyes Would Your Children Have?

A 9 sec. Google video - Kid gets hit by basketball

Chinese Babies come with a microwave

Move over Garbage Pail Kids, here come The Krypt Kiddies

Feral children, also known as wild children or wolf children, are children who've grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. They may have been raised by animals (often wolves) or somehow survived on their own. (Probably a repost)

Drawings of aliens by the children the aliens abduct

The focus of the Donor Sibling Registry is to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation who are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. (From a NY Times cover story: Hello, I'm Your Sister. Our Father Is Donor 150)

Seen everywhere: Zubbles colored bubbles

Many More Unusual Links About Kids Here

November 20, 2005 in Kids | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 19, 2005

2B? NT2B?=???

Seven_pocket How Many Animals It Takes To Make A Fur Coat? (From Ueba)

Ronaldinho’s Golden Nike Shoes – Did he really hit the goal post 4 times from that distance?

ICON shoes & handbags printed with modern art images. (From ”Mcguffin”)

Shoewawa’s really Ugly Shoe Of The Week

Welcome to the one-stop website for antique clothing buttons, Vintage buttons, collectible buttons, new and vintage Czech glass Buttons, uniform buttons and lots of button information

The Magic Wardrobe custom costumes. (From The ever Growing Peter Pan's Fashion Collection - Always good to re-visit old cyber-friends)

Inside My Bag. What does your handbag say about you?

Sex And The City - The Look

The Secret Language of $130 Jeans

Many More Unusual Fashion Trends Here

November 19, 2005 in Fashion | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 18, 2005

No unwounded soldiers

Machine_gun Uzi Owner’s Manuals and Uzi Brochures and flyers, at UziTalk

More than 750 participants wearing yellow T-shirts join hands to create the world’s largest “Human Yellow Ribbon” on the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar flight line at the 2005 Miramar Air Show Oct. 15. (A high resolution photo at the bottom)

A Russian multimedia map, Soldiers of the Great War

Air Raid Siren

H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds as eComic

Info on defense spending. How are your 558 billion dollars being spent every year?

The War on Terror as viewed from the Bourne shell

Lars Brüll’s Hell Destroyed

Many More Unusual Links About War and About Peace Here

November 18, 2005 in War | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack