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November 18, 2005

Cyber stalkers

She_blogger Allan Lööf, 93 - Sveriges oldest blogger?. (From Dave Winer, who was born on my 2nd birthday)

Six Figure Blogging! Ten! Thousand! Dollars! A Month! How to make $10,000 a month blogging – Yea, Baby

Steve Rubel’s Ten Blogging Hacks

Broads on Blogs. Is the blogosphere still a man's world?

Vierzig Gesichter

Is Russell Beattie Yahoo’s most incompetent employee? This is what Jacek Rutkowski really, really wants to know. If you really, really, really dislike Russell Beattie, that is definitely the site for you!

More About bloggers and blogging Here

November 18, 2005 in World of Blogging | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 17, 2005

Virals & Freebees

Internet_petition_1 What makes an idea viral? By Seth Godin. “For an idea to spread, it needs to be sent and received”

Jason Fried asks: Would you pay $5/month to use Google? If Google wasn’t free, would you pay $5/month for it? Would you?

A history of Apple Homepages. (From ”Paxtonland”. Also from there: David Lanham Icons)

"I want to..." or "I need to" or "How do I?" These are all questions we all ask all the time. This is a small collection of resources that will help to answer those questions... Now listing over 200 applications

Plagiarist alert! Copyscape uses Google API technology to identify distinctive sentences and phrases from your site and then sniffs around for other sites that use the same or similar phrases. (From ”SiteLines”)

The Flickrization of Yahoo, by Erick Schonfeld

A Natural History of the @ Sign. While in some languages @ is simply called "at," in others, a wide variety of interesting nicknames have been developed for this little symbol. Most are based on the shape of the character, others are more abstract. Some are original and unique, others are derived from other languages

The Transparent Screens meme keeps going & going

Just a little unrelated freebee: "Ária (Cantilena)" from Bachianas Brasileiras nº 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos

More To Life On The Internet Here

November 17, 2005 in Internet | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 16, 2005

Death in the snow

Tessellations Live Japanese laundromat webcam. (From ”Boring webcams”)

How to make Monja-yaki? Monja-yaki ("letter-cake") is similar to Okonomi-yaki, except the batter is more watery and does not use egg

Fruit bus stops. (From ”Cardhouse”)

Origami Tessellations

From 2003: Death in the snow. A body is found in the frozen North Dakota woods. The cops say the dead Japanese woman was looking for the $1m she saw buried in the film Fargo. But the story didn't end there

Re-post: Very Tired Japanese Business Men. (Probably drunk, most of them)

No, I’m not going to link to the morning musume vs. The Lizard game show, since you can see it everywhere else

Vintage Kimonos from Kyoto. (A commercial site)

Many More Unusual Links about Japan Here

November 16, 2005 in Japan | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Words To Live By


An awesome Text-to-Speech Demo from “Natural Voices Project” at the AT&T Labs Research

Buying pants at Marshall’s and other ‘Sexual Euphemisms That Won't Catch On’

‘HelloWorld’ is a term for any simple program or component that verifies the correct functioning of the environment, usually by outputting the words "Hello World''. HelloWorld holds very little value in the learning or evaluation of a language and its constructs. Its primary purpose is to ensure that compiler is in the path, the libraries are in the right place and the build script is sane. Hello World In Many Programming Languages

Numbers from 1 to 10 in Over 5000 Languages. Compiled by the irrepressible Mark Rosenfelder

The Intellectual Poison’s Fictionary, a lexicon of invented words. Example: Ashhole - one of those smoking pricks who walk around blowing smoke like their the only person in existence. Also, List of neologisms on The Simpsons. Many of these are intentional mutations, mispronunciations, amplifications, or portmanteaus of recognizable words which reveal or emphasize aspects of the characters using them.

Reading Test. Apaerpntly olny the frsit and lsat lteetrs need to be in oderr for hmunas to udnretsnad the wrod

The bolshiest English to Nadsat list. Nadsat found in A Clockwork Orange, the book by Anthony Burgess

Illustration above from Words To Live By, a daily vocabulary lesson in a form of a cartoon strip, by Adam Koford. (Found by Mr. Natural)

Weird and wonderful vocabulary from around the world. How come only German has a word for 'a person who leaves without paying the bill' (Zechpreller) or that Albanians need 27 words for moustache?

Many More Unusual Language Links Here

November 16, 2005 in Languages | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

November 15, 2005

When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name

Curious It's official: Nixon to run for governor in '08!

Have you no soul, Mr. President? How the Liberal Media Can Finally Ask the Questions They're Dying to Ask. (From Metachat)

Curious George W. Bush by Dave Itzkoff. (Originally appeared in Maxim in Oct/Sept of 2000)

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of sexually transmitted disease. This disease is contracted through dangerous and high risk behavior. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. (From Anarchaia)

US Facing Crony Shortage. Not Enough Cronies to Fill Government Positions, President Warns. By: Andy Borowitz

Ten years ago, could you have imagined evolution being challenged, ‘affirmative action’ a political liability, or a pregnant GI posing for torture photos? Tom Gilroy is dishing it out

But they jumped off the bridge with me...just because it was my idea to jump doesn't mean I'm to blame”

Become a Republican. (Thank you, Derek)

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a text frequently quoted and reprinted by anti-Semites, purporting to describe a plan to achieve Jewish global domination. It has been proven a hoax by numerous independent investigations during the last hundred years. The Encyclopædia Britannica describes the Protocols as a "fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism in the early 20th century". (From Wikipedia)

Many More Unusual Links About the Biases of The Liberal Media Here

November 15, 2005 in Politics | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else

Can_of_whoopass Message To Justin, Son of Wayne. You suck, Justin, son of Wayne. You suck it hard. Funny thing is, you probably don't even realize just how hard you suck it…

Make your own Homemade Flamethrower. Fun for pyros of all ages

Also, Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot. 5 min 18 sec of excitement for the whole family.

Uncyclopedia about Your mom. Little is verifiably known about your mom. It can be determined with some veracity that she was born sometime in the 20th century as a Cylon, and proceeded to do dick all her life, during which period she created you. (From Jeremy Zawodny's linkblog)

Praying at the German Cheese isles

Poop Today? by JAGoff Productions, with bizarre lyrics

How many bowls of your oat bran cereal would it take to equal the fiber content of one bowl of Super Colon Blow? Guess again. (From ”Milk and Cookies”)

An oldie: The Buttafly Guide to Interpreting Friendster Photos

The archives of The Reverend Gary Birdsong. (From ”Wikipedia”)

World Mouseclicking Competition. Have you got what it takes to be a Big Fast Finger round town? Or are you a bit of a limp clicker?

448 Girl On Girl Action - Who's on top?

At the End of a long working day

A long List of Links That Will Waste Your Time or that are Simply Stupid Here

November 15, 2005 in Waste of Time | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 14, 2005

Truman Streckfus Persons

Capote Yesterday I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Capote movie, a “tragic story of unfulfilled love”, and I loved it. I see so few movies nowadays, as they are so noisy. This one was on purpose quite and slow. The music by Mychael Danna was just right.

Most critics felt the same. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 92% Fresh Reading.

If you saw the movie, you'll appreciate the following; Here’s a beautiful, extended collection of photos related to "In Cold Blood” from Lawrence, KS Journal-World's 40th anniversary of the non-fiction novel .

Capote in Kansas. Written by Ande Parks, a comic book account of Capote and Harper Lee's time researching In Cold Blood

Capote, a Black and White Tribute

Map of Holcomb KS

Elsewhere: A Kenyan camel library

Six Grimms Fairy Tales with 39 Etchings by David Hockney

The Penguin Classic Library: Purchase all 1,082 titles from Amazon. Save: $5,326.34. Only $7,989.50 with free shipping

A virtual walk through James Joyce's Trieste

Home Fweet Home - 71,000 notes related to Joyce's Finnegans Wake

The complete Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Thomas More's Utopia

Many More Unusual Literary Links Here

November 14, 2005 in Books & Literature | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

November 13, 2005

More Nice Words

Happy_to_see_me "Do you read Grow-a-Brain? They always have loads of interesting and bizarre links"...

Don't miss out! Best blog ever! (Thank you, James)

“A truly amazing collection of links”, from “Jolly Cholly”

Always good for a nice word, Charlie ‘Vruba’ Loyd; "Grow-a-Brain’s hype is true: it will increase your IQ. Of the Velvet Underground it’s said that almost no one bought their records, but everyone who did started a band. Grow-a-Brain is like that"...

Nice graphic from Soulaquarium...

“You could lose yourself in there on a lazy Saturday. Consider yourself warned”. From Bleed Cubbie Blue

Brain Headlines from Web Nymph

Excellent site, intelligent and entertaining, from “Is this the world?”

From Whippleworld

I'd buy him a beer, if I'd dare step foot in SoCal anytime soon

“Wonderful distractive fun links”, from Informiorium

A blog I like, from “Teachers' Lounge”

From All About Nothing

From “The Great Leap Forward

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

November 13, 2005 in People are Talking about Grow-a-Brain | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Car vs Boat

Tree_boat Trilobis 65 Floating Home is a semi-submerged
dwelling environment. Reaching 20 meters in length it is designed for habitation by six people at sea. It is ideal for living in bays, atolls and maritime parks

Comments about Le Grand Bleu, apparently the world's fifth-largest private yacht

Dom Mee’s Kite Quest, an attempt to cross the Atlantic solo and unsupported in a 14-foot boat pulled by a kite. More about kite sailing

Car vs Boat vs Bike

Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Newcastle Tall Ships Race 2005

Staten Island Boat Graveyard. Off the shore of Staten Island New York rests a veritable graveyard of decommissioned, scrapped, and abandoned ships of various sizes, ages, and states of decay

The infamous ‘Low Tolerance’ ad from Pleasure Boat Captains for Truth

Illustration above by David Suff. Many More Unusual Boats & Yachts Here

November 13, 2005 in Boating | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Space Mountain

Space_mountain_ride The new Dmobo M900, the Walt Disney phone, with Mickey and Minnie

Walt's Shadow on flickr

The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts. This site covers all of the short subjects Disney made between the years 1922 to the present.

Malt Whiskey

Secrets of The Haunted Mansion

This day in Disney history

Yoda’s list of Jungle Cruise Jokes. Not all of the jokes have been approved for use on the Jungle Cruise. On October 11, 1997, the Orange County Register reported that at least 8 Jungle Cruise skippers had been fired for telling jokes which were either unapproved or not appropriate to the 1938 theming of the attraction

A replica of the Space Mountain ride

Disneyland Paris and other Disney International locations

Many More Unusual Disneyland Links Here

November 13, 2005 in Disney | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

November 12, 2005

Rail Splitting


“Hoist up the flag for Abraham” - Songs of the 1864 Presidential Campaign. (From ”Goodshit”. Source is NSFW!)

Chomp champ a burger with Abe Lincoln

Lincoln Historic Photographs

Lillian Colton’s portrait of Lincoln made of wild rice

Friends of Abe: How to win friends

The Lincoln Lawyer: A Novel by Michael Connelly

Lew Rockwell’s Lincoln archives

Poetry: Abraham Lincoln
his hand and pen
he will be good but
god knows When

Exhibits at the New Lincoln Museum

Want to know more about Lincoln? Just ask

Elsewhere: Brother Bones whistles Sweet Georgia Brown

Many More Unusual Links About Abraham Lincoln and About Richard Nixon Here

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The Next Generation

Star_wars_gif Space Shuttle EVA Space Suit Replica. Get highly detailed replicas of spacesuits, flight suits, and space-crafts for sale and for rental

Moon Thumbnails

Voyager's Golden Record

Watch PBS’s The Elegant Universe (3 hours)

The successful launching of the Shenzhou V, the Divine Vessel, on 15 October 2003, with taikonaut Yang Liwei on board, marked a giant leap forward in the Chinese space program that saw its origins in the 1960s

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Wikipedia on Star Trek. (I actually never seen even one of the 726 episodes and ten motion pictures). Buy 212 Star Trek DVDs in one package

Everything Skylab

It is impossible to identify a meteorite from a photograph. Often, however, we can say “This is almost certainly not a meteorite” by looking at a photograph... The tongue-in-cheek term for a rock that is not a meteorite is a Meteorwrong

Many More unusual links about space travel Here

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

November 11, 2005

Birth of Modern Punk


Miro - Animated music short commissioned by MaGiC Studios, based on the piano piece by Bach. Target audience are children from 3 to 5 years old

Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band

Honey, Where You Been So Long? - Pre-war blues. ‘Put some sugar in my bowl’

Did you know that when Brian Jones died, the Rolling Stones first offered his place in the band to the then-unknown Michael Palin? Other interesting pieces of pop music trivia that you know (that are 100% false)

Coverpop, a world music instruments. An interactive mosaic, made of tiny images, such as magazine covers

Fiona Apple 1997 MTV Video Awards as interpreted Janeane Garofalo and lip synched by Chris Glass

Thelonious Monk meets Dr. Seuss. March 2, 2004, was the 100th birthday of Dr. Seuss. On that day, I went into the production studio at Jazz90.1 with a copy of Green Eggs And Ham and a recording of the Thelonious Monk tune "Blue Monk."

Plaque marks first Sex Pistols gig, 30 years ago. (From ”Monkey Filter”)

We like the moon, from Joel Veitch (“Rather Good”)

Let's Dance With The Three Suns

The Official Los Straitjckets Website, instrumental surf music

Joseph Campbell & The Grateful Dead

Marching Bands on flickr

(Baby piano photo above from Twink.) Many More Unusual Musicians and their Music Here

November 11, 2005 in Music_ | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

November 10, 2005


Ten_most_wanted Map of Chicago's Gangland from authentic sources: designed to inculcate the most important principles of piety and virtue in young persons, and graphically portray the evils and sin of large cities, 1931

More than you ever wanted to know about Organized Crime. (From ”Ritilan”)

Young Robbers Struck A Pose

Prisoners, Families and Friends. Are you tired of seeing you and your family in dozens of photos taken in the Visiting Room over the years ... all with the same old boring Visiting Room backdrops? Photos Beyond The Wall now offers what you've been waiting for ... We take you out of the visiting room and place you "inside" the romantic or exotic location of your choice

G.O.P.S. What’s you’re gonna do when they come for you? By Mark Fiore

Tom DeLay To Star In Jailhouse Rock Remake

John Douglas, criminal profiler, will be glad to sign books for you if you send them in a self-addressed container with proper return postage in the form of US Postage Service stamps or pre-printed labels with postage

United States Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted

(Book cover above is some kind of Mormon Memorabilia). Many More Unusual Links about Crime and Punishment Here

November 10, 2005 in Crime & Punishment | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

No te pagamos por pensar. Un trabajador sin cerebro es un trabajador feliz. Cállate y haz tu trabajo

Office_girl_1 From “Slow Wave” - Job environment was not the best

Sergey Brin's Resume (1996)

25 Words That Can Hurt Your Résumé. Instead of making empty claims to demonstrate your work ethic, use brief, specific examples to demonstrate your skills. In other words, show, don't tell

Cosplayers in office settings

I work with fools, where you can read or anonymously share work related stories about the foolish coworkers and bosses we all deal with daily

“Crap. It's Wednesday afternoon and I already have Friday brain”. Overheard in the Office

Seven Questions Employees Should Ask Before Joining a Startup. If you are receiving employee options, what is the number of fully-diluted outstanding shares?

Alphabetical index of Occupational Titles provided by the United States Department of Labor. From Abalone Diver to Zoo Veterinarian

(Graphic above by Andrew Hickinbottom. Translation by Microsiervos). Many More Unusual Career Moves Here

November 10, 2005 in Jobs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack